Is It Because I Is Megan?

My post ‘And The Raven Was Called Sin…’ touched on Megan Lloyd George doing her I Is A Woman Bit when she was in pursuit of the nomination as the Liberal candidate for Anglesey in 1928. Megan’s biggest USP was that she was Megan, daughter of the Old Goat; Megan had been brought up in No 10 Downing Street and was friends with some of the most powerful statesmen and families in Europe and the British Empire. The Lloyd Georges were constructed as the Royal Family Of Wales and in 1923 Megan had opened the dancing at a ceremonial ball in Canada by her knees-up with the Prince of Wales See the source imageof the Saxe-Coburg-Gotha clan of Buck House fame ie. the man who subsequently caused a trauma by marrying Mrs Simpson; Megan knew him. Megan was close friends with other young woman like herself, privileged High Society social butterflies, in particular Thelma Cazalet and Ursula Thrope, Mr Thrope’s mother.

I discussed Mr Thrope’s career and his parents in some detail in ‘Devonshire Cream and Fudge’, but I’ll remind readers of the essentials. Ursula -HERE –

Ursula’s husband, Mr Thrope’s father, John Henry Thorpe (7 August 1887-31 October 1944) was the Tory MP for Manchester Rusholme, 1919-23. John Thorpe was succeeded in his seat by Liberal Charles Masterman, who was a forebear of Crispin Masterman QC, (see post ‘A Nauseating Sight’), the barrister who acted for Gwynedd Health Authority when Gwynedd HA took me to the High Court in Cardiff in May 1990. Crispin ignored stacks of documentary evidence of very serious criminality on the part of the Gang. Crispin even read out in Court extracts from some pages to demonstrate my ‘harassment’ of Dafydd et al yet ignored text on the same page that demonstrated criminality on their part towards me and other people. Even if Crispin wasn’t in the least concerned that Dafydd had set his drug dealer’s Doberman on me, surely Crispin should have raised concerns with regard to the same dog when, having failed to attack me because I knew how to deal with a dangerous dog, Dafydd’s dog attacked two police officers, trapping them in their car? The officers had to be rescued. Crispin read all about that incident and highlighted one sentence in Court from the written detailed account and followed up with the comment ‘This is how obsessed she is M’Lud’. Mr Justice Malcolm Pill – subsequently Lord Justice Malcolm Pill – read the same document and nodded sagely. See previous posts eg. ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’ and ‘The Bitterest Pill’ for details, including details of Malcolm Pill’s biography.

Malcolm Pill came from Cardiff, went to the same school as the Ale Twat and is of Gray’s Inn a la William Mars-Jones, Lord Elwyn-Jones, Lord John Morris, Michael Mansfield, St Helena and so many more friends of the Gang. Everyone else in the Court also knew that the documents used by Crispin to illustrate my Obsession and Harassment demonstrated the most serious crimes on the part of those claiming that I had been Harassing them.

Here’s what Aberystwyth University’s website said about Malcolm Pill when the University made him an Honorary Fellow in 2011:

14 July 2011

…Sir Malcolm Thomas Pill has had a distinguished career in the practice of the law as Counsel and Queen’s Counsel and in the administration of justice as Recorder, Judge of the Queen’s Bench Division and as a Lord Justice of Appeal. He is the longest-serving Long Justice of Appeal, and the most senior member of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.

Malcolm Pill who helped the Gang at the heart of an international VIP paedophile/trafficking ring See the source imagewhile the North Wales Police were investigating the possibility that there was such a ring operating in north Wales/Cheshire but closed the investigation in Sept 1992 declaring that no evidence of any such ring had been found.

His very distinguished career as counsel and judge was centred on Wales and more particularly Cardiff where he practised as counsel and sat as Recorder and judge until his elevation to the Court of Appeal in 1995. 

1995: the year of the Genocide of Insider Witnesses, including: Peter Cook, Nicholas Fairbairn, Viv Stanshall, Kenny Everett, Geraint Morgan QC/Bing Spear/Peter Morrison – all within days of each others in July; David Ennals; Sir Charles Evans and many more

In Feb 1995, John Allen was jailed for the second or third time for the abuse of kids in care. In Feb 1995, Hefin Davies, the Chairman of Gwynedd Community Health Trust, wrote to Tony Lane, the Trust’s lawyer based in Caernarfon, if there was anything at all for which the Trust could prosecute me, after receiving yet another letter from Brown confirming that in Aug 1987 Dafydd had tried to bribe me into withdrawing my complaint about him. Hefin Davies had already taken advice from Andrew Park, the bent Welsh Office lawyer with regard to this; Park had been the lawyer who had prepared the ‘evidence’ for the May 1990 High Court case against me in front of er Malcolm Pill. See the source imageSee the source imageIn the summer of 1995, everyone was told that Dafydd had retired and Denbigh had closed; neither was true. For details of other Crazy 1995 Events, including Dafydd’s extraordinary letters to the MDU and numerous senior people in the Wales NHS – that followed the discovery of Tony Francis in my back garden in the dark one evening shining a torch into my bedroom window See the source image – that denounced me as being a Dangerous Menace to Dafydd, see eg. ‘The Price Is Right’. Dafydd’s letters followed repeated complaints from F and I to a number of authorities that Dafydd was sexually abusing patients and serious complaints were not being investigated.See the source image

1995 was an exciting year for the Gang’s partners at St George’s Hospital Medical School as well. Bodger and Malcolm Pearce were caught out in a huge medical research fraud in mid-1994. Sir William Asscher – who had spent much of his career in Cardiff, concealing the Gang’s crimes in Wales as well as the molesting of George Thomas et al – saved Bodger’s skin and Malcolm was the scapegoat, being dismissed from his job in Dec 1994. Bodger came from Cardiff, where his dad had been Secretary to the Lord Mayor of Cardiff; Bodger went to Llandaff Cathedral School and Cowbridge Grammar (that’s how Bodger knew Sir Anthony Hopkins) and then Trained at UCL/UCH. Bodger was protected because of his close links to Royal Docs such as Sir Hugh Pinker – who delivered William and Harry – and because he was such a big player in the Westminster Paedophile Ring. In June 1995 Malcolm was struck off by the GMC after Bodger gave evidence against him. Much was made in the media of the Brilliant Top Doc who’s career and life were now in ruins and how him publishing rubbish was inexplicable. So were the claims that the whole world Knew Nuzzing about the matter, there were a great many people in on the scam. Furthermore Malcolm produced Expert Evidence at the GMC hearing that he was suffering from manic depression. I’d be interested to know which bent psychiatrist was put up to that because Bodger and Malcom used to roar with laughter at psychiatrists and hold them in contempt and showed little regard for anyone who was (even just accused of) being an Empowered Service User. However Malcolm did have a drink problem which was well-known even when I worked for him in 1990…

Neither was Malcolm Ruined when he was struck off, no-one would dare leave Malcolm without an income and a grudge, he knew about the grandest in London and elsewhere and the international trafficking ring and he knew about Jimmy Savile as well, Malcolm having Trained/worked in Leeds. Malcom was given a job in a barristers Chambers advising on clinical negligence cases. Others who were part of Malcolm’s Leeds network were Jimmy Shroff, who Trained as a GP with D.G.E. Wood, then rocked up at St George’s just after I arrived there, then worked at Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds. Jimmy died all of a sudden in 2004 of pancreatic cancer, just like David Ennals. Jimmy’s widow works as a dietician for the Betsi Health Board. Simon Leeson was one of the Leeds crowd who knew Malcolm, Jimmy and er the other Jimmy as well, Savile, Simon arriving to work for Gwynedd Health Authority in the mid-1990s.

[Pill] also became 3rd Secretary at the Foreign Office and spent a period in Geneva at the United Nations Human Rights Commission. He was chairman of the Welsh Centre of the United Nations Association Trust and later became chairman of the Welsh Centre for International Affairs and for a period of some nine years he was the chairman of the United Kingdom Committee of the Freedom from Hunger Campaign.

The Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Pill will be presented by Winston Roddick QC, Vice President of Aberystwyth University.

Roddick grew up in Caernarfon, went to school in C/fon and in Malta, became a policeman in Liverpool, then became a barrister. Roddick was later Counsel General for Wales (the Welsh Gov’ts senior legal adviser) and also served as North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner. Roddick was/is active in the Liberals/Lib Dems.

Presentation of Sir Malcolm Thomas Pill as Fellow of Aberystwyth University by Mr Winston Roddick QC, Vice President of Aberystwyth University.

Is Ganghellor, Vice Chancellor

It is my pleasure and honour to present Sir Malcolm Thomas Pill for investiture as an Honorary Fellow of this University.

Sir Malcolm has had a distinguished career in the practice of the law as counsel and Queen’s Counsel and in the administration of justice as Recorder, Judge of the Queen’s Bench Division and as a Lord Justice of Appeal.

He was called to the Bar (Gray’s Inn) in 1962, and was a Recorder of the Crown Court from 1976 to 1987. He became a Queen’s Counsel in 1978, and was appointed a High Court Judge (Queen’s Bench Division) and awarded a knighthood in 1988, and served until 1995 in that division of the High Court. From 1989 to 1993, as Mr. Justice Pill, he was Presiding Judge of this circuit, then known as the Wales and Chester Circuit. In 1995, he became Lord Justice of Appeal and a member of the Privy Council. He is the longest-serving Lord Justice of Appeal, and the most senior member of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.See the source imageHis very distinguished career as counsel and judge was centred on Wales and more particularly Cardiff where he practised as counsel and sat as Recorder and judge until his elevation to the Court of Appeal in 1995. No one knew our circuit better or was more worthy of it and certainly no other holder of the position of Senior Presiding Judge took greater pride in the fact that he was the holder of that position on a circuit which regards him as one of its very own…

…Malcolm Pill was born into a Cardiff family. The Pills came from Cornwall to work in the Cardiff Docks in the 1860s and they settled in Grangetown See the source imagewhere they became members of the Clive Street Baptist Chapel.

Sunny Jim’s constituency covered Cardiff Docklands; Sunny Jim was a Baptist.See the source image

Sir Malcolm’s father became a barrister’s clerk in Park Place Cardiff from where Sir Malcolm himself later practised as a barrister and how proud his father would have been to know that his son had achieved so distinguished a career in the law both as a barrister and judge.See the source image

He was educated at what was then the well-renowned state grammar school Whitchurch Grammar School, situated on Penlline Road, Whitchurch, another famous alumnus of which is Rhodri Morgan, the former First Minister of the Welsh Assembly Government.  From Whitchurch Grammar school he won a place at Trinity College, Cambridge from which he graduatedSee the source imageSee the source image

After Cambridge, Sir Malcolm went on to The Hague where he gained the Diploma of the Hague Academy of International Law.  He later became 3rd Secretary at the Foreign Office and spent a period in Geneva at the United Nations Human Rights Commission. He became chairman of the Welsh Centre of the United Nations Association Trust

Dafydd’s friend Menai Williams, the former Deputy Principal of the Normal College, Bangor, was a leading light in the UNA for decades. Menai was from a high profile Welsh Nonconformist Liberal family who were friends with the Old Goat’s family. As a new graduate Tuppence worked as a fundraiser for the UNA; being Tuppence he parted company with the UNA after allegations of Irregularities With The Funds.See the source image

and later became chairman of the Welsh Centre for International Affairs and for a period of some nine years he was the chairman of the United Kingdom Committee of the Freedom from Hunger Campaign.

Sir Malcolm Pill is therefore much more than a lawyer and a judge; he is an internationalist with a deep sense of caring…See the source imageHe took with him to the bench as a judge that intuitive understanding of the various conditions of and circumstances in which people live and endure…

Wales’ constitutional landscape has changed radically since 1998 and although the administration of justice is not a devolved responsibility, the impact of devolution on the administration of justice in Wales has been remarkable. Our judges do not and cannot engage in political matters

My documentation demonstrates clearly that my High Court appearances in 1990 were the result of collusion on the part of the BMA, Top Docs at St George’s and their colleagues, Tories disillusioned with Thatch – the charge being led by Hezza – and the security services, with the intention of removing Thatch as PM and concealing the Westminster Paedophile Ring. My encounter with Pill in Cardiff High Court in May 1990 was followed in July 1990 by an attempt to have me imprisoned by Justice – later Lord Justice – John Roch in Chester Court  on the grounds that I had repeatedly breached a High Court Injunction obtained by Gwynedd County Council against me. The Injunction was obtained in Feb 1990 from Leeds High Court, issued by Sir John Kay, on the perjury of two Gwynedd social workers, Keith Fearns and Jackie Brandt. Fearns and Brandt perjured themselves again in Chester in July 1990, along with their colleagues Maggie Fookes, a social worker employed by Gwynedd CC and Bob Ingham, a CPN employed by Gwynedd HA. The perjury was so extensive in Chester that some 14 or 15 charges against me were thrown out immediately. No-one commented.

Documents in my possession demonstrate that all lawyers and judges involved with both cases knew that evidence had been fabricated, perjury was industrial and that the witnesses had not seen their affidavits that they had sworn and signed until they turned up to give evidence against me in Court. Documentation also shows that in the Chester hearing, the Court and Judge had been altered just before the hearing and that my barrister Suzanne Evans was intentionally not told; she went to the wrong Court, thus arriving very late for my case and didn’t have time to meet me or discuss the case. Court officials were in on the conspiracy, the perjurers had been sent a handwritten note from Ron Evans, the crooked Gwynedd CC lawyer telling them to arrive at the (correct) Court at a particular time, to introduce themselves to a particular official, who would show them the evidence with which they had to ‘familiarise’ themselves. Not having seen it before.

Jackie – the dog!!

LORD JUSTICE JOHN ROCH. He was subsequently one of three Appeal Court Judges who determined libel damages in DATE, after a case brought by Esther against the Mirror Group who had published an article alleging that Esther was hypocritical, insincere and had failed to warn anyone about a paedophile teacher. In 1987 I wrote to Esther about north Wales, providing names, dates, venues and details of the crimes of the Gang. Towards the end of 1993 I wrote to Michael Mansfield about Gwynedd Social Services.

After I was not imprisoned at the July 1990 Chester Court case, Andrew Park wrote to numerous parties explaining that he would now be compiling a Dossier of my activities and could he have as much info as possible. Most fortuitously, a senior member of staff at Denbigh Knew that I had rung an administrator, Kay Hemsley SPELL and made threats towards an Angel just when Andrew had declared that he would compile his dossier. Andrew explained that he needed evidence in future that It Woz Me Wot Dun It. Incredibly enough, I rang Kay again days later, made more threats and Kay knew that it was me, having Recognised My Voice from the previous threatening call. Andrew thus had the Evidence needed and Kay literally signed the statement that had been prepared for her on the dotted line.

The day before OR AFTER?? CHECK, Peter Morrison, who utilised services provided by Dafydd and the Gang, had been appointed PPS to Thatch.

The High Court cases of 1990 were assisted by then then Home Secretary David Waddington being a barrister of Gray’s Inn.

Secretary of State for Wales, 4 May 1990-27 May 1993 and again, 26 June 1995-5 July 1995, was Lord David Hunt, a lawyer who is now the Big Boss of International Law Firm DAC Beachcroft, who handle work for the MDU.

See eg. ‘The Bitterest Pill’.

David Hunt grew up in Denbighshire and knew the Gang from his days in the Young Tories in the late 1950s. Hunt was the Tory MP for Wirral (which became Wirral West) 11 March 1976-1 May 1997, succeeding Selwyn Lloyd who held the seat, 5 July 1945-11 March 1976.

Selwyn was a family friend of the Lloyd Georges. He was so close to Megan when they were young that they were expected to marry. Selwyn Lloyd was born on 28 July 1904 in West Kirby, Cheshire. His father John Wesley Lloyd (1865-1954) was a dental surgeon of Welsh descent and a Methodist lay preacher; his mother Mary Rachel Warhurst (1872-1959) was distantly related to Field Marshal Sir John French.  Selwyn was educated at the Leas School. He won a scholarship to Fettes College in 1918. At Fettes, Selwyn became embroiled in a homosexual scandal as a junior boy. He was nicknamed “Jezebel” after his initials (JSBL), but was deemed to be the innocent party, and escaped punishment whilst three older boys were expelled.

In October 1923 Selwyn went up to Magdalene College, Cambridge, where A. C. Benson was Master. There he was a friend of the future Archbishop Michael Ramsey. In October 1924 Selwyn’s sister Eileen sailed to India to marry and work as a Top Doc. She died there the following January, aged 25.

Lloyd was an active Liberal as a young man, and in March 1925 he entertained H. H. Asquith at Magdalene after a Liberal Party meeting at the Cambridge Guildhall. Selwyn became President of the Cambridge University Liberal Club. Lloyd was also an active debater in the Cambridge Union Society, where his sparring-partners included Rab Butler, Patrick Devlin, Hugh Foot, Alan King-Hamilton and Geoffrey Lloyd.

During the General Strike of May 1926 Lloyd, who earlier that year had begun eating dinners at Gray’s Inn with a view to qualifying as a barrister, volunteered as a Special Constable. The Old Goat had become Liberal Leader and was injecting money and ideas into the Liberal Party, and was keen to attract promising young candidates. Selwyn Lloyd was a frequent speaker for the Liberal Party from 1926 onwards. In 1926 Selwyn toyed, not entirely seriously, with the idea of joining the Labour Party.

Lloyd was elected Secretary of the Cambridge Union for Lent Term 1927, putting him on track to be Vice-President for Easter (summer) Term 1927, then President in Michaelmas 1927. He took office as President in June 1927. At Selwyn’s retiring debate in November 1927 Samuel Hoare and Rab Butler (then being selected as Tory candidate for Saffron Walden) spoke.

Lloyd was the unsuccessful Liberal candidate at Macclesfield in 1929; Megan campaigned for him. After this Selwyn concentrated on his legal career; he was called to the Bar in 1930. Lloyd was sympathetic to Oswald Mosley‘s New Party in 1930-1, and was disappointed that it made so little headway. Selwyn declined to stand again for Macclesfield as a Liberal in 1931 and thought the rump National Liberal Party not worth joining. Lloyd voted Conservative for the first time in 1931.

Selwyn joined Hoylake Urban District Council on 19 April 1932, for Grange Ward. For three years he was Chairman of the Estates Finance Committee and became the youngest-ever Chairman of the council at the age of 32. As Chairman of the Council, Selwyn was in charge of the local Coronation festivities in 1937, an event which he used to strengthen his links with the TA. He continued to serve on the council until 1940.

Lloyd considered himself a Conservative from the mid-1930s, but did not formally join the Conservative Party until he was selected as a Parliamentary candidate in 1945.

Lloyd became a reserve officer in 1937. In January 1939 he helped to raise a second line unit of the Royal Horse Artillery in the North-West. Selwyn was commissioned into the regular Army on 27 June 1939 and by August he was an acting Captain and acting Brigade Major to Brigadier Cherry, (Commander, Royal Artillery) of the 55th (West Lancashire) Infantry Division, a first-line TA formation.

On the outbreak of war Brigadier Cherry sponsored Lloyd for the Staff College, Camberley. Many of those sent to the Staff College in 1939 were barristers, businessmen, school and university teachers thought likely to have an aptitude for staff work; Brian Horrocks was one of his instructors. He was appointed BMRA (Brigade major, Royal Artillery) to Brigadier Cherry, despite “not knowing anything about guns etc”. By the spring of 1940 the 55th Division was on duty defending the Suffolk Coast against possible invasion. In February 1941, by now an acting Major, he was a General Staff Officer Grade 2 at the HQ of Major General Charles Allfrey‘s 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division, another first-line TA formation. The division was part of XII Corps, commanded by Lieutenant General Andrew Thorne, but he was replaced in April 1941 by Lieutenant General Bernard Montgomery, who soon noted Lloyd as a promising officer. Montgomery was promoted to command South-Eastern Command at Reigate (he soon renamed it “South Eastern Army”) and on 18 December 1941 Lloyd was posted to join him. By 1942, Lloyd was a Lieutenant Colonel on the staff. On 6 November, Lloyd was promoted to temporary Lieutenant-Colonel (war-substantive Major).

In the spring of 1943 Lloyd was posted to the staff of the Second Army, whose General Officer Commanding (GOC) was Lieutenant General Sir Kenneth Anderson, which was then being formed for participation in Operation Overlord. On 14 December 1943, Lloyd was promoted to acting Colonel and by February 1944 was Deputy Chief of Staff of the Second Army, now commanded by Lieutenant General Sir Miles Dempsey. By March 1944 Montgomery, who, after commanding the Eighth Army in North Africa, Sicily and Italy, had returned to England in late December 1943 to take command of the 21st Army Group, knew Lloyd well enough to call him “Selwyn”. Lloyd grew particularly close to Dempsey, who remained a personal friend for the rest for their lives.

In October 1944, although not yet a member of the Conservative Party, Selwyn accepted an invitation to apply for the Conservative candidacy for the Wirral, where the sitting MP was retiring. In January 1945, Selwyn was unanimously adopted as the Conservative candidate whilst home on leave.

Lloyd was promoted to acting Brigadier on 8 March 1945.

Lloyd was with the Allied forces which liberated Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. WILF ABSE ETC Lloyd was also sent by Dempsey to identify Heinrich Himmler‘s body after his suicide. Selwyn retired from the Territorial Army Reserve on 2 March 1955 with the honorary rank of Colonel.

Lloyd was elected to the House of Commons to represent Wirral in the 1945 General Election. Lloyd entered the House at the same time as Tory Toby Low, a Brigadier. LOW HERE – CWM CROESOR LINK

Lloyd became a member of the “Young Turks” faction of the Conservative Party. He stood out amongst the small contingent of Tory MPs in the 1945-50 Parliament and worked closely with both Anthony Eden and Rab Butler.

Lloyd continued his legal career. He was the Recorder of Wigan, 1948-51.

Lloyd gave a dissenting voice on the Beveridge Broadcasting Committee, and was sometimes known as “The Father of Commercial Television” after his minority report of 1949 helped inspire the setting-up of ITV in 1955. Lloyd believed that competition would help to raise standards, although in later life he came to be disappointed at how much of TV time was given over to entertainment.

INFO FROM BOOK here

When the Conservatives returned to power under Churchill in 1951, Lloyd served under Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden as Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, 1951-54. In June 1952 Lloyd and Field Marshal Lord Alexander (Minister of Defence) visited Korea, first calling on Alexander’s old subordinate General Mark Clark, now UN Supreme Commander in the Region, then the South Korean leader Syngman Rhee, then the Korean battlefield. They returned via Ottawa (where Alexander had recently been Governor-General) and Washington, where they visited President Truman.

REST OF SELWYN INFO  HERE

Peter Morrison, who’s sister Dame Mary spent a lifetime as Woman-of-the-Bedchamber to Brenda:

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Politicians in the Welsh Office played a major role in the events of 1990 that led to Thatch being deposed. DETAILS OF THE VOTING PATTERNS HERE

but that does not mean they will not wish to influence how our unitary system of justice is administered within the devolved state.

When I -Winston Roddick] became Counsel General, I knew that many of the skills and many of the lessons the then new Assembly needed to master would need to be learned through observation of other jurisdictions.See the source image Lord Justice Pill’s international outlook and his experience and knowledge of the institutions of Europe and how justice is administered in other European jurisdictions as well as his position on the recently formed Council of the Judges of Wales is proving to be invaluable in these post-devolution days. He is proving to be the right person in the right place at the right time in that he understands the nature and significance of the constitutional changes and of how the administration of justice in Wales needs to reflect these and can reflect them without diluting its independence or that of the judiciary from the Welsh Government. His address to the 2009 Legal Wales Conference in Cardiff will, in my view, prove to be seminal in its effect on the administration of justice in Wales as it evolves and develops side by side and in step with devolution…

 

John Thorpe was the eldest son of the Venerable John Henry Thorpe, Archdeacon of Macclesfield. He was educated at St John’s School, Leatherhead and Trinity College, Oxford. Thorpe trained as a barrister – later becoming Recorder of Blackburn See the source imageSee the source image– and entered the Commons in 1919 as Tory MP for Manchester Rusholme. During his tenure, John Thorpe married Ursula Norton-Griffiths (the eldest daughter of John Norton-Griffiths) on 19 December 1922. The Old Goat was PM when Mr Thrope’s dad was in the Commons.

Gwynne

Megan had many men friends, all privileged people from powerful families, mostly men in politics, some of with whom she was discussing Uganda. Megan’s friendships spanned the spectrum of political life which was standard at the time. It mattered little to many people whether one was a Communist or a member of the BUF; some families such as the Mitfords contained members of both and Oswald Mosley moved from the Labour Party to the BUF. What counted was one’s family, social circle, school, university, regiment etc.

Megan’s Appeal To Women did the trick on Anglesey, her nomination was supported by Liberal Party women’s groups, but then Megan’s nomination was supported by very nearly everyone in the Liberal Party, including Sir Robert Thomas, the sitting Liberal MP for Anglesey – who had suddenly found himself with ‘financial problems’ causing him to decide not to stand again after Megan decided that she fancied being the Liberal MP for Anglesey – as well as the Rev Hughes, the most powerful Nonconformist Minister on Anglesey, son of future Labour politician Lord Cledwyn Hughes. A Col Williams challenged Megan for the nomination, dared allege a campaign of dirty tricks and vote rigging on the part of Megan’s supporters, and was flattened among the howls of outrage from Megan’s camp. See ‘And The Raven Was Called Sin…’

By the time that Megan was in pursuit of the nomination as the Liberal candidate for Anglesey in 1928, the Old Goat had served as PM and acquired an impressive reputation for serious corruption and people who did cross the path of the Lloyd Georges, unless they were particularly grand, found that Fings Would Break.

Megan’s appeal to Wimmin was pretty much the same as every other Political Woman’s Appeal To Wimmin of that era; an appeal in essence for solidarity from other privileged women, usually the daughters/wives of powerful men from powerful political families, who had little interest in and even less knowledge of poor women, no matter what the election rhetoric was. For Megan et al poor women were their servants. That was how society worked, even the biggest Wimmin sympathisers on the Feminist Left saw poor women as a category apart who could get by in far grimmer circumstances than they could, a la the owners/managers of slave plantations who believed that black people were constitutionally suited to working on cotton plantations because the labour and heat from the sun would kill white people.

It is only since researching for this blog that I have been struck by how many of these early Wimmin Politicians hailed as breakers of glass ceilings, Feminist Champs etc were from families at the centre of organised abuse and facilitated organised abuse themselves. I knew that some of them had and I knew that Nice Lady Doctors and other welfare workers were used as a front for some terrible things and not always because they were Oppressed and Forced to do so by Men, but I was unaware of the scale on which this took place. It was standard practice. It would be unfair to suggest that Megan was alone in this, she absolutely wasn’t and she was by no means the first to do so either.

The harsh reality is that no matter what Megan and the Little Women who got into Parliament/became high profile figures said, women who did take a more radical stance were very rarely allowed through the gates as it were, by definition. Those who did Take A Stand often Took A Stand not to take up seats in Parliament or other Establishment positions. The first woman elected to Parliament was Constance Markievicz, elected as an MP in 1918, but as Constance Countess Markiewicz.jpgwas an Irish Republican she did not take her seat.

If one finds something seriously dreadful and wrong, one cannot just hold one’s nose and join in; Parliament is no place for genuine radicals and it certainly wasn’t when Megan was there. It’s why all those former lefties who declared their intention to Reform The Lords From Within when they changed the Principles of a lifetime and accepted a peerage didn’t Reform The Lords From Within; the Lords is only looking a bit wobbly now because it is so disgraced and discredited that membership isn’t worth what it once was. The near impossibility of Reforming Dominant Cohorts and Institutions From Within is why entryism was invented. Image result for derek hatton neil kinnock labour conference 1985 imagesSee the source image

So unless some old revolutionaries had infiltrated the Lloyd Georges, Lloyd George museum at Llanystumdwy - geograph.org.uk - 1309904.jpgMegan was not going to constitute a Radical Voice no matter what was said about her or what she said about herself.

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Deirdre Spart As An Older Woman:See the source image

My how things haven’t changed. Then:

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Lord Frank Byers Calling, Lord Frank Byers Calling. Northern Asian Woman Lisa’s granddad Lord Frank features in Mervyn Jones’s biography of Megan…See the source image

Megan was a mover and shaker in the Woman Power Committee, established in March 1940. The Woman Power Committee was established by MPs who made an issue of sex discrimination in the WW II effort; the only MPs likely to do this were women, of which there were about a dozen at the time. The Woman Power Committee wonderfully illustrates the feminism of Megan and indeed what constituted feminism at the time. Tory, Liberal and Labour women MPs worked together on the Woman Power Committee, their common binding factor being women, although it could be argued that the overarching common factor was that they were privileged women.

The Woman Power Committee was formed in March 1940 at a meeting at the grand London house, No. 4 St. James’s Square, of Viscountess Nancy Astor, Tory MP for Plymouth Sutton, 28 November 1919-5 July 1945. Nancy was the First Woman To Take Up Her Seat In Parliament. Constance Markiewicz, the first woman to be elected to the Commons, said of Lady Astor that she was “of the upper classes, out of touch”. Although Constance had been in Holloway prison for Sinn Féin activities during her election and other suffragettes had been imprisoned for arson, when Nancy Astor was met at Paddington station on the day after her election by a crowd of suffragettes including unnamed women who had been imprisoned and on hunger strike, one said “This is the beginning of our era. I am glad to have suffered for this.”See the source image

Nancy succeeded her husband in her Plymouth Sutton seat, Waldorf, 2nd Viscount Astor, who before that was the MP for Plymouth, 19 December 1910-25 November 1918. Waldorf served in the Old Goat’s Gov’t, including as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health, 24 June 1919-7 April 1921. Nancy Astor was a ‘strong feminist’. In spite of this, in the wake of the Profumo Affair of which Nancy’s family in particular her son William Waldorf Astor II, 3rd Viscount Astor were central, Nancy blamed Bill’s wife Bronwen for the sordid mess Bill and Bronwen Astor.jpgand forced Bronwen and her two young children out of Cliveden, constructing Bronwen as a Welsh slapper.

Bronwen’s dad was High Court judge Sir Alun Pugh from Carmarthenshire, although the family home was in Hampstead. Bronwen had been to boarding school in Dolgellau, the home town of Ioan Bowen Rees, Chief Executive of Gwynedd County Council, 1980-91, during Peak Paedophilia. Prior to that Ioan had been County Secretary for Dyfed CC, which embraced the former Carmarthenshire CC that had existed prior to the 1973/74 local authority reorganisation. Ioan’s dad was a Master at Dolgellau Grammar School, and Ioan and Bronwen were just one year apart in age. Ioan’s parents were both UCNW graduates; his mother had been one of the first women graduates in Wales, UCNW having been one of the colleges that led the way on the admission of women. After the activities at Cliveden were exposed, Bronwen was, it was made clear, little better than the Tarts who had been welcomed at Cliveden for years, one of whom, Mandy Rice-Davies, was from Llanelli in Carmarthenshire.

Bronwen was not the first wife of Nancy’s son Bill who didn’t live up to expectations. Bill Astor’s first wife Sarah ‘Sally’ Norton, a good friend of Trumpers (see ’95 Glorious Years!’), was hopeless for a number of reasons, in particular her failure to speedily produce a male heir. It was of course Bill who was substantially to blame, it is the male partner who determines the gender of a baby, but I doubt that Nancy, Bill or even Sarah knew that and who knows which partner was responsible for any fertility problems that Sarah may have had. Sarah did eventually produce the required baby, William Waldorf Astor III, 4th Viscount Astor, who is now married to Samantha Cameron’s mum Annabel. Sam’s stepdad penned an article some five years ago explaining that none of the Astors really knew Stephen Ward, the Society Osteopath who supplied the Tarts for the Ugandan discussions at Cliveden and that ‘we children’ were frightened of wicked old Stephen. So how Stephen Ward managed to have his own house in the grounds of Cliveden, See the source imagenumber so many of the Astors’ circle as his close friends as well as his patients, spend so much time with them, paint their portraits – Stephen painted a portrait of Phil the Greek, however did they bump into each other? See the source image– and feature in numerous photos with them at social events I cannot understand. Perhaps Sam’s mum’s husband preferred the company of the Real Docs who were behind it all but who were never named, Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist and that Nice Young Doctor who boasted of his Love Of Children, Dafydd. Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

‘He’s A Villain Sarge’. See the source image

Call Me Dave’s wife was not the first of her Line to Marry An Astor; Sam’s mum Annabel was the daughter of Timothy Angus Jones and his wife, Patricia David Pandora Clifford and Patricia’s remarried the Hon. Michael Langhorne Astor in 1961. Michael was the younger brother of Bill Astor ie. the son of Nancy Astor and Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor. So Sam’s grandmother married Bill Astor’s brother during the action at Cliveden.See the source image

 

Delivering her son very nearly killed Sarah Norton and as soon as she recovered, Bill Astor dumped her and moved onto wife number two, Phillipa Hunloke. That was a flash in the pan and in 1960 Bill married Bronwen, who wasn’t a Welsh slapper at the time, she was a superstar, a world leading Model with the Best Fashion Houses See the source image and a BBC presenter. Bronwen very quickly metamorphosed into a Welsh slapper after the Profumo Affair became public.See the source image

All three of Bill’s wives were known to have found Strong Feminist Nancy ‘very difficult’. See the source imageNancy sounds rather like the mother-in-law from hell, a profoundly unsisterly observation… As well as being very, very rich which presented serious difficulties for anyone who pissed her off, Nancy hated Jewish people so much that ‘The Observer’, owned by the Astors until 1983 when Tiny Rowland purchased it, refused to employ Jewish people, even in the 1970s and 80s. David Astor, the Editor of ‘The Observer’, worked very hard to ensure that his family incurred as little bad PR as possible as a result of the Profumo Affair.

Norah Beloff, sister of Lord Max Beloff, worked as a journo for ‘The Observer’; Norah married in middle age, to the Sports Editor of ‘The Observer’. Lord Max was a mate of Ioan Bowen Rees, as well as Thatch. Lord Max’s son is Michael Beloff, Cherie and Miranda’s colleague and friend, who in 1996 in his capacity as the legal advisor to Municipal Mutual the insurers of Clwyd County Council – as well as the North Wales Police – ensured that the Jillings Report into the abuse of kids in the care of Clwyd CC since 1974 was entirely suppressed and available to no-one but Municipal Mutual’s and the Council’s lawyers.  For years Norah also worked for Reuters. Sir Roderick Jones, Sam Cameron’s mum Annabel’s paternal grandfather, was Chairman of Reuters.

Nancy Astor was an appeaser – indeed Nancy was embarrassingly pro-Nazi at times – unlike some of the others on the Woman Power Committee, but Together They Were Strong, See the source image so that was negotiated. Nancy’s appeasement resulted in the pro-Soviet Labour MP Stafford Cripps calling her “The Member for Berlin” in a 1939 speech.

At the request of her friend, Felix Frankfurter (a future US Supreme Court justice), Nancy Astor intervened with the Nazis in Vienna and secured the release of Frankfurter’s Jewish uncle, Solomon. Astor did occasionally meet with Nazi officials in keeping with Neville Chamberlain‘s policies and she was known to distrust and dislike the then British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden. She is alleged to have told one Nazi official that she supported their re-armament because Germany was “surrounded by Catholics”. Nancy also told Joachim von Ribbentrop, the German Ambassador who later became the Foreign Minister of Germany, that Hitler looked too much like Charlie Chaplin to be taken seriously. After passage of the Munich Agreement, Nancy said that if the Czech refugees fleeing Nazi oppression were Communists, they should seek asylum with the Soviets instead of the British. While supporters of appeasement felt that this was out of line, Nancy’s friend Philip Kerr, Marquess of Lothian, a high profile appeaser, encouraged Nancy’s comments. He criticised Pope Pius XI for opposing Hitler’s annexation of Austria.

In terms of Nancy’s Work For Wimmin, her wealth and persona brought attention to women who were serving in Gov’t. She worked to recruit women into the Civil Service, the police force, education reform and the House of Lords. Nancy was well-liked in her constituency, as well as in the US during the 1920s, although her success is generally believed to have declined in the following decades. In May 1922, Astor was guest of honour at a Pan-American conference held by the U.S. League of Women Voters in Baltimore, Maryland. Astor became the first President of the newly formed Electrical Association For Women in 1924. Nancy was Chair of the first ever International Conference of Women In Science, Industry and Commerce, a three-day event held London in July 1925, organised by Caroline Haslett for the Women’s Engineering Society in co-operation with other leading women’s groups. Astor hosted a large gathering at her home in St James’s to enable networking amongst the international delegates and spoke strongly of her support of and the need for women to work in the fields of science, engineering and technology.

One wonders how the other members of the Woman Power Committee felt about Nancy and her family being at the centre of a sex abuse gang led by a Top Doc who lobotomised young women who complained or refused to participate in the Giggles. Megan and her family were friendly with the same Top Docs so it won’t have been a problem for her. However there was a degree of sexual equality in so far as Gwynne and Dafydd imprisoned and lobotomised boys and young men who were obstructive where the pursuit of Giggles was concerned.

This will have been a subject Close To Nancy’s Heart; Nancy’s son from her first marriage Robert Gould “Bobbie” Shaw III was troubled and gay. Bobbie was born in Massachusetts but moved to England with his mother, was educated at Shrewsbury School and served in the Life Guards, but his increasing alcoholism caused difficulty. Bobbie had ‘suicidal tendencies’ and his life ‘went adrift’ from an early point. In Nancy’s capacity as someone who was concerned about the treatment of juvenile victims of crime, she was responsible for the establishment of a Departmental Committee on Sexual Offences Against Young People, which reported in 1925. In 1931, when in his early 30s, Bobbie was imprisoned for six months for homosexual offences. On 10 July 1970, Bobbie committed suicide, or so it was alleged, aged 71. Bobbie it was said had found life incredibly difficult after the death of Nancy on 2 May 1964. Bobbie’s partner was the art collector Alfred Edward Goodey.

The First Woman To Take Her Seat In Parliament became such a liability to the Tory Party as WW II progressed that they forced her to stand down from the Commons in 1945. Nancy Astor’s views on certain matters became even more extreme and she said some extraordinary things that even for the time were considered unacceptable. Nancy never acknowledged her loss of popularity and blamed the wider Tory Party and her husband. She struggled in retirement, which put a severe strain on her marriage. Nancy and Waldorf Astor began travelling separately and soon were living apart. Lord Astor also began moving towards the left in his last years and that exacerbated their differences, although the couple reconciled before Lord Astor’s death on 30 September 1952.

Lady Astor expressed a growing paranoia regarding ethnic minorities, towards whom she had never been particularly positive. She stated that the President of the US had become too dependent on New York City, this city as far as Nancy was concerned representing “Jewish and foreign” influences. During a US tour, Nancy told a group of African-American students that they should aspire to be like the black servants she remembered from her youth. On a later trip, Nancy told African-American church members that they should be grateful for slavery because it had allowed them to be introduced to Christianity. In Rhodesia, Nancy proudly told the white minority Gov’t leaders that she was the daughter of a slave owner. Nancy was far from alone in being a Woman In The House with such a pedigree. Antoinette Sandbach, Tory AM for North Wales, 2011-15 and MP for Eddisbury, 2015-19 and a member of a family who have supported the Gang for many years, is the direct descendent of slave owners:See the source image

In 1959, Nancy was honoured by receiving the Freedom of City of Plymouth. By this time, she had lost all her sisters and brothers, her colleague “Red Ellen” Wilkinson died in 1947 and her good friend George Bernard Shaw died in 1950.

Red Ellen HERE

Nancy’s son John Jacob Astor VII “Jakie” (1918–2000) married a prominent Catholic, Ana Inez “Chiquita” Carcano y Morra (1918–1992), daughter of the Argentine ambassador (1942-1946), which damaged  his relationship with his mother, Nancy having a thing about Catholics as well as Jewish and black people. Jakie also served as the MP for Plymouth Sutton, 1951-59. In the 1970s Jakie served as the Chairman of the Agricultural Research Council that will have resulted in UCNW, Lord Kenyon et al toadying. Jakie’s own estate was in Cambridgeshire. Jakie’s first wife Ana’s sister, Stella Carcano y Morra, married William Ward, 4th Earl of Dudley in 1946. William Ward served as Aide-de-Camp to Field Marshal Archibald Wavell the Viceroy of India, 1942-43. MOUNTBATTEN??

William Ward was the paternal uncle of actress and former model Rachel Ward and the environmental activist Tracy Louise Ward (now Duchess of Beaufort) who are the daughters of the 4th Earl’s youngest brother, the Hon. Peter Alistair Ward. RACHEL WARD – Lord Lambton link HERE See eg. post ‘And The Raven Was Called Sin’. Jakie’s third wife was Marcia de Savary, former wife of Peter de Savary, to whom Jakie remained married until his death on 10 Sept 2000. De Savary HERE – Peter’s daughter Nicola de Savary is a Top Doc, a gerontologist.

In the Commons, Nancy Astor had made a speech stating that a Catholic conspiracy was subverting the Foreign Office. Nancy wasn’t too keen on Nonconformists either, that caused a few problems between her and G.B. Shaw. Nancy was a Christian Scientist, as was Megan’s friend Thelma Cazalet. Nancy and her children became estranged; gradually she did begin to accept Catholics as friends. In spite of Nancy’s problems with Catholics, she had for years managed a friendship with US Ambassador to Britain Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.

Joseph was the father of JFK and famously had his daughter Rosemary lobotomised without informing his wife; Rosemary was severely damaged by the operation and was institutionalised. This did not become public until 1987 and no-one has ever been able to find out exactly what the rationale was for Rosemary being wrecked by a Gwynne-like character. The craziness around the whole matter of Gwynne and the Lord David Harlech link – Lord Harlech was the US Ambassador when JFK was assassinated and the systematic slaughter of so many of Lord Harlech’s family since his stint as US Ambassador as discussed in previous posts – leaves me convinced that Gwynne was somehow connected to the Kennedys and Rosemary but I haven’t worked out how.

The correspondence between Nancy and Joseph Kennedy was reportedly filled with anti-Semitic language. Edward J. Renehan Jr. wrote that

As fiercely anti-Communist as they were anti-Semitic, Kennedy and Astor looked upon Adolf Hitler as a welcome solution to both of these “world problems” (Nancy’s phrase). … Kennedy replied that he expected the “Jew media” in the United States to become a problem, that “Jewish pundits in New York and Los Angeles” were already making noises contrived to “set a match to the fuse of the world”.

Nancy’s son Lord Bill Astor was the Tory MP for Fulham East, 14 November 1935-5 July 1945 and for Wycombe, 25 October 1951-30 September 1952, after which Astor inherited the Viscountcy and sat in the Lords. Fulham constituted rich ground for politicians facilitating Gwynne’s Giggles.

Pioneering Feminist Lady Doctor Edith Summerskill, a member of the Woman Power Committee, served as the Labour MP for Fulham West, 6 April 1938-26 May 1955, before Edith was Called To Cheshire to assist the Gang as MP for Warrington, 26 May 1955-4 February 1961, as preparations were made by Gwynne’s accomplices, including David Maxwell-Fyfe aka Lord Kilmuir, to begin expanding the Giggles in north Wales/Cheshire; Dafydd was by then at Liverpool University, being supported and trained by the security services for his role in assisting and then succeeding Gwynne as Chief Giggler. Nice Lady Doctor Edith and family were facilitating organised abuse; from Feb 1961 Edith did so from the Lords. Edith’s daughter Nice Lady Doctor Shirley Summerskill facilitated the Giggles herself when she Qualified from Tommy’s and then as the Labour MP for Halifax, 15 Oct 1964-8 June 1983 and as a Home Office Minister, 1974-79, under Home Secretaries Woy and Merlyn Rees. Shirley succeeded Supermac’s son the Tory Maurice Macmillan as MP for Halifax. Sadie Francis’s family knew the Summerskills; Sadie’s mother and grandmother were Nice Lady Doctors of a Pioneering variety who came from Yorkshire.

John Ryman – HERE – Shirley KNEW!!

Edith Summerskill maxed out on exploiting the Wimmin’s Vote in Fulham, ironically targeting working class women. She wasn’t the only one playing that game; Fulham was the stomping ground of Baroness Norah Phillips, Gwyneth Dunwoody’s mum, Gwyneth being yet another Strong Woman of the Labour Party who ensured that the Giggles continued. Gwyneth’s proud boast was that both her grandmothers were Suffragettes.See the source image It was certainly Giggles all round chez Phillips/Dunwoody. Norah married Morgan Phillips, originally from south Wales, a man with much street cred in the Labour Party. Morgan HERE – Nye and Richard Crossman – Gwyneth grew up in Fulham and married Nice Young Doctor John Dunwoody. OUTLINE

Tamsin – HERE

The Solidarity Within The Labour Party does of course mean that the members of the Labour Party have a Long Tradition of spending virtually all of their waking hours scrapping and sticking knives in each others backs and the era of Strong Labour Party Wimmin descended From The Greats was no exception. When Richard Crossman was DHSS Secretary, 1968-70, Crossman and his pals kicked out Norah Philips as Labour Party Whip in the Lords and replaced her with Patricia aka Annie Llewellyn-Davies. Megan had died by this time, but Megan had spent her political career being mates with this crowd, when she was a Liberal MP as well as a Labour one.

Dick Crossman was a close friend of Annie L-D as well as her husband Richard L-D, the celebrity architect who was networked into Sir Clough’s circle. Richard and his practice became famous for designing Milton Keyes as well as building NHS hospitals. Crossman commissioned Richard for NHS contracts while Crossman was DHSS Secretary and Annie was Labour’s Lords Whip deflecting and concealing NHS scandal and abuse of patients, including by Gwynne and Dafydd at Denbigh. Richard L-D was of international standing BRIEFLY

Richard L-D and his colleagues were intimately tied up in the huge web of civil corruption emanating from T. Dan Smith and Andy Cunningham in Newcastle, for which Smith and Cuninngham were jailed in the 1970s. It was perceived to be Labour Party corruption on the part of Harold Wilson’s friends, but it stretched far further than that, into the ring run by Gwynne and Dafydd’s partners in crime Lord John Walton et al; no-one dared investigate the extent of the criminality. Grocer Heath’s Defence Minister Lord Lambton’s adventures with call girls supplied by a Chelsea agency were part of it, as was Reggie Maudling’s troubles as the Grocer’s Home Secretary. Behind it all were Gwynne and Dafydd.

For details of Richard L-D and his architect partners, see eg. ‘Error Of Judgement’.

Annie L-D was a Posh Woman from Liverpool who knew Megan well, as well as Megan’s men friends. Annie strongly disliked Megan’s long term partner Philip Noel-Baker and not because Philip was married to someone else. Megan was also close enough to Footie’s brother Dingle – like Megan a Liberal MP who later defected to the Labour Party – for people to speculate that they were exploring Uganda together as discussed in ‘And The Raven Was Called Sin…’. Annie heartily approved of Dingle and considered that he was much more suitable than Philip. Philip wasn’t only married but he had a great many other partners as well. As did Megan.

When she was older, Annie L-D cohabited with the Tory Lord Alport. Their rationale for keeping their relationship secret was that Annie was a Labour peer and Lord Alport a Tory, which is nonsensical in the light of the many close friendships across parties in Parliament. Lord Alport’s first wife Rachel Bingham was a relative of Lord Lucan. Lord Lucan was ably assisted with his crimes – including during the momentous hours in 1974 when Lady Lucan sustained head injuries, a dead nanny lay in the basement of Lady Lucan’s house and Lord L disappeared never to be seen again – by St George’s Hospital, who declared Lady Lucan to be mad, ignoring her allegations that her husband had tried to murder her until he’d had plenty of time to scarper. The Chairman of the South West Regional Hospital Board, 1968-74, responsible for running St George’s was a good friend of Dick Crossman, Sir Desmond Bonham Carter, one of the huge Liberal family. Sir Desmond was also Chair of Governors of UCL, 1963-74 and a Director of Unilever Ltd. See eg. ‘And Death Shall Have No Dominion’ and ‘Error Of Judgement?’ for details of some of the many Bonham Carters…

Top Doc Dick Bonham-Carter HERE – briefly – ‘Devonshire Cream and Fudge’ check

The Woman Power Committee fought a battle for Equal Pay For Predominantly Nice Ladies and as with all political battles, there were ironies involved. The prevailing situation pre-WW II was that in the Civil Service, local gov’t and teaching, women were paid 80% of the men’s rate. There were numerous women employed in other capacities but they were generally not on the radar. In 1936 the Commons voted for equal pay for the aforementioned sectors, but PM Stanley Baldwin threw a spanner in the works by making it an issue of confidence and thus forced a revision.

Not only were a number of the MPs on the Woman Power Committee Tories – including Megan’s close friend Rich Posh Bird Thelma Cazalet (see post ‘And The Raven Was Called Sin…’) – but Megan’s dad the Old Goat had supported what was widely viewed in the Labour Party as Stanley Baldwin’s Cunning Plan to bolster the Tories election chances via the Franchise Bill, which would extend the vote to five million women. Evidence suggested that the women who would be added to the electoral roll would be likely to vote Tory; as soon as the Franchise Bill was on the way, but before it had been enshrined in law, Megan declared her lifelong desire to enter the Commons and the Old Goat’s network swung into action as Megan set her sights on winning Anglesey at the next General Election.

Megan had very powerful men behind her campaign but matters were planned so that the most visible part of the campaign was fronted by Wimmin, in particular Megan’s mum, Dame Margaret, a Lovely Lady from Cricieth, much admired for her Welfare Work. Great efforts were made to ensure that the electorate didn’t get to hear about Megan’s Ugandan discussions with a variety of men – married, single and of varied vintage – or of course the Old Goat’s long-running relationship with Frances Stevenson, Megan’s former teacher. Dame Margaret was a Lovely Lady From Cricieth because she lived there while the Old Goat lived on his farm in Surrey with Frances. The domestic set-up was widely known across the political spectrum and not that usual for privileged or political families; it was only the plebs who had to be kept in the dark.

The Old Goat called on the skills of Sir Clough See the source imageof the Welsh Bloomsbury Swingers at Cwm Croesor to design his house in Surrey as well as his house in Llanystumdwy in which the Old Goat lived in his last years after he had finally married Frances when the Old Goat was a widower. The commissioning of Clough was made rather more public than the Giggles.

As well as taking on Stanley Baldwin, the Woman Power Committee also had Ernest Bevin, Churchill’s Minister of Labour and National Service, 13 May 1940-23 May 1945, to contend with, Bevin being opposed to equal pay. Bevin warned in 1942 that ‘industrial peace might be endangered for the rest of the war’ should equal pay be implemented. Bevin’s opinion carried weight because of his position as a trade union leader; the trade unions generally would not accept equal pay because of the belief that it would be gained at the expense of men’s rates of pay. In spite of Bevin’s position on equal pay, his own union the TGWU of which Bevin was General Secretary, 1 January 1922-27 July 1945, fought a successful battle on the part of bus conductors for equal pay.

Ernest Bevin served as the Labour MP for Wandsworth Central, 22 June 1940-23 February 1950 and then Woolwich East, 23 February 1950-14 April 1951. Gwynne and Dafydd built upon the Giggles that had been existing in Wandsworth and facilitated by Cllrs and politicians there when the business of Giggles exploded in the late 1960s. Previous posts eg. ‘Meet The Gwerin!’ have discussed how in the late 1960s, the Top Docs of St George’s – led by Sir Peter Brett Storey – at the time located in Knightsbridge, made a partnership with Springfield Hospital in downtown Tooting on the patch of Wandsworth Borough Council to promote Giggles. Everyone was in turn in partnership with Gwynne and Dafydd. Everything was nicely in place when John Allen opened the Bryn Alyn Community in the late 1960s, receiving kids from across England and Wales, many from Wandsworth. See eg. ‘Lord Snooty The Third’ and ‘Only One Died’.

St George’s had long been the hospital facilitating criminality on the part of the Rich and Posh, hence it being of such service to Lord Lucan immediately prior to his disappearance in 1974; Desmond Curran, St George’s resident Expert In Perverts, Treated Norman Scott in the early 1960s when Norman had a breakdown at the hands of Megan’s godson Mr Thrope. It was Norman’s conduct that came under the scrutiny of Curran, not that of Mr Thrope, although Mr Thrope’s crimes even by then should have resulted in him being charged on a number of counts.

Not long afterwards, Norman’s landlady was witness to Mr Thrope’s activities and was sufficiently horrified to raise the matter with Emlyn Hooson, Liberal MP for Montgomeryshire, 15 May 1962-7 April 1979, an Aberystwyth University-educated bent barrister. Emlyn was the son of a Denbighshire farmer – Emlyn went to Denbigh Grammar School – and the extended Hooson clan facilitated Giggles. The Liberal Party set up a Secret Inquiry to investigate Norman’s claims of wrongdoing on the part of Mr Thrope; Hooson was a member of the Inquiry Panel, but so was Lisa Nandy’s granddad Lord Frank Byers who took the view that Norman was a bloody Nancy Boy and Lord Frank wasn’t going to listen to this whinging. Norman walked out in the face of Lord Frank’s tirade and straight into a police station in Chelsea, where Norman made a statement some 30 pages in length. The police didn’t act on Mr Thrope’s criminality either. See the source imageYears later Hooson professed himself to be appalled at what Megan’s godson had been getting up to, but Emlyn didn’t mention it to anyone for er decades.

Hooson became Chairman of the Liberal Party of Wales in 1955 and was elected to the Liberal Party executive in 1965. As Chairman of the Liberal Party of Wales, Emlyn led its merger with the North and South Wales Liberal Federations, thereby uniting liberalism in Wales in the Welsh Liberal Party. Emlyn contested the Liberal Party leadership election of 1967, but withdrew in favour of Mr Thrope after polling poorly in the first ballot.

Emlyn introduced the Government of Wales Bill on St David’s Day 1967, taking one of the first steps to the formation of the Welsh Assembly.

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Emlyn was a member of Gray’s Inn as was his fellow crooked legal colleague, Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Sir William Mars-Jones, another Aber-educated son of a Denbighshire farmer. Aber-educated Lord Elwyn-Jones from Llanelli, People Trafficker In Chief and Lord Chancellor, 1974-79 was also of Gray’s Inn. Emlyn was Chairman of the Flint Quarter Sessions from 1960 and Merioneth Quarter Sessions from 1962, See the source imageSee the source image until he became Recorder of Merthyr Tydfil and Swansea in 1971. Emlyn was a member of the Bar Council from 1965.

Hooson represented Ian Brady, one of the “Moors Murderers” along with Myra Hindley, when Brady was tried and convicted of three murder charges at Chester Assizes in spring 1966. He described some of the evidence against Brady as “flimsy”. Ronnie Waterhouse – the son of a high profile Liberal from Flintshire, the Old Goat knowing Ronnie’s father – a good friend of Hooson, was junior Counsel at the Moors Murderers trial. Ronnie was Mars-Jones’s pupil barrister, then worked in M-J’s Chambers; they were lifelong friends. M-J worked for the British security services which was one reason why this lot got away with murder, literally.

There is substantial evidence to suggest that although Brady and Hindley undoubtedly committed some very serious crimes, they did not commit all the crimes that were attributed to them. The investigation into Brady and Hindley was led by crooked police officers who were Of The Gang. The usual techniques were employed and although Brady and Hindley were tried at Chester, the crimes were not committed in the Chester area and neither of them lived, or ever had lived, there. Someone wanted Brady and Hindley dealt with by the Gang for some reason. Among those who were Crying in the public gallery in Chester at the Evil of Brady and Hindley were Angels from the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. I suspect that some of the crimes attributed to Brady and Hindley were the work of Gigglers and that had to be concealed at all costs. See previous posts.

In 1970 Hooson appeared for the Ministry of Defence at a Public Inquiry over plans to move its experimental range from Shoeburyness to Pembrey, near Carmarthen.

Hooson was elected Leader of the Wales and Chester Circuit, 1971-74; was a Recorder of the Crown Court, 1972-91, as well as a Deputy High Court Judge. Hooson was President of the Cambrian Law Review and was the Hon. Professional Fellow of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Hooson received a peerage in 1979 and sat for the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords, where he was active in improving the Mental Health Act, urged police reforms and spoke on law reform and drug trafficking. The beneficial results of Hooson’s efforts re those matters are evident today.

Hooson was Vice-Chairman of the North Atlantic Assembly‘s political committee, where he worked with Congressman John Lindsay on one of the early reports recommending détente with eastern Europe.

In 1950, Hooson married Posh Bird Shirley Hamer, daughter of Sir George Hamer, landowner and Lord Lieutenant of Montgomeryshire. They had two daughters, Sioned and Lowri, one of whom worked/works for the BBC. Emlyn sent his daughters to London’s only Welsh-speaking school and was Chair of its governors.  The family home was in Llanidloes. Shirley Hooson served as a local Cllr and JP.

Who was the First Woman JP in Wales? Megan, who else would it have been. Another glass ceiling shattered by the PM’s daughter.

In 1980 Emlyn Hooson was Chair of a consortium which bid for the Wales and West TV franchise, and became a member of the ITV Advisory Council.

In 1985, Emlyn Hooson became a Non-Executive Director of Laura Ashley, and was appointed Chairman in 1995. Hooson was already Chairman of the Trustees of the Laura Ashley Foundation, a post he filled from 1986 to 1997.

LAURA – death here – traumas with Bernard Ashley

From 1991 to 2000, Hooson was Chairman of Severn River Crossing PLC, the company operating both the Severn Bridge and the Second Severn Crossing.

Hooson became President of the National Eisteddfod of Wales in 1966 and the following year, he was made Honorary White Bard of the National Gorsedd of Bards. Between 1987 and 1993, Hooson was the President of the Llangollen International Eisteddfod. Ronnie Waterhouse – who’s dad was a high profile Liberal who knew the Lloyd Georges and worked with many of them, being a lawyer – also served as President of the Llangollen International Eisteddfod, it’s a role coveted by Gang members who haven’t been caught and publicly disgraced, even if they are a standing joke.

Lord Emlyn – 1985 – – Ceryl Davies –

Emlyn’s cousin Tom Ellis Hooson was the Tory MP for Brecon and Radnor, gaining the seat from Labour in 1979 and holding it until he died from a heart attack in office on 8 May 1985 at the age of 52. I presumed that Tom’s unfortunate death was related to the Giggles, but since I blogged about Tom in earlier posts, I have been told that it was something to do with my battle with the Gang and associated crimes. I must have had the first confrontation with Tony Francis a few days before Tom died; I think it was definitely in April 1985 when Francis went weird with both my friend from UCNW and I in a similar way in the same week. Anthony Eden’s son Nicholas, who had utilised Gwynne and Dafydd’s services, was dying from AIDS. Nicholas Eden resigned from his post as a junior Environment Minister under Patrick Jenkin on 27 March 1985; Eden died on 17 Aug 1985.

Michael Grade – July 1985 – HERE

After Tom Hooson died, Richard Livsey the Liberal candidate won the resulting by-election by 559 votes over Labour. Richard Livsey was local to the Brecon area and a big name in agricultural circles. His dad died when he was three and Livsey was brought up by his mother, Lilian, a local teacher and headmistress. Livsey was educated at Talgarth County Primary, Bedales School, Seale-Hayne Agricultural College at Newton Abbot in Devon and then completed an MSc in agricultural management at Reading University.

Livsey knew people in Somerset who knew me, Seale-Hayne was the agricultural college of choice for so many people from Somerset. Ray Stanlake, the wolf in sheep’s clothing who taught me at Chilton Trinity School, studied at Seale-Hayne and maintained excellent relations with them. Stanlake did all that he could to persuade me to apply to Seale-Hayne, it was Brown who told me to apply to university instead.

On 3 April 1964 Livsey married Irene Earsman of Castle Douglas, Galloway, Scotland and they went on to have two sons and one daughter.

Livsey was an agricultural development officer for ICI, 1961-67. He then went on to become the farm manager on the Blairdrummond Estate in Perthshire, 1967-71. Livsey returned to Wales and worked as a Senior Lecturer at the Welsh Agricultural College, Llanbadarn Fawr (near Aberystwyth) until 1985. After Livsey lost his Commons seat in 1992, Livsey worked as the Development Manager of ATB-Landbase Cymru, 1993-97.

Livsey was Patron of and active in many of the organisations in Brecon and Radnor. These included a role as President of the Hay Festival, Chairman of the Brecon Jazz Festival and a member of the Talgarth Male Choir. Livsey bagged a peerage on 28 Aug 2001, nine years after he lost his Commons seat.See the source image

Livsey was a friend of Richard Body, the rather maverick agriculturalist who served as the Tory MP for Billericay, 1955-59, for Holland with Boston, 1966-97, and for Boston and Skegness from 1997 until he stood down at the 2001 General Election. Body was a long-standing member of the Conservative Monday Club, and came second in its 1972 election for Chairman. Body also served as President of the Anti-Common Market League. Richard Body doubled up as Old Muckspreader, the agricultural correspondent for ‘Private Eye’. Body did say much worth saying about the ridiculous agricultural policies pursued by Thatch and the CAP, but as did so many people, Body kept very quiet about some dreadful things of which he was fully aware, such as Gwynne and Dafydd and the disastrous effect that the Giggles were having in so many spheres.

Body, like Livsey, knew Richard Howarth, an agricultural economist from UCNW, who stunned the world by becoming an adviser to Thatch as his Dept of Agriculture at UCNW was a laughing stock, haemorrhaging students; the UCNW farm that Howarth and his colleagues ran went bankrupt – twice – despite being subsidised by UCNW and being in receipt of generous subsidies from the Tory Gov’t.

Howarth began receiving invites to dine with Thatch in approx. 1982; I thought that it was a consequence of UNCW, Gwynne, Dafydd, Peter Morrison and the Giggles. No, it was better than that, it was me, why did I not realise it? I was one of the UNCW undergrads who originally registered for the agriculture degree and like so many got the hell out of there and changed course. Howarth had already seized his opportunity… Richard Howarth was part of the Thatcherite advisers on the right who were in the Bruges Group. Howarth’s star fell in the early 1990s, the invitations to dine and debate with corrupt old Cabinet Ministers et al stopped and he was last heard of running a B&B in north Wales.

I’d be interested to know who in Gov’t decided to dispense with Howarth’s services, because he had quite a gravy train running there, a number of other hopeless old farts from the Agri Dept at UCNW climbed aboard, including a man called Terry Thomas. Terry Thomas was, like Howarth, an utter incompetent, who was also prone to seriously unpleasant conduct in public. When I was doing my PhD at Bangor imagine my surprise when I heard that Thomas was suing Bangor under employment legislation. At the tribunal Terry fessed up to appalling behaviour, but no problem, Terry won the case! Of course he did, he was one of the lucky winners in Sue Merfyn Bingo. Terry was one of the many who had the dirt re Gwynne and me, the death of my friend Anne in April 1986, everyone who played Sue Merfyn Bingo received a pay out.

Not that I can take all the credit for Richard Howarth, Terry Thomas and other washed up old fools from the Agri Dept. They had a few very big advantages; Mary Wynch had worked as a secretary in the Dept when the Gang unlawfully imprisoned and then ruined her, and Lord Kenyon, father of Thomas Tyrell-Kenyon who spent years sexually abusing boys in the care of Gwynne and Dafydd before Thomas died from AIDS in early 1993, had much to do with them, as did William Mars-Jones, who succeeded Lord Kenyon as UNCW President. Then there was the connection via Gwynne and Dafydd to rather grander landowners; no I don’t mean Emlyn Hooson’s wife’s family, I’m thinking Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, Duke of Westminster and his mate Carlo, Chancellor of UCNW. The Duke who’s family had an historic close link to St George’s, the Duke’s ancestors having donated the dosh and the land to establish St George’s in the 18th c.

The fuckwittery at the University Farm was one of the principal reasons for the dreadful state of UCNW’s finances over years. One of the Main Men who held the purse strings at UCNW – or in the case of that farm loosened the purse strings on demand – was the University Treasurer, the bent Bangor solicitor and Gang member Elwyn Jones, son of Sir Elwyn Jones, a bent solicitor and Gang member who served as er Treasurer of UNCW. Sir Elwyn managed a little more than his corrupt-as-fuck-son in that Sir Elwyn served very briefly as the Labour MP for Conway, 1950–51. Elwyn acted as the solicitor to the predators who fleeced F in the early 1990s and then made fallacious allegations about him as the result of dirty dealing with the Gang to deny F access to his son. Elwyn Jones was a stalwart of Bangor Golf Club, a networking venue for the Gang, See the source imageas were all Golf Clubs across north Wales; they were also used by the Gang to gain access to boys. The Daddy of them all on the Golf Club scene in north Wales was Jimmie McAlpine who was President of Wrexham Golf Club. Bryn Estyn boys were made to work as caddies at Wrexham Golf Club and were molested by Golf Club members, including senior policeman Gordon Anglesea. Jimmie was a close relative of Thatch’s friend, Tory Party Treasurer and very successful Tory Party fundraiser Lord Alistair McAlpine.See the source image

Jimmie handed over to his son Bobby as Chairman of the McAlpine empire. Bobby hung out at the Clermont Club with Lord Lucan, John Aspinall, Sir Jams Goldsmith et al. Image result for bobby mcalpine clermont club imagesSee ‘The Cash Box’, ‘The Price Is Right’ and ‘Behind The Scenes With Lord Wigley and Those Perfect Slaves’.

The McAlpines crossbred with the Old Goat’s line when the Old Goat’s son and heir Richard Lloyd George, 2nd Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor (15 February 1889-1 May 1968) married Roberta McAlpine (1898–1966), a daughter of Sir Robert McAlpine, 1st Baronet. Richard and Roberta had two children, Valerie Davidia (1918–2000) and Owen (1924–2010), before they divorced in 1933. In 1935 Richard Lloyd George married Winifred Emily Peedle, a daughter of Thomas W. Peedle. Valerie became the wife of the academic and broadcasting executive, Sir Goronwy Daniel. Goronwy was a good mate of Harold Wilson and delayed his retirement from the Civil Service in order to take up Harold’s request to become the Permanent Under-Secretary in the newly formed Welsh Office in 1964, to ensure that it got off to a thoroughly rotten start. Goronwy spread the rot at Aberystwyth University when he served as Principal, 1968-79 and then seeded the rot at S4C as one of the founding members. See previous posts.

Roberta’s brother was Top Doc neurologist Archibald Douglas McAlpine, a friend and senior mentor of Gwynne’s at the Middlesex Hospital so it was Giggles apace. Douglas taught and cultivated the careers of Top Docs who became much more famous than Gwynne, including Paul Sandifer, the Father Of Paediatric Neurology In The UK. See previous posts.

The Right Honourable David Jones MP shared a practice with Elwyn Jones back in those happy days when Elwyn ruined the lives of the Gang’s targets, fitted them up for serious offences etc.See the source image

David grew up and went to Ruabon Grammar School near Wrexham; David’s dad owned several pharmacies in the area. David is married to a midwife. The Right Honourable David Jones MP left Elwyn’s practice in Bangor and established a practice in Colwyn Bay, HQ of the North Wales Police. After Gordon Anglesea had spent a few years stationed at Wrexham, he was transferred to Colwyn Bay, where his widow still lives.

Sir Philip Myers, Image result for Sir Philip Myersthe notoriously rotten Chief Constable of North Wales, 1974-82, lived at Colwyn Bay and built his own office there as an extension to his house, to facilitate the comings and goings so essential to the life of every bent copper. Myers was so appreciated that he served as an HM Inspector of Constabulary, 1982-93, his patch including N Ireland. See ‘Top Of The Cops’ for details of the excesses of Sir Philip and his mates and other posts for details of Sir Philip’s activities in St Paul’s Church, Colwyn Bay, his wonderful send off by hundreds of loyal officers and others when he died etc.See the source imageSee the source image

Here’s Mark Polin saluting a corrupt corpse who facilitated the gang rape of children and the murder of witnesses:

Who is Mark Polin? Until just a few years ago Mark was Chief Constable of North Wales. When Mark retired as Chief Constable, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board! As Chiefie of the NWP, Mark refused to mount charges against violent abusive NHS staff who had harmed patients, lied, forged documentation etc. Mark has just stood down as Chair of the Betsi after an incumbency which saw matters at the Betsi get worse and worse and worse…

Antoinette HERE

Elwyn Jones died in 2009 and a glowing tribute to the crook Elwyn appeared on Bangor University’s website, penned by His Honour Eifion Roberts, Judge of Gray’s Inn, a good friend of Elwyn and his dad Sir Elwyn. Eifion is the brother of Lord Wyn Roberts. Lord Wyn, one of the Gang’s bestest friends, was Tory MP for Conwy, 1970-97, Thatch’s poodle at the Welsh Office, before being John Major’s poodle at the Welsh Office, although Wyn and Eifion’s father was a Liberal, a Methodist Minister from near Menai Bridge on Anglesey. Wyn’s father was a supporter and friend of the Old Goat and Megan as discussed in ‘And The Raven Was Called Sin…’

Elwyn didn’t mismanage the finances of UCNW all by himself, he was ably assisted by UCNW Council member and Chair of the Finance Committee, Professor Wynn Humphrey Davies, who was very much more guilty than Elwyn for the insane decisions. Professor Davies was a UNCW graduate who then became a senior academic at Imperial College and Queen Mary, University of London. In retirement he lived on Anglesey; Wynn’s retirement lasted decades because he lived to a great age.Professor Wynn Davies was the son of Richard Humphrey Davies, a high profile Liberal Party member originally from Corris in Merioneth, who served as Private Secretary to William Gladstone and then worked closely with Asquith and the Old Goat in the Treasury. By the time that Wynn was born, the family were living in Tufnell Park as do another family of Welsh Patriots who facilitated Giggles: See the source image

My post ‘And The Raven Was Called Sin…’ discussed how one of Megan’s most powerful supporters when she was a Liberal candidate for Anglesey in 1928 was the Rev Hughes, a Liberal who was the most powerful Nonconformist Minister on Anglesey. The Rev’s son was Cledwyn Hughes, who knew Megan and had tea with her at the Commons when he was a schoolboy. Cledwyn succeeded Megan as the MP for Anglesey in 1951; Cled was Labour and presented his battle with Megan as a tough one, but in reality Megan and Cled were on excellent wheeling and dealing terms and Megan was preparing to defect to the Labour Party herself. When Megan stood as the Labour candidate for Carmarthen in 1957, Cledwyn campaigned for her, along with some of the biggest names in the Labour Party. They were needed because a Foul Allegation had been made that Megan had been a bloody useless MP for Anglesey, so a response from the heavyweights was required. Image result for how very dare you images Cledwyn was a good mate of Mrs Windbag’s mum and dad and had been before her birth. Miss Windbag’s family home was host to Labour Party bigwigs, her mum and dad being Labour Party activists, and it was at Miss Windbag’s house that the Windbag met Cled who introduced him to Sunny Jim and other Important People, when the Windbag was Young and Thick and a student at Cardiff, with Miss Windbag. Tony Francis got to know the Windbag as a student in Cardiff.

 

Tom Hooson’s/Richard Livsey’s turf of Brecon and Radnor was the Gang’s turf and had been since the pre-Cambrian era. It was a marginal seat that passed between the three main parties but like many seats in Wales, it was unwinnable unless the candidate was Gang-friendly. See previous posts.

 

The Old Goat was famed for his homes at No 10, at Churt in Surrey, at Cricieth and at Llanystumdwy, but less well-known is that the Old Goat’s spent some years residing in Wandsworth, just down the road from Springfield Hospital. Megan spent part of her younger life living in Wandsworth.

I was surprised to learn that Ernest Bevin, Foe Of The Woman Power Committee, grew up in Winsford on Exmoor, Somerset. They don’t boast about him down there but that’s probably because he was Labour. Bevin left school at the age of 11, entered manual work and his early activism was in the Bristol Socialist Party.

The Commons held the first Woman Power Debate on 20 March 1941. Ralph Assheton, Bevin’s Tory ‘No 2’, opened with the line ‘I am no feminist myself’, whereas Edith Summerskill responded with ‘You will be by the end of the war’. I don’t think that Ralph was…

Ralph Assheton, 1st Baron Clitheroe, KCVO PC JP DL was the son of Sir Ralph Cockayne Assheton, 1st Bt (1860–1955) and his mother, Mildred Estelle Sybella Master (1884–1949). Lord Clitheroe was educated at Summer Fields School and Eton. He was admitted to the Bar at Inner Temple in 1925 and was a member of the London Stock Exchange, 1927-39. Ralph held the office of J.P. for Lancashire in 1934. Assheton was MP for Nottingham Rushcliffe, 1934-45 – the seat was later held by a man who loathed the BMA but found Common Purpose with them/the Gang in attacking me Image result for ken clarke images – and the City of London, 1945-50, and then Blackburn West, 1950-55. Babs has been elected for the neighbouring constituency of Blackburn East in 1945. I have only just noticed that Babs stood down as the MP for Blackburn in May 1979 – being succeeded by her loyal lapdog of so many years Jack Straw –  she served as the MEP for Greater Manchester North, 1979-84 and Greater Manchester West 1984-89. The Drs Francis relocated from Manchester to north Wales in mid-1983. Babs became Baroness Babs on 15 June 1990, the month after my appearance in the High Court in Cardiff before Malcolm Pill and the month before the Case Of The Great Perjury, Fabricated Evidence and Rigged Court and Judge in Chester starring John Roch.See the source image

Well Babs had been Wilson’s Secretary of State for the DHSS, 5 March 1974-8 April 1976, a time of Peak Paedophilia in north Wales and Battling Babs had utilised Gwynne and Dafydd’s friend David Ennals as a minion as well as Jack and of course Dick Crossman’s friend Prof Brian Abel-Smith. Abel-Smith was the LSE Prof of Economics who doubled up as a Westminster gay swinger, a distant relative of the Royal Family and as well as being an adviser on the NHS and the welfare state, ran a Gentleman’s Fashion Business with his gay partner and spent time nipping over to Italy to select the best gear, which they flogged to the Rolling Stones and other stars. Abel-Smith was the PhD student of Prof Joan Robinson, an economist who was a Cambridge Commie who admired the Cultural Revolution and The North Korean Miracle and never became disillusioned with either. Robinson was also mentor to crazy old misguided spy, Dick Crossman’s friend Posh Scot Sir Tam Dayell O The Binns. See previous posts. Abel-Smith’s PhD students included Socialist Feminist Historian of the Welfare State, Caring Prof Patricia Thane. See previous posts.

The running theme throughout this pedigree line is Don’t Mention Serious Organised Crime In The NHS Or Gwynne And Dafydd. Thus the methodologies of academic analysis of the NHS is passed from Learned Generation To Learned Generation.See the source imageSee the source imageSee the source image

Ralph Assheton was Minister of Supply in 1942 and Financial Secretary to the Treasury, 1942-44. Ralph served as Chairman of the Conservative Party, 1944-46. After retiring from the Commons at the 1955 General Election, he was raised to the peerage as Baron Clitheroe on 21 June 1955. Ralph succeeded his father as 2nd Baronet on 21 September 1955. Ralph was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire on 16 November 1955 and later served as Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, 1971-76. Ralph was appointed to the Royal Victorian Order as a Knight Commander in 1977 on his retirement from the Council of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Ralph married Hon Sylvia Benita Frances Hotham, daughter of Frederick William Hotham, 6th Baron Hotham (1863–1923), on 24 January 1924. They had four children:

  • Anne Assheton (born & died 22 December 1924)
  • Hon Bridget Assheton (born 20 August 1926, died 22 May 2004). Bridget married Sir Marcus Worsley, Bt, the brother of Katharine, Duchess of Kent
  • Katharine, Duchess of Kent – Patron of St George’s when I worked there !! – Katharine’s husband the Duke of Kent – Freemason –  Son fashion designer- Lord Downpatrick NAME CHECK See post ‘            ‘. Lord Arthur Porritt – King’s Surgeon to George VI – Sarjeant Sureon Surgeon to Brenda -senior Freemason- outline dad of Jonathan – Green politician in recent years of West Country – See post ‘Devonshire Cream and Fudge’

Marcus Worsley and his son etc HERE

  • Ralph John Assheton, 2nd Baron Clitheroe (born 3 November 1929). Lord Clitheroe was born on 3 November 1929, attended Eton and in 1956 graduated from Christ Church, Oxford. Clitheroe served as Deputy Chief Executive of the Rio Tinto Group, and as Chairman of RTZ Chemicals, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto. Anglesey Aluminium, for many years the biggest employer on Anglesey except for Wylfa Power Station was owned by Rio Tinto. Liz Stables, the Angel in the Student Health Centre at UCNW and a friend of Dafydd, previously worked as the industrial Angel at Anglesey Aluminium, remained on excellent terns with them there and constantly stated that she regretted leaving her job there. Liz arrived at UCNW in the later half of 1983 and made a big effort to befriend me after I had refused to return to the Student Health Centre because of the dreadful Angel who inhabited the role before Liz. The 2nd Baron Clitheroe also served as Chairman of the Yorkshire Bank from 1990 to 1999. Lord Clitheroe was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire in 1986. He became a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Skinners in 1955. Lord Clitheroe also served as Vice-Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire from 1995 to 1999. Clitheroe married Juliet Hanbury on 2 May 1961. They have three children:
    • Hon Ralph Christopher Assheton (born 19 March 1962), heir apparent to the barony and baronetcy.
    • Hon John Hotham Assheton (born 12 July 1964)
    • Hon Elizabeth Jane Assheton (born 6 October 1968)

    Clitheroe resides at Downham Hall.

Hon Nicholas Assheton, CVO (born 23 May 1934, died 27 November 2012), Treasurer to the Queen Mum Gawd Bless Er, 1998 until her death in 2002.

Ralph Assheton 1st Baron Clitheroe died on 18 Sept 1984, as the Gwynne Row escalated and the GMC refused to investigate, without letting me know that their Chairman Lord John Walton was Gwynne’s mate.

 

During the Commons debate, Asscheton maintained that he ‘preferred companionship between the sexes to rivalry’, to be told by Mavis Tate, Tory MP for Frome in Somerset, that this was just why she was a feminist. Mavis Tate is not a household name in the way that other Strong Women such as Edith and Megan are. The story of Mavis is illuminating and confirms much of what I have observed re genuine boundary pushers in politics. I’ll return to Mavis later in this post, but the essentials are:

Mavis Tate
Mavis Tate.jpg
Member of Parliament
for Frome
In office
14 November 1935 – 4 July 1945
Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
Preceded by Henry Thynne, Viscount Weymouth
Succeeded by Walter Farthing
Member of Parliament
for Willesden West
In office
27 October 1931 – 13 November 1935
Preceded by Samuel Viant
Succeeded by Samuel Viant
Personal details
Born
Maybird Hogg

17 August 1893

Died 5 June 1947 (aged 53)
London
Political party Conservative

Mavis Constance Tate was baptised Maybird Hogg.

Megan and Thelma Cazalet-Keir spoke in the debate after Mavis, Thelma maintaining that ‘If we had forty or fifty women in the House this debate would not be necessary’. Thelma, you were wrong. Which wasn’t surprising.See the source imageSee the source image

Thelma observed that all the regional commissioners who had been appointed in 1939 to co-ordinate the war effort, all their deputies, and all their chief officers and deputy chief officers were men; so were four special commissioners recently appointed to deal with rehousing of the bombed-out, clearing bomb debris and conditions in the shelters; and so were the nine senior officials in the BBC. ‘To my mind’ said Thelma, ‘a great weakness of public life has been the great difficulty of getting rid of inefficient men’.

I have no doubt that Thelma had a point, but we now have a different but very similar problem.See the source imageSee the source image

It’s not evolutionary progress to boast about is it.See the source image

The cutting edge of the Commons debate was the matter of compensation for injuries sustained in air raids. On the first day of WW II, the Gov’t had introduced a Personal Injuries Bill to provide compensation from public funds for people seriously injured thus. The rates were 33 shillings for a married man, 20 shillings for a single man and 18 shillings for any woman. The trade unions immediately protested on behalf of single men and the rates were raised to 35 shillings for a man and 28 shillings for a woman. This satisfied the unions but robbed the Gov’t of the argument that men needed more money in their capacity as family breadwinners. There were no valid arguments against equal rates for compensation and the Gov’ts real reason for refusing to introduce it was that it would be a precedent for equal pay.

It was Irene Ward, the Tory MP for Wallsend, 27 Oct 1931-4 July 1945 and Tynemouth, 23 Feb 1950-28 Feb 1974, who was first to raise the issue of what she termed ‘unequal compensation for equal risk’. Irene observed that bombs fall on men and women, on the just and unjust and that ‘judging by Hitler’s well-known dislike for women, it is they who should receive most compensation…One life is worth as much as another, and therefore no difference in rates can be justified’.

I’m not sure on what Irene based her notion of Hitler’s sexual politics, Hitler had a problem with many people, women and men.

Edith Summerskill noted that the cost of living is exactly the same for both men and women, they pay the same taxation.

Sir Walter Womersley, Minister for Pensions, tried to argue that the compensation scales were based on pre-WW II legislation regarding industrial injuries that had allowed the injured to claim half of their normal wages up to a stated maximum and as women earned less, compensation at 28 shillings was generous. Sir Walter conceded that one or two women would suffer ‘a little’ but would be willing to suffer for the sake of their ‘poorer sisters’.

Evidence suggests not Sir Walter, at least in the case of Wimmin who’s Voices Are Heard; they don’t do self-sacrifice. See the source image

Sir Walter James Womersley, 1st Baronet (5 February 1878-15 March 1961) was born in Marley Street, Bradford, Yorkshire, the son of a carter. Wormsley working life started in mill as a 10-year-old. He became a senior partner in a Grimsby firm of jewellers and merchants. Wormsley became Mayor of Grimsby in 1922 and was elected as Grimsby’s Tory MP in 1924, serving until 1945. Wormsley served as a Junior Lord of the Treasury and as PPS to Sir Kingsley Wood, who I shall discuss in detail later in the post; Wood clashed with Mavis in a substantial way some years before the Woman Power Committee debates. Wormsley was the last Tory MP for Grimsby until December 12, 2019, when Lia Nici was elected as a Tory. Wormsley was knighted in 1934 and received a baronetcy in the 1945 resignation honours. In 1946 he was awarded the Order of the Dannebrog for services to the Danish fishing industry and fishermen, especially during the War.

Wormsley’s daughter, Dorothy Moseley (1911–2003), was also active in politics, at a local government level in Market Harborough, Leicestershire. One of the children’s homes of which Frank Beck was the manager where he assaulted kids in his care was in Market Harborough. In 1983 Frank Beck was elected as a Liberal Cllr for Blaby, Nigel Lawson’s constituency; Beck was re-elected in 1987 and would probably have continued in office had he not been jailed for five life terms on 29 Nov 1991. Jimmie McAlpine President of Wrexham Golf Club who lived in Denbighshire died in hospital in Wrexham on 6 Nov 1991.  There was an exchange of staff between the ring in Leicestershire and the Gang in north Wales.

The Kirkwood Inquiry into Frank Beck’s offending concluded that Leicestershire and Leicester City Cllrs, including swathes of other people, had been inexcusably negligent with regard to Beck’s crimes. Gwynne’s mate Lord John Walton stepped down as President of the GMC in 1989; the GMC headhunted Lord Robert Kilpatrick to replace him soon after the police investigation into Beck and Greville became known. Kilpatrick was Dean of Leicester Medical School until he took up his new role at the GMC; prior to that Kilpatrick had been Dean of Sheffield Medical School in Savileland. Kilpatrick hung around at the GMC to Fix It For Bodger in 1995 and was off soon after. In retirement Kilpatrick continued to Advise On Learned Medical Matters and also played a great deal of golf, becoming a member of the best golf clubs in Scotland, including the R&A at St Andrew’s, very popular among the Posh Top Docs who are alumni of St Andrew’s. Such as Robert Bluglass. See ‘Remember Girls – Never Get Into A Car With A Stranger!’

 

Mavis Tate pointed out that with the rise in wages during WW II, women could often earn 70 shillings, so by Sir Walter’s logic, she would be entitled to 35 shillings compensation. Sir Walter couldn’t be shifted on the subject, so on 1 May 1941, Mavis moved that the regulations should be annulled. She quoted a pledge given in 1939 that compensation would depend solely on the extent of the injury and that ‘wages and earnings will not enter into consideration’. Mavis continued: If we have to face poverty let’s face it, but don’t let us create injustice, because if we are fighting for freedom, if we are fighting for the things that make life worth living, how piteous it is that we should allow such unjust proposals as these to go forward’.

Megan made the point that women were actually going to be worse off than they would have been under the pre-WW II legislation and appealed ‘Let the Minister meet the readiness of women in a generous spirit and not in a mean and calculating spirit’. Sir Walter asserted that someone ‘would always look after a disabled woman’ but a disabled man might have to employ a paid housekeeper’. Which suggests that the debate was not concerned with men or women for whom a paid housekeeper was unthinkable. Sir Walter ended the debate by saying that he didn’t want to go down in history as a petty-minded, pettifogging mean person, but he wasn’t ‘going to seek cheap popularity by handing out money in every direction’. The House voted: 22 men and 9 women voted for the motion, 81 men against.

Refusing to back down, the Wimmin formed an Equal Compensation Campaign Committee. By 1942 Mavis was able to claim that with behind the scenes persuasion she had 200 MPs on her side and was ready to move an amendment  to the King’s Speech. George VI in the uniform of a field marshalTo forestall this, the Gov’t set up a Select Committee to study the problem. In the debate on 25 Nov 1942 fumed away about the inequality in compensation rates. Megan questioned the need for a Select Committee to determine whether a woman’s life was worth as much as a man’s. Eminently sensible but Megan didn’t actually oppose the Select Committee which blacked Mavis’s amendment to the King’s Speech because Megan’s good mate the Tory Thelma was a member of the Select Committee.  In April 1943 Thelma and co on the Select Committee reported in favour of equal compensation. The Ministry gave in and introduced a single scale of compensation, the only solid feminist victory during WW II.

Meanwhile, the labour shortage had grown more acute and in mid-1941 the Gov’t decided to make registration for work compulsory for women. Plans suggested that women would be directed to jobs in industry unless they made their own choices first. Problems arose immediately in eg. the case of pregnant women who if they were soldiers wives would want to live near their husbands but might be sent to work many miles away. Pregnant women would therefore have to be exempted which then gave rise to fears that Would Get Themselves Pregnant to get out of work the lazy cows. The strongest objection was that the Gov’t had no right to compel women to work for unfair rates of pay. Edith declared that she would not support conscription unless it meant equal pay and the Woman Power Committee took this line. However Bevin refused to give any ground on this and conscription went ahead. The only concession was a promise that women would be interviewed by other women. The civil servants in the Ministry of Labour were concerned by Bevin’s obstinacy, because they did not want to court the antagonism of women’s interests, political or industrial. The mandarins’ solution, reluctantly accepted by Bevin, was to set up a Women’s Consultative Committee with official status, with nine members, including Irene Ward, Edith, trade unionists and ‘other women with reputations in public life’. The fudge worked…

The WW II feminists experienced more defeats than successes, their efforts to influence Gov’t policy on the mobilisation of woman-power being largely deflected by Ernest Bevin.

After the victory over equal compensation which probably made little difference to people at the bottom of the heap, the women MPs and their allies outside Parliament followed it up with pressure for Equal Pay For Nice Ladies. Once more Mavis Tate was rather more radical than most, publishing a pamphlet in which she argued that ‘Where there is real equality of opportunity and of status, you will have real partnership’. The matter that foregrounded the issue of equal pay however was a strike at the Rolls Royce factory at Hillington, Glasgow, which had come into existence to meet war needs and employed 16,000 workers, the majority women. When the women demanded equal pay and were met with a refusal, the entire workforce, men and women, walked out. Bevin stated that there would be no concessions and the strike ended after 10 days.

The Equal Pay Campaign Committee was formed in Jan 1944, Mavis being in the Chair. They found an opportunity in the new Education Bill, which Rab Butler was steering through the Commons. If equal pay could be made the rule for teachers, it would set a precedent for all public employment and in time for private employment too. Or at least the sort of employment with which the Ladies Of Parliament were familiar; there were swathes of people working in jobs – including those dirt-poor constituents of Megan’s on Anglesey who’s work would never be touched by the sort of legislation proposed, but Megan, Edith et al were not there to represent their interests…

On 28 March 1944 Thelma moved to amend a clause on remuneration, including the words ‘The remuneration of teachers shall not differentiate between men and women solely on grounds of sex’. Thelma emphasised that men and women undertook the same training, the same certificates, apply for the same jobs and in schools are confronted by the same problems, responsibilities, conditions of work and ‘in a mixed school they are completely interchangeable’.

Which was quite true, but Thelma was concerning herself with the equal rights between two groups of relatively privileged people; it is accepted by everyone that in 1944 schools ignored, indeed fuelled, massive inequality amongst pupils in numerous ways and frank cruelty on the part of many teachers was routine. These were the people whose Rights concerned Thelma. In the Land Of Megan’s Father, working as a schoolteacher carried much prestige and it was one of the jobs to which many people, women and men, aspired in a harsh economy with few opportunities. It was a profession which was within the grasp of the Nicer members of the aspiring but not always privileged cohorts. Thelma et al didn’t concern themselves with servants, of which there were a great many at the time – including in Wales – living in dreadful conditions and often treated appallingly. The children of the families for whom those servants worked will have seen teaching as a suitable career. Thelma was there for them!See the source image

Re the amendment to Rab Butler’s Education Bill, Thelma told the House that she believed that ‘public opinion is ready, anxious and waiting to accept the principle which it [her amendment] embodies’.

Edith pointed out that 70% of teachers were women – indeed, if one was a girl and able and/or twee, one was often encouraged into teaching, less able girls or those from less twee backgrounds were often directed towards nursing, female plebs took whatever manual unskilled work they could – and that the Nice Lady Doctors who gave children medical examinations in schools received equal pay. The Nice Lady Docs, like Edith, were virtually universally from much more privileged backgrounds, often the daughters of Top Docs and no-one was going to kick them around except for other Top Docs who treat each other dreadfully anyway while closing ranks in the face of the rest of the world. The Nice Lady Doctors were also keeping 100% schtum about the abuse of those kids, the neglect and harm that they sustained at the hands of schools, the welfare services and society at large, the problems caused by the poverty of their families and more than a few of the Nice Lady Doctors were a la Edith facilitating the organised abuse of children and Giggles. They were well-paid for doing so, it was after all a job of Such Responsibility For Strong Women…

Mavis argued that if a  woman [teacher] were to be paid at a lower rate ‘she must inevitably have worries and preoccupations which her male colleagues have not got’. Lady Astor declared ‘If this is the last vote that I ever gave in my life I would give it in favour of this amendment’.See the source image

Megan was in the House but did not speak.See the source image

Rab Butler, replying to the debate, assured the House that he was ‘as much desirous of reform as anybody else’. Which sounds like something that Dafydd would say.

Rab was a relatively junior member of the Cabinet and had to conform to Bevin’s rigid opposition to equal pay. Rab’s argument was that as Minister of Education, he himself did not employ the teachers and a legislative clause affecting pay would cut across the negotiating machinery. The amendment was carried by 117 votes to 116. Churchill’s Gov’t had been defeated for the first and only time.

Arthur Greenwood – who had been dropped from the Gov’t and was the senior non-official Labour MP – advised Rab to accept the defeat with good grace. Nye Of Chelsea said that ‘it would be very bad if the House could not express an opinion without involving national unity and the fate of the Gov’t’. The House adjourned and Churchill called an emergency Cabinet meeting to consider the situation. Bevin took his usual line ie. that any sign of weakness would have the worst possible effect on industrial relations.

The following day, Winnie told the House that ‘at this very serious time in the progress of the war, there must be no doubt or question of the support which the Gov’t enjoys in this house’. He was alluding to the cross-Channel invasion which was due to be launched at any time. The potentially invading German soldiers wouldn’t have given a stuff about the vote on equal pay, but Winnie was keen to exploit the moment. Winnie announced that the Gov’t would ask for the deletion of Thelma’s amendment and treat the issue as a vote of confidence. If they lost, the Gov’t would resign.See the source image

Mavis protested that the position was now ‘really farcical’ and suggested a Royal Commission on equal pay as a way out of the tangle. However Winnie was adamant; the vote of confidence, as it had now become, was put off for another day to enable the Whips to round up MPs who had not heard the original debate. The Gov’t obtained a majority of 394 to 28. See the source imageNye, Richard Acland and two Labour women were among the minority. The Tory women and Megan decided that they’d been put in an impossible position and they abstained.See the source image

Richard Acland was a Liberal MP from a Liberal family in Devon. The West Country was, like Wales, a Liberal (and Nonconformist) stronghold for a long time and there were very close connections between the two regions. My post ‘Devonshire Cream and Fudge’ discusses Richard Acland in detail; I blogged about Richard’s family/descendants as well, one of whom is a Top Doc, but some of the text has disappeared. Here’s the basics re Richard Acland:

Sir Richard Acland, Bt
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Born 26 November 1906

Died 24 November 1990 (aged 83)
Title Acland Baronetcy of Columb John
Term 9 June 1939 – 24 November 1990
Predecessor Francis, 14th Baronet
Successor John, 16th Baronet
Spouse(s) Anne Stella Alford
Parent(s) Francis Acland

Richard Acland was the eldest son of Sir Francis Dyke Acland, 14th Baronet, a Liberal MP who held office in Asquith’s Gov’t and Eleanor Margaret Cropper aka Lady Acland. Eleanor Acland was a passionate advocate of Votes for Women and was an active suffragist. In 1912 she organised local Women’s Liberal Associations to pass resolutions in support of the 1912 Conciliation Bill. In 1913 Lady Acland founded the Liberal Women’s Suffrage Union. In 1929 Lady Acland was elected President of the Women’s Liberal Federation serving a two-year term of office. In 1931 when Sir Herbert Samuel – disliked and distrusted by the Old Goat who at the time was out of action due to health problems exacerbated by Top Docs (see ‘And The Raven Was Called Sin…’) – led the Liberal Party into the National Government, Lady Acland supported him.

Sir Richard Acland was educated at Rugby and Balliol College, Oxford, before becoming a barrister, a member of Inner Temple a la Mr Thrope and Lord Snowdon’s dad. Acland served as the Liberal MP for Barnstaple, 1935-45 (which subsequently became North Devon, Mr Thrope’s seat,) and as the Labour MP for Gravesend, 1947-55. Sir Richard Acland was one of the founding members of the British Common Wealth Party in 1942 and was Party Chair, 1942-45. J.B. Priestley was a co-founder of the Common Wealth Party; Priestley was the lifelong closest friend of Old Nick Edwards’ parents and Old Nick knew Priestly very well.

Old Nick Image result for Rupert Edwards Lord Crickhowellwas Thatch’s Welsh Secretary, 1979-June 87, was at the helm during years of very serious criminality on the part of the Gang and approved the building of the Bryn Golau Peep Show as designed by Gwynne. Until some four weeks ago I had always assumed that Old Nick was a greedy amoral Thatcherite who didn’t care that Gwynne and Dafydd were running an international trafficking ring because it was only plebs targeted and old Nick was there to ensure that things ran smoothly for important people. I now know that Old Nick was working for the security services and was despatched to Pembrokeshire as MP in 1970 to keep the lid on the organised abuse there that was fuelled by the presence of Megan’s brother Gwilym Lloyd-George as the MP for Pembrokeshire, 15 November 1922-29 October 1924 and again, 30 May 1929-23 February 1950. Gwilym – 1st Viscount Tenby – then served as the MP for Newcastle-Upon-Tyne North, 25 October 1951-14 January 1957. Gwilym served in Gov’t under Ramsay MacDonald, Neville Chamberlain, Churchill and Anthony Eden, including as Home Secretary and Minister of Welsh Affairs, 19 October 1954-14 January 1957. Gwilym began his political career as a Liberal but defenced to the Tories. Gwilym married Edna Gwenfron, daughter of David Jones from Denbigh, in 1921. They had two children: David Lloyd George, 2nd Viscount Tenby (1922–1983), and William Lloyd George, 3rd Viscount Tenby (born 1927). Gwilym was succeeded by his eldest son, David. Gwilym’s wife Lady Tenby died in 1971. See previous posts for further details re Gwilym and is family.

Thatch appointing Old Nick Welsh Secretary in May 1979 although he had no Ministerial experience was to ensure that Gwynne and Dafydd continued in business. Old Nick was from a Swinging family himself, he absolutely was not just a man who Was Doing His Job, as discussed in previous posts. Old Nick came from an Anglo-Welsh clergy family, his forebears numbering some very eminent Bishops. See ‘The Spirit Of The Goat’.

My post ‘And The Raven Was Called Sin…’ discussed Roger Hollis, the former DG of MI5 who was alleged to be a KGB double agent, although this was hotly denied by Thatch. Hollis was from a Somerset family of Anglican and Catholic clergy and a la Old Nick, some of Hollis’s family were big figures in that field. Hollis used his position in the security services to conceal organised abuse in the Anglican and RC Church, in Somerset as well as elsewhere.

Previous posts eg. ‘He Was Looking At I In A Funny Way…’ discuss some of the serious misconduct on the part of clergy in Somerset. Thatch personally nominated George Carey for appointment as Archbishop of Canterbury because as Bishop of Bath and Wells Carey had done such a good job of concealing the excesses of clergy in Somerset, including the Dirty Vicar of Bawdrip Mr Rigg. As Archbishop of Canterbury, Carey shielded Carlo’s friend Bishop Peter Ball who had assaulted boys/young men but thanks to Carey and Carlo, Ball was able to quietly retire in 1993. Ball was later imprisoned for sex offences, after Carlo had allowed him to live rent free in a Duchy cottage at Aller on the Somerset Levels… See previous posts and comments.

Gwynne and Dafydd’s Gang included abusive clergy in Chester, in Wales and elsewhere; Cardinal Basil Hume was on board, Hume being from a medical family in Newcastle who were colleagues of Gwynne and Dafydd’s circle. Hume’s sister Madeleine was married firstly to Sir John Charles, Gov’t Chief Medical Officer who Helped Nye Create The NHS and then to Lord John Hunt of Tanworth, Cabinet Secretary, 1973-79. John Hunt was a Mandarin who colluded with the Gang; Hunt came from Minehead, a town midway between where I used to live and Mr Thrope’s constituency. Mr Thrope’s committal hearing after he was charged with conspiracy to murder was held at Minehead. David Hole, the corrupt MSF rep who was Bodger’s chief technician at St George’s (see previous posts), came from Minehead.

J.B. Priestley was married three times and also had a number of affairs, including a serious relationship with the actress Peggy Ashcroft. Peggy Ashcroft was married to Swinging high camp barrister and member of the Bloomsbury Group Jeremy Hutchinson QC. Hutchinson later married June Osborn, who as a young woman had been friends with Grocer Heath; June and her close friend each tried to persuade the other one to marry the Grocer. See the source image Hutchinson is famous for defending at the Lady Chatterley trial, but he defended many people whom he knew were guilty of serious offences, including child molesters. When Hutchinson was given a peerage later in life, he sat as a Lib Dem. See previous posts for info on Hutchinson.

Grocer Heath had much to do with the Church as a result of his enthusiasm for the organ. The Grocer’s close friend Denzil Freeth, the Tory MP for Basingstoke, 1955-64, was forced out of his seat by Lord Denning – Lord D was one of Denzil’s constituents – in the wake of the Profumo Affair because of Denzil’s Homosexual Activities becoming a little too public. Denzil went to Sherborne School, then Trinity Hall, Cambridge. After Parliament Denzil worked as a stockbroker, but his real love was classical music, including the organ. Denzil worked for the ‘The Guardian’ and the BBC as a music journo/critic. Image result for denzil freeth images Freeth served for nearly 20 years as a Churchwarden of the leading London Anglo-Catholic Church, All Saints, Margaret Street. Lord Denning forced Denzil out of the Commons just after we arrived to live in Denning’s village. Denzil was succeeded in the seat by Tory Sir David Mitchell, the father of Tory MP and Cameron’s Cabinet Minister Andrew Davies, who is married to a Nice Lady Doctor. Denzil was a big name in music and knew all the best, including this man:Image result for Denzil Freeth with Andrew Lloyd Webber

Denzil’s old school Sherborne was attended by John Pardoe, Liberal MP for North Cornwall, 31 March 1966-3 May 1979. See the source imageAt Cambridge John Pardoe was in ‘Footlights’ with the notorious, including Gang big wig Jonathan Miller, who’s dad Emmanuel Miller was one of the first child psychiatrists in Britain. Miller’s son William worked at the BBC with one of my friends who, with his wife, was forced out of the media by Sir Paul Fox, Michael Grade et al at the same time as I was forced out of medical research in the early 1990s. John Pardoe was Treasurer of the Liberal Party, 1968-69; President of the Liberal Party, 1971-72 and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party, 7 July 1976-3 May 1979. John Pardoe robustly supported Mr Thrope See the source image even after Mr Thrope had been charged and this was thought to have caused John Pardoe to lose his own seat in 1979. The Pardoes were a family of Liberal lawyers who were based in Bridgwater and Taunton. There was at least one solicitor in the practice who was happy to forge signatures of unsuspecting people on legal documents but I don’t know which solicitor it was or whether his colleagues knew about this. John Pardoe’s brother Robin farmed in the village in which I lived between the ages of 12 and 18; Brown and I used to work on Robin’s farm during the summer holidays.

Robin has two children, Simon and Rachel, who both went to school at Dartington Hall, the progressive school favoured by Bertrand Russell and the Welsh Bloomsbury Set. Dartington Hall was established by the parents of Michael Straight, one of the Cambridge Spy ring. See previous posts. Simon Pardoe went to Aberystwyth University and worked for ILEA; more recently Simon established a consultancy that seemed to provide PR for social scientists. Rachel went to Sussex University and became a psychotherapist, specialising in clients who had been sexually abused. Rachel has worked with colleagues of the Gang, including at the Tavistock, as well as in south Wales and in Bristol. For all I know Rachel might loathe them, but she must know what is going on; she has been working in the field for years now and is in a senior position.

In the General Election of 1987, John Pardoe served as campaign manager of the SDP-Liberal Alliance. Image result for sdp alliance images It was in June 1987 that the Gang were in the midst of their Cunning Plan, devised by George Thomas’s mate Leo Abse, to have me framed and imprisoned in Risley Remand Centre shortly after the June General Election; my corpse was supposed to have been found shortly after, as a result of my ‘suicide’ in Risley. Things unravelled in July when Tony Francis and Dafydd had me arrested but not enough people told enough lies. All party Leaders knew about the Cunning Plan and they were all on board because the Top Docs and Westminster Paedophile Ring were in meltdown over the conviction and jailing of Bodger’s friend Ollie Brooke. Ollie appealed against sentence in May 1987. Lord Chief Justice Geoffrey Lane released Ollie on appeal but not until June, all quiet like so as not to cause a fuss. See ‘Oliver!’ and ‘Hey, Hey DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’

Old Nick stood down from the Commons in June 1987 because he needed to be away from the scene of the crime, having been at the centre of it until then. After the Cunning Plan failed, another Cunning Plan was hatched, which failed to kill me but unfortunately killed over 30 other people.Image result for kings cross fire images

See previous posts for info about the Pardoes, the Cunning Plan etc.

Writing in 1972, J.B. Priestley described himself as ‘lusty’ and as one who has ‘enjoyed the physical relations with the sexes … without the feelings of guilt which seems to disturb some of my distinguished colleagues’. In 1921 Priestley married Emily “Pat” Tempest, Bradford librarian. Like Denis Healey and Asa Briggs, Priestley came from the Bradford area. Priestley and Pat had two daughters, Barbara  (the architect Barbara Wykeham) in 1923 and Sylvia (the designer Sylvia Goaman following her marriage to Michael Goaman) in 1924, but in 1925 Priestly’s wife died from cancer.

Sir Richard Acland’s wife was an architect.Image result for sir clough williams ellis

In September 1926, Priestley married Jane Wyndham-Lewis (ex-wife of the one-time ‘Beachcomber‘ columnist D. B. Wyndham-Lewis; they had two daughters (including music therapist Mary Priestley, conceived while Jane was still married to D. B. Wyndham-Lewis) and one son. During WW II Jane ran several residential nurseries for evacuated mothers and their children, many of whom had come from poor districts. In 1953, Priestley divorced his second wife then married the archaeologist and writer Jacquetta Hawkes. The couple lived at Alveston, Warwickshire, later in Priestley’s life.

Hawkes was born in Cambridge, the child of Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861–1947), biochemist and Nobel Prize winner, and his wife Jessie Ann (1869–1956). Jacquetta attended Perse School, before studying archaeology and anthropology at Newnham College, Cambridge, the first woman to do so. At university Jacquetta took part in the excavation of a Roman site near Colchester, and there met Charles Hawkes (1905–1992), a young archaeologist. Jacquetta married Hawkes on 7 October 1933 at Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1949 Jacquetta produced the ‘People of Britain: Origins of People’ display at the Festival of Britaina jamboree for which Mandy’s dad Herbert Morrison, who knew Lord Gnome my distant relative by marriage, was responsible. The Mandelson Line enjoys flamboyantly wasting money to boost failing Gov’ts in a desperate distraction from the ever-spreading rot.Image result for the millennium dome imagesImage result for peter mandelson images

Take this blog as your well-deserved kick in the knackers Mandy.

In 1971, Hawkes was elected Vice-President of the Council for British Archeology in recognition of her life’s work. Hawkes knew Dame Kathleen Kenyon, the huge name in archeology who was part of Lord Kenyon’s extended family. Kathleen was the daughter of Sir Frederic Kenyon, Biblical scholar and later Director of the British Museum. Her grandfather was lawyer and Fellow of All Souls College, John Robert Kenyon, and her great-great-grandfather was the politician and lawyer Lloyd Kenyon, 1st Baron Kenyon. Kathleen grew up in Bloomsbury, London, in a house attached to the British Museum, with her mother, Amy Kenyon, and sister Nora Kenyon. Kathleen attended St Paul’s Girls’ School, then Somerville College, Oxford, as did Lord Gnome’s second wife, my father’s cousin Veronica and a number of other women in Lord Gnome’s family. Thatch went to Somerville, so did Shirl, Esther, Margaret Jay and so many other ruthless old bags who had so much to conceal. One of the biggest sources of poison at Somerville was Top Doctor Dame Janet Vaughan, Principal while this crew were students there.

Janet Vaughan 1899 (born) 1993 (died) Principal of Somerville College, Oxford

1945–1967

Haematologist and radiobiologist

Vaughan was from a Bloomsbury family, the daughter of  William Wyamar Vaughan (a maternal cousin of Virginia Woolf) and Margaret “Madge” Symonds, daughter of John Addington Symonds. Janet Vaughan spent many of her younger years living in Clifton, Bristol; her father taught at Clifton College before going on to teach at grander public schools, becoming Headmaster of Rugby, old school of Tom King. See previous posts for the Rugby network utilised by King – in particular the two Headmasters who followed Janet Vaughan’s father who were in post when King was a pupil at Rugby ie. Percy Hugh Beverley Lyon1931 to 1948 and Sir Arthur Frederic Brownlow fforde1948 to 1957 – which got King into politics and assisted him throughout his career. A number of Janet Vaughan’s male relatives and forebears preferred having sex with young men and boys rather than women. One of them ended up in hot water after complaints were made by a boy whom he had molested but it was dealt with by the usual method See the source image followed by and it soon blew over. See previous posts

At Oxford, Kathleen Kenyon became the first female President of the Oxford University Archaeological Society. Kenyon worked with archeologists Tessa Wheeler and Mortimer Wheeler . Mortimer played a major role in the development of the National Museum of Wales, of which 5th Baron Lord Lloyd Kenyon was a Director.

Kathleen Kenyon was Principal of St Hugh’s College, Oxford from 1962 to 1973. Some of Lord Gnome’s family were Of St Hugh’s College… See ‘Lord Gnome, My Distant Relative By Marriage’.

Kathleen retired to the Wrexham area. From 1974 she was Hon Vice-President of Chester Archaeological Society; she died in Wrexham on 24 August 1978.

In 1958 Hawkes was involved with the founding of CND.

Hawkes was President of the Warwickshire branch of the Campaign for the Preservation of Rural England and was a Trustee of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

Hawkes was the subject of several photographers, including Lord Snowdon.

Jacquetta and Christopher Hawkes had one son, Nicholas.

J.B. Priestly died from pneumonia on 14 August 1984, as the Gwynne Row raged, at about the time that I wrote to the GMC and the month after I’d had the first appointment with Tony Francis, at which I was assured that Gwynne’s defamatory comments about me would not be transferred onto my NHS records and indeed that Gwynne’s records of lies would be destroyed…

Priestley’s daughter Mary Priestley (4 March 1925-11 June 2017) is credited for development of Analytic Music Therapy, a synthesis of psychoanalytic theory and music therapy. Drawing on the theories of Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, and Melanie Klein, analytic music therapy involves the use of musical improvisation to interpret unconscious processes. PIC Mary was the premarital child of J. B. Priestley, and Jane Wyndham-Lewis. Priestley studied piano, violin, and composition in her youth. Mary’s battle with bipolar disorder resulted in psychiatric hospitalizations throughout her life and may be said (by whom??) to have given her insights into psychoanalysis through the combination of verbal processing and nonverbal expression found in improvised music with a structured, purposeful framework. PIC

F was very keen on Carl Jung, particularly Jung’s volume ‘Man and His Symbols’. F was also keen on ‘Countryman’, the 1982 cult film about Jamaican rastamen, alternative spirituality and the battle against good and evil. F used to enjoy quoting the line from Countryman ‘There is no need to slay the wicked, just leave them to face death and they will perish’. F used to say this every time that we had more aggro from the Gang, had been arrested etc. I’ve got news for F: there’s a lot of them and although more than a few have perished, they’ve bred and are still legion…

As for Melanie Klein, in 1984 Tony Francis told me that there was a Kleinian therapist available at Ysbyty Gwynedd. I have always wondered who the Gang were passing off as a Kleinian therapist because I never met anyone who could have even pretended to be one of those with any credibility in north Wales. It was probably Dafydd, Dafydd doubled up as most things.

See post ‘The Spirit Of The Goat’ for more Priestly info.

Sir Richard was one of the founders of CND, as was Priestly. Image result for bertrand russell images

Richard Acland served as Second Church Estates Commissioner 1950–51. In 1955, Acland resigned from Labour in protest against the Party’s support for the Conservative Gov’ts nuclear defence policy, and lost Gravesend standing as an independent the same year, allowing the Conservatives to take the seat.

As an advocate of public land ownership, Acland felt it impossible to reconcile his possession of the Acland estates with his politics; in 1944 he sold his estates in Devon and Somerset to the National Trust for £134,000 (2011 equivalent £13.5 million). This decision to relinquish the Acland property led to disagreements with his wife but they reconciled. Corresponding with the National Trust, Acland said: “I am not giving you all my property. I am keeping some of it to live on, some of it to buy a house, and some of it I am giving to Common Wealth. With what is left I pay off as much of the debts as possible [these being £21,000 death duties on his father’s estate, and £11,000 accumulated debt, equivalent to circa £3 million in 2011], and then hand over the rest to you, leaving you, I regret to say, to look after what is left of the debts.” This deal was not publicly known; “in widespread publicity from which the National Trust and the Aclands emerged glowing with virtue, the entire transaction was portrayed as a gift” and “the Aclands held on to… [many heirlooms]… they were able to buy a nice house in Hampstead… there was to be an education fund for the boys; and Common Wealth received about £65,000, allowing it to win two more by-elections.” Additionally, Acland retained some rights, including the gift of the living at the parish church and entitlement to shooting and fishing. Acland’s sons were in later years displeased with the loss of the estates.

Soon after leaving Parliament, Acland took a job as a maths master at Wandsworth Grammar School, with effect from September 1955. Acland was a Senior Lecturer in Education at St. Luke’s College of Education, Exeter, between 1959 and his retirement in 1974.

Acland died in Exeter on 24 Nov 1990, at the age of 83, four days before Thatch resigned as PM. NOV 1990 – Thatch – St G’s – THE VOTES FOR AND AGAINST THATCH! – Heseltine co-ordinated – Heseltine who came from Swansea, went to Shrewsbury School a la Sir Charles Evans and the ‘Private Eye’ founders – Heseltine who was Tory MP for WHICH DEVON seat, DATES. Also Lpool link n Sir Anthony Meyers – Heseltine well-acquainted with the crimes of Gwynne and Dafydd

me arrested in Dec 1990

Acland’s colleague in the Common Wealth Party:

Thomas Henry Wintringham
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Born (1898-05-15)15 May 1898
Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Died 16 August 1949(1949-08-16) (aged 51)
Owmby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
Allegiance  Spanish Republic
 United Kingdom
Service/branch Emblem of the International Brigades.svg International Brigades
Unit The “Abraham Lincoln” XV International Brigade
Battles/wars Spanish Civil War
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Arkwright, Millie Baruch, Kitty Bowler
Children 4

Thomas Henry Wintringham was a Marxist who made a visit of some months to Moscow, after which he returned to England and formed a group of students aiming to establish a British section of the Third International, a Communist Party. In 1923, Wintringham joined the recently formed Communist Party of Great Britain. In 1925, he was one of the twelve CPGB officials imprisoned for seditious libel and incitement to mutiny. In 1930, Tom helped to found the Communist newspaper, the Daily Worker. In writing for the Communist party’s theoretic journal Labour Monthly, Tom’s LM articles and booklets were the basis for the most successful of the Communist Party’s wartime campaigns and shaped pre-war Gov’t policy on military strategy. Although at the centre of the CPGB organisation, Tom was often at odds with Communist Party policy, believing in a communism of alliance and co-operation, rather than the dominant Comintern ideology of “class against class”. Wintringham’s ideas became Party dogma when the Comintern announced the ‘Popular Front‘, a form of communism Wintringham was prepared to fight for.

In 1934, Tom became the founder, Editor and major contributor of Left Review, the first British literary journal with a stated Marxist intent, although it embraced writers of all shades of socialism, regardless of their party affiliations. Left Review established a pattern for what was to become cultural studies.

At the start of the Spanish Civil War, Wintringham went to Barcelona as a journalist for the Daily Worker, but joined and eventually commanded the British Battalion of the International Brigades. Some s He also had an affair with a US journalist, Kitty Bowler, whom he later married.

In February 1937 Tom was wounded in the Battle of Jarama. While injured in Spain he became friends with Ernest Hemingway. In 1938, the Communist Party condemned Kitty Bowler as a Trotskyist spy but Tom refused to leave her: he quit the Party instead. He came to mistrust the party’s subservience to Joseph Stalin‘s Soviet Union and Comintern. Back in England, Tom Hopkinson recruited Tom to work for the magazine Picture Post

Wintringham began to call for an armed civilian guard to repel any Axis invasion and as early as 1938 he began campaigning for what would become the Home Guard. He taught the troops tactics of guerrilla warfare. When the Communist Party promulgated its policy of staying out of WW II due to the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, Tom strongly condemned their policies. The appeasement policies of PM Neville Chamberlain led Tom to view the Tories as Nazi sympathizers and while writing for Picture Post, the Daily Mirror, Tribune and the New Statesman, Tom argued that the Tories should be removed from office.

In May 1940 Wintringham began to write in support of the Local Defence Volunteers, the forerunner of the Home Guard. On 10 July, he opened the private Home Guard training school at Osterley Park, London. Wintringham’s training methods were mainly based on his experience in Spain. He wrote many articles in Picture Post and the Daily Mirror propagating his views about the Home Guard with the motto “a people’s war for a people’s peace”.

The British Army did not dare trust Wintringham because of his Communist past. After September 1940, the British Army began to take charge of the Home Guard training in Osterley and Wintringham and his comrades were gradually sidelined. Wintringham resigned in April 1941. Despite his activities in support of the Home Guard, Wintringham was never allowed to join the organisation itself because of a policy barring membership to Communists and Fascists. Which is interesting because my grandfather was in the Home Guard in spite of his activities with Oswald Mosley, after they parted company.

In 1942 Tom founded the Common Wealth Party with Vernon Bartlett, Sir Richard Acland and J. B. Priestley. Tom and Kitty stood as Common Wealth Party candidates but neither was elected. After WW II, Wintringham and many of the founders of Common Wealth left and joined the Labour Party, suggesting the dissolving of CW.

In his later years Tom worked mainly in radio and film. He continued to write about military history, opposing the use and development of atomic weapons and championing Mao’s China and Tito’s Yugoslavia over the bureaucracy of the Soviet Union. Tom recognised and opposed the purges and repression of the Soviet Union, yet never understood that Stalin was complicit or responsible.

Tom’s later campaigns and writing were mainly centred on the formation of a ‘World Guard’ a neutral volunteer force (initially) to police Palestine and the partitioned India, and to be at the disposal of the United Nations.

Tom Wintringham died on 16 August 1949, aged 51, after a massive heart attack while he was staying with his sister at her farm in Lincolnshire.

Now Then. Vernon Bartlett, one of the Common Wealth Party founders, was the MP for Bridgy; he held the seat before Sir Gerald Wills, the MP for whom my grandfather campaigned. My grandfather and family were living in the Bridgwater area when Bartlett was MP and grandpa will have known him.

Charles Vernon Oldfield Bartlett, CBE (30 April 1894-18 January 1983) served as an MP, 1938-50: first as an Independent Progressive advocating a Popular Front, then for the Common Wealth Party, and then again as an Independent Progressive. Born at Westbury, Wiltshire, Bartlett was educated at Blundell’s School, joined the British Army during WW I but was invalided out. Bartlett became a journalist, working for the Daily Mail and later was a foreign correspondent for The Times. In 1922 Bartlett was appointed Director of the London office of the League of Nations, in which Megan, Philip Noel-Baker and their friends were central figures. Bartlett then worked for BBC radio but did not have his BBC contract renewed after his coverage of Hitler’s decision to leave the League of Nations in 1933 was deemed too sympathetic. In 1933 Bartlett joined the News Chronicle and was its diplomatic correspondent for 20 years, including a period in Spain during the Spanish Civil War.

On 18 Nov 1938, Bartlett was elected for Bridgwater as a Popular Front candidate opposed to appeasement; he held the seat for 12 years. In 1942, Bartlett et al established the Common Wealth Party and in 1945 Bartlett held his Bridgwater seat, standing as an Independent. In 1950 Bartlett joined the Labour Party and retired from Parliament.

In 1954 Bartlett retired from his work with the News Chronicle and moved to Singapore, where he was both political commentator for the Straits Times and also South East Asia correspondent for the Manchester Guardian.

Ernest Rogers Millington, DFC (15 February 1916-9 May 2009) was a Common Wealth and later Labour MP. Millington was educated at Chigwell, the College of St Mark and St John, Chelsea, and Birkbeck College, London. See the source imageMillington served with the RAF Bomber Command during WW II. Millington was elected as MP for Chelmsford in April 1945 for the Common Wealth Party. The local CW Party had six members and soon raised £200 for the electoral campaign. The local Communist Party decided not to support Millington but he received the support of much of the labour movement as he advocated a socialist programme.

Millington saw himself “as a communist with a small c”, and advocated a socialist program based on nationalisation of the land and public ownership. At the by-election he overturned a Conservative majority of 16,624 to win by 6,431 votes. Millington was one of the first public figures to question the morality of the area bombardment of Germany. Millington held his seat in 1945, joined the Labour Party in April 1946 but lost his seat in 1950. Millington later embarked on a career in education, becoming the Head of Education at Shoreditch Comprehensive School in 1965. Millington retired to France with his second wife in the early 1980s, where he lived until his death. Millington is survived by his four daughters, all of whom were by his first wife, who died in 1979.

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Richard Acland helped launch the Popular Front in December 1936.

Sir Richard Acland’s brother Arthur Geoffrey Dyke Acland (17 May 1908-14 September 1964), known as Geoffrey Acland, was also a Liberal politician. He studied at Rugby, Trinity College, Cambridge and the University of Grenoble. From 1954 to 1956, Geoffrey was the Chairman of the Liberal Party. Acland married Winifred Julian Dorothy Fothergill in 1932 and they were the parents of six children.

Sir Richard Acland and Anne Stella Alford had four sons, including John Dyke Acland and Robert D. Acland.

Sir John Dyke Acland, 16th Baronet (13 May 1939-26 September 2009) attended the Dragon School in Oxford, Clifton College, Magdalene College, Cambridge, and the University of Wisconsin. Acland married Virginia Forge, daughter of Roland Forge, on 9 September 1961. His children were Dominic Dyke Acland (born 1962), Dr Piers Dyke Acland (born 1965), and Holly Dyke Acland (born 1972). He succeeded his father as baronet on the latter’s death on 24 November 1990. Sir John Dyke Acland died on 26 September 2009, after being involved in a car accident near Bedford, England.

The CHILDREN HERE

Francis Dyke Acland’s great-grandson, Chris Acland became the drummer for shoegaze band Lush. Christopher John Dyke Acland (7 September 1966-17 October 1996) was an English musician, born in Lancaster Infirmary. He was the son of Oliver Geoffrey Dyke Acland and Judith Veronica Williams, and the great-grandson of Sir Francis Dyke Acland. Chris studied at North London Polytechnic, where he met his future Lush bandmates.

Chris played in a number of bands, including The Infection, Les Turds, A Touch of Hysteria and Panic, before founding Lush in 1988 with Steve Rippon, Emma Anderson, Meriel Barham and Miki Berenyi. Chris Acland was a fan of football and a supporter of Tottenham Hotspur F.C.. Chris and members of Moose and the Cocteau Twins formed the band The Lillies and recorded a humorous flexi-disc entitled “And David Seaman Will Be Very Disappointed About That” following the team’s victory over North London rivals Arsenal in the 1991 FA Cup semi-finals.

On 17 October 1996, after Lush had completed their tour and music festival appearances, and two days after Anderson announced a desire to quit the band, Chris Acland hanged himself in his parents’ garden in Burneside, Cumbria. His bandmates in Lush were devastated and subsequently disbanded. Chris died shortly after The Hague announced that Ronnie Waterhouse would Chair the Inquiry into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal and the Inquiry would open in early 1997.

[compare Oct 1996 dates – ‘The Price Is Right’]

 

 

Following the DATE Commons debate on equal pay to which Mavis et al contributed, teachers continued to receive unequal pay. The Gov’t did set up a Royal Commission, but on condition that it confined itself to fact-finding and made no recommendations. See the source image

The Royal Commission did not report until Oct 1946. Equal pay was ultimately granted to teachers in 1956 and became The Law Of The Land in 1970. Thousands and thousands of workers, men and women, employed in the deregulated casualised neoliberal economy are still waiting for the goodies that The Wartime Feminists Scrapped Over more than 70 years ago. See the source imageSee the source image

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I’m desirous of reform myself but we were never going to get it from Megan, Edith and Thelma and we won’t get it from Northern Asian Woman Lisa.

‘Don’t you agree Merrrrfyn?’

Mavis, the one woman who did push the boat out for what she believed was a worthy cause and what her Sisters claimed to believe was a worthy cause yet backed off when challenged by the Men whom they were going to fight with all their might on behalf of Womankind, met a sad end. At the age of 53 on 5 June 1947, Mavis ‘committed suicide by gassing herself’. Mavis had previous, she had experienced a nervous breakdown in 1940.

Mavis’s first marriage, to Captain G.H. Gott, lasted from 1915 until their divorce in 1925. Her second marriage, to Henry Tate, lasted from 1925 to their divorce in 1944. It has been alleged that Mavis was an early member of Archibald Ramsay‘s Right Club from its founding in May 1939, but this seems unlikely as Mavis was one of those protesting publicly against German persecution of the Jews in November 1938.

In 1932, as MP for Willesden West, Mavis spoke out against a clause in the National Health Insurance and Contributory Pension Bill which would penalise all married women as ‘malingerers and cheats until they have definitely proved that they are not’, though they had paid fully into the fund. On the Employment Bill of 1933 Mavis argued lucidly for more training of the unemployed: ‘it would be better to send a smaller number of people to undertake a really full course of training, and to turn them out as trained men, capable of earning good wages, than to send a larger number there and again flood the market with people who are not fully trained.’ This was an issue to which Mavis returned again and again in her Parliamentary career. In 1934 during discussion of the Employment Assistance Act, Mavis raised the issue of different benefit scales for men and women: ‘When you are dealing with the destitute, I suggest that a destitute man and a destitute woman cannot be kept for a different sum of money.’

Thelma, Edith, Megan et al didn’t concern themselves with the destitute.

Mavis argued for improvements in midwifery training, given ‘terrible figures of maternal mortality’ in 1935. The dreadful stats were indisputable, so what followed were substantially failed attempts to improve matters and Gov’t lies to conceal that even years later, maternity care was not what it should have been. It still isn’t. Birth is a high risk process but the basics re a safe delivery and effective pain relief have been known for a very long time now. Things are still going very badly wrong. The Gov’t has not told the truth re the UK’s dangerous obstetrics services at any time.

Mavis raised the issue of money for research into mental disorder and deficiency, particularly when sterilisation as a solution to mental incapacity was being advocated, also observing what were then solutions: ‘Do you mean to tell me that the padded cell is a method of cure?’

Mavis had an irritating habit of noting that Medical Science and Social Progress weren’t quite all that they were cracked up to be.

Mavis was a passionate advocate of equal pay for men and women:

The question really is one of principle. I believe that work should be done by the man or woman best qualified to do it, and that the pay should be commensurate with what the work is worth. But it is just as well to recognise, when we consider the question of women’s work, that no one has ever objected to women working. They have always worked extremely hard. They not only ran their homes, but if we go back to the Middle Ages we find that they also spun their cloth, worked hard on the land, brought up their children, and in fact produced or helped to produce most of the consumable products in the country. It is only when women begin to work for gain that the question of her work ever arises. That is a thing which it is just as well to remember when we are talking of women taking men’s work. If we look back we find it was when men began to bake bread and sell it for profit, when men began to manage the heavy laundry machinery, when men began to produce by industry the consumable products, that it was first recognised that women had no right to work for gain. Therefore, do not let us talk only of women taking men’s work, because obviously not so long ago it was the men who took the women’s work.

With regard to the Government’s attitude, we can safely say that they have given perhaps the worst possible example, as regards equal pay. We know that with regard to the Civil service, the teaching profession and everywhere where they have employed women, they have systematically employed them at a lower rate of pay than men. In spite of resolutions that have been passed by this House the position is steadily getting worse, with the result that you will inevitably have an increase in the number of women employed and a decrease in the number of men.

Mavis supported the equal rights of women within a discussion of the Nationality of Women: ‘in so far as nationality is concerned a married woman should be in the same position as a man, married or unmarried, or any single woman’, presenting a petition to that effect from 100 Commonwealth womens’ groups.

By 1936 Mavis was the Tory MP for Frome. She supported the Marriage Bill in that year, because it attempted to remove abuses of divorce law. Mavis spoke of the effects of illegitimacy upon children whose parents were unable to marry because ‘they are legally tied to partners who are in prison or in an asylum’. She challenged the employment of 14 year olds in factories, expressing concern for the deterioration of health in young people once they had left school, especially many firms took little regard of the regulations for limiting long hours and overtime; she argued again for equal pay for men and women. Mavis argued for improvements in pensions for women: ‘A woman who has had all her life to earn her own living has usually had to do so at a lower salary than a man in the same position would have earned. She has therefore not been able to save as much money as he probably could have saved.’

Mavis objected to clauses in the Marriage Bill which seemed to imply that a desertion by one partner over several years did not constitute a breakdown of a marriage; she quoted a clergyman: “If the bonds are broken, if the happy relationship of love and confidence is destroyed and cannot be re-established, if the home becomes a hell, if one partner repudiates his responsibility and leaves the other to face life alone, the re[ality] is no Christian marriage.”

Mavis Tate was an advocate of arming women to resist a German invasion in 1940.

In two areas Mavis seems to have gone against the considered advice of both colleagues and scientists.

In 1936 Mavis raised the issue of the validity of the kind of smallpox vaccination that the Gov’t was issuing, challenging the use of a living virus. In 1939 Mavis said that the lymph vaccination method to be used for the inoculation of soldiers was ‘produced partly from rabbits, and is very likely, therefore, to spread encephalitis, and is exceedingly dangerous to use’. Her statement was ignored which it probably should not have been.

In 1937 Mavis objected to the pasteurisation of milk, citing mothers in her constituency who did not care for it, claiming later ‘the nutritive value of the milk negligible and the taste nauseating’. In 1939 Mavis pursued this theme, saying that ‘pasteurisation kills not only the vitamins but the hormones in milk’, a ‘pernicious practice’. A Royal Commission that Mavis alone requested on this issue was not approved. In spite of what seemed to be general approval of pasteurisation by fellow MPs, Mavis continued to pursue the issue: ‘many people loathe pasteurised milk’, despite cases of pulmonary tuberculosis 40% of which were related to milk infection (from unpasteurised sources).

Pasteurisation was controversial among lay people but it was one of the Great Public Health Initiatives imposed on the British public by the Top Docs. Edith wouldn’t have dared speak against it. I don’t have a problem with pasteurised milk, but there were much more serious risks to people’s health – other than the extremes of Gwynne’s Giggles – that no concerns were raised over. Public health advice today has the same pitfalls.

Shortly after the end of World War II, Mavis Tate travelled with nine others to visit the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany to report on the result of the atrocities there. Mavis narrated the newsreel of this visit for British Pathé News.

At an inquest on Mavis’s death in 1947, the Coroner found that she had committed suicide while her mind was disturbed through ill-health. In a note left for her brother Mavis wrote: “As I have no one dependent on me, it seems to be the wiser thing to end my life. An invalid is only a national liability. Today I cannot endure the extensive, constant pain in my head and I have had practically no sleep at all for week after week.” According to the medical evidence, she worked harder than any normal person could be expected to work and it was all in the interest of other people. She faced intense pain from kidney trouble with great courage. Her brother, Col. Kenneth Hogg, said she was always trying to do too much. Her illness dated from the time she visited the Buchenwald horror camp in 1945.

Mavis’s death was reported in a Perth-based newspaper, the Western Australian, on 11 June 1947:

SICKNESS CAUSES SUICIDE
Former Woman M.P.’s Death LONDON, June 10.— At the inquest today on the death of Mrs. Mavis Tate (53), a former member of Parliament who was found dead from coal-gas poisoning, the Coroner found that she had committed suicide while her mind was disturbed through ill-health. In a note left for her brother Mrs. Tate wrote: “As I have no one dependent on me, it seems to be the wiser thing to end my life. An invalid is only a national liability. Today I cannot endure the extensive, constant pain in my head and I have had practically no sleep at all for week after week.” According to the medical evidence Mrs. Tate worked harder than any normal person could be expected to work and it was all in the interest of other people. She faced intense pain from kidney trouble with great courage. Her brother, Col. Kenneth Hogg, said Mrs. Tate was always trying to do too much. Her illness dated from the time she visited the Buchenwald horror camp in 1945.

Political Wimmin today admire Thatch if they’re on the right and if they’re mainstream Labour Party Wimmin they are obliged to state that Barbara Castle Is My Political Hero. A few will name Red Ellen and fewer still Constance Markievicz. More than a few bollocking on in north Wales wax lyrical about Megan. I’ve never heard anyone mention Mavis, who didn’t back down when faced with obstruction and made sane workable suggestions when obstacles were put in her way, only to watch the Brave Battling Wimmin melt away.

Mavis the Tory who actually bothered to think of people at the very bottom of society as well as professional people facing unfairness, the destitute, the children of people who were in asylums…

I would suggest that Sister Hutt erects one of her Purple Plaques to commemorate Mavis, but Mavis is worth rather more than that.

Mavis made quite a nuisance of herself and with Ministers who would have wielded influence with the Top Docs who will have been charged with Treating Mavis when she was ill and with the Coroner who presided over Mavis’s Inquest. Extracts from Hansard starring Mavis – there are a lot of them – are fascinating. Here are just some:

MENTAL DEFICIENCY.

HC Deb 03 March 1936 vol 309 

76. Mrs. TATE

asked the Minister of Health how many local authorities have made use of their powers under the Mental Treatment Act, 1930, to provide money for research into mental disorder and deficiency; and how much money they have provided?

Mr. SHAKESPEARE

Owing to financial considerations, schemes have not yet been initiated under the specific provisions referred to; but the most recent record of the varied and extensive research work proceeding Public Mental Hospitals and Mental Deficiency Institutions will be found in Part II of the Board of Control’s Report for 1934.

77. Mrs. TATE

asked the Minister of Health how much money was spent in Great Britain upon research into the causes of mental deficiency and disorder from public money and from voluntary, sources, respectively, in each of the years 1924 and 1934?

Mr. SHAKESPEARE

I regret that this information is not available.

Viscountess ASTOR

Does the hon. Gentleman think that, owing to the appalling increase of mental deficiency, no consideration of finance ought to stop research into the causes of it?

Mr. SHAKESPEARE

I think that that is so, and a great deal of money has been spent in various researches.

Mr. MESSER

Was the return of the Government an indication of the increase?

Geoffrey Shakespeare – Megan link- See post ‘          ‘.

Mr Messer HERE

MINISTRY OF HEALTH.

HC Deb 16 July 1936 vol 314 

Motion made, and Question proposed, That a sum, not exceeding £15,628,150, be granted to His Majesty, to complete the sum necessary to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1937, for the Salaries and Expenses of the Ministry of Health; including Grants, a Grant in Aid, and other Expenses in connection with Housing, certain Grants to Local Authorities, etc., Grants in Aid in respect of Benefits, etc., under the National Health Insurance Acts, certain Expenses in connection with the Widows’, Orphans and Old Age Contributory Pensions Acts, and other Services.” [Note.—£6,000,000 has been voted on account.]

4.2 p.m.

The MINISTER of HEALTH (Sir Kingsley Wood)

The Estimates for my Department, which amount to some £21,000,000, show a net increase of some £1,200,000 over those of 1935. The increases arise mainly from increased provisions for housing, improved rural water supplies and health insurance, but the Committee will know that since the introduction of the block grant system the Estimate does not reflect the increase in Exchequer assistance for public health services generally. The additional money included in the block grant for the first period was £5,000,000 a year, and there was an increase of a further £350,000 a year for the second grant period. The growth of expenditure during the period which ends on 31st March next, will also involve a substantial increase in the grants for next year, much of which will be attributable to the development of the public health services.

I think I can say that no country is making such provisions for its social services. During the present year our expenditure on all such services, including the amount raised by local rates, will reach the considerable figure of £420,000,000. I am glad to think that at least some 30,000,000 men, women and children will benefit by one or more of these services. In addition to such expenditure we also have to note a further provision which is being made and which is also playing its part in our national efforts to promote good health and better conditions. There has recently been a considerable expansion in public works. Last year the total amount sanctioned rose from £26,000,000 to practically £36,000,000, a figure which has been exceeded only twice since the War, and then under exceptional conditions. These works include large sums for hospitals, improved drainage, street lighting, public baths, open spaces and water works, and so far as the last-named is concerned the figure is much higher than in any previous year.

Therefore, I can say that much money is being spent, and I believe the nation will not grudge it. But I think it right that we should emphasise the need for careful spending and good administration and the importance of obtaining adequate value for such a vast expenditure. We should not forget that the great purpose of all this expenditure, apart from securing healthier and happier lives for the people, is to increase the number of men and women who can stand on their own feet and shape their own lives with a minimum of dependence on others. I ask this question this afternoon: Is all this expenditure worth while? Are we getting a good return for the money that is being spent? Are our people benefiting? I think I can reply in this way: That better sanitation, better housing, our efforts to improve methods of prevention and methods of diagnosis and treatment of disease, and especially the diffusion of knowledge and a growing interest in the principles of health, have borne good fruit.

As I stated in the course of the Debate last week, the improvement in the health of the nation continne3 and it does not come by accident. There were two significant sign-posts last yeas. We measure length of life by death and we measure communal mortality by the death rate per 1,000 living. The first significant sign is contained in the latest figures furnished by the Registrar-General, which show a death rate for 1935 of 11.7 per thousand of the population. The expectation of life at birth has increased by seven years in the last 20 years. The second sign of the times is to be found in the facts relating to infantile mortality. Last year the figure per 1,000 live births was 57, the lowest on record in this country and one which is satisfactory when compared with even so recent a date as 1929, when it was 74. At last also the maternal mortality rate showed a slight decrease compared with previous years. I wish to remind the Committee that the significance in the decline of the death rate can be better appreciated if we analyse it in terms of persons living in each age group. Of persons living in each quinquennium, from five years of age upwards to 45, the number dying is less than half what it was 50 years ago, and in the age group under five it is less than one-third. There are other interesting figures. At all ages women have the advantage over men. An average woman can count on outliving an average man by between 12 months and four years. The mortality of widows is heavier than that of either single or married women, and at all ages from 25 to 60 the rates of mortality for married women are lighter than those of spinsters. It is not revealed whether a married man has a similar prospect in relation to a bachelor.

Last year the principal infectious diseases showed no unusual or disquieting features. Influenza gave rise to no anxiety; we were entirely free from smallpox. At the same time our knowledge of certain of these diseases has been widely extended. A great deal of light has been thrown on the causation of scarlet fever and its relationship to other infective conditions, such as tonsilitis and erysipelas; and even influenza, the most illusive and deadly of the infections, has been made to yield up some of its secrets, as is shown by the progress of the researches conducted by the Medical Research Council and the Ministry. Unlike scarlet fever, diphtheria has not shown a progressive loss of virulence, but against it we have the aid of anti-toxin and immunisation. Anti-toxin, given early enough and amply enough, has already saved many young lives, and it is now possible by the artificial immunisation of children of the pre-school age to reduce very considerably the danger of contracting the disease in the most susceptible years of life.

So far as enteric fever is concerned, it has been the experience of every sanitary district that the number of cases of this disease has fallen step by step with gratifying precision as the facilities for a proper water supply, proper sewerage and sewage disposal have been increased. But infectious disease is still the cause of many deaths and much disablement in early youth. It is responsible for over 60 per cent. of all deaths from the ages of one to 15 years. But at the same time there has been a remarkable decline in the mortality from infectious diseases during these age periods. Death rates at ages under 15 per 1,000,000 living have declined, in respect of measles from 750 in 1910 to 201 in 1933, in scarlet fever from 200 to 63, in diphtheria from 384 to 261, and in whooping-cough from 798 to 237.

It has been found even possible to turn an infectious disease to a beneficial purpose. Malaria, the greatest scourge of the tropical world, is now recognised as the most efficacious, and indeed the only treatment for general paralysis of the insane; and with a view of making this treatment generally available, the Ministry, in collaboration with the London County Council, maintain a laboratory where mosquitoes are bred and infected with pure strains of malaria for the practice of malaria therapy. During 1935 the laboratory complied with 318 requests for this material, which was received from 118 hospitals in England and Wales, three in Ireland, and one in Scotland. Certain other institutions were also supplied and mosquitoes with benign tertian malaria were sent by air mail to directors of clinics in Austria, Germany, and Rumania.

There is, of course, another side to the health balance sheet. Tuberculosis and cancer, for instance, still take their deadly toll. Nearly 30,000 persons were certified to have died from tuberculosis in England and Wales last year. There has been much advance here also. It is 11,000 fewer than 10 years ago. Cancer is, unfortunately, still one of the chief killing diseases. Deaths from this cause are over 60,000 every year—twice the number dying from tuberculosis. But cancer should not be regarded as a hopeless disease. Although its cause still remains obscure, there are to-day means of treating it such as there have never been before. Only a few years ago the word “tuberculosis” was taboo. People were afraid to mention it. They put off consulting their doctors long after they suspected that they had the disease, for they dreaded to have their convictions confirmed. That attitude to tuberculosis is almost entirely a thing of the past and in most cases it can be cured if advice is taken in time. The same in a large measure is true of cancer. We shall have made a great step towards solving the problem of early and timely diagnosis if we can banish unreasoning fear in the minds of our people. Here, I suggest, is a field in which the local authorities can render great assistance by judicious propaganda as part of their health educational work.

There is another disease which affects many, and which not so many years ago was treated more like a criminal offence than anything else. I should like to say a word or two about our mental deficiency service. In no branch of our public health service has there been such a striking change as has been effected in recent years, both with regard to national outlook and our methods of treatment. We all remember the question, “Can’st thou not minister to a mind diseased?” We can answer that question with more confidence and hope to-day. Much is now being done which has not only transformed the whole atmosphere and outlook of mental treatment but is designed to give better and healthier conditions of living to those who are mentally afflicted. There is the increasingly important part which occupational therapy and recreation are playing in the treatment of mental disorders. There is greater organisation of outdoor games and dancing, and we are told that, for an improving patient in particular, a good hair cut and shampoo have a real tonic value, particularly in the case of young women. The end of 1935 completed the first five years of the Mental Treatment Act which has produced one result so striking and far reaching that it deserves our special attention. It enabled voluntary patients to be received in any public mental asylum, which meant that for the first time rate-aided persons generally could be treated on a voluntary basis. These provisions have had remarkable results. In the first year of the operation of the Act, 1931, voluntary admissions represented 7.1 per cent. of the total admissions and certified admissions 91.1 per cent. The voluntary admissions have steadily increased and in 1935 they rose to 24 per cent. while certified admissions fell to 70.7 per cent. Nearly a quarter of the admissions to public mental hospitals are now on a voluntary basis. I am sometimes told that the mental deficiency service is a costly one, but, from the point of view of finance alone, if we did not provide proper and humane provisions for the defectives, we might well have to pay a bigger bill in all the social and other consequences which would ensue if we failed to undertake this work. I am glad to think that there are higher and better motives which animate us all and advance in this service is bringing control and self-respect to many sufferers.

We should not forget that the Cure and prevention of disease is, after all, a negative policy unless it is aided by schemes to promote health. Much also can be done by the self help of each individual citizen. The nation is undoubtedly becoming more health minded. We see it particularly in the younger generation in their growing appreciation of the importance of keeping fit, and in the increasing value that they place on physical recreation and the open-air life. But there is one aspect of health affairs which provokes some attention and cannot be regarded with the same satisfaction. Our unquenchable medicinal thirst still continues, and it is suggested with some truth that we are rapidly becoming a nation of confirmed medicine drinkers. In Scotland doctors generally have never adopted the custom of dispensing medicine for their patients, and the patients have not been induced to consider a bottle of medicine a necessary corollary of a visit to a doctor. In England, on the contrary, for generations past doctors have themselves, with few exceptions, dispensed medicines and their patients have come to regard a visit to a doctor as synonymous with the receipt of medicine. In the result the cost of providing medicine per head of the insured population in England regularly exceeds that in Scotland by approximately 50 per cent. There are no known facts connected with the incidence of disease in the two countries to account for this wide divergence in the cost of medicine, and no one will suggest that the standard of treatment of the Scottish practitioner is lower than that of his English colleague or that his results are less satisfactory. In fact—these are rather remarkable figures—there were no fewer than 57,000,000 prescriptions issued in 1934 under the Health Insurance Acts. Of course, drugs are necessary, but medication by drugs is not enough, or perhaps is too much.

I have spoken of our health efforts. Let me now speak of what we are doing in co-operation with other nations. Those who may have doubts about certain aspects of the League of Nations should have none with reference to the value and importance of the League’s medical work. Our own representatives there have played a considerable and distinguished part not only in the periodic statistical reports on international hygienic co-operation but in the cordial co-operation between the medical men of the different nations of the world in which good work has been and is being done. One of our leading medical journals put it like this: It is in the habit of quiet serious cooperation of men and women of different nations, having in common a medical training and a desire to solve some scientific problem, that the Health Organisation has carried out its best work. Good health is bound up with good housing and I want to say a word about that. There has been an unprecedented output of houses since the War. It has played an important part in the national recovery and in the increased employment that it has provided. Last week I made a quotation from the right hon. Gentleman the Member for West Stirling (Mr. Johnston). I will make another, because it is equally satisfactory to me. He said a few weeks ago: I should say our generation has made its big contribution to housing reform. We have certainly done more in the last 15 years to provide decent homes for the people than any previous generation ever did. The slums are going. Ten years more and the foul, sanitationless human death traps from which capitalist investments reaped profit will have gone. I think that is a very fair statement so far as the health aspect is concerned. Well over 3,000,000 houses have been erected since the Armistice, and a gratifying feature in recent building activity has been the increasing proportion of houses built for people of moderate means. Out of 323,926 houses built last year, 271,389 were built by private enterprise without assistance and 90 per cent. of that total were houses up to £26 rateable value. It is remarkable how these figures have risen, because in 1926 the proportion was 70 per cent., in 1930 it had risen to 74 per cent., and it is now 90 per cent. Only in the last two years have statistics been obtained by my Department which enable us to distinguish houses built for letting and houses of a rateable value not exceeding £13. During that two years unassisted private enterprise has been building small houses not exceeding £13 rateable value at the rate of 100,000 a year, and a third of these have been built to let. The returns so far as local authority building is concerned are equally satisfactory. I want to encourage both. The last half year was the best building half year that we have ever had, no fewer than 174,000 houses having been built for the half year ending 31st March, 1936, the best previous one being 168,000 in the half year ended 31st March, 1935. The output of houses by all agencies shows how substantial has been the addition to the supply of working-class accommodation in this country. I will refer to three records because they are most remarkable and encouraging. The real and greatest housing needs at the present time are small houses and houses to let, and for the half year ended March, 1936, local authorities and private enterprise—this is for six months only—provided no fewer than 80,000 small houses, easily a record for the country. As far as houses to let are concerned they are now being built, I am glad to say, at the rate of 100,000 a year, which is another record.

Mr. ELLIS SMITH

What about the rents?

Sir K. WOOD

I find that at the Department there is no record of rents, but I have thought that it would be advisable for the Departments to have some information about rents and I am asking local authorities to supply it to me.

Mr. WHITELEY

For the purposes of having a correct comparison, is the right hon. Gentleman able to say exactly how many of these houses have been built by local authorities and how many by private enterprise?

Sir K. WOOD

I will ascertain the exact proportion and let the hon. Member know during the Debate, but it is one of the most encouraging signs of the times—and I am sure that the hon. Gentleman will agree with me—that private enterprise is now beginning to build small houses and also houses to let.

Mr. QUIBELL

Very few.

Sir K. WOOD

My hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary thinks that it is about half and half, about 50 per cent., but I will find out the exact figure. I am glad to say that slums are going. Successful progress is being made and already some 400,000 slum dwellers have obtained new and better housing accommodation and at this period slum dwellers are going to new and better homes at the rate of about 6,000 every week. There is every reason to believe that, except for a few large towns, the programmes of local authorities will be well completed within the five-year period. For the benefit of the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Wakefield (Mr. Greenwood), because he will be interested in these figures, I should like to make an addition to what I said about housing in my observations last week. In my speech in this House last week I gave some interesting figures from Manchester to dispel the suggestion which is sometimes made that health has not improved by transference from the slum to a new housing estate.

I said that I was obtaining similar figures from other towns. I wanted to have something for the right hon. Gentleman this afternoon with special interest to him, and I have now the figures from Wakefield. They cover a smaller population than the Manchester figures, but they are no less striking. The figures which I will give for Wakefield relate to two slum areas with a population of about 1,150, and a new estate with a population of 2,500. I will give the death rates for the whole city, the two slum areas and the new estate. The crude death rate for the whole city is 13.3, but in the slums it is 17.3, and on the new estate 8.8. The infantile mortality rate in the city is 64, in the slums 147, and on the new estate 43. I could give a number of other figures of the same character, but Wakefield—and I know that the right hon. Gentleman will agree with me for he has never supported any other suggestion—certainly confirms the view that slum clearance is worth while.

I want to say a few words about overcrowding. It is now possible to say that the great proportion of local authorities will soon be proceeding with the actual abatement of overcrowding itself. The Housing Act of 1935 set up a statutory universal standard by which overcrowding was to be measured, and machinery to ensure that at the earliest possible date no family in this country should have less than the minimum accommodation provided in accordance with the statutory standard. The standard adopted, in my judgment, is a beginning. It represents the minimum amount of accommodation capable of early enforcement, and I hope and believe that the standard will no doubt be improved as progress is made in our present housing efforts. It should not be forgotten that in the meantime overcrowded families who are rehoused by the local authorities will be rehoused on the basis of standards laid down in Section 37 of the 1930 Act as appropriate to the rehousing operations of local authorities. I am glad to say that the appropriate surveys have, for the most part, been made.

Mr. GEORGE GRIFFITHS

The right hon. Gentleman says that the local authorities must rehouse on the basis of the standard in Section 37 of the 1930 Act. Have private owners to do the same?

Sir K. WOOD

No. I was telling the Committee that the appropriate surveys have for the most part been made, and that for at least three-quarters of the authorities in the country and for at least three-quarters of the area, 1st January will be the appointed day for bringing the overcrowding code into operation in this country. I have fixed 1st August as the date by which all local authorities are to submit their general proposals for the provision of rehousing shown to be necessary by the overcrowding survey. I will say—again I think with general agreement—that the execution of these two programmes, slum clearance and overcrowding, will provide a substantial building programme for local authorities, but it is a programme which, in my judgment, is well within their powers, and it is not outside their capacity, and I do not think that it competes with the maintenance of activity by the building industry itself.

I would now like to refer to one or two what may be called subsidiary matters in connection with housing, although I would not like so to describe these matters. Undoubtedly many problems arise from the great exodus which is taking place, and to many people who go to the new estates it is not a small matter to uproot the family and transplant them in strange surroundings, often removed from former neighbours and friends. I am glad to think that there has been a great response by large numbers to the better conditions in which they now find themselves, and that there is a real pride taken in their new homes. But many miss the old stir and the scenes and attractions of the city and the town, and I believe that there is a great need for providing for their social interest, clubs and institutions. Leisure for many is increasing, and I attach great importance—and I have myself called the attention of local authorities to it—to the need for community centres and matters of that kind. The local authorities possess the necessary statutory powers, and many are already doing something in this connection. In all these cases, or, at any rate, in the great majority of cases of large aggregations of people, some provision of this kind is very necessary and right. I hope and believe that it will be forthcoming. What is, perhaps, almost as necessary as these community centres is that we should secure the right type of leaders and organisers among men and women who can make these things thoroughly successful. I believe that a great deal can be done in that particular connection.

I would also say that in housing—and the Committee, again, will agree with me—quality as well as quantity is important. It is useless for us to replace old and unfit houses with houses which fail to provide conditions conducive to health, amenity and comfort. It is not only important that our standards of construction should be high, but that the type of house built should be suitable both to the needs of those to be housed and for the character of the district. I have recently communicated a number of suggestions to the local authorities as to the type of house to be built under the 1935 Act, emphasising that the execution of their schemes should be entrusted to persons of experience capable not only of producing well-built houses but houses of architectural merit. It is possible for a new house to be healthy and comfortable, and at the same time unpleasing to the eye of the beholder, and it is also possible for an old cottage to be picturesque to the eye and a source of discomfort and ill-health to the occupant. I suggest that in our new houses there is no reason why we should not combine the virtues and avoid the vices.

The enforcement of local by-laws play an important part in the control of building standards, but they deal only with a certain part of the building structure, and the administration of by-laws cannot take the place of full specifications and proper and continuous technical supervision. I was very glad indeed to note the assurance, as I daresay did the right hon. Gentleman, recently given by Sir Harold Bellman on behalf of the building societies, that they would do all they could to co-operate in this matter, and I believe that they can do a great deal. Many private purchasers of small houses have to buy their houses ready built. They are often not in a position to employ an architect and to have the building carried out to specification, and a number of complaints have been made in this connection that houses have proved to be defective. I am very glad to bring to the attention of the Committee this afternoon the fact that in order to meet the needs of these people the National Federation of Building Trades Employers have advanced a scheme for the future establishment of good house building standards, and the essential of the scheme is that builders should undertake to conform to a full specification and give a guarantee to that effect to the purchaser. The house itself would be certified by a central body set up by the federation. I have referred the matter to the Central Housing Advisory Committee to consider and report. Certain difficulties undoubtedly may yet have to be overcome and certain adjustments may be necessary, but I welcome the proposal as an earnest endeavour on the part of the building industry to help to eliminate the jerrybuilder from our midst.

It has been conveyed to me that the hon. Gentleman opposite would like me to say a few words about planning. It is in the nature of planning that the results are for the most part in the future, but here also I am glad to know that much progress has been made. At the close of August, 1931, over 7,000,000 acres of land were under planning control. County councils were only just beginning to interest themselves in the work and few effective measures had been taken for the preservation of the countryside, but I am glad to say that there was much agreement among all parties on the importance of planning and even of the methods by which it should be carried out. The National Government took over from their political opponents the Bill which became the Town and Country Planning Act, 1932. I will give a few of the results that have come about as a result of that Act. There are two main matters of note, speaking generally in connection with planning, to which I should like to refer. What has been very necessary has certainly come about, and that is the co-operation which landlords, both great and small, have willingly extended to the planning authorities, which has shown that there is genuine support for planning in all classes of the community.

In the second place, in regional planning local authorities are, for the most part, co-operating well, and much is owed to the county councils who have availed themselves of the Act of 1932 with enthusiasm and determination, for which no praise can be too high. The result has been that on 31st March, 1933, there were over 9,000,000 acres of land being planned. In the past three and a-quarter years the figure has more than doubled, and is now nearly 20,000,000 acres, or more than half the total acreage of the country. The half of the country under control is the half where building development is going on, or where some particularly fine stretch was threatened with spoliation.

As far as regional planning is concerned, there are 122 executive joint committees in existence, many of them operating over wide areas. Much, I am glad to say, has also been done by way of interim development control. I would suggest that the results of planning are already manifest in many parts of the country. For instance, by the efforts of the two Sussex county councils and the help of landowners the South Downs have been saved from sporadic building. Surrey is doing the same for the North Downs, and schemes for preservation are making good progress in the Lake District, on the Norfolk Broads, in the Peak District and Dovedale, and large areas are annually being reserved by planning authorities for public open spaces. So far as housing is concerned I am under a considerable debt to the Housing Advisory Committee, which I had the honour of setting up some time ago, and upon which several hon. Members of this House have been most helpful in all their work. I can report to the Committee that the Housing Advisory Committee is doing good and useful work and is a very valuable adjunct to the Ministry.

As to maternity and child welfare work, I do not think there is much need for me to refer to it in detail, because on the introduction of the Midwives Bill I gave a report of the continued progress that is being made in the provisions generally for the mother and the Child. I should, however, like to say that further steps have recently been formulated through local authorities with a view to securing systematic and periodical health visiting for all children under the age of five who do not attend school, as part of our policy of making provision for those gaps which at present exist in the services.

Miss WARD

Is that to be compulsory?

Sir K. WOOD

It is a matter for the local authorities, but I have communicated with them and I have no reason to suppose for a moment that they will not do all they can in connection with this matter. I have also endeavoured to give every encouragement to day nurseries for young children whose mothers go out to work or whose conditions are such that their health would benefit by the daily supervision that can be obtained through a day nursery.

Let me say a few words about water supply, in case the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Wakefield may say that I have forgotten it. The authority for water supplies is my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary, who is a water diviner. In the urban areas the position generally is satisfactory in that supplies are adequate to meet present needs and any demands likely to arise in the near future. As far as rural areas are concerned, with the aid of the £1,000,000 grant there is no doubt that the back of the rural water problem has been broken. Schemes, with the aid of the grant, have been undertaken in 2,350 parishes, at a total estimated cost of £7,000,000. In addition, since March, 1934, loans have been sanctioned totalling £1,340,000 for schemes in 400 parishes. Regional advisory water committees have been established in eight areas for a population of 14,000,000. I am now awaiting the report of the Joint Select Committee of the two Houses who are considering the better conservation and organisation of the water supplies and resources of the country. When I receive their report I hope that it may be possible for me to take further action in regard to it.

I am much indebted to the Committee for listening to me so long and patiently. I hope they will not think that I have unduly trespassed on their time, but we do not have many opportunities of going into these matters, which are of considerable moment to millions of our people. While we spend, of necessity, much time on other matters, I do think it is well for us to spend, at any rate, one day in considering matters so vital to our fellow-men and women. I hope the Committee will feel that so far as my colleague and I are concerned, although we of necessity have had to recount progress that has been made during the year, I have indicated sufficient to assure them that complacency and self-satisfaction can play no real part in our work, because there is still very much to be done.

I think the claim can be legitimately made that steady and continuous progress is being made in the building up of the health of the nation. That is in the main due to those vast numbers of men and women, for the most part unknown, who serve on our local authorities or in connection with our fine voluntary organisations. It is also due to our general practitioners and other doctors, to the nurses and the men who spend long days and nights in laborious research, and not least to the devoted officers and servants of the State and the municipalities. It is through these agencies, aided by an enlightened public opinion and generous public aid, that we are surely securing the purpose for which the Ministry of Health was instituted, namely, to improve the health and happiness of our people throughout the land.

4.55 p.m.

Mr. ARTHUR GREENWOOD

I cannot understand the unusual modesty of the right hon. Gentleman. I have never regarded modesty as one of his major qualities, and I see no reason why he should have apologised for keeping the Committee in the performance of his duty and informing them of the activities of his Department. I have learned a new phrase this afternoon. I have learned a description of the right hon. Gentleman for which I have been searching for years. When I sat on the Front Government Bench and the right hon. Gentleman sat over here I wondered how to describe him. Now, I have got the proper description—”a benign mosquito.” I thank the right hon. Gentleman for his perfect self-description.

Sir K. WOOD

It is excellent for the treatment of the insane.

Mr. GREENWOOD

I am drawing no conclusions from the right hon. Gentleman’s description. Now that he sits there he is no longer a benign mosquito. He is a sort of benevolent uncle. I think there must have been some transmigration of soul. Perhaps at some future time, when political fortunes change, the right hon. Gentleman may really become a benevolent uncle announcing the Children’s Hour at the B.B.C. He has made a speech which one anticipated in which, by implication, he attributed the whole of the nation’s progress for the last 50 or 60 years to the actions of the National Government. But I am glad to think that, also by implication, he at least paid some tribute to Acts of Parliament which were put on the Statute Book when we occupied opposite places in this House His references to the operations of the Mental Treatment Act and the Housing Act, 1930, are to be welcomed on this side of the Committee.

The right hon. Gentleman occupies a post of very great importance, and I am certain that he feels proud of the position, because he realises individually, if not collectively, that it is far better to heal the sores of an imperfect social system than to pave the way to war, that clinics are far better than bombing aeroplanes and that maternity centres and hospitals are infinitely superior to casualty clearing stations. I hope the right hon. Gentleman is going to look very closely to the interests of the social services which he administers and supervises, and which it is part of his duty to inspire. I regard our social services, which have been built up by all political parties in the State for three or four generations, as one of our greatest national achievements. They have been built up clumsily, it is true. They have not been conceived as a perfectly coordinated system. They have, in the curious British fashion, been moulded to meet insistent social evils as they have imprinted themselves on the public mind, but without our social services this country would be infinitely weaker and poorer than it is to-day.

One of my chief criticisms of the last five years is that the National Government thought it necessary in what they regarded as the national interest—I am trying to be as unprovocative as possible to-day, which is rather a new role for me to play in this House—and in their wisdom, to put a break on the big social services and to damp down the greater progress that might have been made. I cannot believe that even in a financial crisis that was wise national policy. Money can be saved, but health, life, vigour and vitality once they have gone can very rarely be restored. We look forward to the right hon. Gentleman taking off the brake and giving the signal for full-speed ahead. I should like to ask him to try to persuade the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who has also occupied the office of Minister of Health on more than one occasion, to loosen his purse-strings for the constructive social services, and to show the same generosity there that he has shown to the rearmament programme of the Government. Again, I am not trying to be provocative; I am restraining myself, but it is unfortunate that while the Chancellor of the Exchequer has declared how sorry he is that he can find no money for the social services, the three fighting Services find in him an openhearted friend. In the view of the Labour party the social services of this country are absolutely fundamental to national well-being, and we look to the right hon. Gentleman the Minister of Health, as the standard-bearer of our cause, going out to do battle with the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

I have had some little experience of Chancellors of the Exchequer and they all seem to be equally parsimonious. No Chancellor of the Exchequer has ever rushed into another Department offering promissory notes. To get money out of the Chancellor of the Exchequer is like getting butter out of a dog’s mouth. But the Minister of Health has this advantage, that the Chancellor of the Exchequer is an ex-Minister of Health and has boasted on many occasions that as a result of his mighty efforts as Chancellor of the Exchequer in successive Budgets, he has rescued the country from national ruin and put it on a basis of prosperity. If that be true, the social services should share in the prosperity. The right hon. Gentleman’s Estimates do not show that this is happening. His Estimates this year are increased because of perfectly automatic increases, which would have taken place altogether apart from any alterations in legislation. I would do everything I could to help the right hon. Gentleman to carry on his work. There is one suggestion I want to make. I could not carry it out myself, because I do not possess the art of advertisement, which is one of the qualities of the right hon. Gentleman.

Mrs. TATE

Perhaps you have nothing to advertise.

Mr. GREENWOOD

I am not sure that the right hon. Gentleman has very much to advertise. I do not want to be drawn into making a provocative speech. I am only saying that the right hon. Gentleman when he was Postmaster-General did put the Post Office on the map. He did that by advertising. Why should he not advertise health? He was made the chief propaganda officer of the National Government because of his great capacity for advertisement, which I acknowledged fully, and entrusted with the enormous responsibility of trying to advertise a decaying National Government, a task which he did with a certain amount of success—I admit that, too. Having these great qualities, which I do not possess myself, I hope he will use them to the advantage of the public health services of the country and, in an American phrase, advise the people to buy health. I am sure he could do it admirably, because his experience as Postmaster-General has proved it. We all desire to see a development of the health services, and now that there is a return to prosperity I hope the right hon. Gentleman will do something actively and vigorously to promote the health services.

I am not going to discuss the question of malnutrition as it affects the right hon. Gentleman’s Department. He wound up his speech by saying that neither he nor the Parliamentary Secretary found any reasons for complacency. I agree. There is no reason why anybody should be complacent about the situation in the country in regard to the health of the people, but I think the right hon. Gentleman was inclined to be a little complacent as to the question of malnutrition. He has it in his power by moral pressure and lofty appeals to do something in the matter of the nutrition of our people, by means of the provision of milk and meals for expectant and nursing mothers, and for infants and young people under school age. A considerable number of local authorities do provide for expectant mothers, and many of them for nursing mothers, milk or meals. I should like the right hon. Gentleman to carry out a great advertising campaign, because he is par excellence the real advertiser of the Government, and do something to get local authorities to do rather more than they are doing now in the way of the provision of nutrition for expectant and nursing mothers. I am not denying that a good deal has been done, and what information is available goes to show that the provision is of great social value. I am sure that the right hon. Gentleman will agree that if all mothers could be assured of proper nutrition we might make some impression on the problem of maternal mortality, and we should certainly make a considerable impression on the standard of physique among our people.

I was glad to hear the right hon. Gentleman say that he intends to do something for the toddlers between one year and five years. It is unfortunate that the drive which took place up to 1931 for better provision for children under school age was stopped, and that the progress which has taken place since, compared with the previous development, has been negligible, but I am glad that the right hon. Gentleman is now taking this question into his consideration. He has put on the Statute Book this Session a Midwives Act. I told him my views of the Measure on the Second Reading. It is a good Measure as far as it goes, but it does not go very far. I hope the right hon. Gentleman who has made this contribution to the solution of the problem of maternal mortality, in which Members on all sides are interested, will back up the Act by a co-ordinated campaign to bring pressure on local authorities to develop other powers which already exist to deal with this problem, the development of ante-natal services, increasing the provision of maternity homes and hospitals, and urging upon the people the tremendous importance of the provision of home helps. He has the power not to command but to charm, the influence to attract local authorities to extend their activities in these directions.

The right hon. Gentleman spoke about the progress of town and country planning, and I am glad to think that the Town and Country Planning Act is making progress. I realise the difficulties and delays which are inherent in a problem of this character, but I hope the right hon. Gentleman will leave no stone unturned and will press on as rapidly as possible. It is true that certain progressive and far-sighted local authorities in the country, as well as other bodies and also large landowners, have cooperated with a view of saving some of the finest stretches of our country. I hope this will continue, but it is, nevertheless, also true that London and the great provincial towns still go sprawling out into the country in a most disorderly, untidy and irregular way. Every week on every road outside every big town in this country you will find this nasty bungaloid growth extending into the heart of the countryside. I hope the right hon. Gentleman will see his friend the Minister of Transport about this. It was a little unfortunate that the right hon. Gentleman’s predecessor allowed another Minister to steal his thunder.

I am not concerned with ribbon development merely from the point of view of speeding on the roads, but as a problem of social organisation. All that kind of growth is socially inefficient. All the provisions that have to be made, whether it is water, gas, electricity or other social services, are infinitely more costly if they have to be provided for these long ribbons of houses than if they had to be provided for properly organised houses set back from the main roads. Even now this thing, which is offending the conscience of all intelligent people, is being permitted in spite of the legislation in the Town and Country Planning Act and the legislation passed by the Minister of Transport. The London-Cambridge arterial road is a case in point. Day after day the dreadful stretch of new buildings continues. The right hon. Gentleman really ought to do something about it in conjunction with his colleague the Minister of Transport, now that they have a joint responsibility in the matter. It is important that every atom of intelligent public opinion and public spirit in the country should be mobilised behind a movement to save what is left. I hope the right hon. Gentleman will do all he can to prevent this untidy, unscientific and ugly development on the outskirts of our great towns.

The right hon. Gentleman referred to the housing position and drew what comfort he could from the building of houses. We must not close our eyes to the hard facts of the situation. The truth is that the overwhelming majority of houses which are being built to-day are houses built for sale. That is a fact which cannot be denied. Moreover, I grieve to say that a very large number of those houses are of a quality of which the right hon. Gentleman could not possibly approve. That is the case on the outskirts of our towns, and on the outskirts of London I have seen many hundreds of houses which violate any decent standard of building regulations. They are being built purely for profit by people who are exploiting, as it were, the needs of a very large number of people for housing accommodation. People are being driven to purchase houses, and unfortunately they will very shortly find themselves compelled to make considerable expenditure because of the bad quality of the houses that are being built. But the building of houses for the middle classes is not the real problem although, as long as we have the middle classes, I admit that they are entitled to housing accommodation like everybody else. The real problem has never been the housing of the middle classes, because private enterprise has always been prepared to satisfy that need.

The problem which faces us to-day is the building of houses to let to working class families at a rent within the compass of the ordinary working-class income. That problem has been stated from every bench in the House for years past. What is disappointing in recent figures is the number of houses built to let. The greatest contribution made since the War to the building of working-class houses was the Labour Government’s Act of 1924. No one before or since has made anything like as large a contribution to the solution of this problem as was made in the Wheatley Act of 1924. Unfortunately, that Act has gone; it was massacred in the great massacre of 1931. At that time I also was one of the massacred. In place of that Act, we had the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1933, which was passed during the period of office of the late Minister of Health. That Act has been a dismal failure. In place of the Wheatley Act, under which it was possible to build thousands of houses per year, we had the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1933, by which local authorities were, in fact, discouraged from carrying on this work and private enterprise was to be encouraged to carry it on by means of guarantees. We were assured from that Box that that was the way in which to solve the problem of working-class housing. Up to 31st March of this year—nearly three years after the coming into operation of the Act—the total number of houses for which guarantees were given was 10,000. That is what was brought forward to fill the gap caused by the destruction of the Wheatley Act of 1924. The right hon. Gentleman did not refer to that Act, and I am not surprised, for it was not to his interest or credit to do so.

The only Housing Act which is effectively operating at the present time is the Act of 1930, with which I had a little to do, although I have noticed that it is never admitted on the other side of the House. There, of course, progress has been made, although it has not been nearly as rapid as one would wish. Let me analyse the figures. I hope my figures and those of the right hon. Gentleman will tally, because I did not understand some of the figures he quoted this afternoon; I do not say they were wrong, because obviously they were right. I would like to refer to the number of houses built by private enterprise, and let hon. Members remember that it is private enterprise which is to-day left in control of the field, apart from the problem of slum clearance and something which is called overcrowding, which I fail to understand as a special problem. During the half year ended 31st March, 1936, in the case of houses having a rateable value not exceeding £13, or £20 in London, the total number built by private enterprise was 52,735. Of those houses, the number occupied by persons other than the owners—that is to say, those which were let—was 18,793; in other words, only one-quarter of the smallest type of houses were built to let.

If one takes houses having a rateable value exceeding £13 but not exceeding £26, or in London £21 to £35, 74,299 houses were built during the same half-year, but of that number only 14,753 were occupied by people other than the owners, which means that only one-fifth of them were built to let. The whole problem is the building of houses to let, and in that respect private enterprise is clearly not filling the bill. Under the restrictive legislation, which I cannot argue this afternoon, the local authorities are building far less than they could build and far less than they used to build, and they are building on a scale which is not commensurate with the need of the working classes for houses. The time will very shortly come when this boom in speculative building will come to an end. The market is slowly but fairly definitely becoming saturated. We shall then be left with a vast building trade in this country hungering for something to do.

There is still left the problem which has been attacked by Government after Government and which has only been partially solved, and that is the provision of an adequate supply of modern, well-equipped houses, capable of standing for two generations, for the masses of the peope of this country. I hope the right hon. Gentleman will realise his responsibilities and I hope that if he lives long enough—I mean politically until next Session—he will find it in his heart to do something more in the matter of housing legislation than was done by the right hon. Gentleman who preceded him. The Overcrowding Act is only at its beginning, and I wish the right hon. Gentleman well in the administration of that Act, although in its case I am bound to make the same prophecy that I made with regard to the Act of 1933—which has been proved right three years afterwards—and to say that the Overcrowding Act will not be a staggering success. I think that, like the Act of 1933, it is likely to prove a failure. If the right hon. Gentleman the Minister of Health will brave the anger of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will go out—as he suggested this afternoon he wished to do—as a bold crusader, nobody will like it more than hon. Members on these benches. We are glad to think that the right hon. Gentleman takes a joy in the improvement of the health of the people in my constituency, but let me say that that does not disprove the case made on these benches. I noticed that the right hon. Gentleman did not quote the case of Manchester, although he said he had the figures; but perhaps that is only because we are both going there next week, and he is saving his speech for that time. We rejoice to think that the right hon. Gentleman takes pleasure in these achievements. We wish any Minister of Health well in his work. No Department of State has better friends than my hon. Friends on these benches when the Ministry is doing the work for which it exists.

We have never taken part in Debates such as this in any bitter partisan spirit, although if ever I open my mouth at this Box somebody on the opposite side is sure to interrupt me within three minutes, even if I try to coo like a dove, which I admit is difficult for me. On these benches we have never been bitterly hostile to any Minister of Health who tried to carry out his responsibility in a generous spirit. We are hoping that the right hon. Gentleman will do that, and will live up to our views about him. I can say in his presence that he is the best Minister of Health I have known since 1931, and so long as this Government continues, I hope he will continue to hold his office. It is one which he understands, one with which he is familiar, one which he adorns now, one with which he has been associated in the past and one in which I am perfectly sure he finds his deepest interests. I wish him well in his work, and I hope he will do better in the future than he has done in the past. I hope he will be the bold dragon who will frighten the old lady, the Treasury, who is so diffident about providing him with the resources which he needs to carry on his work.

5.28 p.m.

Sir FRANCIS ACLAND

I would like to refer to some of the matters with which the Minister dealt in his very interesting speech, and perhaps to one or two other matters as well. I will begin by saying a few words about housing. I think it will be generally agreed that the progress which has been made, whether under Acts passed by one side or the other, in the great task which amounts almost to the rehousing of the nation, is very remarkable indeed. I think all hon. Members were glad to hear the figures which the Minister was able to give this afternoon, and I would like to join in congratulating the Minister, the Under-Secretary and the very over-worked civil servants in the Department who deal with housing matters. They are undoubtedly now trying to press forward as much as they can to get local authorities actively to work in this very important matter.

I will not repeat the point made by the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Wakefield (Mr. Greenwood)—although I entirely agree with him—about the lack of small houses to let. In his dovelike speech, the right hon. Gentleman truly said that that matter had been sufficiently dealt with, and I will pass on to something which I think is also important. We know that the Ministry will concentrate, as far as new work is concerned, for some years to come largely on seeing that the overcrowding which is now being reported by local authorities is thoroughly tackled and new houses provided to replace those which are overcrowded. But there is one point which ought not to be forgotten and which relates particularly to the rural districts. It is that the standard of an overcrowded building was put so high in the recent Act, on which the authorities are now working, that it leaves the normal village practically untouched. That had to be done in order to present a task which would be within the competence of authorities in places like London where there are still terrible conditions of families living in one or two rooms.

That being so, I was glad to hear the Minister use such words as “minimum” and “beginning” in connection with this work. The standard of reasonable floor space which was set up in that Act, allowing two adults and four children under 10 for each room, means that the normal five-roomed country cottage may contain not one but two families of father, mother, and six children, without being declared to be overcrowded. Thank goodness, people do not live in that way in the villages and though the Minister will find from the reports which, no doubt, have been coming in during the last few months, that there is a sprinkling of cases of overcrowding in some of the rural district council areas, I think on analysis it will be found that most of them come from the back courts of the old-fashioned country towns, rather than from the rural villages. Yet though we have not technical overcrowding there, those of us who know our villages could give the Minister cases of young men and women of the best country stock, who are waiting to get married but who cannot do so because they are unable to find decent cottages in which to live. As a result, they tend to drift to the towns where the prospects of permanent employment are not so good and those are just the people who ought to be staying in the country.

We have not really got to grips with this problem. The cure depends partly on matters beyond the range of our discussion to-day but a certain amount could be done by administration. I believe that one way is the more active administration of the Housing (Rural Workers) Act. That Act does not normally produce fresh houses but buildings which have not previously been used as dwelling houses can be converted into dwelling houses in some cases, and houses which are dark, damp, leaky, and insanitary and likely to become unfit for human habitation if left alone can be made into houses which the younger people are glad to live in, as the older people pass away. That is one of the things which we want to see.

I have not seen the recent figures, and I should be glad if we could get some of them in the course of the Debate, but I believe that the county of Devon still keeps very well ahead of others in this respect, and that one of the divisions of Suffolk has done very good work. I could wish that the county from which I come was not so easily ahead, and that other counties were finding the benefits of active administration of that Act while it is still on the Statute Book. There is one other point concerning housing, on which the Minister touched. It is that the new houses which we hope are to be built by local authorities should be built to plans properly drawn by architects. The Minister referred to persons of experience but did not specify their qualifications. I am not sure whether the Ministry are aware of how many authorities are in the habit of employing architects and how many leave it to their sanitary inspectors to design these houses, which is generally a most vicious, and, in the long run, uneconomical and wasteful thing to do. I hope the Minister will do all he can to see that the new houses are seemly, and that they fit in with the rural surroundings in which they are so often built.

Another point arises out of the very interesting facts and figures given by the Minister in connection with the state of public health. It has become almost a commonplace in these Debates that we should congratulate ourselves as a nation on the great advance which has been made in the last generation in public health. It is remarkable how we have been learning the art of right living and, as the Minister said, steadily becoming more health-minded. The right hon. Gentleman mentioned an added expectation of life of seven years in the last 20 years, and an added expectation of something like nine years in the last generation. I believe that a male child born now can expect to live almost to the age of 60 which is very remarkable. I do not wish to depreciate the wonderful work which has been and is still being done, but I would draw attention to something which seems to me to be very important. I think that the science of sanitation and practical methods of preventive medicine have been developing faster than our mastery of the principles on which disease can be cured, but there are some definite and positive advances in the curing of disease. The Minister referred to one or two of them. There is the treatment of diphtheria by therapeutic immunisation which is a very remarkable development. That method has not been extended as widely as it might have been. In the case of heart disease we find that the deaths in 1926 were 69,000 and had increased in 1933, the last year for which I have the figures, to 120,000. I think it was Sir George Newman who once stated that a large proportion of these deaths were of people under the age of 25.

When one considers things of that kind, one realises that while doctors may be taught, and undoubtedly are taught, a great deal about anatomy and pathology and the mechanism of circulation yet they know very little about how to cure heart disease. Though a layman I have some ground for saying that if more study were given, in training and in practice, by the medical profession to the method of therapeutic immunisation, that sort of thing could be improved. I do not want to dilate on this subject, but I have reached the conclusion that the time has come when the Minister might, in Conjunction with the Privy Council Office, cause the question of the medical curriculum to be reconsidered? If that is to be done, it is not much use having it done mainly by persons who have themselves been trained on a particular curriculum 40 years ago and have been training other people most of the time since then, on nearly the same curriculum, and who are pretty well wedded to the present system. I believe that an intelligent layman who was willing to keep an open mind might be of real use to the Minister in examining that matter—quite as useful as some of the heads of the medical profession whose minds in my experience are apt to be as inelastic as the arteries of their elderly patients.

Sir ERNEST GRAHAM-LITTLE

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the medical curriculum has been recast at least 10 times in the last 20 years, and that a special committee of the Medical Council has been considering it for the last six or eight months?

Sir F. ACLAND

Yes, I am in close touch with all that and I know that modifications have been made in the last 20 years but the general impression produced on my mind is that the more it changes the more it tends to remain the same thing.

I would next refer to the subject of water supplies. I understand that the sum of £1,000,000 set apart for rural water supplies has been expended but, in spite of that fact, I hope there will not be any slacking off in the work of developing these rural water supplies. I hope we shall not find our local authorities acting in the same way as the legendary persons who lived on opposite sides of a stream which at times became a torrent, and who desired some permanent means of communicating with each other. When the torrent was rushing down they said they could not build a bridge, and when the torrent dried up they said there was no need for a bridge. I have heard that some local authorities are suggesting that as we have been through a few years of drought, we are not now likely to have any more drought, because of some sun spots or something of the kind. I think that is a mistake and that there is as much need to proceed with this work now, although there has been plenty of water during the past winter, and indeed during this summer, as there was some time ago when water was scarce. In the work of administering the Housing (Rural Workers) Act we are constantly having cases in which we are not able to make grants for putting houses in proper order, because there is no water supply within a reasonable distance and there cannot be such a supply until some district scheme has been carried into operation. Therefore, we have to suspend the payment of grants until a district scheme comes along. These district schemes are rather slow in coming and I wish there were more of them.

I am afraid I am skidding about rather a lot, but I wish to refer to the administration of the Dentists Act. As chairman of the Dental Board I have tried to do what I could to develop what has been called dental health propaganda. It takes the form of bringing the importance of better dental health to the notice of the children in the schools and their teachers. This is done by means of travelling exhibits, by good advice to those who are leaving school, by the distribution of books, and other things which are outside the range of this Debate. There has been a definite and steady improvement in the provision of school dentists but that again is a matter which we cannot discuss on this occasion. It is after the children leave school—and more and more of them are leaving school now with their teeth in fairly good condition—that the bad period comes. It is true that they get into dental benefit under national health insurance later on and I know that over £20,000,000 has been spent on dental benefit alone, which is a very good thing but what has been borne in upon me in the course of 10 years’ experience is that there is a sufficient lapse of time between the school-leaving period and the realisation of the desirability of getting proper dental treatment, to allow nearly all the advantages of the school dental service to pass away.

If a boy or girl leaves school at the age of 14 and goes into industry, the earliest age for joining an approved society is 16 and it will not be until the age of 18½ that he or she will be able to get any dental benefit. There are 4½ years during which they do not come across any of the propaganda of the Dental Board; neither can they get any help as regards having their teeth kept in order. That is too long. The work done in the schools is undone, and yet two things are certain, first, that those particular years of adolescence are extraordinarily important in building up a permanent basis of health, which depends a great deal on the soundness of the mouth, and, secondly, that if a young man or a young woman gets accustomed to neglect of the teeth and waits until the time when they get so bad that they can all come out and he or she can have artificial dentures substituted, it is a bad thing for the general health. In the report of the Chief Medical Officer of the Ministry of Health two years ago, he said that diseases of the teeth and the surrounding tissues in the adolescent were an important factor in causing several diseases, and it is, I think, very largely because of disease which enters through a defect of the teeth that we find, as we all do as we go about the country, so many people saying they enjoy bad health, as if they really did, and making very little real attempt to get it benefited. This gap after the school age is a thing which we should be glad to have tackled if we could.

I want to bring next to the attention of the Minister the present position in the matter of the voluntary sterilisation of the unfit. We shall all agree, I think, as was pointed out in the Brock report which was published more than four years ago, first, that the incidence of over 250,000 mental defectives and a far larger number of persons who without being certifiably defective, are mentally subnormal causes, to use their own words, “a dead weight of social inefficiency and individual misery” which we should all be glad to deal with. Secondly, we have to realise that fully to carry out the recommendations of the Brock report would involve legislation, which we cannot go into now, but I think I may draw attention to the extent to which the reasonable requirements of the Minister of Health’s predecessor have been met. When a deputation went to him last year to represent the matter to him, he congratulated them and attached great weight to the unanimity of view which had been expressed on behalf of the bodies which composed that deputation, like the County Councils’ Association, the Association of Municipal Corporations, and the Mental Hospitals Association, and he said that the people interested ought to go on with the good work of getting more public support, which was perfectly reasonable, for it is rather a prickly subject to tackle.

That has been done, and the position may now, I think, fairly be stated like this, that whereas when we began it was difficult to find public bodies which were in favour of the projected changes, now the difficulty is to find any public or representative bodies which are in any way opposed to the recommendations in that report. I hope that my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Wellingborough (Wing-Commander James) may be making a fuller statement about that later, but I would only now urge on the Minister the importance of giving his practical attention to it, and I can assure him at any rate of this, that when he said last year in winding up the Debate in the House on a similar occasion, that he wanted the guidance of public opinion on the matter, that has been steadily worked at and public opinion is now much more active and much more ready and willing to back up any effort that he or the Government might make.

I am coming now to my last subject, and that is the question of allotments, which, to some extent, fall into the work which the Ministry does, though there are naturally many public Departments concerned. One thing has been happening lately to which I hope the Minister might be willing to give some attention, and that is the continued loss by the allotment holders when land has to be taken away for building purposes. It is almost a rule that when anybody says he wants a bit of land for building, it is the allotments which are first taken, and it makes the hearts of the allotment holders sick within them. It is extraordinarily difficult to get men to take up allotment land, although, as we know, allotment cultivation is the best occupation for a man in employment and the best relief for a man who is out of employment that can be found anywhere; and things are getting worse in that matter rather than better, because the discouragement is so great.

In the National Allotment movement we have been trying to get attention paid to the amenities. We have been trying to get proper fencing substituted for the old bedsteads which are almost the standard fencing for allotments in some places. We are trying to get proper, tidy, community huts, with creepers and roses over them, instead of the ramshackle tool-sheds all over the place which we too often see. We are in a vicious circle. The allotments are untidy, and that means that the local authority does not take much trouble about them and does not use much effort to get their tenure better. The tenants naturally say, “What is the good of trying to make them more tidy, while our tenure is so insecure and when we may be losing them within the next 18 months or the next year?” So we go on for the want of a little more attention to the importance of this allotment movement in the country. Town planning, which has been suggested, is a broken reed. Land gets earmarked for allotments, and allotment holders depend on that. They see it nicely marked on a plan hung up at the town hall, and in nine cases out of 10 when the time comes that gets blocked up with something else, and the allotment holders lose their holdings. I do not want to go into that more fully, because if I did, I should take much too long. I have, I am afraid, touched upon at least five subjects, but I have tried to do so without controversy and certainly without political bias, and I hope the Minister at a later stage may be able to give us good news on some, at any rate, of the matters which I have ventured to bring forward.

5.53 p.m.

Sir JOHN GANZONI

The Minister took credit for the progress of slum clearance, and I do not suppose anybody, inside this House or outside it, wishes slum clearance well more than I do, seeing that I have been for a great many years the representative of a densely populated and very big industrial constituency. But these slum clearance schemes can have certain repercussions which are very hard indeed upon individual people. Perhaps I should not say “repercussions,” because there are quite direct results, and I suppose that “repercussions” mean something indirect and probably unexpected. I want to illustrate for a very few minutes these results from a slum clearance scheme which is in operation now in Ipswich and about which an order was made by the Ministry in November last. As proposed by the county borough council is originally affected some 900 houses and shops. Objections were taken, and the Ministry sent their inspector down to hold a local public inquiry. I should like to say at once, and most emphatically, that the inspection appeared to be very thorough, very painstaking, and most genuine in every respect. We were told beforehand that the inspector would visit every single one of the premises affected, and it appears that he actually did so, and not one of the victims of this scheme, with one single exception, has a word to say against the inspector or his methods. They were treated with every consideration. The matter was gone into deeply, but nevertheless the most unfortunate results have occurred.

It will be present to the minds of the Committee that there are various classes of houses affected by these schemes under the Acts of 1930 and 1935. There was a slight improvement for the owner and occupier given by the National Government Act of 1935, but it is still possible for very considerable hardship to be suffered. I take it that all slum clearance schemes have two objects, one being obviously to clear what is definitely decided after inquiry to be a slum and to re-house the population in fresh, suitable, and healthy surroundings, and the other and equally worthy object is to put an end, once and for all, if possible, to the class of person who buys up large quantities of property at even worse than a knock-out price—groups of houses of fifties or hundreds, at £20, £50, and less—lets them at rack rents to the unfortunate people who must live near their work and who cannot choose where they will live, and then lets those houses get worse and worse, partly perhaps from sheer unwillingness to improve them, partly, in the case of the smaller owners, from inability, and partly also, of course, because they always have hanging over them the probability, if not the certainty, that they will be condemned and demolished under some Act or other, and, therefore, they very naturally are not going to spend anything more than they can possibly help upon keeping them in good order.

As far as I know, that class of owner, who is to be found elsewhere, is entirely unknown in Ipswich, and of course, if he does exist, he would be the last person to have approached or written to me or attracted attention to himself in public at protest meetings held in the borough; but the class of owner and occupier of whom I am speaking is the small man who has bought either a house or a house and shop to live in and carry on the shop, or who has bought, I would say at the most, two or three of these small cottages in the area out of his life savings, generally a man of 60 years of age or onwards, often an ex-Service man, wounded, and in many cases the original purchaser or mortgagor has died and his widow owns the property. It is their only source of income, and they now find, under slum clearance schemes, that the houses for which they have paid a substantial sum, and in the case of Ipswich very recently, are now being demolished under an order, and they are only being awarded the site value under the Act.

I have here a sheet covered with individual cases following the description that I have just given to the Committee, and the remarkable thing about them is that, with exceptions, they are all houses that have been purchased in 1931 or 1932. It is not a ease of people who have bought old property 30 years ago and let things get worse and worse; they are houses that have been quite recently purchased, for sums varying from about £200 for each of these cottages up to £470. I will give only one individual case, because bad cases do not make good law. It is the case of the wife of a Mr. Harry Smith, who is himself an unemployed man, unable to work, and whose source of income is 5s. from a benefit society pension. His wife has a small amount of property of this kind. In this case I have not got a note of the purchase price, but the purchase of this house, 28, Rope Walk, was in 1931, and that is the point about it. When he bought it in 1931 the net assessment was £8 5s. The gross was, I believe, £11. It remained at that, and last year, the year that the council promoted their scheme, he received a notice that his house was included in the area, that it must be demolished, and that he would get site value for it.

He went to the town hall full of indignation to try and see someone personally on the subject. When he got back to his house in the evening, he found a notice from the Income Tax authorities that his assessment for 1936–37 would be raised to £18 net and £25 10s. gross. It was such a good house that it was raised well over 100 per cent., but it was such a bad house that it must be demolished forthwith as being unfit for human habitation, and only bare site value was to be awarded. That is an extraordinary case, and is the only one I have troubled to bring forward on the grounds of assessment, but a large number of the cases of which I have records in my hand had the assessments raised by £1 per house in 1934. These are houses that have been marked for demolition with only payment for bare site value. Obviously, the Ministry does not wish that, and Parliament did not intend it when they passed either Act, but these results have flowed directly from these two Acts. I understand that there is to be another slum clearance inquiry in Ipswich on the 22nd of this month, and, as there may be other schemes in other parts of the country which come more closely home to other hon. Members, I am taking the opportunity on this Vote to bring the matter up.

Mr AMMON

I think that the hon. Gentleman is a little mistaken. The Income Tax authorities have nothing to do with assessment. That is set by the local rating authority merely on the rent which the property could command, whether it is a slum house or any other kind of house. Slum houses do sometimes command a higher rent because of the crowded conditions.

Sir J. GANZONI

That coincides very closely with the reply given to me by the Parliamentary Secretary in March.

It is true, and I have not gainsaid it for a moment. I have not pursued the point any further, but I mention it to-day as an anomalous thing which it is impossible to explain away to an unfortunate owner. Naturally there remains a sense of grievance. The Ipswich Council are doing what they can and have appointed an ad hoc committee to inquire into cases of hardship, by which they mean cases where the people affected by the slum clearance scheme are thereby placed in straitened circumstances or made destitute. This committee issued an advertisement for people who considered that they were suffering hardship to apply to them, and they received only 117 applications. They decided not to take action in 39 of these cases owing to the applicants’ circumstances, as they had other sources of income, although that does not affect the justice of the case. Thirty-eight of the cases were obviously cases where what the people wanted was compensation for disturbance, which they will now get. That left 40 further cases which the committee are referring to the public health committee of the council to see what can be done after the compensation payable under the Act is definitely ascertained. No matter how good the intentions of the council are, they cannot, out of the rates or out of the loan raised for the purpose of slum clearance, pay additional compensation beyond what the Act provides to any of these people.

I think that I have said enough to make it clear that, although the council were right in originally asking that a considerable proportion of these houses should be demolished, although the inquiry was held with the greatest care, very great injustice has been done. If I worried the Committee with the cases of which I have records I should reveal case after case of elderly people, ex-service men who cannot work on account of their wounds, crippled women, widows and others who bought houses within the last 11 years and who have done their best to keep them up. They have in many cases paid only a small deposit down and are now in the middle of paying off the capital and interest to building societies. One case has only paid 1½ years and has 12 years to run. Other cases have paid six years and have five years to run, and are now in the position of having their security taken away while keeping the legal liability for the debt. In many cases they have nothing out of which they can meet the liabilities, and the loss will probably fall on two local building societies and, to a lesser extent, on one or two of the larger building societies outside, whose operations on the whole are entirely to the benefit of the people who wish to buy small property. I do not think that anything more that I could say would make the point clearer or give any more emphasis to it. I am glad that I have had the opportunity on this Vote to call attention to some of the dangers that may flow directly from slum clearance schemes as they have to be administered by the Ministry of Health, and as they have to be first conceived and finally carried out by the local authorities.

6.8 p.m.

Mrs. TATE

I think that every one who listened to the Minister’s speech must have been grateful to him for the very wide range which it covered, and that we must all feel that the Ministry of Health is a terribly overloaded Ministry. It has to deal with housing, water, ribbon development, allotments and drought, and for that reason I do not think that it has been in the past sufficiently a Ministry which is equipped to fight and prevent disease. I believe that under the present Minister we may really have something done to raise the standard of health of the nation. The Minister gave a picture which led us to believe that the health of the nation had improved, as it undoubtedly has, but as the right hon. Gentleman the Member for North Cornwall (Sir F. Acland) pointed out, that improvement in health has been far more due to better sanitation and to better education with regard to housing and cleanliness than to constructive medical work. I do not think that there has been anything like the improvement in public health that we have a right to expect if all the knowledge available to the medical profession, but not, unfortunately, used by them, had been employed. I feel that there ought to be an extra Under-Secretary to the Ministry of Health or an extra Department, which could co-relate all the information available in order that the medical profession might be able to do more than they have done for the improvement of the health of the people. There is no question that a very large part of the improvement in the health of the people is not due to medical men. In fact, our greatest debt is undoubtedly due to Louis Pasteur, about whom there is a film being shown in London now. It is a magnificent film, and it happens to be a true film. It does not inspire one with any great confidence that forward steps in the eradication of disease are always likely to be backed by the medical profession.

There is one department of health in particular in which I could riot quite join with the Minister in his satisfaction. I feel that it is because, with the enormous number of subjects over which he has to preside, it has not been possible for him to give to that subject the attention it deserves. I refer to mental illness. I agree that the improvement in the care of mental defectives is extraordinary, but I do not think the same thing applies to the care of the insane, who are an entirely different problem. The insane, as far as any curative treatment is concerned, are very much where they were many years ago. Comparatively speaking, nothing is being done to find out the causes of insanity. The under-staffing of mental hospitals is one of the scandals of the age. I read the other day that at the eighteenth annual meeting of the Mental Hospitals Association, Sir Laurence Brock, Chairman of the Board of Control, said that the number of patients under care on 1st January, 1936, was 127,813, an increase on the previous year of 1,711. He went on to say that that increase was quite normal and need cause no alarm, and that an increase must be expected for a good many years because the admission rate was related to the birth rate.

Are we really going to be satisfied, as apparently the Chairman of the Board of Control is, because the mental trouble of the country increases when there is an increase in the population? Are we to expect no improvement? I venture to suggest that there will be no improvement in regard to insanity unless a great deal more than is being done at the present time is done to find out the cause.

Wing-Commander JAMES

If the hon. Lady will permit me, I think she is most unfair to Sir Laurence Brock. Nobody who knows him would suggest for a moment that he is complacent. Did he not, as Chairman of the Committee that bears his name, make a very practical suggestion directed towards reducing the incidence of mental troubles?

Mrs. TATE

I agree that the recommendations of the Brock Committee might have been given closer study, but I do not think that it is certain that sterilisation is satisfactory in countries where it has been put into practice. I emphatically say that sterilisation is not a cure. Even if we admit that it is right, which I do not think has yet been proved, it is not a cure. It may be a method of prevention of spreading mental disease, but it is not in any way a prevention of the cause of the disease. We shall never find out the cause of the disease unless there is far greater research into the glands of the human body. Anyone who has had anything to do with certifying the insane, as I have as a magistrate, must be struck by the enormous amount of insanity which occurs in both sexes at adolescence and again in later age. I think that that points to insanity being closely connected with the glandular system of the body. That is where greater research is needed. How can there be research when we have in our mental hospitals sometimes 700 or 800 patients with only two doctors? I know that we are very proud of the research which is being done in Maudsley Hospital. How much money is being spent on research there to-day? It is about £4,000 a year, of which £3,000 is provided by the Rockefeller Institute of America. That money is largely spent on investigation into past family history. That is very valuable and ncessary, but it is not investigating the medical cause of the disease. It is making no effective research into the cause.

The Minister said how splendid it was that we had so much improved occupational and recreational centres in these hospitals. I cannot agree that in that respect we are advancing as we should. I went over the Maudsley Hospital the other day and with immense pride I was shown the room for occupational and recreational pastimes. I said, “What a miserable little room.” The doctor replied, “Mrs. Tate, don’t you know it is the largest in the whole country.” There are a great many mental hospitals which have been completed in the last five years and have not had a room built in them which was designed for occupational or recreational work, although it has been proved in America to be one of the most curative treatments. In this country we still have the padded cell. Do you mean to tell me that the padded cell is a method of cure? It is wholly out of date; it is not allowed in Scotland; it is not allowed any longer on the Continent. While there are 300 to 400 insane people under the care of one doctor, of course some of them have to be put in a padded cell, but that is not the right way to treat them. It is hiding them away and preventing their being a nuisance and in a manner, salving our conscience, but it is not doing anything to find out the causes of the disease or how to cure them. I think it is time we insisted that money was spent on research and that proper salaries were paid to those engaged in research work.

I turn to another subject. It is under the Ministry of Health that inspection of nursing homes is compulsory. I do not think there is a medical man in this House who will not say that conditions in many private nursing homes in London and throughout the country are an absolute scandal. Louis Pasteur taught us the reality of the spread of disease by germs. If you believe in that you must believe that in a great many instances disease is being spread by the London nursing homes. You can walk into London nursing homes and in many of them you will find carpets far from clean on the floor, curtains at the windows, covers on the sofas which are never sterilised. The right hon. Gentleman mentioned that cancer was still increasing. There are engaged in cancer research to-day a large number of people who are beginning to hold the view that cancer is due to a germ, and that possibly it is contagious. I know that is the view of one school of thought only, but there is that school of thought, and it may prove to be right. If that is so, one can only come to the conclusion that in many cases it is not very safe to enter a London nursing home. There is no regulation which ensures that rooms are sterilised after each patient has occupied them. The carpets and the curtains are still there, full of the germs of the last patient.

That kind of thing should not be allowed to continue. At the Pasteur Institute as long ago as 1890 rooms were built which are a model of what rooms in a nursing home should be. Before a nurse goes in to see a patient she has to put on the overall which she wears for that patient. In those rooms you have curved corners, you have everything for the prevention of the spread of disease, but in this country many of the London nursing homes must be a cause of the spread of disease. I should like to know who inspects those nursing homes and what they are asked to look for when they do inspect them. And why do we allow this state of affairs to continue after what Pasteur taught us?

There is only one other matter on which I wish to touch, and that is the subject of vaccination. The Minister said to-day there had not been a single case of smallpox in this country in the last year. As hon. Members know, in this country vaccination is still legally compulsory, but that compulsion is an absolute farce. I am thankful to say that at the present time not more than 40 per cent. of the children born are vaccinated against smallpox. I say that I am thankful for this reason. I am a believer in vaccination, and I do not think there is any question whatever that smallpox was stamped out originally by vaccination, but I do not think that hon. Members or the country are aware that the vaccine lymph used in this country today has very little if any relation to the lymph which stamped out smallpox, and I believe that it is a cause of very grave danger to the community. Any bacteriologist—I have worked in a laboratory—will admit if he is honest that if you change a lymph from one animal to a completely different animal you entirely change its character. Calf lymph is the lymph with which children have to be vaccinated according to the law, but they are not being vaccinated with calf lymph, although people do not know it. What they are being vaccinated with is rabbit lymph.

It is only since 1902 that the Government began to make experiments with rabbit lymph, and I think it was in 1905 that that lymph began to be used for the public. It was in 1912 that the first case of encephalitis, following vaccination, was notified in this country, and it was treated at the London Hospital. It is known that there have been over 1,000 cases of deaths from encephalitis following vaccination, and I believe that the actual number is enormously in excess of that, and I speak from what I know, because I had charge of a child who had encephalitis following vaccination. I called in four very expert medical men to treat that child in the early stages of the illness. The case was diagnosed first as typhoid, then as paratyphoid, then as influenza and then as gastric chill. It was not until the patient was brought to London, and when the symptoms of almost complete paralysis were present, that the case was diagnosed as what it was, one of poliomyelitis and following vaccination. [An HON. MEMBER: “Caused by vaccination?”]

The rabbit is known to have encephalitis. I know that the Minister will be told by his Department that the encephalitis of the rabbit has no relation to the encephalitis of the human being. How do they know? Another thing. I do not think it is generally known that other diseases can be super-imposed. It was because a child of five died from syphilis after being vaccinated with human lymph from a grown man that human-being-to-human-being vaccination was forbidden in this country. It was because lymph which was taken to America caused the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in America in 1908 that America passed a law forbidding the importation. of foreign lymph. We are to-day using rabbit lymph, though the Ministry have tried to assert that that is not the case. In December, 1922, in answer to a question asked in this House, the then Minister of Health said: The lymph at present used at the Government lymph establishment is a strain of lymph obtained many years ago which has been carried on by repeated transference from calf to calf.”—{OFFICIAL REPORT, 13th December, 1922, col. 2968. Vol. 159.] That may be a very satisfactory answer, but does not happen to be the truth. If hon. Members will turn to the Ministry of Health Vaccination Report published in 1928, they will find, on page 15, under the heading of “Procedure at Government Lymph Establishments,” the statement: The seed lymph used is derived from calf lymph received from Cologne in 1907. Its quality has been maintained by cutaneous passage through the rabbit. It is obtained by cutaneous passage through the rabbit, it is not lymph obtained by passage from calf to calf. I do not know whether the House is aware that glycerinated calf lymph, the only calf lymph which should be used, will not pass the Ministry’s test to-day because the lymph submitted is diluted by one in a thousand and tried on a rabbit, and glycerinated calf lymph, if diluted by one in a thousand and tried on a rabbit, will bring forth no reaction and cannot pass the test. The only stuff that will pass the test is the very dangerous lymph from the rabbit, which works with rapidity because it is obtained from the rabbit. I hope that the Minister will now either see that we have glycerinated calf lymph or wipe away the nonsensical provision that people shall be compulsorily vaccinated, in view of the fact that smallpox is not prevalent and no one has proved whether the extraordinary lymph used to-day is really a safeguard against smallpox.

I know that smallpox was stamped out in the 1924 epidemic in Edinburgh by vaccination, but the lymph used there was not the Government lymph. The Ministry of Health was written to urgently for supplies and sent supplies sufficient for three days, with a letter saying that to send further supplies would unduly deplete their resources. The Edinburgh authorities then wrote to a doctor in London and got a million doses of glycerinated calf lymph, which proved entirely satisfactory. Since then glycerinated calf lymph has not been used in this country, because it will not pass the Ministry’s test. I believe that in the present Minister of Health we have a man who really will do something to see that use is made of the existing medical knowledge. I believe that under him we may have something really original done to get a move on to the medical profession. I congratulate him on his speech to-day and would like to renew my expressions of confidence in him. I think we could have no better proof of the work which the Ministry of Health has done than the curiously weak speech of the spokesman for the Opposition.

6.28 p.m.

Mr. E. SMITH

The Minister, when introducing the report which we have before us, painted a beautiful picture of his administration. In this report are figures which certainly indicate a great improvement during the past few years, but in the picture which he has painted there are some very dark spots. It is true that in the south in particular, and in places like Eastbourne, Bournemouth and Harrogate, the picture is beautiful and that ideal conditions exist, but I wish to draw attention to the darker part of the picture represented in particular by the industrial north, and parts of it like North Staffordshire and Lancashire. His report certainly indicates an improvement, but had there been time one could have shown by an analysis of this report that the improvement is not proportionately such as we should have a right to expect in the year 1936.

I want to deal with an area which is experiencing the results of a legacy and an endowment from the industrial revolution. In this area you will find fine women, as good as any women living in the country, and as good as the so-called ladies that we see hanging around such a centre as this, when we are assembling here. [Laughter.] These women are having to struggle week after week in order to make ends meet. They are living in a terrible environment which is disgraceful to this House. Although hon. Members sitting over there may laugh, if they were living in similar conditions they would not be so pleased, or so ready to laugh at someone who is attempting to represent people who have not been represented to the extent to which they will be represented in the very near future. These conditions have been handed down; jerrybuilt houses, slum conditions, poor environment, and disgraceful conditions. The hon. Member who sits over there, and who was laughing, has a beautiful flower in his coat. Probably that rose has been grown in ideal conditions, in an environment that lends itself to bringing the best out of rose trees, but if that rose tree had been growing in the part of the country for which I am speaking, not among the class represented on that side of the Committee, but the class to which we are proud to belong, you would not have got a beautiful rose like that which the hon. Member is now wearing in his coat.

Mrs. TATE

It depends upon the soil.

 

Mr. SMITH

Quite true, but the soil that is in the South is not the same soil as in the North, for which I am speaking. What applies to vegetables and to roses applies equally to men, women and children. It is for those people that I am speaking. It states in the report that there has been a great improvement in housing. I want to draw the attention of the Minister to the fact that, in the area for which I am speaking, 59,424 houses were inspected, out of a total of 64,200, and that the result of that inspection shows that 1,267 new houses are required. The medical officer says—I have his report here—that the standard that has been laid down by the Ministry is altogether too low. He states in his report: The census of overcrowding in the city is given in the body of the report, but in my opinion gives no idea of the true picture, and the houses to be provided are quite inadequate to abate the overcrowding of the city. Then he goes on to say: Owing to the Minister’s standard being so low, instead of only 1,227 houses being required at least 5,000 houses are required in this city. He states that the survey standard is altogether too low, and that there are at least 8,637 houses overcrowded, not included in the survey under the Act. In 737 cases there were three, four, five, six, or seven families living in one small house, not included as overcrowded under the Act. I wonder how hon. Members, and particularly the hon. Member wearing the rose, would like to live under conditions like that.

Sir EDWARD CAMPBELL

I do not complain of the hon. Member for attacking me, but why should he attack my poor, innocent little rose?

Mr. GALLACHER

It is in bad company.

Mr. SMITH

I am not attacking the rose, but I am certainly attacking the individual that is wearing it, and who laughed when I was speaking about the conditions in my part of the country. If he were living under those conditions, he would not be so ready to laugh.

Sir E. CAMPBELL

We must have a sense of humour.

Mr. SMITH

It is all right having a sense of humour when you are well-fed, well-clothed and living in ideal conditions, but do not let us forget that there are thousands of people in this country on whose backs you are living and who are not laughing, under the conditions in which they live. According to the report, 12 per cent. of the families require additional accommodation and at least 5,000 houses, owing to the 8,637 houses not being included, under the low standard of the Act. If houses are built, no subsidies are allowed, and that would mean the fixing of a high rent. The local authority will not be able, therefore, to build their own houses. I want to ask the Minister whether he has read the latest report of the Unemployment Assistance Board, in which it states that, in the area which I am proud to represent, there are houses where it is common for from 15 to 30 rats to be found. I am not saying that, but the Unemployment Assistance Board. I have here a statement from the “Daily Express” of 8th July, in which it appears that they sent a special correspondent to the houses. It is an indication of the terrible conditions about. which I am speaking. The “Times” of 1st July, in an article entitled “Hidden Needs,” states: In the Hanley area, cases have been found deserving attention of 32 people living in a two-bedroomed house and of 17 people living in one room. Many houses are infested with vermin, rats and crickets. The “Times,” the most authoritative journal published daily in this country, described the conditions which I am attempting to reflect in this Committee. It is not a Socialist saying that, but the orthodox “Times.” I am trying to refrain from speaking with political bias and am attempting only to reflect those conditions, in order that the Minister may give his personal attention to them, as he did when he was at the Post Office. He then showed, by his energy, his spirit and his initiative, that, having taken over that great Post Office service, how he had improved it. It is now a credit to this nation. I am only trying to represent, without political bias, these poor women, men and children who are living under those conditions, in order that the same energy and spirit may be devoted to remedying those conditions.

Now perhaps the hon. Gentleman with the rose will listen. The right hon. Gentleman the Member for West Birmingham (Sir A. Chamberlain), speaking on 15th December, 1932, made a remarkable statement. He is always to be found in his place when some question of defence, or some international question, is being discussed, but I have watched those benches carefully these last few days, arid the right hon. Gentleman and other right hon. Gentlemen are not in their places when questions such as we are debating to-day are being considered.

Mr. CARTLAND

Their hearts may be in the right place.

Mr. SMITH

I readily accept that, but I want to see that feeling reflected in legislation, in order that the conditions which I am describing may be changed.

Mr. CARTLAND

So do the right hon. Gentlemen.

Mr. SMITH

The right hon. Gentleman the Member for West Birmingham used on that occasion these words: Why should anybody who lives in the conditions which I see there vote for me or the causes for which I stand? … If I lived in such conditions … I should feel that the circumstances to which I was condemned were intolerable, that there was something rotten in a State which had permitted them to exist so long… You cannot see those conditions and not feel your blood boil.”—[OFFICIAL REPORT, 15th December, 1932; col. 577, Vol. 273.] We heartily agree with what the right hon. Gentleman said on that occasion. I would go further, and point out that his attitude was supported by Sir Benjamin Dawson, chairman of the Bradford Central Divisional Conservative Association, a few months ago, who spoke in exactly the same way.

I have been analysing the Ministry’s report, and on page 113 I find the infantile mortality rate in England and Wales, showing that the number of deaths of infants under one year of age per thousand births fell to a record low figure of 59 in 1934. I believe in giving credit where it is due. There have certainly been improvements nationally, but I want to draw the attention of the Minister to the area which I represent. I have here the report of the medical officer for Stoke-on-Trent, and he has analysed—

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Sir Kingsley Wood
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Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
12 May 1940 – 21 September 1943
Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Preceded by Sir John Simon
Succeeded by Sir John Anderson
Lord Privy Seal
In office
3 April 1940 – 12 May 1940
Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
Preceded by Samuel Hoare
Succeeded by Clement Attlee
Secretary of State for Air
In office
16 May 1938 – 3 April 1940
Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
Preceded by Philip Cunliffe-Lister
Succeeded by Archibald Sinclair
Minister of Health
In office
7 June 1935 – 16 May 1938
Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
Neville Chamberlain
Preceded by Hilton Young
Succeeded by Walter Elliot
Postmaster General
In office
25 August 1931 – 7 June 1935
Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
Stanley Baldwin
Preceded by William Ormsby-Gore
Succeeded by George Tryon
Member of Parliament
for Woolwich West
In office
14 December 1918 – 21 September 1943
Preceded by Office Created
Succeeded by Francis Beech
Personal details
Born
Howard Kingsley Wood

(1881-08-19)19 August 1881

Died 21 September 1943(1943-09-21) (aged 62)
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Agnes Lilian (m. 1905)
Children 1 daughter

Sir Howard Kingsley Wood was born in Hull. His father was a Wesleyan Methodist who was appointed to be Minister of Wesley’s Chapel in London, where Wood grew up, attending nearby Central Foundation Boys’ School. In 1905 Wood married Agnes (d. 1955); they had no biological children but they adopted a daughter. Wood established his own law firm in the City of London, specialising in industrial insurance law. Wood represented the industrial insurance companies in their negotiations with the Liberal Gov’t before the introduction of the Old Goat’s National Insurance Bill in 1911, gaining valuable concessions for his clients.

Wood was first elected to office as a member of the London County Council (LCC) on 22 November 1911, representing the Borough of Woolwich for the Municipal Reform Party. Wood’s importance in the field of insurance grew over the next few years. Wood was Chair of the London Old Age Pension Authority in 1915 and the London Insurance Committee, 1917-18, was a member of the National Insurance Advisory Committee, 1911-19, Chairman of the Faculty of Insurance, 1916-19 and President of the Faculty in 1920, 1922 and 1923. At the LCC Wood was a member of the Council Committees on insurance, pensions and housing.

Wood was knighted in 1918 at the unusually early age of 36. It was not then, as it later became, the practice to state in Honours Lists the reason for the conferring of an honour, but Woy Jenkins, Wood’s biographer writes that Wood’s knighthood was essentially for his work in the insurance field. L-G FIDDLE!! CHECK

Before being elected to the Commons in 1918, Wood had attracted notice by advocating the establishment of a Ministry of Health; after the election he was appointed PPS to the Old Goat’s Minister of Health, 24 June 1919-1 April 1921, Christopher Addison.

Christopher, 1st Viscount Addison was Britain’s first Minister of Health; he and his descendants were discussed in detail in my post ‘Error Of Judgement’. Christopher was the Minister of Health to whom Nancy Astor’s husband Waldorf Astor, father of Lord Bill Astor, was Parliamentary Secretary. Christopher Addison was a Top Doc who Trained at Sheffield University and then Bart’s – Tom Carey Evans DATES? Addison’s family were farmers/landowners from Lincolnshire and Addison retained an interest in agriculture. He combined private practice with academic research and taught anatomy at Sheffield’s School of Medicine. In 1896 Addison became Professor of Anatomy at the newly formed University College of Sheffield. In 1901, Addison moved back to London, teaching at Charing Cross Hospital. Addison became Hunterian Professor with the Royal College of Surgeons.

Addison served as the Liberal MP for Hoxton, which evolved into Shoreditch, 10 January 1910-15 November 1922 and then as the Labour MP for Swindon, 25 October 1934-14 November 1935. Addison went to the Lords in May 1937.

The Old Goat, as Chancellor of the Exchequer, noted that Addison was a Top Doc and asked Addison to speak in support of the 1911 National Insurance Bill, both in Parliament and to the BMA. In August 1914, Addison was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education, under Jack Pease. Addison’s work in that role was largely concerned with improving the health and welfare of children, but was cut short following the outbreak of WW I. Addison was the East End MP when my grandfather and his siblings were abandoned there by their wealthy but irresponsible parents and left to grow up in poverty in the sole care of grandpa’s 12 year old sister, as discussed in previous posts/comments. I’ve been told that because grandpa became involved in politics, the Addison family link was important re later events.

Addison became Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions in May 1915. The Ministry of Munitions was created and headed by the Old Goat. Working conditions re munitions production were improved in the new, state-owned industry and Addison created and implemented schemes that greatly increased the efficiency of production. Addison became a Privy Counsellor and was promoted to Minister of Munitions when the Old Goat became Minister of War in July 1916. Addison supported the Old Goat against the PM H. H. Asquith, at the end of 1916 and continued into the new Coalition Cabinet.

Addison introduced a degree of intervention in the free market known as “War Socialism” to prompt faster munitions production. Private enterprise in key sectors was brought under the control of Gov’t, which erected its own factories and care was taken to improve the welfare of the munitions workers. The Gov’t subsidised housing estates, such as Vickerstown on Walney Island (now in Cumbria), with integral religious, social and recreational amenities, to enable pools of munitions workers and their families to move next to expanded armament factories. Raymond Unwin, an influential civil servant at the time, injected some of the late Victorian/utopian/Fabian philosophy of garden suburbs and ideals from the cheap cottages movement launched in 1905.

UNWIN -briefly HERE

In July 1917, Addison became a Minister Without Portfolio, responsible for analysing the problems that Britain would face after WW I and preparing plans for reconstruction. Addison worked with Arthur Greenwood to develop programmes for sweeping social reforms. Addison’s plans formed the basis of much of the Old Goat’s post-WW I legislation. Addison became President of the Local Government Board in January 1919, with the goal of transforming it into a Ministry of Health and became the first Minister of Health in June, served by his Parliamentary Secretary, who, with his wife Nancy, had received Cliveden See the source imageas a wedding present from his parents. Addison was responsible for the first Housing and Town Planning Act, under which the state built council houses for the working-class. Addison reviewed and increased the provisions of the National Insurance system and introduced programmes to improve healthcare and training. Addison presided over large increases in public spending and this angered Tories in the Old Goat’s Coalition Gov’t. Addison resigned as Minister Without Portfolio in July 1921 when a Cabinet Committee decided to halt the housing construction scheme altogether; he subsequently became a strong critic of the Gov’t.

From the end of WW I, Addison had found himself increasingly detached from both warring factions of the Liberal Party. His belief in social reform and progressive policies brought him close to the Labour Party and he campaigned for Labour candidates at the 1923 General Election. During this time Addison returned to his family farm and published a number of books, including The Betrayal of the Slums and Practical Socialism.

Upon Addison’s election as the Labour MP for Swindon in 1929, Ramsay MacDonald appointed Addison as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture. Addison served under Noel Buxton, and succeeded him as Minister of Agriculture in June 1930. Addison worked with Clement Attlee, the future Leader of the Labour Party with whom he formed a close relationship; Addison knew my distant relative by marriage, Lord Gnome. Addison was an active member of the Socialist Medical Association.

The Socialist Medical Association (later known as the Socialist Health Organisation) basked (and still basks) in the image of being the organisation of Top Docs who Helped The Poor and supported Nye In The Creation Of The NHS, unlike the greedy rich bastards of the BMA who fought Nye every inch of the way and then, via Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Lord Charles Hill aka Charlie Corkscrew (see eg. ‘BMA Calling, BMA Calling’), only agreed to work in the NHS if their mouths were stuffed with gold. Charlie Corkscrew was Churchill’s Top Doc so Nye wasn’t going to argue with him, there was much crap to be concealed by Charlie and then to be exploited by Nye and so many others.

It is true that the SMA supported the NHS while the BMA opposed it, but the SMA comprised the Top Docs on the left who were facilitating the same criminality and organised abuse/exploitation of The Poor as the Rich Greedy Tories of the BMA. The difference between the two groups was party political/ideological. Some of the SMA were Communists, fought in/supported the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War etc. In spite of the claims of Uncle Harry and Ed, they were not overly concerned with Helping The Poor and they certainly did nothing to stop Gwynne and Dafydd, who enjoyed the support of the BMA’s Rich Greedy Tories as well as the SMA. Leading lights in the SMA as discussed in previous posts included Wilfred and Dannie Abse, Santo Jeger, Julian Tudor-Spart, Uncle Harry, John Dunwoody, Shirley Summerskill, Brave Wendy et al. Politicians who supported the SMA included David Ennals. The SMA didn’t Help Poor Patients in the way that Harold Wilson and Jim Callaghan didn’t Help The Working Classes. The SMA lied to The Poor and patronised them in pursuit of their own agenda.

Christopher Addison’s ideas were excellent; social reform, good housing, clean water, infection control, good working conditions etc underlay all the big advances and achievements in health, rather than machines that go ping or Wonderdrugs (antibiotics were fantastic as were a few other drugs, but Wonderdrugs per se aren’t quite what the public are led to believe). Yet the poor never benefited from the NHS in the way that Nye, the SMA et al predicted and indeed maintained. Commentators on the right in the mould of Widdy believe that this is because the greedy old public are ever demanding, that Medical Science brings a Miracle Cure every day and thus demand is insatiable. My father subscribed to the same view.

It’s all those teeth and spectacles as Nye knew in the 1950s!

The problem is rather different; the public are being knowingly lied to by the medical profession and the legions feeding off of them and are being robustly urged to Lobby Their MP for the latest new drug/intervention etc by the medical establishment who have a vested interest -financial usually – although they know that the results will not bring the miracles claimed. This is big business, Top Docs are very highly paid and even those who are not sitting on boards of Big Pharma or personally benefiting from flogging Mindfulness as a potential for a global revolution in Compassion and LovingKindness do not challenge this machine. They know what happens to people like David Healy who do; one receives a great deal of aggro, attempts will be made to finish one’s career and if you’re really lucky you or your family will die at the hands of your colleagues because whoops-a-daisy there was just nothing that could be done or ooh dear the operation went wrong, sometimes these things happen.

If a highly paid profession based upon specialist knowledge that most lay people do not possess is backed by the state, industry AND all political parties, but is led by its most unscrupulous criminal members, the result is not going to be a pretty sight.

The poor are very much still with us but Christopher Addison’s high quality low rent housing for the plebs is not. The NHS is huge, costing billions, Top Docs and NHS managers are among the highest paid state employees but the mortality rates in the UK are some of the worst in Western nations. Poor people’s health outcomes are dreadful and the life expectancy of the poorest cohorts in the UK is now decreasing. Dame Sally Davies blames it on the plebs themselves for scoffing KFC and fizzy drinks. The plebs sleeping on benches, doorways or in tents are dying even more quickly and it is nothing to do with KFC.

The people doing best out of the NHS are the more highly paid members of its own staff and the more privileged classes. That has been the situation for decades and that is why it is the Jewel In Britain’s Crown. Powerful wealthy people who voices are heard are doing fantastically out of the NHS. There is a dire social care crisis that no politician dares address and as a result people are undoubtedly dying. Social carers are among the lowest paid people in the UK, they are often migrant labour and they are not represented by the BMA or SMA; neither are they protected by the MDU or GMC. Why are we not surprised that even after years of hot air, no-one has been effective in fighting for social care?

Christopher Addison said the right things and began to implement them. However he was a Posh Man with a Political Career and the in-fighting took over. See the source imageViscount Addison, in today’s parlance, Had His Own Needs To Think About As Well You Know. Like that Viscountcy. Image result for Viscount Christopher Addison

BBC News Wales today has an interview with Ron Jones, an S4C big wig who is going apeshit at the Lack Of Funding for S4C and has declared that Wales Needs To Be Selfish. Anyone who has lived in Wales in close proximity to the S4C Tossers will know that they are a Legend. They aren’t of the same variety of luvvy that one finds in England, but their lifestyle and salaries as compared to their neighbours – including neighbours of equivalent education and professional standing – is a matter of either wonder, anger or entertainment, depending upon one’s disposition. There was/is a ludicrously expensive ladies clothes shop in Bangor For Fashionistas staffed predominantly by frosty assistants who look at you as though you’d murdered their grandmother if you ask for size 8 shoes, that was famed for only selling clothes to Social Workers And Twats From S4C. They were the only people in Bangor who could afford the clothes. Imagine my delight when one day shortly after I had a good laugh at the dummy in the Posh Window clad in over-priced pretentious shite, I was sitting on the steps outside Top College in Bangor University – I wasn’t actually eating chips but I might as well have been – when this lady walked past me, radiating contempt, clad from head to toe in the very outfit that had so entertained me a few days previously:See the source image

Meri was the subject of a number of in-jokes at Bangor University, predicated upon her Famous Quotes. My favourite will always be ‘Don’t you agree Merrrrfyn?’, See the source image but many others among the Oppressed who were on the receiving end of Meri ranked the scenario that accompanied ‘How do you know my name?’ when an unknown man opened the conversation with ‘You must be Meri Huws’ as being far superior. I wasn’t witness to ‘How do you know my name?’ but when I heard about it I rather wished that I had been.

Meri, how do you think that man whom you had never met before knew your name in view of what you were wearing and doing at the time???

The Top Docs and politicians, like S4C Pobol, do insist on Being A Little Bit Selfish and Having Their Own Needs You Know which is why there is sod all left for the social care staff, who are paid less than supermarket staff and always have been. Image result for roger mellie the man on the tellie imagesIt hasn’t just happened as a result of an unknown miracle, See the source imageSee the source imagethere is a reason why the people who flog the Healthy Nutritious Fresh Organic Vegetables as recommended by Dame Sally See the source imageare paid more than the people who are keeping the elderly and severely disabled alive.See the source image

Facing economic crisis in 1931, Ramsay MacDonald’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Snowden, proposed swingeing cuts to public spending, particularly to unemployment benefit. Addison voted against these cuts in Cabinet and went into Opposition when MacDonald formed a National Gov’t with the Conservatives and Liberals. Addison lost his seat in 1931, regained it in 1934, but lost it a second time in 1935. During the Spanish Civil War Addison helped organise medical aid to Spain. PREV POSTS – Leah Manning et al

In May 1937, Addison joined the Labour Party’s meagre caucus in the House of Lords, being raised to the peerage as Baron Addison, of Stallingborough in the County of Lincoln. Addison was Chairman of the Buckinghamshire War Agricultural Committee during WW II co-ordinating agricultural production and supply in that county. Attlee appointed Addison to be Labour’s Leader in the Lords in 1940, after Lord Snell stepped down for health reasons. Addison retained this position until his death in Dec 1951, serving as Leader of the House of Lords following Labour’s victory in the 1945 General Election. He was created Viscount Addison, of Stallingborough in the County of Lincoln, in July 1945.

As Leader of the House of Lords, Addison had the key responsibility of steering Gov’t legislation through the upper chamber. He formed a good relationship with the leader of the Conservative opposition in the Lords, the Marquess of Salisbury. Addison was also Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs in Attlee’s first Cabinet, directing the transformation of the Dominion Affairs Office into the Office of Commonwealth Relations and playing an instrumental role in Labour’s early anti-imperialist policies and the strengthening of the British Commonwealth.

Lord Addison married firstly Isobel, daughter of Archibald Gray, in 1902. They had two daughters and three sons. Isobel, the daughter of a wealthy Scottish businessman and shipping agent, supported Christopher Addison morally and financially when he embarked upon a career in politics. After her death in 1934, Addison married Dorothy, daughter of Frederick Percy Low, in 1937. Lord Christopher Addison died in December 1951, aged 82, only two months after the end of his political career. He was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son, Christopher. Lady Addison died in September 1982.

Addison – Wiltshire – MORRISONS – also agric – knew Lord Kenyon and other big landowners in Wales who were Of the Gang – died just before Dafydd’s era, but There For Gwynne and the preparing of the landscape in n Wales for the region’s role as Peadophilia Central  – Churchill n Lord Kilmuir…

Christopher, 1st Addison was succeeded in his title and seat in the Lords in 1951 by his son Christopher, the 2nd Viscount.

The Viscount Addison
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
In office
12 December 1951 – 18 November 1976
Hereditary peerage
Preceded by The 1st Viscount Addison
Succeeded by The 3rd Viscount Addison
Personal details
Born 8 December 1904
Died 18 November 1976 (aged 71)
Spouse(s) Brigit Helen Christine Williams

Christopher Addison, 2nd Viscount Addison married Brigit Helen Christine Williams (d. 1980), on 10 September 1928, with whom he had the following children:

  • Hon. Jacqueline Faith Addison (b. 2 March 1944)
  • Hon. Christine Gray Addison (b. 3 September 1946)

As Christopher left no male heir, he was succeeded by his brother Michael.

Now Then. Michael Addison, 3rd Viscount Addison (12 April 1914-23 March 1992), was a British civil servant and academic. Addison was the second son of Christopher Addison, 1st Viscount Addison, and his first wife, Isobel. Michael was educated at Hele’s School, Exeter, and Balliol College, Oxford, a la Grocer Heath, Denis Healey, Woy and many more. Michael Addison was in the Civil Service between 1936 and 1965, when the Civil Service saw its job as protecting those perpetrating and participating in Giggles from the consequences of their criminality. Michael served as an intelligence officer during WW II as a Flying Officer with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Michael Addison was a Senior Lecturer between 1965 and 1976 at the Polytechnic of Central London (now the University of Westminster) School of Management Studies. Poly Lecturer Michael succeeded in the viscountcy in 1976.See the source image

Lord Michael Addison married Kathleen Wand, daughter of the Right Reverend Sir William Wand, on 22 August 1936. William Wand is discussed in detail in previous posts.

Briefly: William Wand was born in Land Of Thatch Grantham, the son of Arthur Wand, a butcher and his wife Elizabeth. Despite Wand’s father being a staunch Calvinist, his mother brought him up in the Church of England. Educated at The King’s School, Grantham and St Edmund Hall, Oxford, Wand prepared for ordination at Bishop Jacob Hostel, Newcastle upon Tyne. Wand served curacies at Benwell and Lancaster. Wand was appointed vicar-choral of the Diocese of Salisbury in 1914. During WW I he served as a military chaplain in Gallipoli and, after being invalided home with paratyphoid fever, served in France. I’m not sure what paratyphoid fever is as opposed to typhoid fever, but no doubt Dafydd knows.

Demobilised in March 1919, Wand was made perpetual curate of St Mark’s, Salisbury. In 1925 Wand became a fellow and the Dean of Oriel College, Oxford and University Lecturer in church history. Eight years later Bishop of Salisbury St Clair Donaldson was asked by Archbishop Lang to nominate a candidate for the see of Brisbane as archbishop. Wand was consecrated in St Paul’s Cathedral, London, on 1 May 1934 and enthroned in St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane on 5 September.

Wand’s arrival in Queensland was almost immediately clouded by the death in a climbing accident, near Chamonix-Mont-Blanc on France/Switzerland border, of his only son, Paul (1912–34). CHARLES EVANS ET AL

William Wand was not popular as Bishop of Brisbane. As a member of the University of Queensland senate, Wand worked to promote biblical studies and helped to create the first university theological faculty in Australia. Wand made a lecture tour of the USA in 1940. He argued in support of a new constitution for the Church. During World War II, Wand and his wife worked for the Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen’s Help Society. His 1942 address to the Royal Society of St George defended the British war effort and was published as the pamphlet, “Has Britain Let Us Down?” It prompted questions in the Federal Parliament and attracted the attention of such British politicians as Viscount Brendan Bracken and Churchill. Early in 1943 Wand was surprised to be offered the See of Bath and Wells; he left Brisbane in July 1943. Two years later Wand was translated to London.

As Bishop of London, Wand was a Privy Counsellor; in 1955 he was appointed KCVO; in 1946-57 he was prelate of the Order of the British Empire. After resigning his see in 1956, Wand was appointed minor canon and later Canon Treasurer of St Paul’s Cathedral, London, until 1969 and edited The Church Quarterly Review. Wand also published prolifically on church history. William Wand knew the churchmen who were Of The Gang and he knew the theologians at UCNW and other universities who propped that Gang and their associates up and concealed organised abuse in the Church. Being from Lincolnshire, William Wand knew the Dirty Vicar of Bawdrip, Mr Rigg, who was transferred to Bawdrip after disgracing himself in Lincolnshire…

Survived by a daughter, Wand died on 16 August 1977 – just as Mr Thrope found himself in hot water – at the College of St Barnabas, Lingfield, Surrey.

With the Bishop of Fulham Basil Batty, William Wand supported the early ecumenical movement. Wand was the first Chairman of the Executive body of the British Council of Churches, attending the 1948 foundation of the World Council of Churches in Amsterdam.

As Bishop of London, Wand was the key player in the famous September 1948 case of Seretse Khama, a 27-year-old black African man and Ruth Williams, a 24-year-old white English woman, who were refused permission to marry in Church by Wand, Seretse being a Fuzzy Wuzzy. Wand declared permission for the marriage to be a matter for the Colonial Office. Although senior officials at the Colonial Office had no say over whether the couple could get married in a church, or indeed anywhere else, they had made it known through various back channels that they were opposed to the marriage, not only because they found it distasteful but because they believed that, given Khama’s Royal status – he was heir to the kingship of the British protectorate of Bechuanaland – it would create political difficulties with apartheid South Africa, a neighbouring state to Bechuanaland. King Seretse and Ruth married a few days later in Kensington Registry Office after Wand refused to sanction a church wedding. See previous posts for full details.

Wand’s predecessor as Bishop of London was Geoffrey Fisher, who years later as Archbish of Canterbury explained to Ma’am Darling that if she Married Her True Love Cap’n Peter Townsend, a Divorced Man, she would not be permitted to Take Holy Communion. Ma’am Darling was so horrified by this Appalling Vista that she broke off her Ugandan discussions with the Cap’n and very soon married the Swinging bisexual drug using Antony Armstrong-Jones who was a customer of Dafydd and Gwynne’s. At least the Lloyd Georges knew him, Antony’s granddad being a Top Doc from north Wales who studied at UCNW and Bart’s and of course he was a friend and bedfellow of Mr Thrope as was Ma’am Darling. See ‘Holding The Country To Ransom – Part II’ for details of Ma’am Darling’s Heartbreak at the hands of Geoffrey Fisher.

Things didn’t go too well between Ma’am Darling and Lord Snowdon, but she compensated by Finding Happiness with many others, included it is alleged Mick, now a shag-relative of the Digger See the source image and most famously Roddy from near Abergavenny.See the source image

RODDYS DAD – info from that book

Michael and Katherine Addison had the following children:

Ex-Poly Lecturer Viscount Addison died on 23 March 1992, when F, Brown, my media friends and I, as well as others were being mauled by the Gang, although Tony Francis had pretended that peace had broken out. See eg. ‘The Price Is Right’.

The Poly Lecturer’s son and heir William Matthew Wand Addison, 4th Viscount Addison (born 13 June 1945), succeeded the Viscountcy on the death of his father in 1992. William was educated at Westminster School and King’s School, Bruton, Somerset. There was an independent school for girls at Bruton that acted as a receptacle for girls from the Bridgwater area who parents were protecting them from the excesses of the variety of Bridgy education that thrived under Tom King; I don’t know what the official name of the Bruton alternative was, one would just hear that someone ‘has gone to Bruton now’. Bruton is near Frome, Mavis Tate’s constituency, near the Wiltshire border.

In the House of Lords, Viscount Addison had sat as a Tory peer until the House of Lords Act 1999 removed his automatic right to sit in the House. On 10 October 1970, he married Joanna Mary Dickinson, with whom he had the following children:

  • Hon. Sarah Louise Addison (b. 1971)
  • Hon. Paul Wand Addison (b. 1973)
  • Hon. Caroline Amy Addison (b. 1979)

In 1991, Addison married Lesley Ann Mawer. LOOK UP

In 1968 Christopher, 2nd Viscount Addison was at the centre of trauma at the South West Metropolitan Regional Health Board which ran, among other things, St George’s Hospital; Christopher was Chairman of the Board and resigned, along with four Board members. Hansard records the resignations and although there were Questions In The House, I haven’t yet found out what the spat was about. I discuss the matter in more detail in my post ‘Error Of Judgement?’.

Commons Hansard, 14 March 1968, recorded that a Dr Bennett asked Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Sir Kenneth Robinson, the then Minister of Health, if he ‘is aware of the imminent disintegration of the South West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board as now constituted; how long he has had warning of this; what resignations have already taken place within the last few years and on what stated grounds; and what he proposes to do to reorganise this Board and its procedures’.

In a written reply, Robinson answered: ‘The answer to the first part of the hon. Member’s Question is no, and the second part does not therefore arise. Each year the term of office of one-third of all Board members expires, and not all seek reappointment. The following members of the South West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board have resigned during their period of office since April, 1965, with effect from the dates shown:

  • Mrs. M. Ormerod, O.B.E., B.A., 29th January, 1966.
  • Professor D. Curran, C.B.E., M.B., B.Ch., F.R.C.P., D.P.M., 31st March, 1967.
  • F. C. Wilson, Esq., 7th December, 1966.
  • L. Minski, Esq., M.D., F.R.C.P., D.P.M., 16th December, 1967.

The present Chairman, Lord Addison of Stallingborough, has announced his intention to resign as from 30th June, 1968, and I have appointed his successor. It is not customary to publish the reasons which Board members may give for wishing to resign.’

Lord Addison doesn’t seem to have held any expertise making him a suitable person to Chair such a Board, except for being his dad’s son.

Desmond Curran was the St George’s Top Doc, the Expert On Perverts who Treated Norman Scott in the early 1960s when Norman had a breakdown at the hands of the excesses of Mr Thrope.

Dr Louis Minksi was a Top Doc who published bizarre work on alcoholism. In Jan 1940, Minski published a paper in the ‘British Journal of Inebriety’ discussing the problems of manic depressive patients who are also alcoholics. Minski cautioned that when the children of manic depressive patients show symptoms of manic depressive illness, the children have not, as usually presumed, inherited manic depression, they are instead showing the symptoms of their parents’ drinking. Minski published this when he was listed as the Deputy Medical Superintendent of St Ebba’s Hospital, Epsom and Consulting Psychiatrist at St John’s Hospital. St Ebba’s Hospital was opened by London County Council in 1903 as Ewell Epileptic Colony; by 1948 it was an NHS hospital under the management of SW Metropolitan RHB. The London County Council was facilitating organised abuse and St Ebba’s also had an agreement with HMP Wandsworth re the exchange of inmates. St Ebba’s finally closed in 2009 and for the final years of its existence it was a hospital for the learning disabled.

Dick Crossman’s friend, adviser and fellow member of the Westminster Paedophile Ring, Professor Brian Abel-Smith, was a member of a number of RHBs, including the South West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board, 1956-63. Abel-Smith was the LSE economist who Helped Nye Create The NHS, told Nye that it was financially unsustainable because they’d sold out to Charlie Corkscrew, but Nye and Brian went ahead anyway, Brian presuming that he could subsequently make the adjustments needed. Brian could never do this because it would have meant Cuts To The NHS and screaming Top Docs, so the difficulties became worse. Abel-Smith could not resolve the problems and bowed out of budgeting for the NHS per se in the 1970s, his Towering Reputation intact as one of those who Brought The NHS Into Being.

Abel-Smith knew that matters were beyond repair by the mid-1970s when he published the NHS PR pamphlet discussed in my post ‘The Great Stink’. By then Abel-Smith had allocated a sizeable budget for the NHS to develop community services for the mentally ill and learning disabled in Wales to enable the asylums to close and for the building of new hospitals in rural and north Wales. George Thomas as Secretary of State for Wales, 1968-70, had plundered the lot to build the flagship University Hospital in Cardiff with its new Medical School building. The big Labour vote was in south Wales and what a source of good PR the Heath (as the University Hospital is known) was. See the source imageIn north and west Wales the Giggles continued.

Abel-Smith and his LSE colleague Richard Titmuss See the source imagewere two of the Greats Of The LSE in the 1960s. They were both facilitating organised abuse. Richard Titmuss married a social worker and their daughter is Ann Oakley the Feminist Sociologist Of Gender. Image result for ann oakley imagesAs discussed in previous posts, Ann has published tame work re Wimmin and Healthcare but not what really needs to be published. But then her dad was mates with Gwynne and Dafydd…See the source image

Feminist Historian Of The Welfare State Prof Patricia Thane See the source image (see previous posts) was Abel-Smith’s PhD student. Guess what is never discussed in any of Pat’s publications the Oppression of Wimmin, the Stigmatisation of Unmarried Mothers etc?

The DG Of Studies Of Oppressed Wimmin: See the source image

Here’s Abel-Smith’s former PhD student with Dr Anne Logan at a Symposium on 22 Jan 2016 at Somerville College, Oxford:

Anne and Pat were at a one-day Symposium and room-naming ceremony held at SOMERVILLE COLLEGE to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the death of Eleanor Rathbone (1872-1946) Somerville’s first Member of Parliament.RathboneEleanor became President of the NUWSS in 1919, following Mrs Fawcett’s post-war resignation…’

Ratbin – Lpool – Manchester – provided support and advice for some of those who perpetrated abuse/protected abusers in north Wales – Jenny Rathbone HERE

 

Abel-Smith was gay and although his NHS economics plan wasn’t what it should have been, he was anyway far more interested in running his Gents Outfitters For Rich Trendy Young Men, with his gay partner. They used to pop across to Italy themselves to choose the best fabrics and designs. See previous posts.See the source image

From the 1960s Abel-Smith was one of a new breed of Special Advisers to Labour Gov’t Ministers, helping Richard Crossman, Barbara Castle and David Ennals to reconfigure the NHS, set up Resource Allocation Working Party and the Black Inquiry into Health Inequalities. Internationally, Abel-Smith steered the development of health services in over 50 countries. He was a key WHO and EEC adviser, intimately involved in setting the agenda for global campaigns such as Health for All by the year 2000. See the source image

What there was in 2000 was the publication of the Waterhouse Report.

Abel-Smith was born at 24 Kensington Court Gardens, London, the younger son of Brigadier-General Lionel Abel-Smith (1870–1946) and his wife, Genevieve Lilac, née Walsh (1898–1980). His elder brother, Lionel Abel-Smith (1924–2011), inherited the title and estate of Lord of the Manor of Wendover, in Buckinghamshire. They were distantly related to the Royal Family and friends wickedly introduced Abel-Smith as twenty-seventh in line to the crown.

Abel-Smith was educated at Hordle House Preparatory School (1935–39) and Haileybury College (1940–1945), before entering the British Army for his National Service. He was commissioned in the Oxford and Buckinghamshire light infantry in 1946 and was aide-de-camp to Sir John Winterton, the military governor of the British zone in Austria during 1947–8. Abel-Smith graduated from Clare College, Cambridge, in Economics in 1951. He was an active member of the Cambridge Union and the University Labour Club.

Abel-Smith remained at Cambridge to study for a PhD under the supervision of the economist Joan Robinson. From 1953 he aligned his research to fit with his appointment as research assistant at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (under the supervision of Professor Richard Titmuss of the Department of Social Administration at the LSE) to assist with the Guillebaud Enquiry on the cost of the National Health Service (NHS). Abel-Smith’s investigation, ‘which demonstrated that the NHS was actually very good value for money and needed further investment’ [Shurely Shome Mishtake?],See the source image has been described as ‘a minor classic of modern social analysis’ [C. Webster, The Health Services Since the War Vol.1, (London, HMSO, 1988) p. 207]. WEBSTER HERE!!  Abel-Smith was awarded a Cambridge PhD in 1955 and in the same year Titmuss appointed him as an Assistant Lecturer in his department at the LSE. Abel-Smith was promoted to Lecturer in 1957, Reader in social administration in 1961, and full Professor in 1965. He retired in 1991, but returned to work part-time with Elias Mossialos to establish the LSE Health unit.

Highlights Of Abel-Smith’s Career included:

His first publication, for the Fabian Society in 1953: The Reform of Social Security. Abel-Smith collaborated with the sociologist Peter Townsend – who also moved to work with Titmuss at the LSE in 1957 – on projects on poverty, pensions and social security. They conducted a major study using a new method of constructing a poverty line that demonstrated that poverty had increased in Britain in the 1950s. Their 1965 book, The Poor and the Poorest, was used to launch the Child Poverty Action Group, with which Abel-Smith remained closely involved for the rest of his life.

VIRGINIA!!

Although Abel-Smith’s background was in economics, he was increasingly interested in the finance and management of health services. He gained first-hand experience of the British NHS through his appointment as a Governor of a number of Regional Health Boards and London Hospital Management Committees in the 1960s, including Tommy’s.

Abel-Smith’s ideas on health and social welfare financing reflected his engagement with leading international health economists and social policy theorists such as Wilbur Cohen, Ida Merriam, Milton Roemer and Dorothy Rice, and he was regularly invited into expert advisory groups. Abel-Smith collaborated with Archie Cochrane in the early 1970s, resulting in his classic book Value for Money in the Health Services (1976), which explored strategies for cost containment, effectiveness and efficiency. ARCHIE HERE

As Abel-Smith’s experience through advising developing countries increased, he moved away from his ideological commitment to fully state-funded services, and embraced the concept of social insurance and, in the 1990s, the potential offered by user charges.

While at Cambridge, Abel-Smith had been identified by Hugh Dalton as a potential future Labour MP. When he was offered the nomination for Dalton’s safe seat in 1957 – the year in which Dafydd Qualified – Abel-Smith turned it down, worried that if his Omosexuality were revealed it would cause embarrassment for his family. Instead Abel-Smith played a key role in modernising the Fabian Society and served it for 31 years as Executive Committee member, Treasurer and Vice-President. Abel-Smith was Chairman of the Fabian Society, 1963-64, succeeded by Wedgie-Benn. From the mid-1950s Abel-Smith served on various Labour Party working parties and committees, providing policy ideas on pensions and social security. The Fabian pamphlet he had co-authored with Townsend, New Pensions for the Old, was used by Richard Crossman as the basis for a radical revision of Labour’s social welfare system. When Crossman was appointed as Secretary of State for Social Services in 1968 he invited Abel-Smith to become his part-time adviser, one of the first such posts in British Gov’t. Abel-Smith advised issues including the re-structuring of the NHS and helped to set up an enquiry into the Ely Hospital scandal in Cardiff. GEOFFREY HOWE – GT – Gwynne n Dafydd – Annie L-D – Barbara Robb conned

When Labour lost the 1970 General Election, Crossman wrote in his diary that Abel-Smith ‘has been my closest personal friend and without him I could have done very little in the past two years’. [R. Crossman, Diaries of a Cabinet Minister: volume three: Secretary of State for Social Services 1968–70 (London, Hamish Hamilton and Jonathan Cape, 1977), p. 921. Entry for 14 May 1970.] Labour lost because Crossman fell out with the BMA after refusing to implement their pay claim in full – although they received most of what they demanded – and the BMA organised industrial action on the part of GPs, who were provided with material to distribute to patients explaining that they were striking because the Labour Party were damaging the NHS. The action taken by GPs was to refuse to sign sick notes for people who needed to claim Supplementary Benefit as designed by Abel-Smith et al who were unable to work. Giggles continued unhindered. PIC The BMA actively campaigned for the Grocer and shared platforms with Tories, while arguing with Crossman on TV. The Grocer won the General Election and it was acknowledged that it woz the BMA wot won it. See previous posts.

The Grocer’s close friend and personal physician was Sir Brian Warren who was opposed to the NHS, always had been and refused to work in it. Warren was married to Dame Josephile Barnes who did condescend to work in the NHS in her capacity as an Obs and Gynae Consultant at Charing Cross but undertook much private work. Warren and Barnes both facilitated the Westminster Paedophile Ring; Warren was a Westminster City Cllr when St George’s was still located at Hyde Park Corner, on the patch of that Council and the Council numbered St George’s Top Docs among its Cllrs. For further details, see previous posts, including ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’ for info on the career of Warren and Barnes.

When Labour returned to Gov’t in 1974 Abel-Smith was re-appointed as a special adviser by the new Secretary of State for Social Services, Battling Babs. Abel-Smith helped her, and her successor David Ennals, to introduce a new pensions scheme [SERPS]; set up the Resource Allocation Working Party [RAWP] to allocate NHS resources to regions according to health needs, PICS HEATH N GT CALLA and to set up the Black Report into inequalities in health. Sir Douglas Black HERE See ‘The Logic Of Medicine’.

When Abel-Smith was working for Batting Babs, she appointed Jack Straw as her political adviser. ‘Let me be clear’, she said to Straw, ‘I have appointed Brian for his brilliance. I have appointed you for your low cunning.’ Image result for the north wales hospital denbigh images Jack’s wife Alice Perkins spent her career as a Civil Service Mandarin, the last years at the very top of the Dept of Health, DATES. See eg. ‘The Price Is Right’ for what was happening to people at the hands of the NHS at the time.

At the end of her Cabinet career Battling Babs wrote that ‘Brian’s steady, informed and perceptive help is a tower of strength’ [B. Castle, The Castle Diaries 1974–76 (London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1980), p. 721]. Image result for brian abel-smith images

In 1978, frustrated with tensions (translate as ‘utter loathing between all parties and dirty tricks so low that the general public would never have believed that it could happen’) between the Gov’t, NHS and the medical profession, Abel-Smith accepted an offer to work as Special Adviser to Peter Shore, Secretary of State for the Environment, where he tackled housing and urban planning issues. LIZ!! Peter – Beatles!!

After the defeat of Labour at the 1979 General Election, Abel-Smith was asked by a number of health policy think thanks such as the Kings Fund and the Nuffield Trust to advise on reforming aspects of British healthcare. It all ended so well didn’t it.

Abel-Smith’s wider command of social policy included legal institutions.Image result for brian abel smith books images His capacity for penetrating, indeed adventurous, analysis led to one of the most original contributions to the role of law of the 20 century. See the source image Abel-Smith’s book with Robert Stevens, ‘Lawyers and the Courts’ (1967), was a sociological study of the English legal system from 1750 to 1965 which showed its social origins and mode of control See the source imageand helped to make an unanswerable case for root-and-branch modernisation.See the source image

The sequel, In Search of Justice (1968), demonstrated the failings of the legal system as a social service. Abel-Smith served on Citizens Advice Bureau Committees – Lucille Hughes has for many years been part of senior management of the CAB at a national level – and in 1973 Abel-Smith co-wrote (with Michael Zander) Legal Problems and the Citizen. See previous posts for details of Zander…

Parallel to his academic post at LSE and his appointments as Special Adviser to Labour Gov’ts, Abel-Smith regularly worked as a freelance consultant for international organisations, including the World Health Organization, the International Labour Organization and the World Bank. One of the first of these missions (for the British Gov’t in collaboration with Richard Titmuss) was to Mauritius (1959–1961), where their controversial recommendation to introduce a family planning service was adopted. ie. COMPULSORY family planning, but only for plebs.

In 1976 Abel-Smith was invited to become an EEC adviser to the Directorate of Social Affairs. He worked closely with the Commissioner Henk Vredeling on establishing European standards for healthcare and social welfare, especially on controlling costs of pharmaceuticals. See the source image In the early 1980s Abel-Smith was appointed to lead the European response to the WHO global initiative Health for All By The Year 2000 – what there was in 2000 was the publication of the Waterhouse Report – and in 1984 (the year of the Gwynne Row) Abel-Smith accepted an invitation from Halfdan Mahler, Director General of WHO, to become his personal adviser. During the 1980s and 1990s, Abel-Smith travelled widely to advise on country-level and regional policies. Abel-Smith continued to advocate policies based on socialist and egalitarian principles, PIC which increasingly brought him into conflict with staff at the World Bank, whose neoliberal ideology seemed to threaten core values of risk sharing and social capital in health and social welfare systems. See the source image

Abel-Smith met his partner, the actor and landscape gardener John Sarbutt, in 1960. They lived between London and Westwell in Kent. Abel-Smith was a fine cook and raconteur, and enjoyed skiing and swimming. In 1965 he founded an exclusive menswear business in Tryon Street, London, called Just Men. It thrived for nearly 20 years, expanding to a number of branches, including one in Philadelphia. Regular customers included film stars and musicians such as The Rolling Stones, Joan Collins and Warren Beatty.

Abel-Smith Of The Hidden Bunnies died from pancreatic cancer on 4 April 1996. JILLINGS Abel-Smith’s pal Lord David Ennals had died of pancreatic cancer during the 1995 movement of Jah People Image result for exodus bob marley imageson 17 June 1995. Readers might have noticed just how many Insiders have dropped from pancreatic cancer at convenient times. Pancreatic cancer is a nasty one, you won’t be Opening Your Heart to the media explaining that you’re Now In The Clear if you have pancreatic cancer, because it kills you quickly. The wonderful thing about pancreatic cancer is that because the Top Docs are lying bastards, the path labs are in chaos and the Coroners are so often lying bastards who are mates with the pathologists, if one didn’t have pancreatic cancer but a treatable condition that the Top Docs weren’t interested in treating, one could be quite stuck. In one’s body was cremated that would be the end of any questions from even the most persistent of critics. Image result for brian abel smith images

The Queen at Norwich Airport in 1977. Gordon Tilsley, third from left, is in a group which also included the then Norwich North MP David Ennals.

The Queen at Norwich Airport in 1977. Gordon Tilsley, third from left, is in a group which also included the then Norwich North MP David Ennals.

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David Ennals was at the centre of a huge abuse ring in Norfolk as discussed in my post ‘The Science Of Animal Behaviour’. It was such that virtually everyone in public life in Norfolk knew about it, including Lord Jim Prior, who represented Waveney in Suffolk, 8 October 1959-18 May 1987 and served as Thatch’s Secretary of State for N Ireland, 14 September 1981-27 September 1984, throughout my time at UCNW. Prior had been Leader of the Commons and Lord President of the Council, 5 November 1972-4 March 1974, under Grocer Heath. As Lord President of the Council, Jim was Visitor to UCNW.  Jim’s son Lord David Prior was Tory MP for North Norfolk, 1 May 1997-14 May 2001 and Call Me Dave’s junior Minister for Health, 14 May 2015-21 December 2016. Lord David Prior’s Interests are Education and Health. On 14 November 2006, Lord David was arrested, among others, by Norfolk Constabulary investigating allegations of financial irregularities at Cawston Park Hospital previously known as Cawston College, a private psychiatric hospital in Cawston, Norfolk. David was cleared of involvement in the alleged fraud on 15 February 2007 and subsequently reappointed as Chairman of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust. The invitations re Education and Healthcare roles continued. Among other things, on 28 January 2013 Lord David Prior was appointed as Chairman of the Care Quality Commission. In April 2014 Lord David had a hip replacement operation paid for by private insurance but was treated in a public ward at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust

On 5 September 2018, Lord David was invited to attend a pre-appointment hearing with the Health Select Committee prior to being appointed Chair of NHS England, succeeding Sir Malcolm Grant. Lord David’s appointment was for four years from 31 October 2018. Lord David is also Chairman of UCH.

Lord Prior was set for a career at the very top of the NHS as a young man. Obviously his dad being one of the key figures who colluded with Gwynne and Dafydd as well as the horrors of N Ireland, Kincora et al was a very great help, but in addition David graduated from Pembroke College, Cambridge in Law and during his time at Cambridge, David helped to launch the Cambridge University Industrial Society, a student group, which subsequently spread to many other UK universities. David was Chairman of the Cambridge University Conservative Association and was elected an officer of Cambridge University Students’ Union. From 1977–80, David worked for Lehman Brothers and Lazard Frères in New York, training as an investment banker, and also qualified as a barrister in 1976, becoming a member of Gray’s Inn. PIC SIR WILLIAMSee the source image

David Prior was seconded to the British Steel Corporation to work with Sir Ian MacGregor. who then went on to smash the NUM, the coal industry and most of south Wales. MacGregor had spent his youth in Glasgow and gained valuable knowledge of Gwynne and Dafydd’s partners in crime there which he later put to good use, in collaboration with Thatch’s Energy Secretary Peter Walker, one of the Gang’s City men, a friend of Edward du Cann and Nigel Lawson. See eg. ‘Holding The Country To Ransom- Part I’.

David Prior was appointed MD of British Steel Service Centres Ltd and later as Commercial Director British Steel, establishing joint ventures in China, Turkey, Europe and North America. After British Steel, Prior managed a number of private steel and manufacturing businesses.

Welcome to the Highest Echelons Of NHS Senior Management Lord David!

The Lord Prior of Brampton
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David Prior went to school at Charterhouse near Godalming in Surrey, HERE Guildford – Vincent Marks – David Howells – also Genesis etc Michael Biggs – F’s brother

Gordon Tilsley HERE

Abel-Smith’s PhD supervisor Joan Violet Robinson (née Maurice; 31 October 1903-5 August 1983) was a central figure in post-Keynesian economics. During World War II, Robinson worked on a number of different Committees for Churchill’s National Gov’t. During this time, Joan visited the Soviet Union as well as China. Robinson was a frequent visitor to the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Thiruvananthapuram, India. Joan was a Visiting Fellow at the Centre in the mid-1970s. She instituted an endowment fund to support public lectures at the Centre. Joan was a frequent visitor to the Centre until January 1982, participating in all activities of the Centre, especially student seminars.

Robinson reported her observations and analyses from her visits to China in China: An Economic Perspective (1958), The Cultural Revolution in China (1969), and Economic Management in China (1975; 3rd edn, 1976), in which Joan praised the Cultural Revolution. In October 1964, Robinson visited North Korea, which had implemented social reforms and collectivisation at the time. Joan wrote in her report “Korean Miracle” that the country’s success was due to “the intense concentration of the Koreans on national pride” under Kim Il-sung, “a messiah rather than a dictator.” Joan also stated in reference to the division of Korea that “[o]bviously, sooner or later the country must be reunited by absorbing the South into socialism.”

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Joan studied economics at Girton College, Cambridge. In 1937, Joan became a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Cambridge. She joined the British Academy in 1958 – Pat Thane is a British Academy WHAT – and was elected a fellow of Newnham College See the source imagein 1962. In 1965 Joan Robinson assumed the position of full Professor and fellow of Girton College. Brave Wendy is a graduate of Girton. In 1979 Joan became the first female honorary fellow of King’s College, thus yet another glass ceiling was shattered by a Girton Girl.See the source image

As a member of “the Cambridge School” of economics, Robinson contributed to the support and exposition of Keynes’ General TheoryImage result for ann elk python images writing especially on its employment implications in 1936 and 1937; it attempted to explain employment dynamics in the midst of the Great Depression.

In 1933 her book The Economics of Imperfect Competition, Robinson coined the term “monopsony,” which is used to describe the buyer converse of a seller monopoly. Robinson used monopsony to describe the wage gap between women and men workers of equal productivity. See the source imageImage result for jeremy vine images

In 1942 Robinson’s An Essay on Marxian Economics concentrated on Karl Marx as an economist, helping to revive the debate on this aspect of his legacy. In 1956 Robinson published her magnum opus, The Accumulation of Capital, which extended Keynesianism into the long-run. In 1962 she published Essays in the Theory of Economic Growth, another book on growth theory, which discussed Golden Age growth paths. Afterwards Joan developed the Cambridge growth theory with Nicholas Kaldor. KALDOR HERE

See previous posts for info on Nicky Kaldor and his family/friends.

Joan was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1964.

The Cultural Revolution in China is written from the perspective of trying to understand the thinking that lay behind the revolution, particularly Mao Zedong‘s preoccupations. Mao is seen as aiming to recapture a revolutionary sense in a population that had known only, or had grown used to, stable Communism, so that it could “re-educate the Party” (pp. 20, 27); to instil a realisation that the people needed the guidance of the Party and much as the other way round (p. 20); to re-educate intellectuals who failed to see that their role in society, like that of all other groups, was to ‘Serve the People’ (pp. 33, 43); and finally to secure a succession, not stage-managed by the Party hierarchy or even by Mao himself but the product of interaction between a revitalised people and a revitalised Party (p. 26). See the source image

On the whole, the book emphasises the positive aspects of Mao’s “moderate and humane” intentions (p. 19) rather than the “violence and disorder” that broke out, we are told, “from time to time”, occurrences “strongly opposed” (ibid.) to Mao’s wishes. Robinson recognises and appears to endorse a revision to classical Marxism in Mao’s view of the relation of base to superstructure: “On the classical view, there is one-way determination between base and superstructure but Mao shows how the superstructure may react upon the base: Ideas may become a material force” (p. 12). Joan acknowledges that “Old-fashioned Marxists might regard this as a heresy, but that is scarcely reasonable” (ibid.).

In June 2019, the United States Supreme Court used Robinson’s monopsony theory in its decision for Apple vs Pepper. Justice Brett Kavanaugh delivered the majority opinion, stating Apple can be sued by application developers, “on a monopsony theory.”

In 1948 Joan was appointed the first economist member of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission.

During the 1960s, Joan Robinson was a major participant in the Cambridge capital controversy alongside Piero Sraffa.

At least two students who studied under Joan Robinson have won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences: Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz. In his autobiographical notes for the Nobel Foundation, Stiglitz described their relationship as “tumultuous” and Robinson as unused to “the kind of questioning stance of a brash American student”; after a term, Stiglitz therefore “switched to Frank Hahn“. In his own autobiography notes, Sen described Robinson as “totally brilliant but vigorously intolerant.”See the source image

Joan Robinson also influenced Prime Minister Manmohan Singh which altered his approach towards economic policies.

Joan’s father was Frederick Barton Maurice, her mother was Margaret Helen Marsh. The distinguished London surgeon and Cambridge academic Howard Marsh was Joan Robinson’s maternal grandfather.

Joan Maurice married fellow economist Austin Robinson in 1926 shortly after she graduated. They had two daughters.

 

Mick was of course a student at the LSE when Abel-Smith and so many more of Crossman’s mates wielded huge influence at the LSE. See the source imageSo Mick, how did you become one of the massively wealthy rock stars who got away with so much that never appeared in the media, who even managed to receive support from ‘The Times’ on 1 July 1967 in the form of Mystic Mogg’s famous editorial re Who Breaks A Butterfly On A Wheel? after you and Keith Richards received short jail terms, who hung out with aristos and Royalty when your bandmate was sexually exploiting a 13 yr old girl, quite openly, to much disapproval, but suffered no deleterious consequences? Then there’s that Empowered Service User who used to live – but not in a house obviously, she was destitute, Being Very Difficult, so the Services weren’t going to Waste Their Time with her – in Bethesda, who swore blind that she used to be a groupie who had sex with Mick Jagger. Her proud boasts was dismissed as the rantings of a lunatic; she was certainly in a bad way, but other bizarre things that she told me I knew to be true. F had a lot to say about Mick as well. F maintained that Mick was a very unpleasant man…

Desmond Bonham Carter – here

Richard aka Dick Bonham Carter – HERE

Rear Admiral Christopher

Hugh Jolly – John McGarry

See ‘Devonshire Cream and Fudge’ for the full discussion…

 

When Baldwin succeeded Bonar Law as PM in 1924, Kingsley Wood was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health, as junior Minister to Neville Chamberlain. Chamberlain and Wood served at the Ministry of Health from 11 November 1924 to 4 June 1929, becoming friends and firm political allies.

When the National Gov’t was formed by Ramsay MacDonald in 1931, Wood was made Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education. It was the Board of Education who oversaw schools in Wales and appointed schools inspectors, one of whom was Prof J.E. Daniel (see eg. ‘Tan yn Llyn’), early member of Plaid, friend of Gwynne and Dafydd and the father of crooked judge Huw Daniel.

Wood served as a Minister under (top) Ramsay MacDonald, Stanley Baldwin, (bottom) Neville Chamberlain and Winston Churchill

When MacDonald was succeeded as head of the Coalition Gov’t by Baldwin in 1935, Wood was appointed Minister of Health. At the time, that Ministry was also concerned with housing. Under Wood, his biographer G. C. Peden writes, “the slum clearance programme was pursued with energy, and overcrowding was greatly reduced. There was also a marked improvement in maternal mortality, mainly due to the discovery of antibiotics able to counteract septicaemia, but also because a full-time, salaried midwifery service was created under the Midwives Act of 1936.” Another biographer of Wood, Woy Jenkins, comments that the housing boom of the 1930s was one of the two main contributories to such economic recovery as there was after the great depression.

When Anthony Eden resigned from Chamberlain’s Gov’t in March 1938, Wood became Secretary of State for Air. By early 1940, Chamberlain moved Wood to the office of Lord Privy Seal, switching the incumbent, Sir Samuel Hoare, to the Air Ministry in Wood’s place. Wood’s job was to Chair both the Home Policy Committee of the Cabinet, which considered “all social service and other domestic questions and reviews proposals for legislation” and the Food Policy Committee, overseeing “the problems of food policy and home agriculture”.

Wood held this position for only a few weeks. In May 1940, Wood told Chamberlain that after the debacle of the British defeat in Norway and the ensuing Commons debate, his position as PM was impossible and he must resign. Wood also advised Winston Churchill to ignore pressure from those who wanted Lord Halifax, (see previous posts) not Churchill, as Chamberlain’s successor. Chamberlain agreed to resign on 9 May 1940, but considered going back on his decision the next day as the German attack on the Western Front had begun; Wood told him that he had to go through with his resignation. Both men acted on Wood’s advice. Churchill became PM on 10 May 1940; Wood was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer on 12 May 1940.

One of the reasons for Wood’s appointment to the Treasury seems to have been Churchill’s urgent desire to be rid of the incumbent Chancellor, Sir John Simon, whom Churchill detested. The exigencies of the war reduced the influence of the office of Chancellor and the Treasury temporarily ceased to be the core department of Gov’t. In Peden’s words, “Non-military aspects of policy, including economic policy, were co-ordinated by a cabinet committee … The Treasury’s main jobs were to finance the war with as little inflation as possible, to conduct external financial policy so as to secure overseas supplies on the best possible terms, and to take part in planning for the post-war period.”

Wood was Chancellor, as Woy notes, “for the forty key months of the Second World War”. One of Wood’s creations of lasting impact was that of a council of economic advisers, the most notable of whom, John Maynard Keynes, was recruited as a full-time adviser at the Treasury. Keynes convinced Wood that he should abandon the orthodox Treasury doctrine that Chancellors’ budgets were purely to regulate Gov’t revenue and expenditure; Wood adopted Keynes’s conception of using national income accounting to control the economy.

With the hugely increased public expenditure necessitated by the war – it increased sixfold between 1938 and 1943 – inflation was always a danger. Wood sought to head off inflationary wage claims by subsidising essential rationed goods, while imposing heavy taxes on goods classed as non-essential. The last change that Wood pioneered as Chancellor was the system of Pay As You Earn (PAYE), by which income tax is deducted from current pay rather than paid retrospectively on past years’ earnings. Wood did not live to see PAYE come into effect; he died suddenly at his London home on the morning of the day on which he was due to announce PAYE in the House of Commons. Wood was 62.

Wood was referred to in the book Guilty Men by Michael Foot, Frank Owen and Peter Howard (writing under the pseudonym “Cato”), published in 1940 as an attack on public figures for their failure to re-arm and their appeasement of Nazi Germany.

DEATHS -Kingsley Wood – 21 Sept 1943;  L-G 26 March 1945 – Mavis – 5 June 1947

Mavis was preceded as the MP for Frome by Henry Thynne, Lord Bath, the father of Alexander Thynne, better known as the Loins Of Longleat, he that is an Artist and has many Wifelets, with whom the Western Daily Press were obsessed in the 1970s. If they weren’t reporting the latest on Tom Stoppard or Diana Dors, the Western Daily Press was publishing the latest adventures of the Loins of Longleat.

Henry Frederick Thynne, 6th Marquess of Bath, JP (26 January 1905 – 30 June 1992), styled Lord Henry Thynne until 1916 and Viscount Weymouth between 1916 and 1946, was the second but eldest surviving son of Thomas Thynne, 5th Marquess of Bath, and Violet Mordaunt, the illegitimate daughter of Harriet Mordaunt and Lowry Cole, 4th Earl of Enniskillen. Lord Bath was educated at The New Beacon Preparatory School, Harrow, and Christ Church, Oxford.

Railway Club at Oxford, conceived by John Sutro, dominated by Harold Acton. Left to right, back: Henry Yorke, Roy Harrod, Henry Weymouth, David Plunket Greene, Harry Stavordale, Brian Howard. Middle row: Michael Rosse, John Sutro, Hugh Lygon, Harold Acton, Bryan Guinness, Patrick Balfour, Mark Ogilvie-Grant, Johnny Drury-Lowe; front: porters.

At Oxford, Thynne was part of the Railway Club, which included: Henry Yorke, Roy Harrod, Henry Thynne, David Plunket Greene, Edward Henry Charles James Fox-Strangways, 7th Earl of Ilchester, Brian Howard, Michael Parsons, 6th Earl of Rosse, John Sutro, Hugh Lygon, Harold Acton, Bryan Guinness, 2nd Baron Moyne, Patrick Balfour, 3rd Baron Kinross, Mark Ogilvie-Grant, John Drury-Lowe. In the 1920s the tabloid press considered Thynne one of the Bright Young Things. Many of the Bright Young Things were Ancients Of The Gang, as discussed in previous posts.

Viscount Weymouth, served as the Tory MP for Frome, 1931-35 and served as a member of the Council of the Duchy of Cornwall, 1933-36 and  as a JP for Wiltshire in 1938. Thynne succeeded his father as Marquess of Bath in 1946. He was noted for his forestry work on the ancestral estate of Longleat. It was he who developed the safari park and opened the house to the public in 1949. From 1960 onwards he amassed what would become the largest collection of paintings by Adolf Hitler, numbering 60 by 1983. To some extent an admirer of Hitler, the Marquess is quoted as saying “Hitler did a hell of a lot for his country”.

On 27 October 1927, Lord Weymouth married, firstly, Hon. Daphne Vivian, daughter of George Vivian, 4th Baron Vivian, and they were divorced in 1953. VIVIAN – N WALES LINK – KENYONS

Lord Weymouth and Daphne Vivian had five children:

  • Lady Caroline Jane Thynne (1928–1995); married David Somerset, 11th Duke of Beaufort, and had issue. DAVID SOMERSET – LINKS TO LORD LONDONDERRYS FAMILY – and other Wales matters
  • Hon. Thomas Timothy Thynne (1929–1930); died in infancy.
  • Alexander George Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath (b. 6 May 1932); married Anna Gyarmathy and had issue.
  • Lord Christopher John Thynne (1934–2017); married Antonia Palmer, daughter of Sir Anthony Palmer, 4th Baronet, and had issue.
  • Lord Valentine Charles Thynne (1937–1979); married, firstly, Veronica Jacks and had issue. He married, secondly, Susanne Alder; and married, thirdly, Liese Dennis.

Lord Bath married, secondly, Virginia Penelope Parsons (1917-2003), on 15 July 1953, following her divorce earlier that year from David Tennant. David Tennant was a friend of Megan’s. Tennant founded the Gargoyle Club in Soho; regular Patrons included Virginia Woolf, Duncan Grant, Nancy Cunard, Fred Astaire and later Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud.

David Tennant was the son of Edward Tennant, who became Lord Glenconner in 1911, and the writer Pamela Wyndham, Lady Glenconner, later wife of Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon. Colin Christopher Paget Tennant, 3rd Baron Glenconner (1 December 1926-27 August 2010), was the son of Christopher Grey Tennant, 2nd Baron Glenconner – Edward Tennant’s son – and Pamela Winefred Paget. Colin Tennant was the half-brother of the novelist Emma Tennant. Before succeeding to the peerage in 1983, Colin travelled widely, especially in India and the West Indies. Colin was an avid socialite and a close friend of Ma’am Darling, to whom his wife Ann was a Lady-in-Waiting. In 1958, Colin purchased the island of Mustique for £45,000 and it was here that Ma’am Darling floated around in a kaftan smoking a fag with Roddy. In 1960, Lady Glenconner and her husband offered Ma’am Darling and Lord Snowdon a piece of land on Mustique. They also agreed to build a house for the couple on the land; it was designed in 1971 by the leading stage designer and uncle to Lord Snowdon, Oliver Messel, who also designed other properties on the island.

In 1971, Lady Glenconner became Ma’am Darling’s Extra Lady-in-Waiting. Over the course of her service, Lady Glenconner accompanied Ma’am Darling on many tours abroad, including to the United States, Australia and Hong Kong; on one occasion, Lady Glenconner stood in for Ma’am Darling on a trip to the Philippines to meet with Imelda Marcos, after Ma’am Darling became ill ‘with pneumonia’. It was Lady Glenconner and her husband who introduced Ma’am Darling to Roddy Llewellyn, who began a relationship to the then-still married Ma’am Darling in 1973, when Roddy was 25 and she 43.

Image result for princess margaret on mustique imagesDavid Bowie and Mick Of The LSE were among the celebs who dropped in on Mustique to party with Ma’am Darling. Colin Tennant’s son Charlie was the heroin addict who flogged a photo of Ma’am Darling dressed up as Mae West to a tabloid, creating outrage. Charlie was only one of that circle who were over-indulging.

Colin Glenconner’s wife Anne Veronica Tennant, Baroness Glenconner LVO (née Coke; born 16 July 1932) was the daughter of the 5th Earl of Leicester Lady Glenconner served as a maid of honour at Brenda’s coronation in 1953, and was Extra Lady-in-Waiting to Ma’am Darling, 1971-2002.

Lady Glenconner was primarily raised at her family’s estate, Holkham in Norfolk. During WW II, Lady Glenconner and her sister Carey stayed at Cortachy Castle with their paternal great-aunt Alexandra, Countess of Airlie, their aunt’s husband David Ogilvy, 12th Earl of Airlie, and the Airlies’ children (including David and Angus). Previous posts have discussed this crowd, including Angus Ogilvy, who was a big favourite of the Tory Party in Somerset in the 1970s. As King George and Queen Elizabeth’s Sandringham House was only 10 miles from Holkham, Lady Glenconner was a regular playmate of the young Brenda and Ma’am Darling. The King and Queen were friends with Lady Glenconner’s parents, and the family were often invited to Christmas parties at Buck House. On 21 April 1956 at St Withburga’s Church, Holkham, Lady Glenconner married The Hon. Colin Christopher Paget Tennant, son of the 2nd Baron Glenconner. The guests included the Queen Mum Gawd Bless Er, Brenda and Ma’am Darling. Antony Armstrong-Jones was the wedding photographer.

Lord Colin and Lady Ann Glenconner had five children, three sons and twin daughters:

  1. The Hon. Charles Edward Pevensey Tennant (15 February 1957 – 19 October 1996). He married Sheilagh Scott in 1993. He became a heroin addict and died from Hep C. His son, Cody Charles Edward Tennant (born 2 February 1994), became the 4th Baron Glenconner in 2010.
  2. The Hon. Henry Lovell Tennant (21 February 1960 – 1990). He married Teresa Cormack in 1983. He died from AIDS. His son, Euan Lovell Tennant (born 22 July 1980), is the current heir presumptive to the barony. Euan is married to Helen Tennant.
  3. The Hon. Christopher Cary Tennant (born 25 April 1968). He suffered severe brain damage in a motorcycle accident in 1987. He married Anastasia Papadakos in 1996, divorced. They have two daughters; Bella Tennant (b. 1997), and Demetria Tennant (b. 2000). Married secondly Johanna Lissack Hurn on 11 February 2011.
  4. The Hon. Flora May Pamela Tennant (born 8 November 1970), a god-daughter of Ma’am Darling. She married on 18 April 2005 to Anton Ronald Noah Creasy.
  5. The Hon. Amy Jasmine Elizabeth Tennant (born 8 November 1970). No issue.

Oh do wake up world, look at the mortality rate among those above and the dates of deaths…

Lady Ann Glenconner’s husband Colin acceded to the title of Baron Glenconner on his father’s death on 4 October 1983, having already inherited the family’s estate in the Scottish Borders, The Glen.

Oct 1983: D.G.E. Wood had begun telling Brown and me that he wanted me to see this wonderful psychotherapist who turned out to be Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist. Lord and Lady Glenconner divided their time between Mustique, St Lucia, and the United Kingdom.

When Lord Glenconner died in 2010, it was revealed that he had made a new will shortly before his death leaving all of his assets to an employee. The family successfully contested this will after a legal battle that lasted several years.

Diana Caroline Coke, the great-granddaughter of Thomas William Coke, 2nd Earl of Leicester of Holkham and Hon. Georgina Caroline Cavendish. was found dead from gunshot wounds on 8 Jan 1994, having ‘committed suicide’. DATE – The Price Is Right’. Diana Caroline Coke was married to Malcolm Ian Sinclair, 20th Earl of Caithness, PC (born 3 November 1948), at the time of his wife’s death a  JOB TITLE in John Major’s Gov’t. Malcolm Sinclair sits in the Lords as one of the remaining hereditary peers. Malcolm is also 20th Lord Berriedale, 15th Baronet Sinclair, of Canisbay, Co. Caithness, Nova Scotia, and Chief of Clan Sinclair. He is the Chief Executive of the Clan Sinclair Trust. Sinclair was educated at Blairmore School, Aberdeenshire, then Marlborough College, MARL COLL POST REF HERE and the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester.  Malcolm Caithness served as a Lords Gov’t-whip under Thatch, 1984-85. From 10 September 1986-10 January 1988, Caithness was Minister of State at the Home Office. In 1988, Caithness was once appointed Minister of State at the Department of Environment. In 1989, he became Paymaster-General and a Minister of State in the Treasury. In 1990, Caithness was appointed Minister of State at the Foreign Office, and then, in 1992, back to the Department of Transport. He married Diana Caroline Coke in 1975. Caithness was made a Privy Counsellor in 1990.

In January 1994, Caithness resigned from his post at the Ministry of Transport, following the suicide of his wife. In 2004, Caithness married Leila C. Jenkins whom he had met at Ascot and he filed for divorce a year later.

Malcolm Caithness’s children are Lady Iona Alexandra Sinclair (b. 1978), and Alexander James Richard Sinclair, Lord Berriedale (b. 1981). Lord Berriedale was at the centre of a scandal in 2004 re sexual exploitation, when at the age of 23, he was prosecuted for having sex with a 15 year old girl and was placed on the Sex Offenders Register. Lord Berriedale continued his relationship with the girl after the prosecution with the approval of his father and the girls parents. Lord Berriedale went to school at St David’s College In Llandudno. THAT BLOKE IN 1984!!

Malcolm Caithness in a close friend of Carlo.

For full details of Caroline Coke’s suicide, Malcolm Caithness’s career in Tory politics, Lord Berriedale’s adventures and the unsavoury teacher from St David’s College in 1984, see previous posts.

It gets better! Old Nick’s son Rupert married  into Malcolm Caithness’s family – HERE


Caroline the deceased was the daughter of
 Major Richard Lovel Coke and Molly FletcherMajor Richard Lovel Coke died on 25 April 2001 at age 83. Major Richard Lovel Coke was educated at Stowe School, Buckingham and was educated at Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester and lived at Weasenham Hall, King’s Lynn, Norfolk.

STOWE – Perry – George Melly RAColl – Foggy – Nicholas Ridley’s constituency

 

David Tennant was the younger brother of the war poet Edward Wyndham Tennant and the socialite Stephen Tennant. Margot Asquith, author and second wife of the PM H. H. Asquith, was David Tennant’s paternal aunt.

Tennant worked at the BBC from 1924 to 1929 as an announcer and in 1943 he re-joined the BBC as a home announcer.

In 1928, David married the actress Hermione Baddeley. They had two children, a son, David Tennant, and a daughter Pauline Laetitia Tennant (1927–2008). Pauline was an actress and a poet, and married three times: the anthropologist Julian Pitt-Rivers; Euan Douglas Graham, grandson of the 5th Duke of Montrose; and Sir Anthony Rumbold, 10th Baronet. Tennant and Baddeley divorced in 1937, but remained good friends. In 1938, Tennant married Virginia Penelope Parsons, the daughter of Alan Parsons and Viola Tree (daughter of the actor-manager Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree). They had two daughters, Georgia Tennant in 1941 and Sabrina Tennant in 1943. They divorced in 1953, and Virginia married Henry Thynne, 6th Marquess of Bath. David Tennant later married Shelagh Rainey, sister of the fashion designer Michael Rainey and daughter of Sean Rainey and Joyce Marion Wallace (1923–2006), better known as Marion Wrottesley, after her later marriage to Lord Wrottesley. David Tennant died in Spain on 8 April 1968 aged 65. Previous posts discuss David Tennant, the Gargoyle and many of the above people in detail.

Megan’s political career was very nearly wrecked before it got off the ground when she was still after the nomination as the Liberal candidate for Anglesey in 1928 after a gossip columnist wrote about her attendance at one of David Tennant’s ‘pyjamas and bottle parties’. The Old Goat’s network swung into action and a PR comment in favour of Megan was then published by the same gossip columnist; it wasn’t actually denied that Megan had been at the party, the temperance Methodists of north Wales were just led to believe that of course Megan hadn’t been at the scene of such debauchery. See ‘And The Raven Was Called Sin…’

Lord Bath and Virginia had one daughter, Lady Silvy Cerne Thynne (b. 22 December 1958); married Iain McQuiston and has issue. Lord Bath’s son and heir is the fabled Loins of Longleat, Alexander Thynn. See the source imageI blogged much about the Lords Bath and Alexander’s Wifelets yesterday but the text has all disappeared… Readers are welcome to google, Alexander and the 70 Wifelets are well-covered on the web as is the embarrassment that he has caused his son Ceawlin Thynn, Viscount Weymouth

 

Compare and contrast the biography of Mavis Tate – Longleat is not that far away from Frome, Mavis’s former constituency – with Lady Megan, Edith Summerskill – who became Baroness Edith in Feb 1961 and who’s reputation was such that her drip of a daughter Shirley built a career as a Nice Lady Doctor and a Labour MP and Minister as well – and Irene Ward, who became Baroness Irene. Baroness Irene was Of Lord John Walton’s crew in Newcastle, a ring in partnership with Gwynne and Dafydd.

The Baroness Ward of North Tyneside
Irene Ward.jpg
Member of Parliament
for Tynemouth
In office
23 February 1950 – 28 February 1974
Preceded by Grace Colman
Succeeded by Neville Trotter
Member of Parliament
for Wallsend
In office
27 October 1931 – 4 July 1945
Preceded by Margaret Bondfield
Succeeded by John McKay
Personal details
Born 23 February 1895
Died 26 April 1980 (aged 85)
Political party Conservative

Irene Mary Bewick Ward, Baroness Ward of North Tyneside,

Irene Ward in 1924

Ward was educated privately and at Newcastle Church High School. Ward was elected to the Commons in 1931 for Wallsend, defeating Labour’s Margaret Bondfield. A strong advocate for Tyneside industry and social conditions, Ward lost her seat in the 1945 General Election, in the Labour landslide. In 1950, Ward returned to Parliament for Tynemouth, again defeating a female incumbent, Grace Colman. An active backbencher, Irene Ward introduced the bill that became the Rights of Entry (Gas and Electricity Boards) Act, 1954. She promoted a Bill to pay pocket money to the elderly living in institutions, the Nurses (Amendment) Act, 1961, and the Penalties for Drunkenness Act, 1962. Richard Crossman’s Diaries discuss how the pocket money for institutionalised patients was routinely illegally withheld by Top Docs running the asylums. When he was DHSS Secretary, Crossman pleaded with the Top Docs to end the ‘financial abuse’ of patients, explained very clearly that what they were doing was unlawful and they told Crossman to take a running jump. Crossman was incredibly frustrated about the matter, it made him look weak and ineffective and he was constantly being told by concerned people that Top Docs were stealing money that had been allocated to patients by the DHSS. Crossman didn’t dare do more than ineffectively plead with thieving Docs; after all he was concealing far worse abuses than the theft, including the Giggles at Denbigh. Crossman was a Swinging bisexual who was participating in the Giggles himself…

Ward served on the Public Accounts Committee from 1964.

Ward retired from the Commons in February 1974, having served a total of almost 38 years. Irene was the longest-serving female MP until that record was broken by Gwyneth Dunwoody in 2007. Aged 79 at her retirement, Irene Ward was at that time also the oldest-ever serving female MP and the oldest-ever woman to be re-elected, records not broken until Ann Clwyd achieved both in 2017. Image result for ann clwyd imagesDunwoody facilitated the Giggles and Ann Clwyd, who grew up near Denbigh, stood for election as the Labour candidate for Denbigh in 1970 and made use of me complaining about the Giggles and the Gwynne Row that ensued to bag herself the nomination for Cynon Valley – she was subsequently elected on 3 May 1984 See the source image– after the sudden death in office of the sitting MP Ioan Lyonel Evans on 10 Feb 1984. See post ‘Behind The Scenes With Lord Wigley and Those Perfect Slaves’. Gwynne’s Giggles had far-reaching ramifications.

Good to know that the three longest serving Wimmin MPs were all on board with Giggles while poor Mavis died at the age of 53 While the Balance Of Her Mind Was Disturbed.

Irene Ward was created a life peer as Baroness Ward of North Tyneside on 23 January 1975. She was appointed a CBE in 1929 and promoted to DBE in 1955 and was appointed a Companion of Honour in 1973.

In the 1951 General Election the Liberals performed very poorly. Violet Bonham-Carter nee Asquith, even with Churchill’s help, had failed to win Colne Valley; Roxburgh, a 1950 gain, was lost to the Tories and the Liberals were down to six MPs. There was a firm return to two party politics; in 1951, 96% of votes went to the Labour or Tory Party. Megan lost her own seat of Anglesey to Labour’s Cledwyn Hughes and her fellow self-styled Radical Liberals Emrys Roberts and Edgar Granville lost their seats. Emrys was a Caernarfon-born barrister of Gray’s Inn, who was educated at Caernarfon Grammar School, Aberystwyth University, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. Chief People Trafficker Lord Elwyn-Jones of Gray’s Inn, Labour’s Lord Chancellor, 1974-79 and his accomplice Labour’s Lord John Morris Jones of Gray’s Inn, also followed the Aberystwyth and then Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. The Gang’s Biggus Dickus, Sir William Mars-Jones, was also of Gray’s Inn, Aberystwyth University and Cambridge, but St John’s College, Cambridge.

Emrys Roberts had been the Liberal MP for Merioneth – the constituency included Sir Clough’s turf of Cwm Croesor – since 1945. Roberts was Vice-President of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion  Emrys was Chairman of the Eisteddfod Council, 1959-76 and involved with Wales West and North Television, 1961–63. From 1968-77, Roberts was Chairman of the Mid-Wales Development Corporation and then Chairman of the Development Board for Rural Wales, 1977–1981. Roberts was a member of the ultimately completely discredited Welsh Development Agency, 1977–81 and Director of the Development Corporation of Wales, 1978–81. WHICH ONE WAS CHAIR?? IDWAL PUGH!!!

In 1951, Emrys Roberts lost his seat to Labour’s Thomas Jones, who held the seat until 1966 when he was received a life peerage as Lord Maelor. In 1955, Bertrand Russell became one of Thomas’s constituents. Thomas Jones grew up near Wrexham, worked as a coal miner in nearby Bersham Colliery and then trained as a teacher at the Normal College, Bangor. Thomas was a poet and a member of the Gorsedd of Bards at the National Eisteddfod of Wales and served as President of the International Eisteddfod at Llangollen. When off duty Thomas relaxed in ladies’ clothes. Thomas’s brother Idwal went to Ruabon Grammar School near Wrexham and also trained as a teacher at the Normal College. Idwal became a teacher in 1922 in Holt, but then moved to positions in Glyn Ceiriog and Penycae. Gang member Lord David Hunt came from Glyn Ceiriog; Hunt’s father was a Royal Navy officer.In 1938 Idwal was appointed as headmaster at Grango School in his home village of Rhosllannerchrugog. Idwal served as the Labour MP for Wrexham, 1955-70. Idwal’s first attempt at bagging a Commons seat when in 1951 when he stood as the Labour candidate for Denbigh; William Mars-Jones had stood as the Labour candidate for Denbigh in 1945. Megan’s friend Glyn Tegai Hughes stood as the Liberal candidate for Denbigh in 1950 (as well as in 1955 and 1959, opposing Dafydd as the Plaid candidate in 1959). Denbigh was held by National Liberal (Emlyn Hugh) Garner Evans, 1950-59. Garner Evans was born in Llangollen, attended the local grammar school and became a barrister of Gray’s Inn after attending Aberystwyth University and er Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. PIC

While at Cambridge, Garner Evans was already an active member of the Liberal Party. He became involved in the Cambridge Union Society and was President of the Union in 1934 and also President of the Cambridge University Liberal Club. Garner Evans spoke at the 1935 Liberal Party Assembly as the delegate of the Cambridge University Liberal Union, seconding a motion moved by Megan’s Gentleman Friend Dingle’s dad Isaac Foot on behalf of the Party Executive that set out the Party’s aims. In January 1936, Evans was Cambridge’s delegate to the Conference of University Liberal Societies and proposed a resolution which deplored the League of Nations procedure by which the UK and French Govts drew up the peace settlement in the Italo-Abyssinian War. Garner Evans urged that the peace terms be settled by impartial men at Geneva. The ensuing speaker, future PM Harold Wilson from Oxford, agreed and the motion was passed. Evans became President of the Union of University Liberal Societies, and that June, he was elected to the Liberal Party Council.

Evans became Editor of The New Commonwealth Quarterly, a journal published by the New Commonwealth Society which studied international relations, in 1935. (Churchill was Chairman of the institute’s British section from 1936.) Evans also helped to found the World Youth Congress in 1936 and was elected President of its political section during its meeting in Geneva in 1936 and re-elected at the meeting in New York City in 1938. During a foreign tour of Germany in 1936, Evans was arrested for “anti-Fascist views”. On the outbreak of WW II Evans joined the RAF and served overseas in North Africa and Italy.

In Parliament, Evans was made Secretary to the Parliamentary Committee on Atomic Energy. Evans spoke in January 1956 in favour of encouraging the Welsh language through education and broadcasting, PIC !! arguing that Welsh nationalism was caused by fear of the loss of language and culture.

There was some local criticism of Garner Evans as the Parliament wore on. In December 1954 an extraordinary meeting of the Conservative Central Council in the constituency was called to hear a report on a complaint against him: it was alleged that he had addressed a meeting in Llanrwst when “not in a fit condition to do so”. The meeting passed a vote recording its displeasure, but also adopted him as its candidate for the next election. Continuing concerns at Garner Evans’ political and personal performance both in Parliament and in the constituency prompted a meeting of the Conservative Central Council to be called in May 1958. Despite Garner Evans pleading to the meeting that “I have spent pretty well all my life trying to bring Liberals and Conservatives together”, the delegates passed a motion of no confidence in their Member of Parliament by 44 to 15.[31] The association President then said that he would then move to discuss with the National Liberals how to select a candidate acceptable to both parties.[32] In November 1958 Conservative Central Office reported that Evans had told them he would not be a candidate for re-election.[33] The Conservative Association subsequently selected Geraint Morgan.

This situation put the National Liberals in a quandary as they had not withdrawn support from Garner Evans. In July 1958 he issued a statement to his electors pledging continued support for the Government and urging the Conservatives not to take any “hasty action” which might place his and other National Liberal seats in jeopardy. The same month, a meeting of the National Liberals pledged support for him; however the Conservatives undertook prolonged negotiations.

It was only on the eve of the 1959 general election that a deal worked out by Conservative Chairman Lt-Col. J. C. Wynne-Edwards was agreed under which Morgan agreed to run as a ‘Conservative and National Liberal’ candidate.[34] Morgan spoke to the National Liberals and persuaded them to pledge official support to him.[35] During the election campaign, the Liberal candidate attacked the Conservatives for withdrawing support from Evans.

Garner Evans died on 11 October 1963 – PROFUMO – Diana Churchill dates of suicide??

GLYN TEGAI Hughes –

He is the son of a Welsh Methodist minister,[3] Rev. John Hughes, and Keturah Hughes. He was educated at Newtown and Towyn County School, the Liverpool Institute and Manchester Grammar School. In 1942 he became a Methodist local preacher. In 1957 he married Margaret Vera Herbert of Brisbane, Queensland. They had two sons. She died in 1996.[4] From 1942–46 he served with the Royal Welch Fusiliers and became Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General at the headquarters of the land forces in South-East Asia.[5] After the war, he attended University at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.[6] where he gained MA, PhD.

While at University he became involved in politics as a supporter of the Liberal party. In 1948 he served as President of Cambridge University Liberal Club. He was also Chairman of the Union of University Liberal Societies.[7] In 1950 at the age of 26, he was Liberal candidate for the Denbigh Division at the 1950 General Election. This was one of the Liberal party’s most promising seats. His main opponent, Garner Evans, had been his predecessor as Liberal candidate in 1945. Despite achieving a swing of 4.7%, it was not enough for him to win;

He served as Chairman of the Liberal Party of Wales.[14] In 1959 he stood as Liberal candidate for the third and final time. During the campaign he was one of the Liberal Party’s featured leaders, along with Robin Day and John Arlott in the televised Party Election Broadcast shown on 22 September 1959,[15] speaking predominantly in Welsh to a predominantly English speaking audience. However, his hopes of finally gaining the seat were dashed by the intervention of a Plaid Cymru candidate DAFYDD!!! who split the Welsh nationalist vote; THE TORY GERAINT MORGAN WON!!

In 1967 he became a Member of the Welsh Arts Council, serving until 1976. In 1971 he was appointed National Governor for Wales BBC and Chairman of the Broadcasting Council for Wales, serving in these roles until 1979. In 1977 he became Vice-President of the North Wales Arts Association, serving until 1994. In 1980 he became a Member of the Board of the Channel Four Television Company, on which he sat until 1987. In 1981 he became a member of the Welsh Fourth TV Channel Authority, serving util 1987. In 1988 he became Chairman of the Welsh Broadcasting Trust, serving until 1996.

In 1951 he was appointed as a lecturer in English at Basle University, Switzerland. In 1953 he was appointed as a lecturer in Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Manchester.[18] From 1964–1989 he was Warden of the Gregynog Centre, University of Wales. In 2000 he was made a Fellow of the University of Wales Aberystwyth. In 2004 he was made an Hon. Fellow of the University of Wales Bangor. DIED 10 MARCH 2017

The Liberal candidate in 1951 for Denbigh later became His Honour Hugh Eifion Pritchard Roberts known as Eifion Roberts (22 November 1927-15 September 2019), a British Circuit Judge. Eifion was the elder son of the Rev. and Mrs E.P. Roberts of Anglesey; his younger brother was of course Thatch’s Poodle Wyn Roberts. Who wasn’t gay. Image result for wyn roberts mp imagesEifion was educated at Beaumaris Grammar School and the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. Eifion interrupted his studies to serve as a Flying Officer in the RAF education branch. Eifion returned to his studies at Exeter College, Oxford where he obtained a BCL. In 1951 his interrupted his studies again to stand for Denbigh at the General Election. Eifion must have been keen to become the MP for Gwynne’s Giggles if he had a go when he was still at University. The Liberal Party must have been keen to have Eifion as well; we are told that ‘Without having the opportunity to nurse the constituency, he was not able to prevent the Liberals from dropping to third place’. Eifion’s mum and dad were of course friends with the Old Goat’s family and were big supporters of Lady Megan in her capacity as Anglesey’s Liberal MP, 1928-51…

In 1953 Eifion was called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn. He practised as a Junior Counsel on the Wales and Chester Circuit from September 1953–April 1971. He was Deputy Chairman of the Anglesey Quarter-Session from 1966–71 and the Denbighshire Quarter-Session from 1970–71. In 1971 Eifion was appointed a QC. He was a Recorder of the Crown Court from 1972–77. He was Assistant Parliamentary Boundary Commissioner for Wales and a Member for Wales of the Crawford Committee on Broadcasting Coverage. In 1977 Eifion was appointed a Circuit Judge. He retired in 1998.

Eifion married, in 1958, Buddug Williams and they had one son and two daughters. In 2009 he was made an Honorary Fellow of Bangor University. I remember it well, I was at the ceremony! Eifion was introduced as an Eminent Judge who had played a crucial role in the Clean Up Of Civic Corruption In South Wales. After the ceremony there was much quipping among my friends and I that Eifion hadn’t concerned himself with corruption in north Wales. I had no idea that he was Lord Wyn’s brother at the time. Eifion was one of the flurry of people who were nominated for honours at Bangor to very obviously piss Merfyn off, it was known that somehow many people whom had personally treated Merfyn very badly were suddenly being nominated. I had no idea that it was supposed to be a kick in my direction as well.

Gang members: Next time that you want to insult me in such a way, you’ll find it so much more effective if you let me know who the old bastards are whom you have nominated for honours! Or did you not dare, because you knew that I wouldn’t actually bother to quake in my boots if I were faced by a Friend Of Gwynne??

Eifion Friend Of The Royal Lobotomist died on 15 September 2019 at Wrexham Maelor Hospital. His funeral was held at Penygarnedd Chapel, Pentraeth on 30 September 2019 with the burial at Menai Cemetery, Menai Bridge.

Eifion’s death was announced in the Daily Post: ROBERTS HIS HONOUR HUGH EIFION PRITCHARD Q.C., D.L September 15th 2019 died peacefully at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, aged 91. Loving husband of Buddug, devoted father of Siân, Rhian and Huw, caring father in law of Russell and James and a proud grandfather of Gareth, Arwel, Steffan, Tom, Anna and Elin.  Funeral service at Penygarnedd Chapel, Pentraeth on Monday September 30th at 10.30am and to follow at Menai Cemetery, Menai Bridge. Memorial Service to take place at the Welsh Presbyterian Church, St. John’s Street, Chester on Saturday November 9th. Enquiries to Gwenan Roberts of W. O. & M. Williams, Rose & Thistle, Llanedwen, LL61 6PX.

Eifion’s crooked solicitor friend (Huw) Elwyn Roberts who was one of the Leaders Of The Pack re the fleecing of F and the abducting of his baby, died in 2009 before Eifion and it was Eifion who penned the tribute to one of the movers and shakers of the Gang that appeared on the Bangor University website. If Eifion were still alive I’d e mail him and thank him for filling me in on Elwyn’s biography. I knew that Elwyn was a crook back in the 1980s but I didn’t know much more than that. See eg. ‘Behind The Scenes With Lord Wigley and Those Perfect Slaves’ and ‘The Cash Box’.

 

Idwal Jones, brother of he who relaxed in ladies clothes, died on 18 Oct 1982. Lord Maelor of the ladies clothes spontaneously combusted at his home near Wrexham on 18 Nov 1984 as the Gwynne Row escalated.

One long serving member of staff of the Normal College from the 1950s who ended up as Deputy Principal was Menai Williams, the daughter of a high profile Welsh Nonconformist Liberal family, who was friends with Megan. Menai was also friends with Gwynne and Dafydd.

Emrys Roberts, Liberal MP for Merionethshire, 1945-51, died on 29 Oct 1990. The WDA and Development Board for Rural Wales on which Emrys sat were both established when Lord John Morris QC, Giggler General, was Secretary of State for Wales (see eg. ‘A Nauseating Sight’). That’s Lord John Morris of Aberavon, friend of Megan, member of Gray’s Inn, graduate of Aberstwyth, and Gonville and Caius. Not to be confused with the even closer friend of Megan, Liberal peer Lord John William Morris of Borth-y-Gest, graduate of Trinity Hall, Cambridge and member of Inner Temple. Being of Trinity Hall, Cambridge and Inner (a la Lord Snowdon’s dad and Mr Thrope), Lord John William Morris became a Law Lord. Lord Morris died – a Bachelor not blessed with children – one month after Mr Thrope’s trial for conspiracy to murder opened and some two weeks before Mr Thrope was acquitted.See the source image

Here’s a quick Spotter’s Guide in case of confusion with regard to these many Slave Masters who are damn near identical in the eyes of the uninitiated, here’s a quick Spotters Guide:

 

 

megan lost Anglesey to cled by 595 votes – labour vote had remained virtually the same as in 1950 and in 45 – megs votes decreased by more than 2000, went mostly to the tories –

propaganda from megans camp – Holyhead mail ‘she fell because of her independence’ – also an allegation that an influx of English to Anglesey had ‘tipped the scales against lady megan’ – Holyhead mail alleged that jobs were being offered without regard to the welsh character of Anglesey – during the election campaign megs attacked the appointment of a food officer – a necessary post with rationing still in force – who could not speak welsh – Holyhead mail ‘it would be interesting to know how many English families have in recent years come to live in Anglesey… the number is sufficient to alter the whole tenor of life… we venture to say that these newcomers to Anglesey tipped the scales against lady megan’

early 50s – sec services had infiltrated plaid for their own agenda, made an issue of welsh lang – 1952 – Church gave powers to Maxwell Fyfe – 1952 Dafydd n Liverpool med school – the MPs: Geraint morgan trying north wales huyton n merionydd – Harold Wilson!! – mr thrope – beasleys!! CHECK DATES – then edith summerskill in warrington in mid 50s

n wales was prepared for Business

labour party were sorry to see megan lose – mandys granddad congratulated cled when he arrived at Westminster but said ‘mind you, megan is a great loss’;

Philip noel baker, labour, was shattered by megans loss – he had predicted that megan would increase her majority – after the result Noel-Baker was fuming that labour had run a candidate against megan – wrote to meg calling Attlee and mandys granddad ‘miserable, little men’ saying he hated them

days later Noel-Baker wrote to megan telling her that the Manchester guardian was right to say that liberalism is a spent force as a party ‘liberals must work in other ways – you must work with us’

sunny jim, megs friend wrote to her -‘I am genuinely soory that you are not in the house & I very much hope you will come back. We cannot sacrifice grace, charm, wit, passion as easily as that. but you must come back as a member of our Party. first, because we are right about the malaise & the remedies for the 20th century. secondly because there is no other way back.’

PICs!!!

end of 51 – megs tour of Canada, us and Jamaica – in nov 51, liberal council rejected resolution moved by meg n dingle calling on libs to resist attacks on soc servs – evidence of shift to the right by libs. church on his return to no 10 had offered clement davies place in cabinet as min of ed – other lb mps didn’t want clem to accept but clem would have liked to – outcome of talks between clem n church was that libs would support govt re ‘measures clearly conceived in the interest of the country as a whole’  first business at Westminster was denationalisation of steel, on which tories and libs were agreed

Philip n-b very jealous of dingle and after megan set sail for Toronto with sister olwen was pining for her – in Toronto, they stayed with olwens daughter eluned n her husband the top doc Robert macmillan

in Jamaica megs stayed with hugh foot, the guvnor and then her mate Thelma who had house there

Philip n-b behind in Belgravia,went to the kings funeral, with hugh dalton

meg was chaperoned around Toronto with trains being held in time for her plane, zoomed through immig and customs, police car chauffeured with sirens and traffic held back

in usa meg gave lecture tour billed as the old goats daughter – on tv, and visited bangor, Pennsylvania to join welsh community for st davids day celebs, postponed from the correct date for megs benefit. sailed home on queen mary – Southampton, 12 march 1952 – Philip met her but careful not be seen together – ellen niece would go to ship and supervise megs luggage, Philip waiting in Southampton hotel – queen mary delayed by storms, Philips wife irene due back from Greece on 16 march 1952

in april, meg had speaking engagements in wales, Philip went to Scandinavia, dinner attendance in oslo with king of Norway, Helsinki games – gen lonsdale

in 52 meg was discriminated against – her friend Richard Acland – launched campaign against world hunger and Christian action who’s chairman was canon john Collins of st pauls cathedral, sponsored a series of lectures to be given in cathedral. not religious but suspicious of anything offered by Collins – Bertrand links

meg was only woman speaker, chapter of the canons refused to let woman occupy pulpit – colllins commented that inviting a woman would cause a controversy, everything I do does

rostrum constructed for meg below the pulpit – megs spoke against armaments

first woman allowed to speak from the pulpit of st pauls was coretta, martin luther kings widow. was invited by canon Collins.

1951 – cled n megan formed strong friendship with regard to parliament for wales campaign – details here

When S. O. Davies introduced the Government of Wales Bill in 1955 which would have created a devolved Welsh Parliament, Evans questioned whether the Welsh people supported it, and went on to vote against the Bill making any progress.

when megan back from new York in march 1952, Philip tried to encourage her into lab party – whips had told Philip that they wanted megan, trade unionist frank tomney wanted megan – summer of 1952, megan lunched with Attlee, wanted megan to join labour

megan was mates with goronwy Roberts, mp for Caernarvon – member of the gang, mate of dafydds from Bethesda – told Philip that megs wanted to join lab party and goronwy asked Philip to get mandy’s granddad to

Megs career with the Labour Party!! -HERE

Labour desperate for Meg to stand for WREXHAM – DETAILS

then targeted Carmarthen – DETAILS

  • [Mr Thrope’s dad was MP for Manchester – protectors of Gwynne – Mr Thrope’s mum Ursula – close friend of megan – Ursula’s dad was Empire Jack – Mr Thropes line also of Bishops ]

Author: Sally Baker

I am a writer and a sociologist, originally from Somerset, but I’ve been based in Wales for most of my life. I had my first encounter with a mental health professional in 1984 at the age of 21. My GP described this man to my then partner – who also became a sociologist – as someone who had experienced ‘considerable success’. My meeting with this psychiatrist was a disaster and we attempted to complain about his insensitivity and highly inappropriate behaviour. That was the first time we were threatened and pressurised to withdraw a complaint against a mental health professional. This man is long dead – he was a retired psychiatrist from the North Wales Hospital Denbigh, T. Gwynne Williams, who was working shifts in the student health centre at University College of North Wales (now Bangor University). We discovered years later that this ‘successful man’ was notorious – he had been an enthusiastic lobotomist…

61 thoughts on “Is It Because I Is Megan?”

  1. Dissenting police and others who have got egg on your face for failing to do what you should have done 30 yrs ago! Will you please stop trying to provoke me into following your previous advice to ‘lose control’ because you want to get rid of the Pink Un and Sister Hutt and me being all reclusive, blogging but not doing a crying woman bit in the media won’t do the trick? I’m not someone who Opens My Heart because I think it’s twattish and hypocritical.

    The nearest you’ll get is this blog; as a concession to your constant bothering of me, this post has gone up as soon as I’ve begun it in order that the hypocritical outpouring re Wimmin, Wimmin Wimmin, on the part of those we know and love can be challenged now instead of next week when I finish the post. The Sisters now know what is coming their way. The most you’ll get from me in terms of losing control is red paint over the Pink Un at the Senedd because I’d quite enjoy doing that, but I wouldn’t enjoy Opening My Heart to the media.

    Now, I’m off for a coffee and a break, I’ll be back on the blog later. I’m still waiting for the dick pics of Gwynne to arrive, thus enabling me to post them up on the blog as Therapy, but they haven’t arrived have they? Neither has my money, although the Pink Un made it onto the Today programme this morning!

    1. There’s more intra-Gang scrapping in the Senedd Wise Owl; Adam Price, the Pink Un and Sister Hutt are at each other’s throats. it must be because they are so busy crying over the Children, the Children, the Children, the Wimmin, Wimmin, Wimmin.
      They still haven’t sent me my money or the dick pics of Gwynne.
      Are they perhaps lost for words? After all they can’t really get out of this one can they?
      I presume that Huw Daniel is not under arrest and is still living high on the hog in his Plas near Talybont, pompousing around Gwynedd. A few buckets of red paint could be needed to deal with Huw.

      Thanks to the people who have sent me info re the banks and building societies that they tell me were cheating and fleecing me. I did suspect at the time, but as with F yelling at Ella that Dafydd was selling the addicts drugs and me constantly challenging lying Docs over their wrong diagnoses, unnecessary tests, made-up statistics and potentially lethal prescriptions, if one is simply confronted by more bare-faced lies, what can one do?

      What I am interested in is that although it can be taken for granted that every local branch of every bank and building society in Gwynedd were on the fiddle, I know for a fact that at least some of the bigger boys higher up the food chain knew what was going on. They couldn’t not have, the criminality was so rampant. I have a friend who years ago trained as an accountant who did battle with the Gang and whereas I concentrated on digging re health and social care because that’s what I knew about, he dug re money, banks etc. He managed to extract many documents relating to his own horrific experiences with the HSBC bank in Gwynedd, Gwynedd County Council and lawyers and as far as he could see, they had ALL broken the law constantly. Because he found such a scenario difficult to believe he gave the documentation to his former university friend, who was still working as an international lawyer. His friend told him that only one conclusion could be drawn: absolutely EVERYBODY with whom he had business dealings was in on a major conspiracy to bankrupt him, there could be no other explanation. As Mary Wynch alleged in the 1970s, the whole bloody lot of them were in it together, there was not one who had followed the law. Is it surprising when no-one was put out of business over Mary’s case, which she demonstrated? no-one expects Gwynedd County Council to be honest, they are a joke, and it was always widely alleged that local lawyers and banks were bent, but by the time my friend did battle with the HSBC and others, HSBC was a big international concern and the little shite in the Llanberis branch will have been under scrutiny from people bigger than himself. They knew what was going on and didn’t stop it. But then the MDU, BMA and GMC knew damn well that the Docs were running a big trafficking and drug dealing ring. This really doesn’t stop in north Wales, it is why people were just too frightened to take them on.

      Now when is Huw Daniel going to be arrested then? Or the other Mr Bigs? It is very clear what was going on and I don’t want to hear any more crap about me laying charges against my former neighbours. Do your fucking jobs Scotland Yard, this went as far as High Court judges and Govt Ministers, don’t blame Norman the bus driver, it’s laughable. Go and get the real bloody crooks, including those sitting in the Senedd. They’re a load of fucking gangsters and I’m not going to roll over for them even if your average Angel does. Go on, get the fuckers, they’re mobsters. I’ve got 10,000 documents and my friend has a good stack of paperwork as well.

      Gwynedd CC Business Support Team – crooks! Anyone for Regenerating The Economy? No wonder poor old north Wales is still flat on its face after decades of Business Support, I read my friend’s documentation… Total bloody crooks.

    1. Why anyone expects anything else from the Vatican I’m not sure Wise Owl. The RC Church has never been seen by anyone outside their own institution as being an authority on matter sex n relationships. Unlike Top Docs and their colleagues who positively advertised themselves as available for consultation on this matter. Indeed it was their main topic of conversation, they simply just couldn’t take a hint that ‘this is sod all to do with you and I’m not discussing it’.

      Every conversation that I had with all of them opened with brief introductions, then a question as to whether I had a ‘boyfriend’. It was extraordinary, absolutely astounding. At first I thought it was because Wood et al at the Student Health Centre were dealing with undergrads who might be having traumas on the relationship front. But when I was 27, doing a PhD at St George’s, the first Q that people trafficker Nicky Mitchell-Heggs the Occ Physician asked me was whether I had a ‘boyfriend’. I thought ‘Oh this is fucking ludicrous, I am absolutely sick of being spoken to like a reader of Jackie in 1976’. So I said No. Hilarious, she couldn’t get over it, first she made a weeping face – HONESTLY!! YES!! – a faux weeping face and told me that it was odd an Attractive Young Woman like me not Having A Boyfriend, so I ignored her and moved the conversation back to my work. Then Nicky stated that she had ‘heard’ that I DID have a boyfriend, I had been SEEN in the med school With A Man!! Of course I had, it was Brown, who else would it have been??

      Brown’s appearance in St George’s caused a stir but to be fair the initial stir was much more acceptable than the dumb cow Mitchell-Heggs’ Qs. Brown was visiting for the weekend and I had some work to do so he came with me and we bumped into Malcolm Pearce in the corridor. When I got into work on the Monday, someone in the tea room said ‘Oh we heard that you were entertaining this weekend’ and everyone fell about laughing. I don’t mind that sort of thing one bit, there was always much robust discussion of who was ‘entertaining’ as it were, but it is absolutely not the sort of thing you expect to be asked by fucking Top Docs when the subject is simply nothing to do with whatever you’re supposed to be consulting them about. It was just so obviously a route for that lot to discuss sex with targets. Other people I know had exactly the same experience; Top Docs defending the Gang will maintain ‘oh Qs about patients’ social support/circle are relevant’, but with the Gang it went far beyond that.

      They tied themselves up in absolute knots in the end. Until Tony Francis went weird on me he seemed much more competent and normal than the others so I was happy to talk about Brown, but what Francis didn’t seem to grasp was that at the time there was an issue among young women re calling blokes ‘boyfriends’; none of us liked it because it was sickly and Jackie-magazine ish. If we said ‘partner’ people often thought we meant ‘business partner’ that being the 1980s full of tossers banging on about Business, so I always just called Brown my friend but it was clear that he lived with me, I’d been with him since we were 17 etc, I was quite upfront about it. Until one day I said ‘friend’ in the context of Brown and Francis just freaked and snapped ‘Oh for goodness sake its so obvious that he’s more than that’.

      They really just did not get it at all, these people who believed that they were fantastic at communication, experts in the human condition, they were a load of mad dysfunctional idiots who were running an abuse ring, nothing more. Within a few months Wood and Francis was telling me to drop Brown because he really was no good at all! Once they’d wrecked my career and Brown was still there helping out to prevent me from being on the streets, Francis began emphasising that Brown really didn’t want me hanging about, I had to realise that he had a life without me now…

      Teenagers in care with literacy problems didn’t stand a chance against this lot, they were barking mad and very, very nasty. Everything about them was to find any way in which to cause maximum upset and then do that. Even in more recent years I was being told by tearful students at Bangor that one of that Gang – the usual suspects, I recognised the names from years ago – that their ‘counsellor’ had told them that their partner didn’t want them or after a two week absence from lectures because of trauma they had to realise that their university career was ‘over now’, most of them were just vile, so unsupportive to everyone.

      Once I began this blog I received a number of e mails detailing conduct that I recognised, all the e mails written by people telling me that I probably wouldn’t believe it but this really did happen. I believed it every time, it was very familiar. I thought well they’ve been doing this for 20 yrs now, the same names, the same MO, targeting substantially students at Bangor University. The sum total of human suffering caused by these nutters is impressive.

      No wonder they caused havoc with teenagers who were being gang raped by George Thomas’s friends.

      They should have been stopped years ago, not advertised as Experts, they should have been arrested back in the 1980s. There was no lack of evidence against them, they could and should have been stopped. Why I am having to write this blog 30-35 yrs later with those scumbags still on the Medical Register and their friends sitting in the Senedd and Westminster I do not know. Thank goodness for Brown, I would have undoubtedly died without him. Perhaps the Pink Un could hurry up and give me my money, I can share it with Brown who has spent so much of his life mopping up the blood from the Gang.

      The notion that the police are now interested in prosecuting these geriatric perverts is nonsensical. They have been allowed to cause chaos and death since the 1970s, no-one will ever convince me that there was any real desire to nail the bastards. It is insulting to pretend that anyone now gives a fuck. They don’t. It’s just that this blog has made things a little difficult for them. They’re all murdering each other now anyway. Natural culling of the Gang.

      People do keep banging on about Adrian Bell; I assume that it was his previous in the forensic science service that is causing such concern. Yes he probably sent a lot of innocent people to prison, but where was the interest then?? Most of his victims will have served their sentences and died. They needed the concern many years ago not now.

  2. I understand that Barcelona is becoming a rather uncomfortable place. Lest anyone be duped into believing that the Grotesque Chaos of Barcelona will soon reach a peak and will not continue, let me reassure everyone that there is much potential for more Grotesque Chaos in Barcelona. None of those we know and love can dare to leave Barcelona no matter how bad the Grotesque Chaos becomes, because their criminality has been so serious that they can’t leave the scene of the crime and let go of the controls. This is why Peter Higson worked years beyond retirement age although he buggered everything up that he touched and is now a member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

    When I was a teenager and Mrs Brady et al reached ever new heights, I used to write to Brown at Aston and tell him ‘It can’t go on like this for much longer’ and Brown used to reply ‘Oh yes it can and it will’. Indeed it did, substantially because those letters were stolen and flogged to the Digger and George Carman et al who ensured that the bubble never burst as it were.

    There’s a lot at stake for those who live in Barcelona, and the Digger et al and others who loathe them are all yoked to the Gang as well, so we should be in for an exciting year. If I was the Digger I don’t think that I’d ever have pinned my billion pound global media conglomerate on the backs of Gwynne and Dafydd but there we are, what do I know.

      1. Ah yes the Untruth, the concept of which Gwynne was fond! When I told Brown’s brother about Gwynne’s accusation that if I were to be given copies of my own records I might tell An Untruth, Brown’s brother went into an analysis of the possible difference between a Lie and an Untruth. It was entertaining but Brown’s brother’s finer theorising didn’t really apply to Gwynne the murdering Lobotomist running a paedophile/trafficking ring!

        Not only did I have absolutely bugger all previous for telling Untruths – I was ALWAYS in trouble when I was young for not lying to get myself out of it like the others did! – but even if I had have told an Untruth or indeed a number of Untruths, it would have been difficult indeed to have exceeded Gwynne’s Untruths and criminality! He was forging documents, covertly filming patients for porn, assaulting people and selling them for sex, it’s a little beyond the pale, what difference would an Untruth from me make in the face of that lot??

        It’s also very worrying that Gwynne et al identified UCNW as a source of potential vulnerable people to force into porn/sex work. I only realised earlier today just how weird it was. I always thought that it was seriously bizarre, but in the 1970s/early 80s when Gwynne parked his arse in that Student Health Centre, universities were rather more exclusive places than they are now. UNCW was a small rural university in the back end of beyond dominated by very friendly but quite naïve students, most of us doing sciences who really were not a Swinging or Radical crowd. It was why I stood out but I was very much more small c conservative than idiots like Wood painted me. Brown and I were swots and interested in intellectual matters, that’s how we discovered the work of the Swingers of Croesor, we had no idea that they were at Croesor, we knew of them because we were big readers.

        I would have said that the students at UCNW in those days were the most unlikely people to be targeted for a sex ring. There were some students who were being exploited sexually by other students and the occasional lecturer, but everyone knew the score; they were insecure in some way, we didn’t have a good understanding because we were young but we sort of knew the landscape. Something seriously worrying and weird was happening at UCNW for that institution to have been the focus. The students at Stirling, at Aston, at Bristol, at Cardiff, ALL the places where my mates went would have made much more likely targets.

        No matter what Edward du Cann was up to, that lot wasn’t all there waiting for only me! WHAT was happening at Bangor? I’ve been told that there was abuse of the databases to direct vulnerable targets to Bangor, but even that doesn’t explain it all. Most students at Bangor just would never be the sort of people whom one would even think of targeting for sex work.

        Now someone needs to explain what was going on, because I am really fed up with plonkers who keep telling me that this was a Trap For Me. It might have been but it wasn’t ONLY a Trap For Me. Gwynne was not Trained as a Lobotomist in the 1930s and 40s so he could target me in 1984, because my grandpa pissed off Tiny Rowland before I was born and then again in 1974. No-one kept Denbigh open in 1974 for me to go there in 1986, no-one kept the whole of UCNW there from 1974 just waiting for me to turn up in 1981. I have never heard such nonsense in my life and I have better things to do than bandy words with idiots who keep trying to tell me that I was the only person in the universe whom that Gang went after.

        Now I have a lot of blogging to do and I suggest that somebody somewhere explains what was happening at UCNW instead of making silly excuses and wasting my valuable blogging time. Furthermore, Ann Beynon did not set up the Wales NUS Gay Soc when she was a UCNW student in the 1970s because she was expecting me either, I’m not gay and never have been so please anyone don’t tell me that it was all To Catch Me.

        Something big and sordid and deeply worrying was happening at UCNW, under total cover and it was going on a long time before I arrived there. Gwynne was only in the Student Health Centre on one afternoon a week and there were never any staff on duty when he was there except for a dippy subservient typist. I knew after my confrontation with him that was so that there were no witnesses to complaints. But what on earth was he doing there anyway??

        Lest anyone suggest it, Adrian Bell did not work as a corrupt Home Office forensic scientist for a few years to then get a job as a botanist at UCNW because a few years later he knew that I was going to come along. Although one thing that is worth remembering is that Bell told us that the Forensic Science Service used to employ botanists because they were au fait with microscope work. That leaves open the possibility that he was a bent Home Office employee who was put to good use at Bangor years later but it does not mean that Bell began his botany degree decades previously so he could be there to play silly buggers with me in 1983.

        Now as Carlo was Chancellor of UCNW I think we should be told why a foul old lobotomist was sitting in the Student Health Centre, unaccompanied, while students were coerced into seeing him and then their housemates were murdered if they refused to shut up.

        It needs explaining and people are going to have to do rather better than pretend that it was a Cunning Plan set up to catch me on the day that I was born because Maurice Macmillan was after father.

        Do see sense everyone. Furthermore, once I was at Chilton School, no-one except me ever expected me to have a hope of getting to university and the only people who encouraged it after grandpa died were father and Brown and my small circle of friends from more middle class homes than me. So if Gwynne, Denbigh, UCNW et al were all lovingly preserved for me from Nov 10 1962 that was a very high risk strategy. I expect Carlo’s investiture was for me as well, if Carlo wasn’t Carlo he wouldn’t have been Chancellor, so Brenda sent him to Trinity College with Rab, then Aber to learn Welsh, then invested him, then he was elected Chancellor in 1976 because I was going to arrive in 1981. I expect that the Buffet Slayer and the Crack of Doom et al all protested against Carlo because I’d be turning up in 1981 and I’d need people to take the piss out of years later when I encountered them in my capacity as a junior researcher in sociology.

        Next time that God plans all this, can someone ask him to just write me a cheque for a few million on my 21st birthday, it’ll be cheaper.

        1. With regard to the Qs that I have now been asked about the Gay Soc at UCNW:
          Yes, I do remember that they were considered ‘excessive’, I have mentioned that on the blog before and that UCNW was known for being a very non-political university EXCEPT for Welsh language/nationalist activism and of course Gay Soc was strong before that happened in other universities. There were concerns expressed about the activities of Gay Soc and I have explained previously that when I first heard about it all I thought that it was people being homophobic. I realised later that it wasn’t, something weird was happening but I didn’t know anyone from Gay Soc well, although I remember Martyn, a rather natty dresser who was I think SU Welfare Officer in 1982 who was also the Gay Soc Champ…

          The Gang would have known that I knew Martyn…

          In terms of vulnerable students who were gay (that was what I was racking my brains for when I wrote the above comment re possible gay trafficking at UCNW), I remember a small group of gay male students who were ‘excessive’ and one of them did have a very serious alcohol problem by the time that he was in his second yr at Bangor. So serious that he would have been dead by 30 if that wasn’t addressed. Of course with Gwynne and Wood et al as the Medical Service it will not have been addressed. They spent a lot of time going to Manchester and other cities for their social life because Bangor was seriously short of that. But then Brown and I did the same until I was in my third yr…

          The excessive gays were among the few UCNW students who were into fashion/style and they looked very Pet Shop Boy, pretty young men who would have been considered attractive by predators on the gay scene at the time. I was never aware that any of them were in the hands of Gwynne but having said that, I was doing finals before I realised that one of the girls on the same course as me was in terrible trouble healthwise and that Wood had literally tried to force her to take up a job in Australia to get rid of her, because like me she’d found out about the corrupt police and other matters…

          So I wonder if those very drunk very gay boys were in the hands of the Gang? There weren’t many of them, my memories of UCNW are of overwhelming small c conservative students from largely supportive homes who had been to ‘good’ but not the really posh schools. Students at UCNW were overwhelmingly nice really, there was a friendly atmosphere and generally they were a nice lot. But that of course would mean that if one was troubled, gay and developing a huge alcohol problem, one would be incredibly isolated because one wouldn’t be with the wider crowd…

          I do know that the NHS in the Bangor area was just so bad that students went back home if they became ill, either physically or mentally, I have blogged about that in detail before. So again, young gay students who’s parents either didn’t know or were unsupportive would be very vulnerable. It’s just that I really don’t think there were many such students at UCNW. But then if you’re Gwynne, you’d be making so much dosh out of your VIP trafficking ring that you wouldn’t need many would you. Just three or four each year would keep business going very nicely. Added to the bigger business from the children’s homes…

        1. I personally know of two women who were told by Angels that they killed their babies, I suspect that the phenomenon is far more widespread than known. It’s not the sort of experience that women discuss until they get to know someone very well and usually a person who has seen the worst of the NHS, it’s why I get to hear so many such tales of NHS brutality and fuckwittery.

          I have many more examples of NHS excess that I haven’t ventured into on this blog because the people who told me didn’t want it going any further, but one thing that I appreciate about you Wise Owl is that you know how low these bastards sink and you know how often they sink that low. You also know that it is unrelated to Pay and Resources.

          As with this controversial adviser whom Boris has just been forced to sack saying no more than many NHS staff re stopping the plebs from breeding, many NHS practices I have seen discussed in contexts of other Cruel Institutions. I remember reading that a clinic run by Nuns who were responsible for Looking After women who had had terminations because the baby was severely disabled had ordered the mothers to look at the baby while they told her how beautiful the baby was. Which just showed how Disgusting the Nuns were. Angels in Bangor did EXACTLY the same thing and they were doing it to women who had very much wanted their babies.

          They behave atrociously and all we ever hear is how fucking wonderful they are. The endless praise of these barbaric, ignorant, judgemental fools needs to stop. One cannot even complain about their worst excesses without the info being leaked, passed to third parties, discussed with the local gossips, it is outrageous and I will not back off because a bunch of thugs and child abusers have caused me serious grief wherever I went.

          The security services should have stopped this a long time ago, their protests that it was too difficult to handle quickly don’t stand up. They could have supported Brown and me 35 yrs ago, they didn’t. I do not intend to forget it. Same as the MPs; no, I don’t want them to be killed in a revenge attack a la David Ennals and so many more, but had they kicked the Gang hard years ago instead of leaving us to be killed, we would not be saddled with these bastards now.

          Barcelona has indeed reached a new high today. A huge row about the Betsi NHS Trust again. The Vascular Services once more. They’ve always been lethal but the patients weren’t told. The patients were told that the Vascular Services were Excellent and patients, being trusting, believed it and if they suffered more than they should have, they were just told that they were unlucky. The Vascular Services are still bloody dreadful but now the Top Docs have explained that to a few patients whom the Top Docs know will do their PR for them and tell everyone how bad the Vascular Services are.

          So everyone is blaming everyone else. The Top Docs are blaming everyone but themselves. Ken Jones, a Poodle Of A Patient Activist now in his 80s who goes back as far as the Gang in the 1980s, (Ken is ever grateful to child abuser Chief Prof William Asscher for the dialysis unit in Ysbyty Gwynedd, what Ken doesn’t mention is that north Wales only didn’t have a dialysis unit because of the shite Asscher and then Asscher only got them one in return for everyone keeping quiet about me) is blaming everyone but the Top Docs. The Community Health Council – previously led by Dr Christine Evans the Dick Doctor who was mates with the dangerous princesses of vascular surgeons and explained on her blog that she would use her position on the CHC to save their necks – are blaming everyone else but the Top Docs. Sian Gwenllian the Arfon AM is demanding that this has to be sorted out. The Pink Un has washed his hands of the entire matter saying that the Welsh Govt is not responsible for complaints. The Welsh Gov’t is currently responsible for the management of the Betsi because it’s in special measures.

          If the Pink Un is not responsible he needs to resign because he clearly has no job to do.

          The bottom line is that all of these people knew that a few years ago the Royal College of Surgeons compiled a Report on the Vascular Surgeons of north Wales and admitted that they were dangerous, negligent and were running the Service for their benefit not the patients. Not one person has the guts (as Ann Widdecombe would say) to point the finger at those fucking Doctors and say loudly and clearly this is YOU, you are paid a bloody fortune, you are given all the clinical freedom that you could ever want and you still abuse your positions. Get out and get out now. Everyone is too frightened to do this in case the Top Docs Get Even Nastier.

          How about someone pays me my money and I will get on a bus and kick a few of the worst offenders re my case in the knackers, very hard, and then I’ll go over to the Vascular Surgeons and deal with them? If no-one else will I’ll be quite happy to do it, I’m sick of these bastards, they have violently assaulted me and my friends, they have dragged me through courts repeatedly, they have refused to treat me for every serious condition that I have ever had and they have drooled and slavered and made indecent suggestions constantly. So I haven’t got as much to lose as the AMs etc. Give us my money Sian and I’ll get on the bus, nip over to Bangor and do the necessary. Because they will continue to harm and kill patients as long as people refuse to face them with their dreadful behaviour and just claim that it’s all because they don’t have enough money. Eeh I had it tough. I completed a PhD while I lived in a house unfit for human habitation and was violently attacked in daylight. Then a thug came to my doorstep and threatened me.

          Anyone for Four Yorkshiremen?

          I’m still awaiting a pic of Gwynne’s wizened old genitalia, for my Therapy. I need to put the pic on the blog so that everyone else who was sexually harassed by vile disgusting old sex offenders working as Top Docs can benefit from the Therapy as well! Therapy Works you know, so why I have no received a dick pic of Gwynne I do not know. If a pic of Gwynne’s nether regions is unavailable, surely those who Just Want To Hep Me Get Over My Terrible Experience – but who won’t give me my money!!! – can send me a pic of Dafydd’s bits, there must be loads of those in circulation, Dafydd’s probably put them on his Facebook profile.

          ‘Don’t ewe think I was handsome??’ No, we think you’re bonkers.

      1. In terms of ‘care’ for dementia patients this is fairly routine practice Wise Owl as I’m sure that you know.

        So Liverpool NHS has issued yet another Insincere Apology. Shall we hold some sort of competition a la Viz’s Insincere Smiles feature?

    1. As any fule kno – or indeed female who has said no thanks to an inadequate man inc Top Docs running a sex abuse Gang Wise Owl – the notions of horsey faced lesbians and fashion icons are in the eye of the beholder or indeed can change from one minute to the next. A bit like the notion of ‘upsetting people’. I and other people were violently assaulted, framed in Court and denied benefits that we were legally entitled to because we had ‘upset people’ ie. complained about a Gang of paedophiles. Top Docs however could be as offensive as possible, threaten patients, breach all ethics, good practice and the law yet if anyone ever complained they were being over-sensitive or nit-picking.

      The insults from men who are turned down are remarkably consistent. The best scenario with which many young women will be familiar is the crude old tosser who yells that they want to shag you, when met with the response ‘Oh do sod off’ then yells that they wouldn’t fuck you anyway even if they were paid. On at least two occasions I was present as we dissolved into helpless laughter but managed to say ‘Well make your mind up…’

      Dafydd et al were the centre of some scenarios almost as classic.

      Interestingly enough we now live in a society obsessed with Men Who Are Rude And Misogynist To Wimmin yet no-one will communicate with, yet alone compensate, girls/wimmin/boys/men who were handed over, forcibly, to sex offenders employed by the state who then committed very serious crimes. The Top Docs caused me far more hassle than the Street Harassers of my younger years… Except for the seriously nasty ones with a history of sex offences against Wimmin, whom it transpired were presents from the Gang anyway.

      Talking of which, two people in the latter category were both employed at Coleg Menai. I’d forgotten about them until I was asked last night if I remembered them. Yes indeed, but then Coleg Menai was in bloody chaos anyway, we should not be surprised that two worrying men whom the Gang sent after me found themselves employment there. One of those men was the subject of complaints to the police as well (not from me), but nothing was done, he continued in his employment at Coleg Menai for years afterwards. Until he retired a few years ago.

      I’m still waiting for a reply from the Pink Un and Sister Hutt and my money.

      Perhaps the police would like to pay me for writing this blog, it’s rather more than they ever managed to do.

    1. Although we can guarantee that it won’t be the people hosting the ring or benefiting from it in any way. In terms of Pointing The Finger, the Finger will be Pointed at the targets of the ring or the people who have supported them.

      Don’t you agree Drakeford and Hutt?

      1. Just to let you know Wise Owl:

        I have just attempted to access medical advice in an emergency. The Trained Call Handler hung up on me after some 30 seconds of the ‘assessment’. At no time did the Trained Call Handler ask any appropriate questions. As usual it was confrontation all of the way. I am currently in North Wales so I asked the Trained Call Handler if she is aware of the mortality rates for this region, the number of serious complaints against the NHS or the scale of the litigation that the NHS in this region is currently facing. She hung up on me. I have rung back twice, the Trained Call Handler hung up as soon as she realised that it was me, but I did manage to fit in on the last call the observation that if I suffer life changing damage tonight, the NHS will not have a leg to stand on. I’m fairly sure that it won’t be a consideration for them though, it never has been before.

        I was badgered yet again earlier by police asking me to Make A Formal Complaint about past events because they Want Justice To Be Done.

        Er, yes. I’ll await my compensation then. For any one of the wholly unacceptable things that have happened to me at the hands of the NHS since 1984. I could probably add an extra £50 or so for the sheer fuckwittery tonight of the Trained Call Handler to the compensation claim.

        I can’t e mail the Pink Un or Sister Hutt because some 30 mins ago an IT attack buggered my e mails.

        So if anyone wants to e mail me, I’m really sorry but I can’t pick up any e mails at present. People are welcome to leave messages on the blog though if they want to communicate with me…

  3. Dear Readers
    Text seems to be disappearing from the above post and other posts at quite a rate. My e mails have returned and gmail seems to be working OK once more but I can’t feel motivated to carry on blogging at least at present when so much text is disappearing so quickly. I need to have a think as to what I do about this. There is masses of info on the blog now and the broad picture is I hope here; it’s just that I have a heap of books with a few gems in that I was intending to draw on for just a few more weeks yet.

    I might return and have a go at blogging more – I did intend to tidy up recent posts – or I might call it a day as it were. I’ll have a think…

    1. For many though Wise Owl it’s Business As Usual.

      Tarby has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, as are most ageing male celebs these days, it’s called false positives but Tarby won’t understand that expression. Daughter Lisa will no doubt soon be fundraising for the Top Docs.
      Julie Walters has Opened Her Heart re her bowel cancer diagnosis and sounds so much like one of her own comedy characters from 20 yrs ago. Julie’s found that the Doctors they were wonderful and she’s now Clear. Not if she had third stage bowel cancer as she claims she isn’t, one isn’t Clear for several years but what do facts matter in this context.
      Ade Edmondson wrote a letter to the Daily Post yesterday about the danger of Socialism for the Labour Party. Ade and his mates have featured on this blog many times. I wondered if it was the influence of Ade’s friend Dawn French behind the letter but someone said no it’s Blair. So I was entertained to see Miranda in the media today giving everyone the benefit of his wisdom re the Future Of The Labour Party. Meanwhile Jezza has been visiting Wales and has said that he’d be happy to take a job in the Shadow Cabinet!

      People continue to die when they shouldn’t in the north Wales NHS. Today’s Daily Post has yet another letter from the admirable Michael Joyce, citizen of Gwynedd, who has for years now regularly written with examples of how the Betsi Board continues to breach the law, lie to the public and kill patients. Michael has highlighted that the new Acting CEO of the Betsi is Simon Dean, who has for some years been the Deputy CEO of NHS Wales. It is Simon who has overseen the shocking misconduct and malpractice at the highest level.

      No doubt like me Wise Owl you are still waiting for a response to the evidence in your possession of serious organised crime in the NHS. So am I. 10,000 documents that would have put people in prison had the documents not been unlawfully withheld from me.

      Thanks to readers for the latest info and questions; I remember everything mentioned! So there WERE serious problems as a result of Simon Leeson’s hopelessly incompetent abusive colleagues in the joke of the fertility clinic at Ysbyty Gwynedd then. I thought that there must have been; no doubt there were deaths from ovarian hyperstimulation because of that lot but no-one will have explained to the relatives of the dead women why they died. It’s not a condition that many lay people will have heard of. Re dentists!! Yes, I did know that some of the dentists were friends and on board with the Gang, but I didn’t realise that all of them were. Because some of them were ripping their patients off anyway it was difficult to work out how personal it was towards certain people.

      I meant to blog ages ago about a dental practice in Leicester when I lived there with Brown in 1987, when a la north Wales, virtually all professionals in Leicester were on board with the ring. I saw a young male dentist there several times, parted with much dosh for treatment and he always seemed very pleasant and chatty. He shared the practice with his father and I found myself in a difficult situation after I recommended a friend to him and she had a dreadful experience. It transpired that she had seen Dad, not realising that there were two dentists there with the same surname. Dad was a rather offensive, brutal South African who made openly racist comments during the consultation. Within a short time I had to have the expensive work on my choppers redone. I put it down to bad luck until after I began this blog and I was told that they were a pair of crooks, my reputation had reached their ears so Young Mr Crooked Dentist ripped me off with a smile on his face…

      I do understand why people are far too frightened to challenge these bastards. But they don’t need to actually advertise them and lure the unsuspecting into their arms do they Julie and Tarby?

      The police keep telling me that this is a bloody nightmare for them. No, it was a nightmare for us and even more of a nightmare for the people who died at the hands of the Gang and continue to do so. It was no doubt very frustrating for the police and I do accept that honest police get very, very angry when they spend yrs bringing someone like Ollie Brooke to Court and he is portrayed as a sad man in possession of three naughty pics and then gets released early. But the police had somewhere to live, they had painkillers when they were in agony and they had enough money to make ends meet. We didn’t and I don’t remember any help.

      I’ve also realised that Thatch famously stuffing the plods mouths with gold in the 80s wasn’t in return for the policing of the NUM strike as alleged, it was the reward for colluding with Gwynne, Dafydd and all those organised abuse rings. I wonder why the honest cops didn’t somehow spill the beans on what was going on? A criminal Gov’t banging on about law n order, surely there would have been a way of getting the info out to the public?

      As for Tebbit who in recent years has admitted that perhaps the Tories didn’t take Peter Morrison’s abuse of children seriously enough, Morrison being Deputy Party Chairman when Tebbs was Chair. Tebbs, you are fully aware that it was so much more serious than Morrison groping a few little boys. An international paedophile ring murdering witnesses Tebbs, forging documentation, wrecking careers, framing victims. You should have been charged Tebbit, what went on was inexcusable. Someone blew you up because they were so bloody angry about it. You vile old hypocrite, what suffering you caused.

      I’ve also been told that Graham Chapman was a very serious offender and the honest cops would have dearly loved to have banged him up but what with Zany Graham enjoying the protection of Bart’s and the Top Docs, it was impossible. Perhaps John Cleese would like to bear that in mind next time he gives an interview about the Genius Of Graham.

      As for all those people who had a great time telling people that grandpa knew that Awful Man Oswald Mosley. That was the Oswald who’s son Max worked for the Tory Party when Mrs Brady et al were facilitating a crime wave in Bridgy enjoying protection as a result of their connections with Tom King etc, Max who then made substantial donations to the Labour Party under Miranda. Max of Formula One and Bernie Ecclestone. I was delighted to see Max take on the media when they had a go at him for taking part in Ugandan discussions with consenting adults, I’ll always defend Max on that one, but no-one else comes out of this smelling of roses. EVERYONE bribed their way through life and politics in the face of Top Docs involved in very serious criminality. The criminality that my grandfather hit the roof about and tried to expose.

      10,000 documents. Any of all of the many people whom I contacted to raise concerns about such serious crime myself feel like communicating with me? Or are 12 yr olds going to be targeted again in the future because their granddads refused to shut up about the rape of children by politicians?

      Portmeirion is holding a Beatles day to celebrate the time that the Fab Four stayed there with Clough et al! And there’s a new film coming out about Cilla, Bodger’s friend!

      And tomorrow it will rain over Bethesda. And Judge Huw Daniel will sabotage another big police investigation into a huge paedophile ring and no-one will deal with the stupid old git. My documents Daniel you pig, 10,000 of them. I await your comments you thick crooked fool.

  4. To the person who has just told me that a few bombs were planted in the Home Office by the more public spirited members of the security services a few years ago, the Home Office being the scene of serious organised crime and those bombs have now begun to go off: Yes, I suspected as much. It’s not that I’m not grateful for these sorts of actions, just that those of us being subject to murder attempts could have done with a bit of support! It can be argued that the security services can’t be everywhere at once but Brown, F, me and Brown’s family were the biggest targets! How difficult would it have been to have just disguised someone as a friend instead of the fuckwits who drained us of energy, time and money??

    I ask people to consider why there are so few witnesses coming forward re Gwynne and John Allen. There are a few like me who just refuse to because we are utterly sick of the hypocrisy but the really sad overwhelming factor is that they are nearly all dead. Thousands of kids passed through the children’s homes of north Wales and through Denbigh. They all were witnesses to very serious crime. Nearly all of them are dead, most died a long time ago and a lot of people worked very hard to ensure that they did.

    The final answer will never be prosecuting Dafydd or Adrian Bell, it will be excavating Denbigh, recovering the bodies that are concealed out there and presenting the world with the evidence. The Caring Doctors and Angels murdered the victims of sex offences. That’s what they did and a lot of the Caring Ones are still alive and calling the shots in the NHS and welfare services.

    1. So a BBC Disclosure Investigation worked really hard to find a naughty, naughty surgeon. I wonder why despite loads of information the BBC and others have not followed the trail of serious organised crime in the NHS?
      How explicit do you have to be ?

      1. Wise Owl, when I was still working at Bangor University, among the people who e mailed me telling me that they heard that I had evidence of serious abuse of patients and crime in the NHS was a BBC journo. He maintained a positive friendly e mail conversation with me for some time asking me for more and more egs of patient abuse and after he had received numerous specific examples he began to demand Names Of Patients. I told him absolutely not, they are in danger. As with the journos who wanted to Make A TV Documentary about abuse of patients in north Wales but then stopped it after they asked me to falsely accuse Merfyn on camera and I refused, my BBC journo who so wanted to expose Abuse never e mailed again when I refused to name patients.

        Perhaps that journo would like to come forward and explain to the world why he suddenly went so quiet. I still have his e mails and copies of the ones that I sent to him.

        The media knew all about serious organised crime in the NHS but it was only after this extended fuckwittery that I realised I was being cultivated in the hope that I’d land Merfyn in it big time because Miranda wanted to shaft him…

        No wonder the public have so little idea that the NHS is so dangerous, has been for many, many years and the big scandals are not only just the tip of the iceberg but only ever star the Top Docs who have fallen out with their colleagues!! It absolutely is not a matter of the Docs being exposed who are the worst, it is worse than Alice In Wonderland, I’ve been beavering away digging for years now and I learn of a whole new world of deceit and crime every week.

        As for Carlo’s involvement, that went well above my head until some three years ago! I knew that he’d had Edzard Ernst forced out of his job at Exeter and I knew that for years there had been gnashing of teeth over Carlo’s ‘interference’ in matters that shouldn’t concern him but I had no idea that he had been after my blood for years because I had dared complain about Gwynne! I have nothing against Carlo for being dysfunctional and fucked up, I have nothing against him for his Ugandan discussions with Camilla, it’s the crime bit Carlo, you should not be in your present role. Furthermore as someone who really is as thick as yakshit Carlo, you were in no position at all to tell Exeter University to sack one of their academics who was refusing to fiddle his results… Edzard Ernst is an HONEST medical researcher, we need a lot more of them.

        I was a 21 yr old undergrad Carlo, getting on with being a biologist, I wasn’t flash or moneyed or a society deb, I was a girl who’d been to a comp in Bridgwater and you did all this because I questioned a disgusting old man who was running a paedophile ring and who had caused suicides. You are completely nuts Carlo and seriously dangerous. You should go from ALL positions of responsibility. You should have been ordered to go when you began hanging out with Jimmy Savile, why it was ever tolerated I will never understand.

        1. Can someone name the Top Doc who ensured that Merfyn’s wife didn’t survive?

          You need to fuck off Miranda, you’ve had it, it’s over. Fuck off and go you murdering bastard by proxy.

          1. #Proud To Have Co-authored With Graham Day, Never Sold Out To Gangsters and To Have Refused To Smear Merfyn.
            What have the rest of you maggots got to say for yourselves?

    1. The School Bus Stunt organised by Gloria is inspired Wise Owl, but Gloria’s wrong when she says that Prince Andrew should stop shaming his family. He couldn’t shame them, they are every bit as bad as he is, as the Sex Pistols yelled in the 70s, No-One Is Innocent! The whole family are seriously warped, Andrew is not the only offender by far. Phil the Greek was pretty dreadful in his younger years but Gwynne was on hand to deal with anyone who elicited a How Very Dare You…

      I had a really good laugh the other day when I realised that I had elicited the biggest How Very Dare You that there has ever been in many quarters by complaining about Gwynne. I do wish that someone had told Brown and me at the time that the Middlesex Hospital was closed, along with three of the worst children’s homes in north Wales because of us, it would have made me think that what we went through was almost worth it. I accept that the scene of the criminality simply moved down the road but it would have been good to know that we were getting somewhere…

      1. Justin nice to see that you got a mention again. You must feel so let down and traumatised by your proximity to so many abusers.
        I do hope that you have not lost faith. The House of Lords is waiting. It will surely be nice to share Earl Grey tea with Lord Carey.

      2. His MO seems absolutely standard Wise Owl. And he wasn’t just a global leader of a Christian organisation, he was a disability champ as well! It is terrifying how many abusers are attracted to both fields…

        I note that he won the Templeton Prize. The Templeton Prize is huge, it’s worth about £1 million but the lucky winners are often dodgy; the judges are nearly all dodgy. I’ve blogged about the Templeton Prize previously…

        I guess that if this man has been outed as having been involved in ‘manipulative sexual relationships’ by a report into complaints after the event, he will have been extreme. It is extraordinary what one can get away with re sexual exploitation/assault if one is in certain positions before anyone is prepared to speak out and say ‘This is completely unacceptable’. The notion that people had consented or ‘led people on’ was the bread n butter of the Gang in north Wales. My 10,000 documents make it very clear just how serious the criminality was.

        Over the past few days I have received more and more bits and pieces from people who seemed to have known something about me and my friends years ago. ‘You were seen crying on a train’. ‘You were seen running away’. ‘Someone remembered that you seemed very distressed and frightened’.

        I knew that quite a few people knew what was happening to us but it seems that a great many people did. I note that no-one actually helped us. They forged documentation, they lied in Court, the paid other people to lie about us. What no-one seems to have done is say ‘Oh Christ just look at what is happening to them, this is the worst imaginable’.

        Imagine my surprise when after I began this blog, apart from learning that my friend Anne who was killed by the Gang and I were ‘prostitutes’, I had ‘led Gwynne and Dafydd on’!!! Really?? Would anyone like to have a long hard look at those two and ask if ANYONE would lead them on???

        There is absolutely no understanding at all about how a huge trafficking ring run by professional people, led by NHS and welfare staff, operated and forced people into porn and sex work. No understanding at all. North Wales can carry on telling itself that boys of 12 asked to be gang raped by adult unsavoury friends of George Thomas’s and customers of Gwynne and Dafydd’s. I can absolutely reassure everyone that they didn’t. Not in the least.

        Read the bit in Ronnie Waterhouse’s Report specifically about John Allen, the owner of numerous children’s homes in north Wales who is now serving his third (or fourth) jail sentence for sexually abusing the boys in his care. When Ronnie was provided with evidence that Allen had given boys thousands of pounds, motorbikes and hi fi systems, Ronnie observed that Allen was a kind and generous man. Ronnie was told that the goodies were in return for those boys having sex with Allen ‘and other men’, that the boys in receipt of the goodies were known to other kids as ‘Allen’s bum boys’, but Ronnie dismisses this as crude banter common among troubled kids in children’s homes. Ronnie did note that on occasions John Allen lost his temper and inflicted serious violence on boys. But that is only to be expected when the saintly Mr Allen was Looking After such difficult children.

        Ronnie did not entertain the notion that John Allen was a gangster who terrified adults let alone children, that you got the beating of your lives if you said no to sex but if you peddled your arse to his mates your earnings were quite high. But then John Allen took all your earnings to pay for the drugs to which you had become addicted in his ‘care’ – the drugs were free to the kids of 14 or 15 but once they needed them, the drugs had to be purchased – and to earn enough to pay John Allen the huge amounts that he demanded you had to go to work in one of his brothels in Brighton or London. The brothels that Ronnie described as ‘unsuitable accommodation’ and Ronnie did note that boys younger than 16 were being sent to live in the unsuitable accommodation…

        I’m fairly sure that it was worse for boys than girls in north Wales because John Allen wanted boys and the ring specialised in boys. It wasn’t great being a girl or young woman around these unhinged perverts, but boys had a very, very bad time.

        The only reasons why I didn’t die at the hands of that Gang or end up being forced into sex work controlled by them was that I had Brown and I was never involved with Class A drugs. So I had a very stable, clever, sane, well-educated friend who absolutely stood by me although the Gang tried to kill him, and I never was in the underworld of street addicts who’d do anything for a fix. I also had acquired an education before I was abducted and imprisoned by them and that stood me in much better stead than the illiterate teenagers. And until I was 12 I had a grandpa who told me to go to university when I was older, a cultural encouragement that remained with me even after Edward du Cann had stolen all of grandpa’s money, he had died and I was in a nightmare of a sink school.

        Now if the Mouths Of North Wales wish to continue to claim that we were all prostitutes or were desperate to hop into bed with Gwynne and Dafydd on the basis of rumours from deranged old gossips, lies from Gangsters or forged documentation, perhaps they’d like to explain my 10,000 documents.

        The depths to which this lot sank have never been openly discussed in any fora because they were so bad. I don’t know how many times I have to make this point, but people who have been in the hands of a trafficking ring aren’t usually tripping over themselves to write books like ‘Angela’s Ashes’ or give an interview to The Guardian.

        I have also received info telling me that police who did want to nail this lot were worried if I did ever begin legal action, because they feared that the dirty tricks used in Court would probably push me into suicide. I can understand that and I thought about that a lot myself after I watched what Bluglass and Colin Berry did when faced with concrete evidence that Dafydd abducted me, unlawfully imprisoned me and then found himself in my dorm at gone midnight to conduct a ward round with just me.

        When I finally received the 10,000 documents, I realised that even George Carman would have had to work very, very hard indeed to portray me as a wicked slapper who tempted all those poor Docs. Those documents would have put the whole bloody lot of them in prison. Crystal clear, a gang that was abducting and assaulting young people, who were so feared that Docs and other professionals in other parts of the UK just sent the victims back to them, or fled, rather than confront them. So the solution was for Theo Huckle, Counsel General of Wales to wait until I was unlawfully sectioned AGAIN, then write to me denying all claims of medical negligence at all times. By the time I that had been released from my unlawful detention, legal aid for what I needed to continue had been withdrawn thanks to Charlie Falconer, my lawyer had been given a job as a Judge and the whole law firm had disappeared anyway. I was told that if I wanted the paperwork to be forwarded onto another law firm to continue my case I would have to pay £11K. God knows what the legality behind that was, I doubt that there was any.

        10,000 documents. Enough to have jailed a great many people. While I was in hiding/unlawfully detained, a lot of them died. Including Tony Francis, who my documents make clear was a very dangerous man, fully on board with the assaults and abductions. His colleagues all knew it but told us that he was Caring, he had only lost his temper that day because he was in pain/depressed/we were so Difficult etc. I have received info that Tony was a voyeur and that’s what he was doing in my garden late one night and that he was also abusing youngsters in care. More than a few people seemed to have known a great deal about Tony but they didn’t tell us. I have also been told that like Gwynne and Dafydd, Tony was the next MI5 backed psychiatrist in north Wales to keep a lid on the ring. He was also probably murdered, like all those Insiders who died in 1995.

        So I don’t want to be told by anyone else that the undercover officers jumped to it in 1995 because they couldn’t bear to see what was happening to me, Brown, F and my two media friends anymore. What was happening to us was dreadful, but the undercover officers were far more worried about all those deaths in 1995. Deaths of MPs, peers, Top Docs, Vice Chancellors, Celebs, the Gang just wiped them out.

        Had anyone ensured that I had received my documents back then – I asked for them enough times – the key members of that Gang would have been jailed. Instead they were free to murder their accomplices and they still are.

        Everyone is going to have to come to terms with what was going on under their noses. Children and patients were murdered by a sex abuse gang that a lot of people knew about because too many people wanted a bungalow and a caravan.

        As for endless excuses, I was interested after years of being called a Liar to receive an e mail a few weeks ago screaming at me that yes I have now proved that terrible things were happening in north Wales, the world now knows that terrible abuse went on in ‘those places’ but IT DIDN’T HAPPEN TO YOU SO STOP FUCKING LYING!!!

        My 10,000 documents tell a different story. But no-one wants to look at them, not even those people who know that I’m a liar and a prostitute. So I am not available for an interview with The Guardian, even if they want one. My world view won’t be to their tastes, I’ll say unacceptable things like ‘The boys had it worse than girls in north Wales’, ‘Women Nurses, Lady Docs and Social Workers were fully paid up members of the Gang and every bit as bad as the Men’ and ‘People on the left were just as guilty as people on the right’. It’s amazing how fucking brutal a female social worker wearing a CND badge can be, I’ve witnessed it. A Vegetarian Male Psychiatric Nurse gave me a really bad time once as well. Then there was the Black male Top Doc who sexually assaulted female patients on the orders of his senior white female colleagues who were overtly racist.

        The heirs to Peter Preston would just find it all too confusing, it would be like the Viz cartoon of Millie Tant when Millie encounters matters that her Wimmin’s Brain can’t process and the cogs all whirr at an incredible speed.

        The Guardian: The Viz cartoon ‘The Bottom Inspectors’ was inspired by Gwynne and Dafydd’s crazed colleagues in Cleveland! I loved ‘The Bottom Inspectors’ but what Gwynne and Dafydd’s colleagues were doing under the cover of that bottom inspecting of 7 yr olds was horrific. Viz took the piss, all you did was publish shite about Elizabeth Butler-Sloss being a Compassionate Lady Judge who had broken Glass Ceilings. Her dad and brother ran the Westminster Paedophile Ring you idiots, as indeed did she.

    1. They owe you and I an absolute bloody fortune Wise Owl, I remain baffled as to why so many people find the crimes that we witnessed Abhorrent, are Passionately Committed to Fighting Them but just can’t bring themselves to contact either of us!

      It’s a bit weird that those who Care are such hopeless recidivists. Christ, the complaints about Dafydd were just so serious that one would have thought that even if the NHS wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt, by the third rape complaint and the second abduction and illegal imprisonment case they’d have put him out to grass…

      Can I also ask the coppers who are so desperate to see Justice Done to stop bothering me? I am absolutely not going to take up the other offences that they are banging on about with anyone at all, because, against my better judgement, a few weeks ago I did finally write to the Pink Un, Sister Hutt and the NHS and provide details of some very serious offences on the part of Top Docs. I did not receive a reply but I was told that the info was leaked to a great many other people including journos and other politicians. So don’t ask me to waste anymore time going down that route police. I’m not sure how often the world wants me to put myself at risk but I’ve had enough of DREADFUL advice OK? I and Brown were telling people since we were in our early 20s that there was a HUGE PROBLEM. No-one woke up, no-one. I really am fucking sick of an endemically corrupt British state begging people to Come Forward only for those people to be put at huge risk.

      Now pay me for the Porn police and forget about your dangerous ideas of me ever Sharing with the Pink Un, Hutt or the NHS again. I hope you have noted police that the aforementioned have knowingly concealed the identity of a Doc who worked at Ysbyty Gwynedd who sexually assaulted and injured patients. Geraldine McSweeney knows what his name is, so does Simon Leeson, but although patients have provided details re his description, the places and times that he committed the offences, Leeson et al are concealing his identity. I’m not sure legally where that leaves McSweeney et al. Do you know Wise Owl? I’m pretty bloody sure that had I done what that little crowd did I’d be arrested. There is no point in anyone directly contacting the hospitals where they work because one is threatened with arrest if one does.

      So let’s not hear anymore shite about a Learning Culture in the NHS, the Transformative Practice, the Journeys To Improvement or any other nonsense. Serious criminals are welcomed with open arms and they will receive 100% protection no matter how many complaints, witnesses or how much corroborating evidence. It’s why no other staff with work in the NHS. Good health professionals just don’t want to be near colleagues like that.

      Neither will I be presenting the evidence that I have against Malcolm Pearce to anyone.

      You want sex offenders working in the NHS British Gov’t? You’ve got them. Quite a few as well.

      1. ‘Doctor Doctor, there’s a psychiatrist in my garden late at night!’
        ‘What did you do?’
        ‘Invited him in for a cup of tea. Years later I found that at that very time he was trying to have me banged up in Broadmoor.’

        ‘Doctor, Doctor, a psychiatrist arrived at my friend’s room in Hergest when she was sectioned and got his plonker out in front of her.’
        ‘Which psychiatrist?’
        ‘The same one who I found in my garden.’
        ‘What did your friend do?’
        ‘She made a formal complaint, as did her parents.’
        ‘What happened?’
        ‘He was cleared after he explained that she was mad and that’s why he sectioned her.’

        ‘Doctor, Doctor, I’ve obtained 10,000 documents of written evidence demonstrating that the psychiatrist was doing even worse than that, that there were loads of other Professionals helping him, as well as a few High court Judges.’

        ‘You have now been classified as a Dangerous Patient who is making Vexatious Complaints. No more of your complaints will be investigated, we have the approval of the Secretary of State PETER HAIN for this process. If you attempt to access NHS premises you will be arrested.’

        ‘Doctor Doctor, the VC’s wife has just been killed by your colleagues. Why the fuck haven’t the whole lot of you been arrested and charged?’

        ‘Because Parliament is full of ageing, overweight, heavy drinkers with type II diabetes and they are crapping themselves with terror. In particular PETER HAIN.’

        Boom Boom, as Basil Brush used to finish off with.

        Readers might have noticed that Basil’s co-star Mr Derek died recently. Mr Derek was a Nice Young Man when I watched Basil Brush, then he turned up on Heartbeat as a Sgt some 20 yrs later but had aged by about 70 yrs. Whenever he was on Heartbeat I used to imagine that Mr Derek was the sort of corrupt old copper with whom Gwynne and Dafydd did their ‘deals’. The Gordon Anglesea of ITV.

        1. And the Nice Young Policeman who was the Constable with Mr Derek who was married to the Nice Lady Doctor who later died from leukaemia, well he was that one off EastEnders who worked in the pub. The one who didn’t know whether his dad was Pete Beale or Pete Beale’s brother, so Dirty Den told him not to worry about it, they were both a pair of twats. Which was the most sensible thing that Dirty Den ever said on that show.

          Dot Cotton has left The Square. I was listening to the Classic Clips of Dot on the Radio 4 report and it reminded me of what a non-stop source of propaganda EastEnders was. Good PR for Colin and Barry the Square Gays – Educate the Plebs Michael Grade, there was Homophobia and an AIDS Panics at the time!! – anti-racism messages – the BNP were a problem in Brick Lane, we Need The Right Messages!!

          So what was Dot’s misunderstood and bigoted Religion all about then Lord Grade? Dot was a terrible advert for Christianity amidst that never ending PR for the gays, for Dr Leg, and for the Health Visitor – who was Black!!!

          That Health Visitor on EastEnders Told Lies. Brown and I were watching one day and a girl who’d lost a baby to cot death stopped the Black Health Visitor in the Caff and said ‘ere Carmel aah’m so worried that ah’ll loose this one as well’ (being pregnant at the time) and Carmel did a big grin and the Caring Hands bit and said ‘Look you’ll be alright this time, it won’t appen again I promise’ and the pregnant bereaved one said ‘Ah fanks Carmel you’ve really elped’.

          And Brown said to me isn’t it great that such serious problems are solved so easily, particularly as people who’ve had one cot death are at increased risk of having another’ (even though Sir Roy Meadow didn’t know that).

          Then there was Mary The Punk Rocker. I was in dispute with my media friends whom Michael Grade later forced out of their jobs re Mary. I maintained that Mary was a total stereotype, she was a Teenage Mum who couldn’t look after her baby, she was Illiterate, a Punk, an addict AND then she took to prostitution!! My mates said ‘ooh no, Mary has got some positive qualities’, but my point was that the sociological stereotyping of Mary was crass.

          So what was really interesting was when I was in the Bryn Golau Peep Show and I made friends with Stephen Bagnall, the former kid in care whom the Angels later murdered, Stephen watched EastEnders with me and asked me who I Liked Best. I said none of them very much, but Stephen said that he liked Mary because he’d known people who had a hard time like her. The Killer Angels listened to every word to Report Back to Dafydd.

          Years later I found out about the Gang’s links with EastEnders. Dafydd knew some of them. Which explains the non-stop PR re the NHS. Ange’s Suicide Attempt was discussed in the BMJ. It’s all about Raising Awareness. On the part of er Michael Grade and Friends Of Dafydd.

          Chell’s Abortion, Arfur stealing the Christmas Club money and then going Mad and getting Locked Up In A Bin, Ah they Helped Arfur!! Pauline – aka Miss Brahms from Are You Being Served? – was horrified when Arfur went all mad like, but a few weeks with Dafydd’s colleagues and Arfur was a new man.

          Fucking hilarious, Lord Grade when I was told that Pauline was Miss Brahms (no I hadn’t realised) our sitting room was in howls of laughter. We were in Leicester at the time with Dafydd ringing me up and trying to bribe me so there we were watching EastEnders to take the piss and Pauline came on. One of our housemates said ‘You do know who that is don’t you?’ I had no idea, so I was told it’s Miss Brahms from ‘Are You Being Served?’ Then my media friends later told me that Miss Brahms had been throwing hissy fits because Pauline was such a dowdy character and the actor who played her longed for a bit of glamour once more a la Miss Brahms. Perhaps Lord Grade could have taken the role of Mr Lucas and slapped Pauline on the bum and made risqué comments a la Are You Being Served. Or gone on about his pussy.

          If Lord Grade knows how Mr Bridgy Celeb ended up meeting the EastEnders stars, including Frank Butcher, perhaps he could let me know. Was it a little gift that was dreamt up over dinner at Botney’s when Botney moved to Durleigh?

          In real life Colin the gay one became a Labour MEP. We Wimmin used to have conversations about Colin when it was revealed that he was gay in real life as well, re what a waste of a good man that was. Brown chided us and made the point that Colin being gay was not a waste, just because Wimmin couldn’t have Colin. However if Colin was anything to do with Mandy and Miranda it’s just as well that none of us were in with a chance, what trouble he would have caused us.

          So how did Colin of Dafydd’s Friends end up as a Labour MEP then? I think we should be told.

          1. Thanks to the person who’s sent in info that a patient was murdered on the psych wards in Ysbyty Gwynedd in the late 80s. Drowned in the bath. Murdered I have been told. It doesn’t surprise me. Sadie Francis, Dr Colin Flood and Jackie Ehlen all lied at the Inquest, were known to be lying by the Coroner but nothing was done. It was Jeff Crowther who made up the cover-story.

            Just how many patients did that lot kill? That’s two definitely known to me amongst all the disappeared, the ‘suicides’, the accidental deaths…

            I’m not sure what to say! A sectioned patient was murdered. On the ward, for some reason related to the fact that her parents never wanted her to go to Denbigh again. The consultant who lied at the inquest should never have been given a job as a consultant because she wasn’t qualified, but it was OK the GMC colluded with the fraud with Gwynedd Health Authority. The junior doc is now a senior GP in Llandudno. The ward sister who lied became a Senior Forensic Nurse Manager. The senior nurse who told the others what to say to cover up the murder became an NHS manager, his wife was killed by his colleagues, he was threatened with murder, went into hiding and then left the area completely. Jeff was last heard of running a drug unit in Cornwall.

            You’re mad Gov’t, just completely mad. These Caring People were murdering their patients so you promoted the chief culprits and fitted up witnesses. Most of them were later found dead as well.

            This was not ‘me’. I wasn’t even a patient on the ward when Dorothy was murdered, although I did find out about her suspicious death. That murder was not linked to me in any way whatever. It was just another murder of another patient because that was what they occasionally did. Those who concealed that murder were given postgrad degrees as well as promotion.

            It is not a sensible response to Murdering Doctors and Nurses is it?

            BTW, not long after the murder concealed by Jeff et al, Heidi Humphreys, an Angel who worked with the Murderers but who wasn’t involved with that death, was killed in a car crash going home from Ysbyty Gwynedd one evening, on the way back to Pwlhelli. She was the mum of a three year old boy. I have always believed that Heidi was killed deliberately.

            No-one who was anything to do with the management of the NHS in Wales in the late 1980s should ever have been allowed to continue in their careers. Yet they ended up in the most senior positions in NHS Wales and more than a few popped over to England to bag nice numbers there as well. The Killer Angels became Profs of Nursing in Respectable English Universities.

            Just explain this lot away then you utterly irresponsible lethal idiots who allowed this to happen. It makes Harold Shipman look like a teenager with an ASBO.

          2. Hundreds and hundreds of complaints. The same staff named, the same type of complaints: that patients were thumped, dragged, injured, sexually assaulted, raped, unlawfully imprisoned, kept sectioned without clothes, forcibly given ‘medication’ when they were voluntary patients without ever having seen a Top Doc etc. Lies written on medical records, patients forced to sign statements that it was innocent people who had committed crimes against them if they had complained about staff. Hundreds of complaints. No cause for concern at all. All explained away reference to Litigious Patients, Vexatious Complainants, Deluded Patients, Ambulance Chasers, People Lying To Get Compensation, People Who Were Very Disturbed And Couldn’t Remember. If patients produced injuries it was because they had Attacked An Angel and Injured Themselves. Patients running away, locking themselves in their houses, keeping huge guard dogs, refusing to go near the NHS, or simply living in a state of terror was explained by reference to Paranoid Patients Who’s Illness Makes Them Hostile To The Caring Staff.

            People wrote to NHS managers, to MPs, to Secretaries of State. All ignored. Patients went to lawyers again and again and again. Ooh no we can’t sue over this tch tch. the people who did sue the NHS again and again were other NHS staff. They sued constantly for silly reasons and were paid every time because they were blackmailing the murderers with whom they were working.

            The staff at Bangor University who were not Gang accomplices witnessed Mental Health Professionals threatening to hit students who were patients. Staff who spoke up were then targeted.

            This didn’t happen in the 1920s. It happened in the 1980s and 90s and continued. The people who did it can be found on NHS websites today with pics of their grinning mugs, telling us all that they are Passionate, Committed, they are the Director for Improvement, they have MBAs and PhDs. Grace Lewis Parry even has a Leadership Qualification from Harvard. Grace was the Senior Manager of the Killer Angels.

            Is Harvard still deluding itself that it is a Global Leader? Harvard, Grace can barely add up or read a graph, I’ve watched her in action. Grace could not attain a good grade in a maths GCSE and when patients and student Angels told her, directly, that patients were being abused, Grace would give them a long hard look and say ‘Strong words, strong words’.

            Murderers and Rapists Grace. Strong Words because they are very serious criminals. So Harvard gave you a place on their Leadership Course because of British Gov’t links with the US…

            If Peter Hain is going in for an op soon I’ll think of him! The NHS is so fucking bad now that even if they don’t try to intentionally harm him they won’t know what they’re doing. All the best Lord Hain, this is what will happen if murdering Docs and Angels are given PhDs and Chairs and their managers become Directors of the NHS at a national level.

            The best one I heard in north Wales wasn’t even the Angels with only basic nursing qualifications gained years ago given PhDs. It was the NHS Operating Theatres Manager for the whole region finding himself in possession of a Masters degree after a few months of part-time study years after leaving school without even an O level. But then his sister has no more than a typing qualification from Bangor Technical College gained decades ago; she’s one of the most senior managers in the Welsh Ambulance Service. Gillian will probably be picking up her PhD at any minute now because in the words of Lena Henry the manager of the Hergest Unit, ‘It makes us look good if the nurses have Masters degrees’. It would make you look even better if you stopped raping and murdering the patients Lena!

            Gillian got off to a flying start, she ran over and killed an old man in Gwynedd when she was 17 and driving illegally. A relative who was ‘high up in the Courts’ in north Wales fixed it for Gillian, no problem at all. Months later she was on her way to the top in the Ambulance Service with that typing certificate from Bangor Tech…

          3. The psychology PhD student who shared an office with Jeff’s wife, was friends with them and knows about all the above is now Professor Catherine Robinson of Manchester University, Mental Health Adviser to both the Welsh and Westminster Gov’ts. Catherine’s colleagues and friends concealed the murders of patients.

            Ho hum. Anyone for Raising Awareness, Talking About Mental Health and Fighting Stigma?

  5. More sabotage I’m sorry to say readers. Someone doesn’t want you to read about the details of the criminality of Lord Justice Malcolm Pill, Crispin Masterman QC and others. They don’t even want you to read about the origins of the Old Goat’s birth in Manchester or his parents.

    What they do want you to hear about is petty criminals from Somerset and north Wales. I’m not interested, go and arrest Crispin and Malcolm Pill security services.

    1. Wise Owl,
      First I heard that Harvey Weinstein is not in jail, he’s in hospital in New York, suffering from health problems once he was in hot water, a la General Pinochet. It was exactly what I thought would happen! I was listening to the hours of media coverage and American Wimmin’s voices singing and cheering and saying that this was such a success for #Me Too and ooh the landscape has changed. I can understand why the women whom he attacked who wanted Harvey prosecuted were happy but for Gods sake this is not as simple a Wimmin Calling Out Men. It is the TOP DOCTORS, they are a very big problem. It is they who will get Harvey off, they do it every time, it’ll be the Expert Medical Opinion that helps Harvey when he’s bang to rights. STOP PRETENDING IT’S ALL OK, it isn’t, that profession is rotten, for sale and has been facilitating the crimes that Harvey has been done for over decades. Stop the silliness about tests and screening and ooh its only a few bad apples, this lot are dreadful and they have more power than the naughty lawyers. Hundreds of protesting Wimmin or indeed Singing and Dancing Wimmin or Tweeting Wimmin will have no effect on a thoroughly rotten profession that sells Medical Advice and kills witnesses.

      I note that another big Serious Fraud Office trial has collapsed. I have blogged about the most famous case of that – the Guinness trial. Only one Mr Really Big was convicted, Ernest Saunders. When in jail a helpful Top Doc – from St George’s – provided Expert Evidence that Ernest had Dementia and would be dead within two or three years. Ernest was released on compassionate grounds, made a full recovery and returned to the very top of his field in the financial services. No Ernest didn’t die, he was Chair of a Very Big Corporation.

      Legal Aid lawyers have all been given a big pay rise as well. I’ve had info that the Govt and Powers That Be have been blackmailed because of the info on this blog! Hilarious, just like the Top Docs, I’ve presented evidence that Legal Aid lawyers were helping Gangsters frame and imprison people so now Fings Will Break if they’re not given EVEN MORE Dosh!!

      The Pink Un has been telling Westminster that Lives Will Be At Risk with Brexit. The Irony!! As a present for the Pink Un – and Harvey’s Top Docs and those sodding lawyers – I’ll be starting another two or three posts this weekend, work in progress as usual. I was hoping to begin them tonight but I’m busy with the above post. Don’t get complacent Pink Un, there’s more to come.

    1. In these days of Awareness Of Bullying there nearly always is more to it than a Bullying Boss Wise Owl.

      Just a few examples. Over the last week or so as the anger about the dreadful state of the NHS in north Wales has spilt over into the letters page of the Daily Post. There has been a flurry of letters about the local NHS from NHS staff admitting that the situation is diabolical, with details of bad care and bullying of staff that I am absolutely prepared to believe. All of these letters blamed the Govt not providing enough dosh, and had a go at Boris and the Tories and Bullying Managers at the Betsi who Don’t Care Like the Nurses Do.

      Firstly, Boris is not responsible for the dosh given to the Betsi; that is the domain of the Pink Un, who is giving them billions. At present, some 45% of the TOTAL WELSH GOVTS BUDGET is spent on the NHS in Wales. That does not include the many other ways in which the NHS is mopping up public funds; much of the education and science budget is funding the NHS, as is Investment For Jobs and Regenerating The Economy because Edwina Hart had a drive to attract Life Sciences and Big Pharma to Wales and in traditional Welsh Govt style, she paid them to go there. They must have been pissing themselves laughing, the most ruthless, profitable big businesses on the global stage were PAID to go to Wales!!! Then the NHS would buy their products at whatever price Mr Bigs Of America chose to pitch the market at.

      Wales is host to Prof David Healy, the Top Doc who on an international basis has done more than anyone to systematically expose the lies, cheating, book-cooking and fraud within Big Pharma. No-one has ever been able to demonstrate that David has lied or cooked his own results, even his fiercest critics. He has sat in north Wales since the early 1990s showing quite clearly exactly what these companies are up to. So Edwina paid them to go to Wales! The Pink Un, like Edwina, is a trade unionist of the left; what he says sounds fine but he and Edwina do not actually practice that. They have a long and disgraceful history of concealing criminality and Giggles and now they have to roll over to order.

      It is simply not true that the NHS in north Wales has collapsed as the result of a lack of funding.

      The letters in the Daily Post all have a go at a certain Tory MP in north Wales without naming him; it is because he is James Davies, a GP in Prestatyn! James’s dad was a GP in Prestatyn, as was his granddad!! James Davies’s family have run the NHS in north Wales and Giggles for generations. His family are County councillors and his wife is an Angel. James Supports Medical Charidees. James’s election campaign was entirely predicated on his status as a Nice Young Doctor, on his wife being an Angel, on his dad and granddad being Top Docs. James’s family have a great deal to answer for but no-one will dare admit that the Tory Bastard who’s upsetting everyone is of north Wales’s finest Top Docs!

      The letters in the Post mentioned dreadful bullying of staff. Yes, the NHS per se and indeed the Betsi cannot be surpassed for that. The letters do not mention that a great many of the Bullying Managers at the Betsi are NURSES WHO RECEIVED PROMOTION. That is why the NHS bollocks on about being so positive about Women Managers; they have lots of them because they were Nurses who became managers. Did the best Nurses receive promotion? No. The NHS being what it is, the Promoted Angels were usually the most abusive, most callous bullies and toadies to the Gang. They were promoted on their ability to shaft their colleagues, to drive away whistleblowers, to intimidate distraught patients into dropping complaints, to forge documents, to lie in Court, to destroy incriminating evidence etc.

      That is why NHS staff at the coalface are having such a terrible time.

      I’m not even going to allege that the writers of those letters are being deceitful. I suspect that they know that if they named James Davies as a problem or admitted that the cloud of Bullying Managers are substantially promoted Angels from within the NHS in north Wales, their lives would be made intolerable. They would somehow not receive treatment, their kids would be targeted and if they were really lucky they’d be arrested and assaulted.

      One of the letters to the Post mentioned that the walls of the wards are covered in ridiculous pie charts and targets and that staff should be Caring, not concerning themselves with that crap. They might be surprised to hear that a swot like me agrees with them. Because NOTHING in the Betsi is functioning properly, not only will the pie charts be inaccurate and misunderstood and the targets all lies anyway, but those wall decorations will be not only meaningless but there to harass and intimidate staff. If anyone at a senior level in the Betsi knew their arses from their elbows, they would be able to mentor staff in Caring on the ground AND understanding the charts and even find them interesting and useful. But all it is about is snapping people’s heads off, giving them a kick, swanning around with ridiculous titles like Executive Director of Paperclips and boasting about one’s Qualifications which have been gained by a fiddle anyway.

      The situation is truly desperate when angry staff writing to the local paper don’t dare point to the culprits in the climate of fear.

      As for wall coverings, from the late 1990s I and other Empowered Service Users noticed that the walls of the NHS in north Wales were plastered in intimidating posters about how you will be arrested if you Attack Our Staff. We all knew what was going on. Because there had been so many complaints that patients had been assaulted by staff and the bog standard defence was to claim that the patient Attacked An Angel and injured themselves in the process, the Gang stuck up those posters everywhere to construct an image of Staff Under Threat. They were NOT being assaulted every two minutes, an actual assault on staff even in Hergest was unusual. They did get shouted and sworn at, there is a lot of that, but the Gang made it much worse by their own confrontational and abusive conduct.

      When the threats and harassment of me by the Gang at Bangor University became so extreme that it was being gossiped about, a number of sympathisers of mine popped into the Hergest in cognito to watch. They came back and all said the same thing – ‘that place is COVERED in notices telling patients that they’ll be arrested while the staff shout aggressively at patients’. Any sensible person could see that it was a disaster. Can you imagine a psychotic person who has been arrested without committing a crime, handcuffed, taken to the Hergest against their will, crying, confused and they are faced with THAT??

      Someone should have woken up years ago to what was happening up there. Patients were found dead on the wards at Hergest. Don’t tell me that’s because the staff were all terrified of the Murdering Bastards whom they Cared For.

      Here’s another Bullying Anecdote for you Wise Owl. When Merfyn was VC, Bangor University was named in the Times Higher Education Supplement as a Bullying University. The THES had undertaken a survey of bullying in universities and Bangor came out as one of the worst. The headlines were terrible, it was all blamed on Merfyn, ooh this is HIM, looks what HE has done. Well I’ve got news for everyone. That survey was RIGGED to make Merfyn look bad. The bullying problem at Bangor wasn’t worse than elsewhere, but there was unacceptable behaviour from the School of Nursing, Prof Fergus Lowe in Psychology, the Social Work team and Meri Huws’s crowd in Lifelong Learning. ALL GANG MEMBERS who hated Merfyn and were livid that he had refused to kick me out of the university. The biggest help of all re the Bullying Survey was that Eileen Tilley, the Union Rep at Bangor, was corrupt, Of The Gang and had a hotline to the THES!!! It’s why I resigned from the union – to be precise, after Eileen called a union meeting and lied about Merfyn to the meeting.

      Miranda knows the truth because after the bad headlines re the Bullying Survey, I e mailed Merfyn and told him that I knew that the survey had been rigged and I was sorry to see him unfairly blamed. Miranda’s henchmen hacked my e mails. Miranda also read all my e mails to Brown about Eileen Tilley’s lies and dreadful behaviour because Brown and I used to take the piss out of it all in our e mails.

      Merfyn bought a new desk for his office and Eileen Tilley said loudly ‘He’s spent thousands on that desk and it’s really tacky’, I had SEEN the desk and I said to Brown ‘Oh I thought he’d got it cheap from the BBC, it’s a BBC desk’ and Brown said ‘well do you think he took it back to Bangor on his roof rack then??’ However Merfyn obtained that desk I’m sure that he didn’t show the receipt to Tilley.

      Then there was Merfyn’s Porsche and Merfyn’s Chauffeur. Hilarious, firstly Merfyn stood accused of Buying A Brand New Porsche and Crashing It. I thought gosh Merfyn must lead an exciting life, sort of Keith Moon, perhaps he’ll drive his Rolls Royce into a swimming pool soon. Well I was bitterly disappointed, it turned out all to be the fantasies of a Gang member, there was no Porsche at all, let alone a crashing one.

      Then hot on the heels of the Crashed Porsche, there was the Chauffeur. The reality was that a proposal had been made to acquire a University Car with a Driver for the Executive Team to SHARE. But it was handed down to the Oppressed by Tilley as Merfyn’s got a Posh Car with a Chauffeur. A few days later I saw this really flash car going down College Road, so I though Christ that’s got to be the chauffeur, so I legged it down College Road to see the chauffeur only to find no chauffeur, the car wasn’t anything to do with the University at all. It turned out that there wasn’t a car or a chauffeur which disappointed me because I’d told Brown that if I saw an advert for the Chauffeur’s job I’d apply – being WITHOUT ANY FUNDING AT ALL AT THE TIME – and pretend to be Parker from Thunderbirds. Brown asked me if Merfyn’s car had six pink wheels and Fab 1 written on the side. He should have purchased such a car, it would have kept Tilley busy in gossip for years.

      So Brown and I spent our whole time taking the piss out of Tilley’s rumours and Miranda read the lot when he hacked my e mails. Including me saying to Brown that I’d seen Merfyn in Morrisons and fancy a VC going to Morrisons, to which Brown said ‘Well what did you expect him to have, a hamper from Fortnum and Mason?’ There’s one for Tilley, she’d have enjoyed that…

      Miranda!! When Brown and me wrote each other those e mails about Merfyn being welcomed as a member of the Gorsedd of the Bards and going around Caernarfon wearing his druidic robes with nothing on underneath and flashing and a woman reporting a flashing Bard to the police and saying that she could have sworn that it was the Guvnor of the BBC, we were TAKING THE PISS. As was Brown when he made the comments about Meri Huws moving into the Castle Flats in Llanberis because that’s where the Action was…

      The Castle Flats were known to be the habitat of Dafydd’s addicts and dealers. I was violently attacked by a resident of the Castle Flats in front of witnesses but of course the police wouldn’t do anything. It wouldn’t surprise me if it was related to Brown and me taking the piss about Meri Huws moving in there. The Gang were doing and saying anything at all.

      After Bangor had been named n shamed as a Bullying University, Tilley and the Gang organised a policy of non-co-operation with the nicest professors, they didn’t dare do it to Fungus Lowe, because they were frightened of him. There was an organised effort to stop Bangor University from functioning. Some of us saw what was happening, lecturers refusing to come into work etc, so we took on their work to keep the place going. We didn’t make a thing of it or demand money, we all just said to each other that we weren’t going to let the students suffer or let the wrong professors take the blame. I and my friends worked for two of the nicest profs who were under serious attack from the Gang, so we always volunteered if Ian and Howard needed us. Then the inevitable accusations came. That professors at Bangor University were Exploiting Postdocs by using them to do the work of more senior staff unpaid. Now people like Fergus Lowe did do that, but our team WANTED to hep Ian and Howard, our Profs, because we could see that there was an attempt to just bring them down. So imagine my surprise when I found out that a Top Doc had written on my medical records that I was being bullied at work by my boss. I told the Top Doc to remove that lie. He refused, so I made a statement to the University Registrar that Ian and Howard were being libelled by Hergest staff.

      This was the sort of thing that was happening, it was very serious and I was told years later that Tony Francis was behind it as well. The PhD students and postdocs who didn’t know what was going on were ruthlessly manipulated by Tilley et al. One of the postdocs who was in the dark as it were, but a very nice person, wrote to our Prof, Ian, accusing him of exploiting us. Ian couldn’t possibly explain what the situation was – and Ian was under attack from the Gang in a very unpleasant way of which most people knew nothing – so just kept quiet. So Prof Catherine Robinson, Fungus’s former PhD student, who knew EXACTLY what was happening, ordered all of her team not to co-operate with Ian and told everyone that he was a total bastard.

      Perhaps Catherine would now like to tell the world why, some years ago, when Fungus VIOLENTLY ATTACKED A PhD STUDENT, dragged her along by her hair screaming abuse at her because she had consulted the union about his illegal practices, the Psychology staff who were on the scene RAN AWAY and shut themselves in their offices. Or Catherine can Tell All about the junior member of psychology staff who was at a conference with Fungus, was the subject of an attempted rape in the town hosting the conference, fought the attacker off, went back to the conference, told Fungus what had happened and Fungus said that he was sure that she’d be OK in the hotel tonight and buggered off with the rest of the team, leaving her alone all evening.

      Catherine now of Manchester University, adviser on Mental Health to the Pink Un AND now the Westminster Govt.

      I do hope that Catherine’s office furniture meets with UCU approval, it would be unfortunate if Manchester University were to come under sustained attack by a gang of people traffickers because the VC had pissed them off. Although taking a look at who is running Manchester University, I doubt that the VC would ever stand up to the Gang…

      After I began the blog I was told that the Times Higher Education Supplement were after Merfyn’s blood as well. I don’t know if it was the publishers or the editors…

      Although Uncle Harry’s nephew knew that people in No 10 were causing havoc at Bangor.

      1. Then there was the violent assault on a woman in the grounds of our Dept one evening. Blood was still on the ground when we came into work the next day, the window that she smashed to get away from the assailant etc. I was told days later that the reason why people clammed up about it in front of me was that it was a case of mistaken identity – Mr Nasty Violent Attacker had been after me but got the wrong woman, she was someone who had blonde hair and was in the garden of our Dept at the time that I usually went home and they thought that it was me.

        Anyone for a rigged bullying survey to blame an innocent man because he refused to take revenge on someone who in 1984 complained about the Royal Lobotomist?

      2. Still think that I’m a conspiracy theorist? Consider this.

        One of those who ended up in the thick of the conspiracy against the Prof Ian, who behaved outrageously and openly intimidated senior members of staff was a Secretary. Linda Jones. How did Linda manage to swear at senior lecturers, tell students that the one honest lecturer in social work had ‘abused clients’ when he was a social worker, tell postgrads that she would Get Rid of certain members of staff? Because in 1985, Linda worked as the secretary for Bernard Rhodes, a pen pusher for Gwynedd Health Authority. Bernard was the first person whom I attempted to raise serious complaints with, Bernard received detailed accounts from me of the gross malpractice and misconduct of Top Docs. I had a meeting with Bernard and he yelled insults at me.

        Linda read my letters and typed Bernie’s ludicrous replies which as ever were full of bare-faced lies. When I turned up to work in the same Dept as Linda at Bangor University, Linda was good fun and very friendly. She became inexplicably deeply unpleasant months later. It was because someone told her that I was the person who had taken on Bernard Rhodes all those years ago; Linda didn’t realise it was me at first because I had changed my surname.

        They ran a paedophile ring and because of that, a secretary at Bangor University was allowed to slander senior staff and participate in a conspiracy to bring down the VC.

        Linda, I have copies of those letters that you typed for Bernie to third parties that Bernie et al never thought that I’d see. A paedophile ring Linda and you helped them. Would you like to make your way to the nearest cop shop and fess up your role in that PAEDOPHILE RING Linda?

        Linda, a Caring Mum, One Of the Girls, who’s such a good laugh with the other Mums On Anglesey. A PAEDOPHILE RING Linda, I have 10,000 documents. YOU typed some of them.

        Scream loudly Community In Pain, there are more blog posts coming.

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