No Ordinary Methods – Supplementary Post

My post ‘No Ordinary Methods’ detailed some of the practices and connections of George Carman – and how so many parts of his life and career touched on those who concealed the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. I have more information concerning Carman’s network, so I’m writing this post for readers interested in how Carman came to be so powerful, who else assisted him and indeed how many people knew about his violent, abusive conduct towards many people but kept silent.

George Carman was a member of the Garrick, a club favoured by lawyers, actors, politicians, newspaper editors and High Court judges. Carman was friends with a fellow member of the Garrick, Sir Robin Day – they had been barristers together in the early 1950s. Sir Ronnie Waterhouse was also a member, as were a number of others who concealed wrongdoing in north Wales. Joshua Rozenberg the legal journalist and broadcaster was a regular at the Garrick in the 1990s – Rozenberg maintains that by then Carman had pretty much stopped visiting the Garrick.

The drinking holes, clubs and gambling dens in Manchester frequented by George Carman included the Embassy Club, where he drank with journalists.

His favourite watering holes in London included:

El Vinos – Carman was often seen at this Fleet Street favourite for lawyers and journos, accompanied by Mungo Fitzpatrick and James Crespi QC. Crespi managed to marry a ‘young nightclub hostess’ who left him after three weeks.

Dalys Wine Bar – this was opposite the Royal Courts of Justice and from the mid-80s was Carman’s regular starting point for a night out.

Wine Press – a regular haunt of Carman’s. He used to drink here with Paul Callan, a feature writer for the Mirror and Express.

Jimmy’z Bar, Sloane Avenue. Carman socialised here with his friend Christopher Moran, a property tycoon. Also with Aidan Barclay – the Chairman of Press Holdings, the owner of the Ritz, Carman’s client and friend.

Blondes, a Dover Street club – a popular haunt of sex workers and gangsters. Carman hung out here with George Best, as well as viscious criminal Frankie Fraser.

Carman was a regular at Le Rififi, Hay Hill, Mayfair. John Obertelli, the owner of Le Rififi, was a friend of Carman. Carman also frequented other ‘gentlemen’s clubs’ such as Bruton Suite, Toppers, Chaplins and L’Hirondelle.

In 1988 Carman visited Amsterdam with his son Dominic. George took the opportunity to tour the sex clubs.

Carman’s favourite casinos in London included Aspinalls, Curzon Street and the Playboy Club. He knew the Manchester casino located next to the Midland Hotel because in the 1970s Carman had applied for their licence on behalf of Cyril Stein, the Chairman of Ladbrookes.

At various stages in his career George Carman lived in Sale, Hale, Wilmslow, Altrincham (until 1980), Huntingdon, Evelyn Gardens Chelsea (1987-93), Wimbledon (both in Marryat Road and in Wimbledon Village) (1993 onwards).

Carman’s close colleagues in chambers will have known much of what he got up to. They included his junior counsel in London, Hugh Tomlinson, who lived in Islington -presumably near to two other junior barristers who had worked in Carman’s chambers, Tony Blair and Cherie Booth.

Frederic Reynold QC was Carman’s London chambers colleague for 29 yrs. Reynold specialises in employment law and has advised both the Equal Opportunities Commission and the BMA.

Fred Turner was a junior clerk in Carman’s chambers. Carman’s senior clerk when Carman was working both in Manchester and London was Ronnie Lynch- he had homes in Weybridge and Salford and commuted between the two.

Another solicitor that Carman knew well was Fabian Williams of James Chapman and Co in Manchester – Williams sent many briefs to Carman and Carman was godfather to Williams’s son.

Carman worked as a Recorder at Knightsbridge Crown Court but resigned in Dec 1983 – so he’ll have been very well known there.

‘No Ordinary Methods’ named many of the high profile clients of Carman, but there were more besides.

After he successfully defended Jeremy Thorpe, Carman acted for the engineering company William Press after a dawn raid upon them by the Inland Revenue – shortly after this William Press became AMEC following a merger.

In 1986 Carman acted for the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire, Peter Wright, after Arthur Scargill sued him for false imprisonment. Wright had Scargill’s activities monitored using officers from South Yorkshire. Carman won the case. Peter Wright may well have been an old buddy of Carman’s anyway, because Wright joined the Manchester Police in 1954 and by 1975 was a Chief Superintendent in the Greater Manchester Police. In 1979 Wright was Deputy Chief Constable of Merseyside Police and was in that role at the time of the Toxteth riots. He was Chief Constable of South Yorkshire 1983-90. So Wright was at the helm during the glorious days of South Yorkshire Police officers removing their numbers and covering their faces whilst they beat up striking miners at Orgreave as well as screwing up at Hillsborough and then falsifying statements to back up their untruthful version of events. Wright himself amended reports in an attempt to deflect blame away from the South Yorkshire Police even after the grim truth became known. But the only way was up for Peter Wright – he was President of ACPO, a member of the Parole Review Committee 1987-89 and after retirement an advisor to the MoD police 1991-94.

Carman acted for Joan Collins in 1986 and for Liz Hurley in 1996. He won damages from the Sun for Jason Connery and Stefanie Powers.

Carman won a case for M&S against Granada after they alleged that M&S were involved with the use of child labour.

He represented the Observer after Edwina Currie sued them – Richard Hartley QC appeared for Currie and Carman’s old friend Justice Drake presided. Currie won but it was observed after she published her diaries some years later that the information in them was sufficient for the Observer to have appealed the decision. They never did. Currie also admitted in her diaries that she and other Tories – as well as Thatcher – knew that Sir Peter Morrison, Thatcher’s aide, was molesting under-aged boys. Some of those boys were living in children’s homes in north Wales. Morrison was MP for Chester – not a million miles away from where Carman lived when he worked in Manchester.

Another case of Carman’s also saw him up against Richard Hartley QC with Justice Drake (Sir Maurice Drake) presiding – that was when Carman acted for the People after Mona Bauwens and David Mellor sued them. That case led to the end of David Mellor’s political career.

‘No Ordinary Methods’ explains why I suspect that Carman may have been throwing cases or doing undeclared deals behind closed doors – I explained that I suspected that something along these lines may have happened when Carman acted for the Guardian in 1997 after Jonathan Aitken sued them for libel. Although Aitken was supposedly thrashed at the hands of Carman, Aitken remained on remarkably good terms with him and escaped comparatively unscathed from both losing the libel case and being convicted of perjury. There were a few other aspects to the Aitken case as well. When Alan Rusbridger (the editor of the Guardian)heard that Aitken was going to sue, he stated that the Guardian needed to retain George Carman before Aitken did. Aitken’s side attempted to settle before Court – Lord Saatchi acting on behalf of Aitken had lunch with Rusbridger before the trial but obviously no settlement was thrashed out.

The judge who presided over Aitken’s libel case was Justice Oliver Popplewell. Popplewell ruled that the case should be tried by a judge without a jury. Carman took the decision to Appeal – the Appeal was heard by Tom Bingham, the Lord Chief Justice, who upheld Popplewell’s decision. Popplewell, Rusbridger and Carman were all members of the Garrick.

In 1975 Popplewell, in his capacity as a barrister, defended his 18 year old godson at his trial for credit card fraud – a young man called Stephen Fry. Popplewell and his wife had been friends with Fry’s parents for many years. The Garrick contains many actors as members. At one point Popplewell was Vice-Chair of the Parole Board.

In 1990 Carman acted for businessman Rolf Schild in a libel case against Express Newspapers. Carman lost against Robert Alexander QC who was representing the Express. Presiding judge William Mars-Jones upheld an Appeal against Carman. Nevertheless, Carman continued to enjoy good relations with Sir John Junor the editor of the Sunday Express and they had a very jolly lunch together not long afterwards.

Robert Alexander QC became a Tory peer and was Chair of the Bar Council 1985-86. He represented Jeffrey Archer in his libel case against the Star in 1987 – the case that the Star later took to appeal when new evidence emerged… Alexander retired from the Bar in 1989 and was Chair of Nat West bank 1989-99. He was Chair of JUSTICE, 1990-05 and was Chancellor of the University of Exeter, 1998-05.

William Mars-Jones grew up in north Wales and retained many connections there. He was President of UCNW (now known as Bangor University) whilst Gwynne the lobotomist and paedophiles’ friend was employed in the Student Health Centre. Mars-Jones was a member of the Garrick.

Carman won libel actions for Philip Oppenheimer and Norman Tebbit against David Bookbinder, the Labour leader of Derbyshire County Council.

Celebrity friends of Carman’s included David Tang – who was friends with Sarah Ferguson and Diana -and Conrad Black and Barbara Amiel (Carman was a regular at their dinner parties). Piers Morgan was an admirer of Carman.

Carman acted in many cases involving sport. Benetton were charged with interfering with the refuelling equipment on Formula One driver Michael Schumacher’s car before the German Grand Prix in July 1994 – a second Benetton car had gone up in flames. Benetton were also charged with a lesser offence involving cheating as well. Benetton Chairman Flavio Briatore hired Carman to defend the company and the driver when they were due to appear before a hearing of the World Motor Sports Council of the FIA in Paris. The day before the hearing in Sept 1997 Carman met with Max Moseley. Bernie Ecclestone, the Chairman of Formula One, was also present. Carman succeeded in getting the charges against Benetton dropped.

Carman appeared for the Mirror Group when Graham Souness sued the People after they published allegations that Souness had mistreated his wife and about his divorce settlement. Lord Gareth Williams QC represented Souness and Justice Morland presided. Williams and Morland were old pals of Carman. Souness won, although damages were reduced on appeal.

Many of the cases that Carman lost resulted in people being accused of deeply unpleasant things being exonerated – as in the cases of Gordon Anglesea and Peter Adamson. Carman lost when he represented the Mail after they published allegations of sexual abuse involving Indian boys by former charity head Joe Homan. He lost when he represented the Mirror Group over three articles that they published concerning Dr Doolittle aka Dr Anthony Percy, after it was alleged that he failed to attend a seriously injured patient. Carman also lost for the Sunday Express regarding their allegations concerning Peter Bottomley sharing a platform with Martin McGuiness.

In 1996 Carman represented cricketer Imran Khan after Khan was sued by Ian Botham and Allan Lamb. Botham and Lamb were represented by Charles Gray QC and Justice French presided. Carman won the case despite the production in Court of a letter of apology to Botham written by Kahn after the incident concerned.

Carman represented the Sun in 1999 when Bruce Grobbelaar sued them after they accused him of match-fixing. Grobbelaar was represented by a man well acquainted with Carman, Richard Hartley QC. Justice Gray presided. Carman lost the case. After Carman died, the Sun appealed and won.

In 1999 the News Of The World alleged that Lawrence Dallaglio dealt in coke and ecstasy during the 1997 Lions tour of South Africa. Dallaglio resigned as captain and pulled out of a planned Australian tour. Twenty four hours later he held a press conference, denying any drug taking in 1997. The RFU appointed a panel to examine the allegations. The Chair was Sir John Kay, a judge known to Carman – also the judge who issued a High Court injunction against me upon the affidavits of two Gwynedd social workers who both perjured themselves. One had never met me, one had met me at most three times. The injunction was granted because I had written too many letters of complaint about Gwynedd Social Services, Gwynedd Health Authority and Clwyd Health Authority re the misconduct of their mental health staff.

After Sir John Kay’s panel considered Dallaglio’s  case, charges were laid against Dallaglio, who then met with Carman. The tribunal was due to be Chaired by retired High Court judge Oliver Popplewell – who had presided over Jonathan Aitken’s libel case in which Carman had acted for the Guardian and won. Carman persuaded the prosecutor Richard Lissack QC to drop the drugs charges in a ‘behind the scenes’ deal – Carman then got Dallaglio off the charge of bringing the game into disrepute.

Charles Kennedy once asked Carman at a party if he’d like to be a Lib Dem peer – Kennedy asked Carman to speak to Lord Razzall about it. Yet Carman never appeared on the Lib Dem peers list, although no reason was ever given.

A reader has sent me a link to an article that Carman’s son Dominic penned for the Guardian in Oct 2012, in which he explains his fears that his father may have covered-up for Jimmy Savile. Paul Connew the editor of the Sunday Mirror in 1994 maintained that at the time, the Sunday Mirror had ‘credible and convincing evidence’ that Savile had abused two women whilst they were in a children’s home years previously. Connew explained that the in-house lawyers at the Mirror Group plc didn’t dare risk publishing because they feared that Savile would sue them, using George Carman. Dominic explains that in 1992, Savile’s lawyers retained Carman ‘over a different matter’ – he does not say what. Although Carman had previously been very good mates with the Mirror Group and had acted for them himself many times, in Oct 1993 he acted against them – successfully – on behalf of Elton John, winning substantial damages. Dominic alleges that it was this that terrified the Mirror Group when they were faced with the decision as to whether to publish the Savile story.

Dominic has missed something here. By 1994, Maxwell was dead and David Montgomery had become Chief Exec of Mirror Group plc – Montgomery had been appointed in 2002. In his capacity as Chief Exec, Montgomery had purchased sizeable portions of the Independent and the Independent On Sunday. In 1994 Gordon Anglesea sued the Independent On Sunday – as well as Private Eye and HTV – for alleging that he had sexually abused boys in care in north Wales. Carman acted for the defence. Carman lost – as I explained in my post ‘Y Gwir Yn Y Byd – Additional Comments’, I really do believe that Carman threw that case. A matter of weeks later, one of the young men who gave evidence that he had been abused by Anglesea was found hanging from the stairwell of his block of flats in Wrexham. A verdict of suicide was returned. If one was going to hang oneself it would be more usual to do so in one’s own flat, not in the stairwell. In 1992 five witnesses to the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal were killed in an arson attack on a building after being invited to a party there. One survivor who publicly stated that witnesses were being murdered was found dead himself shortly afterwards. (For the full story regarding this mass murder, see post ‘The Silence Of The Welsh Lambs’). In 2016 Gordon Anglesea was imprisoned for the historical sexual abuse of boys in care in north Wales. HTV, Private Eye or the Indie On Sunday did not take a case to appeal, although they were forced to pay Anglesea huge damages in 1994.

Dominic mentions in his article that after the Coronation Street actor Peter Adamson aka Len Fairclough had used Carman to get him off an indecent assault charge, no action was taken even when some years later Adamson sold a story to the Sun admitting that he had been guilty exactly as charged.

Carman had that effect on people. They were very, very frightened of him.

 

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...

10 thoughts on “No Ordinary Methods – Supplementary Post”

  1. Sally – I came across an old post about shutting the blog down – if that is tried again could there be any legal action against you if others save and use the information from the blogs? It is too precious an archive to lose so I guess you have sorted out what to do if ever you are shut down? Do more people contact you via e mail for fear of being identified on the blog? Would be understandable if so. For those who are not very computer literate is it worth saving each post as you write them? Would be tragic to lose your blog.

    1. I wrote the post that you are referring to after experiencing some gremlins whilst trying to pay for my site. I have to ring the Philippines to sort it out any problems on the blog and because I was away from home when the gremlins were busy I was really worried that if I couldn’t contact the hoster my blog would disappear before I had sorted the problem out – if that had happened I presumed that people would believe that I had been sued and therefore the blog could not be believed. I did manage to sort the problem out – it stemmed from my lack of IT know-how, it wasn’t anything sinister as I feared – so the blog was never taken off-line. I was anxious because the technical hitch occurred shortly after my posts about the dirty dealings of the BMA were hacked and I feared that I was under siege by people in high places.

      The only legal threat that the blog has ever received was an order from a judge to remove all references about a criminal case that I blogged about in the summer – I had to remove all references as ordered or the blog would have been taken down. The criminal trial involved was not part of my own case – it involved another person who had been the victim of a crime and who planned to provide an interview for the blog. A guilty verdict was returned at the trial but no-one is still allowed to publish anything about the case at all, even the victim, because reporting restrictions are still in place.

      I have received enquiries from journalists asking if I have ever received threats of legal action from Dr Dafydd Alun Jones and others named on the blog. I have not. If ever that happens I plan to take a leaf out of the book of Private Eye and publish the lawyers letters on the blog. I have documentary evidence for my claims. If anyone demonstrates that anything presented as fact on the blog is inaccurate, I will always respond and edit the details.

      I do receive e mails from people with info who do not want to be identified on the blog. I have used some of the info in posts but other people have given me info but asked me not to use it because they fear being targeted if identified. I have been happy to oblige. One person e mailed me when they noticed a name of their colleague on the blog and asked me to edit some sentences for fear that the person named would – wrongly – believe that the person who e mailed me had supplied the info to me. I was happy to edit the sentences as requested.

      I do know that people are sharing my posts. They should not be at risk of litigation because I am taking care to base my posts on documents in my possession and publications that are legally available.

      I am very happy for people to save or share my posts in whatever way they choose. I wrote this blog because I was sick of being threatened and harassed myself, of witnessing other people being subjected to similar threats and harassment and knowing that the people behind those threats/harassment were working in ‘professional’ positions and were even being feted in the media and academia.

      This blog really should not have come as a surprise to those we know and love. What had happened to me was widely known in north Wales and when I still worked at Bangor University I was constantly being asked if I was going to write my autobiography. For years, as both I and my lawyers BEGGED the north Wales NHS to resolve the serious problems that I was encountering, we made it clear that if the gross misconduct did not stop I would publish. Some three years ago when I was forced to flee north Wales after attempts to harm me, numerous politicians in Wales received e mails from me detailing what was happening. No resolution was offered by anyone, most people did not even reply to me. After another year of reading about scores more deaths and NHS ‘failures’ whilst politicians maintained that there was no problem I’d had enough and started the blog.

      Numerous people knew about just about everything that has appeared on this blog. They just didn’t dare admit it in public.

      1. A reader has sent me a number of links to media stories about St Jospeh’s Roman Catholic seminary in Upholland, Lancashire. The stories relate to allegations of mental, physical and sexual abuse of the trainee priests there. One former student came forward to explain that he left the seminary to escape the sexual abuse from a Father Higginbottom. Father Ernest Sands, who previously worked at St Josephs in Upholland, was found dead after facing charges of sexual abuse dating from his time at the seminary. The allegations of abuse referred to in these articles occurred in the late 70s and early 80s. George Carman originally planned to become a priest. He studied at St Jospehs seminary in Upholland between the ages of 14 and 16. In later life, Carman told interviewers that ‘the austerity of the regime’ as St Josephs was too much for him and that he also discovered that he was attracted to the maids working there ‘who had been deliberately chosen for their plainness’ and he therefore left at 16. My correspondent speculates that the culture at St Jospehs in the late 70s/80s was probably pretty much the same as it was decades earlier when the teenaged Carman was a student there. My correspondent does not buy the line that George just couldn’t cope with those extra-plain maids…

    1. We have explored Sir John Stradling Thomas MP correspondence (Newton, Ferrers Mayhew) and implications of his death at his Dolphin Square Home March 91 that he didn’t get to raise parliamentary ombudsman inquiry suspecting his mail to ministers had been censored.

      I don’t know if Winterkey are persuaded of the case to suspect Ferrers mail was altered and Home Office files were concealed from him.

      But it should IMO be in the mix of investigating why Sir John’s death was kept out of Op Midland and Op Cayacos.

      1. A few bits of information released from papers of the Thatcher Foundation a few days ago, concerning events surrounding the General Election on 11 June 1987:

        One week before the date of the election Tory Ministers were having screaming rows with each other fearing that they would lose, after a poll showed Labour closing the gap.

        Bernard Ingham, Thatcher’s Press Secretary, told Thatcher in the run up to the election that the first priority was to ‘look after the Daily Mail’. The editor was David English – he wanted to be the first to interview Thatcher after she declared the election.

        David English was someone whom George Carman told what not to publish. English also attended parties held by Carman and was the employer of Carman’s son.

        Ingham also told Thatcher that the Telegraph wanted to interview all the party leaders and that the Telegraph’s political correspondents – George Jones and Simon Heffer – had specifically asked to interview her. Ingham told Thatch ‘you should not pass this up’.

        George Carman was mates with the owner of the Telegraph and his wife, Conrad Black and Barbara Amiel (who later went to prison).

        The Sun wanted Thatch to answer readers questions – Ingham observed that they had done a similar piece with Kinnock ‘who came out of it very badly. They will treat you very well and you should do this’.

        The Sun was part of Murdoch’s empire. Carman had acted for the company and was close friends with Tom Crone, who when he left the Mirror Group, became legal affairs’ manager for Murdoch’s News International.

        Thatcher was friendly with Sir John Junor, the editor of the enthusiastically Thatcher-supporting Sunday Express. Carman had an excellent relationship with Junor as well.

        At the time of the 1987 election, Sir Peter Morrison was Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party. In 1986 Jeffrey Archer had to step down from that position over allegations involving prostitutes. When Thatcher’s bodyguard Barry Strevens heard that Thatch was considering Morrison for the job, he told Thatch at a meeting with she and her Private Secretary Archie Hamilton who took notes, that he had heard allegations that Morrison had held sex parties with under-aged boys at a house that he owned in Chester. Strevens, a former detective chief inspector, had found out about the allegations from a senior Cheshire police officer. The officer from Cheshire claimed that the local press were also aware of the allegations. Boys in care in north Wales alleged that they were abused by Peter Morrison and others.

        Thatcher appointed Morrison Deputy Chairman of the Party nonetheless.

        On 17 Jan 1987 Alison Taylor – who days earlier had been suspended from her job by Gwynedd County Council after alleging that serious abuse of children in care in north Wales was happening – informed Margaret Thatcher that she had witnessed the abuse of kids in care in north Wales.

        In March 1987, David Gillinson was imprisoned for three yrs and six months for gross indecency with a boy in care in north Wales. Gillinson had been prominent in the Chester branch of CHE, the Campaign for Homosexual Equality.

        Carman lived and worked in Cheshire until 1980.

        By June 1987 the chaos of the Cleveland Sexual Abuse Scandal was at its peak.

        In the summer of 1987 Dr Tony Francis (Dr X) and a junior doctor working for Dr Dafydd Alun Jones alleged that I had attempted to stab the junior doctor and I was arrested. I had done no such thing as became clear when a nurse who was in the room at the time of the alleged attempted stabbing made a statement confirming that I hadn’t tried to stab anyone. The junior doctor who lied in a statement to the police was never charged with any offence.

        By the time that Thatcher called the 1987 election, Ministers in her Gov’t were well aware of the allegations of Alison Taylor, Mary Wynch and me that there was criminal activity in the social services and mental health services in north Wales.

        After Thatcher’s election victory Charles Powell, her Political Secretary, wrote Thatcher a toadying letter of admiration, but advised her not to put herself through another election campaign.

        Bernard Ingham and Powell were both employed as civil servants and in breach of the impartiality code.

        Immediately after the election victory, Morrison was removed as Deputy Chairman of the Party and installed as Minister of State for Energy with responsibility for oil. A substantial responsibility at that time of a North Sea oil boom.

        After the 1987 victory, Thatcher and co stated that their job must continue because the election had seen a number of ‘hard left’ Labour MPs elected who might undo all the Tories hard work. I really don’t think that the Tories had anything to worry about – the MPs in question included Diane Abbott and co, who had been Councillors and employees of the London Boroughs who’s children’s homes had been infiltrated by paedophiles and who were also sending kids in care on placement to north Wales.

        Morrison’s work as Party Deputy Chairman was described as ‘uncertain’, although he received the ‘warm praise’ of Norman Tebbit.

        Morrison was knighted in 1988.

        Morrison stood down as the MP for Chester in 1992. In April 1992 five people with connections to the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal died in an arson attack. A survivor of the attack was found dead himself not long afterwards following his claims that witnesses to the child abuse in north Wales were being murdered.

  2. Archie Hamilton was a defence minister I think 1992 who answered Newport MP Paul Flynn question Commons June 92 about what inquiry into GLADIO would take place. Said it was policy not to comment. Just weeks before Chief constable Suffolk visit to Henniker re Righton moving to Suffolk estate.

    Without knowing exactly what Sir John Stradling Thomas MP had written prior to his March 91 Dolphin Square death I can only conjecture it may well have contained reference to GLADIO as special branch suspect for sabotaging torpedoes in production at Plessey Newport Gwent. So in a way the 1992 question by Flynn was on theme.

    I am advised that proper inquiry into Henniker Blunt Kincora McGrath GLADIO and arming of TARA and Red Hand Commando would cause shock waves. So I don’t think for one second Wnter Key will be looking !

    1. Thanks Richard. Archie’s CV has a familiar ring to it:

      He is the son of the 3rd Baron Hamilton of Dalzell, who was a Lord-in-Waiting to HM the Queen. Sir Peter Morrison’s sister was Woman of the Bedchamber to the Queen Mother.

      Archie was a Tory Councillor in Knightsbridge, 1968-71.

      He won the seat of Epsom and Ewell in 1978 in a by-election and retained that seat until 2001. The seat is now held by Chris Grayling.

      Archie was Assistant Conservative Whip 1982-87.

      He was Lord Commissioner to the Treasury 1986-87.

      Then Archie was PPS to Thatcher, 1987-88. In 1988 I went to join a cancer research team at the University of Surry. My colleagues there knew what had happened to me in north Wales and they were frank that what had gone on was appalling. I was never bullied or mistreated by them in the way that I was at St George’s, but something odd happened when I tried to get treatment for depression. My immediate boss asked the advice of Professor Vincent Marks, who was Head of the Dept and led the team in which I worked. Vincent Marks was a Top Doctor who enjoyed his science, so he ran a research team as well. Vincent Marks was from a famous medical family – his brother John Marks was both a Top Doctor and a barrister and whilst I worked at Surrey was Head of the BMA. Vincent advised my boss to refer me to a psychiatrist at Brookwood Hospital, Michael Browne, whom he described a ‘very good’. I went to see him and he was dreadful, really bad. Not just to me either – he very obviously did not know what he was doing. I then found out that Brookwood had a terrible reputation, that there had been a number of high profile deaths there. Some years later Michael Browne appeared in the media named in a serious medical negligence case. He had been called to treat a prisoner at Wormwood Scrubs who was in a very bad way. The prisoner had been curled up in a foetal position in his cell for three days crying, unable to communicate. Browne recorded that he ‘showed no signs of depression’. The prisoner hung himself hours after Browne saw him. Browne was not struck off. Vincent Marks was no Michael Browne himself – he was bright, chatty, very extroverted and engaging. He MUST have known what Browne was like. He also will have known about the problems at Brookwood. He encouraged me to see a lethal idiot. Of course, as ever, I received no ‘help’ at all from the Top Doctors – I was left to deal with a serious illness which was getting worse by myself. It was whilst I worked at Surrey that Prof Robert Bluglass and Prof Robert Owen covered up the extent of the criminality of Dr Dafydd Alun Jones and Dr Tony Francis in north Wales. I now have documents demonstrating that much of the correspondence about me at that time compiled by Francis et al was being cc’d to the BMA. I also have documents demonstrating that Alun Davies, the manager of the mental health services in north Wales, was writing letters to his colleagues keeping them updated as to my home addresses in Surrey. Davies got vey cross at one point because I moved house and he didn’t know where I was living.

      Epsom is in Surrey and many of my colleagues lived in the Epsom area.

      In 1988 Archie was appointed Minister for the Armed Forces, a post in which he remained until 1993.

      Archie is now in the Lords.

      Some of the witnesses to the North Wales Paedophile Ring were found dead whilst I worked at Surrey.

      1. The University of Surrey is in Guildford. The Tory MP for Guildford between 1966-97 was David Howell – yes he’s in the Lords now as well.

        Howell was a junior minister in Heath’s Gov’t – he was Under-Secretary of State for N Ireland in 1972 and Minister of State for N Ireland 1972-74.

        Along with Ken Clarke and William Hague David Howell was one of the few old lags who continued to play a senior role in the Tories under Cameron. Now WHAT could they have known about that made them so indispensable??

        Howell was Minister of State in the Foreign Office under William Hague. The William Hague who arranged the massive cover-up of the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal that was the Waterhouse Inquiry.

        David Howell’s son is married to George Osborne’s wife Frances. Osborne was MP for Tatton in Cheshire, 2001-17. Tatton borders on Sir Peter Morrison’s old constituency.

        In Nov 2012 Greenpeace released a film shot secretly of David Howell being interviewed about the advantages of natural gas over wind power. He explained that Cameron wasn’t familiar with these things but George Osborne ‘is of course getting this message and is putting the pressure on’.

        In 1997-01 Osborne worked as a special advisor to William Hague – he was his speechwriter and political secretary. Hague announced the Waterhouse Inquiry in 1996 and it finally reported in 2000. So it was just after it’s publication that George was elected for Tatton.

        Osborne was Chancellor of the Exchequer, 2005-10. Osborne was responsible for the distribution to ‘charities’ of the LIBOR funds – substantial grants were made to CAIS, the ‘charity’ run by Dr Dafydd Alun Jones and his former mistress Lucille Hughes. Hughes was named in the Waterhouse Report as knowing that a paedophile ring was in operation in the social services of Gwynedd whilst she was the Director of those ‘services’ but failed to act. The full story of the dosh that CAIS extracted out of Osborne and the porkies that CAIS told to get that money can be read in my post ‘George Osborne Enters The Picture’.

        Osborne is now the editor of the London Evening Standard, which is owned by Evgeny Lebedev. George has had a very cosy relationship with him for quite some time.

        In Sept 2017 Osborne was appointed Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Dean’s Fellow at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Osborne is also something at Manchester University – I think they’ve given him a Chair for being the former Chancellor.

        An account of my adventures at the University of Surrey can be read in my post ‘The BMA At The Root of Another Mystery?’

  3. That is interesting. I wonder why a minister for armed forces was answering a question 1992 about GLADIO. It was a question for Defence Secretary or Attorney General or PM.

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