As promised in my comment following my post ‘More Hollywood Gossip’, here’s a list of so many of those with senior management responsibilities with regard to the slaughterhouse that has been the NHS and Social Services in Wales for many years now. The names below are taken from a ‘distribution list’ issued with regard to Therapies. The document is undated but it was compiled between July 2005 and sometime in 2006.
Most of the names below are still cluttering up Wales’s infrastructure in some capacity. Many of them have starred in previous blog posts… Just use the search facilities on the blog….
Jane Westlake, Health and Social Services Committees Clerk, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
Claire Morris, HSSC Deputy Committee Clerk, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
Catherine Lewis, HSSC Support, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
Ann Lloyd, Head of Health and Social Care, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
Ann Lloyd is a Civil Service mandarin who has starred in previous posts in her capacity as Director General of Health and Social Care for the Welsh Gov’t and CEO of NHS Wales, throughout the reigns of Sister Hutt, Brian Gibbons and Edwina Hart.
Ann stepped down from that role in Dec 2008, but then Led A Project concerned with reducing Waiting Times For Treatment, until she Retired in April 2009. However, like everyone who has had a hand in the genocide, Ann has not gone away.
Here’s a gem from the BBC in 2007 starring Ann when she was the Ultimate Boss of Wales’s NHS:
|ednesday, 20 June 2007, 05:45 GMT 06:45 UK
NHS chief warns over chronic care
Fundamental change is necessary to deal with a rise in chronic conditions, the head of the NHS in Wales has warned. A third of adults in Wales suffer from at least one chronic condition – those which cannot be cured – such as arthritis, diabetes or cystic fibrosis.
NHS Wales Director Ann Lloyd said about two thirds of people under 65 would develop such a condition at some point.
The World Health Organisation said they posed the greatest problem to health care systems in the 21st century.
“We do have this massive explosion of people who are going to be living longer with a chronic condition who need help and support,” Mrs Lloyd said.
“They can’t be cured, they have to be managed and they can be very difficult for people to live with.”
She said part of the solution was moving facilities into the community rather than at large traditional hospitals and treating people at home instead.
While current pilot treatments and new techniques had been successful, she said the system was currently too “bitty”.
“We need to give [patients] the confidence that they are going to get care in their own homes, or wherever it is most appropriate for them to receive care,” she added.
“This will allow them to take greater control over their lives and the way in which they can manage their own conditions.”
Powys Community Nurse, Julie Donnelly, said chronic conditions can affect virtually every aspect of the patient’s life.
“They’re not as mobile, they’re restricted in what they can eat,” she said.
“It is important to keep people at home and the greatest challenge is getting the resources to be able to keep them at home.”
However, Ms Lloyd’s calls for “fundamental change” may not be popular with campaign groups across Wales, who have fought against hospital reorganisation plans.
Earlier this month, First Minister Rhodri Morgan called a temporary halt to changes to hospital services, a move which was cautiously welcomed by opposition politicians and campaigners.
But Ms Lloyd said: “We have got to have a much bigger and better campaign to show individuals who have chronic diseases what they can do to help themselves, and what alternatives we can now offer them, rather than just admitting them to a hospital.
“They will need assessment and treatment and management and an inpatient facility or a healthcare facility within their community might be the best place to provide that, but they don’t need to be there all the time.”
Medical advances in the last 20 years, she explained, had been “fantastic” but that the health service be better at picking up on good practices and adopting them.
I do not know if Powys Community Angel Julie Donnelly is any relation of the monstrous Tina Donnelly (see previous posts), one of Wales’s Big Nurses who has for years now been fully on board with patient abuse and neglect, Angels leaving in their thousands or even committing suicide and the wasting of billions of pounds, yet who rises ever higher up the poles of the RCN, the Welsh Gov’t, clocking up ever-more impressive titles and even gongs. Such is the nepotism in the NHS that it wouldn’t surprise me if they were from the same family.
Ann Lloyd is at present Chair of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board! Here’s the spiel provided for her on the Health Board’s site:
Judith was appointed Chief Executive of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in October 2014. Judith joined the Health Board as Director of Planning & Operations on 1st October 2009 and subsequently became Chief Operating Officer/Deputy CEO before her appointment as Chief Executive.
Judith has worked in the NHS since 1980. During the 1980s she undertook various operational roles in hospitals within the Gwent area, leaving Gwent in 1990 to take up a post with East Dyfed Health Authority.
In 2000 Judith returned to Gwent as General Manager of Caerphilly Local Health Group and was subsequently appointed the Chief Executive of Caerphilly Local Health Board. In August 2007 she was seconded as Interim CEO of Powys Teaching Local Health Board where she remained until October 2009.
Judith was awarded a Companionship of the Institute of Health Service Managers in 2012. In June 2014, Judith won the Institute of Directors – Director in Public Service Award for Wales.
Phil was appointed as an Independent Member of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in 2010. From April 2016 until May 2018 he was the Vice- Chair. He was recently appointed to the position of Special Advisor to the Board.
Following an early career in the steel industry, Philip joined the former Gwent County Council in 1983 and spent the next 27 years in Local Government. He held a variety of practitioner roles as a Social Worker and Senior Manager specialising in Child Protection.
He became the Director of Social Services for Powys County Council in 2001 and was appointed Executive Director People and Wellbeing in 2005. This post encompassed the role of Director of Social Services and Chief Education Officer. Philip retired from his position with Powys in December 2008 and since then has undertaken a number of appointments on behalf of Welsh Ministers. These include leading several inquiries into the functioning of Social Services Departments in Wales. In February 2010 he was appointed to the Independent Commission on Social Services in Wales. The Commission was set up to advise Government on the future shape and organisation of Social Services. The recommendations of the Commission formed the basis of the Social Services and Well Being Act.
Within the Health Board, Phil has chaired several committees including Audit, Partnerships and Wellbeing, Strategic Change, Finance and Mental Health and Learning Disabilities. Phil is particularly interested in service integration and currently chairs the Regional Partnership Board.
Glyn started in the NHS in 1989, joining the NHS Wales financial management training scheme. He has spent most of his career working in the NHS in Wales and the South West of England. However, he also spent four years working for Jobcentre Plus where he was involved in developing finance business partnering, before returning to the NHS in 2010 as Assistant Finance Director in Aneurin Bevan Health Board.
Glyn has twice attended Harvard Business School, where he studied performance measurement in not-for-profit organisations and value measurement in healthcare.
His previous roles have included NHS Finance Director posts in the Rhondda, Bristol, Carmarthenshire and Powys.
He is also the voluntary treasurer and trustee on the board of Blaenau Gwent & Caerphilly Citizens Advice Bureau.
Claire has worked in healthcare for 28 years and is a graduate of Nottingham University and is a proud Registered Nurse. She holds a Masters degree in Healthcare Law and Ethics from Swansea University. Claire has worked her entire career in Wales undertaking nursing roles in Medicine and Critical Care, and was a specialist nurse and Senior Nurse in Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust.
Having moved into the management arena, Claire has undertaken senior leadership and management positions in three of the largest Health Boards in Wales, and moved back to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board as an Assistant Director earlier this year.
Claire has a keen interest in service improvement and performance management, and is passionate about good governance. She is committed to putting the patient first and providing accessible, safe and effective care.
Claire is married with two sons, and is a resident of the Health Board area.
Pippa Britton is a double Paralympian who competed on the Welsh and GB archery teams for 15 years and achieved podium places at 6 World Championships and 24 International events. Whilst competing she also was a coach and mentor to development squad athletes and became the first para-archery athlete committee member at World Archery, representing archers all over the world.
Injury forced retirement but being passionate about putting back into sport and wanting to contribute to the community in Wales, Pippa became Chair of Disability Sport Wales, an organisation that transforms lives through the power of sport. She has gone on to become Vice-Chair of Sport Wales and also Vice-Chair on the Board of UK Anti Doping. Her experience helps influence strategy with fairness in mind at all times and she works with organisations within and beyond the sphere of sport towards greater inclusion, improving equity and increasing disability awareness.
Peter qualified as a Podiatrist in 1994 and first came to work in Wales in 1995 for the Gwent Community Health NHS Trust and continued his clinical role with Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust, working across all localities in both acute and community sites and in primary care. In 2000, Peter won a place on the Welsh NHS Management Training Scheme and has since undertaken a range of operational and strategic roles locally in Gwent and at a national level. In 2006, Peter was seconded to Welsh Government as a Policy Lead for Renal Services and Organ Donation, where he led the public debate and formal consultation on organ donation consent, which subsequently pathed the way for the legislative change in Wales. In 2010, Peter spent time working with a small health and care charity in a remote part of North West Cameroon as part of the Wales for Africa International Learning Opportunities Programme.
Since December 2017, Peter has been covering the role of Director of Therapies and Health Science, representing 18 different professions at Executive and Board level. Peter is committed to ensuring our workforce are equipped and supported to be the best at what they do, and that Aneurin Bevan University Healthy Board is a fair, equitable and rewarding place to work. Peter is excited about the delivery of the Clinical Futures Strategy having been involved in its development at the start of his management career in the early 2000s, and the opportunity this now presents for Therapy and Health Science professions.
Dr Paul Buss, a Consultant Paediatrician since 1993, is based at the Royal Gwent Hospital and has been involved in clinical management roles since 2003 – undertaking an MSc in Healthcare Management at HSMC Birmingham. His previous role was Assistant Medical Director of Quality and Professional Standards for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. He was Deputy Medical Director of Gwent Healthcare Trust in a combined role as Medical Director of Powys Local Health Board from 2008-09.
He played the lead role in developing the current DNACPR policy (Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) for the NHS in Wales and was also appointed Co-Chair for the Review of Orphan and Ultra-Orphan Medicines in Wales.
Other experience as Chair of the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (2005-06), developing an All Wales Policy on the usage of Medicines and Co-payment policy. Chair of a Task and Finish Group on the Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures in Wales and Chair of AWMDCSG (Medical Devices).
Dr Buss has a chief interest in the alignment of clinical policy with evidence based, financially sound, decision making and the need to increase senior clinical involvement in decisions relating to NHS resources. He is a council member of the Institute for Costing Value and a Winner of the HFMA (UK) Clinician Working with Finance Award (2017).
A lead clinical role in the development of the NHS Wales Finance Academy whilst he also participates on the UK Responsible Officer Reference Panel for the General Medical Council.
Richard attended Aberystwyth University reading Law. In addition to his law degree Richard has two Masters degrees the first in Town & Country Planning, the other Leadership in Public Service. Before the 2017 election Richard was the Wales Policy Officer for the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. He has worked in local government as a town planner and dealing with anti social behaviour. He has also been a Welfare Rights Officer for a local hospice.
Richard been a Torfaen Borough Councillor since May 2004 representing the Croesyceiliog North Ward. In January 2017 he became Deputy Leader of Torfaen Council and has the executive portfolio for Health, Adult Services and Wellbeing. Previously Richard was the Executive Member for Health Social Care and Wellbeing (2013-2017); Executive Member for Corporate Governance and Community Safety (2010-2013) and Executive Member for Regeneration (2008-2010). Richard also serves on the Croesyceiliog & Llanyrafon Community Council and as a Governor at Croesyceiliog’s primary and secondary schools.
In his role as a Councillor Richard has served on a number of boards. Presently he is a board member on the Gwent Frailty Joint Committee; Bron Afon Community Housing and the Local Government Data Unit. Until January of this year he was also on the board the South East Wales Education Achievement Service and of Torfaen Voluntary Alliance.
Katija (Teej) is an Independent Member with a varied career in the third and public sectors.
Initially graduating from Cardiff University, Teej researched in the field of Tumour Vascular Physiology for the Cancer Research Campaign at the Gray Laboratory in Middlesex and whilst there undertook a Master of Science degree in Medical Biochemistry to supplement her research.
Moving back to Wales in 1994, and always deeply motivated by social justice, she took the opportunity to change career direction. Teej has worked since then in the fields of debt advice, social enterprise, financial inclusion and tackling poverty in the public and third sectors and at the Wales Co-operative Centre as Programme Director. In this role she helped credit unions across Wales to develop, including supporting the the offer of payroll deduction to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board staff.
Appointed as Financial Inclusion Champion for Wales, Teej worked closely with Welsh Government on tackling poverty and most recently with the UK Government on welfare benefit reform to ensure fairness in the system.
Although she has worked at a strategic level for a number of years, her connection with Gwent and the third sector is strong. Starting by providing and managing specialist debt advice across Torfaen; she was a Board Member at Eastern Valley Housing Association, is an elected Community Councillor in her home area of Langstone, volunteers at ‘parkrun’ in Newport and is Chair of Trustees of the Money Savings Expert Charity.
Identifying the parallels between managing personal health and managing personal money, Teej is passionate about helping people to take control of their health and about fair access to the tools and services that support them to do so.
Geraint has extensive experience of leading Workforce and Organisational Development functions at Board level in the NHS, Local Government and the private sector. He holds a Masters in Human Resource Management, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and a former Board Director of Careers Wales. Geraint joined the NHS in 2003 and comes to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board where he held the roles of both Deputy and Interim Director of Workforce and Organisational Development.
Geraint says, “It is a privilege to hold the post of Director of Workforce and Organisational Development. I welcome the important opportunity this gives me to work in partnership with our staff, patients and the public to deliver the best possible care for the community we serve”.
|Nicola Prygodzicz – Executive Director of Planning, Digital and IT
Nicola started working in the NHS in 1991 as a finance management trainee. Since qualifying in 1995 as a Chartered Accountant with CIPFA, Nicola has held a number of senior finance roles across South Wales including 16 years working for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.
Nicola joined Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in 2014 initially as an Assistant Finance Director but quickly progressed to be appointed to the role of Interim Director of Planning and Performance on 1st December 2015.
Nicola is passionate about continuous improvement across the service and ensuring patients and the public are at the heart of our planning. Nicola is also a strong advocate of personal development and training to ensure staff are well equipped and motivated to deliver the challenges of working for the NHS.
Nicola lives in Llantrisant with her husband and two children.
David Jones is an successful technology entrepreneur who now spends most of his time working within the Public Sector in advisory and Non-Executive posts – All focused on the role that digital can play in making public services better, cheaper and safer.
A frequent contributor across the broadcast media, discussing subjects from cyber security to Government Digital Strategy – David is also a Non-Executive at Qualifications Wales and the Welsh Revenue Authority.
Sarah was appointed as Director for Public Health in July 2017. She has worked in Gwent for much of her public health career and has been the Consultant in Public Health for four of the five local authorities in Gwent. She has fulfilled a wide range of All Wales system leadership roles including child public health improvement and public health system alignment. She was also responsible for developing, securing funding and implementing the innovative, award winning Aneurin Bevan University Health Board “Living Well Living Longer” Programme.
Sarah has held a number of Board level roles in NHS organisations and statutory partnerships over her career and has a track record of developing and implementing integrated, strategic plans with public and third sector partners, she is excited to be part of the Health Board Executive Team that is leading the system transformation described in the original Gwent Clinical Futures Plan.
With the publication of her report ‘Building a Healthier Gwent’, in July 2019, Sarah started a conversation about how to make it easier for people to live more of their lives in good health in all communities across Gwent.
Frances is an independent community member of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board appointed in 2014. She attended Aston University studying French and Psychology and went on to pursue a Post Graduate Certificate of Education and teach Modern Foreign Languages at Duffryn High School in Newport. The experience of working with children and families experiencing socio-economic disadvantage from diverse backgrounds led Frances to leave formal teaching and embark on a career in community regeneration. She has worked as a community regeneration practitioner across many areas in the Aneurin Bevan area and across Wales for the past 16 years. She has operated in leadership roles in both the public and third sector and has a broad understanding of the diversity of population served by Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.
Frances has previously been an independent member of the Gwent Police Authority, and is currently an elected member of Monmouthshire County Council serving the ward of (Mill) Magor with Undy. She currently holds a Home Office appointment as the Vice Chair of Gwent Police and Crime Panel and is committed to the notion of public service. She holds a particular interest in health inequalities related to vulnerability, isolation and poverty. She is committed to supporting the service redesign agenda to introduce a focus on preventative, community based early intervention programmes. Frances is married and has a son at primary school.
Dianne is an Independent Member appointed in November 2016 on behalf of Cardiff University. Her career as a health professional and academic commenced with training as a nurse and midwife at the Royal Gwent Hospital before moving into a health visiting career in Newport, with a later role specialising in HIV in Woman and Children. Dianne commenced her career as an academic in 1990 and joined the Gwent School of Nursing specialising in community education. She then led the Health Visiting programme at Cardiff University, prior to taking up senior positions as Director of Primary Care and Public Health Nursing, Deputy Head of the School of Nursing, and Dean for International and Engagement, College of Biomedical and Life Sciences Cardiff University. Her current role is Deputy Head, School of Healthcare Sciences taking responsibility for the international and engagement agenda across nursing, midwifery and professions allied to medicine. Her international work has included developing courses in Germany, Namibia and the Middle East, developing the first degrees in general nursing and community nursing in the Sultanate of Oman. She has worked with the Welsh Government on many projects over her career including the initiation of nurse degree education in Wales, Independent Prescribing, community development and advanced practice.
Dianne has both personal and professional connections with Gwent. She was born in the Welsh valley and now lives in Llangwm, Usk with her husband, having raised their two children.
Nick , who lives in Chepstow was previously CEO at Weston Area Health Trust, a small acute provider in South West England, and prior to that had a held a number of general manager and operations posts at Royal Cornwall Hospital and Weston.
Nick joined the NHS in 2010 through the Gateway to Leadership programme which brings experienced senior managers from the private sector into the NHS.
Nick has more than 20 years of general management and director experience in the retail sector and also running an independent company in the Bristol area.
|Shelley Bosson – Independent Member (Community)
Shelley is a former Chief Executive for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent and its predecessor organisation, the Gwent Police Authority. Shelley has vast experience in strategy and performance, engagement and consultation, partnership working, collaboration and commissioning together with finance and scrutiny. In addition as a solicitor she brings to the Board her legal expertise.
Prior to this, Shelley worked in private practice in Gwent specialising in family and probate law before moving to Gwent County Council in 1988. Shelley held a number of posts in the County Council covering all aspects of public law culminating in the post of Assistant Chief Executive covering Planning, Highways, Economic Development and Compulsory Competitive Tendering.At the time of local government re-organisation in 1995, Shelley moved to the new unitary authority of Blaenau Gwent, where she held a variety of posts and latterly headed the Policy and Performance Department, until her move to the police sector in 2009.
Shelley successfully managed the transition to the new Commissioner role in 2012. She significantly enhanced partnership working, not only establishing links with key partners in the five unitary authorities that make up the force area, but doing so together with other criminal justice and community safety partners. She was the lead Chief Executive in developing regional working between the four police forces in Wales.
Shelley was born and brought up in the ABUHB area spending all of her professional career in the area. Shelley is married with two daughters, enjoys walking, swimming and Pilates and is an avid reader.
|Louise Wright – Independent Member (Trade Union)
Louise has worked in the NHS for 22 years and works in a dynamic team of health professionals within physiotherapy in ABUHB.
Louise has been a member of a trade union for 20 years and an active trade union steward for CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy) for over 16 years. First elected as a local CSP steward by the physiotherapy CSP members in Paediatrics and Adults with learning disabilities at ABUHB. Within a year, Louise was elected by the stewards in Wales to represent them at a national level as their Regional Steward of Wales and still holds this position and as part of this role speaks on behalf of over 2000 members within Wales and at a national level within the CSP.
Louise also holds the Independent Industrial relations seat for Wales on the CSP’s IRC (Industrial Relations Committee) dealing with such issues as Terms & Conditions within the NHS, private practice, alongside wider issues within the TUC (Trade Union Congress) and issues around the world helping to build international solidarity.
Currently Louise has a position on the CSP council which is responsible for the governance of the CSP and elected in 2014 to Wales TUC (Trade Union Congress) General Council representing the CSP.
Louise lives in Pontypool and has a son and a step daughter and 2 granddaughters.
Dave has been the Corporate Director of Social Services at Caerphilly County Borough Council since February 2013. His local government career spans more than 40 years, the majority of which has been spent in a social care environment. Prior to becoming Director he was the Assistant Director for the authority’s Adult Services division having previously been the Service Manager for Commissioning.
As part of his role Dave also has responsibility for the authority’s Housing Services. He also undertakes a number of senior national roles across Wales. In 2017-18 he was President of the Association of Directors of Social Services Cymru, having been Vice President for the previous two years. He is currently the chair of the National Commissioning Board for Health and Social Care in Wales and also the Joint Senior Responsible Officer for the Welsh Community Care Information System. Most recently he has been asked to represent Directors of Social Services on the National Transformation Advisory Board.
Richard joined the NHS in 1986 and has held a range of senior posts in the Health Service in Gwent since that time. Before joining the Health Board, Richard was Director of Corporate Development and Partnerships for Blaenau Gwent Local Health Board, having previously worked for Gwent Health Authority and Nevill Hall and District NHS Trust.
Richard’s current role includes responsibility for corporate governance matters, internal and external communications, Freedom of Information, corporate risk management and the internal audit arrangements.
Richard’s areas of interest include social policy and particularly as they relate to carers and their caring roles in our local communities. Richard is a voluntary Director of Carers Trust South East Wales and Chair of their Workforce Committee.
Richard is also active in a range of voluntary sector bodies, particularly in Blaenau Gwent. Richard has been President of Abertillery and Blaina Rotary Club and Chairman of Abertillery Round Table. He has been a Governor of Nantyglo and Abertillery Comprehensive Schools and has recently been appointed as a Governor to the new Abertillery 3-16 Learning Community.
Richard has also been a Lay Member of the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for Gwent in relation to appointing magistrates.
David was appointed as Acting CMO in the month in which I received my PhD! David’s term of office saw some of my best adventures with the NHS: the wrongful arrests, the unlawful refusal to treat me, the refusal to investigate complaints, the threats of physical violence from Angels, the destruction of evidence on the part of NHS senior managers, the Gang certainly excelled once I’d bagged a PhD. The intimidation of Merfyn the VC of Bangor University reached a new level as well, from Rhodri as well as from Miranda. David Salter was acting CMO when the brother-in-law of John McTernan, Miranda’s No 10 Policy Adviser, stole my computer.
There was quite a panic on the part of the Gang during Salter’s term of office because in 2005 my lawyer had taken Keith Thomson, the CEO of the NW Wales NHS Trust, to the High Court in Cardiff where Thomson was threatened with imprisonment for unlawfully withholding my medical records. It simply made their behaviour worse…
Keith ‘retired’ hours after he appeared in the High Court. Except that he didn’t, Brian Gibbons the Welsh Gov’t Health Minister appointed Keith as the CEO for Pembrokeshire and Derwen NHS Trust. Things didn’t get any better in the NW Wales NHS Trust – Keith’s old mate and partner in crime Martin Jones, who had previously been the Finance Director of the NW Wales NHS Trust, succeeded Keith – and things didn’t get any better in the NHS in Pembrokeshire and Derwen either.
Martin Jones was a local boy from Beaumaris. Martin had studied at UCNW and was in the cohort of students some two years ahead of me when I was at UCNW. Martin knew about my Wicked Lies re Gwynne the Lobotomist and Martin also knew some of the people who had known me when I was at UCNW, including those who knew my friend Anne who was killed by the Gang in April 1986. Martin did of course know numerous people in UCNW and in the NHS who were given jobs, promotion or other goodies in return for Keeping Their Mouths Shut. It was knowledge that would take Martin a long way, after all the en masse dirty deals were thrashed out with the ultimate stamp of approval from Carlo and Thatch.
Martin didn’t have the Scottish experience a la Keith, but Martin’s NHS Management Experience Outside Of North Wales was gained from periods of time in Coventry and Birmingham.
Dafydd’s mates and partners in crime, Dr Colin Berry and Prof Robert Bluglass, were running the rings in Coventry and Birmingham respectively that sent kids in care to north Wales and were appointed as the Independent Investigators who held the rigged July 1989 ‘investigation’ into my complaint about the Gang. At the time, Martin was lurking in the lower echelons of NHS management, hoovering up the dirt on everyone, having begun his career with a place of the NHS Management Training Scheme after his Third from UCNW and, I am told, accountancy exams failure. Martin was forever referred to by his victims who remembered those early beginnings of Martin’s vicious criminal career in organised crime as The Office Boy.
Martin undertook postgrad Business/Management Studies at Aston University, where Brown completed his first degree. Prof Margaret Newton from Aston University partnered Prof Tim Miles from UCNW in Pioneering Dyslexia Research. Margaret and Tim were both renowned as a pair of lovely old dears of whom everyone was fond. However they did know that a vicious trafficking ring was operating under their noses. Tim’s original fieldwork was carried out on Anglesey in the mid-1960s among SEN kids, who were the victims of Gwynne and Dafydd. Dafydd dominated the Dept of Psychology during the first 20 years of Tim’s career there, Tim was a real old sweetie but he definitely Knew.
The VC of Aston University, 1980-96, was Sir Freddie Crawford, Thatch’s Favourite VC and a complete crook. Crawford was at the centre of civic corruption in Birmingham and there was a grade A row when he was appointed as the Chair of the newly created Criminal Cases Review Commission in Feb 1999 because of his involvement in Freemasonry. Sir Freddie had an off the rails son who used to boast that he got away with everything because of who his dad was. Sir Freddie’s son was subsequently found dead in an hotel in Israel from a heroin overdose.
Brown was subsequently forced out of his lecturing job at Aston in July 1995, months after writing to the Gwynedd Community Health Trust testifying that he heard Dafydd telling me in 1987 that if I dropped my complaints about him he would secure me a place at Liverpool Medical School. In July 1995, Dafydd ‘retired’. Except that he didn’t, his employment with the NHS was ended with an agreement that none of the very serious complaints about him – including mine – would not be followed up, but Dafydd ‘retired’ clutching the contract to provide Substance Abuse Services for the whole of North Wales. See ‘The Evolution Of A Drugs Baron?’ Dafydd later expanded this business considerably.
Then there were Dafydd’s private clinics and care homes, in which shite care at sky high prices was funded by various local authorities, the Expert Witness work, the PTSD services (see eg. ‘Feet In Chains’) etc. At the same time Dafydd was given endless free PR in the press, on TV etc. The media folk organising this all knew the harsh reality as did the politicians and others who appeared on TV with Dafydd and shared platforms with him.
On 9 July 1995, Dafydd’s mate the corrupt Home Office Drugs Branch Civil Service mandarin Bing Spear died. Sir Peter Morrison was found dead in his house four days later.
Here’s the gen about Sir Freddie and his colleagues in the Criminal Cases Review Commission as recorded in Hansard:
Lord Snowdon’s dad was a member of Inner Temple, as was Mr Thrope and the Havers family ie. dad Sir Cecil, Lord Michael, Thatch’s Attorney General who blocked the prosecutions of VIP sex offenders – Michael was the Tory MP for Wimbledon and a neighbour of Bodger Chamberlain – and Michael’s sister Lord Elizabeth Butler-Sloss was a great friend to the Gang. Butler-Sloss was put to good use in 1988 when she Chaired the Inquiry into the Cleveland Child Abuse Scandal and concealed the crimes of Dafydd and John Walton’s partners in crime in the North East. See ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas And The Culprits Were Named’. Butler-Sloss’s gushing tribute to Dafydd’s mate Prof Israel ‘Issy’ Cohen who was a key cog in the ring in the North East for decades until he was needed in London at the Tavistock Clinic as more and more concerns were raised about organised abuse in north Wales, can be read on Issy’s website (see previous posts).
He is a past-Master of the Worshipful Company of Engineers. His past and present non-executive director appointments include Legal and General, Rexam, PowerGen and the Higher Education Quality Council. In 1992 the Institute of Managementpresented a special award to him for university management. He was knighted in the 1986 New Years Honours.
In April 1986 the Gang killed my friend Anne and illegally imprisoned me. Oh and Geoffrey ‘Bodger’ Chamberlain’s pal Ollie Brooke, Prof of Paediatrics at St George’s Hospital Medical School, was jailed for child porn offences.
In Nov 1986, Sir Freddie opened Aston University’s new computing labs; the event was attended by Sir Adrian Cadbury, the Chancellor, Kenneth Baker, the Education Secretary and a Big Man from Stanford University in the US (Sir Freddie was called to Aston from his senior post at Stanford in 1980) who’s name I can’t remember (I’ve tried to provide a photo of the event here but I’m having nothing but IT disruption).
BARRY CAPON retired in 1996 as Chief Executive of Norfolk County Council – a post he had held since 1973. He was Clerk to the Norfolk Police Authority for over 20 years and has been Clerk to the Norfolk Magistrates Court Committee and Secretary to the Norfolk Probation Committee – giving a wide understanding of the judicial system. He is currently assessor for the Local Government Commission for England, Director of Waveney Housing Association, and consultant to a firm of Norwich solicitors. He is a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Norfolk and was awarded the CBE in 1992.
In April 1992, days after John Major won the General Election, the Brighton Firebomb killed five witnesses to the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. See ‘The Silence Of The Welsh Lambs’.
Gwynne and Dafydd’s – and Peter Hain’s – mate David Ennals facilitated organised abuse in Norfolk with a number of other mates of Gwynne and Dafydd. Thatch’s Cabinet Ministers Jim Prior and Gillian Shepherd were either 100% on board or in a sound sleep for decades. See eg. ‘The Science Of Animal Behaviour’.
LAURENCE ELKS graduated from Cambridge in 1970. He then worked as a teacher in Nigeria for Voluntary Service Overseas,
Even VSO isn’t free of culpability. I long wondered why the resident sexual harasser of UNCW’s Dept of Agriculture in the 1980s, Gordon Farley (see eg. ‘Not Seen Since The 1980s – Carwyn’), had been given a job that he very obviously couldn’t do and wasn’t qualified for as a result of a cosy arrangement between UNCW and VSO, until I researched Alexander and Mora Dickson, who founded VSO in 1958 and then in 1962 founded Community Service Volunteers… Alec died on 23 Sept 1994. See previous posts eg. ‘Now Then…’ for the havoc that the Gang and their network were wreaking during 1994. Mora Dickson died on 17 Dec 2001. See previous posts for more Alec and Mora info.
as a community worker in Hackney and as a welfare rights worker for the Child Poverty Action Group.
Hackney was on the turf of Gwynne and Dafydd’s partner ring facilitated by Brave Wendy and her colleagues at the London Hospital and many of the Gang’s associates have had their fingers in the pie that is the Child Poverty Action group as well, including Virginia Bottomley (who was Secretary of State for Health when that nice little arrangement for Dafydd’s non-retirement was made, as discussed in previous posts) and Frank Field, who since 1979 has been the Labour MP for Birkenhead, an area of Merseyside that Dafydd has been running since the early 1960s. Prior to that, Dafydd’s mentors and senior partners in crime (see eg. ‘A Celebration Of Dafydd’s Medical Training’) ran Birkenhead.
[Laurence Elks] qualified as a solicitor in 1980 and became a partner of Nabarro Nathanson where he worked as a corporate lawyer on take-overs, mergers and stock exchange flotations. Recently he has concentrated on Competition Law and European Community Law. Laurence Elks is actively involved in social and environmental issues in his inner city neighbourhood.
TONY FOSTER has a wide knowledge of industrial manufacturing processes, commercial activity, health and safety and quality management. He has a thorough working knowledge of financial and management accountingpractices. As Chief Executive of ICI Chlorochemicals he was responsible for a multi-million pound, world wide business with over 2,500 employees. Prior to that, he was the General Manager of ICI’s General Chemical Business for five years. During that time he had responsibility for implementing and explaining ICI’s high profile and controversial programme for the replacement of CFCs. Mr Foster originally trained as a chemist and has a great deal of experience in handling and analysing complex issues.
The Gang have a few associates who have passed through ICI in a senior capacity. See previous posts.
JILL GORT has a long-standing interest in the criminal law and justice. After qualifying as a barrister in 1977 she spent a decade working at all levels of courts and tribunals mostly practising in criminal law. Much of this timewas spent working as a defence lawyer. During 1987-88 she was counsel to a Commission in Washington, USA, investigating an alleged abuse of human rights. From the early 1990s she has chaired a Value Added Tax tribunal and worked as an Immigration Adjudicator specialising in political asylum cases. The latter experience has given wide insight into legal systems in other countries and how the failure of justice results in personal and political problems.
FIONA KING a solicitor, worked in private practice for almost a decade, specialising in criminal defence and legal aid work. She then worked for four years in the County Prosecuting Solicitors’ Departments in Kent and Sussex.
Fiona obviously missed the brothels in Brighton to which kids in care in north Wales were being trafficked.
From 1986 to 1996 Fiona King worked for the Crown Prosecution Service, handling casework as well as managing area offices; she also dealt with staff recruitment and equal opportunities. As head of policy from 1990 to 1993, her portfolio included the rights of audience campaign, working on the reforms contained in the Criminal Justice Act 1991, and improving the arrangements for disclosure.
We need only think of one person to understand what Fiona was doing sitting next to Freddie Crawford on the CCRC:
See eg. ‘A Future Leader Of The Labour Party?’ and ‘The Mrs Mills Experience’…
In her most recent post, as Assistant Chief Crown Prosecutor for London, [Fiona] oversaw a wide range of criminal justice issues requiring close liaison with police, defence solicitors, NACRO,
See previous posts for details of Dafydd’s many friends who worked for or ran NACRO, including Prof Nick Hardwick, who ended up in the national media with crap all over him but it hasn’t held Nick back
ethnic minority groups and the prison service. From 1992 to 1995 she was Vice-Chairman of the Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association and a council member for the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association.
In early 1983 Paul Bates, a student of the psychology degree at Aston with Brown, arrived at Brown’s room in hall (in Lawrence Tower) with a swordstick, wrecked his room, held Brown hostage and told him that he would be back to kill him. I told Adrian Bell, my tutor at UCNW and he ignored me; I told him repeatedly that I was worried about Brown because Paul Bates was dangerous and was threatening to kill him. Bell refused to speak to me unless I agreed to see D.G.E. Wood, after I had initially said that I didn’t want anything to do with Wood. When I did see Wood he ignored the danger that Brown was in completely and told me that I was depressed. Which I was by then but STILL no-one did anything to protect Brown. Since I began the blog, the info has come in that the Gang were behind all of it, I had been targeted before I ever went to UCNW and the Gang had to somehow drive me into the arms of the mental health services who were running the ring because I hadn’t been a kid in care and snared via that route.
Bates tried to murder Brown in July 1989, in broad daylight. In previous posts I have consistently blogged that Bates tried to kill Brown in Nottingham; Brown e mailed a few days ago and said that the murder attempt took place in Birmingham. He hadn’t corrected me before because Brown thought that I was for some reason deliberately muddying the waters for the purposes of the blog. No, I try to be as accurate as possible; for years I have believed that the attack on Brown took place in Nottingham, although I knew that Bates lived in Birmingham…
Dafydd’s mates Robert Bluglass and Colin Berry held their rigged cover-up into my complaint about Dafydd and the Gang in July 1989. Bluglass was Prof of Forensic Psychiatry at Birmingham University and for decades pretty much ran the mental health services and indeed the wider NHS in Birmingham. In July 1989 Tony Francis was busy organising the Case Conference that was held about me in Nov 1989 that culminated in me being declared to be Dangerous and in need of being sent to live with Jimmy Savile in Broadmoor. I didn’t know that this Case Conference had ever taken place – I was working at St George’s Hospital Medical School completely unawares when it was going on – until some four years ago when I received more of my files. The Case Conference was held by Dr Chris Hunter, a mate of the Gang’s of whom I had never heard and people of whom I had never heard gave evidence with regard to me, as well as Jackie Brandt the Gwynedd social worker, who’s only previous contact with me was when Brandt unlawfully detained me in the psych ward at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Aug 1986. Gwynedd social services and Brandt refused to answer any questions about the matter and there was never any investigation. See ‘The Night Of The (Dr Chris) Hunter’.
Brown’s life was saved by a public-spirited HE student. Before the attempt on Brown’s life the West Midlands Police had admitted to Brown that Bates was known to be a dangerous man and had nearly killed an elderly neighbour, but had been acquitted at his trial by arguing that the old man was senile and that his injuries were self-inflicted. At his trial following his attack on Brown, Bates argued that Brown had attacked him and Bates was acting in self-defence. Evidence was provided by the student that Bates had most definitely carried out an unprovoked attack on Brown. Bates’s lawyer declared that the young man who saved Brown was Brown’s student and they were in league. It was when it was demonstrated that the young man had never studied at any university at which Brown had taught and that they didn’t know each other that Bates fessed up.
Brown told me at the time that Bates’s lawyer had been a posh cool black man who seemed very high calibre for a CPS lawyer and was obviously tipped for the top. Brown can’t remember his name but I would very much like to know who that lawyer was…
Brown has also e mailed to tell me that ‘the trial was in that elaborate 19th century court building in Birmingham in the autumn of 1989’.
The Chief Constable of the West Midlands, 1985-90, was Lord Geoffrey Dear.
The Lord Dear
|Member of the House of Lords
2 May 2006
Geoffrey James Dear
20 September 1937
|Education||Fletton Grammar School, Huntingdonshire.|
|Alma mater||University College, London|
Geoffrey James Dear, Baron Dear, Sir Robin Day – also a mate of William Mars-Jones and all three of those wallies were virtually part of the furniture at the Garrick, the club for the legal profession and luvvies – as “the best known and most respected police officer of his generation”. Which was why Sir Ron Hadfield was appointed Chief Constable of the West Midlands in 1990 and built his own undeserved fine reputation as the man who cleaned up the endemically corrupt West Midlands Police…is a crossbench peer. He was described by Ronnie Waterhouse’s lifelong close friend
Geoffrey Dear joined Peterborough Combined Police (which became part of Mid-Anglia Constabulary in 1965) as a cadet and became a constable in 1956. In 1965 Dear went to UCL on a Bramshill Scholarship to study law. Graduating in 1968 and then serving as divisional commander in Cambridge, he was appointed Assistant Chief Constable (Operations) of Nottinghamshire Combined Constabulary (Nottinghamshire Police from 1974) in 1972. From 1975 to 1977, Dear was seconded to Bramshill Police College as Director of Command Training. In September 1979, Dear was awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct for his arrest of an armed and “mentally deranged” man who had barricaded himself in a house with his infant son after a multiple shooting incident. Who can ever know the truth behind the mental derangement, the cause of the barricading inside the house, the ‘shooting incident’ or indeed the Bravery of Geoffrey’s Conduct.
In 1980 Geoffrey transferred to the Metropolitan Police as Deputy Assistant Commissioner (Training). In this role Geoffrey Dear came to public attention as he instituted racial awareness training for police officers in the wake of the Brixton riots, into which he also conducted an internal investigation. Gwynne and Dafydd were at the thick of the trauma in Brixton although as with the Profumo Affair, their names were never mentioned. Previous posts eg. ‘Lord Snooty The Third’ discusses the Gang’s criminal empire that stretched right across south London, embracing Bodger/John Tilley’s/Sir Paul Beresford’s Wandsworth, Tessa Jowell’s Lambeth (see eg. ‘The London Connection’, ‘Tower Hamlets, Paul Boateng and Tessa Jowell’, Baroness Tessa Jowell – A Tribute’, ‘Accidents Happen’ and ‘The Mrs Mills Experience’), Bob Mellish’s and then Simon Hughes’s Southwark (see eg. post ‘The Battle For The Labour Party’s Soul’), Brixton etc.
Lord Scarman, the darling of the Liberal Left who was sent in to conduct the Inquiry that followed the Brixton riots, was micromanaged by Dafydd’s mate John Tilley; Lord Scarman only meeting the right people was a result of John Tilley organising the Tour Of North Korea, but that wasn’t reported in the media. For previous gen on Lord Scarman see eg. ‘Only One Died’. I’ll highlight here that Lord Scarman was a member of Middle Temple a la Paddy Mayhew, Mrs Mills and Ronnie Waterhouse and he worked on the Birmingham Six case.
On 1 December 1981 Geoffrey Dear was appointed Assistant Commissioner “D” (Personnel and Training). Dear was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal (QPM) in 1982 in recognition of his involvement post-riots in Brixton in 1981, in always difficult and sometimes dangerous circumstances and headed the Met’s investigation into the shooting of Steven Waldorf in 1983.
In 1984, the year of the Gwynne Row – Mars-Jones was President of UCNW, 1982-95 – Geoffrey Dear moved to become Assistant Commissioner “A” (Operations and Administration) in the Met. In 1985, Dear left the Metropolitan Police to become Chief Constable of West Midlands Police, which is quite a laugh; Brown and I had refused to shut up about Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist and in 1985 Mary Wynch won her Appeal to the Master of the Rolls and received extensive media coverage, so Geoffrey was packed off to Birmingham to help Bluglass. Bluglass who had rewritten the Mental Health Act after Mary’s case to reassure the world that It Could Never Happen Again. Dafydd did it again, to me, in Dec 1986. A month after Ken Baker attended the opening of Sir Freddie’s new computing labs. In Dec 1986, the very day on which I was unlawfully incarcerated in the Bryn Golau Peep Show at Denbigh, Bodger’s mate Ollie Brooke, the Prof of Paediatrics at St George’s, was jailed for child porn offences at Kingston-upon-Thames Crown Court. See eg. ‘Oliver!’
Geoffrey Dear was the last officer to hold the post of the Met’s Assistant Commissioner “A” before it was abolished in the reorganisation later that year. That was probably Mars-Jones-related as well but I haven’t had time to dig yet.
In the West Midlands, Geoffrey Dear quickly came to the fore with his handling of the aftermath of the shooting by police of a young boy and, separately, the aftermath of the 1985 Handsworth riots. Paul Bates lived in Handsworth, as did the old man whom he nearly murdered before attacking Brown. Dear ‘instituted wide-ranging changes in that force, both administratively and operationally’, but not sufficiently to stop Paul Bates launching murderous attacks on people who were witness to the Gang’s crimes.
Previous posts have discussed the lame idiots who served as MPs for Handsworth and who never quite managed to admit that the Top Docs and welfare services were as much of a problem to their disadvantaged constituents as Fatcher’s Police were. Because of the migration of non-white people into Handsworth, the constituency changed character greatly over a relatively short period of time during the late 1970s/early 1970s.
John Michael Hubert Lee (born 13 August 1927) was the Labour MP for Handsworth, 1970-79. Lee was educated at Reading School, Christ’s College, Cambridge and the School of Oriental and African Studies, (SOAS). Lee became a barrister, called to the bar in 1960 at Middle Temple. From 1951 to 1958 Lee worked in the Colonial Service in the Gold Coast, now Ghana.
Lee’s first go at the Commons was in 1964 when he unsuccessfully contested Reading; he stood again for Reading in 1966 and defeated the Conservative incumbent, Peter Emery, Lee served as the MP for Reading until his defeat at the 1970 General Election by Tory Dr Gerard Vaughan, a psychiatrist who was a mate of Gwynne and Dafydd’s, facilitated the Westminster Paedophile Ring himself and was enthusiastic about privatising the NHS; Vaughan’s political opponents who loathed him never counteracted his zeal for attempting to privatise NHS services by exposing his facilitation of organised abuse. See previous posts. Gerard Vaughan was a big link in the chain, Vaughan was responsible for child psychiatry at Guy’s Hospital; Dafydd’s good mate Chief Shagger Prof Jim Watson was a psychiatrist at Guy’s who was their resident Sex Therapy Expert. Jim provided Sex Therapy and taught Sex Therapy as well. Guy’s felt the benefit of Jim’s Sex Therapy after he relocated from St George’s. Jim of course had got to know Dafydd at the shagfest that was the Maudsley, where they Trained and where Jim remained to become a consultant. Chief Shagger Jim worked for the security services and unlike Dafydd, Jim looked like a Proper Doctor:
(Dafydd very obviously modelled himself on Jim when Dafydd had his photo for the CAIS website taken, Dafydd doesn’t look anything like that in real life, I have never seen Dafydd clean, well-dressed (not even competently dressed) and I’ve certainly never seen him in a bow tie.
Jim died in 2016, days after I began this blog and left behind a wife – who undoubtedly knew about Jim’s activities, she was a Top Doc who worked with him – a number of kids and a Fine Legacy In Psychiatry. See previous posts for details.
John Lee served as MP for Birmingham Handsworth from February 1974 until he stood down at the 1979 General Election, when he was succeeded by Sheila Wright.
I have discussed Sheila Wright previously on the blog, so I’ll just review her highlights here, but the champagne corks must have been popping in Dafydd and Bluglass’s offices when Sheila was elected as MP for Handsworth. Sheila Rosemary Rivers Wright (22 March 1925-5 July 2013) was born in Cawnpore, India and raised in India. Her father was an Inspector General of police until his death when Sheila was 12 years old. She was subsequently raised by her mother who also managed a sick animal sanctuary. Sheila was initially taught by her nanny and governesses until age 11 and ‘she then taught herself’.
Wright left India just after the WW II ended and lived in Southampton. She gained a social science certificate from the University of Southampton in 1951 and a sociology degree from the University of London in 1956.
Sheila married and although her name changed to Gregory she retained her maiden name in politics. Wright became a social worker and served as a Councillor on Birmingham City Council 1956-79, becoming an honorary Alderman. As Chair of the Birmingham Education Committee Sheila oversaw the introduction of the comprehensive education system. Wright served as the MP for Birmingham Handsworth, 1979-83, after which boundary changes abolished the seat and Wright gave up the nomination due to ‘family matters’.
Wright continued to perform voluntary work for the Birmingham Central Health Authority and on numerous school governing bodies throughout Birmingham. Wright died on 5 July 2013, aged 88, after a long illness. One image sums up Sheila’s contribution to politics in Birmingham:
Mr Labour Party who Spoke For the Poor Of Birmingham was of course Fattersley. Brown used to live near Fattersley’s constituency of Sparkbrook in which dispossessed resided and when Brown walked me through he’d point out all the landmarks such as the man who lived on the doorstep and the various Empowered Service Users who were being neglected and abused by those who Care and Safeguard, as well as the other constituents of Fattersley’s who were, as Brown once observed, ‘lying around in the road drunk’. Fattersley was their MP, 1964-97 and I don’t think that he even noticed them. At least Brown used to nip in and have a cup of tea with them. And there was the man who used to fry his chips on the top of a portable gas heater that he’d turn on its side to make a sort of cooker. Full details re Fattersley and both Mrs Fattersleys can be found in previous posts. The first Mrs Fattersley styled herself as an Education Expert.
Fattersley supported his friend John Smith in the 1993 Leadership contest, which Smith won in July 1993, the month that F and I appeared in Bangor Magistrate’s Court as a result of Jackie Brandt lying to the police. Fattersley had of course served as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, 1983-92, when Tony Francis’s mate the Windbag was Leader.
In 1993, Fattersley announced he would leave politics at the following General Election. Fattersley was made a life peer as Baron Hattersley, of Sparkbrook in the County of West Midlands on 24 November 1997.
Fattersley was long regarded as being on the right-wing of the party, but with New Labour in power he found himself criticising a Labour Gov’t from the left, even claiming that “Blair’s Labour Party is not the Labour Party I joined”. Yes it was Fattersley, it was the same crowd of clapped out old fools who did what Dafydd and the Top Docs told them and pleaded for the votes of NURSES at every election. Jezza Corbyn is doing it as I write this.
Fattersley mentioned repeatedly that he would be supporting Gordon Brown as Leader. Gordon who was a mate of Eric Hobsbawm, a second homer at Croesor, Gordon who’s wife Sarah was at Bristol University studying psychology with Sarah Jenkins, the daughter of Sheila Jenkins, a Gwynedd social worker who was of the Gang and lied to the police about me… Sheila friend of er Sadie Francis. The Jenkins family were enthusiastic Labour supporters… Other Labour supporters were to be found in UCNW -Mars-Jones had stood as the Labour candidate for Denbigh in 1985 – including among the staff of the Dept of Plant Biology at UCNW, where I did my first degree. Some were friends and colleagues of Shelia Jenkins and her family. Angie Gliddon, the wife of Chris Gliddon, one of the lecturers in the Dept of Plant Biology, was a Labour Councillor on Anglesey and had aspirations to stand as a Labour candidate for Parliament. Angie used to complain of the ‘sexism’ of the Anglesey Cllrs. I have no doubt that they were not enlightened but a bigger problem was that paedophile gang that they were facilitating. Years later Angie became a Mental Health Advocate with that joke of an organisation the ‘Independent’ Advocacy Association (funded by the Health Authority and Gwynedd County Council) that refused to support patients making serious complaints. See previous posts.
I last saw Angie at a public lecture delivered by yet another NHS Liar who had been invited to speak to the Gang at Bangor and as we left the lecture Angie pointedly said to me ‘Ah they’re wonderful really, you can’t complain can you’. Angie, they’re a load of murdering bastards which is why you are so frightened of them and they’d polished off the Vice-Chancellor’s wife not long before you made that asinine comment. Angie knew about Gwynne the Lobotomist but at the time her husband’s bread and butter – and their rather nice house on Anglesey with a lovely garden, overlooking the sea – depended upon the Gang so Ah you can’t complain. Angie and Chris Gliddon were Sussex grads and they must have been at Sussex at about the same time as Merfyn, who’s wife Nerys was slaughtered by the Top Docs in 2007 or 08…
Asa Briggs, VC of Sussex University, was Of The Gang and concealed the Brighton end of John Allen’s business. Asa did not like Merfyn and swore revenge after Merfyn and his mates staged an anti-Vietnam demo when they were undergrads and threw red paint over Asa’s Important Visitor from America… Asa was still very much alive when Angie was doing her Mustn’t Grumble bit. See post ‘The Wizard War’.
See ‘Lest We Forget’ for details of the appalling conduct of some of Chris and Angie’s colleagues/friends both before and after they threw mud at Merfyn.
Angie and Chris have a daughter with a long-term condition who when younger was quite ill…
Ah you can’t complain can you!! Ah they’re WONDERFUL, No No No not us, please, Big Gwynne not us…
Peter Hain went to Sussex University at about the same time as the Gliddons were Letting It All Hang Out… The Peter Hain who was a friend of Dafydd and Gwynne’s mate David Ennals as well as another Sussex alumnus, a man who believes that AIDS can be Cured with Herbs and Spices as discussed in previous posts and so many more…
Fattersley retired from the House of Lords on 19 May 2017, six months after I began this blog. His constituency will still be full of people who’ve had their lives seriously hampered by Bluglass and co and there will still be people lying around in the road drunk. And there is still green paint on the Renault…
In 1989, Geoffrey Dear headed the investigation into the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster. Dear was widely expected to be appointed Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary in 1989, but the job went instead to Hugh Annesley. Whether that was because Dear was so corrupt that no-one dared risk him in the RUC or whether an even more corrupt police officer was required I don’t know. I have been told that Geoffrey not going to N Ireland might have been because of Brown and me just refusing to shut up in the face of the extreme intimidation and the need for Geoffrey to be kept out of such a high profile post or that he was needed to ensure further adventures for us. Ah yes – Geoffrey became an HM Inspector of Constabulary in 1990, just when he was most needed there…
Dear was Chief Constable during the last years of the West Midlands Serious Crime Squad, as its malpractices and unsafe convictions came to light. It was shut down in 1989. The squad was investigated by the West Yorkshire Police, who famously ‘found evidence of serious abuses but not enough to prosecute individual officers’. As with Dafydd and Gwynne, the evidence was seriously impressive and had anyone ever had evidence like that against me, I’d have done a lengthy stretch inside. A number of officers from the West Midlands Serious Crime Squad retired early or departed, preventing internal disciplinary proceedings. Since the squad was shut down, over 60 convictions have been found to be unsafe and quashed.
Geoffrey Dear served as Chief Constable of the West Midlands until 1 April 1990, when he was appointed one of HM Inspectors of Constabulary. Sir Philip Myers, the corrupt as buggery Chief Constable of North Wales, took up a post as HM Inspector of Constabulary when he retired in 1982. See eg. ‘Top Of The Cops’ and ‘A Stalker’s Network’.
Dear’s appointment as an HM Inspector of Constabulary was criticised by the Sunderland Labour MP Chris Mullin, given Dear’s ultimate responsibility for the continuing failures of the West Midlands Serious Crime Squad. Chris was one of those who fought for the release of the Birmingham Six who were wrongly jailed as a result of the activities of the Birmingham Six. The Six were famously helped as well by Michael Mansfield. I was delighted to see the Six released, but I had no idea at the time that they were only released because Mansfield et al agreed never to take a case for me against the Gang in return for the co-operation of the bent Top Docs and everyone else who was needed to overturn the convictions of the Six.
Oh the irony! The day that the Six were released, I was visiting Somerset and watching the TV. Paddy Hill was triumphant and gave his speech to the journos. I mentioned that it was great that they were free at last. One person snapped at me that ‘they weren’t bloody Sunday School pupils [or it might have been ‘choirboys’] you know’ and then as the trailer for another TV programme exposing a miscarriage of justice was screened after the news report re the Birmingham Six, somebody else remarked ‘So now we have to watch another rogue’. After I began this blog, I was told that both of the commentators on the Rogues that were the Birmingham Six and the other man who’d been fitted up lied to Dafydd et al in Evidence re my well-known lifelong Insanity and Dangerousness.
A further irony. Elwyn Parry Jones, a mate of Dafydd and Gwynne’s who’d grown up in Denbighshire, throughout the 1970s and 80s worked in TV on current affairs programmes, in editorial or production positions. Elwyn worked on the first series of ‘Rough Justice’ in 1982 and many episodes of ‘Panorama’, for which he was Deputy Editor, 1977-82. Parry Jones worked on further episodes of ‘Panorama’ in subsequent years as well. I wondered at the time why ‘Rough Justice’ NEVER featured miscarriages of justice that were widely known about in north Wales that were often more serious than those that were featured. Robin Day – a mate of Mars-Jones’s as well as Ronnie’s – was Mr Panoramafor donkeys years and retained influence after he left the programme. Jim Callaghan’s daughter Margaret Jay – a friend of the Gang who’s first husband Peter Jay was a close friend of Dr Death – also worked on ‘Panorama’.
The TV programmes that Elwyn Parry Jones worked on are sufficiently significant in terms of what his mates Dafydd and Gwynne were doing that I’m hoping to return to discuss them in detail in a future post.
Robin Day was not the Grand Inquisitor of myth. The pompous old hypocrite may have been rude to the audience members on ‘Question Time’ but the reason why Thatch was always happy to be interviewed by Day was that he sat down with her before every ‘grilling’ and obediently took Thatch’s detailed instructions with regard to EVERYTHING that was on the pre-agreed topics of conversation. There is footage of the old cow groaning ‘Oh no, I don’t think we’ll go there’ and the Grand Inquisitor obediently saying ‘Ooh of course not Prime Minister’.
Hilarious, I’ve been told that Robin Day didn’t just know about Brown and me but he probably knew about grandpa doing battle with Edward du Cann, the lunch at the Clarence etc. But then Robin Day knew about a gang of murdering paedophiles and forgot to mention it to anyone.
Chris Mullin was one MP who refused to support Colin Smart, the Director of Social Services for Sunderland when Colin blew the whistle on the abuse and trafficking of kids in care homes in Sunderland. Mullin used his position on the Home Affairs Select Committee to argue that compensation for the kids whom had demonstrated that they had been abused should be limited. See previous posts.
The kids who were abused in Sunderland were the victims of the big ring in the North East run by Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Lord John Walton. The Main Man in the North East Social Services with regard to Lord John Walton’s ring was Brian Roycroft, Director of Newcastle Social Services for years from 1970. Roycroft sent kids in care to children’s homes in north Wales and recommended his fellow Directors of Social Services in the North East to do the same. There were numerous complaints of abuse, all ignored. Roycroft’s mum and dad had been residential houseparents of the NCH (National Children’s Home) ‘village’ in Frodsham in Cheshire and Roycroft had lived with them in the NCH village. That was when Gwynne was in full swing in Denbigh, providing services to Cheshire as well… See previous posts for info on Roycroft.
George Thomas was Patron/President of the NCH.
See ‘An Expression Of Their Faith’ for details of the lecture given by Thatch in honour of George Thomas at an NCH event to an audience of the usual suspects, including Esther.
Geoffrey Dear was knighted in the 1997 New Year Honours, shortly before his retirement, just as Ronnie Waterhouse opened his Inquiry.
Dear was a member of the Glidewell Review into the CPS, 1997-98 and advised the Auld Review of the Criminal Courts process in 2002 and the Virdi Enquiry in 2003.
Dear was created a life peer as Baron Dear, of Willersey in the County of Gloucestershire, on 2 May 2006.
Dear has held a number of remunerated positions as Non-Executive Director or Chairman and is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Blaythorne Group Ltd.
Bent copper? Just what we need at Blaythorne!
I can recommend readers to look up the Blaythorne Group Ltd, their website is well worth a visit as they used to say on ‘Blue Peter’. The Blaythorne Group state that ‘We’re an independent company specialising in the medical, security and counter-explosive threat sectors.’
Sometimes the address given for the Blaythorne Group is in Exeter, sometimes in Crickhowell. Geoffrey Dear might know better, but darkest Devon or Powys are not the first places that spring to mind when one discusses the ‘counter-explosive threat sector’.
Although can I just explain to Geoffrey, that if he and his mates had not spent years unlawfully withholding my files from me for fear of an explosion, I would have dealt with the Top Docs years ago and a lot more people would still be alive. Including some of your mates Geoffrey, because Insider witnesses have been killed at quite an impressive rate for some while now. DUH!!!
Now here’s a few things for readers to think about. Geoffrey Dear was a Top Cop in Nottingham in the 1970s when dear old Ken Clarke was a barrister in that city and then elected as the Tory MP for the affluent Nottingham constituency of Rushcliffe in 1970; Ken has only just stood down from the Commons. After he entered politics, Ken remained such good mates with his old Chambers that when he left the Cabinet they invited him back… Ken is a man with many business interests; the ones that everyone know about are his Directorships of tobacco companies, but Ken’s fingers are in pies all over the place.
Among his many roles, Ken was a Director of the Independent and held that role at the same time as St Helena was a Director of the Indie. Andreas Whittam-Smith, the Editor of the Indie, was admirable in many ways but Andreas was involved with a group of people who had Interests In Mental Health who were followers of R.D. Laing. Previous posts have discussed Laing’s feet of clay and his association with Dafydd as well as Bertrand Russell’s and Sir Clough’s mates at Croesor. Anyone who worked with Laing did know that he wasn’t what he pretended, as I found out when I met some of them. The medical establishment hated Laing but he knew about their wrongdoing and they his. Laing unexpectedly keeled over from a heart-attack when playing tennis, on 23 Aug 1989, just days after Bluglass submitted his Report into my complaint to The Authorities.
The Indie was yet another of the publications that I read when I was younger wondering WHY is there never anything about Dafydd and north Wales in here???
Here are a few clues:
Sir Andreas Whittam Smith
|First Church Estates Commissioner|
6 March 2002 – June 2017
|Succeeded by||Loretta Minghella|
|Born||13 June 1937
Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Sir Andreas Whittam Smith, was one of the founders of The Independent newspaper which began publication in October 1986 with Whittam Smith as Editor. Ollie was awaiting trial and Jackie Brandt had unlawfully detained me for the first time at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Aug 1986. By Oct 1986, I had begun my MSc at Hammersmith Hospital and had just spent a few weeks staying at my friends place in Bethnal Green, the friends who had been at Stirling University with Lord Jack McConnell. Unbeknown to us we had been targeted; Jack was manipulating the Stirling crowd to freeze out my two friends and one girl in the flat, Julia, just radiated hostility. Julia’s boyfriend was the cartoonist John O’ Farrell, a Big Labour Supporter who late wrote jokes for Gordon Brown. See previous posts. My friends were being threatened by thugs – we just put it down to Bethnal Green being rough and there being a lot of far-right activity there – and then in Jan 1987, after I got out of Denbigh, every time that I went over to Bethnal Green to see my mates (I was sharing a place in Harringay by then), I was followed and threatened by a man whom Brown found out had recently been released after being banged up for a series of rapes. Previous posts ‘eg. ‘The Turn Of The Screw’ discuss how my mates were pursued by thugs and heavies wherever they lived after they left Bethnal Green and it was ALL the work of the Gang…
The son of an Anglican clergyman in the Diocese of Chester, Whittam Smith moved from Macclesfield to Birkenhead in 1940. Chester has had a problem with organised abuse reaching back to Gwynne’s day (at least) and a former Bishop of Chester has been named as a child abuser. Whittam Smith was educated at Birkenhead School and Keble College, Oxford. See previous posts for old boys from Birkenhead School (there are many who helped the Gang) and Keble College, Oxford is also the alma mater of Sir Peter Morrison (Tory MP for Chester, 1974-92) and the Gang’s Tory MP for Anglesey, 1979-87, Keith Best. Keith was caught out applying for BT shares under numerous aliases and subsequently went to prison after Andreas launched the Indie. Keith’s sentence was cut on Appeal and he very soon bounced back and has made a good career out of charidee work and other organisations that help the oppressed, becoming Chair/CEO of many of them. Keith relaunched himself into the not-for-profit sector after his prison sentence with the help of George Thomas. See previous posts.
Most of Andreas’s career has been spent in the City in journalism, including as City Editor of The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph, and as Editor of the Investors Chronicle, 1970-77 and Stock Exchange Gazette. With Matthew Symonds, Whittam Smith was a co-founder of The Independent newspaper and was its first Editor, 1986-93. He still contributes articles on a regular basis.
Whittam Smith was Chairman of the Financial Ombudsman Service from 2001 to 2003. He is also a Director of Independent News and Media (UK), Vice Chairman of Tunbridge Wells Equitable Friendly Society, and a Vice-President of the National Council for One Parent Families. Whittam Smith was appointed President of the British Board of Film Classification in 1998, instigating liberalisation of film and video censorship, a post from which he resigned in 2002. Whittam Smith has been on the Board of Trustees of The Architecture Foundation.
On 6 March 2002, Whittam Smith was appointed the First Church Estates Commissioner, a senior lay person in the Church of England. As such, he is Chairman of the Church Commissioners’ Assets Committee (an investment portfolio of £7 billion) and a member of the Church Commissioners’ Board of Governors, the General Synod of the Church of England, and the Archbishops’ Council. It was announced in September 2016 that Andreas would be stepping down as First Church Estates Commissioner in June 2017.
In 2012 Whittam Smith started the Democracy 2015 movement to attempt to reform how British democracy functions. The movement’s stated aim was to achieve a House of Commons majority in 2015 and form a reformist government independent of parliamentary parties and composed of non-politicians volunteering to stand for a single term only. The movement stood a candidate, Adam Lotun, in the Corby by-election on 15 November 2012. He came 13th out of 14 candidates, with 35 votes.
In 1988 Whittam Smith was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (LL.D) by the University of Bath.
In 2003, Whittam Smith was made a CBE, picking up his honour at the same time as Sir Jagger. In the 2015 Brenda’s Birthday Honours List, he was made a Knight Bachelor “for public service, particularly to the Church of England”, and therefore granted the title sir. In July 2017, Sir was awarded the Canterbury Cross for Services to the Church of England by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Whittam Smith is President of Birkenhead School. Old boys worth mentioning are Tony Hall, DG of the BBC; David Thomas Gruffydd Evans, Baron Evans of Claughton, (9 February 1928-22 March 1992) was a solicitor and politician; William Wade, Baron Wade of Chorlton (born 1932), businessman, and Joint Treasurer of the Conservative Party, 1982–90; Donald Nicholls, Baron Nicholls of Birkenhead (born 1933), Vice-Chancellor, High Court of Justice, 1991–94, and Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 1994–2007.
The Indie on Sunday did finally dare publish on the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal, along with ‘Private Eye’ and ‘The Observer’. BBC and HTV also broadcast programmes… The Sindie published in Dec 1991, ‘The Observer’ in Sept 1992, TV programmes were screened in Sept and Nov 1992 and the Eye published in Jan 1993. Gordon Anglesey sued the arse off the Sindie, ‘The Observer’, the Eye and HTV for naming him as a senior police officer who had abused boys in care in Wrexham.
Gordon’s libel hearing opened at the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand on 14 Nov 1994. On 4 Nov 1994, Dafydd obtained his injunction against F and me from Liverpool High Court on the basis of extensive perjury – the MDU, Hempsons and the police all knew that perjury had been committed – and a complaint that F had some months previously blown a raspberry at him down the phone. Dafydd’s path to the injunction began days after F and I met with the Mental Health Act Commission and told them that Dafydd was sexually abusing patients and that serious complaints against him were not being investigated. Not only was our complaint not investigated but the Gwynedd Community Health Trust refused to make a record of it on the grounds that if they did, this would constitute libelling Dafydd.
On 6 Dec 1994, the libel jury returned a verdict in Anglesea’s favour and he was awarded nearly £400k in damages. My posts about the case ‘Y Gwir Yn Erbyn Y Byd’ and ‘Y Gwir Yn Erbyn Y Byd – A Few Additional Comments’ discuss why I think that George Carman, counsel for the defence, deliberately threw the case and lost. Carman was Of The Gang himself and had been for years; furthermore days after the Tories won the General Election in April 1992, the Brighton Firebomb killed five witnesses to the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal (see ‘The Silence Of The Welsh Lambs’)and I doubt that George wanted to be found dead. But Whittam Smith wouldn’t have wanted the Gang in north Wales exposed anyway…
Some two months after the case, Mark Humphreys, one of the men who had named Anglesey as his molester, was found dead, hanging from the stairwell of the block of flats in which he lived in Wrexham. ‘Suicide’. Supposedly because Mark was Upset that No-One Believed Him.
If you were like Mark or me, someone who just wouldn’t shut up about the Gang, you became very used to people Not Believing You. It wouldn’t cause you to kill yourself; being called a liar became part of our lives. After Bluglass trashed me in July 1989, the Gang had a field day. I could see what was going on – although I had no idea how serious it was or that they were ALL on board, indeed in business, with Dafydd – and for months after I was given hell by those we know and love. It simply made me determined to one day expose them because I had seen and experienced enough by then to know that a lot of people were actively lying re Dafydd, it wasn’t always a case of them not believing you…
In 2016, Gordon Anglesey was jailed for the historical abuse of boys in care in Wrexham. He died in prison months after being jailed, soon after I began this blog. Anglesey was given a big send off, his funeral was jammed with police officers past and present as well as members of the Methodist Church. The Methodists would have been there anyway because of their spiritual beliefs, but the members of the Police Federation do not all subscribe to those beliefs. See previous posts.
The few people who have gone to prison as a result of convictions for their part in Gwynne and Dafydd’s enterprise have a habit of being found dead in prison. Not just so many kids in care and Empowered Service Users (see post ‘Include Me Out’), but Peter Howarth, Frank Beck etc. Think about Jeffrey Epstein as well. They were all supposed to be closely guarded or even on suicide watch…
I know the MO. The Gang push victims and witnesses to their limit and make a note of how they attempt suicide, if they do get to that point. They very often step in at the last moment to save them, make a big thing of that, ensure that it is WRITTEN DOWN and then at a time convenient to the Gang, when the Gang have ostensibly retreated from the life of the target, the target is murdered, using the method that they had previous used when they were saved by the Gang. Ooh They Had A History Of That. Isn’t that right Mr Mike Williams of the Bryn Golau Peep Show? BTW, how did you kill Stephen Bagnall because I noticed the same process at work re Stephen as well… See ‘Hey, Hey DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’
If the target is a former drug user, it’s as easy as PIE. They are found dead from an overdose. Their friends can explain that no, they had definitely given up, but the Top Docs know how Manipulative, Clever and Deceitful drug users are. Particularly those who have lived near Lord Wyn Roberts as children or their own children to whom they might have said a few things.
See previous posts for info on the demises of Paula, her ex Michael Hutchence and Peaches.
I do hope that everyone who thought that concealing the criminal activities of some very dangerous Top Docs are pleased with themselves. Consider this: Cilla, Dale Winton, George Michael, Bryan Ferry’s first wife, Steve Strange and all the fashionistas including Isabella Blow, Alexander McQueen… They’re dropping like lemmings as indeed are some of the Top Docs themselves who might blab eg. Bodger, Prof Robert Owen… See previous posts.
Some of these people could have been expected to die but this lot at this rate??
Gordon Anglesea’s widow Sandra received Gordon’s police pension, although Gordon died as a convicted sex offender. This was due to an oversight on the part of Arfon Jones, the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales. Arfon was the junior bobby who in the 1970s used to drive Gordon Anglesea to the venues in Wrexham in which Anglesea molested kids. Arfon was instructed to leave Anglesey at the venues but not to collect him.
Arfon’s Deputy Commissioner is Ann Jones, a former psychiatric social worker. Ann Jones was the social worker who refused to section me in Bangor Police Station in Dec 1986 after Dafydd had me wrongly arrested and had told everyone that I Would Be Going To Denbigh. I found Ann very reasonable and I told her of my series of complaints about the mental health services and that I would not be intimidated into dropping them. I realise now that is probably why Ann left the cell and told Sgt Morgan outside that under no circumstances would she section me. Sgt Morgan argued with her and said that I was being held illegally, I hadn’t done anything and Dafydd had told the police that I would be ‘definitely going to Denbigh’. Ann left.
That was when Dafydd’s mate the bent GP Dr Shah then appeared in my cell, thrusting his belly in my face, bellowing at me… See ‘Hippocratic Oath Ore Hypocritic Oaf?’ and ‘How I Arrived At Denbigh’. Shah was most angry with Ann Jones…
When I subsequently tried to find out who the social worker who refused to section me was, Gwynedd Health Authority and the Mental Health Act Commission maintained that no social worker had been to see me that night in the cells and it was noted that I was Very Disturbed At The Time.
Years later, when I finally obtained my files, there were letters dated 1987 from the MHAC and Alun Davies to a number of third parties confirming that Ann Jones was the social worker who had seen me in the cell… One of those letters was to Bluglass BEFORE he held his July 1989 ‘investigation’, at which Bluglass reassured me that no social worker had visited me in the cells that night.
The son of a friend of Dr Shah told me decades later that Shah had raped a patient ‘and got away with it’. Shah and his wife got away with owning and running a dreadful Care Home in Bethesda too, Brig-y-Nant, in which residents were neglected and ill-treated. See previous posts…
Shah shared a GPs practice in Menai Bridge with the legendary Dr P.W. White, friend of D.G.E. Wood. Dr P.W. White’s son was sent to prison for major drugs offences some years ago, although the judge Showed Mercy when he received a letter from a Local Doctor confirming that the defendant was From A Good Family. The Local Doctor who wrote the letter to the judge was one Dr P. W. White, but the media didn’t name him.
Is it surprising that there are those of us who take the piss?
That event occurred when Lesley Griffiths Who Helps The Mums was Welsh Gov’t Health Minister. I was e mailing Lesley repeatedly re the threats and intimidation to which I was being subjected by the Gang, but Lesley never even replied. Lesley is the AM for Wrexham; she grew up near Wrexham and before she was an AM, she worked as a medical secretary in Wrexham Maelor Hospital, with responsibilities to Docs including whichever Doc treated STDs. So Lesley knows a Pathetic Shark even bigger than Lesley ie. Dafydd’s pal Dr Olwen Williams, Long Serving Pox Doc to the victims of the Gang. Olwen, now Vice-President of the Royal College of Physicians, starred in my post ‘More Hollywood Gossip’. After years typing up the lies that were told to explain why kids in care were contracting STDs, Lesley became a Wrexham Borough Councillor and although she was Nervous Speaking In Front Of All The Men, Lesley found that she could Help The Mums, so it was a career in politics for Lesley. See ‘History Repeats Itself, First As Tragedy, Second As Farce’.
Shah died not long after he initially starred on this blog.
When Gordon Anglesea died, he was planning an appeal against conviction. The Police Federation were supporting him, dosh had been raised and barristers had offered their services free of charge.
Ken Clarke – HERE – Dept of Health – DATES – Home Sec – Dates – throughout the North Wales Police investigation, 1990-92, into the existence of a possible paedophile ring in north Wales and Cheshire, during which the police found no evidence of such a thing. The Chief Constable of North Wales at the time David Owen (not THE David Owen, obviously) refused to co-operate with the investigation and the Home Office refused to compel him to do so. Neither would the Home Office force Owen to allow another Chief Constable to take over the investigation. So the coppers who even dared try to investigate found themselves a little hampered. Geoffrey Dear was appointed HM Inspector of Constabulary just as the investigation began; so he was out of the firing line as the corruption exploded in the West Midlands and in as an HM Inspector of Constabulary, just as David Owen refused to co-operate with the investigation into the paedophile ring that wasn’t.
I was arrested on the perjury of the Drs Francis in Dec 1990 and after being detained for days in Streatham Police Station with the bent coppers who boasted of their previous time with the North Wales Police and how they beat up the defendants and threw them in Llyn Ogwen – where young men were found drowned ‘after going swimming drunk’ on a few occasions – and if Geoffrey Davies the landlord of the Douglas Arms in Bethesda was on the bench (Geoff was a Tory and a Magistrate) ‘we’d always be OK’. See previous posts.
‘Ewe slaaaag Dafydd…’
See previous posts for info on Geoff, his son who was attending Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen and offered a scholarship to Eton – I kid you not – and starred with Geoff on TV in his capacity as another Welsh Speaking Wonderkid from North Wales. Geoff’s son, when he was older, became some sort of organ scholar or assistant organist at St Asaph Cathedral. The Eton-educated resident of Bethesda disappeared from public view when Hugh Davies, the former organist from St Asaph, was convicted of sexual abuse of his pupils. Hugh Davies was living in Cumbria by the time that he was nicked, but it transpired that there had been complaints when he was at St Asaph, 1985-98, that were not acted upon.
Aled himself of course was Discovered when a little old lady heard the songbird warbling away in Bangor Cathedral and just happened to put pen to paper to someone who knew record producers, media big wigs and everyone needed to launch Aled as a Superstar just when I wouldn’t shut up about Gwynne, when Mary Wynch was making her way to the Master Of The Rolls and Alison Taylor was bellyaching as well. See previous posts. Aled lived in Llandegfan, the same village as I did, a village on Anglesey popular with Top Docs and better paid NHS staff, as well as UNCW staff. And one of the policemen who knew that Dafydd unlawfully imprisoned me lived there, he was just around the corner from D.G.E. Wood’s house. See ‘Our Man In Llandegfan’.
Wood’s kids went to school with Aled Jones.
Dafydd grew up in Bethesda and had many partners in crime there.
Eton-educated Douglas Hurd, Home Secretary, Sept 1985-Oct 1989, was the nephew of Cambridge botanist Edred Henry Corner, who knew Prof Peter Greig-Smith of the Plant Biology Dept, UCNW; Greig-Smith lived in Llandegfan and, like Hurd, worked for the security services. See ‘Our Man In Llandegfan’.
The Lord Hurd of Westwell
|Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs|
26 October 1989 – 5 July 1995
|Prime Minister||Margaret Thatcher
|Preceded by||John Major|
|Succeeded by||Malcolm Rifkind|
2 September 1985 – 26 October 1989
|Prime Minister||Margaret Thatcher|
|Preceded by||Leon Brittan|
|Succeeded by||David Waddington|
|Secretary of State for Northern Ireland|
27 September 1984 – 2 September 1985
|Prime Minister||Margaret Thatcher|
|Preceded by||James Prior|
|Succeeded by||Tom King|
|Minister of State for Europe|
4 May 1979 – 9 June 1983
|Prime Minister||Margaret Thatcher|
|Preceded by||Office created|
|Succeeded by||Malcolm Rifkind|
|Member of Parliament
9 June 1983 – 1 May 1997
|Preceded by||Constituency created|
|Succeeded by||Shaun Woodward|
|Member of Parliament
for Mid Oxfordshire
28 February 1974 – 9 June 1983
|Preceded by||Constituency created|
|Succeeded by||Constituency abolished|
|Member of the House of Lords
13 June 1997 – 9 June 2016
Douglas Richard Hurd
8 March 1930
(m. 1960; div. 1982)
(m. 1982; died 2008)
|Relations||Anthony, Lord Hurd (father);
Sir Percy Hurd (grandfather)
|Alma mater||Eton College
Trinity College, Cambridge
In 1986, when Hurd was Home Secretary, F was fitted up by the North Wales Police for Class A drugs offences and arson; he was also punched in the face by a senior officer in the police station when he’d objected to the copper getting into the loo/shower with him. F was in Risley Remand Centre’s ‘hospital wing’ – full of Dafydd’s prisoners – and overheard what was probably a murder of a prisoner by the screws. When F was in Risley, he was visited by a detective from London who interviewed F about offences that F knew nothing about, became cross with F, called him a nutter and chucked him back into the cell. F subsequently spent a year in Denbigh, unlawfully…
After enduring Burnside and Roach talking in Cockney rhyming slang about Offences They Had Committed In Bethesda, I was driven to north Wales where I was charged with serious offences myself. Caernarfon Magistrates bailed me to live in London until the trial, which is how I ended up in Springfield Hospital. The charges against me were changing on a near daily basis – the Attorney General was Paddy Mayhew – and then sort of disappeared once I stated that I had no interest in returning to work with the aggressive loonies in Bodger’s team… Then I was told to go back to north Wales by Prof Nigel Eastman…
F – 1990
Geoffrey and Ken Clarke’s turf of Nottingham – the Gang – here – Olive Stevenson – Ann Craft – etc
me in Notts – Jennifer’s Diary –
Prof Bluglass owns Compton Verney, one of the finest art galleries in western Europe (see previous posts).
Discover the unique delights of Compton Verney, where there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 120 acres of stunning parkland and lake surround an award-winning art gallery, with a family friendly café and gift shop. Escape the everyday to wander through our historic ‘Capability’ Brown landscape, marvel at our world-class art exhibitions or have fun in our outdoor adventure playground.
Nothing suspicious here Sarge, you can pick up a fine art gallery quite cheaply these days if you know where to look. Bottoms Up!
Geoffrey Dear takes an active and regular part in the business of the House of Lords, speaking from the cross benches on home affairs, criminal justice, and rural affairs. Dear was appointed a Deputy Speaker and a Deputy Chairman of Committees in 2015 and was a member of the European Union Select Committee, 2011–2015, the Home Affairs Sub-Committee, 2008–2012, and the Economic and Financial Affairs Sub-Committee, 2011–2015. Since 2015 Geoffrey has been a member of the Privileges and Conduct Committee and the Works of Art Committee. In 2008 Geoffrey successfully led opposition in the House of Lords to defeat the Government’s intention to extend from 28 to 42 days the length of time that suspected terrorists could be held without charge. In 2012 Geoffrey successfully amended the Public Order Act 1986 so as to protect freedom of speech in public, and similarly defeated Government attempts in 2014 to lower the threshold test for the creation of ASBOs from conduct likely to cause “harassment, alarm or distress” to “nuisance or annoyance” – Bluglass stated in his July 1989 Report that I had caused ‘nuisance and annoyance’ to many people – which very effectively criminalised swathes of vulnerable people, including children. It was that which eventually drew attention to idiocies such as children with Tourette’s Syndrome being served with ASBOs or psych patients who kept trying to commit suicide in the same way eg. throwing themselves into the same lake.
It was after Brown and I published about this that a Mental Health Team arrived at my office at Bangor University and told me that they were very worried about me, I was working too hard and I needed to Rest. These were the people who until just months previously had repeatedly had me arrested, told me that they would refuse to treat me etc until I finally said oh just fuck off then, you have nothing to offer at all. They didn’t until I began publishing about their own practices. I subsequently found out that their Leader, Dr Richard Tranter, had documented on my medical records that I was being ‘bullied’ by my boss at Bangor University. I ordered Tranter to remove that comment because it wasn’t true. He refused. So the Registrar of Bangor University was given a statement by me explaining that I LIKED my boss PROFESSOR HOWARD DAVIES, I got on very well with Howard and I loved working with him.
Richard Tranter emigrated to New Zealand shortly after I made that statement. So for the record, if Richard is reading:
Sally Baker, Howard Davies, Graham Day and Marta Eichsteller were all good mates and loved working with each other. They didn’t bully each other, but they did notice the bizarre things going on around them and they had many a laugh at them. Marta in particular, being Sally’s friend and sharing an office with her, was gobsmacked at the conduct of a Mental Health Team who insisted on arriving at Sally’s office, thus obliging Marta to leave, when Sally kept asking them to just go away in view of the fact that previously they had flatly refused to support Sally in any way… Then Sally’s friends noted the three wrongful arrests that followed the re-appearance of the mental health services in Sally’s life
See previous posts for Richard Tranter-laffs and the deceitful double-dealing of Professor Catherine Robinson who discovered what was going on and made a deal with Tranter in order to extract funding to build her own Centre For Mental Health and Society and bag an appointment as a Welsh Gov’t Adviser. Catherine has now moved on to greater things and can be found at Manchester University, advising the UK Gov’t, as discussed in previous posts.
Criticising the absence of prior governmental consultation concerning the bill, Geoffrey Dear was a prominent opponent in the Lords to the Gov’t’s legislation to introduce same-sex marriage, proposing a “wrecking amendment” to the bill, which was defeated. Lord Geoffrey spoke of fear of “such opposition to homosexuals in general that the climate of tolerance and acceptance in this country that we have all championed … could well be set back by decades”. Dear asked for a commission to “call on the very best minds from the fields of theology, philosophy, sociology, jurisprudence and finance”, despite the risk of taking up “valuable parliamentary time” … “when so many other pressing matters demand our attention.”
How about calling on the minds of a few of your old mates then Lord Dear:
Geoffrey Dear is Deputy Lieutenant of Worcestershire, was Vice-Lord Lieutenant of that county, 1998-2001 and is an Honorary Bencher of Gray’s Inn. Geoffrey is a Fellow of UCL and an Honorary Fellow of Birmingham City University.
See posts ‘ ‘ and ‘ ‘ for details of why Michael Mansfield agreed to represent Dodi’s dad in the inquest into Dodi and Di’s death. Yes, it was directedly related to me and my grandpa’s Ancient Battle with Edward du Cann and Tiny Rowland…
I may not have time to blog about this, but now I know that not only did Tiny Rowland Own The World but that he owned the legal and medical establishment as well, I’m intrigued as to why he was prevented from buying up Harrods, thus allowing Dodi’s dad to do so which incurred Tiny’s Wrath… Who was brave enough to chuck a spanner in Tiny’s works? I previously wondered if dear old Peter Hain might have had something to do with that, Peter being C, knowing Rhodesia and South Africa and knowing what suffering Tiny was causing in that part of the world as well as everywhere else…
Readers’ clues would be appreciated.
Paul Bates was in hot pursuit of Brown again in the autumn of 1996. The Jillings investigation into the abuse of children in the care of Clwyd County Council reported in Spring 1996; legal advice provided to Clwyd C C’s insurers Municipal Mutual (they also insured the North Wales Police) by Cherie and Miranda’s mate Max Beloff QC resulted in the Report being totally suppressed. See ‘It’s A Piece Of Cake…’ The Hague announced that there would be a Public Inquiry into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal in May 1996 and named Ronnie Waterhouse as the Chair in Sept 1996. Bates didn’t find out where Brown was, in spite of Bates’s frantic activity.
Bates swung into action whenever Brown gave evidence to the Authorities of Dafydd’s wrongdoing and it looked as though someone might have to pretend to investigate.
The West Midlands Police knew how dangerous Paul Bates still was when the Chief Constable of that force was Sir Ron Hadfield, who had been appointed Chief Constable to Clean Up in the wake of the appalling corruption of the Freemason-heavy West Midlands Serious Crime Squad, who were on good terms with the North Wales Police and fitted up Ali Khan from Caernarfon, as discussed in previous posts.
Ron Hadfield served as one of the advisers to the Waterhouse Inquiry re questioning the witnesses. Sir Ron and his men were brought in to reassure everyone that the job wasn’t being done by the North Wales Police… See post ‘ ‘.
It was Mrs Mills – a member of Middle Temple, as was Ronnie Waterhouse, Greville Janner and Paddy Mayhew, all good friends of Gwynne and Dafydd – who as DPP ensured that the files relating to the Birmingham Six who were framed by the West Midlands Serious Crime Squad were embargoed for so long that the grandchildren of the Birmingham Six will be dead by the time the files are accessible. No charges were ever brought against members of the West Midlands Serious Crime Squad; the Squad was disbanded and the crooks that constituted it retired on generous police pensions. See eg. ‘A Future Leader Of The Labour Party?’.
Another of Ronnie Waterhouse’s advisers was Adrianne Jones, the former Director of the City of Birmingham Social Services when all those kids from Birmingham were sent to children’s homes in north Wales. Adrianne had acted as an adviser re kids in care in Wales before that, so they invited her back again to help the two Ronnies. As well as holding the usual roles on numerous children’s charidees, Adrianne retired to Abergavenny in Wales, near Baroness Eirene White’s home. See eg. ‘ ‘ for info on Adrianne.
Mrs Mills was of course married to John, the multimillionaire donor to New Labour; John’s brother is David who was married to Tessa Jowell. David was mates with Silvio and avoided prison on a technicality after accepting a bribe from Silvio. In Sept 2018 Theresa May’s Secretary of State for Justice David Gauke announced that Mrs Mills’ daughter Caroline Corby would be the new Chair of the Parole Board.
Previous members of the Parole Board have included Robert Bluglass, Colin Berry and David Mawson. They all arrived on the Parole Board after they gave Dafydd et al a helping hand in the wake of my complaints. Mrs Mills was appointed a member of the Parole Board in 1990.
See previous posts for info re the Parole Board, Caroline Corby et al.
Info has come into the blog alleging that Mrs Mills was appointed as DPP in 1992 as a result of a deal done over me. I am flattered, I didn’t know the CPS cared, I had thought that it was only health and welfare staff and a few judges who bagged jobs as a result of me. I’ve been told that the deal came with a Cunning Plan ie. for the Top Docs of Springfield – Mr Big of Springfield being St Helena’s mate Prof Nigel Eastman (see previous posts) – to ensure that I returned to north Wales and then the Gang would fit me up…
I’ll wait for my letter of thanks from Caroline Corby, because she only landed her job because she was Mrs Mills’ daughter.
Nigel Eastman is a barrister as well as a Top Doc and can be found advertising himself on the website of the Chambers at 33 Bedford Row:
Nigel is Emeritus Professor of Law and Ethics in Psychiatry in the University of London and an Honorary Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist in the National Health Service. He holds the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Science, Doctor of Medicine, is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and is a non-practising Member of the Bar, being called in Gray’s Inn in 1976.
Mars-Jones – who worked for the security services – was a member of Gray’s Inn, as is St Helena and Michael Mansfield. As is Lord Justice Malcom Pill, who as Sir Malcolm Pill presided over the High Court case in Cardiff in May 1990, which Gwynedd Health Authority brought against me yet Sir Malcolm said nothing about the extensive perjury or the evidence of serious crime on the part of the Gang that was before him. David Waddington, the Home Secretary at the time who had a hand in it all, was a member of er Gray’s Inn. See ‘The Bitterest Pill’.
He has extensive experience of clinical forensic psychiatry, assessing and treating patients with severe mental disorders who have committed serious offences and/or who are facing serious criminal charges. He has also carried out research and published widely on the relationship between law and psychiatry, including being first author of The Oxford Handbook of Forensic Psychiatry (Oxford University Press, 2012).
Nigel has been an advisor to the Law Commission, most recently being a member of the Criminal Law Advisory Working Party of the Commission in connection with its work in producing reports on the Law of Murder (2006) and Expert Evidence (2011), and currently concerning “unfitness to plead” and “insanity”. He has other substantial experience of conducting work on public policy in relation to law and psychiatry. For example, he was a member of the Mental Health and Disability Committee of the Law Societybetween 1989 and 2012, is a member of the executive of the Forensic Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and was for 10 years chairman of the Law Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Nigel has given evidence to parliamentary select committees on law and psychiatry, most recently the Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Committee addressing the then draft Mental Health Bill, which Committee publishedits findings in 2006, and the Public Bill Committee addressing the Mental Health (Amendment) Bill, now Act 2007. He was previously a founder member of the Clinical Disputes Forum, established by Lord Woolf, then Master of the Rolls,
See previous posts for info on Lord Woolf
to improve the litigation process in clinical negligence cases, including in relation to expert medical evidence.
Nigel has extensive experience of acting as an expert witness in both criminal and civil proceedings, in this jurisdiction and in the jurisdictions of other countries. This includes conducting assessments in relation to approximately 400 murder cases over the past 30 years, cases, often being high-profile in nature. He has provided evidence to criminal courts in England and Wales at all levels, for both the defence and Crown, as well asto the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in relation to Commonwealth cases and to courts at all levels within other jurisdictions. In relation to expert witness work, he is a founder member, and head, of Forensic Psychiatry Chambers.
He has lectured to the judiciary, including for the Judicial College, in relation to new statutory provisions for “diminished responsibility” and “loss of control”. He is an expert member of the Foreign Secretary’sInternational Death Penalty Panel.
Nigel Eastman received a letter from his colleague at St George’s/Springfield Robin Jacobson in Jan 1991 telling Nigel that Dafydd was sexually abusing patients and that Robin suspected that Tony Francis was as well. AFTER receiving the letter, Nigel told me to go back to north Wales because Dafydd was my doctor and they knew me there. I was ‘discharged from the care of’ Robin, Nigel et al with no job, nowhere to live and no income. See previous posts eg. ‘Some Very Eminent Doctors From London…’
Nigel Eastman is Emeritus Professor of Law and Ethics in Psychiatry, Honorary Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, St George’s University of London.
WHY is Nigel still in business??
Mrs Mills was Director of the SFO, 1990-92, during investigations of Barlow Clowes, Blue Arrow, Cap’n Bob’s Mirror Group, and Polly Peck. See previous posts for details, including of helpful Expert Top Docs who provided Independent Opinions. Mrs Mills served as a legal assessor for the GMC and GDC; so Mrs Mills was probably one who declared certain Top Docs and dentists to be ill when they faced questions. Dafydd has availed himself of this offer in the past, as did Tony Francis. During Mrs Mills’ time as Director of the SFO, the SFO was investigating a company set up Mrs Mills’ brother-in-law David Mills, then husband of Labour Cabinet Minister Tessa Jowell, in connection with bribery allegations against Silvio Berlusconi, but declined to investigate Mills himself. David Mills was later found guilty of accepting a cash bribe from Berlusconi, but the conviction was quashed by Italy’s Supreme Court of Cassation.
The CEO of the Parole Board is Martin Jones, but I don’t think that it is THE Martin Jones. THE Martin Jones was appointed as the Top Man with regard to External Investigations in NHS Wales after the NHS in the region of north Wales for which Martin had long been responsible fell off the cliff. As one of the Hergest patients did when Martin was CEO of the NW Wales NHS Trust, that incident being one in a series of Hergest tragedies and scandals in the space of months about which Martin received a stiff letter from The Powers That Be. So of course Martin would end up as the Top Man re NHS investigations in Wales.
JOHN KNOX a Chartered Accountant, is a consultant to the litigation support division of Pannell Kerr Forster. He was the Deputy Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) from October 1990 to May 1996,
responsible for overseeing the operations of the 85 lawyers and financial investigators employed by the office. His areas of expertise include investigating complex cases and the direction of detailed investigations, and liaison with barristers and police.
Cap’n Bob went overboard on 5 Nov 1990. Geoffrey Howe resigned as Thatch’s Deputy PM on 1 Nov 1990 and followed it up with his famous resignation speech on 13 Nov 1990, that was the death blow to Thatch. Howe served as Lord President of the Council while he was Deputy PM and was appointed as Lord President of the Council on 24 July 1989. The post of Lord President of the Council brings with it the role of Visitor to UCNW.
The investigation aka cover-up Chaired by Bluglass into my complaint about Dafydd was held in July 1989. Bluglass submitted his Report in Aug 1989. Some weeks before July 1989, Tony Francis had begun organising the Case Conference that was Chaired by his mate Dr Chris Hunter in Nov 1989 that resulted in Hunter declaring me to be dangerous, homicidal, in need of banging up in Broadmoor with Mr Savile and Hunter offered to prepare a Court Report stating this. I was not facing any charges at the time, neither did I know that this Case Conference was going to take place; the first that I knew about it was some four years ago when I acquired further copies of old medical files of mine. I was at work, with Bodger’s team in St George’s when the Case Conference took place in north Wales.
I had never heard of Chris Hunter until I read those files a few years ago, I had never heard of some of those who had given evidence re me at the Case Conference. Two of the people who gave evidence re me were Gwynedd social workers Jackie Brandt and Keith Fearns. I had only met Brandt once by then, that was when she unlawfully detained me in a psych ward at Ysbyty Gwynedd in Aug 1986. I had never heard of Keith Ferns at that point. Jackie and Keith perjured themselves in the High Court in Feb 1990 and then again on 10 July 1990 in an attempt to have me imprisoned. See ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’ and ‘The Bitterest Pill’. Jackie perjured herself yet again in Bangor Magistrates Court in the summer of 1993 in a case against F and I. My documents show that in all those cases, the lawyers involved as well as the judges and magistrates knew that perjury was being committed, as did the MDU and the BMA.
See ‘The Night Of The Dr Chris Hunter’.
Tony Francis gave evidence to Bluglass’s investigation in July 1989, although Tony Francis had not been named in that complaint and I was not told that he had given evidence; I only found out when I read the Report. Tony Francis’s former boss from Manchester University, Prof Ian Brockington, was a colleague of Bluglass’s in the Dept of Psychiatry at Birmingham University. Brockington relocated from Manchester to Birmingham in 1984, at about the time that I had been referred to Francis. Tony Francis knew the Windbags; the Windbags knew George Thomas.
Although Bluglass Chaired the investigation into my complaint, the ‘Independent Professional Review’ to give it the proper title was organised by Prof Robert Owen, Prof of Surgery at Liverpool Medical School, who doubled up as the Medical Ombudsman appointed by the Welsh Office. Owen was a longstanding mate of Gwynne and Dafydd, trained at Guy’s and was still good mates with them at Guy’s and loyal to them.
Previous posts have discussed how the BMA were desperate to get rid of Thatch. They loathed her and the charge was led by Dr John Marks, Chairman of the BMA, who was also a barrister. Before Bodger offered me the job at St George’s, I worked for a year (Spring 1988-Spring 1989) with John Marks’s brother Vincent Marks, in Vincent’s CRC team at Surrey University. Previous posts (eg. ‘Reports Of Death Were Greatly Exaggerated’ and ‘Apocalypse Now’) discussed the research fraud, plagiarism, deceit etc on behalf of Vincent’s team and their colleagues that I only found out about years later.
Prof Tim McElwain was found dead after one big fraud by Vincent’s mates was exposed in 1990, that particular fraud involving Peter Maguire, a psychiatrist friend of Tony Francis, who had been given CRC funding to turn himself into a cancer researcher just after I began working for the CRC. One of my colleagues in Vincent’s team in Surrey University, Anthea Hardcastle, was from Cricieth and two of her closest friends, Griff and Sue, were the Principal Biochemist at Ysbyty Gwynedd and his wife. Another colleague of mine at Surrey – my immediate boss – was Dr Wynne Aherne, who came from Carmarthenshire and, like Anthea, was still very closely networked to Wales.
While I was working at Surrey, Tony Francis and the Gang were receiving free advice from the BMA re how to refuse to investigate my complaints and fit me up for offences that they knew had not been committed.
Bodger’s lot at St George’s were running the south London part of Dafydd’s business and previous posts have provided details of the names of the Top Docs and social workers involved. Bodger was Welsh himself, his dad was the Secretary to the Lord Mayor of Cardiff; Bodger went to Llandaff Cathedral School and Cowbridge Grammar before studying at UCL. Lord Woolf studied at UCL and I think knew Bodger. Prof Eric Sunderland, Principal of UCNW, 1984-94, completed his PhD at UCL. The psychologists at UCL were also facilitating organised abuse. Sir William Asscher, Dean of St George’s, 1988-96, had spent most of the middle years of his career in Cardiff, where he was one of the senior medics concealing Dafydd and Gwynne’s ring, in particular George Thomas’s role in it.
John Marks, Bodger and Brave Wendy really wanted to get rid of the Tories altogether but the Labour Party was in such a mess that they contented themselves with getting rid of Thatch. It was they who were the real power behind Geoffrey Howe; the Toppest of the Top Docs on the London scene got together with the BMA and Heseltine and Howe were brought on board. Most of them hated each other, but Ollie Brooke had been jailed, Frank Beck and Greville Janner were under investigation, the police were conducting further investigations on Bodger’s manor and the facilitators and beneficiaries of the Westminster Paedophile Ring were very anxious indeed. I was refusing to shut up and Brown had supplied evidence. Richard Bentall was working as a clin psy with Dafydd et al; Bentall’s dad Prof Hugh Bentall was the wealthy surgeon who virtually ran Hammersmith Hospital. Richard Bentall was married to the daughter of Eifion Jones, the Dean of Science at UCNW. William Mars-Jones was President of UCNW.
Geoffrey Howe received his orders after the huge conspiracy had been planned. By the time Geoffrey had made his speech in the Commons, the Drs Francis had already been in discussion with the MDU re demanding my imprisonment on the basis of yet more perjury. I was arrested in London just after Thatch resigned as PM.
Previous posts (and comments following this one) discuss how David Kirke, the founder member of the Oxford Dangerous Sports Club as well as a lying conman, went into ‘hiding’ from the police in 1990; Kirke was actually in Somerset with his mates from Bridgy whom he had targeted and befriended in 1987 and when he wasn’t actually with them, he was in regular contact with them and they knew where he was. The police and the Radio 4 investigative programme ‘Face The Facts’ were ringing Kirke’s mates in Somerset asking where he was; they rolled around laughing and denied all knowledge. They were the same people who were in contact with the Gang, providing ‘evidence’ re my Insanity and Dangerousness. I was arrested on the perjury of the Gang weeks after Kirke’s activities were exposed on Radio 4. My house and phone were bugged at the time, as were the houses and phones of my friends.
John Waite and ‘Face the Facts’ could have done a rather more hard hitting doc than they did; Waite made a comment about Kirke’s ‘very loyal friends’ (it was the Bridgy contingent) who wouldn’t reveal his whereabouts and the perception of the loyal ones themselves was that this was all a bit of a laugh, ‘there was Indiana Jones music playing during that programme, no-one is that bothered about Kirke’. It was my father who sat through it all saying ‘Kirke is a conman, he is targeting people and cheating them’. Yes, that was exactly what he was doing and Kirke knew that my father loathed him so Kirke happily dropped in whenever he felt like it and hung around to intimidate father.
Kirke did go to prison in the end but a helpful Top Doc’s report ensured that the sentence was a light one.
While ‘Face the Facts’ didn’t work too hard at finding Kirke, my friend was being gradually forced out of his career at the er BBC. He worked in the drama commissioning dept, had refused to take a bribe and of course was friends with me. One of his colleagues was Jonathan Miller’s son, William. Michael Grade was already after the blood of that friend and the girl whom he later married and Jack McConnell, who knew them both from their time at Stirling University, was doing very nicely out of dirty deals with unpleasant people as well.
Don’t tell me that John Waite and the BBC ‘couldn’t find’ Kirke…
At the time, Marmaduke Hussey was Chairman of the BBC, having been personally appointed by Thatch. Hussey’s wife, Lady Susan Hussey, was Lady-in-Waiting to Brenda and Godmother to Prince William. Peter Morrison’s sister Dame Mary Morrison was Woman-of-the-Bedchamber to Brenda. See previous posts. Peter Morrison was appointed as PPS to Thatch on 23 July 1990, thirteen days after Brandt et al perjured themselves in Chester Court in an attempt to have me imprisoned. On 24 July 1990, administrators from Clwyd Health Authority rang Andrew Park, the crooked lawyer at the Welsh Office and told him that I had rung the North Wales Hospital and threatened an Angel. There was no evidence that I had done this, so Park provided Clwyd Health Authority with detailed instructions re how to create the ‘proof’ that I was threatening staff. See ‘The Bitterest Pill’…
Previous posts explained how John Cole of the BBC knew about the whole conspiracy throughout 1990; not only was John Cole hondoobtedly a duplicitous toady – Cole had the dirt on N Ireland and Kincora – but Cole was undergoing a course of medical treatment that ensured regular visits to Bodger’s mates. Cole even knew about me throughout my time at St George’s… It was Cole’s cosy relationship with the Top Docs (and the security services) that was the key to Cole’s Amazing Perception re political Events.
John Cole received the Royal Television Society’s Journalist of the Year award in 1991. The year that my friend was unlawfully dismissed from the RTS…
John Cole died on 7 Nov 2013, as it all kicked off with Operation Pallial and the Macur Review. Tony Francis had been found dead in 2012 and I’ve been told that Francis was hondootedly the Source of some of Cole’s Insights.
Geoffrey Howe was a very good mate of Ronnie Waterhouse, they had met as young barristers and formed a lifelong friendship. The two families went on holiday together and when Howe landed big Cabinet posts, Waterhouse was a guest at Howe’s official residences.
Howe’s wife Elspeth is a relative of Camilla.
A group of scheming old fools who were held over a barrel by a cartel of Top Docs:
Howe retired from the House of Commons in 1992 and was made a life peer on 30 June 1992 as Baron Howe of Aberavon. Following his retirement from the Commons, Howe took on a number of Non-Executive Directorships in business and advisory posts in law and academia, including as international political adviser to the US law firm Jones Day, a Director of GlaxoSmithKline and J. P. Morgan, and visitor at SOAS, University of London.
Patrick Vallance, with whom I worked as St George’s, was subsequently headhunted by GSK as one of their international bigwigs. When Theresa was PM, she appointed Patrick as the Gov’t Chief Scientist. Sir Patrick as he now is trained at St George’s, worked there as both a Top Doc and a pharmacologist and knew about the serious criminality of his colleagues. Patrick was a big mate of Sir Salvador Moncada, who Patrick told everyone, including me, was a ‘Spanish pharmacologist’. Moncada is actually a former guerrilla leader from El Salvador who fled to London; he had qualified in El Salvador but was far too busy fighting in a civil war to do much pharmacology. So how Moncada managed to bag himself ID papers and a job as a pharmacologist in Sir John Vane’s lab in London I’d be interested to know. I also suspect that Moncada is not using his real name. Brown observed some while ago that he never knew who was writing Moncada’s papers, but it wasn’t Moncada. See ‘A Trebant That Wants To Be A Ferrari…’.
Geoffrey Howe published his autobiography in 1994, the year in which: Peter Howarth was jailed for 10 years for abusing boys in care in north Wales and took the rap for Numerous Unidentified Others;John Smith suddenly and unexpectedly keeled over and died and couldn’t be saved even by Bart’s finest although they were Ah wonderful; Miranda became PM, Miranda who’s dad and mate Ernest Armstrong were among many who colluded with Gwynne and Dafydd’s partner ring in the North East from where Peter Howarth had relocated to north Wales in 1972; the Mental Health Act Commission admitted to F and I that they had received many complaints about Dafydd sexually abusing patients and as long ago as the 1960s, but then failed to investigate our allegation of this nature; Dafydd obtained an injunction from Liverpool High Court against F and I on the basis of planted evidence, extensive perjury, a discussion about his own anus and a complaint that F had blown a raspberry down the phone at Dafydd months previously. 1994 was also the year in which the big research fraud perpetrated by Bodger and Malcolm Chamberlain at St George’s was exposed… See ‘Now Then…’
Edward du Cann, the business partner and friend of Tiny Rowland, mentioned in his autobiography that he (du Cann) was a good friend of Peter Walker. Walker went back to the 1950s with Tory members of the Gang, including David Hunt and Beata Brookes. Walker was Thatch’s Energy Secretary, June 1983-June 1987, appointed to use his detailed knowledge of those who had colluded with the Gang to defeat the NUM (see ‘Holding the Country To Ransom – Part I’. Walker was, I am told, also valued for his advice re the problem that was Brown and I. After the NUM had been flattened and everyone wondered why there had not been effective opposition from the Windbag, Walker served as Welsh Secretary, June 1987-May 1990. Just look at the criminality that blossomed under him… On Brenda’s Secret Service… See ‘Holding the Country To Ransom – Part II’.
Wyn Roberts’ autobiography discusses Wyn’s good friendship with Lord Brecon aka David Vivian Penrose Lewis. Lord Brecon is discussed in previous posts; he was a rural Councillor from south Wales who was suddenly given the position of Minister of State for Welsh Affairs by Macmillan in Dec 1957 and just months later a peerage. Lord Brecon remained as Minister of State for Welsh Affairs until 1964, when Goronwy Roberts, the Labour MP for Caernarfon, Feb 1950-Feb 1974 (and yet another member of the Gang), succeeded him under Jim Griffiths, Secretary of State in the newly created Welsh Office, with the advent of Harold Wilson becoming PM. Goronwy’s early life explains why he was such a good mate of Dafydd, who grew up in Bethesda.
Roberts was from Bethesda, where his father was an elder of the Presbyterian Church of Wales. He was educated at Ogwen Grammar School, Bethesda and UCNW. Later Roberts attended the University of London and was appointed a Fellow of the University of Wales in 1938. While at UCNW, Roberts, together with Harri Gwynn, was one of the founders of Mudiad Gwerin, a nationalist left-wing pressure group.
Roberts served in the British Army in 1940-41 and in the TA until 1944. From 1941 until 1944 he worked as Youth Education Officer for Caernarfonshire and in 1944 was appointed lecturer in youth leadership at the University College of Swansea…. Goronwy Roberts lost his seat in Feb 1974 to Gwynne and Dafydd’s other mate Dafydd Wigley. Goronwy was elevated to the Lords, becoming Lord Goronwy-Roberts. Goronwy was Deputy Leader of the Lords, 1975-79. In 1979, the year in which Dafydd unlawfully imprisoned Mary Wynch, such was the chaos at UCNW that Dafydd Wigley demanded that Shirl, as Sunny Jim’s Education Secretary, hold a Public Inquiry into Sir Charles Evans’s mismanagement of UCNW. Shirl refused, because she’d been on board with the Gang for years, but it was just as well for Wigley that Shirl did refuse because Sir Charles cocked up as a result of him being mates with Gwynne, Dafydd et al, who were er mates with Dafydd Wigley.
The poor old Gang, just as at present when they are desperately casting their net around trying to find a scapegoat for the disgusting state of the NHS in north Wales, in 1979 the spectre of Mr Thrope and his wife Miriam loomed large and panic gripped the Gang.
Not that they could even carry out a simple murder plot without cocking the whole thing up…
See previous posts eg. ‘Slaves, Perfect Slaves’ for Goronwy Roberts.
There was bafflement and outrage at Lord Brecon’s entry into High Society and he was of course unable to carry out the roles assigned to him. It isn’t mentioned anywhere that Lord Brecon Making It Big was directly related to his knowledge of Gwynne and Dafydd’s activities, although which event specifically gave Lord Brecon his big break just months after Dafydd qualified as a Top Doc I’ve yet to discover.
Lord Brecon’s good fortune remained in the family. His daughter Rosalind Helen Penrose Lewis aka Lindy married Leolin Price QC – from Talybont-on-Usk, like Lord Brecon – who became a Camden-based lawyer. Among other things, Leolin advised the Maastricht rebels who gave John Major such problems. Leolin, along with Sunny Jim’s wife Audrey, was a Governor of Great Ormond Street Hospital and dealt with the legal minutiae re Raising Money for GOSH. There was organised abuse at GOSH at the time, including that starring Jimmy Savile and despite the denials of the NHS, this was known.
Leolin’s adventure with the Maastricht Rebels involved Mystic Mogg and Leolin, together with David Pannick QC with financial backing from Sir Jams Goldsmith; they unsuccessfully applied for a judicial review in an attempt to stop the Maastricht Treaty of July 1993. They were busy when Jackie Brandt was perjuring herself in the direction of F and I and when F’s baby was placed with the predators with two known child abusers in the family and when people were given goodies in return for lying about F. Many of those involved were the likes of Gwynedd County Councillor Dafydd Orwig, who went back to the Olden Days with Goronwy-Roberts, Dafydd Wigley, Ioan Bowen Rees, Gwynne, Dafydd and the bent coppers. See eg. ‘Thought For The Day’.
Leolin was a member of Lincoln’s Inn a la Lord Denning, George Carman, Cherie and Miranda.
Leolin was an alumnus of Keble College a la Peter Morrison and Keith Best…
Leolin was a Tory, but always happy to help others; he acted for Arthur Scargill in the 1980s – as did Michael Mansfield – and in 1982 he acted for Harriet Harman during the spat that resulted from Harriet improperly leaking documents to a journo when she was Legal Director of the NCCL, who were associated with paedophiles rights groups. As part of the spat, Harriet won a case in the European Court of Human Rights against MI5 who had tapped her phone. Harriet, they tapped mine as well and unlike you I wasn’t helping a gang of sex offenders, I was targeted by them. I am still waiting for my dosh from MI5 and for the Royalties for the porn in which I starred without my knowledge in the Bryn Golau Peep Show.
Leolin, having an international law practice, also advised clients in New South Wales and the Bahamas.
From the early 1980s, Lindy and Leolin occupied Moor Park, a grand house near Crickhowell, but they were also very much still part of the Camden crowd.
Lindy’s career was even more impressive than Leolin’s; Lindy knew my posh relative Veronica, wife of Lord Gnome. See ‘Lord Gnome, My Distant Relative By Marriage…’
After Cheltenham Ladies College and a French university, Lindy worked at Conservative Central Office, then at the Office of the British Consulate General in New York. She was a prison visitor for Holloway, 1964-74 and during that time, Lindy ‘became the godmother of a baby born in prison who was later adopted’. Oh God, I know what sort of mess Lindy will have been concealing when she became a godmother to the baby of a Poor Cow.
Lindy helped more Poor Cows as a member of the Parole Board, 1969-74 and she served on the Inner London Probation Committee, 1971-79. See ‘Only One Died’ for an account of the criminality and corruption that raged within the Probation Service, including in Inner London, all of whom were on board with Dafydd. Lindy became a member of the Board of Visitors to HMP Brixton in 1972 and was appointed Chairman in 1976. Who’s friends ran HMP Brixton? Three guesses… Brixton is near the Maudsley…
There was no stopping Lindy. In 1977 she wrote the Conservative Party pamphlet ‘The Proper Use Of Prisons’ when she sat on the NACRO Committee, of which she became Vice-Chair. Lindy was a member of NACRO from 1974-79. NACRO were Of The Gang as previously discussed.
In 1965 Lindy became a member of the Griffin Society which runs Stockdale House and being Lindy became Secretary, Vice-Chair and Chair of the Griffin Society. Lindy set up Kelly House, a bail hostel for Wimmin.
Lindy of course made healthcare her business as well. She was a member of the Maternity Services Advisory Committee, 1981-84. Readers of my age will remember the huge dissatisfaction with maternity services at the time, which was milked by Brave Wendy and her fellow people traffickers when they stage-managed their civil war in 1985-86 (see eg. ‘This Is A Nightmare For All Of Us’). Lindy was also a lay member of the Midwifery Committee of the UK Central Council, 1983-88, which ensured that dangerous, abuse midwives remained in post, including in senior posts, while any midwife brave enough to raise concerns about the outrages which were virtually routine would be out of the profession amidst lurid headlines accusing them of bizarre and dangerous activities themselves. Lindy was on that Committee when one of Bodger’s junior docs at St George’s effectively killed a patient with eclampsia, but Bodger’s subsequent investigation blamed the midwife because the junior doc didn’t have the support needed from their senior colleagues and Bodger could have been in serious shit there. The midwives told me all about it, which caused Great Concern among my colleagues re me being ‘friends with the midwives who are all really thick especially the black ones’.
In 1986, Old Nick Edwards – on who’s watch as Welsh Secretary the Bryn Golau Peep Show was designed and built cheaply and rapidly with bugger all facilities but cameras relaying porn footage of patients back to the voyeurs who then shared it (see previous posts for the history of the hastily erected Bryn Golau Ward aka the Medium Secure Unit which was the Peep Show) – asked Lindy to become Chair of Powys District Health Authority. Geoffrey Howe’s wife Elspeth sat on one of Lindy’s Committees there! In 1992, Powys District Health Authority became Powys Health Care NHS Trust, although Lindy remained Chair until 1996.
After Lindy had departed, scandals – particularly the death of Sylvan Money as discussed in previous posts – revealed that Powys NHS was in a very, very sorry state. Kirsty Williams, a local MP and at the time Leader of the Welsh Lib Dems, knew about it and had literally walked away after Sylvan’s parents confronted her. It was that which caused me to be so rude about Kirsty for so long. I can understand now that Kirsty didn’t want to be found dead and she has children who could be targeted, but Kirsty did not need to share platforms with the BMA and tell the world that the Doctors they were Ah wonderful.Powys NHS has still not recovered.
After concealing the shit in Powys NHS – including staff who were illiterate and could not read the notes of patients as well as staff who went shopping while on duty, including when on duty watching suicidal patients – in 1996 The Hague at the Welsh Office appointed Lindy as Chair of Gwent Health Authority. It was the year of the Jillings Report that was such dynamite that Michael Beloff QC totally suppressed it and the year that The Hague announced that Ronnie would be Chairing the forthcoming Inquiry into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. Just as The Hague did that, F and I were arrested on the perjury of Angel Bridget Lloyd…
We were acquitted days after Ronnie began his Inquiry in Jan 1997, but no, we were not going to receive an apology and furthermore Tony Francis just yelled at F when F said ‘NOT GUILTY TONY, THE TRUTH CAME OUT IN COURT’ and Alun Davies snapped ‘Some things never change’ when I called out to him ‘Not guilty Mr Davies, where’s the apology?’ Weeks before the trial, Francis had prepared a Court Report recommending that WHEN we were found guilty in Jan 1997, F should be put on probation and I should be sent to a secure unit…
See ‘Error Of Judgement?’ for details of the whole criminal farce and for the even more criminal farce of the ‘suicide’ of Ann Hills, Lord Snowdon’s mistress, days before Ronnie got going with his Inquiry, while Lord Snowdon and his other mistress, Dafydd and Gwynne’s mate Marjorie Wallace (see ‘One Dangerous Fucker’) transformed themselves into disability campaigners and toured the UK.
The Hague is a man who benefited greatly from John Major’s problems with the Maastricht rebels, who were supported by Lindy’s husband. Or bastards as Major referred to them. None of you were very pleasant though were you Major?
Lindy’s career and her reputation blew up in her face in 1998 while she was Chair of Gwent Health Authority. The gory details are difficult to find but when Lindy plopped her clogs in 1999 – she was gone within days of Ioan Bowen Rees and just a few months after William Mars-Jones Passed Over – Old Nick penned Lindy’s obit for the Indie and expressed horror that an undisclosed ‘senior management problem’ in Gwent Health Authority left poor Lindy’s reputation in tatters, Lindy being unfairly pilloried in the press and after a lifetime of service to Poor Cows as well, tch tch the ungrateful wretches
Lindy was dead the following year. No doubt the Doctors they were Ah wonderful.
Other Great Ideas of Lindy’s included being Chair of the Welsh Breast Screening Advisory Group aka Breast Test Wales – yes, of course there have been complaints and untoward incidents but no, you will not hear anything about it. I did because I am not afraid to say to Wimmin I know ‘Christ I wouldn’t go in THERE’ as we walk past the mobile caravan plonked in a supermarket car park urging passing Wimmin to get their tits out, and thus people tell me their Bizarre Experiences because they are in no danger of me calling them a frigid old cow or accusing them of Lying To Get Compensation.
Men! If a gang of sex offenders park a caravan outside a Tesco near you and invite you to go within and get your bits out, do say no and don’t listen to any shite about the deleterious consequences of Bottling Things Up and Not Sharing.
They’re cheats, frauds and criminals and more than a few are seriously twisted with an unhealthy interest in the sex organs (and lives) of other people…
Lindy was also a member of the Social Services Advisory Committee
of the DHSS, High Sheriff of Powys, 1997-98, a member of the Wales Regional Council of the Red Cross,
Chair of the Fabric Advisory Committee of Brecon Cathedral and a churchwarden of Llanbedr Church.
Lindy received a CBE in 1994.
Lindy’s mum Lady Mabel Brecon – who sat as a JP in Breconshire
– outlived Lindy’s dad (Lord Brecon died in Oct 1976 as the Mr Thrope shitstorm brewed away but hadn’t come to the attention of the public) as well as Lindy herself. Lady Brecon died in her early 90s in Sept 2005, two months after I finished my PhD and upset so many people.
The problems in Gwent Health Authority will have been substantial, too much for Lindy the Master Of Concealing Shit to conceal, if only because Dr Elinor Kapp had been employed as a child psychiatrist in Gwent (as well as in Powys) for years. Elinor was a mate of George Thomas and was married to Prof Kenneth Rawnsley, a mate of Dafydd and Gwynne’s from Rawnsley’s days at Manchester University where he concealed the crimes of Gwynne and Dafydd. Rawnsley relocated to Cardiff to take up the Chair in Psychological Medicine in 1964, the year in which Dafydd was promoted to the level of consultant at Denbigh. Kenneth’s role in Cardiff was to run the psych services in south Wales directly as well as to uphold standards and training in psychiatryacross the whole of Wales. For decades Rawnsley reassured everyone that everything was tickety-boo at Denbigh.
Tony Francis trained with Rawnsley in Cardiff and worked for him as a junior doc in south Wales. One of Francis’s junior doc colleagues at the time was Hamid Ghodse, who later became St George’s Prof and the International Expert of Addiction. Ghodse’s team at St George’s/Springfield were operating a huge Class As dealing and distribution network. See previous posts.
As investigations into paedophile rings got underway, Elinor Kapp wrote a letter to ‘The Times’ explaining that paedophiles are So Clever, Cunning and Manipulative, that only Psychiatrists like Elinor, Ken and their colleagues can Spot A Paedophile. See previous posts.
I wonder if it was Elinor who wrote that poison pen letter to the authorities at De Montfort University telling them that Brown was a known paedophile and had committed many offences at Aston University but had never been caught? It was posted in Cardiff and was from a Sylvia Grenalda whom it transpired didn’t exist. We pissed ourselves laughing at the time and presumed that Martin or Elfed were Sylvia but it might have been Elinor with her Special Powers. Brown said that it read like a letter that a social worker might have written. See ‘A Nasty, Ludicrous Poison Pen Letter’.
A Friend Of George Thomas and Dafydd::
A Known Paedophile:
Gangster Granny Elinor is a founding Trustee of the City Hospice in Cardiff (formerly known as the George Thomas Trust) and states on her bio for the City Hospice that she is a mother and a grandmother with a kind heart.This Poor Cow has been in receipt of Help From Lindy.
If anyone still wishes to throw around the accusation that I’m on the Grassy Knoll, consider Lindy’s ventures into the world of Education and Training. Lindy was Director of the Norland Nanny Training College, 1964-86 and then Chair, 1986-88; governor of the Francis Mary Buss Foundation, 1969-87 and Co-Chair, 1977-87; and a member of and, from 1975 Chair of, governors of the North London Collegiate School, Edgeware and a governor of the Camden School for Girls, 1971-97. Eric Hobsbawm’s daughter Julia and her mate Sarah Macaulay who later married Gordon Brown both went to the Camden School for Girls when Lindy was on the governing body there. Sarah Brown was at Bristol University studying psychology with Sarah Jenkins who’s mum Sheila Jenkins was a Gwynedd social worker who was happy to lie to the police about Empowered Service Users, including me. The Jenkins family were Labour Party supporters and were friends with D.G.E. Wood and the Drs Francis. See previous posts.
Those readers who are familiar with the world of nannies, even posh Norland-trained uniformed nannies, know that the biggest hazard in the world of nannies is the ‘awful family’. The most common factor that determines the ‘awful family’ is a male member (usually the partner of the mother of the baby/child) who won’t take know for an answer as it were. A lot of girls if they find that they have landed in the clutches of an awful family scarper back home, but there were/are anecdotes of girls who didn’t have a home to which to scarper back ending up in serious difficulties and being forced into sex work.
I gained a glimpse of this world when as a teenager and a student some of the people I knew bagged jobs as au pairs or nannies. So imagine my surprise when I received a message the other day telling me that the Gang knew about my own inquiries into that world for a potential summer job in 1982 and that Lindy was something to do with it.
I can remember it well; I’d wanted to spend a summer doing such work and had planned to gain experience in the Students’ Union creche at UCNW during my first year at Bangor. Previous posts have described the chaos in that creche, the lack of supervision of very young, clueless staff on the Manpower Services Commission job creation scheme and the presence of teenaged boys from the town who would drop into the creche when they felt like it, sing racist songs to the kids of the overseas students, swear, mess about etc. The creche advertised constantly for student volunteers, but we were treated with such hostility that none of us kept it up for more than a month. But then they didn’t really want us, that creche was under the control of the Gang. The shabby state of affairs was how Fungus Lowe managed to take over the creche, rename it Tir Na Nog and advertise it as a cutting edge child care centre Run By Psychologists. It wasn’t, Fungus carried out unethical ‘research’ there and was nearly lynched by a group of angry mothers. See previous posts.
So having given up on getting experience in the creche, I wrote off to some of the au pair and nannying agencies explaining that I wanted a summer job but didn’t have any experience in child care. I wrote to the agencies advertising in ‘The Lady’; even in the 1980s, that was still the magazine for such adverts and I had access to ‘The Lady’ because my granny had a subscription.
I received some rather startling replies. First, all agencies reassured me that experience was not necessary. Then there was one dotted line on which to detail ‘all of your exam results’. (Well yeh, I just thought ‘Oh well Lady Di did these jobs…’). But what was so weird was that when I realised that these were just expensive holidays for very posh girls simply by the addresses of the European jobs advertised, I thought that they would never want me, so I didn’t bother to reply. But the letters from Posh Old Bags at the agencies kept coming and were most insistent. I was receiving lists of Posh People living in castles in Italy who were just desperate to employ me and the Posh Old Bags had highlighted certain jobs and written ‘Highly recommended’ and stressed the high life on offer.
I ignored the pleas from the Posh Old Bags and abandoned the idea of nannying for the summer of 1982 and it was only when writing this blog that I realised that those jobs would provide a fantastic opportunity for the Dafydds of the world (or indeed the Ghislaines). Then this blog received a message asking if I realised that the Gang knew that I’d written to those agencies, they had people in there and that was indeed why some au pairs and nannies were having terrible experiences after landing those jobs.
Well if you want young women who are not the sort to have a bottle fight, you’ll find them among girls who want to be nannies and Angels. Or rather you used to; as any fule kno, there is now a substantial problem with those professions and it isn’t that young women have all turned into apes, it is that those responsible for ‘standards’ and ‘training’ in those jobs since the 1950s have been of the Lindy Price classes. They were dishonest, brutal criminals who had seen one hell of an opportunity. They were known to not be the sort of people needed but no-one removed them and cleaned up and now the sort of people most needed won’t do those jobs. Lying about standards and giving out qualifications to child abusers and patient batterers was not a good idea.
The old fool Lord Wyn Roberts wrote in his autobiography that the trouble with girls in Wales is that ‘they all wanted to be hairdressers’. No, becoming an Angel was the usual ambition, for years loads of girls from right across the ability spectrum wanted to be Angels. The best ones left nursing a few years after qualifying because the system was just so grim. The hairdressers phenomenon stemmed from those Training The Angels getting above themselves because We’re A Degree Level Profession Now and giving the cold shoulder to scores of people who probably would have been quite good. So they then applied for the Health and Beauty courses at FE colleges, which stressed the ‘Health’ bit in the prospectus but were actually essentially hairdressing courses…
Not the fault of the young people at all, rather the fault of Lord Wyn Roberts ensuring that the NHS was run by gangsters.
See previous posts for info on Lord Brecon, Lindy and Leolin, and indeed Elinor, Kenneth and Hamid….
Read more about Lindy’s mate Old Nick – the Tory MP for Pembroke – who helped a paedophile ring to flourish and lined his pocket with millions of taxpayers money in ‘Corruption Bay Special’, ‘The Cradle Of Filth’ and ‘Old Nick Bites The Dust’.
Anyone want the IDs of some Cunning, Manipulative Paedos? How about following up Old Baker’s almanac’s suggestions of Leolin, Lindy, Elinor, Kenneth and old Nick? I think that I’ve spotted a few clues!! Furthermore what the hell was The Hague doing in 1996 sending Lindy off to Gwent to join the biggest Known Paedophiles and their friends of all?
Oh just resign, all of you. Go on, RAUS, RAUS, RAUS.
Those causing such problems in north Wales – and elsewhere – during the 1980s and 90s all went back as far as Gwynne and Dafydd’s 1950s/60s adventures; some of them are still with us and their children and grandchildren are now running the show. Lindy and Leolin had four kids and Huw Daniel’s has a crowd as a result of his Roman Catholic Beliefs which prevent him from wearing one of those… Oh you know the line, everyone’s seen that bit in ‘The Life Of Brian’ in which Zany Graham as the Protestant is grumbling to his wife about the bloody Catholics next door and all them kids…
I can only quote from Roobarb when Roobarb and Custard decorated the house: They stood back – and gawped at the mess.
NEWSFLASH: LAST NIGHT THIS BLOG RECEIVED INFO NAMING BODGER AS ONE OF THOSE WHO WAS FACILITATING JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S ACCESS TO GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN.
Bodger liked celebs, he was a good mate of Cilla. Cilla’s career enjoyed a second blooming when she was in middle-age in the form of ‘Blind Date’. ‘Blind Date’ turned the fortunes of LWT around in the early 1990s and in 1992 Cilla was the biggest light entertainment star on UK TV. Just look at the dates and bear in mind who used to work for LWT before he was seconded to make the Windbag look like a PM:
Bodger’s son was Wayne Hemingway’s business partner in ‘Red or Dead’; Bodger was a walking advert for ‘Red Or Dead’, everyone knew where Bodger acquired his USP as a Posh Top Doc, those Doc Martens, they were from Prof’s Son’s Shop of course!
Bodger was mates with Sir Hugh Pinker, the Royal Doc who delivered William and Harry (see post ‘Wimmin’s Wellbeing – The Fortnum and Mason Connection’) and a few days ago a reader sent me a pic of Bodger bowing and scraping to Di.
Bodger from Cardiff, with the dad who was Secretary to the Lord Mayor. Bodger who went to Cowbridge Grammar School as did Sir Anthony Hopkins… See previous posts.
Geoffrey Howe came from Port Talbot; his father was a solicitor in south Wales and was of the generation who concealed Gwynne’s criminality, as was Bodger’s dad. My post ‘More Hollywood Gossip’ explained that Neath-Port Talbot area contained the witnesses to Gwynne and Dafydd’s crimes who couldn’t be silenced even by Bryn Estyn and other institutions in north Wales; the boys who still refused to shut up were sent to Neath Farm School. Throughout the 1960s, 70s and 80s, the local Labour MP Donald Coleman kept the lid on it all. Coleman died in office in Jan 1991 and one Peter Hain succeeded him as the constituency MP. Peter Hain was a hero of the Labour Party after all those years in the AAM and Nelson Mandela had recently been released. Hain, who had been working for the British security services, was looking good… He was offered a safe Labour seat, Peter Hain who had for years colluded with the very serious offences of the Gang, ever since he arrived in the UK from South Africa, where he would have been assassinated had he not come to the UK. Lord Hain needed the protection of the British security services, the South African security services did not like Peter Hain.
One of Vincent Marks’ team in Surrey University was Debra – now Prof Debra – Skene, a South African who was refusing to return to South Africa until the apartheid regime had fallen. Debra is still in Surrey… See previous posts.
It was all about Dafydd and even more so, Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist.
Prior to the SFO [John Knox] was Head of the Industrial and Financial Appraisal Division at the Department of Trade and Industry from1979 to 1987.
DAVID KYLE a barrister for over 20 years, was until recently, the Chief Crown Prosecutor of the Central Casework Area of the Crown Prosecution Service. In this post he had a significant responsibility to make decisions on some of the most serious and sensitive cases of recent years in an objective, balanced and analytical way. His experience brings to the Commission an essential understanding of the way cases are constructed and brought before the courts. At the CPS, David Kyle had day-to-day responsibility for some 200 staff including lawyers, accountants, caseworkers and administrators.
JOHN LECKEY qualified as a solicitor and is currently HM Coroner for Greater Belfast. He holds a Master of Laws degree in Human Rights and Emergency Law. As Coroner he is accustomed to acting independently and in an inquisitorial capacity. He has considerable experience in the investigation of sudden, unexpected and violent deaths. A number of inquests he has held have concerned deaths occurring in controversial circumstances with a background of allegations of miscarriages of justice and criticism of the adequacy of the police investigation. He has acomprehensive knowledge of forensic medicine, forensic science and the Northern Ireland criminal justice system. He is a member of a number of learned societies concerned with medico-legal matters.
Prof LEONARD LEIGH was Convenor of the Law Department at the London School of Economics where he has lectured on criminal justice since 1964.He has made detailed research into key areas such as commercial fraud, civil liberties and human rights. Professor Leigh was called to the Alberta Bar in 1959 and to the English Bar in 1993. He has practised in both jurisdictions. He was a member of the Canadian Government’s Securities Regulation Task Force during the 1970s. He is one of the two UK council members of the International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation and has been Visiting Professor at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada.
JAMES MACKEITH is a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, a medical practitioner who treats the mentally ill and is concerned with the interface between the law and psychiatry. He works at the Maudsley Bethlem NHS Trust in London. He has had experience for over 20 years of advising the courts as an expert witness. He has worked in prisons and secure psychiatric units. For some years he has been interested in assessing cases where a defendant’s confession is disputed in Court.
KARAMJIT SINGH is also a Civil Service Commissioner and Vice-Chairman of the Ethnic Minorities Advisory Committee of the Judicial Studies Board. His experience of criminal justice issues has included membership of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA), the Parole Board and West Midlands Police Authority. At the PCA he supervised complex and sensitive investigations, including alleged miscarriages of justice. He has also worked in academia, the voluntary sector, the Commission for Racial Equality, and local government in addition to membership of the Industrial Tribunals Panel and a committee auditing Immigration Department complaints processes. In 1990 he was awarded a Harkness Fellowship to study the relationship between urban institutions and their local communities in the United States.
BADEN SKITT was, until recently, Assistant Commissioner to the Metropolitan Police. He was responsible for issues including Race and Community Relations, Strategic Crime Prevention programmes, and the Drugs Strategy for London. A former Chief Constable of Hertfordshire, hehas in-depth knowledge of the UK Police Service. Outside the police service Mr Skitt has been involved in a wide range of education and community related programmes. He is a Director of the Educational Broadcasting Services Trust and was a Member of the recent National Inquiry into Young Homelessness.
EDWARD WEISS a Chartered Accountant, was for many years Finance Director of Chubb security and also responsible for certain Pacific Rimcompanies. In his last year at Chubb he was Director of Strategic Development, leaving in 1992 to take on a range of non-executive positions, including Chairman of Loss Reviews at Lloyd’s and joining its Corporate Finance Advisory Panel. In addition to being a Commission Member, Edward Weiss is a non-executive director of two companies. Within the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Edward Weiss is on the Business Law Committee and is Chairman of the Pensions and EMU Committees. He is a member of The Hundred Group of Finance Directors. He is a Governor of the National Youth Orchestra.
Dafydd’s Gang’s hot spots in particular were Wrexham and Rhyl. Just look at the state of those towns… I was reminded today by a third party that Rhyl was once the domain of Baroness Eirene White, who facilitated Dafydd’s crimes considerably. Eirene has starred on the blog previously, but her highlights are well worth another visit.
Eirene Lloyd White, Baroness White (née Jones; 7 November 1909-23 December 1999). White was born in Belfast, the daughter of Dr Thomas Jones, commonly known as “TJ”, a noted civil servant, educationalist and friend of the establishment. TJ served as Deputy Cabinet Secretary to PMs Lloyd George, Bonar Law, Stanley Baldwin and Ramsay MacDonald. Among many roles, TJ was President of Aberystwyth University, 1944-54. See eg. ‘A Bit More Paleontology’.
Eirene was educated at St Paul’s Girls’ School, London and Somerville College, Oxford. My posh relative Veronica, who married Lord Gnome, went to St Paul’s Girls’ School and the Somerville College, as did other female family members of Lord Gnome. See ‘Lord Gnome, My Distant Relative By Marriage’. Previous posts have discussed that cluster of dreadful old trouts who went to Somerville and subsequently took themselves more seriously than they should have, including Shirl, Margaret Jay, Thatch, Esther… The Principal at the top of Somerville, 1945-67, while that institution churned out these atrocious wholly destructive old cows was Top Doctor Dame Janet Vaughan, the daughter of a high profile Bloomsbury Group family from Clifton, Bristol, where Janet’s dad was a Master, before eventually becoming Headmaster of Rugby. Dame Janet had many male relatives and forebears who preferred having sex with boys rather than adult women or indeed men. See ‘A Celebration Of Dafydd’s Medical Training’.
Eirene spent a year in Heidelberg before working for the New York Public Library. Back in England, she studied housing policies and the problems of the homelessness.
During World War II, White joined the Women’s Voluntary Service and became Welsh Regional Secretary. She was recruited by the Ministry of Labour to help with the training of workers in Wales, particularly women, for the war effort. White also worked as a civil servant at the Board of Education until 1945 and after WW II as a political correspondent for both the Manchester Evening News and the BBC. White knew Lord Gnome’s daughter Penelope Piercy who was the civil service mandarin to Tony Benn when Wedgie Benn was Wilson’s Minister of Technology in 1968. Lord Gnome’s family subsequently collaborated with Wedgie Benn and the Gang against Brown and me. See ‘Lord Gnome, My Distant Relative By Marriage’.
White unsuccessfully stood as the Labour candidate in the 1945 General Election in Flintshire when Mars-Jones stood as the unsuccessful Labour candidate for Denbigh…. White was elected a member of the Labour Party’s NEC in the women’s section in 1947. White’s colleagues on the NEC when she joined in 1947 included PM Clement Attlee – Lord Gnome worked for Attlee when Attlee was Deputy PM and Gnome remained on excellent terms with him – as well as Harold Laski (Uncle Harry’s brother-in-law’s mentor and mate from the LSE), Hugh Dalton, Mandy’s granddad Herbert Morrison and Luciana Berger’s forebear Manny Shinwell.
The Wimmin’s Section of the Labour Party’s NEC obviously needed a friend of Gwynne’s…
Eirene was soon off out of the traps and was elected Labour MP for East Flint in 1950, one of the first female MPs in Wales.
An early Private Member’s Bill of Eirene’s encouraged the Gov’t to relax divorce laws. It was of course Lord Denning who took the credit for being the member of the judiciary who was the Abandoned Woman’s Friend, ensuring that women who’s husbands had buggered off or who had divorced retained rather more rights than they had previously. It was true that before the ‘reforms’ implemented by Denning some women were left in a terrible position, but even when I was growing up, I knew of cases in which men had simply broken the law and ignored all financial obligations re alimony etc anyway. Not only were White, Denning etc on board with an international trafficking business but their Reforms That Are Remembered To This Day weren’t quite what we are told. As is the case with a few others matters.
‘Annoyed by fights between left and right’, Eirene stepped down from the Labour Party NEC in 1953 but returned in 1959 until 1972.
When Wilson came to power in 1964, White became junior Minister at the Colonial Office; in 1966 she became Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and in 1967 Minister of State at the Welsh Office for three years, initially working alongside George Thomas as a fellow Minister, then under George Thomas when Thomas was Welsh Secretary, 1968-70. Eirene was in the Welsh Office throughout the cover-up re Aberfan, the Ely Hospital Scandal and subsequent cover-up led by Wilson’s DHSS Secretary of State Richard Crossman – Crossman commissioned a Tory barrister called Geoffrey Howe to Chair a rigged Public Inquiry thus concealing the worst at Ely Hospital – and of course while Gwynne and Dafydd were making merry at Denbigh.
White managed to hang on to her marginal constituency for 20 years, at one election by just 72 votes.
White served as Chairman of the Fabian Society and of the Labour Party NEC 1968-69. She was a governor of the British Film Institute and a member of the Board of Trade Films Council. Photographs ay he asked him knowingly…
In 1970, White retired from the House of Commons and was created a life peer on 12 October 1970 taking the title Baroness White. Later posts bagged by Eirene The Safe Pair Of Hands included President of Coleg Harlech and Governor of the National Library of Wales. Lord Kenyon was a Governor of the National Library of Wales. Lord Kenyon who’s adult son Thomas was sexually exploiting teenagers in psychiatric care in north Wales and taking pornographic pics of them. Thomas died from AIDS in early 1993, Lord K died soon after in May 1993. White was Chairman of the Land Authority for Wales (1976–80) – the Land Authority did dirty deals with Old Nick when old Nick wanted to push through the development of Corruption Bay (see eg. ‘Corruption Bay Special’) – Deputy Chairman of the Metrication Board (1972–76) and a member of the Royal Commission on Environment Pollution (1974–81).
Eirene was Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords, 1979-89, when so many of us were having problems with Dafydd and the Bryn Golau Peep Show, commissioned and built by Eirene’s friend Old Nick and designed with cameras everywhere and no proper washing facilities by Eirene’s other friend Gwynne! See previous posts…
Eirene was awarded an Honorary Degree (Doctor of Laws) from the University of Bath in 1983.
In 1948, Eirene married fellow House of Commons lobby correspondent John Cameron White (1911–1968). They were not blessed with children.
The old bag died aged 90 in Dec 1999, just before Ronnie published his Report, in Abergavenny, where she had retired. Down the road from molester George Melly, Old Nick, Adrianne Jones and Leolin and Lindy. And of course Ma’am Darling’s toyboy Roddy Llewellyn’s family seat. See previous posts.
Eirene was mates with the Astors and, along with Trumpers, the Russian spies, the teenaged call-girls and members of the Royal Family, used to stay at Cliveden…
What a shame that Eirene snuffed it just before Ronnie published his Report, because she knew exactly what Gwynne’s role in the Profumo Affair was. Perhaps some who were leading lights in the Labour Party when Eirene was socking it to them in the Lords could enlighten us?
Eirene’s brother Tristan Lloyd Jones (1913-90) was Managing Director of ‘The Observer’, which was of course owned by the Astors.
Here’s a little something from the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s website in Jan 2006 that featured David Salter:
A report into the South Wales E.coli outbreak has made 22 recommendations to reduce the risk of it happening again.
The review by Wales’ Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr David Salter, looked at the systems and processes in place before and during the outbreak to ensure any immediate lessons are learned and applied. It was limited in what it could look into because of the ongoing South Wales Police investigation.
The report makes a number of recommendations to the Food Standards Agency, local authorities, the National Public Health Service for Wales, theWales Centre for Health and the Welsh Assembly Government.
The report makes eight recommendations for the Food Standards Agency (FSA). It calls on the FSA to review existing food legislation and guidance to local authorities in relation to how often they should inspect premises and whether there is any need for further legislation. It will also need to look at whether the local authority correctly applied this legislation in relation to the premises of John Tudor and Son.
There are seven recommendations for local authorities, including the need for them to work closely with the FSA to introduce any new measures to improve food hygiene and to look at whether they have enough staff to deal with a food poison or infection outbreak. It also calls on councils to review how they arrange school cleaning, in particular toilets and to ensure pupils have access to soap and hot water.
There are three recommendations for the National Public Health Service (NPHS) and the Outbreak Control team. These include the need for them to consider alternative forms of communicating to the public other than through the media. The NPHS should make greater use of its website so the public can access the latest accurate information on an outbreak. It also calls on the NPHS to ensure that for large outbreaks, a full written report is completed and published as soon as possible to ensure we can continually learn from experience.
Among the three recommendations for the Welsh Assembly Government, the report calls for a Steering Group to be set up to ensure that all the recommendations are taken forward and implemented. It also says the Assembly Government should work to resolve the difficulties of trying to run a review alongside a police investigation.
The report also recommends that the Wales Centre for Health should work closely with the Outbreak Control Team in helping to improve communication with the public during an outbreak.
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr David Salter, said: “The outbreak affected 158 people, mostly children, one of whom sadly died. The South Wales E. coli outbreak was the largest Wales has seen and it was essential that we looked at what happened and learned any lessons as soon as possible.
“The review team, led by my colleague Dr Mike Simmons, has identified 22 recommendations that will help us learn from this experience and put in place measures to reduce the risk of it happening again.”
Health Minister Dr Brian Gibbons added: “I would like to thank Dr Salterand his team for the speed with which they completed this comprehensive report into the outbreak. It is important that all organisations identified in the report take on board the recommendations and take steps to implement them as soon as possible.
“For the Assembly Government’s part, I accept the recommendation to set up a Steering Group to monitor progress on the report’s recommendations. I will now consider who will need to be part of the group.
“I will also make this report available to Professor Hugh Pennington and his inquiry who will no doubt find it useful.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all members of the Outbreak Control Team for their hard work and dedication in responding to and effectively managing the outbreak.”
The Terms of Reference for the Review were as follows:
“To review the arrangements in place for the protection of public health and food safety immediately before and during the outbreak of E.coli infection in South Wales commencing September 2005 and to advise the Welsh Assembly Government immediately, as the review progresses, on anychanges it recommends.
The areas to be considered will include:
· Measures and statutory requirements in place to protect food in the supply chain;
· Monitoring, inspection and enforcement regimes;
· Plans, guidance and mechanisms for outbreak control, including mechanisms to trigger action;
· The manner in which the responsible organisations discharged their statutory obligations;
· Collaborative working, including communication by and betweenresponsible organisations;
· Information provided in respect of public health.
The Review will take full account of the report of the Expert Group chaired by Professor Hugh Pennington into the 1996 outbreak in Central Scotland of infection with E.coli. The Review Team will be chaired by the Deputy ChiefMedical Officer, Dr Mike Simmons.”
The Review Group was established on 24 October 2005 and included:
Dr Mike Simmons, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Welsh Assembly Government (Chair)
Peter Farley, Acting Head, Public Health Protection Division, WelshAssembly Government
Professor Stephen Palmer, Head, Department of Epidemiology, Statistics and Public Health, School of Medicine, Cardiff University
David Seal, Acting Chief Executive, Wales Centre for Health
David Worthington, Deputy Chief Environmental Health Adviser, WelshAssembly Government (Project Manager)
Su Mably (seconded from the Welsh Local Government Association)
Stephen Rooke (formerly Chief Food and Dairies Officer, Scottish Office)
Carole Collins (seconded from the Wales Centre for Health)
The report can be found on the Chief Medical Officer’s website at http://www.cmo.wales.gov.uk/content/publications/reports/e-coli-e.pdf
The South Wales E.coli outbreak
|Number of cases||158|
|Number of deaths||1|
|Number of children admitted to hospital||28|
|Number of adults admitted to hospital||5|
|Number of children transferred for tertiary care||9|
|Number of schools where exposure to the source resulted in infection||42|
CMO report focuses on health and well-being at a local level
The second edition of the Chief Medical Officers report from Dr David Salter, Acting Chief Medical Officer for Wales focuses on health and wellbeing at the local authority and local health board level.
The report consists of a series of maps showing how mortality (deaths), morbidity (illness), health-related lifestyles, such as drinking and smoking, and the use of health services vary between the 22 local authority and local health board areas.
The maps show that people in the South Wales valleys, and in particular Merthyr Tydfil and Blaenau Gwent, have some of the poorest health and least healthy lifestyles in Wales, while people in Ceredigion and Monmouthshire tended to have some of the best health and healthiest lifestyles.
A small number of maps show how socio-economic factors, such as employment, education and housing vary between the local authority and local health board areas. These maps suggest that areas with high levels of unemployment and low levels of education also have the poorest health and least healthy lifestyles.
Dr Salter said “Addressing social, economic and environmental circumstances of individuals and communities is central to improving health across Wales. Health Challenge Wales, the national focus and driver for efforts to improve health, is making connections between a broad range of services not only from the health sector but also from the employment sector, schools, colleges, workplaces, local government and the voluntary sector.
The Welsh Assembly Government along with many other organisations and individuals have all been taking up the challenge to do more to help people improve their health and reduce health inequalities. This is a very good start but if we are to change the geography of ill health and unhealthy lifestyles in Wales, we are going to require a sustained commitment to health improvement from even more organisations and individuals – we all need to be part of the challenge.”
Note: The report can be found at:
In support of this report, the Wales Centre for Health has produced community profiles for each of the 22 local authority and local health board areas. These will be available shortly at www.wch.wales.nhs.uk
All Wales Palliative Care Planning Group
The members of the group are:
Chair: Vivienne Sugar, Chair, Welsh Consumer Council
Dr Andy Fowell Chair, All Wales Palliative Care Advisory Group
John Savage Executive Director, Nightingale House Hospice
Dr Richard Hain Senior Lecturer /Paediatric Palliative Care Consultant, UHW
Veronica Snow Lead Professional South West Wales Cancer Network
Dr David Salter Principal Medical Officer, Welsh Assembly Government
Dafydd Wigley Trustee of Hope House Children’s Hospices
Dr Joanne Venables Consultant Paediatrician, Swansea
Secretariat Rebecca Thomas, Senior Policy Officer, Welsh Consumer Council
Dr Kennedy has held a number of senior NHS positions, and from 1999-2010 was the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales. During this time she was responsible for the publication of several key nursing strategies for Wales including Free to Lead: Free to Care, which gave ward sisters and charge nurses greater responsibility on their wards and thus raised the standard of care while maintaining the dignity and respect of patients.
Rosemary gained a commission in the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps (Territorial Army) in 1984 and held all top level unit posts culminating in the appointment of Commanding Officer of a TA Field Hospital. In 2008 she was appointed by Her Majesty the Queen as Colonel Commandant of Qaranc, the first time that this appointment has been held by a TA Officer. Rosemary received a CBE in 2009.
After stepping down as the CNO Wales in 2010, Rosemary was appointed Chairman of Velindre NHS Trust in January 2011.
I don’t know why, but senior Angels in Wales are very often members of the TA; far more of them are in the TA than would be expected. The dreadful Tina Donnelly is a Col in the TA; Noreen Edwards, Chair of Gwynedd Health Authority during the 1980s when the ring raged, NHS staff did whatever they pleased without questions from anyone and when the Health Authority’s coffers were inexplicably empty, was a Col in the TA; the threatening, criminal Major Stephen Gallagher, a senior Angel in Ysbyty Gwynedd A&E is in the TA, as is his threatening, criminal colleague, Andrew Parry (see ‘Two Dangerous, Dishonest Nurses’). There are many more…
I presume that so many of the Angels at the very top of the NHS in Wales holding senior rank in the TA is having an effect. Are Angels in the TA being promoted disproportionally in Wales??
Chair’s Tenure Extended until 2019
Fourth World Conference on Women
|Date||15 September 1995|
|Meeting no.||Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, China. 4–15 September 1995|
|Code||Annex I (Document)|
|Subject||Declaration from the International Women’s Year Conference.|
The Beijing Declaration was a resolution adopted by the UN at the end of the Fourth World Conference on Women on 15 September 1995. The resolution adopted to promulgate a set of principles concerning the equality of men and women.
The time, the place, the people involved and of course the sheer ineffectiveness of the Beijing Declaration are all so ludicrous that I don’t need to comment.
Jeremy Savage, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
Emma Morgan, WAG, Temple of Peace, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
Robin Mann, WAG, Temple of Peace, Cathays Park, Cardiff National Public Health Service
Cerilan Rogers, NPHS, Temple of Peace, Cathays Park, Cardiff National Public Health Service
Stephen Rogers, WAG, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NQ
H Hoare, Chair, Brecknock and Radnor CHC, 2nd Floor Offices, 2 The Struet, Brecon, , LL3 7LH.
Gwyneth Briwnant Jones, Chair, Cardiff CHC, The Ground Floor, Park House, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff, CF10 3AF
Sian E Thomas, Chair Carmarthen/Dinefwr CHC, 103 Lammas Street, Carmarthen, SA31 3AP
David Owen, Chair Conwy West CHC, 4 Trinity Square, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 2PY
Cemlyn Williams, Chair Gogledd Gwynedd CHC, Llwyn Lon Roslyn, Abersoch, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 7BE
Cllr D T Davies, Chair Gwent CHC, Mamhilad House, Mamhilad Park Estate, Pontypool, Gwent, NP4 0XH
Kath Charles, Chair Llanelli/Dinefwr CHC, 103 Lammas Street, Carmarthen, SA31 3AP
Cllr Morfydd Lloyd, Chair Meirionydd CHC, Beechwood House, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 1BR
Wendy Gane, Chair Merthyr Cynon Valley CHC, 3rd Floor, the Hollies Health Centre, Swan Street, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 6ET
Paul Harries, Chair Montgomery CHC, Ladywell House, Newtoen, Powys, SY16 1JB
Doreen Jones, Chair Neath Port Talbot CHC, Suite B, Brittanic House, Llandarcy, Neath, SA10 6JQ
Edward Hancock, Chair Pontypridd/Rhondda CHC, Unit 10 Maritime Offices, Woodland Toe, Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF37 1DZ
C Hinton, Chair Swansea CHC, Suite B, Brittanic House, Llandarcy, Neath, SA10 6JQ
Tommy Morgan, Director, The Board CHC’s in Wales, Highbury, Dinas Terrace, Aberystwyth, SY23 1BT
2 Stanwell Road, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 2AA Vale of Glamorgan CHC Chair
Richard Owen, Chair Ynys Mon CHC, 8a High Street, Llangefni, Anglesey, LL77 7LT
The image above of Win making an idiot of himself appeared on the website www.exerciseprofessionals.net in 2003. The accompanying text read:
|Griffiths, Labour MP for Bridgend, when he visited its Head Office and manufacturing plant on 7 November.Griffiths’ visit was prompted by the Welsh Assembly initiative for Sports and Active Recreation in Wales, which outlines the government’s drive to promote fitness and sports activity for people of all ages and abilities throughout Wales.
P*werSport has been in Bridgend for over 30 years and employs more than 100 people locally.
[Picture shows Julian Rowe, P*werSport FD; Steve Diffey, P*werSport Operations Director; Win Griffiths MP; Paul Slevin, P*werSport MD and Andrew Stevenson, P*werSport Sales and Marketing Director]
When I clicked on the website just now to retrieve the image and text, I noticed that on the same webpage there was an advert for the current edition of HCM (Health Care Management) magazine, with a pic of Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson on the cover. Tanni is of course a Famous Welsh Woman Of Achievement Who Has Overcome and although Tanni has overcome, like all other Disability Campaigners who have received gongs, peerages, media coverage etc, Tanni has never spoken out about the shite ‘care’ that so many disabled people endure, the institutionalised discrimination against them in the NHS and the collusion of Win et al with serious crimes against disabled people on the part of the state. If Tanni was prone to doing that, the Welsh Gov’t wouldn’t be as fond of her as they are, she wouldn’t be a Role Model and she certainly wouldn’t have that peerage.
|Member of Parliament
11 June 1987 – 11 April 2005
|Preceded by||Peter Hubbard-Miles|
|Succeeded by||Madeleine Moon|
|Member of the European Parliament
for South Wales
10 June 1979 – 15 June 1989
|Preceded by||Constituency Created|
|Succeeded by||Wayne David|
|Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales|
May 1997  – 29 July 1998
Alongside Peter Hain
|Preceded by||Gwilym Jones & Jonathan Evans |
|Succeeded by||Jon Owen Jones|
|Born||11 February 1943|
Winston James Griffiths, OBE (born 11 February 1943), aka Win Griffiths, is a former teacher and politician, who served as a Labour MEP for South Wales, 1979-89 and as Labour MP for Bridgend from 1987–2005. Bridgend was part of Sir Ray Powell’s domain, Ray being an MP who was a leading light in the south Wales Mafia and who’s daughter Janice Gregory, who served as an AM for many years, joined the family business. See eg. ‘More Hollywood Gossip’.
Win held a number of front bench roles in Opposition and was appointed a junior Minister in the Welsh Office by Miranda in May 1997, but left Gov’t after the July 1998 reshuffle. Win served as a junior Minister under Secretary of State Ron ‘I was looking for badgers’ Davies, Ron famously resigning as Welsh Secretary on 27 Oct 1998, after the first publicised faux pas ie. Ron’s Moment Of Madness on Clapham Common with a male sex worker called Boogie who somehow managed to relieve Ron of his clothes, wallet, money and car keys without Boogie being charged with any offence. Or that was one version of the story, there were others doings the rounds, but the elements remained constant…
After the Boogie business became public, although most politicians had Never Suspected A Thing, a few brave voices reminded the world that not only was Ron a total shitbag who treated women appallingly, but Ron had been frequenting male massage parlours for years and was known to have been cottaging at well-known spots, including at Castle Gate, a tourist spot in central Cardiff; Ron couldn’t have found a more public place in which to go cottaging. See eg. ‘Cottaging At Castle Gate’.
Ron’s resignation as Welsh Secretary was accompanied by a Commons statement about his cruel old dad who would thrash him to sleep with his belt.
One of Ron’s Ministers who served alongside Win was Lord C.
I don’t know whether C was one of those who Didn’t Know About Ron, but as a Welsh Office Minister during 1997-98, C might like to explain why the genocide of Empowered Service Users was allowed to escalate in north Wales and was undertaken with particular relish once the Waterhouse Inquiry opened in Jan 1997. Presumably Lord Hain can read a dataset relating to the deaths, as a result of suicide or other reasons, pertaining to one region of Wales. Then there are the documents that were forged by state employees C…
After the Moment Of Madness, Ron was involved in a few more scrapes, including his trip to the West Country to look for badgers. Ron subsequently Opened His Heart and Revealed that he was receiving Psychiatric Help for a Condition that caused Ron to Compulsively Take Risks. I never managed to find out which Psychiatrist diagnosed and treated Ron for his Compulsive Risk Taking, but in view of the condition from which Ron suffers, surely there can only be one likely candidate…
Dafydd was undertaking much work in south Wales at the time, having become a laughing stock on his home turf in the north. It was in south Wales during the later half of the 1990s that Dafydd gave Expert Evidence at a south Wales Court on behalf of a solicitor who had raped someone. Dafydd proffered his Expert Opinion that the rapist was suffering from PTSD and had behaved out of character. The rapist avoided prison as a result of Dafydd’s Expert Evidence. Dafydd emerged from the Court, headed in the direction of the waiting TV cameras and explained that he was delighted to have been Able To Help or ‘someone would be in prissson who should not be in prissson’.
Just as F and I exploded into laughter watching this and made comments about someone who should be in prison but was instead giving Expert Evidence in that Court, the TV news report filmed the PTSD-ridden rapist smacking another journo, trying to smash his camera and then leaving the scene as a pillion passenger on someone else’s motorbike without a helmet. It was then revealed that the solicitor with PTSD had a long string of previous convictions for violent offences. No questions were asked of Dafydd’s Expertise.
Being a teacher, Win Griffiths knew much about John Owen, the paedophile teacher who worked at Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen, a Welsh-medium school in Pontypridd popular with middle class Welsh language enthusiasts in south Wales. Owen was a drama teacher who also played a major role in youth festivals, Eisteddfodau etc and wrote for Welsh medium children’s/teens TV, including the series ‘Pam Fi Duw?’ (Why Me God?’). There were complaints of indecent behaviour on the part of Owen towards young people, including his pupils, stretching back years, from many people. Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen, Mid-Glamorgan County Council, the WJEC exam board and other organisations concealed the matter throughout the 1980s and 90s. Owen was eventually charged with a series of sexual assaults on pupils; he was found dead in a caravan in Porthcawl in Oct 2001, days before he was due to stand trial. ‘Suicide’. It might have been, but after his death, it became clear that John was not just a very well-connected man, but he was almost certainly part of a big ring with some well-known influential people as members.
Up until Owen’s death, the response in the face of complaints of all of those who had worked and socialised with him was one of How Very Dare You. His funeral was attended by some very high profile people, including Menna Richards, BBC and General Media Big Wig. After the funeral, more and more people came forward and maintained that they had either complained about Owen and been ignored or that yes, they knew that there was cause for concern. Including his girlfriend and many of the previous How Very Dare You contingent.
I’m not suggesting that Owen’s friends should have abandoned him or refused to attend his funeral. My point is that everyone who had heaped abuse upon the heads of anyone who dared complain or raise concerns should not have made life so difficult for those who spoke up about Owen when they knew that he was as guilty as they come…
It was of course Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Peter Clarke, the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, who was charged with Chairing the Inquiry into John Owen’s activities:
BBC News, 18 September, 2002:
An inquiry into the case of a former teacher accused of abusing pupils in his care has been reopened by the Children’s Commissioner for Wales. John Owen, who taught drama at Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen, Pontypridd, killed himself shortly after the claims were made. But the commissioner Peter Clarke adjourned the Clwych inquiry in April after new allegations were made against five other people.
No persons, though, have been charged and on Wednesday Mr Clarke resumed his examination of the issues involved in the claims made. The hearing reconvened with the evidence of a former pupil who said he had been abused by Mr Owen at the teacher’s Rhondda home. He also claimed he was made to dance naked with a friend in front of adults during an A-level practical exam.
The inquiry opened by looking at allegations that pupils were sexually abused at Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen over a number of years. Last year, four of Owen’s former pupils came forward with abuse allegations dating back to the 1970s. He was charged with five counts of indecency with boys between 1974 and 1991. The resumed inquiry has been told the Crown Prosecution Service had refused to give its reasoning to the commissioner for beginning criminal proceedings against Mr Owen.
Mr Clarke told the hearing he would again be asking the CPS for its reasons behind the decision. The commissioner’s role is to ensure the safety of children in schools, clubs and health care.
Earlier this year, a teacher suspended from her job at a south Wales school was allowed to return to work, following allegations connected to Mr Owen’s case. The Crown Prosecution Service decided not to press charges against Theda Williams
Theda was John Owen’s girlfriend who was ready with the How Very Dare You after complaints
and four other people following a police investigation. Miss Williams, who teaches at Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen, was suspended from work two months ago when the allegations came to light in the inquiry. Mr Owen – a former drama teacher and acclaimed television writer of the Welsh-language youth drama Pam Fi Duw? – killed himself last October while awaiting trial on charges of sexually abusing pupils. He was found dead in a caravan at Trecco Bay, Porthcawl, on the south Wales coast.
Before the inquiry was adjourned, allegations that Mr Owen abused a female pupil at the school were heard for the first time. Earlier this year, the inquiry at the University of Glamorgan in Treforest near Pontypridd was due to hear evidence from seven of Owen’s alleged victims – five men and two women. A representative from a teaching union was present at the inquiry on Monday to represent a person “who might be concerned with the inquiry”. But the counsel for the inquiry, Nicholas Cooke QC, said the new police investigation did not point to the existence of a paedophile ring at Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen where Mr Owen taught drama from 1977 to 1991. The inquiry into Mr Owen, from Tylorstown in the Rhondda, is the first to be held by Mr Clarke, since his appointment in spring 2001.
It follows the Waterhouse report into widespread abuse at children’s homes in north Wales. An inquest at Pontypridd in December heard how Owen killed himself with an overdose of morphine. The coroner said he was satisfied it was the abuse allegations which led him to commit suicide.
After Clarke’s Inquiry, John Nettleton (BBC News, 1 July 2004) told the story a la Blue Peter in 1974:
Drama teacher’s convincing act
Inspirational teacher, friend, nationalist and abuser. Pupils and contemporaries talk about the drama teacher John Owen, 49, who committed suicide after sexually abusing pupils.
Charged with five counts of indecent assault, Owen was found dead in a caravan at Trecco Bay, Porthcawl, before he was due in court in October 2001.
A drama teacher at Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen in Pontypridd, for 17 years, Owen was viewed by many as a talented teacher who had a fantastic rapport with children.
But people who were closer to him say he deceived them for years and showed different sides of his character to different people. One of his pupils during the 80s – who did not want to be named – spoke of the duality of the situation.
“On one hand he was extremely talented and very clever but all this was cancelled out by the abuse,” she said.
“He would run summer courses in the school so maybe 90% of the children would be having positive experiences while 10% of the students would be going through hell.”“Everything he did was on his own terms – but these terms could be a lot of fun of course. However it was awful being on the receiving end. Once when I was around 12 or 13-years-old he quarrelled with me and didn’t talk to me for months.
“He passed on worthwhile qualities and skills but these were all negated by the terrifying abuse which some people suffered.
“He was quite shy and introverted and didn’t like to go out in public. If there was a drama he wanted to see, he wouldn’t go locally to the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff – he’d travel all the way to Milford Haven to the Torch Theatre so that he wouldn’t have to see anybody.”
She said Mr Owen was a fervent nationalist who felt individuals should stand and justify their commitments whether political or emotional.
“He inspired me to stand my ground and even today his mantra ‘Here I stand, I can do no more. God help me’ often rings in my head.”
“The ironic thing was that John Owen did not stand and be counted when it really mattered – at the end.”
Owen was from the archetypal valleys village of Blaenllechau near Ferndale in the Rhondda. He did well at school and went on to train as a teacher and worked at Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen in Pontypridd, between 1974 and 1991. He was himself a pupil at the school in the 60s.
A pupil during the 1960s – at the same time as Mr Owen – remembers him being bullied and then of becoming a bully himself.
“We travelled on the same bus to school and I knew him from the age of three. He didn’t care if he hurt people by shouting names – he just wanted to sound as if he was clever.
“He was quite big in stature. His parents kept a fish and chip shop – so I don’t know if his size was a problem,” she said.
“He was seen as a model pupil by the teachers, but I knew differently.” The school was one of the first Welsh medium comprehensive to open in the early 1960s and was seen as a landmark school as it was a Welsh language foothold in the traditionally-English speaking valleys.
It was very successful and pupils came from all over the south Wales Valleys – from Port Talbot, Neath, Bridgend and Cardiff.
According to some of his ex-pupils, Owen was instrumental in continuing with the cultural ethos of the school and children would be encouraged to perform in dramas and take part in workshops.
Some thought he was almost “untouchable” because of his commitment to the language during this period.
However he resigned from Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen in 1991 following allegations about his unorthodox teaching methods and conduct.
From there he went on to become a successful television script writer, creating the popular Welsh language youth drama Pam Fi Duw? (Why Me God?) .
Once more he was heavily involved with young people and personally attended auditions for the series and hand picked many young actors.
His influence finally came to an end when he booked himself a caravan in Porthcawl’s Trecco Bay resort and took a fatal mixture of morphine and whiskey.
See post ‘Yet More Inglorious Bastards’ for details of the John Owen events.
Huw Bunford of the Super Furry Animals was Head of Art at Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen. Gruff Rhys, Mr Famous of Super Furries, is the son of Ioan Bowen Rees, CEO of Gwynedd County Council throughout Peak Paedophilia. Many of the network of that generation of Welsh rockers who hit superstardom in the years running up to and during the Waterhouse Inquiry were the children or friends of Gang members and associates. Well, Dafydd procured sex workers, including children, for the Bigs of the entertainment industry in the 1960s and 70s. By the time that the police investigations began, Gwynne and Dafydd’s early customers were multimillionaires who ran the industry. See eg. ‘The International Language Of Screaming’.
Ioan died on 4 May 1999, two days before the first intake of AMs took their seats in the National Assembly on which Ioan had advised during its establishment. Sir William Mars-Jones, the Denbighshire-born High Court judge and big wig in the security services who did all he could to ensure that Gwynne, Dafydd et al did whatever they wanted died on 10 Jan 1999.
Before he was elected as the Labour MP for Caerphilly on 9 June 1983, Ron who looked for badgers worked as an adviser to Mid-Glamorgan Education Authority; he was in that post when Mid-Glamorgan Education Authority politely ignored complaints of John Owen’s conduct towards his pupils. Rhodri the Ale Twat’s mum was a teacher who had worked for the WJEC.
The Ghost Of South Wales Molesters Past:
Some of the guests who appeared on ‘This Is Your Life’ who were Close To George and sung his praises when Eamonn Andrews’ Big Red Book was opened in George’s direction: The guests all spoke about George’s charidee work and his fondness for children. There were a small number of kids who also appeared on the show, to whom it explained, George was a sort of uncle by proxy…
George’s ‘This Is Your Life’ episode was broadcast on 12 July 1983, after Brown had fled Birmingham having been subjected to serious intimidation and murder threats and moved in with me, only to find ourselves bothered by problematic people whom I now know were presents from MI5, after Wood had declared me to be seriously depressed but had done nothing… It was in the summer of 1983 that Wood told me that he wanted to refer me to his Greek friend in Shrewsbury, an idea that he decided to subsequently abandon, before in the winter of 1983/84, as I had begun to get much better, finally coercing me into encountering Gwynne.
The online spiel relating to that 1983 episode of ‘This Is Your Life’ with George reads:
THIS IS YOUR LIFE – George Thomas, politician, was surprised by Eamonn Andrews at London’s Royal Albert Hall, ahead of a charity concert for the National Children’s Home… Born in Port Talbot, Wales, George initially worked as a teacher in both London and Cardiff. A Member of Parliament from 1945 to 1983, he held office in Harold Wilson’s 1964–1970 Labour administration, notably as Secretary of State for Wales from 1968 to 1970. In 1976 Thomas was elected Speaker of the House of Commons, in which role the first broadcasting of parliamentary proceedings brought him unprecedented public attention. He retired from parliament in 1983
Anyone for threatening to murder Brown and then living with members of MI5 when people ‘didn’t know’ that there was a trafficking ring in operation in north Wales?
and was elevated to the peerage as Viscount Tonypandy.
I have mentioned ‘This Is Your Life’ per se in previous posts; a number of celebs close to the Gang starred just when the Gang needed the PR most. The guest who convinced me that the Gang definitely had influence re ‘This Is Your Life’ was Tony Jones aka Anthony Stewart Gervais Jones, who was ‘surprised’ by Michael Aspel in Dec 1992, the show being broadcast in Jan 1993. Tony Jones was the most unlikely star for ‘This Is Your Life’. He was a marine geologist from Bangor University, a mate of the Gang and constantly the centre of suspicions that his Ollie Reedesque conduct was a cover for his gay interest in male students. Jones was a South African who was Racist And Proud Of It and conducted vindictive campaigns against students with whom he had a problem, on one occasion having some bent policeman with whom he was friends wrongfully arrest a student and keep him in the cells overnight for a laugh.
When Tony Jones appeared on ‘This Is Your Life’, the guests were nearly all male – Tony didn’t really know any women apart from his sister – a selection were RAF staff from Valley, students from Bangor and a stream of people who testified that Tony had saved their lives that day when they were caught out by the weather in Snowdonia (Tony Jones was in the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team). Tony Jones was such a peculiar choice for ‘This Is Your Life’ – he had a lot of enemies in every sphere of life in which he was active as well, Tony Jones was not popular and there were a lot of concerns about his conduct – that a rat was very obviously smelling. So who was able to pull strings behind the scenes and provide the Gang with PR when they needed it?
The ‘This Is Your Life’ episode starring Tony Jones was made by Granada. Granada, Dec 1992. If anyone knows who was responsible, do let me know. The North Wales Police investigation into a possible VIP paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire had just ended with ‘no evidence’ of any such thing found… There were more than one hundred complaints made of abuse of kids in care during the investigation and the CPS sent a file to the DPP, but no prosecution was launched. Until the CPS launched one against F and I in Spring 1993 on the basis of the perjury of Gwynedd social worker Jackie Brandt.
One of the CPS solicitors at the time was Hilary Morgan, the wife of the then Bishop of Bangor, Barry Morgan. Barry Morgan, years later, Chaired a Shelter Cymru Committee, on which one of the members was Meri Huws who in the 1980s was a Gwynedd social worker who’s patch included the Ty’r Felin children’s home in Bangor, from where so many complaints of abuse emanated…
In Dec 1992, F’s baby was hijacked by the Gang and placed with a family containing two known child abusers. Good work C!
George Thomas died on 22 Sept 1997, just as Ronnie was drawing that part of the Inquiry that consisted of Taking Oral Evidence From Witnesses and Calling Them Lying Criminal Drug Addicts to an end. Some three weeks before George died, there was a car crash in Paris.
Ron Davies rode on after Opening His Heart about the Compulsive Risk Taking, although he left the Labour Party to join a peculiar party called Forward Wales that was substantially formed of Ron and John Marek, a peculiar MP who represented Wrexham and at one point formed a party consisting only of himself. John Marek is discussed in previous posts. Ron then stood as an Independent and then joined Plaid, where he remains. Ron serves as a Councillor for Caerphilly. See eg. ‘The Cradle Of Filth’ for more details re Ron.
For a number of years now, Caerphilly Borough Council has been dogged by a corruption scandal involving a small number of Council officers who were caught bang to rights, refused to go away, the writs began flying and the whole saga has cost an enormous amount of money. The general public are mystified as to why such a seemingly clear cut matter involving serious corruption on the part of named Council officials could not be resolved by sacking a few people, even if no-one dared prosecute them. Instead many lawyers have been happy to entertain the fuckwittery at a cost to the Council of millions. See previous posts.
Ron Davies was married to Christina Rees, until she divorced him after the Moment Of Madness. Until Madness overcame Ron, they’d been married for years. Christina was elected as the Labour MP for Neath in 2015, succeeding C, who stood down from the Commons when he bagged his peerage. Christina’s wiki is rather brief and explains that she was Head Girl at school, liked sports and is a vegan. Christina is also a barrister who was for years married to one of Caerphilly’s greatest and most notorious entertainers but she’s far too modest to admit that.
Older readers will remember Tommy Cooper’s slapstick on-stage death which the audience initially believed was part of the act. Sadly it wasn’t. I remember much about Tommy Cooper, including that he was a ferocious wife-beater and womaniser, but I’ve only just noticed that he died in April 1984, just weeks after I complained about Gwynne and either a few days before or after the C&A Hospital in Bangor gave me an unnecessary blood transfusion and with blood that they knew was infected as well. I knew at the time that I had been lied to about much that happened during my brief stay in the C&A, but it was only after I began this blog that I received info telling me that it was far worse than I suspected… See previous posts.
In 1984 George Thomas was hospitalised with an STD. Terrified that all would become public, Thomas summoned Leo Abse to the hospital (I don’t know which one it was) and Abse wrote a Press Release Of Lies to be delivered to the journos. See ‘It Wasn’t On Our Radar’. The Ah the Doctors they were wonderful – as well as the rest of the NHS – knew about the cover-up and capitalised on it as much as poss. I’ve been told that Gwynne, Wood, Francis et al in north Wales were among those who made full use of George’s predicament. AS DID THE TORIES!!!!
Come on C, tell us what’s been going on.
Labour Party! Next time that the young adult offspring of Tories in England close to THATCHER’S CABINET MINISTERS have the dirt on those SAME TORIES who attacked the grandfather of one of them because he did battle with the biggest crook in the Tory Party, instead of destroying their careers and trying to lobotomise one of them because she refused to have sex with Gwynne and Dafydd, why not be nice to them?? It might have worked wonders, instead of
In the summer of 1985, Michael Grade joined forces with Samuel Brittan against my best friend from school because she refused to work a fiddle for Sam as discussed in previous posts. My friend and her husband didn’t take the hint – we laughed at Grade’s letter, not realising that we were bugged – and just as I was forced out of my job at St George’s in Dec 1990-Jan 1991, my friend was forced out of her job at the Royal Television Society. It was no secret: what had happened to her was so gross that there was a petition from her colleagues, a threatened strike and then she won an unfair dismissal case…
While my friend was employed at the RTS, one of their managers was convicted for sexually assaulting a 10 yr old boy. Tony Pilgrim, one of the old bastards who gave my friend such a bad time at the RTS, remarked that it was a shame that he’d been caught… Tony’s mate who helped force my friend out of the RTS was Claire Price… See previous posts.
The President of the RTS at the time was Sir Paul Leonard Fox,(born 27 October 1925) spent much of his broadcasting career working for BBC TV, most prominently as the Controller of BBC1 between 1967 and 1973.
Fox was educated in Bournemouth and served in the Parachute Regiment, 1943-46. Fox began his career at the BBC in the 1950s, writing scripts for the Television Newsreel programme before going on to create and edit the popular sports programme Sportsview. While editing Sportsview in 1954 Fox hit upon the idea of creating the annual BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, a glittering ceremony that is still held every December by the Corporation and seen as one of the major events in British sport.
By the early 1960s Fox had been promoted to Editor of Panorama
and later Head of Public Affairs at BBC TV; in this role Fox was heavily involved in the news coverage of the assassination of JFK in 1963 and the subsequent reaction to the events in the UK. In 1967 Fox became the Controller of BBC 1, a post he held for six years. Fox’s Incredible Achievements in that role included the launch of the enduring Dad’s Army and overseeing the transition of BBC 1 into colour in 1969. He also commissioned The Two Ronnies, Bruce Forsyth and the Generation Game and the Parkinson talk show in 1971.
Can Paul Fox let us know whether he was responsible for that faux jolly BBC voiceover that used to introduce these lame old fools and their ‘comedy’ turns and was Fox the man who encouraged Parkie to drool over young women who just thought that he was a sad old perv as he banged on about his vasectomy all the time? Parkie and the vasectomy crowd used to have a novelty tie in the 1970s with a pair of scissors on, ‘Ooh I’ve had the snip, you can shag me and not get pregnant’.
Parkie is a sucker for the Top Docs’ sales patter, he was boasting of having had his prostate removed not so long ago; well that was probably needless Parkie, there’s a lot of false positives being thrown up in The Tests but there we are, you’re doubly incontinent and impotent now. If you did have an aggressive cancer, it will have been worth it, but you probably didn’t, so can you please stop acting as a walking talking advert for the Top Docs’ mistakes? It nearly makes me wish that you’d just return to your former state of drooling over women and telling the media that women found you irresistible. No Parkie, they thought that you were silly, you were doing a Dafydd there, young women do laugh at sad old men…
Parkie will have to remain loyal to the Top Docs what with all Bodger’s celeb mates to keep quiet about or Parkie will find that Fings Break.
Parkie was one of the Professional Northerners in the media a Club that was satirised in a volume by Mel Smith and Gruff Rhys Jones in the 1980s. The Professional Northerners were imagined to sing a song that included the lines:
‘Here All, See All, Say Nowt/Eat All, Drink All, Pay Nowt/And If Ever Thou Does Owt For Nowt/Do It On Prime TV In A Yorkshire Accent’
One verse also included the words ‘Belper In A Matlock’s Wilge’; Belper and Matlock are in Derbyshire but if you’re a Southerner, Midlands Derbyshire counts as the North.
In the 980s it was observed that there were ‘All these Yorkshire people on the BBC’. It only recently dawned on me that was probably a consequence of Jimmy Savile and the ring in Yorkshire.
The Professional Northerners Club included Parkie, Eddie Waring, Molly Sugden, Melvyn Bragg, Alan Bennett…
All the Moon landings of Project Apollo occurred during Paul Fox’s tenure at the BBC and Fox allocated generous time on his network for coverage. It was better than so many more of Fox’s proud offerings.
In June 1989 (the month before Bluglass Chaired the rigged investigation into my complaint) – Yorkshire TV approached Alison Taylor re a documentary about child abuse in north Wales. Filming subsequently began but in Feb 1990 – the month in which Gwynedd County Council obtained the injunction against me from Sir John Kay, sitting in Leeds High Court (see eg. Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’ and ‘The Bitterest Pill’) on the basis of the perjury of Keith Fearns and Jackie Brandt – YTV abandoned the planned programme for one about the abuse of boys at Castle Hill School in Shropshire, the Headmaster of which went to prison. Castle Hill was bad but not as bad as Gwynne, Dafydd and John Allen’s empire in north Wales. John Allen owned a children’s home in Shropshire and he also exchanged staff with an institution just down the road from Castle Hill School, but no, none of that received a mention on TV. See eg. ‘The Mentor’. Lord Gnome’s widow Veronica lived in Harrow, the Borough that sent most of the boys on placement to Castle Hill School.
John Biffen, Thatch’s Cabinet Minister who went to school with my father and who’s family’s home was some three miles away from ours, was the MP for Oswestry, 1961-83 and then North Shropshire, 1983-97. Biffen succeeded Lord David Harlech as MP; Harlech had held the seat since 1950. Oswestry was the site of the VIP ring with links to the Gang and Royals that is alleged to have targeted Lord Harlech’s family; Harlech was mates with the Royal Family and Ma’am Darling was a guest at his wedding. The Harlechs aka the Ormsby-Gores have been dropping like lemmings ever since Lord David Harlech returned to the UK after his stint as the US Ambassador when JFK was shot and Harlech’s subsequent romance with Jackie Kennedy etc. See eg. ’95 Glorious Years!’.
John Biffen served as Lord President of the Council, which meant that he was also the Visitor to UCNW, April 1982-June 1983. So Biffen was in that position when the Gang moved in on Brown and I, when no-one at UCNW would respond to the murder threats that Brown was receiving and when the first MI5 plant Trishles aka Patricia Margaret Edwards moved into our shared house. Biffen was Lord President of the Council when Adrian Bell coerced me into seeing D.G.E. Wood and Wood had just had time to recommend his Greek friend in Shrewsbury to me as a possibility before Biffen stepped down as Lord President of the Council. Then there was the unlawful surveillance of us by MI5 ordered by the Home Office. Leon Brittan was Home Secretary, DATES.
1983 was the year that all hell broke loose in the Tory Party re Cecil Parkinson and Sara Keays. I have just re-read Sara’s 1986 book about it all and the dates of the unfolding scandal correlate with events re Brown, me and the Gang perfectly. I haven’t had time to blog in detail about this yet, but my main interest now is in the Top Docs who were ‘looking after’ Sara, who were undoubtedly colluding with Cecil et al who did not wish Sara well. From Sara’s account of the delivery of her baby, the delivery was mismanaged in a way that was inexplicable and was almost certainly responsible for Sara’s daughter’s severe disabilities. Not that anyone made that clear to Sara.
Sara’s Top Doc was Anthony Kenny.
They’re a load of scumbags Sara, the Top Docs will have been worse than Cecil et al.
Wood et al knew all about Sara, her family lived near Bath. Chris Patten was the constituency MP and Lord Snowdon and Roger Gilliatt’s mate Swinging Jeremy Fry (who was also a mate of Mr Thrope) lived nearby and his house was the site of regular shagfests.
Lord David Harlech met an unfortunate end himself on 26 Jan 1985 after crashing his car near Shrewsbury. Dafydd’s Gang extended to Shrewsbury; not only was D.G.E. Wood’s mysterious Greek psychotherapist friend in Shrewsbury, but the playwright John Osborn, who had previously been married to Roger Gilliatt’s wife, made his home near Shrewsbury in the 1980s. Gilliatt and his Royal Top Doc mates never forgave Penny Gilliatt for her affair with Osborn when she was still married to Gilliatt and Penny – arts journo for ‘The Observer’ and ‘New York Times’ as well as a film maker – died a hopeless alkie on 9 May 1993 (days before Lord Kenyon died) after the Doctors were Ah wonderful but there was no helping a hopeless drunk like Penny. Penny’s own family were Of The Gang’s partners in Durham – her dad was a BBC big wig in the North East – and John Osborn swung with the best and reached many members of the Gang via his numerous affairs/relationships/marriages, including useful ones who were barristers of High Society such as John Mortimer. See previous posts.
My friend from my first year at UCNW who’s mum complained about Gwynne and was told a pack of lies by Tony Francis after my friend had encountered Gwynne and attempted suicide hours later, was from Shrewsbury. Her mum was a nurse in the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, in which Lord Harlech died after his crash. My friend was suddenly and abruptly discharged from care by Tony Francis in Spring 1985, at the same time as I was and like me there was no follow-up offered. My friend spent the next 20 yrs of her life seriously ill, enduring impressive neglect at the hands of the mental health services in Greater Manchester. I don’t know if she realised that it was Francis’s old mates who led that team and that they had covered up Gwynne’s crimes. My friend killed herself as Operation Pallial was launched. Her family had repeatedly raised concerns about the neglect from the Top Docs of Manchester but their practice didn’t improve.
Sir Paul Fox was quite vocal in his disapproval of the ultimately unsuccessful poaching in 1985 of Dallas from the BBC by fellow ITV contractor Thames Television. This permanently soured Fox’s relationship with Thames executive Bryan Cowgill, who had been a former colleague at the BBC.
Whilst at YTV, Fox was prominent in representing the managerial view in the industrial dispute between members of the ACTT trade union and the ITV companies, which blacked out the network for three months in 1979.
Fox was considered to be a hard man re the unions which ingratiated him to Thatch. It never occurred to any of the Comrades to blow the whistle on the Kids To The Royals trafficking business when Fox was giving them a kick then? But then even SOGAT and the Wapping demonstrators didn’t mention that little matter.
Lord Jack McConnell’s Stirling University contingent in Bethnal Green got really pissed off with me because I refused to go to the Wapping bunfights on the grounds that I was not going to support people who kept ‘The Sun’ going throughout the Falklands War and who were unlawfully keeping ethnic minorities out of jobs. The print unions were pretty disgusting to Wimmin as well; that was probably worse than was ever publicised which was why Brenda Dean The Strong Woman was General Secretary of SOGAT. Brenda who knew about the whole lot…
Brenda Dean, Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, SOGAT from 1985 until 1991, “the first woman elected to head a major industrial trade union.” Brenda was born in Salford; her father was a railway signalman and her mother worked in a carpet factory. As a child the family moved to Eccles and she attended Stretford High School for Girls.(29 April 1943-13 March 2018) was General Secretary of
Brenda began her career as a trade unionist as a teenager, initially as a member of the National Union of Printing, Bookbinding and Paper Workers. In 1972 Brenda became Assistant Secretary of the Manchester branch of SOGAT (Society of Graphical and Allied Trades) and became involved in negotiations over the introduction of new technology to the printing industry. Rising through the union hierarchy, Brenda became President of SOGAT in 1983, and was elected as its General Secretary in 1985. She recognised the threats to her members’ jobs of impending changes in the print industry, and, it later became clear, held private meetings with the Digger in secret to discuss his plans. During the Wapping dispute of 1986/87, Brenda “became one of the best-known trade union leaders in Britain.” However, in Brenda’s attempts to resolve the strike, “she was bitterly denounced by some people in the militant Fleet Street chapels (union branches) as a “Judas”, she was derided as “a film star” because of her blond good looks and her leadership was decried when she put the survival of the union, with 90% of its members in the provinces, ahead of what was essentially a London dispute.”
In 1991, SOGAT became part of the Graphical, Paper and Media Union. Dean stood for the General Secretaryship, but was narrowly defeated by Tony Dubbins, by 78,654 votes to 72,657. Instead, Brenda became the union’s Deputy General Secretary, serving for a single year before resigning.
Dean was raised to the peerage in October 1993 as Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, of Eccles in the County of Greater Manchester and was appointed to another Brenda’s Privy in 1998.
Brenda (Dean) was a member of the Labour Opposition front bench in the House of Lords, 1994-97 and a member of the National Committee of Inquiry into Higher Education that published an influential Report in 1997. Brenda (Dean) Chaired the Armed Forces Pay Review Body (1999-2004), the Covent Garden Market Authority (2005–13) and the Housing Corporation, now Homes England, (1997-2003); and was a member of the Royal Commission on House of Lords Reform in 1999.
Brenda (Dean) was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 1992.
Brenda’s autobiography, Hot Mettle, deals largely with her tenure as SOGAT General Secretary at the time of the Digger’s battles with her own and other trades unions, notably the Wapping dispute. Brenda was a Vice-President of the Debating Group.
Baroness Brenda became a Director for Labour Tomorrow on 28 June 2016, an organisation that funds groups who oppose Jezza as Labour Leader.
From 1977, Brenda’s partner was Keith McDowall, later Deputy Director General of the CBI; they married in 1988.
Brenda Dean died on 13 March 2018, aged 74.
Don’t you mind me Lord Jack, as any fule kno I’m a Fucking Tory! AND I purchased those bread rolls from the Harrods food hall, Christ that caused WW III. Particularly because I did so with a copy of ‘Marxism Today’ in my bag. I didn’t accept bribes to keep quiet about a gang of murdering paedophiles but I’ll never be forgiven for the bread rolls.
NB: The bread rolls were purchased from Harrods because I was in the middle of London that day, I don’t know London and I get lost constantly in towns, but I know Harrods because it’s huge with those green awnings out the front and I know there’s the food bit underneath, so that is where I went for the bread rolls. No Sheena they were not expensive and you used to spend hundreds at the hairdressers, so those bread rolls are neither here nor there. But your boyfriend had a very expensive heroin habit, no wonder you took orders from Jack.
Paul Fox was Chairman of ITN, 1986-88 and later Managing Director of BBC Television, 1988-91. Fox retired from the BBC at the age of 65 in 1991. Surprise Surprise, just as the water was reaching boiling point.
Paul Fox became Chairman of the Racecourse Association, 1993-97.
Fox was Chairman of DISASTERS EMERGENCY Committee, 1996-99.
Fox was a sports columnist for The Daily Telegraph, 1991-2003. My post ‘Just A Language Divide?’ discusses two students in the Dept of Plant Biology at UCNW who discovered the extent of police corruption and other wrongdoing in north Wales and shared a dorm with me on a fieldtrip. One of them became quite distressed and immediately after graduation, Wood arranged a job for her that she didn’t want, in Australia. She refused to go, freaked out and there was a row. Wood announced that No-One Would Bother To Help Her Again. Her best mate was the daughter of the sports editor of the Torygraph; she was given a PhD place – or it may even have been a research assistantship, I remember that she was able to buy a house, she showed me the estate agent’s bumph – with Wood’s wife and then a plum number in the US…
Brown observed the other day that not only did Wood transport these two witnesses, but he SPLIT THEM UP when they were very good mates; they weren’t gay, but they were very close, it would have been like splitting a couple up. Which is what Wood tried very hard to do to Brown and me.
Paul Fox was honoured with a CBE in 1985 and was knighted in 1991.
Fox bagged an Honorary LLD from Leeds University in 1984, an Honorary DLit from Bradford University in 1991 and the Royal Television Society Gold Medal for Outstanding Services to Television 1992. My mate who found Michael Grade and Paul Fox after her blood told me that all the RTS awards were meaningless, they just gave them to each other… Including it seems to their own President.
Bryan Cowgill – relation to Sophie??
Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Mr BBC Arts Huw Wheldon (see previous posts) preceded Paul Fox as President of the RTS, 1979-86. Huw who went to Friars School in Bangor, as did Keith Thomson and so many others… Michael Grade served as President of the RTS, 1995-97.
In Feb 1991, when I was rendered destitute and my friend was well on the way out of her media career, Brenda knighted Peter Morrison. I haven’t yet found out in which month in 1991 that Paul Fox bagged his K. Brenda’s Ks seem to be as meaningless as the RTS awards.
My post ‘More Hollywood Gossip’ discussed how boys at Bryn Estyn who refused to shut up about the beatings, buggery and being sold to VIP paedophiles were transferred to Neath Farm School, a place that had a reputation so fearsome that boys decided that Bryn Estyn was a better option. There was never any sort of investigation into Neath Farm School or indeed any scandalous allegations published in the media. As with the North Wales Hospital, Denbigh, everyone on the ground knew that it was appalling at Neath Farm School, but it was always the less dreadful places that received the coverage rather than the Final Solutions. Neath Farm School has now been demolished…
Boys who refused to be beaten into silence were not the only kids in care from north Wales who disappeared into the Bermuda Triangle in the Neath/Pontypridd area. Girls who became pregnant in care and named staff as the fathers of their babies were shipped out to south Wales if they dared say that they wanted to keep the baby. Some girls told of being forced into abortions after they were told that if they refused this ‘offer’ they’d be transferred to a secure unit until they were 21. Others never managed to explain where their baby went and sometimes the mothers of the babies disappeared as well. The receiving institutions of these witnesses seem to have been the secure units of south Wales or various psych hospitals; ultimately it will have been a prison somewhere because it was very easy for the Gang to frame people and once someone’s been in prison, no-one believes a word they say anyway, as the witnesses at the Waterhouse Inquiry discovered. Not even if they produce evidence of serious crime on the part of the state. Such as is in my possession and I never even went to prison, although the details of the series of conspiracies are on my documents.
I was told a few days ago that a major distraction factor re the horrors of Neath Farm School and the other institutions in the Port Talbot area that were used to silence the toughest victims of Gwynne and Dafydd was the huge publicity and good PR afforded to the biggest star to ever come out of Port Talbot: Richard Burton. I took the opportunity to do a bit of digging and I could see what my correspondent was highlighting. Richard Burton of course lived outside of the UK, but he had a sizeable family who remained in south Wales. Richard Burton would periodically call in on the village in which he grew up, Pontrhydyfen and a stage-managed Tour would take place, in front of cameras. Richard’s Rolls Royce would be filmed driving past the chapel, the school etc and he’d then be interviewed in a local pub by Vincent Kane or some such Welsh journo. Vincent Kane knew all about the Gang but was happy to share platforms with Dafydd or invite him onto his TV programmes and allow Dafydd to advertise himself and his wares.
Richard Burton was famously married to Liz Taylor a few times, but I’ve only recently read the small print re Richard Burton and his marriages. At the end of 1975, Burton got together with another of his wives, Suzy Miller. Suzy Miller had married James Hunt the racing driver in 1974 and left Hunt for Burton. I know more about James Hunt than I do about Richard Burton; James Hunt was keen on recreational chemicals and really got through sexual partners. Hunt studied medicine at Guy’s; I’m fairly sure that Hunt dropped out before he qualified, but he was a hero at Guy’s and as with Graham Chapman who qualified at Bart’s but only practiced for a few months, James Hunt and Guy’s were in a symbiotic relationship.
James Hunt’s excesses got the better of him in the end – although there was a lot of bad behaviour that never became public – and he faded from the media. Hunt and his mates maintained that he had given up Class As so everyone was rather surprised when James Hunt died in his sleep ‘from a heart attack’ at the age of 45 on 15 June 1993. James died at home in Wimbledon, where he had lived since 1982. A neighbour of Michael Havers, Bodger and many senior staff of St George’s.
James Hunt’s father was a stockbroker and he had a number of siblings, including David, who was, like James, a racing car driver. David died in his sleep at the age of 55 on 11 Oct 2015.
James Hunt was gregarious and knew and partied with a great many people. He was a good friend of Niki Lauder who surprised everyone by surviving a serious car crash and extensive burns in his racing days and surprised everyone again earlier this year when he died on 20 May.
James Hunt knew Noel Edmonds from their racing interests; Noel who relocated to Devon years ago and has been doing his country gent bit for a long time now. Noel who was one of many who Didn’t Know.
I was never 100% certain, but I always suspected that Mr Bridgy Celeb probably at least met James Hunt even if he didn’t get to know him. Mr Bridgy Celeb has been a motorbike enthusiast since he was a teenager and he got to know a great many people in biking/motorsport circles. Once he tripped over David Kirke and the crowd who were the degenerate offspring of the Rich n Famous, he met wealthy and famous people in biking/motorsport…
Richard Burton didn’t make old bones either; he died in Switzerland on 5 Aug 1984, as the Gwynne Row escalated.
Here’s a bit of info on Suzy Miller, bedfellow of both Hunt and Burton:
Susan “Suzy” Miller (married name Susan Hunt) (born 19 May 1949) is a British model, actress, dancer, and choreographer. She has acted in several films such as Twenty Nine (1969) and The Wild Geese (1978). Miller gained notoriety for being married to Formula 1 race driver James Hunt (in 1974), and leaving him for Richard Burton in 1976.
Miller grew up in Southern Rhodesia with her parents, a twin sister and a brother. By the age of 24, she was a successful fashion model in Britain. She was known for being one of the “beautiful people” and for getting whatever she wanted easily. In 1974, Suzy met James Hunt in Spain. He proposed to her only weeks later and they were married the same year. The wedding, which took place in Kensington, was considered the “society wedding of the year” and the couple were considered “one of the sporting world’s most happily married couples.”
The couple spent their honeymoon in Antigua with one of Hunt’s close friends, also newly married and then settled in Spain for tax reasons. Later, Miller described feeling that Hunt’s career came ahead of everything else in his life. He was also frequently unfaithful and the marriage foundered.
In December 1975, Burton met Miller at a Swiss ski resort and invited her to return to New York with him. No doubt with morale boosting visits to Port Talbot. Their relationship developed quickly and Burton left Elizabeth Taylor for Miller. Burton allegedly paid Hunt $1 million as part of the divorce settlement between Hunt and Miller.
Miller claimed that part of the reason she initially became involved with Burton was so that she could make Hunt jealous. Miller divorced Hunt in Haiti in June 1976. After her divorce from Hunt, she and Burton had a honeymoon of sorts and were married in August 1976 in Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A. During their marriage, Miller was reported to be jealous of Burton’s ex-wife Taylor. The marriage between Burton and Miller ended in their 1982 divorce, which was settled in Haiti.
Suzy Miller married a third time, to American millionaire Jack Cawood, a real estate developer in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and the couple moved to the United States.
Ron Howard‘s 2013 film, Rush recounts the intrigues surrounding her former husband, Hunt, and the role of Miller is played by Olivia Wilde. At the time, it was reported that Miller was living on the Spanish island of Ibiza. Ibiza has become well-known as a place of excess – Bore George resurrected his career as a DJ in Ibiza after his Culture Club era – but I’d always associated Ibiza with young or youngish people. So imagine my surprise when I heard that Mr Bridgy Celeb had become keen on Ibiza.
The Gang will have become over-excited re Brown, me and Bore George as well. Previous posts have discussed how in the early 1980s, Brown and I were mates with an alternative crowd in Birmingham who hung out in a fashion designers/shop called Khan and Bell. We used to visit Khan and Bell as well as their friend Whiskers who owned and ran the antique clothes shop in the back of the property. Whiskers was a regular at ‘Heaven’, the gay club where Bore George et al hung out. There was an article about ‘Heaven’ on ‘The Guardian’ online two days ago, maintaining that in the 1980s, no-one dared Come Out but ooh ‘Heaven’ provided a Space. I knew people in Somerset and north Wales who were given a terrible time for being gay, but I never ever found that among the ‘Heaven’ crowd; there’s no way they’d have been Ashamed of being gay, they were Out And Proud and having a great time.
The only problem that I had because of Brown and me being mates with the Khan and Bell crowd was that spotters from the Gang were hanging around those spots, saw us and became over-excited, presuming that I would be interesting in shagging horrid old men like Gwynne and Dafydd…
‘The Guardian’ mentioned that Richard Branson owned ‘Heaven’, but I don’t think that he did originally.
So that is the extent of the idiocy. Brown and I had interesting friends and a Gang of sex offenders who’s day jobs were as Respectable Top Doctors were hanging around young people’s alternative spots identifying the guests and then tried to force them into the sex industry. If you said no they became quite traumatised, murdered your friends and tried to murder you.
When you get your paws on 10,000 documents detailing the degree of serious crime involved, no-one will even answer your e mails…
One thing that Paul Bates used to do that surprised Brown was to go out to the better clubs in Birmingham and see gigs that one would not associate with someone like Bates, him being in his 30s, very intellectual (if dangerous with it) and very solitary. Before he began threatening to murder Brown, Bates was always telling Brown where he’d been the night before and one night Brown bumped into Bates in central Birmingham and Bates said that he was on his way to see Kid Creole and the Coconuts. When we realised how mad and dangerous Paul Bates was, Brown wondered if perhaps the accounts of Bates’s swinging nightlife were fantasy, but Bates might well have been dropping in to spot potential targets.
Paul Bates also told Brown that he’d been raised in a seriously tough part of Birmingham and had escaped a very violent family; he’d been to a good school because he won a scholarship to the very selective Edward VI Grammar. Brown always suspected that Bates could well have had contact with the gangsters of the social services or mental health services when he was younger, if he had been telling the truth about his upbringing that was.
Liz Taylor, as well as being known for her ridiculously expensive huge diamonds, also became known for her AIDS work. And of course for being a good friend of Michael Jackson and Bubbles. See previous posts.
Ron Davies succeeded Ednyfed Hudson Davies as the MP for Caerphilly. Ednyfed was a valuable Gang member who held Conwy for Labour, 1966-70 – losing to the Gang’s bestest friend Tory Lord Wyn Roberts – and then represented Caerphilly, 1979-83, defecting to the SDP at the end of 1981. Edfyned was a Gang member who usefully covered many angles. His father was a Congregationalist Minister so the family moved around Wales. Hudson Davies was born in Llanelli, went to Friar’s School in Bangor, then to Dyvenor Grammar in Swansea, followed by University College, Swansea, then Balliol. After graduation, Hudson Davies lectured in HE at Aberystwyth and Cardiff and also embarked on a broadcasting career with the BBC. In 1976 he was appointed as the Chair of the Wales Tourist Board. In 1983 Hudson Davies unsuccessfully stood for the SDP in Lord Denning Central ie. Basingstoke; I’ve been told recently that this was something to do with my Lord Denning and Overton connections (see previous posts), the Gang having mobilised Hudson Davies and of course others in that year.
The Gang placed many Friends in key positions in the first few months of 1983 when Paul Bates and the Gang moved in on Brown and I as discussed in previous posts. Wedgie Benn ended up as the MP for Chesterfield on the site of Dafydd’s partner ring in Derbyshire after the Labour Party moved mountains to remove Eric Varley, the sitting MP without pissing him off, Eric being very much part of the Gang. Margaret Beckett and her caravan also rocked up as a Derbyshire MP in 1983…
In 1983, the Windbag became Labour Party Leader and Fattersley became Deputy Leader.
The Drs Francis turned up in north Wales in 1983, as did NHS manager Gren Kershaw, who relocated from Savile Central in Yorkshire/Leeds to evolve into one of the biggest problems that the NHS in Wales has. See previous posts.
I wondered who it was in particular telling the Selected Few in Wales about my Lord Denning past, because I didn’t tell anyone and the common or garden Angels and assorted fuckwits shrieking at me that ‘They knew all about’ me very obviously didn’t. I have been told that one of those Who Did Know was C
Furthermore C, if you’re going in to have your prostate done and you’re worried that the Top Docs think that you’re one of the lefties with links to Bangor University who might have been Supporting Merfyn Jones, now I’ve been rude about you on this blog, the Top Docs won’t be in danger of Making A Mistake will they? Not that you’ll be any better off you stupid old git, they’ve been lying about their research results and Standards for years, no-one’s safe so don’t delude yourself.
Here’s the twat that C mobilised in 1983 on behalf of the SDP:
C, the next time that you choose to stick your nose into my business, you’d save yourself much time and effort if you just came to me and asked me what you wanted to know. Furthermore, I would have thought that you would have the brains to realise that I wasn’t interested in shagging either Gwynne or Dafydd, so why they persisted I don’t know; couldn’t you have told them that they were onto a loser there and saved everyone a lot of trouble? If you wish to have sex with Dafydd C, be my guest, but I wasn’t going to and the attempts to force me to do this just pissed me off. Now can I have the money for the porn from the Bryn Golau Peep Show please C or do I have to personally invoice you for each wank as it were? This has not been a very savoury business C and you should not have involved yourself with it you big idiot.
Ooh, was it your elderly parents C? They came over from South Africa to join you a few years ago and there were grumbles that Neath had become a Hain family stronghold. I do hope that Walter and Mrs Hain Snr weren’t NHS Tourists! So THAT’S why people kept telling me that you weren’t the unprincipled slimebag of common perception!
For further info re the fuckwittery that Brown and I had to tolerate from C’s mates on the left who targeted us through the small ads in the ‘New Statesman’ when Brown was looking for extra income during 1983-85 see ‘Sex, Lies and No Democracy’. We concluded that there were a lot of rather odd hypocritical people associated with the ‘New Statesman’.
As for the Nov 1994 Liverpool High Court case in which Dafydd perjured himself, discussed his anus and complained about F having blown a raspberry down the phone at him months earlier, some of the Senior Officers in post at the time were:
Lord Chancellor: Lord James Mackay of Clashfern. The Scottish Presbytarian elder who nonetheless was very tolerant of serious sex offences when committed by his colleagues, including it would seem Solicitor General for Scotland, 1987-92, Nicholas Fairbairn, son of Gwynne’s old psychoanalyst buddy Ronald Fairbairn. See previous posts…
RONALD was one of the founders of the elite VIP paedophile ring in Edinburgh that it is admitted exists but No-One Knows Who’s Involved. Well I do, it was/is the colleagues/mentees/juniors of Ronald Fairbairn and some of their children. Esther is a former bedfellow of Nick Fairbairn. See previous posts. Nicky Fairbairn died of drink on 19 Feb 1995, in which month Hefin Davies, Chair of Gwynedd Community Health Trust, was writing to the Welsh Office’s crooked lawyers as well as Tony Lane, a solicitor in Caernarfon whom the Trust had also hired, to ask them bluntly if they could find any way of prosecuting me for anything at all. See eg. ‘A Letter From North East Wales MIND’.
Attorney General: Nicholas Lyell. Lyell had served as Solicitor General, 1987-92, which made him rather culpable with the fuckwittery throughout the North Wales Police investigation into the VIP paedophile ring that no-one knew anything about and the activities or non-activities of Mrs Mills. Lyell was a very rich man who, from 1974, was a Lloyd’s ‘name’. I went to school with a girl who also lived in the same village as me when I was a teenager who worked for Lloyd’s of London instead of going to university as I did. I have been given her name constantly as someone who heard what had happened to me in north Wales and who, as well as her brother – who was reputed to have become seriously wealthy for the son of a farm worker – benefited as a result. I haven’t bothered to name them before because I became so fed up of dissenting coppers telling me of serious crimes that they knew all about 25 years ago…
The person involved was the best friend, at school, of Paula Young, whom I mentioned in previous posts as having joined the police despite having knowledge of serious crime on the part of her mates. The saddest thing is that Paula’s brother Stephen was found dead, during a period of time when a whole load of young men known to me and to people who knew me in Stogursey were found dead. ‘Suicides’. It was Karen Watts who worked for Lloyd’s of London; her brother who came into serious money was Stephen Watts. The last that I heard was that Karen and her husband, an RAF officer I think, had emigrated to Australia.
My point here isn’t to land Karen and Stephen or even Paula in it, I really am beyond caring about the many snouts that went into the trough as the insults were hurled at Brown and I; it is that someone knew about this many years ago, I have received full details… The same someone knew that F and I were framed, that the Top Docs whom we were ‘harassing’ were dangerous sex offenders, that documentation was being forged and circulated amongst third parties and that witnesses were being killed. Karen and Stephen became rich while people died and I was called a liar.
How can this ever be excused?
Nicholas Lyell was given a peerage in June 2005. It was announced that he’d be bagging a peerage in May 2005. I finished my PhD thesis in April-May 2005; my PhD supervisor told me to take a copy up to Merfyn because Merfyn had advised on some of the Welsh history content. So I e mailed Merfyn… I had no idea that a whole variety of people were reading the contents of my inbox and that Bangor University was bugged.
Nicholas Lyell died on 30 Aug 2010, shortly after Brown and I began publishing specifically about the mental health services in north Wales. Cancer. That was a pity. We really must Raise Some Money To Save Lives.
Gordon Brown knows something about lawyers and Top Docs in Edinburgh.
Solicitor General: Derek Spencer. Derek served as the Tory MP for Leicester South, 1983-87 and Brighton Pavilion, 1992-97. Days after Derek was elected for Brighton Pavilion, the Brighton Firebomb killed five witnesses to the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. Derek is a barrister and a member of Gray’s Inn.
Derek is an alumnus of Keble College, Oxford, as was Peter Morrison and as are Andreas Whittam Smith and Keith Best. Morrison and Keith, like Derek, both studied law.
Derek’s second wife Caroline died suddenly from a heart attack on 10 Jan 2003; in Jan 2003, I was awaiting trial after being charged with ‘threatening to kill Alun Davies’. Perhaps barrister Andrew Jebb of Gray’s Inn who led the prosecution against me for ‘threatening to kill’ after eight NHS staff and a police officer perjured themselves in 2002-03 (see post ‘More Hollywood Gossip’) can let us know if he and Derek ever had any little chats about me when they bumped into each other.
Gray’s Inn is certainly where the action is and has been for years: Lord Elwyn-Jones, William Mars-Jones, Malcolm Pill, David Waddington, Michael Mansfield, St Helena, George Carman’s mate Robert Alexander, Nigel Eastman, Geoffrey Dear, there’s a wonderful collection of crooks in Gray’s Inn.
I’ve been told that this was one big mover and shaker behind the prosecution of me for ‘threatening to kill’:
Home Secretary: Michael Howard, barrister from Swansea, who is mates with Dafydd’s circle. It was Michael Howard, who, in his capacity as Home Secretary, finally ruined Mary Wynch – just before the Cunning Plan was hatched by the Gang in 1994 to have me incarcerated with Mr Savile, the antics in Liverpool High Court in Nov 1994 being a part of that – although Mary had demonstrated every allegation that she had made re a circle of corrupt lawyers working with Dafydd to be true.
Michael ‘Prison Works As Did Neath Farm School’ Howard:
So many witnesses to the Gang were found dead in prisons, usually Risley Remand Centre. Including kids in care as young as 14 yrs old. See ‘Include Me Out’.
Michael’s airhead of a wife is 1960s ‘model’ Sandra Paul, who despite keeping her legs crossed at all times has managed to clock up quite a few bedfellows and husbands, including Robin Douglas-Home, nephew of PM Alec. Robin had a fling with Ma’am Darling and was later found dead. Suicide. See previous posts.
Hudson Davies settled in the New Forest area, involving himself with commercial radio in Hampshire and New Forest touristy ventures, although he served as Commodore of the Royal Yacht Club in Caernarfon, 2002-03, when the Gang were pulling out all the stops to fit me up and have me jailed for ‘threatening to kill Alun Davies’. When the Cunning Plan imploded, Hudson Davies seems to have relinquished his interest in Caernarfon Yacht Club.
Hudson Davies died on 11 Jan 2018, after this blog gathered a following. Like so many, including Brenda Dean who died two months later, Hudson Davies lived by the Gang and then died by them.
Hudson Davies was one of those politicians who was keen on hanging out with celebs and was mates with stars of screen and stage. Ronnie Waterhouse’s family knew many luvvies, Peter Thomas (Heath’s Welsh Secretary and a most valuable member of the Gang) married into the theatre, then there were the many theatre friendships made with the Gang’s lawyers that resulted from membership of the Garrick. Until 1994, Hudson Davies was married to Amanda Barker Mill, who was from a Posh Family, who control a major charidee…
Ron Davies studied at Portsmouth Poly and then at University College Cardiff where he completed his teacher training. The University College Cardiff that hosted the Windbags, Glenys being a teacher. Before the Windbag was elected to the Commons, he was a tutor-organiser for the WEA; Ron took over that role when the Windbag moved onto full-time Windbaggery.
Ron Davies is known as the Architect of Devolution. Here’s the finished building:
After leaving Gov’t, Win Griffiths was Chair of the Welsh Grand Committee; Win retired from Parliament in 2005. Win served as Chair of Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust following his retirement and is now Chairman of WCVA as well as Chair of the Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust. The WCVA is the umbrella group for the many corrupt charidees eg. MIND, who have long been colluding with the Gang and the neglect and abuse of those who are being Helped. Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust has been clobbered with some impressive scandals, but no NHS organisation rivals any of those in north Wales…
Eleri Ebenezer, Chair Ceredigion and Mid Wales NHS Trust, Bronglais General Hospital, Caradog Road, Aberystwyth, SY23 1ER
Chair North East Wales NHS Trust, Administration Dept, PO Box 18, Wrexham, LL13 7ZH
Professor Sir Adrian Webb, Chair Pontypridd and Rhondda NHS Trust, Administration Building, Dewi Sant Hospital, Albert Road, Pontypridd, CF37 1LB
Chief Executives of NHS Trusts:
Allison Williams, Chief Executive, Ceredigion and Mid Wales NHS Trust, Bronglais General Hospital, Caradog Road, Aberystwyth, SY23 1ER
Chief Executive, North East Wales NHS Trust, Administration Dept, PO Box 18, Wrexham, LL13 7ZH
Mary Hodgeon, Chief Executive, Pembrokeshire and Derwen NHS Trust, Withybush General Hospital, Fishguard Road, Pembrokeshire, SA61 2PZ
Margaret Forster, Chief Executive, Pontypridd and Rhondda NHS Trust, Administration Building, Dewi Sant Hospital, Albert Road, Pontypridd, CF37 1LB
Jane Perrin, Chief Executive, Swansea NHS Trust, Central Clinic, Trinity Buildings, 21Orchard Street, Swansea, SA1 5AT
Chief Executive, Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust,HM Stanley Hospital, St Asaph, Clwyd, LL17 0WA
Chief Executives of LHBs:
Lynne Joannou, Chief Executive, Anglesey LHB, 17 High Street, Llangefni, Anglesey, LL77 7LT
Joanne Absolom, Chief Executive, Bleanau Gwent LHB, Station Hill, Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent, NP13 1UJ
Kay Howells, Chief Executive, Bridgend LHB, North Court, David Street, Bridgend Industrial Estate, Bridgend, CF31 3TP
- Charles Paget, 6th Marquess of Anglesey served as President of UCNW, 1945-47. Paget was born in 1885 to Lord Alexander Paget, third son of Henry Paget, 2nd Marquess of Anglesey, and to the Hon. Hester Alice Stapleton-Cotton, daughter of Wellington Stapleton-Cotton, 2nd Viscount Combermere. Charles Paget was educated at Eton and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. In 1905, he succeeded as Marquess of Anglesey on the demise of his childless cousin, the 5th Marquess. Charles Paget was also Earl of Uxbridge, Baron Paget and the 9th Baronet Paget, of Plas Newydd.
- Charles Anglesey briefly served in the Royal Horse Guards before his election as Mayor of Burton upon Trent, 1911-12. Within the first month of the WW I he rejoined the Royal Horse Guards and was sent to France, but was invalided out. Charles returned to serve as aide-de-camp to Sir John Maxwell, the General Officer Commanding in Egypt and to Sir William Birdwood in Gallipoli. Charles later served as Assistant Military Secretary to the General Officer Commanding in Ireland in 1916.
- The 6th Marquess of Anglesey was Lord Chamberlain to Queen Mary – the consort of George V – from 1922 until his death in 1947. Queen Mary was originally Mary of Teck and her brother Prince Alexander of Teck became the Earl of Athlone, who was Governor-General of South Africa, Jan 1924-Dec 1930 and Governor-General of Canada, June 1940-April 1946. The Earl of Athlone was for many years Chairman of the Middlesex Hospital, where Gwynne trained, as well as the Chancellor of London University, the institution that issued the qualifications to those qualifying as Top Docs at the Middlesex. The Earl of Athlone was Chancellor of London University when Gwynne qualified as a Top Doc in the 1930s. See previous posts for info on the Tecks, in particular Queen Mary and Prince Alexander.
- During WW II, Charles Paget served in the Home Guard; he was Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey from 1942 until his death.
- On 3 August 1912, Charles Paget married Lady Victoria Manners, a daughter of the 8th Duke of Rutland, in a grand ceremony performed by the Archbishop of Canterbury and attended by Prince Arthur of Connaught.
- Lady Victoria was a socialite and the sister of the more famous socialite Lady Diana Manners who married Viscount ‘Duff’ Cooper and was a member of the set known as the Coterie. See ’95 Glorious Years!’
Charles Paget and Victoria had six children:
- Lady Alexandra Mary Cecilia Caroline Paget (15 June 1913-22 May 1973 (aged 59)), married Sir Michael Duff, 3rd Baronet
- Sir Michael Duff – a godson of Mary of Teck – and Caroline (as she was known) were participants in general debauchery in north Wales and elsewhere. Their adopted son Charles David Duff, a theatre historian, some years ago published a volume and gave interviews about his traumatic bizarre upbringing at the hands of two Swinging parents who’s family seat was host to many we know and love, including Lord Snowdon, Ma’am Darling, Harold Macmillan and the Edens. Just as Lord Snowdon and Anthony Eden’s son Nick used the services provided by Gwynne and Dafydd, I suspect that Michael Duff and other members of his family and friends did as well. See previous posts for info on the Manners sisters, Sir Michael Duff et al.
- Lady Elizabeth Hester Mary Paget (1916–1980), married Raimund von Hofmannsthal, son of Hugo von Hofmannsthal an Austrian polymath. On 21 January 1933 Raimund married Ava Alice Muriel Astor, daughter of John Jacob Astor IV and Ava Lowle Willing. After divorcing Ava in 1939, Raimund later married Lady Elizabeth Paget. See previous posts for details of the Astors of the Profumo Affair, including John Jacob Astor IV.
- Lady Mary Patricia Beatrice Rose Paget (19 January 1918-28 March 1996 (aged 78), died unmarried
- Lady Rose Mary Primrose Paget (27 July 1919-1 November 2005 (aged 86)), married Hon. John Francis McLaren.
|Born||21 July 1919|
|Died||1 November 2005 (aged 86)|
|Spouse(s)||John Francis McLaren (m. 1940, dec. 1953)|
|Parent(s)||Charles Paget, 6th Marquess of Anglesey
Lady Victoria Manners
Lady Rose Mary Primrose McLaren‘s sister Mary was brain-damaged and Rose made herself responsible for her sister’s welfare until her death in 1996. I have no idea how Mary’s brain-damage occurred; I can only hope that it was not as a result of Gwynne’s lobotomy pick.
In her teens, Rose trained as a ballet dancer with Marie Rambert, and under the name Rose Bayly made her debut at Sadler’s Wells in Swan Lake in 1937. After being largely educated at home, Paget led ‘an unconventional life’, being at different times a ballerina, a florist, a land girl and a countrywoman. Twice engaged to the 8th Duke of Wellington, Paget eventually married Squadron Leader The Hon. John Francis McLaren, the second son of the 2nd Baron Aberconway in 1940. McLaren died in 1953.
Lord Henry Aberconway was a good mate of Bertrand Russell, Sir Clough and the Welsh Bloomsbury Set. He was the son of Charles McLaren, 1st Baron Aberconway and Laura Pochin. Laura was a suffragist and Charles a Liberal politician and barrister, like his son Henry. Lord Charles and Lord Henry were both members of Lincoln’s Inn, as was Lord Denning and later George Carman, Cherie and Miranda. Richard Crossman’s father Sir Charles Stafford Crossman was a barrister and judge of Lincoln’s Inn.
Henry McLaren was born in Richmond upon Thames, educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford. In 1906 Henry McLaren was elected MP for West Staffordshire as a Liberal, and was Private Under-Secretary to the President of the Board of Trade, David Lloyd George, until 1908. In 1910, Henry stood for his father’s old seat of Bosworth in Leicestershire and replaced him. Henry left politics in 1922, and succeeded his father to the Barony in 1934.
McLaren was an industrialist and Chaired companies from both sides of the family, including John Brown & Company and the Tredegar Iron and Coal Company. In 1915 Henry McLaren was the founding Chairman of the Design and Industries Association. Around the end of his political career, in 1920, he had Aberconway House built as a residence in Mayfair. Henry McLaren would also inherit the family estate (originally his maternal grandfather’s) in Conwy, North Wales, where he extensively developed and added to the Bodnant Garden. Henry was an avid horticulturalist and took an interest in the breeding of rhododendrons and magnolias. Henry sponsored several botanical collectors, including George Forrest, and Rhododendron aberconwayi is named in his honour. Henry died at Bodnant, aged 74.
Michael Palin and Terry Jones’s work of art about Dr Fegg contained a feature on a place rather like Bodnant Gardens, Lavatory Gardens, in which there were long straight rows of well-tended bogs. Previous posts have discussed how after my first row with Tony Francis, I sent him a piss-taking letter beginning ‘Dear Dr Fegg’. The letter later turned up in an affidavit as an example of a ‘threatening, aggressive letter’ that I ‘had sent to another doctor’. Even if which ever barrister prepared that nonsense didn’t know about Dr Fegg’s Encyclopaedia of All World Knowledge, they obviously hadn’t bothered to find out who Dr Fegg was, because if they had they’d have realised that I was taking the piss.
Instead a letter to Dr Fegg, a fictional character, was presented before a High Court judge – the letter had passed through the MDU and their solicitors Hempsons, as well as the BMA, various NHS and Welsh office lawyers and all the other third parties who were ‘advising’ on the danger that I presented to everyone…
But a few years later, Dafydd’s affidavit in which he discussed his anus, complained about F blowing a raspberry down the phone and explained how he found ‘MacDuff’s calls most disturbing’ – MacDuff being a fictional gay Scotsman who had fallen in love with Dafydd – was enough to secure him an injunction against F and I from Liverpool High Court…
I wonder if other people have been faced with the threat of prison and/or lobotomy as a result of Top Doctors claiming to be living in fear of fictional characters?
Perhaps the Windbag could let me know whether my rude letter to Dr Fegg was among those documents that Francis passed onto him unlawfully. Windbag, here’s some of the wisdom from Dr Fegg’s book:
I note that the Dr Fegg book was published in Nov 1984, the same month in which Lord Maelor spontaneously combusted.
Henry Paget married Christabel Mary Melville Macnaghten (1890–1974), the daughter of Sir Melville Macnaghten, and had five children:
- Hon. Elizabeth Mary McLaren (31 May 1911-4 December 1991), married and had issue, including Tory MP Sir Kenneth Carlisle
Sir Kenneth Carlisle
Lord Commissioner of the Treasury In office
27 July 1988 – 22 July 1990
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Preceded by Michael Neubert Succeeded by Sydney Chapman Member of Parliament
3 May 1979 – 1 May 1997
Preceded by Margaret Jackson Succeeded by Gillian Merron Personal details BornKenneth Melville Carlisle
25 March 1941
Hiraethog Rural District
Nationality British Political party Conservative Spouse(s) Lady Carla Cooper Carlisle Education Harrow School Alma mater Magdalen College, Oxford
Sir Kenneth Melville Carlisle (born 25 March 1941) was born in Hiraethog, Denbighshire. His father was a Director then Chairman of Liebig Extract of Meat Company which owned the brands of Oxo and Fray Bentos. The company was bought by Brooke Bond in 1970 and Unilever in 1984 and Kenneth Carlisle later worked at the company, 1966-74.
Prof Fungus Lowe of the School of Psychology, Bangor University, built his entire empire on the back of blackmailing people who had colluded with Gwynne and Dafydd when Fungus overthrew Dafydd’s influence in the Psychology Dept in 1987. The first people to be forced to cough up a great deal of money by Fungus were Unilever. See ‘Feet In Chains’. All on the back of my battle with the Gang; after the Gang killed my friend Anne, no-one was going to say no to Fungus…
Kenneth Carlisle was educated at Harrow School – as was Carlo’s mate Gerald, Duke of Westminster – and Magdalen College, Oxford. Carlisle became a barrister at the Inner Temple in 1965. In 1974, he took over running of an arable farm on his father’s 1,100-acre (4.5 km2) Wyken estate near Stanton in Suffolk.
Carlisle was a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence, October 1990-March 1992 WHO WAS SECRETARY? and the Minister for Roads and Traffic at the Department of Transport, May 1992 – May 1993. Carlisle is on the Council of the Royal Horticultural Society.
Carlisle’s farm has a 7-acre (28,000 m2) vineyard, shop and the Leaping Hare restaurant. The vineyard which has the Bacchus grape produces about 14,000 bottles of wine a year. He is interested in conservation via the Countryside Stewardship Scheme. Kenneth married Carla from Mississippi in 1986. They have a son, Sam. From 1996-8 and 2000–12, Carla wrote the weekly Spectator column for Country Life.
- Charles McLaren, 3rd Baron Aberconway (1913–2003) was educated at Eton and New College, Oxford, and became a barrister of the Middle Temple a la Waterhouse, Paddy Mayhew, Greville Janner etc. New College, Oxford was a recruiting ground for the British security services (Richard Crossman was recruited there and then went onto recruit as a New College don before Crossman became a Labour MP for a Coventry seat in 1945). See ‘A Study In Tyranny’. Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Saint Sir Charles Godber, the Chief Medical Officer who Helped Nye Bring the NHS Into Being, (see ‘The Crème De La Creme’ and ‘Cymro 007’) was recruited to the security services at New College, by HAL Fisher, a member of the Bloomsbury Set who had served in Lloyd George’s Gov’t (see post ‘The Vermin Club’); HAL also recruited Crossman. HAL might well have recruited Charles McLaren, Charles is of the right vintage.
As a young man, Charles McLaren became a Director of John Brown & Company, where his father was Chairman. Due to this connection, he took part in the secret, unofficial meeting of British businessmen with Hermann Göring arranged by Birger Dahlerus in August 1939 as a last-ditch effort to forestall war. During WW II, Charles served in the Royal Artillery. After the war, he took a more active role in the family corporations, preparing to succeed his father.Charles was also a Director of Westland Aircraft from 1947 to 1985. Which puts Charles right at the scene of the crime of the Westland Crisis of 1985-86, that almost brought down Thatch.It would have had the Windbag given Thatch a kick at the appropriate time in the Commons as the Crisis snowballed. Media commentators couldn’t understand why he didn’t. It was because the Westland Crisis was cooked up by Michael Heseltine when he found out that a girl whom I knew from Somerset, Janet Mitchell nee Sims, worked as an engineer at Westland and her family and friends knew the Bridgy contingent and knew that the Bridgy contingent knew Tom King and everyone knew what was happening to me at the hands of the Gang. Heseltine wanted to overthrow Thatch and he disguised the extraordinary chain of negotiations behind the scenes with a whole series of people who could benefit – including Paddy Pantsdown in who’s constituency Westland was and other West Country MPs such as Jerry Wiggin who knew people who knew me – as Heseltine’s Principled Stance re business support for a Plucky British Company. See ‘Those Who Are Ready To Serve’ and ‘A Legend Lives’ for the full details of the saga and the names of the key players.The Windbag couldn’t say a thing because his mate Tony Francis was at the centre of the grief that I was getting that Heseltine was using to thrash out dirty deals with so many people…Janet Mitchell’s career received a boost, as did the fortunes of many other people. Heseltine’s Cunning Plan didn’t work, Thatch was saved, I presume, by the security services; I suspect because Leon Brittan was at the centre of events as President of the Board of Trade and was, I have been told, indeed one of the VIP paedophiles of that era.Summer 1985 – Michael Grade and Sam BrittanApril 1986 – Anne was killed by the Gangdates of events re Westland – HEREJanet Sims’s family were from Chorley in Lancashire and I note that there is a British Aerospace plant in that area, British Aerospace being a company who were directly linked to Westland. There is also a British Aerospace plant in Flintshire, in what was Sir Anthony Meyer’s constituency. Meyer was a Tory Westminster Swinger who was a mate of Heseltine and was always happy to help Heseltine in his efforts to overthrow Thatch. Meyer’s grandmother Adele was a good mate of Bertrand Russell’s first wife, Alys Pearsall Smith and together they established the forerunner of the Mother and Baby Clinic in St Pancras. It was not what they thought it was or told other people that it was… See ‘International Women’s Day! Let Us Celebrate With Jane….
British Aerospace was the one company who did very well out of the Westland Crisis, orders for their products rocketed… See previous posts.
Janet Sims used to take the piss out of us when we were kids because our family were Tories… Never mind Janet, a load of bent Tories did wonders for you! Thank your lucky bank balance that the Windbag was mates with a gang of crooked Top Docs and social workers in north Wales who were supplying Anthony Meyer and Leon Brittan with sex workers – including children – or so many people would never have benefited from Heseltine’s Cunning Plan that didn’t result in him becoming PM…
Sir Jerry Wiggin, a Worcester farmer who served as the MP for Weston-Super-Mare, 1969-97 and was infamous as a drunken old Sir Bufton Tufton, not only benefited from the dirty deals over the Westland Affair himself, but his son Bill did as well. In 2001 Bill Wiggin was elected as the Tory MP for Leominster. Bill Wiggin was educated at Eton – he was there when Cameron was, although Bill is older than Cameron – and later on went to Bangor University no less, graduating in 1988. Jerry was an Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge man and there weren’t many old Etonians at Bangor. Bill Wiggin rocked up at Bangor just as Tony Francis got nasty and I contacted Keith Best, one of Bill’s dad’s fellow Tory MPs.
When he was at Bangor, Bill served in the Royal Welch Fusiliers in the TA, being a platoon commander for Holyhead, Bangor and Caernarfon. Keith Best was in the TA, so were all those vile abusive Angels and of course Gerald Duke of Westminster held a series of posts at the very top of the TA. Gerald had to resign after he was named in a scandal involving an elite escort agency in the US, but Gerald soon bounced back and was at the very top of the TA once more.
Then there was Sean Tierney, who for years passed himself off as a retired Army officer who had been shot in the back during the Falklands campaign, suffered from PTSD and owed his life and sanity to Dafydd. Sean was in receipt of an Army pension – Dafydd secured it for him by giving Expert Evidence – so imagine my surprise when some seven years ago, Sean went to prison for attempting to murder his two neighbours. During the trial it was revealed that Sean had only ever been in the Army for a very short time when he was young and was dishonourably discharged. It wasn’t mentioned that for years he had been campaigning on behalf of Dafydd, writing to MPs, writing to me as well, visiting former soldiers in prison who needed Dafydd’s help…
Sean Tierney showed me British Army ID documents that I now know must have been forged. But then Dafydd’s been doing false IDs for years now. No-one stopped him.
See previous posts for the excesses of Sean Tierney.
After Bangor University, Bill Wiggin worked as a Trader in Foreign Exchange Options for UBS from 1991–3, was an Associate Director of Kleinwort Bensonfrom 1994–98 and as a manager in the Foreign Exchange Department of Commerzbank from 1998. Bill was selected as the candidate for Leominster in 1999, when Ronnie Waterhouse was preparing to publish his Report.
See previous posts for info on Jerry and Bill Wiggin.
Charles McLaren was made a Justice of the Peace for Denbighshire in 1946 and High Sheriff of Denbighshire in 1950. In 1953, McLaren succeeded his father in the barony, the Chairmanship of John Brown and English China Clays, and various other industrial interests. McLaren continued in these Chairmanships until 1986 and 1984, respectively. Despite his corporate responsibilities, Lord Aberconway took a keen interest in horticulture. Besides maintaining the family’s Bodnant Garden, McLaren was the President of the Royal Horticultural Society, 1961-83 and oversaw the management of the Chelsea Flower Show. His annual assertion became famous:
I think I can say, without fear of contradiction, that this is the finest Chelsea Flower Show ever
- George Harrison became a horticulturalist when he was older and was a regular at the Chelsea Flower Show.
- Despite inheriting a seat in the House of Lords, McLaren rarely attended. Throughout his life, he enjoyed writing pithy, memorable and topical letters to The Times. Ronnie Waterhouse’s autobiography mentions that Lord Aberconway was as a JP so clueless and unable to follow proceedings that the Clerk of the Court would simply tell him what verdict to return.
Here’s an extract from Charles’s obituary published by ‘The Guardian’:
…In 1953 the second baron died, leaving Charles the title, heavy shareholdings (1.5m in China Clays alone) and the chairmanships of John Brown and English China Clays, the deputy chairmanships of Westland and later of Sun-Alliance and National Westminster, plus many subsidiaries of each. Charles inherited, too, some of his father’s Clydeside tycoon traits, being tagged “the autocrat”, according to the Sunday Times. “I do not care what people think of me,” he volunteered.
I don’t know where this leaves all those fans of Gwynne and Dafydd’s on the left with associations to Glasgow/Clydeside eg. Janey Buchan, Prof Jerry Morris, Sam Galbraith, Kay Carmichael, David Donnison or the SNP’s Sir Kenneth Calman, Little Scottish Susan’s dad et al…
Those were the days when English China Clays was the world’s largest provider, and John Brown was still building Cunarders on the Clyde. Aberconway blamed the unions’ “restrictive practices” for the demise of the shipbuilding yard. In 1986 the whole of the John Brown Group was sold to Trafalgar House and, at 73, Aberconway resigned as chairman. He had given up his chairmanship of English China Clays in 1984,
The year of the Gwynne Row
when he was over 70.
As was Gwynne.
Increasingly, his remaining enthusiasm was concentrated on horticulture. He had inherited the presidency of the Royal Horticultural Association, which he held from 1961 to 1983, from his father, and dominated the Chelsea Flower Show for 20 years. These posts were not without problems. He resisted demands for more women on the RHS council. He also fought pressures to allow in guide dogs or make Chelsea more accessible to wheelchairs.
His main satisfaction came from the world-famous Bodnant Gardens at Conway in north Wales. These were founded by his great-grandfather Henry Pochin, who had bought the place in 1875 and begun its terraced improvements. They were later given to the National Trust by Charles’s father.
The third baron made fortnightly weekend visits to the gardens to admire his rhododendrons, even when fully stretched as an industrialist. He would stride around its 60 acres in his knickerbockers, preceded by an immaculately clad butler, with his wife and the head gardener, Mr Puddle, at his side. If Charles was something of a local feudal lord in the Conway Valley – as a big landowner and the high sheriff of Denbighshire since 1950 –
Friend Of Dafydd Of The Local Welsh People
he did not have things all his own way. In 1982 he asked to cut down some 60 preserved trees in Prestatyn to build houses on his own land, but was refused permission.
Although he inherited his Lords seat with his title in 1953, he attended only once in 200 sessions and only when the whips were desperate for another Tory vote. Typically, he made his maiden speech, after 27 years, on the dangers of siting an airfield near the RHS’s Wisley Gardens.
He much preferred short, sharp letters to the press, usually the Times. These urged London to plant coniferous gingko biloba trees, criticised union behaviour at Ford’s, dilated on the problems of being a JP and objected to the Parthenon marbles being returned to Greece until the Louvre also yielded its imported loot.
He leaves his second wife, the Dowager Lady Ann, and five children, including a stepdaughter. The barony goes to his heir, Henry Charles McLaren.
- Charles McLaren married Deirdre Knewstub, daughter of John Knewstub, on 6 December 1941 and they had three children:
- Hon. Julia Harriet McLaren (b. 22 September 1942), married Capt. Charles Ridley and has issue
- Dr. Hon. Caroline Mary McLaren (b. 24 October 1944), married Raimund Sargent and has issue
- Henry Charles McLaren, 4th Baron Aberconway (b. 1948)
- The couple divorced in 1949, and McLaren married Ann Bullard (née Aymer, mother of the Countess of Onslow) the same year. They had one son:
- Hon. Michael Duncan McLaren, QC (b. 29 November 1958), married Caroline Stacey and has issue; present manager of Bodnant Garden.
- Charles McLaren’s other siblings were:
- S/Ldr. Hon. John Francis McLaren (1919–1953) who married Rose Paget
- Dame Anne McLaren (1927–2007), a biologist and Fellow of the Royal Society, married researcher Donald Michie and had issue, including Susan Michie and Jonathan Michie
- Hon. Christopher Melville McLaren (b. 15 April 1934), married and has issue…
Here’s a brief piece about the illustrious Sir Melville McNaghton, Henry McLaren’s father-in-law; there are whole books written about Sir Melville:
Sir Melville Leslie Macnaghten(16 June 1853, Woodford, London −12 May 1921) was Assistant Commissioner (Crime) of the London Metropolitan Police from 1903 to 1913. A highly regarded and famously affable figure of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras he played major investigative roles in cases that led to the establishment and acceptance of fingerprint identification. He was also a major player in the pursuit and capture of Dr. Crippen, and of the exoneration of a wrongly convicted man, Adolph Beck, which helped lead to the creation of the Court of Criminal Appeal in 1907.
When he prematurely retired in 1913 due to illness, Macnaghten claimed to journalists that he knew the exact identity of Jack the Ripper, the unknown serial killer of prostitutes in London’s East End during the late Victorian era. The police chief called the killer “that remarkable man”, but refused to name him or divulge details that might identify him, except to reveal that he had taken his own life at the end of 1888. Macnaghten further claimed that he had destroyed the relevant papers to keep forever secret the deceased killer’s identity. Since 1965 the public has known that Macnaghten’s suspect was Montague John Druitt, a country doctor’s son and young barrister who inexplicably drowned himself in the River Thames in early December 1888. The source of Macnaghten’s alleged “private information” about Druitt has two candidates, both only uncovered in the early 21st Century. One is a Tory politician, H. R. Farquharson, who lived near the Druitts and also went to Eton with Macnaghten, and the other is Colonel Sir Vivian Majendie, a very close friend of the police chief and whose clan was related to the Druitt family. It is likely both men, in succession, were the unnamed sources of information for the police chief regarding the drowned barrister being strongly suspected of being the Ripper by his closest relations.
Since 1959 Macnaghten has been known for a major report written in the 1890s on the Ripper case, naming three possible Jack the Ripper suspects. There are two versions of this document, one that was filed in the archives of Scotland Yard. It was, however, a copy of the privately held version in the possession of his daughter, Christabel, Lady Aberconway – the version which strongly advocated “M. J. Druitt” as the likeliest suspect to have been the Whitechapel assassin – that was revealed in 1959. Macnaghten’s opinion that the case was likely solved, and that it was a “Protean” maniac who had taken his own life, had already been confirmed in his 1914 memoir, “Days of My Years” (London, Edward Arnold) though Druitt was not named (and no other suspects are mentioned as possibilities).
More recently, French writer Sophie Herfort has argued that Macnaghten himself was responsible for the Jack the Ripper murders.
F and the raspberry – PIC
Now then. The 4th Lord Aberconway, Charles McClaren, was educated at Eton and Sussex University. I think that Lord Aberconway was probably at Sussex University when Merfyn Jones was…
I’ll just stock up on red paint… There’s a lot needed.
The 4th Lord Aberconway married Sally Ann Lentaigne, daughter of Captain Charles Nugent Lentaigne, in August 1981, but they were divorced in 1995. They had two children:
- Hon. Emily Rose McLaren (b. 4 March 1982)
- Hon. Charles Stephen McLaren (b. 27 December 1984), his heir apparent
In her widowhood, Rose McLaren – Rose wife of John McClaren ie. Rose who was originally Rose Paget the daughter of the NUMBER Marquess of Anglesey – became friends with Muriel Belcher (founder of the club, the Colony Room) and the artist Francis Bacon. See previous posts for info on the Colony Room and its guests and Francis Bacon et al. F used to tell me that Francis Bacon was an aggressive unpleasant man who drank himself to psychosis and sexually exploited boys…
At about the time that Rose McLaren palled up with Bacon and his mates, she established her florist’s business, which operated from the basement of her house in Chelsea. Along with Pamela Forster (the daughter of Lord Forster of Harraby and a former employee of Constance Spry), they supplied the flowers for the wedding of Ma’am Darling and Lord Snowdon in 1960. The best man was of course Roger Gilliatt, a Top Doc who trained at the Middlesex and knew Gwynne. Roger’s dad Sir William Gilliatt taught at the Middlesex and was the Royal Doc who delivered Carlo and Princess Anne.
Rose McLaren left London in 1975 and returned to Wales, retiring to her house on the Bodnant Estate at Aberconwy. In later life, McLaren held several prominent positions including County Chairwoman of Macmillan Nurses, President of Conwy’s Churchill Club and the President of the Eglwysbach Show.
Aberconwy/Conwy was the territory of the Gang’s bestest mate Lord Wyn Roberts. Gwynne grew up in the area.
Rose McLaren died on 1 November 2005, by which time Betty Williams was the MP for Aberconwy. Betty who was for many years a member of Gwynedd County Council, Betty who as MP for Aberconwy refused to respond to the correspondence of Empowered Service Users who had suffered at the hands of the Gang. PIC – betty – MIRANDA – C
Rose’s husband John Francis McLaren (19 June 1919-23 March 1953) was a Royal Air Force officer. He was the younger son of Henry McLaren, 2nd Baron Aberconway and Christabel MacNaghten.
Educated at Eton, McLaren became an RAF Squadron Leader during WW II, first serving as a Mosquito pilot and later as a flight instructor. After the war, he became a barrister of the Inner Temple, as was Lord Snowdon’s father. John McClaren was made High Sheriff of Denbighshire in 1952, but died in 1953.
John and Rose McClaren had two daughters, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren:
- Victoria Mary Caroline McLaren (23 May 1945) she married Jonathan Taylor on 4 October 1966. They have four daughters and one grandson:
- Arabella Lucy Kirwan Taylor b. 1969
- Lucinda Sophie Kirwan Taylor (1972)
- Caroline Samantha Kirwan Taylor (1976) she married Alexander Simon Ramsay (grandson of 16th Earl of Dalhousie). They have one son.
- Katharine Polly Kirwan Taylor (1979)
- Harriet Diana Christabel McLaren (18 January 1949) she married Hugh Geddes (grandson of Auckland Campbell Geddes, 1st Baron Geddes though his third son) on 27 January 1972. They have two sons and to grandchildren:
- Luke John McLaren Geddes (22 March 1974)
- Sam Duncan McLaren Geddes (29 August 1975) he married Mary C. Banker. They have two children:
- John Geddes (29 November 2013)
- Eva Rose Christabel Geddes (19 October 2015)
John Geddes – Oxford University??
Rose McClaren’s other siblings were:
- George Charles Henry Victor Paget, Earl of Uxbridge (afterwards 7th Marquess) (8 October 1922-13 July 2013 (aged 90))
- Lady Katharine Mary Veronica Paget (8 Oct 1922-7 February 2017 (aged 94)), married (1) Jocelyn Eustace Gurney, (2) Charles Farrell
Charles Paget the 6th Marquess of Anglesey died in London, aged 61, following an operation.
Until WW I, the 6th Marquess of Anglesey mainly lived at Beaudesert, the Paget family estate and stately home on the southern edge of Cannock Chase in Staffordshire. Heavy taxation after the war (combined with the considerable debts resulting from the extravagant lifestyle of the 5th Marquess) meant that the 6th Marquess could no longer afford to maintain the property at Beaudesert, so in 1920 he left to live at Plas Newydd. The Beaudesert estate was broken up and sold off, with the Marquess donating 120 acres of land to the Cannock Chase District in 1920 and a further gift in 1938 was made to the people of Staffordshire.
- At Plas Newydd, the 6th Marquess commissioned the artist Rex Whistler to undertake a decorative mural scheme. The paintings and murals and a permanent exhibition of Whistler memorabilia are now one of the major attractions at the property.
- Staffordshire was the location of a long-standing abuse ring that by the 1970s was directly linked to the Gang in north Wales. Previous posts have discussed how it only emerged into public awareness in the 1980s in the form of the Staffordshire Pin Down Scandal, the extent of which was concealed by Barbara Kahan and Allen Levy QC CHECK SP.when they Chaired the subsequent Public Inquiry. Kahan was a senior social worker who had, along with her husband child psychiatrist Vladimir Kahan, facilitated abuse in Oxfordshire (and before that the West Midlands) for decades. In Oxfordshire, Babs was the manager of social worker Louis Minister an active paedophile who became Director of Richmond-upon-Thames Social Services and presided over a ring in that Borough. Keith Vaz was employed as a solicitor for Richmond-upon-Thames until he moved on to work for Islington and then Leicester Councils, both of which hosted paedophile rings linked to the Gang. Babs Kahan was one of the biggest names in UK social work in the 1970s and 80s, hitting the big time when Keith Joseph appointed her as his advisor on children’s social work when he served as Grocer Heath’s Secretary of State for the DHSS. See previous posts.
- Joseph was an MP for a Leeds constituency in Jimmy Savile Central and colluded with organised abuse throughout his entire political career, which spanned Harold Macmillan’s era through to that of Thatch. Joseph I am told knew of my presence on earth and of Brown’s and that was why he was appointed as Education Secretary by Thatch days before I arrived at UCNW for Fresher’s Week. See previous posts.
- Joseph had been part of the manoeuvring to ensure that Thatch became Tory Leader – Thatch’s 1975 Leadership campaign was led by Peter Morrison, as was her 1990 Leadership campaign – after Edward du Cann’s hopes were ended by the official condemnation of du Cann, Lonrho and Tiny Rowland by Grocer Heath as the ‘unacceptable face of capitalism’, after my grandfather had been kicking up a stink re du Cann. See ‘The Milk Street and Other Mafias’.
- Keith Joseph’s family business was Bovis, the mega-builders/contractors.
The 7th Marquess held the office of Deputy Lieutenant of Anglesey in 1960, Vice-Lieutenant of Anglesey, 1960-83 and Lord Lieutenant of Gwynedd, 1983-89. He was the Honorary President of the Crimean War Research Society.
Lord Anglesey wrote the books The Capel Letters 1814–1817 (1955), consisting of the edited correspondence between the first Marquess’s sister in England and his nieces; One Leg: The Life and Letters of 1st Marquess of Anglesey (1961), a biography of his ancestor; Sergeant Pearman’s Memoirs (1968); and A History of the British Cavalry, Volumes I–VIII, which has been described as “the definitive history” of this arm. The Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies awarded him the Chesney Gold Medal for it in 1996.
Lord Anglesey presented the historic family home, Plas Newydd on Anglesey, to the National Trust in 1976, with 169 acres of surrounding estate and it has been open to the public since July 1 of that year.
Lord Anglesey died, aged 90, on 13 July 2013. His funeral was arranged as a private family cremation, followed by a private committal service at St Edwen’s Church, Llanedwen. On 14 June 2014, a public memorial service was held for him in Bangor Cathedral.
Here’s an extract from the Torygraph’s obituary for Henry Paget:
The marquisate had been created in 1815 for George Paget’s great-great-grandfather, William Paget, Lord Uxbridge, an outstanding cavalry commander, in recognition of the crucial part he played in the victory at Waterloo, in which he famously lost a leg. According to tradition, Uxbridge exclaimed to the Duke of Wellington: “By God, Sir! I’ve lost my leg,” to which the Duke is supposed to have replied: “By God Sir! So you have.”
After the battle, he had the leg coffined and buried under a commemorative plaque, and was fitted with the first articulated wooden leg ever made. Later he distinguished himself as an able and liberal administrator. He served two terms as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, showing impartiality to Catholics and Protestants and inaugurating and fostering a comprehensive education scheme in a country which had hitherto possessed virtually no schools at all.
Henry Paget was educated at Eton, from where he went into the Royal Horse Guards (the Blues), being gazetted major in 1946 at the comparatively young age of 23. The following year he succeeded to the marquisate on the death of his father following an operation.
His first task on coming into his inheritance was to clear a massive bill for death duties amounting to some £2.5 million of an estate worth around £3.5 million. Of the family’s 650,000 acres, he sold all but 40,000, disposing of land and property in central London and Staffordshire. In 1976 he made over Plas Newydd, the family’s magnificent neo-gothic house overlooking the Menai Strait, to the National Trust, though he continued to live there.
It was undoubtedly his fascination with his illustrious ancestor, the 1st Marquis, which drew him into a wider interest in military history. At Plas Newydd the family had assembled a small military museum containing, along with substantial family archives and other effects, the 1st Marquis’s trouser leg, still stained with the blood and mud of Waterloo; the hat he wore during the battle; and the famous wooden leg, which was patented during the First World War as the “Anglesey Leg”.
The 7th Lord Anglesey’s first book, published in 1955, was The Capel Letters: 1814-1817, consisting of the edited correspondence between the 1st Marquis’s sister in England and his nieces, who were living in Brussels and enjoying the attentions of young cavalry officers engaged in the war against Napoleon.
His second book, One Leg (1961), was a meticulous biography of the 1st Marquis. Although Anglesey refused to allow his judgment to be blurred by family piety, and treated some of the stories about his forebear with the scepticism they deserved, he did not question his extraordinary physical bravery.
One of the most striking and revealing passages in the book was his ADC’s report of the 1st Marquis’s nonchalance while having his limb amputated: “He said quite calmly that he thought the implement was not very sharp. When it was over he did not appear in the least shaken and the Surgeon observed his pulse was not altered. He said, smiling, ‘I have had a pretty long run. I have been a beau these 47 years and it would not be fair to cut the young men out any longer’: and then asked us if we did not admire his vanity.”
Anglesey’s history of the cavalry won the Chesney Gold Medal of the Royal United Services Institute for military history in 1996. At the ceremony, troopers clattered down the stairs of the Institute in their historic accoutrements; trumpeters blew a salute. As one of those present remarked: “The gathering was of such distinction that a bomb detonated among them would have kept the obituarists busy for months.”
The Gang certainly maxed out on Lord Anglesey’s one-legged ancestor. My post ‘ ‘ discussed how when the Gang needed another burst of good PR – DATES – a ‘retired doctor from Wrexham’ ie. a mate of Dafydd and Gwynne’s, was hailed for his history volume of er Lord Anglesey’s famous ancestor. The ‘retired doctor’ received masses of flattering media coverage including in the Torygraph and he even dressed up as a Soldier From That Time and posed for photos. Then there were the lectures and public events given by the retired doctor…
Lord Anglesey took his place on the Conservative benches in the House of Lords, but took a relaxed view of his duties. He never spoke and only voted once – on whether there should be an oil terminal in Anglesey. “It’s very important that peers should not turn up all the time,” he observed in 1996. “They’d soon abolish the Lords if we were all chattering away. Some of us are half-witted.” He did, however, believe strongly in the value of a part-hereditary upper house: “The important thing is that the Lords has a smattering of experts on all sorts of problems. [It] has little effect on big political issues. It basically amends ill-thought-out legislation.”
Anglesey was active for years in the conservation of ancient buildings. He was the founding president of the Friends of Friendless Churches and served, variously, as president of the National Museum of Wales; chairman of the Historic Buildings Council for Wales; vice-chairman of the Welsh Committee of the National Trust; and as a member of the Royal Fine Art Commission, and a trustee of the National Portrait Gallery
Lord Kenyon Of The Gang – who succeeded the 6th Marquess Of Anglesey as President of UCNW and who’s adult son Thomas was known to be sexually exploiting at least one teenager ‘in psychiatric care’ in north Wales, the teenager being sent to a detention centre after Thomas reported him for ‘theft’ after spending the night with him and taking Polaroid porn pics of the two of them together, yet Thomas facing no investigation – was a Director of the National Museum of Wales and Trustee and Chairman of the National Portrait Gallery. See previous posts.
and of the National Heritage Memorial Fund.
He was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries
The paedophile in the news recently – HERE
and of the Royal Historical Society…
Lord Anglesey – churchwarden at Llanedwen Church – the local churchgoers were impressed that Lord Anglesey was so much one of them, but the Church in Wales was facilitating organised abuse, in particular the Bishops of Bangor because Gwynne and Dafydd ran the biggest ring in Wales. All the Bishops of Bangor were guilty but the most guilty was Gwilym Williams, Bishop of Bangor DATES and Archbishop of Wales DATES. Gwilym Williams was the son of a big landowning family in north Wales and was fully on board with the Gang. Williams had been at Jesus College, Oxford with Harold Wilson, so what more could Gwynne and Dafydd have asked for in a Bishop?
Lord Anglesey – Tory Party – Ann Widdecombe – HERE
Volunteers at Plas Newydd – here
National Trust – the Gang
Lord Anglesey married Elizabeth Shirley Vaughan Morgan on 16 October 1948. I’m reading Lord Wyn Roberts’ autobiography at the moment and he was clearly on excellent terms with Henry and Shirley Paget…
Carlo also knew Henry and Shirley. When Carlo and Di undertook their Tour Of Wales in Oct 1981 soon after they were married, they called in at Bangor and crashed at Lord Anglesey’s place overnight… I went to see Carlo and Di, not because I was a Royalist but because it was an Event that I didn’t wish to miss. Carlo and Di did mingle with the plebs, they were very chatty and I was entertained to see that the Mayor and Pompousers tried to steer Carlo and Di away from where I was standing with some other students; I just thought that it was pompousing in general, but I’ve been recently told that no, it was ME in the crowd who was causing the jitters. Carlo and Di came over nonetheless, although I didn’t say anything to them. Carlo has a scar on his cheek that is very visible and the other thing that I noticed was that Di was very, very thin with a lot of make-up on of the sort to conceal a pallid complexion. Di was Cleverly Dressed in a way designed to conceal how thin she was, but it didn’t quite do the trick, Di was seriously underweight. It was then revealed that she had been in the early stages of her pregnancy with William when she visited Bangor…
I told Brown and my friend in hall that Di was ever so thin, much more than just desirably thin and of course my room was bugged. I wrote to my friend at Stirling University and another friend at Bristol Poly as well with my Carlo and Di news. The letters were being monitored…
Why on earth a Secret State gets upset when a 19 year old fresher notices that Di is very thin I don’t know. There were a load of Welsh students yelling abuse at Carlo and Di but I wasn’t among them. Gosh no, I noted that Di was thin, as opposed to yelling ‘Go Home Jug Ears’ (accompanied by placards adorned with appropriate cartoon), so it was Gwynne and attempted murder for me.
Shirley and her younger brother, Roger Morgan (1924–2018), grew up in Notting Hill, London. She was educated at Francis Holland School and Malvern St James until WW II when she, her brother, and their mother moved to America. She finished her schooling at Kent Place School in New Jersey.
Ronnie Waterhouse’s daughters went to Francis Holland School. The Headmistress DATES was Baroness Heather Brigstocke, DETAILs – DEATH
Baroness Heather was the mum of right-in comedian Marcus Brigstocke who rails against the Tories on Radio 4. Marcus was among those left leaning comedians who performed a fund-raising gig called ‘The Giddy Goat’ in aid of St David’s Hospice at Llandudno when Alun Davies was CEO of St David’s, (see post ‘The CEOS of St David’s Hospice’), having ‘retired’ as the manager of the Hergest Unit when the scale of the disaster could no longer be denied. See previous posts for further details of Heather and Marcus and co’s fund-raising efforts on behalf of a gang of sex offenders. My post ‘ ‘ discusses how St David’s Hospice suddenly began to get off the ground in 1997, when the Gang were in need of good PR, although the land had been ‘purchased for a nominal sum’ from Gwynedd County Council in 1988… Carlo officially opened St David’s Hospice in 1999, just before the Waterhouse Report was published. Previous posts explain how virtually everyone involved with St David’s Hospice is Of The Gang.
Ken Barlow –
Gail – Jenny!
Cherie’s dad Tony Booth was a Scouse Git who was once married to Elsie Tanner
Shirley Morgan began her career in the Foreign Office as personal secretary to Gladwyn Jebb until her marriage to Lord Anglesey in 1949. As Marchioness of Anglesey, she served as President of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes 1966–1969. The WI was established on Anglesey…
As an author, Shirley wrote The Countrywoman’s Year (1960).
Shirley married Henry Paget, 7th Marquess of Anglesey (8 October 1922 -13 July 2013) on 16 October 1948, a year after he succeeded to the marquessate. They had met at the 1946 Paris peace conference. Queen Mary was a guest at their wedding, because King George V was a godfather of the groom.
Their marriage produced five children:
- Lady Henrietta Charlotte Eiluned Paget (born 31 July 1949), married to Timothy Megarry
- Charles Alexander Vaughan Paget, 8th Marquess of Anglesey (b. 13 November 1950)
- Lady Elizabeth Sophia Rhiannon Paget (born 14 May 1954), married to Robert D. Keir
- Lord Rupert Edward Llewellyn Paget (born 21 July 1957), married to Louise Victoria Youngman, with two children, Jack William (born 1989) and Lily Florence (born 1992)
- Lady Amelia Myfanwy Polly Paget (born 12 September 1963), married to Andrew Michael Singleton
Shirley died in Jan 2017, aged 92, at a Moorlands Lodge nursing home in Surrey. When I worked at Surrey University in 1988-89, I lived some four miles from Hindhead… Shirley died four months after I began this blog. I do hope that she realised what was coming.
Shirley’s brother Roger Hugh Vaughan Charles Morgan Phillips Academy in Andover, before returning home in 1942 to finish his schooling at Eton.(8 July 1926 – 10 June 2018) was a librarian who spent four decades in the Houses of Parliament. He is credited with modernising the House of Lords Library as Head Librarian, 1977–91. Roger and Shirley grew up in Notting Hill until WW II, when, fearing a Nazi invasion after Dunkirk, they moved with their mother to America. Roger spent two years at
From 1944–47, Morgan was a member of the Grenadier Guards, rising to the rank of captain and serving in postwar Germany. Roger read history at Brasenose College, Oxford. After leaving Oxford, Morgan worked as a photographer for Tatler while studying for the bar exam. In 1951, Morgan began what he thought was a temporary job working in the House of Commons Library. He spent 12 years there before moving to the House of Lords Library, which was badly in need of updating. He took over as head librarian following a report by a working group, led by David Eccles, 1st Viscount Eccles, that recommended creating a research service, hiring qualified librarians for the first time, acquiring updated books, and “dipping a toe in information technology.”
Morgan retired as Head Librarian in 1991, the year in which other people’s careers were wrecked and Peter Morrison bagged a K. Morgan was appointed a CBE in the 1991 New Year Honours.
From 1951–65, Morgan was married to Catherine Harriet Waterfield, with whom he had a son and daughter, James and Lucie, and two sons, Luke and Piers, who predeceased him. He married secondly American Susan Vogel Marrian in 1965 and had another son, Tobias.
Roger Morgan suffered three strokes before dying in 2018, aged 91.
Charles Alexander Vaughan Paget, 8th Marquess of Anglesey (born 13 November 1950) was educated at Eton, Exeter College, Oxford and at the University of Sussex where he obtained his D.Phil. Charles Paget became the Marquess of Anglesey in 2013 on the death of his father. As Earl of Uxbridge, he married Georgeanne Elizabeth Elliott Downes in 1986; they were divorced in 2011. They have two children: Benedict Dashiel Thomas Paget, Earl of Uxbridge (b. 11 Apr 1986); Lady Clara Elizabeth Isis Paget (b. 1988), actress.
Chief Executive, Gwynedd LHB, Eryldon, Ffordd Campbell, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1HU
Allan Coffey, Chief Executive, Monmouthshire LHB, Chepstow Community Hospital, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 5YX
Chief Executive, Wrexham LHB, Wrexham Technology Park, Rhyd Broughton Lane, Wrexham, LL13 7YP
Tony Garthwaite, Director of Personal Services, Bridgend County Borough Council, Sunnyside, Bridgend, CF31 4AR
Joe Howsam, Director of Social Services, Caerphilly Social Services, Hawtin Park, Gellihaf, Blackwood, NP2 2PZBruce Mclernon, Director, Carmarthenshire County Council, Social Services Department, 3 Spilman Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1LE
Parry Davies, Director Ceredigion County Council, Min Aeron, Rhiw Goch, Aberaron, SA46 0DY
Group Director Social Care and Health City and County of Cardiff, County Hall, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff, CF51 5UW
Director Conwy County Council, Social Services Department, Builders Street, Llandudno, LL15 1AT
Director Pembrokeshire County Council, County Hall, Cambria House, Haverdfordwest, SA61 1TP
Chief Social Services Director, Wrexham County Council, Crown Buildings Wrexham, LL11 1WP
Directors of Finance Trusts:
Eifion Williams, Finance Director, Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust, Trust Headquarters, 71 Quarella Road, Bridgend, CF31 1YE
Finance Director North West Wales NHS Trust, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Penrhos Garnedd, Bangor, LL57 2PW North West Wales NHS Trust Finance Director
Chief Executive, Liberal Democrats, Bayview House, 102 Bute Street, Cardiff, CF1 6AD
Mr S Harris, Secretary Academy of Royal Colleges in Wales, PS Sharon Atkins, PHPD3, 4th Floor, Crown Buildings, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ
Secretary British Association of Occupational Therapists, College of Occupational Therapists, 6/8 Marshalsea Road, London, SE1 1HL
Richard Lewis, British Medical Association Wales, 5th Floor, 2 Caspian Point, Caspian Way, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4DQ
Secretary, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, 14 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4ED
Ms H Hortop, Regional Secretary College of Occupational Therapists, Llandough Hospital, Therapy Management MRC, Penlan Road, CF64 2XX
Mr S Hughes, Secretary Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association, C/O Garn Bach, Pont Llyfni, Caernarfon, LL54 5EU
Dr A Deardon, Chair General Practitioners Committee Wales, 5th Floor, 2 Caspian Point, Caspian Way, Cardiff Bay, CF10 4DQ
Cath O’Brien, Secretary The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, Welsh Executive, Gloucester House, 14 Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, CF10 5DP
Dr S Hunter, Chairman All Wales Medical Directors Group, Gwent Healthcare Trust HQ, Llanfrechfa Grange Hospital, Llanfrechfa House, Cwmbran, NP44 8YN
All Wales Medical Directors Group Chairman
Dr S Pierrepoint, Chairman Bro Taf Local Medical Committee, The Blackthorns, Upper Church Village, Pontypridd, CF38 1EE
Audit Commission Secretary
Dharmendra Kanani, Chief Executive Commission for Racial Equality, 14th Floor, Capital Tower, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff, CF1 1PL
WCVA Information Officer
David Jenkins, General Secretary Wales TUC, Transport House, 1 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF1 9HA Wales
TUC General Secretary
Mike Ponton, Director Welsh NHS Confederation, Regus House, Falcon Drive, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 4RU
Welsh NHS Confederation Director
H Bowen ESQ, Head of Department, Faculty of Community Health Services, UWIC, Western Avenue, Cardiff CF5 2YB
Welsh Therapies Advisory Committee (WTAC):
Helen Ward, Head of Dietetics – WTAC, Room 9, Llanyravan House, Llanfrechfra Grange, Cwmbran, Torfaen WTAC
Speech and Language Therapy Department, Trethomas Health Centre, William Street, Trethomas, CF83 8FX
County Councillor for the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and Chair of the Welsh Board
Stuart Harmes, Head of Podiatry, Conwy And Denbighshire NHS Trust, Royal Alexander Hospital, Marine Drive, Rhyl, LL18 3AS WTAC
Hilary Neagle CEO, Health Professions Wales, 2nd Floor, Golate House, St. Mary St, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF10 1DX
Hilary Neagle is one of those who has been expunged from the internet, but in 2003 Hilary authored the Welsh Health circular ‘Pay of General Management and National Financial Management Trainees’. Surely Hilary must be something to do with Pathetic Shark Lynne Neagle, friend of Sister Hutt and since 1999, AM for Torfaen, Leo Abse’s former turf. Before becoming an AM, Lynne was on that gravy train that is nearly always a pre-requisite for a job as an AM, particularly if one is female, the Third Sector. The Third Sector’s principal role is to collude with and feed off the criminals in the NHS and Social Services. Sister Hutt has total control of the Third Sector in Wales. Lynne had a particularly full house in so far as she had also worked as a researcher for Mrs Windbag, so in terms of her CV, Lynne has inherited criminality that reaches back as far as Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist.
Lynne is married to Huw Lewis, who some years ago had ambitions to be FM. Huw is a former school teacher, but the most interesting thing about Huw is that he worked for the Scottish Labour Party and knows Lord Jack McConnell, Gordon etc. As the NHS gossips in Wales always say ‘A little bird has told me’ that Huw, Lynne and perhaps Hilary too had much to do with that attempt to frame me for ‘threatening to kill Alun Davies’ in 2003. The Mover and Shaker behind it was Sister Hutt, but the others were, I understand on board. Lynne’s cup must have brimmeth over because Big Jack had become Scotland’s FM by then.
So THAT’S where Huw got his grandiose ideas from!!
Huw was born in Merthyr Tydfil and brought up in Aberfan and then attended the University of Edinburgh. Active in the local Scottish Labour Party, he worked for both Labour Party leader John Smith and later Donald Dewar. Lewis campaigned for a Scottish Assembly alongside Edinburgh Labour Club colleagues Douglas and Wendy Alexander, and Pat McFadden. Returning to South Wales, Lewis worked briefly as a chemistry teacher at Afon Taf High School, before working full-time for the Labour Party.
Huw knows of the unfortunate circumstances of the deaths of John Smith as well as Donald Dewar (see eg. The Most Dangerous Man In The World – The Scottish Play’) and that inexplicable fortune that Dewar left in his will. Huw knows that it was Dewar’s untimely and unexpected death that led to Lord Jack becoming Scotland’s FM and Huw also knows that Derry of the Expensive Wallpaper and Dewar hated each other after Dewar’s Mrs dumped him for Derry. See previous posts. Derry who was Miranda’s pupil master when Miranda was a young barrister sharing a flat in Wandsworth with Charlie Falconer, on the location of the ring run by Bodger et al from St George’s, in collaboration with Wandsworth Borough Council.
Huw was Deputy Education Minister in the Welsh Gov’t in 2000, when the Cunning Plan to stitch me up as a Dangerous Teacher was hatched. Jane Davidson was Huw’s boss, the Education Minister. Jane is originally from Birmingham. Think Dafydd’s mate Bluglass and that huge trafficking ring.
Huw decided that he didn’t want to be an AM in 2016, when the proverbial Little Bird told him that I was going to publish.Perhaps the rest of the Pathetic Sharks would like to fuck off now as well.