While watching vintage TV clips of ‘Have I Got News For You’ yesterday to remind me of what was headline news and the subject of media comment at the various different times when Dafydd et al feared exposure and called in reinforcements, I watched the Ghost Of Labour’s Wit Past, the late Tony Banks. During his years in politics, Tony Banks was lauded as a highly entertaining fun guy with the best one liners in the Commons. In terms of his public performance, this was true. Yet Tony Banks knew about some truly terrible matters re the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal and not only did he remain absolutely silent about it all, he provided useful distractions and a supply of weapons to help out Dafydd and the gang at crucial moments.
Anthony Louis Banks, Baron Stratford (8 April 1942 – 8 January 2006) was the Labour MP for Newham North West, 1983-97 and West Ham, 1997-2005. He served as Minister for Sport, 1997-99.
Children in the care of Newham Borough Council were among those sent to kids’ homes in north Wales and then trafficked back down to London as sex workers. There were complaints about the abuse of kids from Newham but no-one took any notice and the supply of children to Dafydd’s gang continued. Another person who knew about the business arrangement between Newham and Dafydd’s gang in north Wales was the Labour politician and Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales (see post ‘The Bodies Beneath Canary Wharf’).
Tony Banks was born at the Jubilee Maternity Hospital, Belfast, the only son of a sergeant in the Royal Army Service Corps. The family returned to England after the birth and Banks grew up in Brixton and Tooting. He was educated in London at St. John’s School, Brixton, Tenison’s School in Kennington, the University of York and the LSE.
There were long-standing paedophile gangs operating in Lambeth – Brixton is in the Borough of Lambeth – and in the Borough of Wandsworth, which covers the area of Tooting and it was on the back of these gangs that Dafydd, John Allen et al built their business which involved the industrial scale abuse and trafficking of children from the late 1960s onward. John Tilley, the Labour MP for Lambeth Central, 1978-83, arrived in south London in the mid-1960s, made links with those in local authorities, became a Wandsworth Councillor in 1971 and subsequently Leader of Wandsworth Council and throughout it all drummed up trade for Dafydd’s gang. Once in the Commons, Tilley continued to bat for Dafydd et al via Tilley’s interests in alcohol and drug abuse and demands that there should be more Gov’t funding for Top Doctors specialising in such matters. See post ‘Lord Snooty The Third’.
When Harold Wilson’s Gov’t planned the building of a new flagship medical school/teaching hospital in London under the auspices of ‘taking medical expertise into the community where the people were’, the project chosen was to relocate St George’s Hospital at Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge, to a splendid new building in Tooting. The staff at St George’s, who could hardly be bettered for social snobbery, had no interest at all in being based on the mean streets of Tooting, but Wilson’s and then Callaghan’s Gov’t pushed ahead with the relocation which was complete by the early 1980s. Thus St George’s of Knightsbridge, a hospital staffed by Top Doctors who saw their job as tending to the needs of the very privileged and who often had many close connections to the very privileged themselves and which had developed a Dept of Psychiatry led and staffed by a small group of truly malignant Top Doctors who consistently discredited the victims of privileged criminals, was plonked on the territory of Wandsworth, which had a well-developed paedophile/trafficking gang. The prime mover and shaker behind the merger of the trafficking gang of Wandworth and the elitist criminals’ friends of St George’s was Sir Paul Storey. A very convenient arrangement for people wanting to conceal the Westminster Paedophile Ring, such as Harold Wilson and Jim Callaghan who knew what a big vote puller in south Wales the child molester George Thomas was and who also had others such as Greville Janner to consider. See post ‘Meet The Gwerin!’.
Lest anyone who hasn’t read all my previous blog posts thinks that I’m in the realms of an over-developed conspiracy theory here, just think of the following St George’s highlights:
When Norman Scott became so distressed at the activities of Jeremy Thorpe that Norman had a breakdown, Jeremy’s circle as an act of kindness assisted Norman by finding him help from Desmond Curran, the man who established the Psychiatry Dept at St George’s and who, along with his colleagues, was facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring.
After Lord Lucan murdered his children’s nanny and tried to kill his wife, Lady Lucan was taken to St George’s Hospital where, despite having head injuries, she was treated as though she was mad; such was the chaos and delay in Top Doctors and others waking up to what Lord Lucan had done that Lucan disappeared and almost certainly fled the UK, assisted by others. Lady Lucan had previous with regard to being nuts: as Lord Lucan gambled away the family fortune and subjected Lady Lucan to domestic violence and extreme emotional abuse, he paid for Top Doctors to help his insane wife. When his insane wife’s condition did not improve, Lord Lucan left his insane wife and paid Top Doctors for their opinion that his children should not be allowed to live with his wife, what with her being insane. The judge at the custody hearing took a rather dim view of Lord Lucan’s occupation being that of a ‘professional gambler’ and ordered that the children should live with the insane Lady Lucan, as long as she employed a nanny to help her. Nannies didn’t stay long at lady Lucan’s household and Lady Lucan alleged that her husband and his associates were harassing and manipulating them. One nanny with whom Lady Lucan did get on with well was Sandra Rivett. Who was murdered by Lord Lucan. After Lord Lucan disappeared, Lady Lucan lost custody of her children to one of Lord Lucan’s friends on the grounds that she was insane. Lady Lucan always maintained that the Top Doctors who ‘looked after’ her drugged her into oblivion, lied to and about her and were working for the benefit of her husband, not her. Because the evidence given by the Top Doctors re Lady Lucan was with regard to divorce and custody hearings, I have not been able to access details of the evidence or the names of the Top Docs involved, but I do know that Lady Lucan was treated by Top Docs at The Priory and at St George’s. The names and signatures of Top Docs working at The Priory and St George’s, along with details of their criminal conspiracy with Dafydd et al in north Wales to have me declared ‘extremely dangerous’ and banged up without trial, are on documents in my possession. Some of those named were working at St George’s when Lady Lucan was encountering serious problems.
I was told yesterday that Dafydd was linked to the Lucan case. I cannot say that I am entirely surprised; by the time that Sandra Rivett was found dead, Dafydd had built up a well-established reputation in England as well as in Wales as being a Top Doctor who would do anything, anything at all, if one paid him enough. I’d be interested to know who paid Dafydd and how much with regard to what he did – and tried to do – to me, because Dafydd would never have bothered to do all that in return for his NHS salary.
The Director of Education for Wandsworth Borough Council, Donald Naismith, was an active paedophile who was abusing kids in care (see previous posts).
Professor Oliver Brooke, a key player in a pan-European paedophile ring who was imprisoned for the possession of child porn in Dec 1986, was the Prof of Paediatrics at St George’s and had been working at St George’s for some 10 years before he was jailed. See previous posts eg. ‘Oliver!’
Cynthia Payne’s celebrity brothel at Ambleside Avenue – which when it was raided by the police in 1978 famously contained 58 men including a peer of the realm, an MP, solicitors, company directors and a number of vicars within busy at a sex party – was in Streatham, just down the road from St George’s Hospital Medical School. There were Top Doctors from St George’s present at the party when Cynthia’s brothel was raided, but that received no publicity at all. See post ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part III’.
Tony Banks remained a London-based politician throughout his entire career. There was no way that he did not hear about Madam Cyn’s brothel and about the imprisonment of Ollie Brooke; Banks knew the full horror story behind those supposedly isolated, unconnected incidents. A massive trafficking ring involving some of the most privileged people in the UK targeting some of the most disadvantaged, facilitated by Top Doctors in collaboration with the Social Services…
Tony Banks worked as an Assistant General Secretary for the Association of Broadcasting Staff union, which represented staff in the BBC and other broadcasting organisations. Jimmy Savile/Stuart Hall/Rolf anyone? There were many more at the BBC, including a number of managers and executives who’s names were not familiar to most viewers; Savile wasn’t allowed to clutter up the BBC for decades by accident. Everyone who worked at the BBC knew at least something about it even if they weren’t part of the shagfest. The Association of Broadcasting Staff later merged with other unions to form BECTU (Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union). For several years Banks was responsible for freelances.
Sexual exploitation which often constituted frank sexual abuse was/is rampant in the entertainment/luvvies business, absolutely rampant. It was so rampant that if one was felt to be sufficiently distant from the shenanigans that one could possibly turn up as a whistleblower one day, one was frozen out, as my two friends who worked in the media in the 1980s were. One of my friends was offered a ‘wonderful opportunity’ in Zimbabwe, refused to shag a horrible old movie director and found herself out of a job days later; when she returned to the UK she was unlawfully dismissed from her job with the Royal Television Society for wanting to make a film about north Wales and then her husband was forced out of the BBC after he refused to accept a bribe. My friends committed so many crimes in terms of not behaving like turds that I’m still not sure how much of the aggro that they received in their media careers was because of their friendship with me and how much was because they were not corrupt and exploitative.
Even the most right-on and seemingly pleasant, genuine celebs/luvvies, including those working-class radicals in Mike Leigh’s circle, knew about the sexploitation and the procuring of underaged kids by Savile, Dafydd’s gang and others.
Not everyone was in entertainment/the world of luvvieinvolved in actively abusing those youngsters but they knew what was happening and have kept quiet ever since, in the way that the whole BBC loathed Savile but remained schtum. The freelancers represented by union rep Tony Banks would have been in particularly vulnerable positions.
Tony Banks unsuccessfully stood for the Liberal Party in the 1964 first elections to the new London Boroughs. He later joined the Labour Party, and during the 1970s and 1980s was a prominent Labour member of the GLC, representing Hammersmith, 1970–1977 and Tooting, 1981–1986. Banks was Chairman of the GLC from 1985 until its abolition in 1986.
The whole of the GLC, as well as Red Ken, leader of the GLC, 1981-86, knew about Dafydd’s gang (see previous posts). Red Ken was one of those who signed an Early Day Motion in 1992 opposing the closure of Garth Angharad, a ‘hospital for mentally abnormal criminals’ in Dolgellau (see post ‘More On Those Who Signed That Early Day Motion’). Except that Garth Angharad wasn’t a hospital for mentally abnormal criminals or anyone else, it was an isolated building in Snowdonia that was owned by Paul Hett, a solicitor who was later struck off for embezzling clients’ funds. The mentally abnormal criminals contained within were victims of Dafydd’s gang, who had been rash enough to complain about what had happened to them. Paul Hett owned and managed three schools/children’s homes in north Wales in which children were abused. Even Ronnie Waterhouse couldn’t find anything positive to say about Paul Hett.
Garth Angharad is mentioned in my documentation. A case conference was held there about me – while I was sitting in a London Medical School as a postgrad – by Dr Chris Hunter, of whom I had never heard until I received the documentation relating to all this some three years ago. Dafydd and Tony Francis gave evidence at the case conference, as did Gwynedd social workers and other people whom I had never met. Chris Hunter concluded that I was extremely dangerous and needed to be incarcerated in a high security hospital. Hunter offered to compile a Court report saying this. I was not facing any charges at the time, but soon after the case conference I was arrested on the basis of the perjury of Tony Francis et al. See post ‘The Night Of The (Dr Chris) Hunter’.
Chris Hunter was a forensic psychiatrist who worked at Whitchurch Hospital in Cardiff, at the Caswell Clinic in Bridgend and at Ashworth Hospital, Merseyside. Hunter was responsible for Lawrence Ward, the ‘Personality Disorder Unit’ at Ashworth, which was hit by scandal after scandal and, after a patient was battered to death, was the subject of a Public Inquiry, The Fallon Inquiry, in the 1990s, just a few short years after the Committee of Inquiry into Complaints about Ashworth Hospital was Chaired by Louis Blom-Cooper QC, who knew what had been going on at Ashworth but kept quiet. See previous posts.
Dafydd’s mate Professor Robert Bluglass was a member of the panel for the Fallon Inquiry and it was Bluglass who was tasked with investigating the murder of the patient. To assist him in this, Bluglass employed the services of a senior Angel from the unit of which Bluglass was himself Clinical Director, the Reaside Clinic, Birmingham and a senior Angel from Clwyd Health Authority who was a mate of Dafydd’s. See previous posts eg. ‘Security, Security’. Bluglass had concealed Dafydd’s criminality in 1989 when Bluglass was appointed to investigate my own complaint about Dafydd et al. Part of my complaint was an assault on me by an Angel employed at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh, Stephen Rose. The only response that I ever received was the assurance that I was completely mad at the time and that I had misinterpreted events with Rose. Other Angels made statements that Rose acted professionally at all times. When I presented further evidence, Rose was transferred to a job at Park Lane Hospital, which merged with Moss Side to form Ashworth. Where the Angels, who behaved professionally at all times, murdered a patient.
The conclusion of the Fallon Inquiry was that Dangerous Patients had ‘taken over’ Lawrence Ward, were out of control and were telling the Top Doctors and Angels what to do. The solution was a Tougher Regime for Dangerous Nutters. There were indeed things going on in Lawrence Ward that should not have been happening, such as quantities of hard core porn stashed on the ward and at least one child in social services care being taken into the ward ‘to visit paedophiles’, but everyone forgot to mention that Lawrence Ward was established and run by a gang of paedophiles who were working as Top Doctors and Angels. It was admitted that one Angel had been a little bit lax when he was conducted a search of a Dangerous Nutter’s room and during the search sat on the bed, read the porn that was in the Dangerous Nutter’s room and ticked it off on the list of property checked during the search.
Hard core porn and children in the care of Bradford Social Services? Present and correct.
The Fallon Inquiry was the result of an Ashworth patient who escaped abroad, telephoned back to the UK and stated that he would happily hand himself in if it was agreed that there would be an Inquiry into Lawrence Ward, because this man alleged that terrible things were happening there. The patient’s family were the constituents of the Labour MP for Halifax, 1987-2005, Alice Mahon. Mahon went to school in Halifax and then worked in the NHS as a nursing auxiliary for ten years. In 1979, Mahon gained a BA in Social Policy from the University of Bradford and taught Trade Union Studies at Bradford College, 1980-87. Meanwhile, Mahon was a Councillor on Calderdale Council. When the Fallon Inquiry reported, Alice was particularly voluble about the necessity of Security for Dangerous Patients. See previous posts ‘Security, Security’.
Dr Brian Gibbons, the Labour AM for Aberavon, 1999-2011, who served as the Welsh Gov’t Health Minister, 2005-07, moved from his home country of Ireland to Calderdale to train as a GP in 1976. Gibbons colluded with Dafydd and the gang throughout his time as an AM and when I wrote to Gibbons and told him that I had evidence of serious criminal activity in the NHS and social services in north Wales, Gibbons sent me a reply telling me that this correspondence was over.
There was a paedophile/trafficking ring operating in Mahon’s area, with links to Dafydd’s gang in north Wales. Mahon has been involved with many left wing causes and Supports The NHS. When Mahon was unable to access an expensive drug for her own non-life threatening condition on the NHS, she took legal action against her local NHS. No getting beaten to death by an Angel for Alice. She’s got the Stop The War marches to go on with Jezza after all.
The escapee from Ashworth made his phone call demanding an inquiry in 1996. In 1996 the man who had previously tried to kill Brown went in search of Brown again. The Jillings Report into the abuse of children in the care of Clwyd County Council since 1974 was completed in the summer of 1996, but Cherie Booth’s friend and colleague Michael Beloff QC, in his capacity as the legal adviser to Municipal Mutual, the insurers of Clwyd County Council and the North Wales Police, ensured that the Report was witheld from everyone, including Councillors, except for lawyers and insurers. See post ‘It’s A Piece Of Cake…’ Michael Beloff’s dad Lord Max Beloff was a friend of both Thatch and Ioan Bowen Rees, the Chief Executive of Gwynedd County Council. See previous posts.
Can Red Ken explain why the leader of the GLC who subsequently became the Labour MP for Brent East, 1987-2001, was so keen to stop the closure of one of Dafydd’s personal prisons in the back end of beyond in Dolgellau???
Has Red Ken ever even been to Dolgellau? Theresa goes to Dolgellau but that’s because Theresa likes hill walking. When Theresa visits Snowdonia she stays in the Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel, which is just down the road from what was Garth Angharad. Perhaps all MPs should pay a visit to Garth Angharad and lay a wreath in remembrance of those who died screaming for help upon whom the entire Palace Of Westminster turned their backs. Except for those Members – literally – who were shagging them of course.
‘Well, Clarice… have the lambs stopped screaming?’
Tony Banks was elected Labour MP for Newham North West, after defeating his predecessor, Arthur Lewis, who had been deselected as Labour candidate. Arthur Lewis was educated at Borough Poly and began work as a fitter with the City of London Corporation. Lewis was an official of the National Union of General and Municipal Workers, 1938-48. He signed the first trade union agreement with the catering industry and gained 20,000 new trade union members in the West End London. Lewis was MP for Upton, 1945-50, for West Ham North, 1950-74 and then for Newham West. In 1983, after 38 years as an MP, Lewis was deselected as Labour candidate by his local constituency Labour Party, which he said had become “100 per cent Trotskyist, Militant, Communist and IRA supporters’. By this time Lewis was refusing to attend local party meetings or hold “advice surgeries” for his constituents. The en masse trafficking of kids in care to north Wales from Newham began when Arthur Lewis was in the Commons. He didn’t manage to mention it anymore than the Trotskyite, Militant, Communist and IRA supporters did.
Banks was elected in June 1983. The General Election of 1983 was yet another one where the Labour Party was thrashed but before being thrashed had desperately kept the lid on the criminality in north Wales which was at risk of becoming public because by then Mary Wynch was heading for the Master of the Rolls with her litigation against Dafydd et al. Dafydd’s mate Professor Robert Bluglass rewrote the Mental Health Act in 1983 to show that Things Had Changed and Dafydd’s other mate William Bingley of MIND wrote the Code Of Practice which accompanied it to make absolutely sure that Things Had Changed and That It Could Never Happen Again. Brown had begun to receive murder threats by June 1983, no-one at UCNW would respond to this and Trishles had moved into our house on Anglesey and was causing havoc; no-one at UCNW would respond to that either, although Trishles was a member of their staff. I now know that Trishles was one of the gifts from the security services to us. See posts ‘He Got On His Bike And Looked For Work’ and ‘A Local Boy Made Good?’.
Dr Death and the Gang of Four were trying their luck by 1983 and Dr Death personally knew some of the Top Docs involved in the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. The molester George Thomas stood down as Speaker of the Commons in June 1983 and Thatch made him a Viscount. People in high places were obviously frantically shifting the furniture about, so the emergence of Tony Banks in the Commons might well have been part of that.
Following a 1995 boundary review, Newham North West was expanded and renamed West Ham for the 1997 General Election. Banks represented that seat until the 2005 General Election when he stood down. Tony Banks hung around until the Waterhouse Report was published and the many loud accusations that it was a huge cover-up had died away.
After Labour’s 1997 election victory Banks was appointed a Minister in the Dept for Culture, Media and Sport, under Secretary of State Chris Smith, MP for Islington South and Finsbury, 1983-2005. Chris Smith was educated at George Watson’s College in Edinburgh and Pembroke College, Cambridge. He attended Harvard and was President of the Cambridge Union Society. Before he was elected to the Commons, Smith worked for a housing charity and became a Councillor in the London Borough of Islington. In 1984, Chris Smith was the first MP to come out as gay and received a standing ovation from the audience to whom he announced this. Then in 2005 Chris Smith told ‘The Sunday Times’ that he has HIV and first knew that he was infected in 1987. There was a paedophile/trafficking gang operating in Islington children’s homes with links to Dafydd’s gang. Chris never mentioned them. However Chris has spoken about being able to live a long life with HIV. But then Chris doesn’t have Dafydd as his Top Doctor.
Chris became Lord Chris Smith in 2005! Which was when things began hotting up at Bangor University and the brother-in-law of Miranda’s policy adviser John McTernan nicked my computer.
While he was Minister for Sport, Banks called for foreign players in the English Premiership to become eligible to play for England (“can you imagine seeing Cantona and Giggs swapping the Red of Manchester for the White of England?”). He also caused consternation by suggesting the football teams of the four constituent parts of the UK merge to compete in the Olympic Games, which eventually occurred for the 2012 Olympics.
Among other Ministerial responsibilities of Banks’s were listed buildings and Banks approved controversial additions including the 1930s Three Magpies pub in Birmingham and numerous redundant NHS buildings. He was also responsible for Grade I listing the Severn Bridge.
After two years in office, Banks stepped down to become Miranda’s envoy for England’s failed bid to host the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The bid failed, Germany winning the nomination.
What do you mean, bribery and money laundering?
From then until the 2005 General Election Banks remained a backbencher, though he made a failed bid to become Labour’s candidate in the 2004 election for Mayor of London. Red Ken won the nomination and was re-elected as Mayor. Tony Banks was in no position to yell ‘but Ken colluded with the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal…’
A vegetarian, Tony Banks was one of Parliament’s staunchest supporters of animal rights, often speaking against fox hunting and vivisection and he was a Vice-President of the League Against Cruel Sports. Banks was regarded as on the left of Labour, being staunchly republican, an opponent of the 2003 invasion of Iraq and a member of the Socialist Campaign Group. The Socialist Campaign Group contained many Caring Socialists who knew about the criminality of Dafydd et al but throughout all the Caring and Socialism they remained very quiet indeed. Just some of those previously named on this blog are Dennis Skinner, Eric Heffer, Bernie Grant, Tony Benn, Stuart Holland, John Tilley, Llew Smith and the Defender Of The Citizen Against Dangerous Nutters, Alice Mahon.
Tony Banks’s only speeches regarding the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan were to request Gov’t money and the help of the Royal Navy for the animals of the Kabul Zoo, particularly for Marjan, the elderly lion who needed air-conditioning for his rheumatism. While I am sure that it wasn’t much fun being a lion in Kabul Zoo, a great many people suffered every bit as badly as Marjan as a result of the invasion of Afghanistan and life for the victims of Dafydd’s gang wasn’t a bed of feathers either. Alan Clark, the ruthless Thatcherite sexual harasser, was unusual for a Tory in that he too was passionate about animal rights and was on occasions filmed being moved to tears by cruelty to animals. People on the left used to enjoy commenting that Clark abhorred cruelty to all animals except human beings, upon whom he quite enjoyed inflicting suffering. Yet no-one ever maxed out on the same inconsistencies in Tony Banks’s character. Tony was always an all round good bloke, even if his wit was a little too scathing at times.
On 21 May 2004, Banks proposed an Early Day Motion in the 2003–04 session of Parliament, in response to newspaper reports revealing that MI5 had proposed using pigeons as flying bombs during WW II. The motion condemned the proposal, describing humans as “obscene, perverted, cruel, uncivilised and lethal” and proposed that the House “looks forward to the day when the inevitable asteroid slams into the Earth and wipes them out thus giving nature the opportunity to start again”. It was signed by only two other MPs, Jezza and John McDonnell. Banks’s description of the human race on that EDM certainly captured the nature of some of the Top Doctors, Angels and social workers who enthusiastically worked with Dafydd, but I’m not sure that it was an accurate description of the kids of 13 who were forcibly removed from their homes in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne or even Wales and sent to live with the gang in north Wales…
Banks is a supporter of the arts and Chaired the Commons Works of Art Committee, which had responsibility for historic paintings and sculptures in the Palace of Turds.
Banks was known for outspoken and often colourful comments. At the 1997 Labour Party conference, he described Tory leader William Hague as a “foetus”, adding that Conservative MPs might be rethinking their views on abortion. That particular comment caused a bit of a row. If Banks had really wanted to do damage to Hague, he could have mentioned that at the time, Ronnie Waterhouse and a pack of highly paid lawyers were repeatedly accusing people who were describing, in public, how they had been gang raped and beaten for years when they were resident in children’s homes in north Wales, as lying criminals who were after a bit of compensation. Some of the witnesses collapsed while giving evidence and others were unable to walk out of the building unaided.
In 1990, responding to a speech by Conservative MP Terry Dicks opposing Gov’t funding for the arts, Banks said Dicks was “living proof that a pig’s bladder on a stick can get elected to Parliament”. He described Nicholas Soames as “a one-man food mountain”. Fatty Soames was Carlo’s friend and adviser. There were a great many more effective things that Banks could have said about Soames than simply calling him a fat bastard.
Banks referred to Canadians as “dickheads” for culling seals. One reason why the seal cull in Canada continued with a vengeance was that the Canadians were very angry at what they felt was criticism from ignoramuses in other countries. I too would have wanted to stop the seal cull if I could but people tend to take entrenched positions if they feel that cheeky sods from other countries are trying to give them orders. China adopted such a position when Stephen Fry took to the media to tell them not to execute a mentally ill Brit who had been caught in possession of a huge quantity of class A drugs. They told Fry to mind his own business and sped up the process of execution. Nice one Stephen! Jesus Christ, you were dealing with China and that poor bugger was in their hands…
Banks crossed his fingers when he took the oath of allegiance to Lilibet during a new session of Parliament. Banks could have made it public that Lilibet’s Woman-of-the-Bedchamber Dame Mary Morrison had a brother who was abusing kids in care in north Wales and elsewhere, particularly when Lilibet knighted Peter Morrison in Feb 1991, when I was facing yet another attempt to imprison me on the basis of the perjury of the Top Doctors et al… But no, the republican Banks crossed his fingers and explained that the crossed fingers were him wishing himself luck in his new job as Minister for Sport.
Once, during a live debate on UK teatime chat show ‘Richard & Judy’, Banks called for the video game ‘Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’ to be banned and declared that “Some video games are worse than child pornography”. Some video games are indeed unsavoury, but the making of those games has never involved kids in care in north Wales being forced to have sex with adults and indeed animals while they were filmed, if necessary by threatening them at gunpoint.
Banks was a keen supporter of Chelsea F.C. and regularly attended matches. Whether Banks the footie fan knew about the cases of young people being sexually exploited by their sports coaches and others in sport which have now become so public I don’t know. I didn’t know about it, but I did spend years wondering why Keith Fearns, a member of Dafydd’s gang who worked for Gwynedd Social Services, ran the Bangor Ladies Football Team and took the Bangor Ladies – who were nearly all student social workers – across Europe, particularly to the former Eastern Bloc. When I remarked upon this to someone else I was met with the suggestion ‘a prostitution racket probably’. Then Martin Jones, the former CEO of the North West Wales NHS Trust, began volunteering to coach a local boys football team on Anglesey and I realised that something odd was definitely happening with regard to football in north Wales. There is no part of Martin Jones at all that would be interested in, or make him suitable for, coaching an under 11s football team.
Banks was a member of the British Humanist Association, as were/are many other paedophiles’ friends who have been named on this blog.
On 23 November 2004, Banks announced he would not stand at the next General Election and that he would retire from the Commons. On 26 November, in an interview with Robin Oakley on Radio 4, he said “To be honest I found it intellectually numbing, and tedious in the extreme. I most certainly won’t miss the constituency work. I’ve got to tell you that honestly. It’s 22 years of the same cases, but just the faces and the people changing. It might sound a little disparaging to say this about people’s lives and their problems and we did deal with them … but I got no satisfaction from this at all. I really didn’t. And all you were was a sort of high-powered social worker and perhaps not even a good one at that. I will miss being Chairman of the Works of Art Committee . . . because I was having so much intellectual enjoyment and indeed just straightforward fun, out of reorganising our collection and that kept me in touch with history.”
The reason that all those dreary constituents of Banks’s were turning up on his doorstep with their many problems was that their lives were very difficult thanks to Banks and the rest of the political class not giving a bugger about them and stitching everything up for themselves. The infrastructure of Britain had been allowed to collapse, the ‘services’ didn’t work and in Newham people’s kids were being sent to live with a gang of paedophiles in north Wales for years who forced them into sex work which left more than a few of them infected with HIV.
When the former kids in care began dying in the late 1980s, those caring sharing politicians and NHS professionals who had watched the abuse and trafficking in silence twisted Ken Clarke’s arm to extract dosh to establish an AIDS hospice in the East End, where the victims of John Allen and Dafydd’s gang died, hidden from view, without anyone knowing how they had become infected with HIV and why they had no families to look after them as they lay dying. The cover story was that their families had ‘rejected them because they were gay’. No, some families had rejected them because they were rent boys, but the real problem was that they had been taken away from their families when they were kids and handed over to Dafydd’s gang who ruined them. They returned to London a few years later, drug addicted, mad and infected with HIV. See post ‘Apocalypse Now’.
As for being no more than ‘a high powered social worker’, Norman Tebbit used to complain of exactly the same thing. ‘We are MPs and MPs are here to hold the executive to account, we are not social workers.’ Well if the Executive have turned the welfare system into one huge crime syndicate and social workers are trafficking their clients, MPs are going to find a lot of distressed desperate people knocking at their doors.
But it’s so much more fun being Chairman of the Works of Arts Committee, the food and wine is excellent and guess who I met the other day???? No, it wasn’t an AIDS-raddled destitute kid of 15 who was working as a rent boy, it was Lord St John of Fawsley!!!
|Minister of State for the Arts, 1979-81|
On 24 March 2005 Tony Banks made his final speech in the House of Commons. A week after the General Election, on 13 May 2005, it was announced he would be created a life peer and on 23 June 2005 the peerage was gazetted as Baron Stratford of Stratford in the London Borough of Newham. Which must have been the last almighty dump that Tony Banks took on the heads of the People Of Newham.
On 7 January 2006, it was reported that Lord Banks of the Proles had collapsed two days earlier, after suffering a major stroke while having lunch on Sanibel Island in Florida, where he was on holiday. He therefore went out in the manner to which he was accustomed. He was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Fort Myers and died on 8 January without regaining consciousness. PM Miranda described Banks as “one of the most charismatic politicians in Britain, a true man of the people.”
But then Miranda thought that the UK had a People’s Princess who supported Causes Close To Her Heart, such as expensive shopping sprees in Paris, New York and London and messing about on yachts in the Mediterranean.
Yo Blair, I feel the hand of history upon my shoulder, but it’s not a day for soundbites.
Sometime before that business with the tunnel and the white Fiat Uno, Fatty Soames, who didn’t like Diana, was said to have told her that accidents can happen you know. There didn’t seem to be any dispute regarding this comment until Diana crashed in a tunnel after which Fatty Soames maintained that he made no such comment. Ever.
The obituary for Tony Banks published in ‘The Guardian’ mentioned that some time after the ‘food mountain’ comment, Banks became friendly with Fatty Soames and ‘at a time when the heir to the throne was trying to reshape his public image, Banks was drafted to help with suggestions on appropriate issues Prince Charles might consider supporting. This relationship foundered, predictably, over the issue of hunting’.
‘The Guardian’ also stated that Tony Banks was close friends with a number of other Tories, including Ian Gow and David Mellor. Gow was the MP for Eastbourne and Thatcher’s mate, who was blown up in June 1990. See previous posts. Gow’s assassination was attributed to the IRA but Gow is one of those whom it is suspected might have been targeted because of his role in the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Gow was the son of Alexander Gow, a Top Doctor based at Bart’s and Harley Street. Alexander Gow would have known Lady Juliet Bingley’s surgeon father from Bart’s and Lady Juliet herself, both of whom were concealing organised abuse, including the activities of Lord Louis Mountbatten. See eg. post ‘The Defence Of The Realm’ and comment following post ‘Dr Victoria Winckler v Dr Sally Baker: Update’.
David Mellor colluded with Dafydd and related gangs in his various Gov’t roles, including as Minister of State for Health, July 1988-Oct 1989 and as Minister of State for Home Affairs, Oct 1989-July 1990. In 1983, when Mellor was first appointed to the Home Office, he was involved in the pioneering PACE Act 1984, in the establishment of the CPS and the significant vivisection “laboratory testing of animals” welfare legislation the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986. Although the police made much of calling PACE the ‘protection of criminals act’, it didn’t afford any protection to the victims of Dafydd’s gang who continued to be fitted up in north Wales and the CPS was endemically corrupt and a very good friend indeed to Dafydd et al as well as to Cyril Smith and Greville Janner. The Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act was prepared by a coalition of animal welfarists and scientists led by Sir Andrew Huxley (see post ‘On The Occasion Of The 70th Birthday Of HRH Carlo’) and was jointly launched by them, Mellor and campaigner Dr Michael Balls – father of Ed Balls MP – gave the UK ‘what is still the most advanced framework for the protection of laboratory animals’. Lab animals in the UK were certainly not treated in the way that they were in for example Japan, but that is more a function of a different view of animals in Britain as a whole. There are some researchers who ignored the legislation concerning lab animals – it wasn’t as if anyone was going to ever check up or hold them to account – and when I was an MSc student at Hammersmith Hospital/RPMS, 1986-87, some of the other students fell out with a student called Cyril Rooney because he was so cruel to research animals. Rooney is now a Top Doctor in Ireland (see previous posts). The Institute of Psychiatry continued to conduct cruel experiments of questionable value on primates.
Michael Balls studied zoology at Oxford University, graduating in 1960, so he will have known some of the zoologists at UCNW who colluded with Dafydd et al in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. Balls conducted research for a DPhil from Oxford at the University of Geneva, 1961-64. After post-doc research at the University of California, Berkeley, CA, and at Reed College, Portland, OR, 1964-66, Balls lectured in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia. During that time he taught at Eton for a term. In 1975, Balls moved to the University of Nottingham Medical School as a senior lecturer in the Department of Human Morphology. Balls became Reader in Medical Cell Biology in 1985 and was promoted to Professor of Medical Cell Biology in 1990. Since 1995, he has been an Emeritus Professor at Nottingham. So Michael Balls knew about the massive research fraud being conducted by Professor Robert Baldwin and his colleagues at the CRC Labs at Nottingham University in the 1980s (see post ‘Oh Lordy, It’s CR UK’).
Michael Balls bagged his job at the University of East Anglia through his friend Ian Gibson, who was Labour MP for Norwich North, 1997-2009. Gibson resigned from the Commons in June 2009 after he was barred by the Labour Party from standing as their candidate for the seat in the 2010 General Election, following his behaviour during the parliamentary expenses scandal.
Ian Gibson was educated at the Dumfries Academy before attending Edinburgh University where he acquired a degree in genetics and a doctorate. He continued his studies in the US at Indiana University and the University of Washington. Gibson worked continuously for UEA from 1965 until his election 32 years later. He became the Dean of the School of Biological Sciences at UEA in 1991 and an honorary Professor in 2003.
Gibson was a member of the Executive of MSF, 1972-92 and joined the Labour Party in 1983 after seven years in the SWP. He unsuccessfully contested Norwich North at the 1992 General Election. Gibson was the coach of the cross-party parliamentary football team.
Ian Gibson was most recently a member of the Select Committee on Innovation Universities Science and skills. He was a member of the Science and Technology Select Committee from 1997 and served as its Chairman, 2001-5. Gibson was chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer. Whilst he was the Dean of Biology at UEA Gibson was the head of a cancer research team and was awarded a ‘Champion’ award by Macmillan Cancer Relief for his work in support of people with cancer.
Gibson attracted controversy in August 2006 after claiming inbreeding in his constituency may have played a part in its rising number of diabetes cases. However, he did later apologise for these remarks, stating he did not mean to cause offence. Gibson should have also apologised for being so ignorant about the science with regard to that matter.
In May 2009, Gibson became embroiled in the MPs’ expenses scandal when it was reported that he claimed for a flat in which his daughter lived rent-free before selling it to her for half its market value. Subsequently, he was barred from standing in the next general election by a disciplinary panel of the Labour Party.
Gibson has been married to Elizabeth Frances Lubbock since March 1974. They have two daughters. Ian Gibson is a supporter of Norwich F.C.
Perhaps Ed Balls’s dad’s friend can explain why he has remained silent about the research fraud in cancer research, both at his pal Michael Balls’s employer Nottingham University and on the part of the big boys at Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College and other places. I’m also wondering if Ed’s dad’s mate can tell us all why he said nothing about the MSF reps at St George’s Hospital Medical School concealing the branch of the Westminster Paedophile Ring which was being facilitated by St George’s as well as colluding with serious misconduct and patient harm. Was the decision of Ed’s dad’s friend to begin a career in Labour politics in the early 1990s after so many years in science at all related to what happened to me at St George’s in 1991, after I witnessed what was going on there and the involvement of the MSF reps (see previous posts)?
Presumably because he has been cluttering up Norwich for so long, Ian Gibson will have known a previous MP for Norwich North, Lord David Ennals, who was mates with Dafydd and Dafydd’s mate Dr Jim Birley and who spent his entire career concealing the Westminster Paedophile Ring. See previous posts. As Ed’s dad’s mate is a supporter of Norwich F.C. he will know the Labour Party activist and former Chairman of Norwich F.C. who was a pal of Lord Ennals and whom Ken Clarke reappointed as Chairman of Anglia Regional Health Authority ‘because he was such a good Chairman’ rather than because he knew all about Dafydd and organised abuse in High Places when Ken Clarke was desperate to keep the lid on it all. See post ‘Britain In Agony’.
After all these years, can Ed’s dad’s friend shed any light on his decision to leave the SWP and join the Labour Party in 1983, the year that Miranda was elected to the Commons, the Miranda who’s wife knew a great deal about Dafydd and the Westminster Paedophile Ring because her dad was in the thick of Dafydd’s associates as a Labour luvvie in Liverpool and her barrister colleagues with their Radical Consciences in the Mansfield community were concealing it all (see post ‘Britain In Agony’)?
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Following her husband Tony Banks’s death, Lady Stratford – yes, there is one, she’s Lady Sally no less – vowed to continue Banks’s animal rights work, leading a campaign against the culling of seal pups in Canada. That will have gone down a treat in Canada after Lord Banks insulted them all. Lady Stratford is also a Patron of the Captive Animals Protection Society, CAPS, a charity campaigning for an end to the use of animals in circuses, zoos and the exotic pet trade.
Sally Banks, Lady Stratford:
Your hair dye has been tested on animals Lady Stratford. How do I know? Because by law it has to be…
‘Lady Stratford’s strength of feeling about animal protection issues led to the formation of the Sally Banks Seal Campaign, to campaign against the horrific annual slaughter of harp seals in Canada. Recently retired from her work as a senior social worker, Sally is now a freelance consultant in health and social care.’ Would Sally like to make a police statement?
Lady Stratford is a Trustee of the Newham branch of Age Concern. Age Concern holds a magnetic attraction for people who have colluded and concealed organised abuse, they flock to Age Concern eg. Margaret Hanson, wife of Labour MP David Hanson. Margaret was formerly the leader of a team of family and children’s social workers in Cheshire when Dafydd’s gang were busy in Cheshire. Margaret also served as a Councillor in Cheshire as did her husband. Latterly Margaret served as Vice-Chairman of the Betsi Board, after the Chairman Merfyn Jones and CEO Mary Burrows had been kicked out by the paedophiles’ friends. See previous posts.
Sally Banks sits on the board of Directors of the Theatre Royal Stratford East, ‘which has a strong tradition of working with young people from ethnically-diverse local communities’. Predators target youth theatre, it’s a favourite hunting ground of theirs. The young people don’t say a word because they are desperate to make it big in acting and it’s a competitive business. They are in the same position as those freelances at the BBC whom Sally’s husband represented when he was a union official years ago, one word out of place and they’re finished.
‘Two rescued cats share Sally’s east London home, together with a 70-year-old tortoise, who has lived with the family for many years’. Obviously Sally runs a sort of social services and branch of Age Concern for animals, having screwed up so spectacularly in her day job with people.
Others involved with CAPS include:
Mike Hancock CBE MP:
Mike was the Liberal Democrat MP for Portsmouth South, 1997-2014. Hancock formally resigned from the Liberal Democrat Whip in early June 2014, until a civil court action brought against him by a female constituent alleging improper conduct was resolved. An out-of-court settlement with the woman, known only as ‘Annie’, was reached later in June 2014, in which Hancock admitted that he “crossed the line” into inappropriate behaviour. ‘Annie’ was an Empowered Service User who had sought Hancock’s advice in his capacity as her constituency MP. Hancock resignation was announced on 18 September 2014 and he then sat as an Independent MP until he left the Commons in 2015.
Hancock was previously the SDP MP for Portsmouth South, 1984-87. Dr Death and most of his followers knew about Dafydd and the related gangs. See posts ‘Dr Death’ and ‘We’ve Been Expecting You…’
In between his two periods of time in the Commons, Hancock was a Director of BBC Daytime and a District Officer for MENCAP. Mike has been Chair of the southern region of the NSPCC since 1989. The has been abuse of clients of MENCAP and the NSPCC colluded with the organised abuse of children in north Wales and elsewhere.
Mike has a very keen interest in a wide range of animal protection issues, including those relating to animals in circuses and zoos. Mike has tabled many Early Day Motions relating to animal issues and signed many more. He has been a Patron of CAPS for many years.
Mike Hancock is quoted on CAPS website as saying ‘I wish CAPS well in the future and hope that it will go from strength to strength as many animals are relying on it to speak up for them when they can’t.’ This is a common sentiment expressed by animal rights activists and not one that I have a problem with except in the cases when the people saying it add ‘people can speak up for themselves, animals can’t’. They should have tried speaking up as a kid in care or Empowered Service User in north Wales. No-one would listen, no matter how often you spoke up and how loudly. There really was no getting through to anyone, not even to animal rights activists.
Honestly readers in England, it really did not matter what happened to someone in north Wales in the 1970s, 80s and 90s, one only had to utter the words ‘they’re from one of the homes for naughty boys’ or ‘they’ve been in Denbigh’ and whatever had happened to someone would be completely ignored, no matter how bad it was. This was how people were found shot dead or hanging dead from unlikely places and there were no investigations.
Mike Hancock’s sexual impropriety with an Empowered Service User was only one of a number of highlights in a very impressive career in public life. Matyas Eorsi, a Hungarian member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, said of his colleague Hancock in August 2010: “He is the most pro-Russian MP from among all of the countries of western Europe. You just have to read his speeches. When it came to debates on Putin, freedom of the media or the war with Georgia, Michael always defended Russia. Among the Liberal bloc in Strasbourg we were all stunned by his position. According to him, Russia really is a fully-fledged democracy.”
Hancock said that he would act to defend the Gov’t of Azerbaijan in Westminster. He said that he disapproved of criticism of President Ilham Aliyev’s regime and has stated that, in particular, he disapproved of the democratic opposition movement within Azerbaijan. In 2013 Hancock voted against a critical report on political prisoners in Azerbaijan.
Hancock has stated that he does not believe that the Armenian Genocide actually happened, describing it as a “so-called genocide” based on “dubious historical” claims; in March 2010, he said: “Armenia is like a headless chicken that runs around in circles. They really do not know where to run.”
Hancock is a supporter of homeopathy, having signed several early day motions in support of its continued funding on the NHS, as is that loyal servant of Dafydd’s gang, Sir Alan Meale. See post ‘Britain In Agony’.
On 8 August 2010, one of Hancock’s parliamentary aides, Russian national Katia Zatuliveter and her friend were questioned at Gatwick Airport on returning from celebrating her 25th birthday in Croatia. Hancock had met Zatuliveter in Strasbourg where she worked for the Council of Europe. She started working as an aide to Hancock in 2008, after having been an intern at the House of Commons for a while and undergoing security vetting. Until Hancock was ousted as chairman of the All-Party Group on Russia in June 2010, Zatuliveter had been the All-Party Group’s secretary, giving her direct access to all MPs with the greatest interest in Russia and legitimate reason to liaise with the Russian authorities; according to sources at Westminster, Zatuliveter had access to Hancock’s private emails and virtually ran the UK-Russia group.
Reportedly, Zatuliveter had been identified by MI5 when surveillance linked her to another person with close links to the Russian Embassy in London; the latter was suspected of working for the SVR, Russia’s foreign intelligence service.
On 4 December 2010, it was reported that Zatuliveter was facing deportation in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre, after she was arrested by the Met on behalf of MI5 and the Border and Immigration Agency on 2 December 2010, on suspicion of espionage, the police action having been approved by Home Secretary Theresa May. The incident happened in the wake of the uncovering and expulsion of ten Russian sleeper agents in the US in June 2010, including a young woman who had British citizenship, Anna Chapman.
On 5 December 2010, Hancock confirmed the detention of Zatuliveter and advised the media that she was appealing against her potential deportation. In subsequent interviews on the same day, he called the espionage accusations “absolutely ludicrous” commenting further: “I have no reason to believe she did anything but act honourably during the time she was working for me. She is determined to fight her corner and she genuinely believes, and I back her 100%, that she has nothing to hide and has done nothing wrong. If she has, the (security) services are right. But they need to prove their point now.”
The media quoted some of Hancock’s former Council of Europe’s liberal group colleagues as saying that in the 2000s Hancock would usually come to their regular private gatherings alongside a series of young Russian and Ukrainian women – in spite of protests by some of those; Hancock’s former colleagues said they had witnessed his assistants using the computers of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, the liberal group secretariat, which were supposed to be protected by a password; apparently his assistants knew the password. Hancock denied claims by Matyas Eorsi that he had failed to declare all of his visits to Russia, saying that he did not know exactly how many trips he had made to Russia, as his passport had “fallen into the sea”. It was also reported that Hancock had allegedly agreed to help another Russian national, a 25-year-old Ekaterina Paderina, stay in Britain after she ran into visa problems in the late 1990s.
On 7 December 2010 Russia’s Foreign Ministry described the affair as “vaudeville based on a threadbare spy plot” being whipped up by the UK media, which could “only be regarded with pity”.
On 9 December 2010, Katerina Zatuliveter filed an appeal against arrest and deportation to Russia; in a statement released by her lawyer Tessa Gregory, Zatuliveter said British authorities had failed to provide evidence of her work not being “conducive to national security”; of MI5 she said: “I fully cooperated with them when they questioned me. I have nothing to hide and was only doing my job as a parliamentary researcher.” Also on that day, Alexander Sternik, Russia’s charge d’affaires said of Hancock: “Mike Hancock is one of those people who are known to have a balanced objective and sympathetic approach towards the modern Russia and its foreign policy.” Sternik also said that the Russian view of the affair was that Hancock was being targeted because he was a parliamentarian who “showed sympathy and understanding for the modern Russian state”; of Zatuliver’s detention he said: “We have not received, although we insisted on this, any clarification as to the motives and the reasons that this detention was made.”
At a Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) hearing on her case begun on 18 October 2011, Zatuliveter admitted to having had a four-year affair with Hancock. She also admitted that she had had affairs with a NATO official, a Dutch diplomat and a senior UN official.
On 29 November 2011, the SIAC delivered its ruling that allowed the appeal; the SIAC’s Open Judgment concluded: “Our conclusion, at least on the balance of probabilities, is that she was and is not a Russian agent. […]”. The 2011 SIAC’s ruling on Zatuliveter’s appeal noted of her relationship with him: “The relationship with Mr Hancock was enduring and genuine on both sides.”
In October 2010 a complaint was made against Hancock of indecent assault, which Hampshire Police announced would not be pursued in December 2010 due to insufficient evidence. In February 2013, a civil suit against Hancock over the same complaint was filed. In September 2013 the police reopened their investigation, asking that a report for Portsmouth City Council, be handed over. Hancock was then still a Portsmouth councillor, as well as an MP for the city. The report was an investigation into whether Hancock had breached the Councillors Code of Conduct for Portsmouth City Council, the council suspended any action as a result of the report until all other proceedings have concluded. The Police decided after considering the report that Hancock would face no charges in relation to the complaint.
In January 2014, Hancock was suspended from the Liberal Democrats after the party nationally reviewed the report commissioned by Liberal Democrat run Portsmouth City Council, which had found “prima facie evidence of his unwelcome sexual approaches” to his constituent. The report, which has not been officially published, had become available to The Guardian in December 2013.
The civil case was scheduled to come to trial in mid-June 2014, but a settlement between the parties emerged on 11 June. A week later, when details of the out of court settlement became public knowledge, Hancock apologised to his constituent (known only under the pseudonym of Annie) via a statement issued by the complainant’s solicitors at the High Court in London. Any compensation paid to the complainant was not made publicly known. In part, his statement says: “I understand that you felt degraded. I did not treat you with sufficient respect. I made you feel deeply uncomfortable and discriminated against, and I crossed the line.”
A psychiatric report on Hancock, who was undergoing treatment at the Priory Hospital in Southampton, confirmed that he was freely able to make such a statement. So after indecently assaulting an Empowered Service User, Hancock metamorphosed into an Empowered Service User himself. Tony Francis sought shelter by becoming an Empowered Service User and Dafydd has been using the strategy for so long that he was doing it in the days when the term used was that ‘Dafydd suffers from a nervous illness’. It was certainly a rare condition, it caused Dafydd to do the most extraordinary things… . Hancock resigned from the Liberal Democrats in September 2014 before a disciplinary hearing. The news was disclosed in The Independent on 18 September.
Hancock has been married to Jacqueline Elliott (also a former member of Portsmouth City Council until losing her seat in the 2014 elections) since 1967 and has a son and a daughter.
Hancock has been the Vice-Chairman of Portsmouth Dock since 1992.
Dr Edgar Mann. Edgar has been a patron of CAPS for many years. He has been a Top Doctor – a GP – and a longstanding member of the ancient Isle of Man Parliament, the Tynwald, where, over the years, he held major positions in the Manx Government. At the same time he has been involved in most of the Manx animal charities and has chaired the Pets Aid League, the Manx SPLG and is currently the Chair of the Home of Rest for Old Horses. Edgar was also involved in the formation of the Manx Cat Sanctuary. He negotiated the end of the annual auction of the retiring old tram horses, who now live out their lives in peace at the Home of Rest for Old Horses, just outside Douglas, on the Isle of Man.
There was a very nice secretary at St George’s Hospital Medical School when I worked there, 1989-91, who had moved to London from the Isle of Man. She wasn’t nuts like most of the other people at St George’s and she worked as the medical secretary for the loathed Professor Stuart Stanton, who was alleged to be involved with something very big and very nasty but no-one quite knew what (see previous posts). This secretary told me that she would never have been a patient of Stanton’s under any circumstances. One day I discovered that she had been forced to leave the Isle of Man after a scandal and that was why she was stuck at St George’s, although she obviously thought that they were complete twats. I don’t know what the scandal was but those we know and love knew and they’ll have used it to squeeze her as hard as they could…
Brian Sewell was best known as that art critic of the London Evening Standard with the very posh strangulated vowels, which ‘Private Eye’ took the piss out of. Sewell was a prolific broadcaster across news, arts and documentary programming on both radio and TV. Brian Sewell raised funds for the rescue and re-homing of abandoned and ill-treated domestic pets and deliberately developed his London garden as a haven for wildlife.
Sewell was educated at the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School, Hampstead. He then studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London University, where his tutors included Anthony Blunt, who became Sewell’s close friend. Blunt has been named as one of the VIP paedophiles’ who visited the Kincora Boys’ Home in Belfast. The ring at Kincora had links to Dafydd’s gang in north Wales, to the ring at St George’s Hospital Medical School and to UCL.
Sewell graduated in 1957 and worked at Christie’s auction house and subsequently became an art dealer. He completed his National Service as a commissioned officer in the Royal Army Service Corps.
In 1979, after Blunt’s exposure as the fourth man in the Cambridge spy ring, Sewell assisted in sheltering him in Chiswick. Blunt was outed in 1979. The year that Mary Wynch was illegally imprisoned by Dafydd et al, the year that Jeremy Thorpe stood trial for incitement and conspiracy to kill and the year that there was panic and high drama at UCNW (see post ‘Meet The Gwerin!’). Presumably Blunt’s exposure was related to the net almost closing in on the Westminster Paedophile Ring…
In Dirty Dalí: A Private View on Channel 4 on 3 June 2007, Sewell described his acquaintance with Salvador Dali in the late 1960s, which included lying in the foetal position without trousers in the armpit of a figure of Christ and masturbating for Dalí, who pretended to take photos while fumbling in his trousers. I’ll say that for Dali, he can always be relied upon. The Hergest patient F hated Salvador Dali; F maintained that Dali was an ‘exhibitionist who kicked a blind man down the road in the name of art’.
In a TV programme broadcast on Channel 4 on 24 July 2007, marking the 40th anniversary of the passing of the Sexual Offences Act 1967 which partially decriminalised homosexuality in England and Wales, Sewell said, “I never came out… but I have slowly emerged”. Sewell was described as bisexual but also described himself as gay, saying he knew he probably was homosexual at the age of six. He had chastised himself for his attraction to men, describing it ‘as an “affliction” and a “disability” and told readers, “no homosexual has ever chosen this sexual compulsion”‘. In the first episode of The Naked Pilgrim Sewell alluded to the loss of his virginity at the hands of a 60-year-old French woman “who knew what she was doing and was determined”; Sewell was 20 at the time. In his autobiography, Sewell indicates that he lost his virginity at the age of 15 to a fellow pupil at Haberdashers’ Aske’s School.
Despite all the sexual confusion – and Sewell’s appalling attitude to the lower orders and people who lived oop north – at least Sewell liked fluffy furry things.
Angela Smith, Baroness Smith of Basildon :
Angela took a seat in the House of Lords in 2010 after 13 years as the Labour MP for Basildon and East Thurrock. Although supportive of all animal protection issues, Angela has been a particularly strong opponent of circuses which use animals. As Patron of CAPS, she has written articles for the Labour Animal Welfare Society, in which she reiterated the call for a ban on all species of animals in circuses. Angela is quoted on the CAPS website as saying “CAPS should be congratulated as one of the most active and effective animal protection groups in the country. Its campaigns are well researched and there is a scientific base for its actions, which means I know I can use its campaign materials with confidence.”
Now for some gen on Angela that doesn’t appear on the CAPS website. Angela Evans Smith, Baroness Smith of Basildon was the Labour Co-operative MP for Basildon, 1997-2010. Smith attended Pitsea Junior School and Chalvedon Comprehensive (later Chalvedon School) in Basildon, before reading Public Administration at Leicester Poly, at the time that Frank Beck and his mate Greville Janner were busy with that paedophile ring in the Leicester area, which had links to Dafydd’s gang. In 1978, Angela married Nigel Smith, who has written a number of history books for secondary school pupils. From 1982 to 1983, Smith was a trainee accountant with the London Borough of Newham, 1982-83 and then worked for the League Against Cruel Sports, 1983-95, becoming the head of Political and Public Relations. So Angela called in at all the right places before she worked as a political researcher, 1995-97. Angela Smith was a member of Essex County Council from 1989 and a member of the Fire Authority for the County of Essex.
Angela was selected to stand for election through an all-woman short-list, being at such a disadvantage by possessing ovaries. It was clearly outstanding talent that propelled Angela into the Lords, despite her being held back by her gonads.
Angela was appointed a Gov’t Whip in 2001 – so Miranda knew that she had dirt on someone – before being promoted to a junior Ministerial post for N Ireland in Oct 2002. In 2006 she was moved to the Dept for Communities and Local Gov’t, with responsibility for Fire Services. On 28 June 2007, Smith was appointed as a PPS to the new PM Gordon, entitling her to attend Cabinet. That was when Gordon’s agents were creating havoc at Bangor University. Angela left her junior ‘let’s sink Merfyn’ role at the reshuffle of June 2009, to enter Gov’t in the Cabinet Office at the rank of Minister of State, when she was sworn of the Privy Council and progressed to a senior ‘let’s sink Merfyn’ role. In the Queen’s Privy as well, there’s posh for you.
As Minister of State in the Cabinet Office, Angela’s role incorporated the offices of Minister for the Third Sector and the appropriately titled Minister Social Exclusion.
Angela obviously knocked them dead re her expertise in social exclusion in Lilibet’s Privy, because was created a life peeress on 7 July 2010. In the Lords, Smith was Labour Spokeswoman for Energy and Climate Change, 2010-13, N Ireland, 2011-12 and the Home Office, 2012-15. She also served as Opposition Deputy Whip in the House of Lords, 2012-15. On 27 May 2015, Smith was elected unopposed as Labour’s Leader in the Lords and so joined Harriet Harman’s Shadow Cabinet, which is not really something to boast about.
In June 2009 Smith had to repay over £1,000 for wrongly claimed Council Tax expenses and service charges for her second property in Elephant and Castle. A review by Sir Thomas Legg uncovered further monies over-claimed by Baroness Smith making a total of £1,429 which she later returned.
CAPS also campaigns against the use of animals in the audio-visual industry, which surely includes child porn featuring beastiality.
Tony Banks had a celebrity friend, the American singer-songwriter Aimee Mann. Banks’s wiki states that Aimee became a close friend of Banks after meeting him in London ‘in the early 1990s’ and the song “You’re With Stupid Now” on her 1995 album ‘I’m With Stupid’ was inspired by ‘their discussions of British politics’. An interview published in The Indie in May 1996 explains that Aimee Mann was in the UK ‘doing a tour two years ago’ when someone from her record company called and said that a fax had arrived from an MP who wanted to have tea with her at the Commons. None of this made any sense to Aimee because she didn’t know anyone, or have any interest, in UK politics, but her record company encouraged her to go and even sent someone from the record company along with her to join the party. The MP concerned was Tony Banks and it was the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Aimee Mann began her career in the early 1980s and has won two Grammy Awards. She was called a “lyric genius” by KCRW and was named one of the world’s top 10 greatest living songwriters by NPR in 2006. One of Aimee’s early bands was the Boston punk band the ‘Young Snakes’. In 1983, the band released the EP ‘Bark Along With The Young Snakes’. In 1983, Mann co-founded the band ‘Til Tuesday’ in Boston with her boyfriend Michael Hausman (who later managed Mann’s solo career). In 1987, Mann sang vocals on the single “Time Stand Still” by rock band Rush from their 1987 album ‘Hold Your Fire’. She also appeared in the music video for the song.
In 1988, ‘Til Tuesday released ‘Everything’s Different Now’, their third and final album. The album contained the song “The Other End (Of the Telescope)” which Mann wrote and sang with Elvis Costello. ‘Til Tuesday broke up in 1990 when Mann left to start her solo career.
In 1993, Mann released her debut solo album, ‘Whatever’, which sold modestly but met with critical praise. In 1995, Mann released ‘I’m With Stupid’ through Geffen Records, which, like her debut, garnered positive reviews but modest commercial success. In 1999, Mann recorded original material for the soundtrack to the Paul Thomas Anderson film ‘Magnolia’, which earned both Academy Award and Grammy Award nominations for the song “Save Me”. She negotiated a contract release from David Geffen and co–founded her own label, SuperEgo Records with manager, Michael Hausman.
In 1997, Mann married songwriter Michael Penn whom she met in the 1980s. They courted while Mann was recording Whatever. Mann had previously been in a relationship with XTC guitarist David Gregory. Penn met Mann during the recording of her album ‘I’m With Stupid’ (to which Penn contributed), the two struck up a friendship, which blossomed into romance and their December 29, 1997, marriage. Together with manager Michael Hausman they formed United Musicians, an independent music collective founded on “the principle that every artist should be able to retain copyright ownership of the work he or she has created and that this ownership is the basis for artistic strength and true independence.” Penn and Mann live in Los Angeles.
Michael Daniel Penn (born August 1, 1958) is noted for the 1989 single “No Myth”, a top 20 hit in the US and successful in several other countries. Prior to the release of his 1989 debut album ‘March’, Penn was a member of the Los Angeles band Doll Congress, was one of two musical guests on Saturday Night Live October 24, 1987 (as a solo artist, with his brother Sean Penn hosting), and had appeared as an extra on a few TV series, including ‘St Elsewhere’.
I cannot find any explanation of why, in 1994, Tony Banks, a Labour MP unconnected with the US music industry, decided to fax Aimee Mann’s record company requesting tea at the Commons with her, why her record company encouraged her to go for tea with him and why they sent a representative along with her. Furthermore, Aimee’s career wasn’t really going very far until she had tea at the Commons with Banks, but after that things perked up quite a bit for Aimee.
Another rocker who wasn’t going very far who also found that his career was suddenly going places in the mid-1990s was Gruff Rhys, who made his name with the Welsh band Super Furry Animals. Gruff’s dad was Ioan Bowen Rees, the Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council! Things were looking rather bleak for Gruff’s dad in 1994, because there was a great deal of noise being made about a VIP paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire which had allegedly been covered-up at the highest levels of Gov’t. There were demands for a Public Inquiry into the matter and although William Hague didn’t make the decision to hold the Public Inquiry until the summer of 1996, Sir Ronnie Waterhouse knew that he’d be Chairing it back in 1994-95, because he altered his retirement plans to enable him to spend 1995 wining and dining with many of the people who had concealed the VIP paedophile ring which didn’t exist. See post ‘Heart Of Darkness’.
The sudden inexplicable rise and construction of Gruff Rhys as a superstar during the course of the Waterhouse Inquiry was described in my post ‘The International Language Of Screaming’. Gruff wasn’t the only Welsh musician to find fame and fortune at the time, there was a whole cluster of Cool Cymru performers. Nearly all of them had parents or friends with parents who were linked to Dafydd’s gang. Gee the kids of a gang of people traffickers were just so talented! No-one had said that about any of them before 1993-94, they were marginalised and ignored, because for a start Gruff et al sung in Welsh and the UK music industry told them firmly that they really did not want to know. Gruff and his mates were very popular in Bethesda, but they were cold-shouldered even over in Liverpool, until that Public Inquiry was being arranged…
Michael Penn’s label is Sony. Sony gave Gruff Rhys a very, very good deal when Gruff was in no position – or seemed to be in no position – to thrash out such a favourable contract.
I wasn’t a rock star in the mid-1990s, although I did live in the terrace at the end of the building where Gruff used to practice with his mates before he became a superstar. In fact, when Tony Banks was faxing Aimee Mann out of the blue, Dafydd and the gang – helped by Ioan Bowen Rees’s crooked Gwynedd County Council lawyer pal Ron Evans – had embarked on an elaborate plan to try and have me banged up on the grounds of my dangerousness. The plan had really taken off after I and patient F had held a meeting with two people from the Mental Health Act Commission and told them that serious complaints against Dafydd, including those of him sexually exploiting female patients, were not being investigated. Brown had written to the managers of Gwynedd Community Health Trust – again – explaining that he had listened in to the phone call during which Dafydd had told me that he’d get me a place at Liverpool Medical School if I dropped my complaint about him. Brown did not receive a reply. I was told that Brown’s letter had not been received. Among the documents released from my lawyer years later was a copy of Brown’s letter with a handwritten message on it saying ‘what shall we do about Dr Brown’s letter?’ and with a message underneath saying ‘do not reply’.
The plans of Dafydd et al reached a high point when in the autumn of 1994, Dafydd planted a brick which he said I had thrown through his glass door of his house in the early hours of the morning. While I was unaware of this accusation, Dafydd held a number of meetings with the North Wales Police about the brick that they all knew that I had thrown through the door, wrote to the MDU about that matter and the MDU obligingly documented my brick throwing activities as fact. In Nov 1994, Liverpool High Court issued an injunction against me on the grounds of the danger that I represented to Dafydd. The evidence in Dafydd’s affidavit consisted of the details of a number of phone calls that F had made to Dafydd, including one in which F had blown a raspberry down the phone at him and an account of me throwing that brick through Dafydd’s glass door. Dafydd’s affidavit did not detail one other incident of any sort between Dafydd and I. But he obtained an ex-parte injunction from a High Court judge on the basis of it and then further plans to demonstrate that I was becoming a greater and greater danger to Dafydd’s life were laid…
See posts ‘These Sharks Are Crap As Well’ and ‘The Banality Of Evil’.
On 9 June 1994 Granville Bernard ‘Matt’ Arnold, the Head of Bryn Estyn, died of an ‘unspecified blood disease’. On 13 June 1994 the trial of Peter Howarth, Arnold’s friend and colleague and Paul Wilson, on the sexual abuse of boys in care charges began. In July 1994 Richard Williams was found dead in a car aged 18. He was alleged to have suffered maltreatment whilst in care in north Wales. On 8 July 1994 Peter Howarth was found guilty of child sexual abuse at Chester Crown Court and was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. Paul Wilson is acquitted of all charges. In Nov 1994, Craig Wilson, a former Bryn Estyn resident, hanged himself aged 16…
But Gruff and Aimee would soon be stars!
Aimee’s husband Michael Penn is the brother of actors Sean Penn and Chris Penn. Sean Penn was married to Madonna. Sean Penn has appeared in more than 50 films and won many awards during his career as an actor and director. He has won two Oscars for Best Actor for ‘Mystic River’ (2003) and ‘Milk’ (2008), and was nominated three more times in the same category for ‘Dead Man Walking’ (1995), ‘Sweet and Lowdown’ (1999) and ‘I Am Sam’ (2001). He also received a Directors Guild of America nomination for directing ‘Into the Wild’ (2007).
He’s A Material Girl, Living In A Material World!
Like A Virgin!
When Tony Banks was a whippersnapper back in 1975, he became political adviser to the late Judith Hart, Minister for Overseas Development, returning to the trades unions as Assistant General Secretary of the Association of Broadcasting and Allied Staffs in 1976, where Banks then remained until he became an MP in 1983.
Constance Mary Hart, Baroness Hart of South Lanark (née Ridehalgh; 18 September 1924 – 8 December 1991), known as Judith Hart, served as a Minister in Harold Wilson’s Gov’ts during the 1960s and 1970s before entering the Lords in 1988.
Hart was educated at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, the LSE and the University of London. She married Anthony Bernard Hart in 1946. Judith Hart was a lecturer at a teacher training college, a member of the Fabian Society and a branch Secretary of the Association of Scientific Workers, the union which represented many NHS scientists and technicians which eventually evolved into MSF…
After joining the Labour Party aged 18, Hart stood unsuccessfully as a Labour candidate twice and was then elected as member for Lanark in 1959, holding the seat until 1983. Thereafter she sat for Clydesdale until 1987.
Hart held Ministerial office as joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland, 1964-66, Minister of State, Commonwealth Office, 1966-67), Minister of Social Security, 1967–68, Paymaster General (with a seat in the Cabinet), 1968-69, and as Minister of Overseas Development, 1969–70, 1974–75 and 1977-79.
In opposition, Hart was front bench Spokesman on Overseas Aid, 1979-80. She was Govt Co-Chairman of the Women’s National Commission, 1969-70. Within the Labour Party she was a member of the NEC, 1969–83, serving as Vice-Chairman, 1980–81 and as Chairman, 1981-82.
Hart was appointed to Lilibet’s Privy in 1967 and appointed a DBE in 1979. The year that panic broke out and Mary Wynch was unlawfully imprisoned. On 8 February 1988, when Alison Taylor and I were refusing to shut up, Hart was created a life peer. Hart died of cancer at the Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehamton in 1991, aged 67.
Another Labour Role Model for Wimmin:
|The Baroness Hart of South Lanark – Who Concealed A Paedophile Gang.|
|Chairman of the Labour Party|
24 November 1981 – 24 November 1982
The gwerin are featuring in the media and the news so often at present that I have not got time to do justice to their activities on the blog. In the last few days Judge Huw Rees did not imprison a north Wales man for the rape of a girl under 12 years old many years ago on the grounds that this man was of good character. Except for that lapse with the girl under 12 obviously. Most NHS Trusts, in England as well as in Wales, are missing all targets and warning that This Winter Will Be Even Worse Than Previous Winters. NHS big wigs from Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Manchester Universities want more money to Help The Poor of the north of England. Ann Coffey and Julie Bindel are arguing that juries should be scrapped in rape trials because juries can’t be trusted. Neither in my experience can judges or indeed Ann Coffey, who in the early 1970s was employed as a social worker in Gwynedd (see previous posts) or Julie Bindel, who has spent years campaigning for justice for wimmin but who never mentioned Jimmy Savile or the abuse of wimmin by the mental health services and other parts of the welfare sector (see previous posts). Ann and Julie aren’t really gwerin by nature, but in times of crisis, the gwerin welcome anyone on board.
When Brown and I were teenagers and crazy things were happening all around us, I used to say to Brown ‘this can’t continue, something is going to happen soon’ and Brown cheerfully said ‘oh it can continue and it will’. He was quite right. The expression we always used in the face of the insanity continuing was ‘Is there still green paint on the Renault? Yes there is still green paint on the Renault.’ This stemmed from an incident at Brown’s school when he was 14, in which the Boys From 5C – the notorious ‘bottom set’ who were about to leave school – splashed green paint over a Renault owned by one of the teachers, the Renault and the teacher being a bit of a joke. The teacher then drove the Renault around for years without doing anything about the green paint and Brown and his friend were monitoring the situation and would regularly ask ‘Is there still green pain on the Renault?’ to which the reply would always be ‘Yes, there is still green paint on the Renault’. I used the ‘green paint on the Renault’ example in a letter to the Top Doctors years ago with reference to Gwynne the lobotomist forging medical records: ‘Is Gwynne still forging people’s medical records? Yes, Gwynne is still forging people’s medical records. And there is still green paint on the Renault’. And the Top Doctors got very angry with me for taking the piss.
So I am delighted to announce that, in the face of the latest activities of the Top Doctors and their friends the gwerin, yes, there is still green paint on the Renault…