The Kinnocks & Jo Cox
‘A beloved niece’ Lord Kinnock weeps on TV following the killing of Jo Cox
An emotional Lord Kinnock had tears running down his cheek as he described Mrs Cox as a “beloved niece”.
He told BBC Breakfast: “We’ve known Jo since she came to work for Glenys in the European Parliament 20 years ago, and it would be no exaggeration to say that both of us felt about her as if she was a beloved niece, because that’s the kind of relationship it was.
“She was wonderful company but she was also a ferociously effective political activist and she showed that before she became a Member of Parliament and we were hugely proud when she was selected and then elected.
“We both went up to speak for her and it was obvious then that the community had taken Jo to her heart – just like everybody else did.
After graduating, Jo Cox worked as an adviser for Labour MP Joan Walley and then Glenys Kinnock. Jo Cox also worked as an adviser to Sarah Brown.
Scotland Yard searching the Bodleian Library for Dickens Dossier on alleged child sex abuse
Vital information may be in the Barbara Castle archive
At least three people have tried unsuccessfully to access the (Barbara) Castle files to see if they contain the (Dickens) dossier, having found a lot of the material closed. Papers with restricted access include diary entries and correspondence with family members.
All of her correspondence with the former Labour Home Secretary Jack Straw between October 1981 and February 1999, as well as all correspondence between her and Neil and Glenys Kinnock between November 1981 and August 1996, is also marked “closed” on the library’s database, along with a letter she wrote to Neil Kinnock in December 1999.
The Kinnocks’ Friends: Leo Abse, Claire Rayner, Helena Kennedy, Greville Janner, Owen Oyston
Despite his controversial views, Abse had his political supporters. Former Labour leader Neil Kinnock and his wife Glenys said:
“Leo was courageous, highly principled, very funny and totally unique.”
Leo Abse ‘being investigated by police in connection with allegations of child abuse’
2004–2009 Neil Kinnock appointed head of the British Council
The foreign secretary, Jack Straw, formally approved Mr Kinnock’s appointment on the recommendation of an independent panel set up to find Lady Helena Kennedy’s replacement. Kinnock said he was “pleased and greatly honoured” to succeed Lady Helena Kennedy.
The former Labour leader came to Brussels as commissioner in charge of transport under president Jacques Santer.
He was one of only four of the Santer team to be reappointed after mass resignations triggered by allegations of mismanagement and cronyism within the commission.
Friend Helena Kennedy
MEP Glenys Kinnock is met by Chancellor Helena Kennedy on her visit to Brookes University 1996
Neil Kinnock is a Patron of the Helena Kennedy Foundation
Home Secretary Theresa May and Helena Kennedy
Helena Kennedy was good friends with Claire Rayner
1988 Claire Rayner with Jimmy Savile. Claire Rayner is affiliated with PIE member/ child abuser Peter Righton
In 1972 Claire Rayner was accused of “encouraging masturbation and promiscuity in prepubescent girls”.
Righton’s very close friend/fellow PIE member Charles Napier (half-brother to dominatrix client, John Whittingdale MP) was employed as a teacher by the British Council in Cairo even though he was already on List 99 as a banned teacher after his early conviction.
Present enquiries into paedophile cover-ups are likely to examine how Charles Napier managed to continue teaching even after his first conviction for indecent assault in 1972. He was banned from teaching in the UK, but emigrated and by the late 1970s (already an active member of the Paedophile Information Exchange) was employed at a school in Sweden.
Former MI6 deputy director Sir Peter Hayman was married to Charles Napier’s cousin
Around the same time that Napier emigrated, his cousin’s husband – fellow paedophile Sir Peter Hayman – had returned from a stint as High Commissioner in Canada to become deputy director of MI6.
Incredibly Napier later became an assistant head of studies with the British Council in Cairo, and then taught in Istanbul.
Claire Rayner and Helena Kennedy were appointed to Holloway prison committee by Paul Boateng
The prison initiative was announced on the day that Prisons Minister Paul Boateng visited the jail
Paul Boateng – former executive member of NCCL (affiliated with PIE)
On the 19 July 2015, Australia’s 60 Minutes broadcast an investigation of an alleged paedophile ring, into which abused children were supplied by one of PIE founders Peter Righton, who was also a former director of education in the National Institute for Social Work and a legal aide to the British government. The alleged network was said to include senior politicians from all three main parties, such as Leon Brittan, Greville Janner and Cyril Smith alongside a former head of MI6 Sir Peter Telford Hayman.
Boateng, Kinnock, Vaz
1989 Neil Kinnock, made Paul Boateng a junior Treasury spokesman
Janet Boateng was the former chair of Lambeth social services committee
Met detective removed from post after saying he wanted to approach Paul Boateng about child sex abuse case
Justice Lowell Goddard is chairing the inquiry into historical child sex abuse allegations at a number of institutions, including Lambeth Council’s care homes
A social worker, Teresa Johnson, who had worked with Carroll at Angell Road, said she had seen Mr Boateng at the home on up to six occasions during the mid-1980s.
Another witness claimed he had seen Mr Boateng during caravan holidays for children run by a charity, called the Association of Combined Youth Clubs. Carroll was a member of the ACYC.
The witness claimed Carroll had boasted of his friendship with Mr Boateng.
This witness told Newsnight: “John Carroll would regularly talk about him [Paul Boateng] being able to open doors for him.”
Lord Boateng told the BBC he has no recollection of going to Angell Road or of meeting Mr Carroll.
Prince Philip and Helena Kennedy – Helena is friends with Camilla
Helena Kennedy was Myra Hindley’s lawyer. Holloway prison is where Myra Hindley (associated with Savile) is placed – and is visited by Lord Longford (Jimmy Savile and Cliff Richard’s porn colleague & uncle to NCCL’s Harriet Harman)
PATRON of Liberty/NCCL (PIE-affiliated)
President of National Children’s Bureau (Righton- PIE member)
1998 to 2004 Chair of British Council
Others who have worked for the British Council:
Henniker (PIE’s Peter Righton lived on his estate)
PIE’s Charles Napier
Neil and Stephen Kinnock
Helena Kennedy has sat on panels with Peter Tatchell and PIE’s Tom O’Carroll
May 5, 2009: CAMPACC (Campaign against Criminializing Communities) organized and sponsored a public meeting on issues related to Balochistan in the House of Lords. The meeting was hosted and chaired by Baroness Helena Kennedy QC. The speaker included Peter Tatchell .
In 2003 Thomas O’Carroll was a panelist in the TV discussion program After Dark, chaired by Baroness Helena Kennedy QC where he championed the rights of pedophiles
HOW WE MET; HELENA KENNEDY AND CLAIRE RAYNER
Helena: “Claire (Rayner) is friendly with the Kinnocks and I am a card-carrying member of the Labour Party. I don’t know whether Claire is actually a member, but I know she is a supporter.”…
Neil Kinnock supported Greville Janner
1991 Janner broke his silence on the affair,
Regarding the exact nature of his relationship with the boy, Janner said: ‘Long ago, when [he] was a deprived youngster living in a Leicestershire children’s home, my family and I tried unsuccessfully to help him. Now, after some 15 years of Beck’s influence, they [have] combined to make disgraceful and totally untrue allegations against me.’
The statement met with widespread applause in the Commons and warm words from such allies as Keith Vaz MP, who described Janner as ‘a brave man’ and whip Derek Foster, who passed on party leader Neil Kinnock’s ‘tremendous support.’
Neil Kinnock close friends with Owen Oyston
Millionaire Owen Oyston was accused of being a multiple rapist who helped run a sex ring. …four rapes, three indecent assaults and conspiracy to procure women for sex.
At the same time , model agency Peter Martin questioned about 19 alleged rapes and a conspiracy to procure young models for sex with others.
One time a close friend of Neil Kinnock, the former Labour leader, Owen Oyston (friends with Stuart Hall and Lord Pendry) was once one of the party’s biggest individual backers.
Patricia Hewitt (NCCL/Liberty) was a former Kinnock aide
‘We can’t prove sex with children does them harm’ says PIE-linked NCCL … Patricia Hewitt
GLENYS KINNOCK IN ROMANIA AT CLINIC FOR CHILDREN WITH AIDS 1996
“Europe Minister, Lady Kinnock, was moved to another portfolio on the same day as she had to answer this question from Lord Pannick in the Upper House: ‘Will the Government please allocate urgently time in this House for a full debate on this matter in the interests of all those who lost their lives in the Lockerbie murders?’ A full debate on the Lockerbie disaster could have proved embarrassing to the government, and especially to Glenys Kinnock because she founded a charity on 21 December 1989 in memory of the most prominent of Lockerbie’s 270 victims – UN Commissioner for Namibia, Bernt Carlsson.
June 19, 2008
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown meets at 10 Downing Street in London, with Glenys Kinnock MEP and members from the Ethnic Woman’s delegation from the Burma Campaigns UK.
June 30, 2008
June 30, 2008 Jimmy Savile given award by Gordon Brown
Patron and honours
Baroness Kinnock is a Council Member of the European Council on Foreign Relations.
She is a patron, president or board member of a number of charitable organisations, including Saferworld, Drop the Debt, EdUKaid, Parliamentarians for Global Action,The Burma Campaign UK, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, Voluntary Service Overseas,  Freedom from Torture,, and the British Humanist Association. She is also Patron to the Welsh children’s charity, Snap Cymru, Council member of the Overseas Development Institute and member of Advisory Board of Global Witness.
She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an honorary Fellow of the University of Wales, Newport and the University of Wales, Bangor. She holds honorary Doctorates from Thames Valley University, Brunel University and Kingston University.
Charity for deaf children NDCS – Glenys Kinnock is a co-pres with Esther Rantzen
By the end of the 1990s, Jo Cox was head of campaigns for the pro-European pressure group Britain in Europe.
Brussels in 2000: Jo Cox worked for Glenys Kinnock MEP as a political advisor. She stayed in Brussels for her next job for Oxfam between 2002 and 2005
Jo Cox & the Kinnocks would have been in Brussels at the same time as Chris Patten and Patrick Rock
Patten’s Brussels’ position: 23 January 2000 until 22 November 2004.
Jo Cox was nominated in 2009 by the Davos World Economic Forum as a young global leader
MEPs will back Madeline McCann-inspired emergency cooperation measures for missing children between EU states
Glenys Kinnock co-authored the written declarations – supported by the parents of missing Madeleine McCann
Clement Freud Emails between ‘paedophile’ Clement Freud and Madeleine McCann’s parents to be probed for child sex abuse inquiry
20 Jun 2016
MRS HELEN JOANNE COX
Companies & Appointments
Gordon Brown, Sinead Cusack, The Rt Hon Lord Michael Howard of Lympne QC, Clive James*, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Baroness Glenys Kinnock, Maureen Lipman, Roger Lyons*, Rt Hon Lord David Steel* of Aikwood .
Burma Campaign UK is a ltd company.
Registered in London No. 3804730
Burma Campaign UK supporters include Damien Rice, Annie Lennox, Maxi Jazz, Emma Thompson, Anna Friel, Tony Robinson, Maureen Lipman, Jay Kay, Joanna Lumley, Esther Rantzen, Kabir Bedi, Sir Ian McKellen and Gillian Anderson.
Esther Rantzen: Burma Camapign supporter along with Jo Cox (also of The NSPCC) and Glenys Kinnock, Lord David Steel, Joanna Lumley, Maureen Lipman
Joanna Lumley is a patron of Chelsea and Westminster Swimming Club – along with the father of Andrew Picard Boeckman
Lumley affiliated with a Jimmy Savile backed children’s charity:
Joanna Lumley and Helena Kennedy are both patrons of the Peter Tatchell Foundation (PTF)
16th January 2015,
Actress and campaigner Joanna Lumley has been announced as a new patron of the Peter Tatchell Foundation.
A number of peers have also become patrons – Labour peers Lord Waheed Alli, Lord Michael Cashman, Baroness Joan Bakewell and Baroness Helena Kennedy, and Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Liz Barker.
On June 26, 1997, Mr Tatchell wrote a startling letter to the Guardian newspaper.
In it, he said:
‘While it may be impossible to condone paedophilia, it is time society acknowledged the truth that not all sex involving children is unwanted, abusive and harmful.
Is this the current CHE membership leaflet with photo of Nettie Pollard & Peter Tatchell from 2011?
“Pollard gave a constant stream of support to paedophiles and promoted their views.”
Photo below: Nettie Pollard (EC Member) with Peter Tatchell at the 2011 Annual Conference:
Nettie Pollard was member number 70 of the Paedophile Information Exchange.
Pensioner backed Paedophile Information Exchange and may hold key to links with left wing groups
Nettie Pollard was a key figure in the London left – a Sunday People investigation reveals her to be a chief apologist for some of PIE’s most chilling demands
Even those who have lived beside her for years have little idea about her life – none of her neighbours has ever been invited inside the home she has lived in alone for almost 30 years.
But 69-year-old Nettie Pollard may hold the key to how the Paedophile Information Exchange infiltrated left wing groups in the 1970s.
She was a key figure in the London left, working for the National Council for Civil Liberties for two decades.
But a Sunday People investigation reveals Pollard to be chief apologist for some of PIE’s most chilling demands.
Our investigation found that throughout her career Pollard gave a constant stream of support to paedophiles and promoted their views. She also:
- Supported PIE’s call to scrap the age of consent.
- Argued against the introduction of a bill to protect children.
- Sat on committees with known paedophiles and PIE members.
- Wrote a twisted essay defending sex between adults and children.
It emerged MP Harriet Harman, husband Jack Dromey and former Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt had been involved with the NCCL when PIE was affiliated to it.
Mrs Harman has subsequently moved to distance herself from Pollard and paedophiles, with a spokesman stating they “did not influence any of the work she did there”.
However one source involved with the London left in the 70s claims – embarrassingly for Mrs Harman – that she and Pollard did work together on occasions within the NCCL .
The source said: “Nettie was a big presence in the movement back in the 1970s and couldn’t be ignored by anyone wanting to get on in the NCCL.”
Our investigation first places Pollard in 1975 working as the Gay and Lesbian Officer for the NCCL.
And that brought her into close contact with the infamous PIE – the child sex group which campaigned to have the age of consent lowered or scrapped.
As well as her role at the NCCL, Pollard was and remains a significant member of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality – a group that defended PIE’s rights at their 1983 conference.
But even after PIE was disbanded in 1984, Pollard made no secret of her sympathy for the organisation’s aims.
In 1993 she contributed a defence of the sexualisation of youngsters to a book called Bad Girls and Dirty Pictures.
Entitled The Small Matter of Children, Pollard’s essay draws on work by known paedophiles such as former PIE vice-chair Warren Middleton to build its case.
Pollard argues child sex should be legal if the act is “consensual”.
It also uses language like “willing partners” to describe sex between adults and children.
But by far the most disturbing section is Pollard’s attempt to justify the sexualisation of children.
She writes: “Far from being ‘innocent’ and becoming sexual at puberty, as was once the common belief, it is now indisputable that everyone is sexual, even before birth.”
The research cited was also used in PIE’s bid to reduce the age of consent to just four.
Pollard continued to work for the NCCL until her mysterious departure from the group in 1997.
She was made redundant but reports from Feminists Against Censorship implies murkier reasons behind her exit.
A newsletter from the time reads: “Within the last several months, two of NCCL’s employees have remarked that the organisation’s longest-serving staff member, Nettie Pollard, was the last civil libertarian left on the payroll.”
Challenging the cost-cutting explanation given it added: “Since she is one of the few indispensable staff members, and the most expensive to make redundant, we suspect economy is not the reason.”
Pollard, whose Facebook page currently shows her support for causes including an anti-drones campaign and attacks on the “Big Brother” state, also showcases her taste in music with a link to indie rock band The Donutsh – described by one of their following as sounding “like Johnny Cash biting off Johnny Rotten’s head”.
She refused to answer the door to us when we visited her home.
Feb 2014: Convicted paedophile, Tom O’Carroll told The Guardian he remained a member of the NCCL’s gay rights committee for several years after Harman claimed his organisation was marginalised. NCCL archives in London have also shown how O’Carroll, a former chairman of PIE, asked Nettie Pollard, a staff member at the organisation, about the possibility of amendments to the 1978 child protection bill.
Jo Cox worked for Joan Walley MP after graduation:
Before entering Parliament, Walley was a member of Lambeth Council, where she chaired the social services committee (1982-85).
Prior to this, she worked in the planning departments of Lambeth and Swansea Councils (1974-89).
Harriet Harman and Peter Tatchell
Harriet Harman Verified account
@HarrietHarman (formerly of the NCCL)
Thanking Joan Walley Stoke MP, my good friend champion of women & the environment #Lab14 @UKLabour
Harriet Harman: Joan Walley celebrated her 25th anniversary as MP for Stoke-on-Trent North with family and friends today. I spoke at the celebration.
Ms Harman has said she has nothing to apologise for over the NCCL’s involvement with the “vile” group, but has expressed “regret” that there had ever been a link between the organisations.
It was reported today that O’Carroll sat on an NCCL committee on gay rights in 1979, a year after Ms Harman became its legal officer.
Home needed for Lambeth and Thatcher papers
Posted on October 10, 2013 by jscull03
Lambeth and Mrs. Thatcher: Research documentation available
In 1986, 32 Lambeth councillors were disqualified from political office and fined nearly a quarter of a million pounds for delaying levying the rate. Some have gone to high office; one Sir Stephen Bubb was recently knighted by David Cameron. Joan Walley has been the MP for Stoke since 1987. A number have since died.
The rate capping campaign involved powerful labour councils up and down the country and figures that are today influential in national politics. David Blunkett and Margaret Hodge were closely involved as were the high profile Ken Livingstone and Ted Knight.
The European Commission.
Past commissioners for the UK include;
Chris Patten (1999) – Commissioner for External Relations
Prince Charles and Chris Patten
Neil Kinnock (1995) Transport and (1999) – Vice President, Administrative Reform and Audit
Lord Mandleson (2004 – 2008) – Trade Commissioner
Lord Mandelson & partner are both noted in convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s little black book
Lord Mandelson yesterday maintained his silence over the extent of his contact with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein.
The former Business Secretary did not respond to questions about why the convicted paedophile’s ‘little black book’ featured ten entries for him and his partner Reinaldo da Silva.
The online contacts book had 16 numbers for Prince Andrew and home numbers for politicians including Lord Heseltine and former Northern Ireland Secretary Shaun Woodward
Brussels whistleblower quits in despair
27 August, 2002
A European official whose whistle-blowing revelations sparked the resignation of the entire European Commision has quit, after declaring that nothing has changed.
In 1999, he went public with details of corruption, cronyism and abuse of power in the commission.
The entire team of 20 commissioners, headed by then president Jacques Santer, resigned in a symbolic gesture to demonstrate their commitment to cleaning up the commission’s act.
But Mr Van Buitenen says that, three years on, it is business as usual.
“Despite everything, I can’t see any change in Brussels,” he said.
The clean-up operation has been headed by the UK’s Neil Kinnock, administration commissioner and a commission vice-president.
But as long ago as March 2000 Mr Van Buitenen cast doubt on whether the reforms would achieve anything.
“(Mr Kinnock) has drawn up a nice reform plan which looks right but he does not tackle the people who committed the irregularities,” he said at the time. “They have been confirmed in their jobs or even promoted.”
Confidence in the commission’s inner purging was knocked again earlier this year, when another whistleblower, chief accountant Marta Andreasen, was forced from her job.
Revealed: How the Kinnocks have enjoyed an astonishing £10m ride on the EU gravy train
The Kinnocks’ son …Stephen Kinnock
January 2009 Stephen Kinnock – head of World Economic Forum’s Europe and Central Asia team
Kinnock has worked for the British Council for more than 12 years where he has held senior UK-based and international positions in Europe, Russia and Africa. Most recently, he was Programme Leader for Inter-Cultural Dialogue where he led the design and development of “Sharing Futures”, the British Council’s multi-country programme to engage with young people who are potentially vulnerable to negative radicalization, with a focus on the Middle East and South Asia. Prior to this, Kinnock was a British Council Director for Sierra Leone, north-west Russia and Brussels.
Stephen Kinnock worked as a research assistant at the European Parliament in Brussels before becoming a British Council Development and Training Services executive based in Brussels in 1997. He held various positions with the British Council
Kinnock success at last: Former Labour leader’s daughter-in-law becomes Denmark’s first female prime minister (despite ‘gay husband’ slurs)
For much of the time since 2005, the couple have not lived in the same country, let alone the same house.
Jo Cox – husband Brendan Cox – He shared a photo of his wife while she was still in the hospital fighting for her life.
Brendan Cox had to resign from the charity Save the Children fund in November 2015 over allegations of behaving inappropriately with female members of staff.
Chief strategist Brendan Cox and Chief executive Justin Forsyth (both men were senior advisers to former Prime Minister Gordon Brown) both resign.
In the same year, Save the Children USA presented Tony Blair with a ‘global legacy award’.
More than 500 staff members signed an internal letter condemning the award, calling it “morally reprehensible”.
Asked if Sir Alan Parker had recommended Blair for the award, Warburton said: “It is simply wrong to suggest it was made at Sir Alan Parker’s suggestion. He was not part of the process.”
Blair attended Sir Parker’s wedding in 2008.
31 October 2015
New charity scandal as Save The Children executive quits after women’s complaints of ‘inappropriate behaviour’
Chief strategist Brendan Cox denied the allegations but quit in September
Mr Cox, Save The Children’s director of policy and advocacy,
The women threatened to ‘make a huge fuss’ when the charity did nothing
Another children’s charity was rocked last night after a senior executive at Save The Children resigned over allegations of ‘inappropriate behaviour’.
Chief strategist Brendan Cox denied allegations against him but left in September. The charity’s £160,000-a-year chief executive Justin Forsyth has also resigned for unconnected reasons.
Both were senior advisers to former Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Mr Cox’s wife, Jo, is a Labour MP and former aide to Mr Brown’s wife Sarah. Mrs Cox also runs the Labour Women’s Network where she is ‘equalities and discrimination’ adviser.
An insider said: ‘Some people were unhappy there was no proper internal investigation into the allegations. Brendan packed his bags and left suddenly.’
One individual who has worked with Save The Children said: ‘Several of the women complained about inappropriate behaviour by Brendan. When the charity did nothing about it they threatened to make a huge fuss. Shortly afterwards it was announced that Brendan was leaving. Then we heard Justin was going as well.’
Cox, an international campaigner and activist, began his career in the aftermath of the civil war in the former Yugoslavia working with children affected by the conflict and has a long standing interest in refugee policy. In 2011 he was appointed a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and in 2012 was selected as one of the top forty young leaders in international development by Devex.
Brendan Cox runs his own blog. He recently played a major role in civil society campaigning for the Sustainable Development Goals as the Director of the Policy and Advocacy at Save the Children. Prior to this he ran a global research project and published a series of reports analyzing global development campaigns and looking at future trends and opportunities.
Mr. Cox previously served as Special Advisor for Africa and International Development to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Before that, he was Chief Executive of Crisis Action.
…husband Brendan Cox is tweeting out a Go Fund Me link to his wife’s ‘favourite causes’ and one of those is the White Helmets.
The White Helmets is not a charity, and neither are they ‘the good guys’ despite their white helmets. The White Helmets is the military propaganda arm of the Allies attempt at regime change by destabilising Syria – and this is exactly what is causing the refugee component of Europe’s migrant crisis in the first place.
The White Helmets also does not need our hard-earned cash. It is well-funded by George Soros’s organisations, the UK, the US and the Syrian Opposition Party in its work, which is mainly with the rebel group Jabat al-Nusra, the infamous al-Qaeda affiliate.
The White Helmets are represented PR-wise by Purpose whose co-founder Jeremy Heimans also helped to create Avaaz. Avaaz is a global “pro-democracy” group which has been accused of furthering the US/EU agenda in the Middle East and elsewhere. It is also Avaaz that it encouraging, on social media, a sort of hands-around-the-world show of sympathy for Jo Cox today.
Jo and her husband Brendan and their two children were part of multi-millionaire Bob Geldof’s flotilla, on the Thames
Geldof plans London tribute to his friend Jo Cox ahead of the EU vote
Ms Cox’s husband Brendan played an active role in the demonstration on the Thames last week.
“Brendan and their two babies of three and five were on the river with me,” he said. “Brendan was organising the little boats.”
Bob Geldof of charity fiasco Live-Aid, to assist Stephen Fry and the Child Rescue Alert Charity.
More on Burma Campaign Patrons Clive James, Roger Lyons, and Lord David Steel
STEVE CANNANE: Now, Clive, one poem not included in ‘Collected Poems’ is ‘The Backstroke Swimmer’, a poem you wrote in tribute to Rolf Harris to mark his 70th birthday.
CLIVE JAMES: Delicate subject.
ONE of Britain’s biggest unions yesterday awarded a five-figure settlement to a former employee who was sacked after claiming that two senior members of staff fiddled their expenses.
Roger Lyons, general secretary of the MSF, and Nelson Mendes, head of finance, were earlier accused by Ms Solomon of submitting excessive expense forms of up to £130,000 for various engagements, a tribunal in central London was told.
The all-expenses paid lifestyle of union leader Roger Lyons (down to the 25p bun)
LORD DAVID STEEL
Cyril Smith admitted spanking and touching boys, but I let him stay, says Lord Steel
Lord David Steel linked to businessman (Auchi) facing bribery allegations
Other career politicians on the board of General Mediterranean or its subsidiaries are former Liberal party leader Lord Steel, former president of the European commission Jacques Santer, former Conservative chancellor Norman Lamont and former Tory health minster Gerry Malone, who is chairman of Regent.
Revealed: Keith Vaz’s job with Iraqi tycoon Auchi
3 Feb 2001
Foreign Office Minister Keith Vaz accepted a job with a company owned by an Iraqi-born tycoon who is wanted for questioning over a massive European corruption scandal, The Observer can reveal.
Vaz, who is facing calls for his resignation over his business relationships, accepted a directorship of the company owned by Nadhmi Auchi, a British multi-millionaire facing inquiries over his role in an oil deal allegedly involving £40m of kickbacks.
Keith Vaz on the board of the UK arm of Auchi’s operation
Just two weeks before the party, Keith Vaz, the Labour MP for Leicester East, had accepted a place on the board of the UK arm of Auchi’s operation –
Lord Norman Lamont on the board of the UK arm of Auchi’s operation
Mr Auchi (right) receiving the signed watercolour of the Houses of Parliament from Lord Sainsbury
Tom Young: Without going into too much detail at the moment, it’s worth noting that Norman Lamont has extensive business ties with Le Cercle Member Nadhmi Auchi, most notably:
‘Lamont was not only close to Auchi through Le Cercle. After leaving government he joined the five-member financial board of Auchi’s General Mediterranean Holding, a Luxembourg-based holding company for more than 120 companies. Anno 2011 Lamont still sits on the board. Jacques Santer, a former finance and prime minister of Luxembourg who is known to be sympathetic to Opus Dei sits on the six-member main board of General Mediterranean Holding.
In 2009 the Belgian Marc Verwilghen joined the main board, which is rather puzzling. Verwilghen headed the independent Dutroux Commission and was among the few officials that were open to the information in X-Dossiers which implicated Belgium’s elite in various child abuse rings.’
Now by some accounts Leon Brittan was involved in abuse and abuse images during his time in Brussels, which may be the reason I attracted Nick Clegg‘s attention… it could also be regarding the Privy Council meeting last year where key Le Cercle member Julian Lewis was sworn into the Privy Council:
It’s also well worth noting that along with the head of the (very iffy) inquiry into the Dutroux affair in Belgium, General Mediterranean Holdings board of directors has also included Keith Vaz , who chairs the Home Affairs Select Committee and has been pivotal in determining the suitability of candidates as chair of the UK independent inquiry into Child Abuse.
Of course, questions still remain about Vaz’s time on the councils of Richmond and Islington whilst abuse was occurring, as well as his prior support of Greville Janner.
I’ll expose further ties soon, along with showing how this all ties into the very same networks involved in the Contra Affair which led to N.W.A Music getting into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the careers of Dr Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent, JAY Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar and many others…
We’ll also work towards taking a look at Aegis Defence Services, who along with ties to Le Cercle, appear to have several links to a great deal of suspicious activity… on that note, this previous post regarding Aegis’ Chairman Nicholas Soames, Equerry to Prince Charles during the period he, Lord Mountbatten and Jimmy Savile were rubbing shoulders.”
Back to Clement Freud, the link to Belgium provides another possible lead in the Madeline McCann case, as detailed here:
Clement Freud shared an office with Cyril Smith 
Cyril Smith and his friends Jimmy Savile and Leon Brittan associated with Keith Harding, a key member of the Paedophile Information Exchange.  Jeremy Thorpe, a close associate of Clement Freud was also involved.
Keith Harding was based in Islington, an area with deep ties to Organized Child Abuse, with extensive links to abuse in both Lambeth and Jersey.
Keith Harding went on to become Worshipful Master of the Mercurius Masonic Lodge closely associated with GCHQ
In the mid 1990s, whilst Michael Howard was Home Secretary, the Home Office received a dossier detailing abuse by Greville Janner, on which no substantial action was taken. This was at least the 4th warning they had received. 
It’s worth noting that around this time that current Prime Minister David Cameron and Patrick Rock, who has recently been found guilty of making indecent images of children, were working together as Political Advisors to Michael Howard.
Michael Howard is a member of the highly secretive organization ‘Le Cercle', which has deep ties to many intelligence agencies and has a long history of links to many of those involved with organized child abuse, along with shadowy covert acts such as media propaganda, arms dealing and on the ground military action, generally funded by offshore shell companies.
Michael Howard is a long time friend of Jonathan Aitken, global arms dealer and one time head of Le Cercle.
(for more on Aitken and his ties to the current speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, see here: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10155825692365032&id=697345031)
Another previous head of Le Cercle, and mentor of Jonathan Aitken, Julian Amery was deeply involved in the ‘Bank of Credit and Commerce International’ an extremely shadowy bank which was set up with participation by George H. W. Bush and members of the Safari Club.
The BCCI was heavily involved with US and Saudi funds during Operation Cyclone and the early stages of Al-Qaeda… Osama Bin Laden had extensive investments in the BCCI.
When the terms for the Al-Yamamah arms deal  were set up, Michael Howard was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Trade and Industry with responsibility for regulating the financial dealings of the City of London. This junior post became very important, as he oversaw the BigBang introduction of new technology in 1986. ….
Britain bolstered the Mujahedeen with military training & arms under Thatcher. Here’s a Brit newspaper supporting an “anti-Soviet warrior”.
Ties Between the Bush Family and Osama bin Laden
06 April 2007
Questions Linger About Bushes and BCCI
The link between Hussein and Bin Laden was their banker, BCCI. But the link went beyond the dictator and the jihadist – it passed through Saudi Arabia and stretched all the way to George W. Bush and his father.
BCCI was the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, a dirty offshore bank that then-president Ronald Reagan’s Central Intelligence Agency used to run guns to Hussein, finance Osama bin Laden, move money in the illegal Iran-Contra operation and carry out other “agency” black ops. The Bushes also benefited privately; one of the bank’s largest Saudi investors helped bail out George W. Bush’s troubled oil investments.
BCCI was founded in 1972 by a Pakistani banker, Agha Hasan Abedi, with the support of Sheik Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan, ruler of Abu Dhabi and head of the United Arab Emirates. Its corporate strategy was money laundering. It became the banker for drug and arms traffickers, corrupt officials, financial fraudsters, dictators and terrorists.
The CIA used BCCI Islamabad and other branches in Pakistan to funnel some of the two billion dollars that Washington sent to Osama bin Laden’s Mujahadeen to help fight the Soviets in Afghanistan. It moved the cash the Pakistani military and government officials skimmed from U.S. aid to the Mujahadeen. It also moved money as required by the Saudi intelligence services.
In 2001 the Purdews of Champneys (friends of Sir Jimmy Savile and Keith Vaz) briefly acquired Inglewood health hydro from agents of Saudi prince Mohammed bin Fahd. Inglewood had been the scene of allegations, published in the Guardian six years earlier, that then defence minister Jonathan Aitken, a director of the spa, had tried to arrange girls for a Saudi prince and his entourage.
The report led to the notorious libel action brought by Aitken ultimately culminating in his being sentenced to jail for perjury.
Former Tory MP Jonathan Aitken, once a director of Champneys Inglewood. He was accused by former employees of acting as a ‘pimp’ by requesting call girls, once for a sheikh and once for a group of Arabs.
Then he was embroiled in a legal dispute with former brothel keeper Lindi ‘Miss Whiplash’ St Clair, who claimed that she was thrown out of Inglewood partway through a course.
And though Aitken met his future wife Lolicia at Inglewood, he also cheated on her with bondage prostitute Paula Strudwick, telling her to collect the right sort of birch branches from the woods outside the estate for sadomasochistic sex games. You’d have thought someone would have twigged what was going on.
Obama and Auchi
“Mrs Cox had worked on Mr Obama’s 2008 presidential election campaign before she became MP for Batley and Spen.”
Kinnock’s son is married to the Prime Minister of Denmark who took selfies with Cameron and Barack Obama during Mandela’ funeral. Mr Obama invited the Kinnocks to his inauguration ceremony when he became President of the USA…
Sharing a joke at funeral
Former Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, has been announced as the new chief executive of Save the Children International
14 Jan 2016
She will replace Justin Forsyth, who announced his departure from Save the Children UK in October.
In Westminster, meanwhile, the couple’s enigmatic son and heir was threatening what sounded like a parliamentary coup in which MPs will effectively ignore a win for Brexit if the British public has the temerity to vote against the family’s wish.
All in all, the trio is expelling a lot of hot air for the cause. And the family in question? It could only, of course, be the Kinnocks.
Former Labour leader Lord Kinnock of Bedwellty, his wife Lady Kinnock of Holyhead and son Stephen Kinnock, Labour MP for Aberavon, have all been busy banging the drum for Remain.
For much of the time since 2005, the couple have not lived in the same country, let alone the same house. Stephen Kinnock had taken up British Council posts in West Africa and Russia, and in 2009 became a director of the World Economic Forum, an £110,000-per-annum job which necessitated him being based in Geneva, Switzerland.
...she had also, extraordinarily, felt the need to tell the world her husband was not gay.
She did this because she had heard that the explosive substance of an interview between her accountant, one Frode Holm, and a tax official was about to be leaked.
Former Danish PM didn’t save the children
Jo Cox Charity work
Jo Cox worked for several charities before entering parliament at the general election last year, including Oxfam, which employed her for about eight years, Save the Children, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the NSPCC.
Immediately before she was elected to Parliament in May 2015, Jo Cox worked at the Freedom Fund, an anti-slavery organization, and at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, according to a biography on her website.
In 2001, she started working for Oxfam and quickly became head of the charity’s Brussels office, where Mr Cairns said she dealt with “one humanitarian crisis after another”.
Talking to the Huffington Post last year, Mrs Cox herself said: “I would jump on a plane and be in Kabul one week and then Darfur the next.”
She joined Oxfam GB as head of advocacy in 2005 and was a “passionate advocate on humanitarian issues, including the conflicts in Darfur and the Democratic Republic of Congo”, the charity said.
This led to her being appointed in 2007 as head of humanitarian campaigns for Oxfam International in New York, a position she held for two years.
In 2007, she moved to Oxfam’s New York office and became head of humanitarian campaigning around the world until 2009.
(She campaigned for Obama’s 2008 presidential candidacy)
Mr Cairns said she was instrumental in the publication of a “landmark book” called For a Safer Tomorrow, which analysed how the world’s humanitarian policies were changing.
Mrs Cox left Oxfam in 2009 and became the director of ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s wife Sarah’s Maternal Mortality Campaign, which campaigns for women’s right in the developing world.
And even when she moved into politics, she continued to work as a strategy consultant for Save the Children and then the NSPCC.
Peter Wanless, chief executive of the NSPCC, for which Cox worked as a consultant in 2012, said on Twitter: “Speaking on behalf of all at @NSPCC when I express my shock and sadness at the death of Jo Cox MP, a valued former work colleague.”
Wanless review ‘fails to find Dickens’ dossier’
“They have looked inside and behind every single cupboard in the department, and they have been round them twice, and they have not been able to find any of them [the documents].”
Baroness Glenys Kinnock urges North-East woman to vote to remain in Europe
Glenys Kinnock, the life peer, who served as Minister for Europe as well as Foreign Office Minister for Africa and the United Nations
During her speech, she referred to her experience as co-President of the European Parliament’s influential EU-Africa, Caribbean, Pacific Joint Parliamentary Assembly.
Baroness Kinnock said: “The European Union has a hidden but vital role coordinating the fight against poverty and disease by promoting international development as well as human rights around the world – especially to support gender equality.
“Tears flowed when Bono introduced his special recording of Ordinary Love that U2 had put together just days ago in LA. Bono and Mrs Cox had worked together on the Make Poverty History campaign.”
Cameron joined by Neil Kinnock and Paddy Ashdown in cross-party attempt to keep Britain in the EU
Was the murder of Jo Cox a conspiracy?
Greediest snouts in the EU trough: Not sure how to vote? Read about the stinking wealth and hypocrisy of those Brussels fat cats the Kinnocks and it may help you decide
- This week Neil Kinnock told a rally that Brexit promises ‘didn’t add up’
- His son Stephen and wife Glenys also campaigning for Remain
- But 41 years ago Kinnock was leading figure in campaign for Britain to leave the European Economic Community
- Family members have all benefited from the EU gravy train
Kinnock’s second in a row — he and his family have existed in a lucrative public sector bubble, notably in relation to the European Union; highly paid, publicly funded jobs followed by mega-pensions for the parents, and what amounted to sinecures for their children (their daughter Rachel has also enjoyed the fruits of the public purse).
The figures are astonishing. Between them Lord and Lady Kinnock are entitled to draw six publicly funded pensions, with a total income estimated to be worth around £250,000 a year. Some of that comes directly from the British taxpayer. But the key to the riches was their Damascene conversion from Europhobes to Eurocrats. Former school teacher Glenys Kinnock — that original classroom profession provides one of her pensions — was the first to reach Brussels. In 1994 she was elected to the European Parliament as the MEP for South Wales East. It was the safest European seat in the country.
Rachel Kinnock, now 44, was taken on as a member of staff by her mother while she was an MEP in Brussels. The post was funded by Welsh taxpayers.
Rachel Kinnock became ‘events manager’ for Ed Miliband
When Lady Kinnock returned to London in 2009, a position was found for Rachel on Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s political staff. When he lost the 2010 election and stepped down from politics, Rachel Kinnock became ‘events manager’ for Ed Miliband.
We all know how his campaign to become PM ended, though Rachel is still being tipped to be yet another Kinnock Labour MP.
Stephen Kinnock: As a Cambridge modern languages graduate he attended the College of Europe in Bruges, described as a ‘training ground for the Eurocratic elite’. It was there that he met academic’s daughter Helle Thorning-Schmidt
As for Stephen Kinnock’s wife, she is now tipped to become an EU Commissioner. So whatever the result on June 23, another generation of Kinnocks could be sitting in the first-class compartment of the EU gravy train.
They may be aggressively campaigning for Remain, but given the extraordinary largesse they’ve received from taxpayers — especially via Brussels — could the Kinnocks be the family that persuades Britain to vote Leave?
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