John Michael Carroll/Boateng
^ From the IICSA Inquiry
Tom O’Carroll and Boateng
2nd March 2019
Vile paedophile campaigner invited to plush champagne bash at the House of Lords
Twice jailed Tom O’Carroll, 73,fought for the legalisation of sex with kids in the 1970s and ’80s
BRITAIN’S most notorious paedophile campaigner was treated to a plush champagne bash at the House of Lords.
Twice-jailed Tom O’Carroll, 73, was among up to 60 guests who were thanked last December for donating money to a children’s book charity.
He was chairman of the Paedophile Information Exchange, which fought in the 1970s and ’80s to legalise sex with kids.
Speaking at his one-bedroom flat in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, he bragged: “I was kind of a guest of honour. A few years ago I did give a pretty substantial amount. I was invited by one of the members of the Lords, who is patron or chairman.”
Book Aid International, which provides books for children in sub-Saharan Africa, said it was unaware of O’Carroll’s past and has launched an investigation.
The charity said he had given less than £500 in three instalments since 2015, which has been refunded.
A spokesman for the House of Lords said: “Parliament takes its safeguarding responsibilities towards children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously.
Our safeguarding policy has been developed to ensure we provide a safe environment and fulfil our safeguarding responsibilities.
“The event sponsored by Lord Boateng, on behalf of Book Aid International, met the rules regarding the use of banqueting facilities in the House of Lords.
“Those who were invited to attend the event went through airport-style security on entry to the estate and were not left unsupervised.
“As Book Aid International has made clear, no children were present at the event.
Andreas Baader @stop1984
Operation Care got close to Royals and their friends, hence he still has full protection, imho.
further 41 charges, involving those 12 victims and two further complainants – a boy and a girl – were laid on the file. Beggars belief
Former Wirral children’s care home boss Michael John Carroll “cleared” of historic sex abuse charges
Jan 18 2018
A FORMER children’s home boss has been cleared of historic sex abuse on a young boy at a Wirral orphanage.
Paedophile Michael John Carroll – who has been jailed for similar offences at the same care home – had been due to stand trial in April in Liverpool.
But the prosecution has now decided not to pursue the allegations against him and a judge at the city’s crown court has formally entered not guilty verdicts on the three charges he faced.
69-year-old Carroll – known as John – had denied two offences of indecent assault and one of gross indecency involving the child between April 1975 and 1977 when the boy was aged between six and eight.
Lee Bonner, prosecuting, told the court that the Crown intended to offer no evidence explaining: “It is not deemed to pass the evidential test of providing a realistic prospect of conviction”.
Carroll, who lives in Weston Rhyn, Oswestry, Shropshire, was not present for the brief hearing as he is away on holiday.
It had been alleged that the offences occurred at St Edmund’s Orphanage in Bebington where he himself had been in care before taking up a job at the institution in the mid-1960s.
Twelve years later he took up a post as deputy officer in charge of a children’s home in Lambeth before taking overall charge in 1980. He was eventually dismissed following financial irregularities.
He was jailed for ten years at Liverpool Crown Court in 1999 after admitting 35 offences against 12 boys – nine of them at the Wirral home and the others in Lambeth between 1964 and 1982.
A further 41 charges, involving those 12 victims and two further complainants – a boy and a girl – were laid on the file. The charges resulted from a long-running investigation – Operation Care – by Merseyside Police into child abuse in residential homes in the North West.
Abuse probe into former Lambeth children’s home manager
20 September 2017
A former children’s home manager has been arrested on allegations of child sex abuse.
Michael John Carroll managed the Angell Road children’s home in Lambeth, south London, between 1981 and 1990.
The 69-year-old is accused of sexually assaulting two children in the early 1980s.
Mr Carroll, who is originally from Liverpool but was arrested in Shropshire, has been released on bail until October.
Michael John Carroll. He was one of the paedophile “fall guys” from the Lambeth Care Home Scandal – this is a quaint British tradition where small time paedophiles get convicted of minor sex offences and all enquiries are then closed in to the bigger picture.
Lord Boateng is expected to be asked about claims that the police wanted to speak to him in 1998 about alleged links with a paedophile children’s home boss Michael John Carroll
Inquiry counsel Ben Emmerson says former Labour minister Lord Paul Boateng named in media as an associate of Lambeth paedophile John Carroll
Mar 22 2017:
And why was Clive Driscoll pulled off the Lambeth case when he ID’d Boateng & wanted to question him?
Michael John Carroll
- In charge of Angell Road children’s home in Lambeth 1981-1990
- In 1999, plead guilty to 35 charges of indecent assault and buggery of young boys in the 1970s and 80s in Merseyside and London
- Had originally pleaded not guilty to 70 offences
- Sentenced to 10 years in prison, released after five years; now lives in the Midlands
Witness said paedophile children’s home boss Michael Carroll had boasted of his friendship with Boateng
“John Carroll would regularly talk about him [Paul Boateng] being able to open doors for him.”
Lord Paul Boateng is set to be questioned by the national child sex abuse probe chaired by Goddard.
The Labour politician is expected to be asked about retired Det Insp Clive Driscoll’s claims he wanted to speak to him in 1998 about alleged links with paedophile children’s home boss John Carroll.
so I take it the cops have been investigating this for at LEAST 2 years, so why no movement?
Yes, the Mirror article sounded as if it had just occurred to Driscoll but he has been on about it for years.
One man – Michael John Carroll – will be central to the investigation.
Goddard says she will examine “the involvement of Michael Carroll in the sexual abuse of children in the care of the council; his recruitment and continued employment by the council; and the circumstances surrounding his application to foster a child and the council’s subsequent account to the Clough Inquiry”.
A former social services manager told Detective Chief Inspector Clive Driscoll in 1998 that she saw the future Blair minister making evening visits to the Angell Road children’s home in Brixton in the early 80s.
One witness told him she saw Mr Boateng at Carroll’s Angell Road home in Lambeth, South London, during the 1980s.
Another claimed Mr Boateng visited a camp for children in care, run by Carroll.
A third person, who worked in social services, claimed Mr Boateng contacted him after Carroll’s bid to foster two boys was turned down.
Carroll was jailed for 10 years in 1999 for abusing children during the 80s and 90s.
Mr Boateng has insisted he did not recall meeting him or visiting Angell Road.
Inquiry chief Justice Lowell Goddard has said she would look at the Carroll fostering case along with allegations of “inappropriate interference in law enforcement” in Lambeth.
Blair government was briefed about police paedophile probe
The papers have been handed to anti-corruption detectives investigating the alleged cover up which is believed to be among 17 cases that were referred to the police watchdog in April.
The 111 pages of documents makes no mention of the minister being under suspicion while former members of the Blair government and the inspector who helped write some of the documents deny ever being told.
Nigel Goldie, a former council boss involved in the 1998 children’s home probe in Lambeth, south London, said after we handed him the papers: “I had a discussion with the government inspector about how we were going to handle this because of the huge political implications of a serving minister being investigated on suspicion of child sex offences.
“Understandably they said they would pass it up the management line.
“But the documents make no mention of this.
“Anything that was said would appear to have been ‘off record’. The people involved have to come out and be open and answer questions about what occurred.”
Mr Driscoll was removed from the Lambeth investigation, codenamed Operation Trawler, in November 1998.
Mr Driscoll said after we handed him the documents: “I was surprised to see no mention of the briefing I gave at the request of the SSI to Mr Nigel Goldie and the SSI inspector.
“I outlined the allegations and concerns made by witnesses about the suspects.”
The inspector who helped write some of the reports, their former bosses at the watchdog the Social Services Inspectorate (SSI) and former health ministers Paul Boateng John Hutton and Frank Dobson have either denied being told or said they have no recollection of a minister being a suspect.
The papers were released by the Department of Health and Care Quality Commission following Freedom of Information requests by the Mirror.
The anti-corruption investigation is focusing on a crucial meeting that occurred in the offices of Lambeth social services on the sixth floor of Mary Seacole House in Clapham on August 28, 1998.
Mr Driscoll and Mr Goldie say it was the first time the SSI inspector was told about the Labour star being in the frame.
A memo written later that day based on information provided by the inspector is marked with a handwritten note stating Mr Boateng and their then boss, the Secretary of State for Health, Frank Dobson, had been briefed.
Mr Driscoll began investigating when Lambeth children’s home boss Michael John Carroll, now aged 66, was arrested in June 1998 over child sex offences.
The detective soon traced two people who said the Blair minister and Carroll, known as John, had been friends.
How can Boateng be “unaware how investigation into Mr Carroll was being conducted”? He was being briefed in 1998!
This document shows ministers were briefed about the probe. SoS was the Secretary of State Frank Dobson while the Ps (c) was the Private secretary (communities) who was Paul Boateng
A memo written later that day based on information provided by the inspector is marked with a handwritten note stating Mr Boateng and their then boss, the Secretary of State for Health, Frank Dobson, had been briefed.
The inspector who helped write some of the reports, their former bosses at the watchdog the Social Services Inspectorate (SSI) and former health ministers Paul Boateng John Hutton and Frank Dobson have either denied being told or said they have no recollection of a minister being a suspect.
Paul Boateng says he was not aware that any minister was under suspicion at the time
Mr Boateng was moved in late October 1998 to the Home Office
A six page memo dated September 7, 1998, for Mr Boateng entitled “PAEDOPHILE INVESTIGATION – LAMBETH” stated that government inspectors would maintain “close contact” with detectives.
The document shows how closely the Blair administration was monitoring the police investigation, raising questions about what exactly was known.
The papers, released following Freedom of Information requests by the Mirror, also show that information was being passed to ministers verbally.
…Six months later the SSI informed Mr Dobson that Mr Boateng had been told before he left the department that he would be excluded from updates about the Lambeth investigation.
Paul Boateng’s wife – nee Janet Alleyn, a social worker by training who became a social-services administrator, in 1980.
A confidential memo, written by SSI Chief Inspector Denise Platt, stated Mr Boateng was at the centre of a “perceived conflict of interest” because his wife Janet had been the chair of Lambeth social services during a period in the 1980s.
Mr Boateng said: “I was not aware that any serving Minister had at anytime come under suspicion in relation to child sex abuse at children’s homes in Lambeth.”
He added: “I had no knowledge of allegations relating to child sexual abuse in children’s homes in Lambeth other than in media reports of the period.
“The issue was raised with me at some time during our respective periods of office in the Department of Health by the then head of the SSI Denise Platt.
“This was in the context of the investigation into the activities of Mr Carroll and the circumstances of his employment by Lambeth Social Services.
Ms Platt, who was made a Dame in 2004 and is currently a trustee of the NSPCC,has denied being told a minister was being investigated or being “involved in providing any briefings” to ministers about the Lambeth investigations in 1998.
Goddard worked with the Privy Council for Years & Years
A few examples of members of the Privy Council who Judge Goddard may have had contact with over the years :
Paul Boateng – He was made a Privy Councillor in 1999
The police team was set up following a series of articles in the Daily Mirror revealing how retired detective Clive Driscoll was removed from investigating a paedophile ring in November 1998 in Lambeth, south London, after naming politicians among the suspects.
The inquiry has been operating in secret at the headquarters of Scotland Yard’s child abuse command at Empress State Building in Earl’s Court, London.
The team have been told by the former youth worker that he took photographs of holidays between 1986 and 1994 after starting his first job as a youth worker with the Association of Combined Youth Clubs, partly run by convicted paedophile Michael John Carroll.
The former youth worker said two senior detectives spent a day quizzing him at Walworth Road police station in south east London after Carroll was arrested in June 1998.
Carroll was said to be on a committee that hand picked around 60 deprived boys and girls, aged five to 14, to go to the Havens caravan park in Christchurch, near Bournemouth, for two weeks every summer.
Many came from Catholic children’s homes and had already suffered sexual abuse.
A group of men, including the rising Labour star, would allegedly travel down on the Friday evening and sleep in the caravans with the children over the weekends.
The new witness said he cut his ties with the ACYC in the mid 1990s when he learned some colleagues were convicted paedophiles. It changed it’s name shortly afterwards before shutting down.
He claimed: “It became quite clear that the organisation had been infiltrated by a group of paedophiles.
Goddard recently said her inquiry would examine events at five children’s homes in Lambeth – Angell Road, Monkton Street, Ivy House, South Vale, and Shirley Oaks.
These five care homes were places where children were exposed to sexual abuse and cruelty – Monkton Street and Ivy House were homes for children with special needs.
“This was a paedophile ring protected by the police and people connected to Lambeth council who were taking away very vulnerable children every year for a decade. It was like a conveyor belt feeding children to abusers.
All of Lambeth’s homes had been closed by the mid-1990s but by then, they had been infiltrated by paedophiles for at least 30 years – and survivors are still coming forward.
Documents obtained by Newsnight show investigators believed there were at least seven men who were abusing children at Angell Road alone. This was regarded as an “inner circle”. The suspicion was that many more were involved.
SHIRLEY OAKS – MURDERS – THE BIGGER PICTURE
Dec 18 2016
Two boys ‘were murdered at Shirley Oaks care home and buried in a nearby golf course’, report author claims
Raymond Stevenson was former resident at home run by borough of Lambeth
His report claims to have identified 60 alleged paedophiles at Shirley Oaks home; 700 people say they were abused there between 1950s and 1980s
Mr Stevenson is now looking into allegations regarding murder of two boys
Rtd DCI Clive Driscoll received same information from different source in 1998
ShirleyOaksSurvivors @ShirleyOaksSA 14 Sep 2016
Photos of children being abused found in Lambeth senior officer’s filing cupboard
Fury erupts at
@lambeth_council meeting as @cllrpeck consistently swerves questions from @ShirleyOaksSA about independent redress scheme @lambeth_council promised independent panel for @ShirleyOaksSA redress scheme – all lies!Panel to be administered by council!
Hundreds of sensitive council documents found in London estate
Hundreds of sensitive documents have been found in an unlocked London estate storage unit, the BBC has learned.
Child protection and rent arrears documents – showing names, addresses, and confidential information – were found on the Gauden Estate, Clapham.
Campaigners say the find could include files missing from a historical sexual abuse investigation, which they believe was “covered up”.
Lambeth Council has moved the files to a “secure location” for review.
The Shirley Oaks Survivors Association say the discovery could include 140 boxes of council documents that have gone missing, related to abuse suffered at the Shirley Oaks Childrens’ Home.
“It’s imperative that the history of these documents is actually found out,” said former Metropolitan Police officer Clive Driscoll.
Three people were convicted of child abuse which took place at Shirley Oaks’ in the 1970s and 80s.
Ex-residents claim Lambeth Council has “covered up” the “industrial scale” abuse which took place at the children’s home.
Lambeth Council is set to pay tens of millions of pounds to former Shirley Oaks residents.
Correctly identifying the documents could be “could be the difference between a successful and failed prosecution”, Mr Driscoll added.
A spokesperson for Lambeth Council said the store room had been “re-secured, and the documents it contained removed”.
The documents will now be reviewed to determine whether a data breach has taken place.
“From an initial assessment no identifiable personal data relating to any Lambeth children’s homes, prior to their closure in the 80s and 90s, have been found,” the spokesman added.
PART 1: 10 days ago at Lambeth Full Council meeting, Stevenson accuses Lambeth of destroying 140 boxes of child care documents….
PART 2: … TODAY SHOCK HORROR – Lambeth files on child protection issues are discovered on an estate in south London…
SHIRLEY OAKS frmr
#labour peer PAUL BOATENG was to be q’d by Clive Driscoll (cop) over #lambeth abuse, then pulled off it. why?
Michael Mansfield QC – friend of Ben Emmerson
Tom Symonds @BBCTomSymonds
Shirley Oaks Survivors Association: Michael Mansfield QC will represent them in negotiations with Lambeth Council for abuse compensation
SHIRLEY OAKES STATEMENT
SOSA PRESS STATEMENT 17.02.17
It is clear the Shirley Oaks Interim report has ruffled feathers as it was intended to do. In our efforts to be open, on request we have made the report available to; the press, the Police, Home Office and IICSA. There are no children’s names in the report apart from those who wanted their deceased siblings mentioned. There are many people who have a lot to lose from our exposure and it would seem that they are now making a concerted effort to undermine us.
In the past the methods used have been to under investigate the allegations, to deny there was a paedophile ring operating in Shirley Oaks and other Lambeth Homes, to pervert the course of justice protecting their own and negating their duty to the public. Lastly, they have relied on the fact that documents and evidence has gone missing as a hindrance to their investigations.
Central to the failings in Lambeth was Operation Middleton which the Met Police announced at the time was a gold standard investigation. Our interim report contradicts this and therefore we would not be surprised if this became the subject of the attempts to discredit us.
We ask the question: Is this to protect the paedophiles or is it to protect the integrity of the agencies that failed in the past? Dismissing our claims of a cover up by insisting it was just a few individuals who didn’t follow the obvious leads didn’t wash then and is not going to wash now.
To date we have over 1000 members and we will not be intimidated because Shirley Oaks and Lambeth former care children have suffered enough bullshit in their lives to allow the same types of like-minded conspirers to derail our efforts.
What they never realised when they defrauded us of our childhood was the encaged environment which we were forced to live created a unity and bond that has come back to haunt them. Now we wont be silenced.
Raymond Stevenson (SOSA)
Shirley oaks and Edward Heath all connected . My hubby went on so called sailing holidays too jersey from Shirley oaks . Lots abused
It seems strange that they are paying out to ALL children who were in the homes.
Is this to buy silence about Jersey connections etc?
And Mansfield involved = put a lid on it.
Anthony John Wixted @TrojanManifesto
Shirley Oaks children’s home scandal South London press 21/07/17: Abuse victims slam council payout scheme
LAMBETH CHILD ABUSE; HANGED BOY; TOP PEOPLE
Peter Davis, 15, was found hanged at Lambeth Council‘s Shirley Oaks children’s home in Croydon in South London.
Peter was probably murdered.
A coroner ruled it was “death by misadventure”.
The police say that the case is closed.
Why were the files from Shirley Oaks Home sealed for ONE HUNDRED YEARS REGARDING 15 yr old lad PETER DAVIS found hanged?
“Right now, having looked through the history of Shirley Oaks and how many paedophiles were operating there, it’s quite clear that something untoward took place which has been covered up for years.”
When the BBC looked for court documents from the time, we found that in 2003 they had been made secret for 100 years.
Former senior detective Clive Driscoll said reopening the case would be a “great opportunity for detective work”.
“Carroll would always say he was untouchable. He was a kingpin in Lambeth.”
Allegedly, a ‘Godfather’ controlled Lambeth council, child abuse victims had petrol poured over them, and the Lambeth Police HQ had a basement where children may have been abused.In the case of Lambeth, a large number of people died in mysterious circumstances before any perpetrators could be brought to justice.
Detective Chief Inspector Clive Driscoll was removed from the original police investigation after superiors learned that politicians, including an MP, were among the suspects.
One female staff member was subject to a rape on council premises “of horrendous proportions”, such that she was still suffering from serious injuries one month on.
She described being raped alongside children and animals by senior figures in the council.
Although the report, which was prompted by alleged breaches of the council’s equal opportunities policy, recommends a criminal investigation, its findings were never formally investigated by the police at the time.
The Daily Mirror asks:was Bulic Forsythe, who vowed to expose a paedophile ring allegedly linked to a future minister in Tony Blair’s government killed to protect a paedophile ring?’
That abuse involved senior figures in Lambeth who were using council premises for the rape of women and children, according to the report’s remarkable findings.
They used the basement of Lambeth’s housing headquarters, the report says, because “sexual assault could be performed without fear of interruption by other staff”.
The Metropolitan Police, which has been investigating events in Lambeth at the time under Operation Trinity, said it was considering the report as part of its investigation.
Bulic Forsythe killed
Lambeth – home to the MI6 HEADQUARTERS
JANET BOATENG, LAMBETH COUNCIL SOCIAL SERVICES CHAIR/WIFE OF PAUL BOATENG
Janet Boateng’s name never comes up in articles about the paedophile ring that operated in Lambeth Council-run children’s homes between 1974 and 1994.
But maybe it should, because she was chair of Lambeth Council’s social services committee, who had overall responsibility for the running of children’s homes, and she personally unveiled the ‘new child care strategy’ at a time when Lambeth children’s homes were infested with paedophiles.
Wife of Paul Boateng investigated for allegedly bullying black staff
The wife of Paul Boateng, Britain’s first black High Commissioner, is under investigation for allegedly bullying domestic staff at the official residence in South Africa.
The complaints against Janet Boateng by black members of staff are deemed so sensitive that Foreign Office ministers have been alerted.
More on their time in South Africa
When Paul Boateng was given the prized diplomatic posting of South Africa in 2003, a country whose blacks had suffered for decades, being the new High Commissioner’s wife seemed to be a heaven-sent role for his wife Janet.
This is a post of high significance, that comes close to the top echelons of Washington, Paris and Beijing. The significance test is in the quality of the china. Only top missions are issued with a Royal Doulton black-and-gold Minton dinner service, and that’s precisely what Janet Boateng has for her formal dinner parties.
Their neighbours include Archbishop Tutu and Nelson Mandela.
Nelson Mandela & Trevor Huddleston 1990
Bishop Abuse Probe: Claims were made against Bishop of Stepney – Trevor Huddleston
...a report meant to be frozen until 2069 revealing Huddleston as a child molester.It reveals that in 1974 when Huddleston was under consideration for the post of Archbishop of Canterbury, a mother of two underprivileged boys in the East End complained to the authorities they had been indecently assaulted at the Bishop’s home. Huddleston did not deny the allegations but suffered a mental breakdown and went into seclusion.
PIE’s Peter Righton suggests seeking the patronage of Father Trevor Huddleston, Bishop of Stepney for Vice President “or some other honorary office”.
Father Trevor Huddleston (Bishop of Stepney) shows an interest in Peter Righton’s new counselling outfit
Huddleston’s obituary written by former Albany trustee Michael de-la-Noy
Trevor Huddleston, Jesse Jackson & Paul Boateng 1985
Trevor Huddleston paid so much attention to Desmond Tutu when Tutu was a 13 year-old boy
Another protege of Huddleston – Peter Mandelson –
Convicted establishment paedophile Jeffrey Epstein had Silence: Peter Mandelson did not answer when asked about why convicted establishment Jeffrey Epstein had ten entries for him and his partner
Lancing College – alma mater of Peter Ball and his brother Michael Ball, Trevor Huddleston & Tom Driberg
Convicted paedophile Peter Ball and loyal friend Prince Charles
Edwin Craven Ainscow – Director of Peter Ball’s – Community of the Glorious Ascension
Ainscow taught at Michael Stern’s School in Johannesburg for many years, later Ainscow was a prison visitor to young offenders’ institute
In 1955, Stern read an article by Rev. Trevor Huddleston and, at Huddleston‘s invitation, Stern went to South Africa and became the headmaster of St Peter’s, a school for African children in Johannesburg. Huddleston was Superintendent of St Peter’s School.
Stern and his school became famous across southern Africa. Nelson Mandela, still in prison, sent his daughters there. Desmond Tutu sent his children.
Stern returned to England in 1973 and served as superintendent for children’s homes until 1980. He then served as director of the charity Mind from 1980 to 1983.
Michael Stern founded Waterford, a multi-racial school in Swaziland, on the lines of an English public school.
Waterford school, Swaziland, in 1967
WATERFORD SCHOOL TRUST
Its emphasis is on disadvantaged students
Trustees – LADY JANET BOATENG
Waterford School’s benefactors included Harry Oppenheimer – one of the world’s richest men
Harry Oppenheimer 1985
The appointment of Mr Boateng, who had been chief secretary to the Treasury under Chancellor Gordon Brown, caused outrage in diplomatic circles, and still does.
A controversial choice
Critics feel that such an important posting to an area of geopolitical significance should have gone to a career diplomat, not to a lawyer-turned Labour politician as a lucrative and dignified exit from Parliament by friend and crony Tony Blair.
“His officials hate him because he’s so rude,” says a government insider. “He’s very clever, but he’s very arrogant and he has a very short fuse. He’s horrible to work for. Nobody loves Paul.”
Tony Blair and Paul Boateng
“There is a feeling that he has betrayed his supporters in the community,” a black political activist says.
Paul Boateng – NCCL executive member
PIE Paedophile Information Exchange was affiliated with the NCCL
from the Daily Mail:
It’s not just Harman, Dromey and Hewitt. As we reveal, many other members of Britain’s ruling liberal elite held senior posts at the NCCL when it was closely linked to paedophiles
They were at National Council for Civil Liberties (now Liberty) in late 70s and early 80s
Group called for consent age to be lowered to 14 or even 10 in some cases
The Left’s web of shame: It’s not just Harman, Dromey and Hewitt. As we reveal, many other members of Britain’s
Ivan Geffen is a paedophile and is connected to Jimmy Savile
Margaret Oppenheimer Hodge – Islington Care Home scandal head with NCCL’s Harriet Harman.
Margaret Hodge’s husband’s Judge Henry Hodge was NCCL Chairman
Hodge, Mellor & NSPCC, 1980
Margaret Hodge, David Mellor & NSPCC, 1980
NSPCC – Vice President Gerald Ronson, related to Leon Brittan
Mellor who can’t remember attending meeting with Leon Brittan and Geoffrey Dickens re: PIE
NCCL admits they back at least part of the main aims of PIE.
“The evil organisation has even been allowed to affiliate with the NCCL which receives grants from bodies like the GLC.”
“Since the two joined forces the NCCL has decided that sex between children as young as 10 and adults should not be automatically illegal.”
Boateng was elected to the Greater London Council (GLC) in 1981, which was then under the leadership of Ken Livingstone.
Boateng was chair of the GLC’s police committee.
NCCL’s Harriet Harman and Marie Staunton in Ghana
My visit was arranged by the Government Equalities Office (GEO) in conjunction with Plan International. Plan International is a leading non-governmental community development organisation which enables families and communities in the poorest countries to make lasting improvements to the lives of their children.
I was accompanied on my visit by Marie Staunton, Director of Plan UK
Former NCCL lawyers Harriet Harman and Marie Staunton travelled to Ghana together on girl biz
Paul Boateng made partner at B.M. Birnberg & Coon: Ben Birnberg who represented the PIE- affiliated Albany Trust.
Paul Boateng writing about Ben Birnberg:
“my legal hero… He struck a blow for artistic freedom, defending David Hockney’s right to bring back magazines deemed obscene by customs and excise.
This didn’t inhibit a lifelong friendship with Lord Longford. …Ben Birnberg went on to help form the Butler Trust.”
Lord Longford – uncle of NCCL’s Harriet Harman
In the 1970s, Lord Longford, friend of child killer Myra Hindley, compiled a self-funded report into pornography.
Lord Longford invited Sir Jimmy Savile, the Bishop of Leicester and Cliff Richard to join him on a wide-ranging tour of sex industry establishments, including strip clubs in Copenhagen.
Ben Birnberg was the lawyer who acted for Ian Brady on being introduced by Harriet Harman’s uncle Lord Longford
Using an internal Home Office psychiatrist’s report, which recommended that Brady be moved to a mental hospital, Mr Birnberg started an action against the Home Office in the early 1980s and succeeded in having Brady moved to Park Lane (now Ashworth), where he has been since 1985.”
Lord Paul Boateng Child curb on danger wards
Daily Express 18-09-98
^ Claire Rayner with Jimmy Savile and friends
In 1977, Righton also participated in the London Medical Group’s annual conference, on this occasion the subject being ‘Human Sexuality’, speaking alongside agony aunt Claire Rayner amongst others (M. Papouchado, ‘Annual Conference of the LMG: Human Sexuality’, Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 3 (1977), pp. 153-154).
Righton knew Claire Raynor from her participation in his new psychosexual counselling venture with Doreen Cordell (formerly counsellor with Albany Trust) during 1971 although she resigned after a few meetings:
Stephen Fry hosts a celebration of the life and works of Claire Rayner
Claire Rayner and Stephen Fry (who likes to make jokes about paedophilia) were close friends
“Claire Rayner was just about the most adorable person I ever knew,” said Fry. “She was my matron-sister-aunt-mummy-nurse-gossip and sergeant-major all wrapped in one.”
Paul Boateng – Holloway Prison appointment
Europe’s largest women’s prison has recruited agony aunt Claire Rayner to help improve healthcare on site, the Prison Service has confirmed.
Claire Rayner appointed to Holloway prison
In 1999 Rayner was appointed to a committee responsible for reviewing the medical conditions at Holloway Prison, London, at the direction of Paul Boateng who was then the Minister for Prisons. The recommendations of this committee led to far reaching changes in the provision of medical care within Holloway.
Her advice in the teenaged girls’ magazine Petticoat caused controversy.
In 1972 she was accused of “encouraging masturbation and promiscuity in prepubescent girls”
Theresa May and Helena Kennedy
Claire Rayner’s close friend Helena Kennedy was also appointed to the Holloway prison committee. Helena Kennedy was Myra Hindley’s lawyer.
Holloway prison – is where child killer Myra Hindley is placed – and she is regularly visited by Lord Longford (NCCL Harriet Harman’s uncle)
The Curious Case of Harriet Harman, P.I.E, Lord Longford, Jimmy Savile, Myra Hindley, Cliff Richard, David Cameron and the VIP child-abuse scandal
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh presents RSE Award to Baroness Helena Kennedy
Helena Kennedy -has been:
PATRON of Liberty (NCCL)
President of National Children’s Bureau (Righton)
Former chair of British Council (Henniker, Napier etc)
She is closely affiliated to Common Purpose
Helena Kennedy on panel with Peter Tatchell
Helena Kennedy is a patron of the Peter Tatchell Foundation and was on a tv panel show with PIE’s Tom O’Carroll)
In 1977, Tatchell became a social worker with the North Lambeth housing agency in Waterloo.
Clean Break Patrons:
Baroness Helena Kennedy QC
5 August, 2000
After the murder of eight-year-old Sarah Payne, the paper had argued that every parent should have the right to know if a paedophile was living nearby.
The Paynes said the proposed ‘Sarah’s Law’ would “give back power to parents to enable them to protect their children”.
They added: “This debate was long overdue and we look forward to hearing the home secretary’s response to this decision.”
Paul Boateng assures government response.
CRIME: Paedophiles: Government rejects public register
06 August 2000
ANNE MACKENZIE to BOATENG:
So the News of the World and the parents of Sarah Payne say they’re confident that their campaign for a change in the law on paedophiles will be successful, especially since the police and probation service now appear to have signed up to a form of Sarah’s law
What about Sarah’s law? What about the suggestion of access, that the public should have access and be told if paedophiles are in the vicinity or are likely to be working with children. We just want the whole thing set out
…how are you listening if you are saying that you are actually not going to give the kind of access that people have signed up for this
Well what the NSPCC and the police and the probation service have asked us to do, when they sat alongside the News of the World on Friday, is to review how we can better control access to information
300,000 people who signed up for this, and Sarah’s parents, want something different, would you say you’re going to deliver it?
Aegis Defence Services
The chairman of the Aegis board of directors is former Defence minister, Nicholas Soames MP. The Board of Directors include: General Sir Roger Wheeler, Chief of the General Staff; Paul Boateng, former Labour Minister and ex-High Commissioner to South Africa[ and Sir John Birch, former British deputy ambassador to the United Nations.
Soames is demanding Tom Watson apologise over Leon Brittan
Dame Alun Roberts
Am I in the least surprised that Boateng has close business ties to Nicholas Soames, Proctor’s friend and protector?
Boateng’s directorship at AEGIS makes him an associate of right-wing yob Nicholas Soames, friend of Harvey Proctor.
A former Cabinet minister (Paul Boateng) has become a director of a private military company after lobbying South Africa to water down anti-mercenary laws.
Paul Boateng joined the board of Aegis Defence Services – completing his transformation from ‘Loony left’ councillor to a member of the Establishment.
But his new role has sparked a fresh row about the so-called ‘revolving door’ of former ministers who take up lucrative private-sector posts after leaving office.
Aegis, which has lucrative contracts in Iraq, is run by Tim Spicer, the former Guards officer at the centre of the arms-to-Sierra Leone scandal in 1998.
As high commissioner, Mr Boateng lobbied the South African government on behalf of the Foreign Office over armed forces legislation.
Britain was concerned about laws which would prevent South Africans from joining foreign military forces.
Mr Boateng called for an amendment to ensure that South Africans who joined the British army were not forced to renounce their citizenship.
But the ANC-led government claiming it would have created loopholes allowing South Africans to join foreign armies as well as become mercenaries with companies such as Aegis.
The anti-‘fighters-for-hire’ legislation was drawn up in a bid to end the country’s reputation as a recruiting ground for ‘dogs of war’ fighting in dirty conflicts.
It is not known how much Boateng is being paid by Aegis.
Former Governors of the Ditchley Foundation:
Like the similar Bilderberg meetings, discussions are private and non-attributable.
Dame Alun Roberts@
Has Virginia Bottomley commented on the conviction of Righton’s mate Napier? No, thought not!
Charles Napier, the half-brother of a John Whittingdale, sentenced to 13 years over ‘prolific’ child sex abuse, has been urged to come clean about his links to a network of high-profile paedophiles after he was jailed for hundreds of sexual assaults on young boys dating back more than 40 years.
Charles Napier, 67, was a former treasurer of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) which campaigned to lower the age of consent and linked like-minded abusers in the 1970s and 80s before it was disbanded. It was reputed to have high-ranking supporters within politics, police and the Church.
Napier was arrested last year following a police investigation sparked by claims by MP Tom Watson about an Establishment ring of child abusers that had links to Downing Street.
A few months later, £589,957 was written off using taxpayers’ money, with an additional £100,000 debt met by an unidentified donor.
The charity’s unpaid bill was first revealed by The Mail on Sunday last week, which led to this newspaper obtaining the Yentob email.
The charity has received about £4 million from the Government every year for the last decade.
Ms Batmanghelidjh claims the Government has targeted her because she has a list of Establishment figures allegedly involved in historical child sex abuse.
Mr Boateng said last night: ‘I do not recall the details. I would not be prepared to comment without consulting Treasury papers. I was responsible for spending, not tax.’
Kids Company founder and trustees may face action amid Insolvency Service probe
The founder and former trustees of the collapsed charity Kids Company could be banned from holding company directorships.
The youth organisation folded amid a storm of controversy in August 2015 – just days after receiving a £3 million Government grant in a final bid to keep it afloat.
Kids Company received more than £42 million of Whitehall funding between 1996 and 2015, thanks in part to founder Camila Batmanghelidjh winning favour with former prime minister David Cameron.
The Insolvency Service is investigating the financial circumstances of the charity and is allegedly bringing disqualification proceedings against Ms Batmanghelidjh.
Former trustees of the collapsed charity, including ex-BBC creative director Alan Yentob and Richard Handover, previously a boss of WH Smith, may also face sanctions.
The trustees, who also include Sunetra Atkinson, Erica Bolton, Francesca Robinson, Jane Tyler and Andrew Webster, responded to the “unconfirmed reports” in a joint statement.
Mr Colman was an Eton contemporary of the Most Rev Justin Welby, while his father, Sir Michael, oversaw the Church’s investment portfolio between 1993 and 1999, holding the post of First Church Estates Commissioner. He was subsequently awarded the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Cross of St Augustine.
A catastrophic charity collapse. Two inquires that hit the buffers. As a musical lampoons the fiasco… Will Kids Company Camila and her BBC stooge EVER face the music?
- Stage production depicts the hugely publisised fall of Kids Company charity
- Comes two years after the controversial charity met its demise amid allegations
- Inquiries are ongoing but there is not indication of when they might conclude
- Camila Batmanghelidjh’s autobiography, due out this year, is similarly delayed
Alan Yentob, BBC creative director, throws up his arms in despair. His rich baritone trembles with bathos as he sings: ‘Michael Gove even said it was an inspirational charity!’
The audience titters. The line does not have the lyricism of a Rodgers and Hammerstein, but it is genuinely funny.
And true. The real Mr Yentob — rather than the actor playing him in this stage production — really did say, rather than sing, it.
Just like the BBC bigwig himself, who became embroiled in the scandal surrounding the collapse of the Kids Company charity of which he was chairman, there is something more than a little unconventional about this new musical being previewed in London last week.
First, there is the title: ‘The Public Administration And Constitutional Affairs Select Committee Takes Oral Evidence On Whitehall’s Relationship With Kids Company.’
Then there are the lyrics, taken verbatim from the Hansard transcript of the testimony given by two witnesses who appeared before that committee of MPs on October 15, 2015.
One was Mr Yentob. The other was enigmatic charity supremo Camila Batmanghelidjh, once known as ‘the angel of Camberwell’.
The pair had been summoned to the Commons to explain how Kids Company, the charity of which Ms Batmanghelidjh was founder and CEO, had gone bust amid allegations of financial irregularity and sexual abuse, having received almost £50 million of public money.
That was almost two years ago. And while the musical is opening this week, the public still awaits a definitive official explanation of the charity’s controversial modus operandi and dramatic demise.
The select committee had no powers to act on its own damning findings of an ‘extraordinary catalogue of failures’. Two statutory bodies that do have such powers — the Charity Commission and the Insolvency Service — were supposed to deliver their own reports on Kids Company last autumn. They did not.
Both bodies say inquiries are ‘ongoing’ but there is no indication as to when they might end. Ms Batmanghelidjh’s autobiography, due out late last year, is similarly delayed.
And so the extraordinary saga rumbles on.
The woman at the centre of it all, 54-year-old Camila, keeps, in contrast to her life before the scandal, a low profile these days.
On a rare outing last summer, she was photographed as she went to lunch with representatives of a foreign government ‘which is having to deal with a lot of young refugees’ at the Michelin-starred Pied a Terre restaurant.
Ms Batmanghelidjh says she is continuing to help many Kids Company children, with the financial backing of donors who stayed loyal.
Kids Company rented a £4,000-a-month Grade II-listed art-deco mansion in North London, in which a member of the finance department and one of Ms Batmanghelidjh’s PAs lived
While the Metropolitan Police found insufficient evidence to press any criminal charge, anecdotal evidence of institutional anarchy and excesses at Kids Company still has the power to shock.
Brown envelopes stuffed with cash were handed to troubled children as a matter of course. Twelve-year-old clients were given £150 trainers; others were flown first class to America. Some £50,000 alone was allegedly spent on taxis at the charity’s Christmas party.
Kids Company received £46 million from the UK taxpayer over 13 years, including £3 million days before it shut. Former Mayor of London Boris Johnson is pictured with Camila Batmanghelidjh London Evening Standard’s ‘1000: London’s Most Influential People’ in 2014
Flamboyant, Iranian-born Camila could charm the birds from the trees. Then prime minister David Cameron was said to be ‘mesmerised’ by her, while his wife Samantha was a backer, along with Prince Charles and a host of other A-list celebrities and City financiers.
Kids Company received £46 million from the UK taxpayer over 13 years, including £3 million days before it shut. Rock band Coldplay ploughed in a further £8 million from royalties.
Ms Batmanghelidjh claimed her charity had 36,000 young ‘clients’.
No doubt there was and remains a very real need for children from splintered families to be supported in Britain’s troubled inner cities.
But something within the organisation was not right. It needed only a small push for the already teetering edifice to collapse. That pressure came from an unlikely quarter.
Pensioner Joan Woolard was the catalyst to Kids Company’s spectacular downfall and remains one of Ms Batmanghelidjh’s fiercest critics.
Having heard the charity boss speak on Radio 4, Mrs Woolard was inspired to sell her home and donate the proceeds — more than £200,000 — to the Kids Company.
Doubts began when she asked how the money had been spent.
The answers were unsatisfactory. Her experience of spending some time at Kids Company offices alarmed her further — and she asked for her money back.
Hers was the first public voice of dissent against this fashionable and feted good cause. Ms Batmanghelidjh denied any wrongdoing.
But the money remained in Ms Batmanghelidjh’s hands. Kids Company needed it desperately.
Encouraged by Mrs Woolard’s public stand, whistle-blowers from inside the organisation began to come forward.
The unsubstantiated allegations of sexual abuse were the final straw.
In August 2015, the charity shut down, laying off scores of staff and abandoning thousands of children.
Some of the evidence subsequently given to the Commons select committee presented a shocking litany of financial chaos, rampant nepotism and very dubious methodology.
The committee concluded: ‘There appears to have been a catastrophic confluence of factors that have conspired to allow this charity to operate as it did, for as long as it did.’
Their report said the ‘approach of successive governments and ministers towards Kids Company has proved to be an improper way to conduct government business or handle public money’.
Alan Yentob had failed to restrain his ‘unaccountable and dominant’ CEO. His employer, the BBC, was also ‘accused of poor leadership for failing to take action against him when he tried to make suggestions about the BBC’s reporting of Kids Company’.
One of the committee’s witnesses, a high-ranking worker who was granted anonymity, gave a particularly damning insight into what Kids Company had become.
She said: ‘The charity was run by the CEO as her personal fiefdom, with no regard whatsoever for the financial implications. It was simply unsustainable to continue to take in anyone who asked for assistance and, in certain specific areas, ridiculous amounts of money were spent wantonly and inappropriately.’
Ms Batmanghelidjh had favourites among the youngsters she helped. ‘One group of young adults — many of them in their late 20s — were known throughout the organisation as “Camila’s kids” and inordinate amounts of money and resources were lavished on them; creating envy and resentment among others.’
But staff were also treated lavishly, the witness stated, and nepotism was rife. ‘Sasha and Jamie Handover (the children of former WH Smith boss Richard Handover, a trustee) were both employed at KC,’ the witness said.
‘The so-called “Operations Manager” — a sweet but totally inefficient woman who kept odd hours — turned out to be the mother of one of the IT chaps.
‘Magbule Mulla — who worked in the finance department — is the sister-in-law of Jeton (Tony) Cavolli, who was Camila’s driver.’
(While her Linked In page still describes her as ‘Assistant Accountant Kids Company’, Mrs Mulla was described by Ms Batmanghelidjh in one interview as ‘the woman who sews for me’.)
Ms Batmanghelidjh would eventually admit that her charity had paid for both of Mr Cavolli’s children to be put through private schools; one of them a boarding establishment where the chairman of governors was one Richard Handover (a trustee).
Mr Cavolli had been described by Ms Batmanghelidjh as a ‘therapist tasked with dealing with difficult young men and only had a car in order to go to their aid late at night’. But in the time she worked there, the witness only ‘heard him referred to as “Tony the Driver”.’
Some of the evidence subsequently given to the Commons select committee presented a shocking litany of financial chaos. Squatters are pictured at the former offices of Kids Company in Kenbury Street, Camberwell
It was ‘Tony the Driver’ who was pictured holding the car door open for Ms Batmanghelidjh prior to that lunch at Pied a Terre restaurant last summer.
He was not her chauffeur, she later explained. He was working as an Uber driver and had given her a lift as a ‘favour’.
A university academic whose role as an Ofsted inspector in South London alerted her to Kids Company more than 15 years ago had watched its progress with alarm.
‘The whole history of Kids Company is one of a failure of due diligence by local government, donor charities, the Tory Party, Prince Charles. They all failed. It is astounding,’ she told me.
Hers is only one of many critical voices. But there is an approaching counterblast. Approaching, but repeatedly delayed. Ms Batmanghelidjh’s autobiography was due to be published last autumn. Her ghost-writer is Tim Rayment.
In early 2015 he was sent by his newspaper to investigate Ms Batmanghelidjh. Now he is firmly in her camp.
One view is that Rayment fell under her spell; like so many financiers, pop stars, politicians and royals before him, he was ‘hypnotised’, one colleague said.
‘I want to give voice to someone who has been silenced,’ Mr Rayment told me last year, rather generously of someone who had the ear of royalty and prime ministers.
‘Have I been naïve? Have I been mesmerised?’ he asks. ‘The time to make that judgment is on publication.’
The fall-out has indeed been complex and messy for those involved. Last December, Mr Yentob stepped down as Creative Director of the BBC as a direct result of his involvement in the Kids Company collapse
Last night, a spokesman for Ms Batmanghelidjh’s publisher, Biteback, said she expected the book to appear in August. She explained: ‘We had initially hoped to do a very fast turnaround on this title, and therefore gave it a very ambitious publication date.
‘But it has turned out to be far more complex, both legally and in terms of the science involved, than we had first anticipated.’
The fall-out has indeed been complex and messy for those involved. Last December, Mr Yentob stepped down as Creative Director of the BBC as a direct result of his involvement in the Kids Company collapse.
Earlier this year, it was reported that the Insolvency Service had written to lawyers acting for Kids Company’s former board members to warn them it was minded to ban them from holding directorships.They included Ms Batmanghelidjh, Mr Yentob and Mr Handover. Which brings us back to the musical.
Flamboyant, Iranian-born Camila could charm the birds from the trees. Then prime minister David Cameron was said to be ‘mesmerised’ by her
‘Mr Yentob’ bewails the sudden denial of the public purse gold seam. He had mined it for years thanks to his contacts with David Cameron and the latter’s desire to give his Big Society slogan some substance and street cred.
Last night, a Charities Commission spokeswoman said: ‘When an inquiry is under way, we do not provide updates on when it is likely to conclude.
‘This is a high-profile case and when a report is available it will be posted online with full findings.’
An Insolvency Service spokesman said: ‘Our investigation into Kids Company remains ongoing. Each case has its own complexities and differences depending on the number of directors involved. There is no timescale for us to reach any conclusions. As such, it would not be appropriate for us to comment further at present.’
Miles Goslett, the journalist who first raised questions about Kids Company, in February 2015, is sceptical about the delay.
‘Both inquiries were set up the best part of two years ago and I was told privately last year they’d be published by Christmas 2016 at the latest,’ he said this week.
‘Even if these bodies are short on manpower, I’d have no difficulty believing that someone in Whitehall has taken the decision it would be politically sensible to keep them from public view for a while yet.’
Patron – Jimmy Savile’s pal Princess Alexandra
Board member – Paul Boateng
He told detectives: ‘… right I went there, with Princess Alexandra, and Alex was a friend of mine anyway, still is.‘
Police cover up Savile’s claims to be friends with Queen’s cousin: Paedophile ‘visited school at centre of abuse allegations with Princess Alexandra’
Albany Trust’s Sir Harry Haywood – he occupied one of the top positions at the National Association of Youth Clubs, first leading as Education and Training Director, and then Director of Youth Work. Under his Directorship from 1955-1974, Sir Angus Ogilvy, husband of Princess Alexandra was appointed President, with Jimmy Savile as Vice-President; a slew of celebrity attended fundraising events were organized
Book Aid International announced the appointment of Lord Paul Boateng as their new Chair at an event to celebrate the charity’s 60th anniversary this evening at St James’s Palace in London.
The event was held in the presence of Prince Philip.
His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh – Prince Philip has been Patron of Book Aid International since it became a charity in 1966.
Also present at the event was Joanna Lumley, a long term supporter of the charity.
Joanna Lumley is a close friend of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh
The Rt Hon Lord Kinnock
The Foundation’s beneficiaries are primarily disadvantaged students
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 wrotea 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.
2 Sep 2010
Mr Tatchell’s latest comments echo those made by him last year as well as in a controversial letter he sent to The Guardian in 1997, in which he talked about the “positive nature of some child-adult sexual relationships” and even said he knew cases of nine-year-olds for whom sex with adults “gave them great joy”.
The editor of a paedophile book to which Peter Tatchell contributed an article in the 1980s was jailed three years ago for child sex offences
Warren Middleton, also known as John Parratt, was given a 12 month sentence in July 2011 after being convicted of having indecent images of children.
Middleton was the editor of Betrayal of Youth, a notorious paedophile campaigning manual to which Peter Tatchell contributed a chapter on ‘Questioning Ages of Majority and Ages of Consent’. Middleton was also vice-chairman of the Paedophile Information Exchange, known as PIE.
Peter Tatchell wrote an obituary for Ian Campbell Dunn, who was in reality also the co-founder of the PIE.
The obituary fails to mention his long career as a paedophile activist.
Peter Tatchell was a leading member of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) but never knew or met any GLF members that where paedophiles like John David Stamford ?
From Peter Tatchell, human rights campaigner
If you want to understand how we won LGBTI law reform in the UK, read this history of the pioneering Campaign for Homosexual Equality – and remember with pride the CHE campaigners who trailblazed the equal rights we now enjoy.
Is that Professor Peter Campbell of CHE with Jimmy Savile ?
Harriet Harman and Peter Tatchell
The author of the letter, Dudley Cave, was a well known ‘gay rights activist’,
In a column for the Guardian, he revealed: “Over the last decade, I’ve had three separate phone calls asking if I would be “minded” to accept an OBE, knighthood or a peerage.
“The caller had a cut-glass accent. He declined to identify himself, saying it was just a “preliminary” inquiry
“I have no idea who the man was or in what capacity he phoned me. In all three cases, I said no.”
Peter Tatchell, has claimed that he inspired one of David Cameron’s best known lines on same-sex ‘marriage’ proposals.Mr Tatchell made the comments in a conversation with Dr Trevor Stammers (past Chairman of the Christian Medical Fellowship) outside Downing Street on Sunday (03 FEB) as a group of senior local Conservatives delivered a letter to the Prime Minister expressing deep concern about the way that same-sex ‘marriage’ plans had been pursued and the damage that is being done to the Conservative Party.
He is reported to have said:
“I wrote David Cameron’s speech for him. That line about ‘I believe in gay marriage because I am a Conservative’ came directly from what I wrote.”
Peter Tatchell repeats calls for lowered age of consent
24th September 2009
Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell has reiterated his calls to lower the age of consent
Chelsea and Westminster Swimming Club
Joanna Lumley patron of Chelsea and Westminster Swimming Club. Philip Boeckman – chairman
“The swim and subsequent gala dinner was attended by over 400 guests including Irish and British celebrities from stage, screen and sport, members of both Houses of Parliament and the Trusts’ Patrons including HRH The Duchess of Gloucester GCVO and TV favourites Gloria Hunniford and of course Joanna Lumley OBE who kindly agreed to be our official race starter.
CWSC were featured in the Hope For Youth February 2014 Newsletter. We were very proud to take part in this event that raised over £80,000 for Hope For Youth NI. They support projects across Northern Ireland that help hundreds of disadvantaged young people to learn new skills, build friendships across divides and discover hidden talents. Pictured left is the CWSC team with Charity patrons Joanna Lumley and Gloria Hunniford. http://textlab.io/doc/344680/march-2014-newsletter---chelsea-and-westminster-swimming-...
The Club is a youth swimming club for children aged four years upwards
- Joanna Lumley and Savile linked to same charity
Horsforth’s Schoolgirl fundraiser Bethany Hare teams up with Joanna Lumley
Family of Sir Jimmy Savile backs Bethany’s Smile
Paul Boateng was introduced to the Lords on 1 July 2010; he was supported by Lord Ouseley and Lord Janner.
Janner was alleged to have befriended the manager of a children’s care home to allow him access to children so he could ‘perpetrate serious sexual offences on children’.
Janner was first interviewed in 1991 after his name was mentioned in the trial of Frank Beck, a notorious paedophile jailed for abusing boys in Leicestershire children’s homes.
He was accused of ‘grooming’ and abusing a boy aged between 13 and 15. But the CPS didn’t pursue the case.
Hamish Baillie @GJannervictim
Greville Janner son Daniel Janner: all claims by 33 people were fabricated
Lord Janner paedophile inquiry chief in ‘cover-up deal with MP’
Bombshell papers show Lord Janner was quizzed about his relationship with a boy during a private hearing of a 1992 probe into abuse at children’s homes
On his 51st birthday, Paul Boateng was serenaded in the House of Commons by paedophile Michael Jackson, who was on a visit to the UK, organised by Uri Geller and Uri Geller’s good friend Greville Janner.
What links Greville Janner, Michael Jackson, Paul Boateng and Uri Geller?
This jolly enterprise included a meeting with the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine, a political escapologist who could tell the assembled magicians – and psychics – about how to make cabinets disappear. The distinguished entourage then proceeded to the terrace of the House of Lords, a riverside location where their lordships have been seen enjoying G&Ts on hazy summer evenings, for a surprise 51st birthday party for Mr Boateng.
In a ceremony which, to borrow Lord Janner’s remark, was totally unique, Mr Boateng was presented with a candlelit chocolate cake while his guests, led by the singer of such hits as Thriller, Beat It and Dirty Diana, offered a recognisable rendition of Happy Birthday. “What a fantastic birthday surprise – I can’t believe it,” said Mr Boateng. “I thought it was a spoof. It is the most incredible surprise. It is the best present ever.
The responsibility for dabbing one’s face with a make-up sponge was undertaken by Jackson himself. “I’m impressed by the architecture the most. And I like the gold rooms,” he said at the end of the tour. It was assumed this was not a slight on Mr Boateng, Lord Irvine or Peter Bottomley, the Conservative MP who kindly showed the party around the green benches of the House of Commons.
The official record is a little hazy at this point, but it is understood that Geller, Blaine and Jackson departed for Exeter where they have organised a benefit show to raise money for sufferers of HIV in Africa.
New Michael Jackson Lawsuit Alleges Child-Abuse Procurement Ring
A new lawsuit alleges Michael Jackson’s businesses were a front for grooming children to be abused
The latest complaint, filed by a Jane Doe who alleges that she was abused by Jackson from 1986 to 1989, when she was aged 12 to 15, claims that Jackson secretly operated, “the most sophisticated public child sexual-abuse procurement and facilitation organizations the world has known.”
Michael Jackson child sex syndicate trial date set
The choreographer, 34, filed an amended complaint in September claiming Jackson and key staffers at MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures ran a “sophisticated child sexual abuse procurement and facilitation operation.”
Robson claims Jackson and his employees worked in concert to arrange his private meetings with underage fans, cover travel expenses and shower the youngsters with gifts.
“Make no mistake, Neverland Ranch was nothing but a well-orchestrated trap,” Finaldi previously told The News. “It was custom-built to attract kids so he could groom them and decide which to sexually abuse.”
The amended complaint, obtained by The News, added new negligence claims to his suit against the two companies.
Robson claims he was brought into Jackson’s orbit as a small child in the late 1980s after winning a dance competition in Australia organized by MJJ Ventures.
Two years later, a Jackson assistant contacted his family about meeting with The Gloved One and staying at Neverland during a trip to Los Angeles, he says.
The assistant served as Jacko’s “madam” or “procurer,” his filing states.
During that visit, Jackson allegedly sexually abused Robson. The abuse continued for eight years until Robson hit puberty and Jackson lost interest, according to the complaint.
During the pop icon’s 2005 molestation trial in Santa Barbara County, Robson denied he had been sexually abused. He later recanted, saying it took intensive therapy for him to come to terms with the abuse.
In 2013, Robson’s initial claims against Jackson’s estate were thrown out when a judge ruled he’d waited too long to sue. He is now pursuing the separate civil claims against Jackson’s companies.
A source in Jackson’s camp called the new complaint “too silly” to warrant a response.
Paul Boateng had been deputy to Lord Tony Blair’s close friend Derry Irvine
Community Legal Cherie & Irvine
Keith Vaz was pps to Lord Irvine who said his PPS was “utterly brilliant”, “the most incredible networker I have ever met”.
This backing from so well connected a source must have assisted Mr Vaz’s rapid ministerial promotion, from parliamentary secretary in Lord Irvine‘s Lord Chancellor’s department to minister for Europe at the Foreign Office.
Greville Janner, Derry Irvine and Keith Vaz
‘Egotistical, ambitious, sleazy … The perfect candidate for a peerage’
Self-regard is not a quality generally in short supply in the world of Westminster politicians.
links & misc
More on Boateng
Lord Boateng Christian Preacher, munitions, power broker and friend of Dr Jones, Tony Blair, Prince… MORE HERE….https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEQ3….
Named to Blair Cabinet
Boateng held that post until the Labour Party, led by Tony Blair, won a majority in the 1997 national elections. Blair immediately named Boateng to serve as parliamentary undersecretary of state in the department of health. Between 1998 and 2001, he held a post as minister of state in the Home Office, and then moved on to the Treasury department as its finance secretary. In May of 2002, Blair named him chief secretary for the Treasury, a high position in that ministry and one that qualified him as an official member of cabinet.
Career: Paddington Law Centre, London, England, solicitor, 1976–79; B.M. Birnberg & Co., London, solicitor and partner,1979–87; Bar of Gray’s Inn, barrister, 1989; (Barbara Hewson also at Gray’s in starting in 1985) Police Committee for the Greater London Council, chair, 1981–85; British House of Commons, elected Labour Party candidate from Brent South (London), 1987, reelected every four years until 2001; Labour Party posts: opposition spokesperson on treasury and economic affairs, 1989–92; opposition spokesperson on legal affairs, 1992–97; parliamentary undersecretary of state, Department of Health 1997–98; minister of state, Home Office 1998–2001; finance secretary to the Treasury, 2001–02; and chief secretary to the Treasury, 2002–05; British High Commissioner to South Africa (appointed by Prime Minister Tony Blair), 2005.
That cameo took place in 1987…Boateng came bounding onto the platform dressed as a law lord, in a wig and gown, before opening the gown to reveal his assets to an audience
Boateng is a groundbreaker in other ways too. He is also the first member of a British cabinet of any ethnic background ever to have been photographed wearing a leather jock-strap, a suspender belt and stockings – at least in public. And knowing his reputation for having a short temper and an acid tongue, he won’t be pleased for anyone to be reminded of the fact.
The son only returned to England with his Scottish mother Eleanor at the age of 14, after the 1966 coup. He went to school in Apsley, near Hemel Hempstead (where he was head boy) and read law at Bristol University before training to become a solicitor. The anglicisation of Boateng had begun, though to this day he is still widely known in Ghana.
In 1999, disbelieving pupils at Willesden High, a deprived inner-city school in northwest London, heard Boateng tell them they were lucky. He spoke of his school in Ghana where some students “did their homework under the street lamp at night because their parents did not have enough money”.
In reality, this was not Boateng -‘s experience. He was a rich boy
He was educated at Achimota, Accra Academy, Apsley Grammar School, Bristol University and the College of Law.
Other Boateng family members
Paul Boateng with son Benjamin Boateng
Benjamin Boateng and Amy Winehouse
Benjamin Boateng whose father is Lord Boateng, was a sexual predator who believed he had a ‘proprietary right’ to women.
He was jailed for three years and ten months.
He will also have to sign the sex offenders register.
He was found guilty of sexual assault by a majority jury verdict
it later emerged that Boateng was cautioned in March last year for harassment after sending a former girlfriend unpleasant text messages.
And in 2006 he was cleared of raping an 18-year-old girl twice in South Africa, where his father Paul was Britain’s High Commissioner.
Lord Boateng declined to comment.
Boateng thought he was untouchable… the son of privilege who could get away with anything
…smooth-talking lawyer, Paul Boateng in the sharp suits – tailored by his cousin Ozwald Boateng
Ozwald Boateng Awarded OBE 2006
Bob Geldof, Cherie Blair and Ozwald Boateng
Paul Boateng Affiliations
- Governor, Ditchley Foundation along with Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone and Shami Chakrabarti, CBE. Director of Liberty, Malcolm Rifkind
- Director, Food for the Hungry 
- Trustee, Planet Earth Institute 
- Trustee, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award 
- Patron, Volunteering England along with  Baroness Virginia Bottomley of Nettlestone
- Trustee, Only Connect 
- Patron, Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust 
- Vice president, Labour Campaign for International Development 
Remunerated interests as at February 2014:
- Interim Chairman, Africa Intellectual Property Trust (paid a fee/honorarium for work done to establish this not-for-profit organisation/charity registered in the United States by Light Years Inc of Washington DC). Was given “unconditional approval” by ACOBA to take up the role.
- Member, Health Policy Advisory Board, Gilead Sciences Inc
- Chair, Advisory Board, Aventa Capital Partners
- Occasional Consultant on African Governance for MRL Public Sector Consultants Limited
- Member, Advisory Board of Protection Group International Ltd
- Director, Akyem Law and Advisory Services Limited. Company owned 100 per cent by Boateng and wife which receives payments relating to legal, regulatory, political risk and business intelligence consultancy services provided by Member; personal clients at present: World Property SA.
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief –
- Non-executive director, YooMee Africa AG (telecoms) 
Parentline and Childline
HC Deb 16 February 1999 vol 325 c652W652W
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much (a) core and(b) project funding he is providing in the current financial year for (i) Parentline and (ii) Childline; and how much he is providing for Childline’s work on bullying in schools. 
In the current financial year, the Home Office is providing £108,000 to Parentline to help them expand the service they provide into a national freephone helpline for parents. This is in addition to £25,000 from the Department of Health under their section 64 grants programme and £35,000 funding from the Department for Education and Employment to the National Stepfamilies Association for a joint project with Parentline.
The Home Office does not fund Childline.
ChildLine were awarded a grant under Section 64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968 for a three year period in 1996–97. They received £183,000 in 1996–97, £173,000 in 1997–98, and £163,000 in 1998–99. ChildLine have also received a Section 64 Grant of £60,000 over the last three years for their special helpline for children in care.
We intend to award ChildLine a Renewal Core grant under the Section 64 Grant award scheme for the next three years. We will be making £187,500 available in 1999–2000, £180,000 in 2000–01 and £175,000 in 2001–02. In addition, we will be making £50,000 a year available for the three financial years 1999–2000, 2000–01, and 2001–02 so that ChildLine may provide a helpline for looked after children.
Affiliated with WOW:
The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf, Baroness Helena Kennedy, Shami Chakrabarti (NCCL/Liberty), Marie Staunton…
Guests at the reception included Zaha Hadid, Natascha McElhone, The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Meera Syal, Baroness Elspeth Howe, Natasha Walter and Shami Chakrabarti.
The Duchess of Cornwall has been involved with WOW since its inception in 2011, and has hosted two receptions at Clarence House
Stephen Twigg & Demetrious Panton CSA survivor of Islington
Stephen Twigg, later said they could not ‘recall’ ever mentioning abuse to Mrs Hodge.
I think Stephen Twigg should feature in that.
video: Interior shots of Lord Greville Janner showing Uri Geller, Michael Jackson, David Blaine and others around WestminsterGreat Hall on June 12, 2002 in London, England.
Boateng And Ken Livingstone of GLC
Ozwald Boateng and Ken Livingstone
Ken Livingstone denied knowing about child abuse happening while he was councillor and later Mayor of London. Bill Maloney confronted him 2 years ago
-A year later Ken gets his memory back and tells David Mellor (another disgraced Tory) that Mi5 filmed child abuse in Kincora Boys home.
David Mellor states he never saw Dickens dossier. Even though he attended the Brittan/Dickens meeting?
Leon Brittan ‘being pilloried over paedophile dossier’ – says David Mellor
Ex-Home Secretary Leon Brittan is being unfairly “pilloried” over his handling of a missing dossier on alleged paedophile politicians in the 1980s on the basis of a “witch hunt”, former minister David Mellor has said.
Mr Mellor said the file was spoken of at the time as “not very substantive“.on his LBC radio show, he (Mellor) said he remembered “sort of chat around the department” that it “wasn’t a very substantive thing at all“.
So a number of people knew then David? Where are they now? And what did they know?
Stephen Govier and Harriet Harman – Harriet Harman was at York at same time. Links to Longford/PIE and Proctor mate Govier:
Stephen Govier is convicted criminal who shot
@martinde19 through the head and moved in with paedo MP David Atkinson on return to UK.
Atkinson was linked to Fashanu. Fashanu linked to Norwich City.
Nettie Pollard PIE member No# 70 with Peter Tatchell
Today is Lambeth Day: Stephen Govier is convicted criminal who shot
@martinde19 through head and lived with paedo MP David Atkinson.
Stephen Govier, Lambeth anti-gun crusader shot a friend through the head at point-blank range with a .44 Magnum.
^ Son of David Atkinson MP
Govier and Atkinson went camping in North Wales, hence the fond memories of Snowdonia in this letter:
Would his friend, associate and Police Commissioner Graham Bright have known about Atkinson’s dangerous friends?
So dear old Greville must have known like-minded David Atkinson MP quite well, don’t you think?
Edward Leigh was at Richmond Council at the same time as Keith Vaz & Elm Guest House.
Top Tory MP wines and dines paedophile with child pornography conviction in House of Commons
Veteran Sir Edward Leigh insists sex offender Duncan Breeze, who he has entertained as recently as a few months ago, has served his time and deserves a second chance
Edward Leigh also on Greater London Council
Update on Keith Vaz:
Slippery MP smeared with 30 years of sleaze – from expenses scandals to poppers and sex with male prostitutes
6 Sept 2016
Throughout his 29-year political career the veteran MP has been caught up in sleaze and cash scandals
Revelations about Keith Vaz are “a storm in a teacup” says Peter Tatchell.
Peter Tatchall sticks up for Keith vaz. Hmm
Surprise, surprise: Vile paedophile Slade was mate of Keith Vaz:
Paedophile Derek Slade funded by Keith Vaz
And the same Keith Vaz who launched an EDM in praise of Michael Jackson, a man with a horrific stash of child porn.
The same Keith Vaz with the leak of survivors names who wants anonymity for accused
Harriet Harman, PIE , etc …..
Is Peter Tatchell A Paedophile Or Simply Misunderstood?
Peter Tatchell was born in Melbourne Australia on 25th January 1952, he moved to London in 1971 to avoid conscription. In 1978 Tatchell joined the Labour Party and moved to Bermondsey, South East London. Tatchell ran as the Bermondsey Labour Party candidate in the 1983 General Election. Despite Bermondsey being a Labour stronghold he lost to Liberal candidate Simon Hughes. In February 2000 he left the Labour Party for unknown reasons. In 2004 he joined the Green Party and was chosen to be their candidate for Oxford East in the 2010 General Election, however for some reason he withdrew his candidacy in 2009.
Peter Tatchell (the UK’s most prominent homosexual activist and a favourite of the BBC) has done more than demand the abolition of the age of consent, he has broken the law on the age of consent in Britain at least once.
Peter Tatchell is a regular on the BBC. The BBC have refused to state whether he appears as a human rights activist, homosexual campaigner or paedophilie apologist.
Peter Tatchell is a regular on the BBC. The BBC have refused to state whether he appears as a human rights activist, homosexual campaigner or paedophile apologist. They have also refused to state how much they have paid him for appearances.
As a gay 18-year-old Australian anti-Vietnam war draft-dodger, he came to the UK in 1971 and lived with a 16-year-old boy in London. The homosexual age of consent in England at the time was 21. Later he campaigned for lowering it to 16, and now he wants it lowered again to 14. What will he want after that?
When the age of consent for homosexuals was lowered to 16 an Outrage (Tatchell’s organization) banner said “16 is just a start” – it didn’t state what the end goal was.
Mr Tatchell criticises the age of consent laws. Here is a quotation from his own website:
“Nevertheless, like any minimum age, it is arbitrary and fails to acknowledge that different people mature sexually at different ages. A few are ready for sex at 12; others not until they’re 20. Having a single, inflexible age of consent doesn’t take into account these differences. It dogmatically imposes a limit, regardless of individual circumstances“.
Peter Tatchell wrote the chapter “Questioning Ages of Majority and Ages of Consent” for a book openly advocating paedophilia and finding ways “to make paedophilia acceptable“.
This book, published in 1986 and called The Betrayal of Youth (B.O.Y.), was edited by Warren Middleton, then vice-chairperson of the Paedophile Information Exchange, Britain’s number one paedophile advocacy group.
Stephen Green, anti-paedophile campaigner wrote: “The book was part of a campaign to abolish all ages of consent, destroy the responsibilities of parents for their children, deny any ill-effects on children of interference by paedophiles, and withal to make it easier for paedophiles to gain sexual access to children.“
In The Betrayal of Youth Tatchell wrote that the age of sexual consent is “Reinforcing a set of increasingly quaint, minority moral values left over from the Victorian era“.
Tatchell often ambushes public figures who don’t support the homosexual/paedophile agenda. The MSM and especially the BBC usually give him great publicity for these stunts.
Tatchell often ambushes public figures who don’t support the homosexual/paedophile agenda. The MSM and especially the BBC usually give him great publicity for these stunts.
He was not on his own in this belief.Many of his fellow socio-communists and homosexual activists thought the same:
Campaign for Homosexual Equality chairman Michael Jarrett was identifying paedophiles as an oppressed group, and the CHE list of “demands” included the complete abolition of minimum ages for sexual activity. The Labour Gay Rights Manifesto of 1985 said ‘A socialist society would supersede the family household. … Gay people and children should have the right to live together. … It follows from what we have already said that we favour the abolition of the age of consent.’
Feminists like Beatrice Faust contributed to The Betrayal of Youth, as well as other homosexual activists besides Tatchell, including Jeffrey Weeks and Eric Presland, who “related his first paedophile experience with an Asian boy of thirteen, and boasted of interfering with a little boy of six“.
The book is considered so toxic that Amazon doesn’t sell it and you cannot search its content in Google Books.
Tatchell is well aware of how much all this is bad publicity for him and keeps rationalizing and adjusting his positions, but only the ideologically blind or pathologically naive cannot see through his self-excuses.
He has prepared a standard self-defence which can be found on his own website and has been repeated verbatim on many outlets. It used to also be on the site of his friend militant atheist, Richard Dawkins, but it’s not there any more. Maybe even Dawkins draws a line at what is morally allowed, even though his motto is “There’s probably no God – now stop worrying and enjoy your life”.
In this article that supposedly should serve to exculpate him, Tatchell has nothing better than this: “The critics also cite Warren Middleton’s 1980s book, Betrayal of Youth, to which I contributed a chapter. I had no idea that he was involved in child sex abuse matters when I was asked to write.”
Considering that Warren Middleton was co-founder and vice-chairperson of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), a prominent group promoting paedophilia, it was impossible for Tatchell not to have known his propensities. In addition, both Tatchell and Middleton were part of the Gay Liberation Front/Angry Brigade, a neo-Marxist revolutionary group of radical students at the London School of Economics, thus making Tatchell’s protestations of ignorance verge on the ridiculous.
Peter Righton of the Paedophile Information Exchange.
Peter Righton of the Paedophile Information Exchange – a Child welfare expert who wanted the age of consent lowering to four.
Were you aware that Tatchell contributed a chapter to this book?
THE BETRAYAL OF YOUTH
The contents and contributors of The Betrayal of Youth:
Chapter 1: ‘Incest’ by Clive Coliman: Described as “An ardent supporter of the children’s rights movement.”
Chapter 2: ‘Child Pornography and Erotica’ by Richard Green: Illustrator for the Paedophile Information Exchange magazine under the pseudonym “Dominik”
Chapter 3: ‘Child Prostitution’ by Warren Middleton of P.I.E.
Chapter 4: ‘Gender Differences’ by Liz Holtom and Kathy Challis: both from the anti-Christian Peace News.
Chapter 5: ‘Power and Consent’ by Eric Presland: Homosexual activist. Contributed also to the American paedophile book “The Age Taboo.”
Chapter 6: ‘Love and Let Love’ by Tuppy Owens, Editor of the Sex Maniac’s Diary, and Tom O’Carroll: ex-Chairman of P.I.E. who was convicted in 1981 of conspiracy to corrupt public morals by sending out a paedophile contact list.
Chapter 7: ‘Children and Sex’ by Fr Michael Ingram: Catholic priest, defender of paedophilia.
Chapter 8: ‘The Paedophiles’ by Beatrice Faust: militant feminist & civil libertarian.
Chapter 9: ‘Questioning Ages of Majority and Ages of Consent’ by Peter Tatchell.
Chapter 10: ‘Ends and Means: How to Make Paedophilia Acceptable?’ by Roger Moody of Peace News: “One of the most outspoken advocates of children’s rights in Britain .” Well-documented as a ubiquitous paedophile intellectual.
Chapter 11: ‘Socialism, Class, and Children’s Rights’ by John Lindsay: “ardent supporter of children’s rights.” Member of the Socialist Workers’ Party. Homosexual activist, hates the institution of the family.
Chapter 12: ‘Childhood Sexuality and Paedophilia: Some Questions Answered’ by Warren Middleton of P.I.E.
Chapter 13: ‘The Oppression of the Young: An Inside Perspective’ by Jeff Vernon: Involved in Gay Youth Movement and Campaign for Homosexual Equality.
Appendix 1: “P.I.E., from 1980 Until its Demise in 1985” by Steven A. Smith: ex-chairman of P.I.E. Fled to Holland in 1984, became “active in the Dutch crusade for children’s rights,” was deported back to the UK in 1991 and sentenced to 18 months for sending indecent articles through the post.
Appendix 2: “The Uranians” by Timothy d’Arch Smith: Bookseller. Author of “Love in Earnest.”
Peter Tatchell’s self-defence begins with:
“Unlike many Catholic clergy, I have never abused anyone. Unlike the Pope, I have never failed to report abusers or covered up their crimes.”
These are blatant falsities. It wasn’t many Catholic clergy, it was an extremely small minority. And, as shown in Lies About The Catholic Church Child Sex Abuse Scandal, there is no reason, except bigotry and prejudice, to single out Catholic clergy who in fact have committed fewer of these crimes than any other pedagogic institution, religious or secular.
Peter Tatchell and his homosexual/paedophile allies often attacked the Christian Church for having Christian values. There is no record of him bursting in to a synagogue or mosque to protest against their religous values.
Peter Tatchell and his homosexual/paedophile allies often attacked the Christian Church for having Christian values. There is no record of him bursting in to a synagogue or mosque to protest against their religious values.
Saying what he does about the Pope is a criminal act, it is slander. The Pope has never covered up for anyone.Tatchell and his friends in the mainstream media (especially the BBC) think that if you repeat a lie enough times your audience will start to believe that it’s true.
But blaming the Church whenever you’re in trouble is a good way to distract the public from your own deviations from the norm. It’s worked so far so why shouldn’t it work now? Maybe because people have started calling your bluff, Pete.
Peter Tatchell has a seething hatred of Christian morals and values.
Peter Tatchell has a seething hatred of Christian morals and values.
The above should tell you how trustworthy and credible Tatchell is, but there’s more.
Look at his defence of the book Dares To Speak:
“Dares to Speak was an academic book published in 1997, authored by professors, anthropologists, psychologists, sociologists, a Dutch senator and a former editor of a Catholic newspaper. It discussed the age of sexual consent and whether all sex between young people and adults is necessarily unwanted and harmful, based on what it said was objective research with young people.
The book does not endorse or excuse sexual relationships with young people that involve coercion, manipulation or damage. The authors queried, among other things, the balance between giving young people sexual rights and protecting them against abuse. These are entirely legitimate issues to discuss.”
Leaving aside the irony (probably lost on humorless Tatchell) about his using a “former editor of a Catholic newspaper” as a guarantor of the morality of a book while he constantly treats the Catholic Church like a den of abusers. The book Dares to Speak, that Tatchell praises so much as an academic achievement, was edited by Joseph Geraci, who was also the editor of Paidika: The Journal of Paedophilia. The book is a collection of articles from the journal.
Before it was quietly removed, this was Wikipedia’s entry for the publication:
Paidika: The Journal of Paedophilia (1987–1995) was a journal published by the Stichting Paidika Foundation whose purpose was to promote the normalization of pedophilia. Its editor was Joseph Geraci and the editorial board included articles by writers Frits Bernard, Edward Brongersma, Vern L. Bullough, and D. H. (Donald) Mader, some of whom campaigned as pro-pedophile activists.
After the normalization of homosexuality, we’ll have the normalization of paedophilia.
Here is Tatchell’s letter to the Guardian dated 26th June 1997 (a few weeks after Labour’s General Election win) which he denied writing when I asked him about it. However I can find no record of a complaint to the Guardian, the Press Complaints Commission or any lawsuit for libel:
Ros Coward (Why Dares to Speak says nothing useful, June 23) thinks it is “shocking” that Gay Men’s Press has published a book, Dares To Speak, which challenges the assumption that all sex involving children and adults is abusive. I think it is courageous. The distinguished psychologists and anthropologists cited in this book deserve to be heard. Offering a rational, informed perspective on sexual relations between younger and older people, they document examples of societies where consenting inter-generational sex is considered normal, beneficial and enjoyable by old and young alike.
Prof Gilbert Herdt points to the Sambia tribe of Papua New Guinea, where all young boys have sex with older warriors as part of their initiation into manhood. Far from being harmed, Prof Herdt says the boys grow up to be happy, well-adjusted husbands and fathers. The positive nature of some child-adult sexual relationships is not confined to non-Western cultures. Several of my friends – gay and straight, male and female – had sex with adults from the ages of nine to 13. None feel they were abused. All say it was their conscious choice and gave them great joy. 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.
Peter Tatchell has repeatedly denied writing the letter above. However below is his reply in the Guardian (1st July 1997) to criticism of his original letter. In his second letter (below) he never denies writing the first letter (above) or claims he was edited in any way.
Peter Tachell’s second letter to the Guardian on 1st July 1997.
Peter Tachell’s second letter to the Guardian on 1st July 1997.
Peter Tatchell has often claimed he lives a monk-like existence living on a mere £9,000 income per annum. When I challenged him on this he changed his claim to £29,000 plus expenses. However he has refused to disclose his payments for his numerous main stream media appearances or disclose how much his yearly expenses are.
Peter Tatchell in his Council flat.
Peter Tatchell in his Bermondsey Council flat.
Peter Tatchell has declined to be interviewed for this article, however I will leave him the option of the right of reply in the comments section.
P.I.E – Paedophile Information Exchange
Members/Activists/Connected of P.I.E
Former PIE Chairperson and current pro-paedophile activist Tom O’Carroll
David Joy, 66 – once No2 in the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange. In 1984 he was jailed for 18 months for publishing obscene material in a PIE newsletter. In 1996 he got two more years after admitting indecent assaults dating back to the 80s. Then in January 2006 cops found 1,129 images of children aged one to 13 at his rundown flat in Loughborough, Leics. Some were in the level 5 category – featuring sado-masochism, torture or bestiality.
DR Morris Fraser – P.I.E founder member & leading child psychiatrist – had a criminal record for taking indecent photographs of children and assault in 1972. Good friends with both Napier, Waters and Righton
Terrence Waters – Former prep school teacher – Closely linked to several P.I.E members incl Andrew Sadler – adopted the alias “James Opphin daler”. The name contains an anagram of the word “paedophile”. In 1994 Waters was sentenced to ten years for possessing child abuse images and the sexual abuse of a 10 year old boy. In 2011 convicted for more sexual abuse against children at Allen House School – More on Waters on this link
Michael Johnson – jailed for four years on six specimen counts of indecent assault against two boys aged nine and 11. In 1988 Dr Morris Fraser and Michael Johnson set up a sailing charity for disadvantaged boys called the Azimuth Trust based in Cornwall.
Andrew Sadler – Former teacher who was jailed abroad for sex offences against boys – Links to Fraser and Napier –
More on Sadler on this link
Leo Adamson helped set up Pie to distribute obscene pictures of young boys while John Parratt aka Warren Middleton was a former vice-chairman of the organisation
Leo Adamson, left. John Parratt right
Former chairman/leader Steven Freeman aka Steven Adrian Smith
Freeman/Smith was a former Home Office security guard and was described in court in 1984 as the, “powerhouse and engine room of P.I.E, and the life blood of contact which he edited and printed.
The members’ hotline for the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) rang, of all places, inside the Home Office. The phone would be picked up by Steven Smith, a paedophile and member of the group who worked in security in Whitehall, from where he would tell callers where to go for the next meeting to discuss issues including decriminalising sex with children as young as four.
John Morrison and Barry cutler – Members
john morrison left. Barry Cutler, right
Geoffrey Prime – Former member and KGB spy
Sir Peter Hayman – Several links to P.I.E and its members – Former High Commissioner to Canada
Notorious paedophile and TV presenter Jimmy Savile was almost certainly a full member of P.I.E
Peter Bremner (aka Roger Nash) Member level – Bremner has convictions for indecently assaulting children. Jailed for 6 months in 1994 with David Joy. in 1978 Bremner was given a three month prison sentence suspended for 2 years and fined £150 for indecently assaulting 3 boys, two aged 8 and one aged just 5
John Stamford – A former church minister published international guides for child molesters. He died before his trial. Stamford used a homosexual travel guide called spartacus as a front for a mailing ordering service offering information on child prostitutes in Thailand, Brazil and other nations. The organisation was alleged to have operated through a box number in London. The details of each of the members, including their sexual preferences, the desired age of the children and preferred countries of origin were stored on a computer. The members received personalised lists of children.
For more on Stamford and Spartacus magazine click here
Stephen King aka Stephen Gosling – so called child expert was a member of P.I.E. His unbelievable role was to advise UK judges on sentencing for paedophiles
Stephen King,who even advised the courts on appropriate sentences for offenders, assaulted many
Child sex ‘expert’ is jailed for girls’ abuse
A predatory paedophile who established himself as an “expert” adviser to the police and courts on sex crimes was jailed yesterday for seven years for systematically abusing three girls.
Police believe Stephen King, who even advised the courts on appropriate sentences for offenders, could have assaulted many others over three decades.
King had no formal qualifications in the field but was a “self-proclaimed expert on the Children’s Act and pornography – he made it his life’s work”.
King’s advice was offered to and accepted by a number of agencies, including the Crown Prosecution Service, the Metropolitan Police, the Sentencing Advisory Panel and the Appeal Court.
Mr Zinner said: “He had lectured to various criminal justice conferences at which the Met Police, the CPS, the Probation Service and other interested agencies were present.”
King recorded his activities in meticulous detail, the court heard. There were more than 560 indecent photographs, a video recording of indecent acts and a diary of his sexual encounters.
King, of Herne Hill, south London, was a member of the Paedophile Information Exchange. He plied the children with alcohol before abusing them, the court heard. One of the victims had learning difficulties and all three had been severely traumatised by the assaults. One had attempted suicide.
King’s crimes were uncovered when pornographic material was discovered on his computer while he was being investigated for alleged benefit fraud.
Luis Macchiavello, the director of London-based firm Infolog, said that King lectured as a guest speaker on child pornography at conferences organised by the company. Mr Macchiavello said he could not recall how many times King had been invited to speak.
John Carr, the internet adviser to the children’s charity NCH, said he had refused to lecture at some conferences that had been privately organised because of concerns over security.
Officers also discovered that he had worked close to children for years as a tutor, athletics coach and photographer. They fear he may have abused many more girls.
“In 2002 the defendant submitted advice to the sentencing advisory panel on offences involving child pornography. He was credited in the final recommendations to the court of appeal alongside the Law Society, Bar Council, the Law Commission and the Probation Service.”
Luis Macchiavello, director of Infolog with which King was linked, said: “He was a speaker in our events. I can’t recall how many events he spoke at. We have hundreds if not thousands of people who speak at our events.”
King’s name features in a 2002 report on child pornography submitted by the sentencing advisory panel, whose members are appointed by the lord chancellor, to the appeal court. Lesley Dix, secretary to the panel, said his name was included only because he offered a response to a consultation paper. His opinion had not been actively sought.
A spokesman for the Met said King had not directly worked for the force.
MR LUIS GERARDO MACCHIAVELLO LOPEZ
Richard Bigham – Eldest son of viscount of Mersey admitted he was a member
Former Vicar and millionaire Michael Studdert –financial backer and member level
David Wade – The treasurer of P.I.E
Entry level members – Robert Bushell, Geoffrey Taylor, David Hooper, Nigel Beatman – Click this to see summary of their convictions
Michael Hanson – First chairman (set up P.I.E. as a special interest group within the Scottish Minorities Group with Ian Dunn)
Keith Hose – 2ND Chairman In the PIE Chairperson’s Annual Report for 1975-6, Keith Hose wrote that ‘The only way for PIE to survive, was to seek out as much publicity for the organization as possible…. If we got bad publicity we would not run into a corner but stand and fight. We felt that the only way to get more paedophiles joining P I E… was to seek out and try to get all kinds of publications to print our organization’s name and address and to make pedophilia a real public issue.’
British antiques expert Keith Harding was active in the Paedophile Information Exchange
Harding was convicted of indecent assault against four children aged eight and nine in the late 1950s and was a “schedule 1” offender – meaning his convictions remained on his police file for life.
But he was later given the Freedom of the City of London and became a member of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, meeting business and political figures at the height of his career. The clockmaker and music box expert ran a museum regularly visited by children, despite social services being aware 20 years ago of his convictions for child abuse.
A document held by police in the mid-1980s listed Keith Harding as PIE member number 329 next to his north London address.
Ian Campbell Dunn – Co-founder (born 01/05/43 died 10/03/98)
Shortly before his death, Dunn, a prominent gay activist, became convener of lobby group Outright Scotland. In 1997, he condemned police over a camera surveillance operation in public toilets in Stirling which led to several gay men being charged – even though the investigation also revealed that some men had sex with a 13-year-old boy. In 1974, Dunn co -founded the Paedophile Information Exchange ( PIE) with Michael Hanson. It became the leading contact group for adults campaigning for the right to have sex with children. In an interview in 1997, Dunn admitted he and Hanson had agreed to facilitate research into sex with children.
Dunn was caught on tape bragging abut interfering with a fourteen-year-old boy. The existence of the tape caused him to abandon a libel action he had brought against a Sunday newspaper, which named him as a paedophile. The encounter itself does not seem to have been a one-off – at his funeral in 1998, a young man claimed Dunn had raped him when he was fifteen. Dunn also supported a paedophile magazine called ‘Minor Problems.’
Charles Napier One-time treasurer of PIE Charles Napier is alleged to have sexually assaulted boys whilst a gym master at Copthorne School. He became an English Language Trainer at the British Council and was convicted of sexual assault against minors in London in 1995 and investigated as an alleged member of a paedophile network operating in British schools in 1996. He set up his own school in Turkey and resumed English Language Training with the British Council after serving his sentence
Michael Dagnall · Tony Zalewski – Lee Edwards –Named in Daily Express, 26th August 1983
Lee Edwards aka Edward Brand executive committee member of PIE Does the photofit look like him ?
Lee Edwards & the Paedophile Friendship Service
Bernard Haunch – Teacher – He was also a member of a group called the Paedophile Information Exchange but apparently claimed it was a discussion group
Dr Edward Brongersma (Deceased) – has written extensively in the area of sexuology, especially on pornography, ephebophilia, pedophilia and the age of consent. His books on this subjects include: Das Verfehmte Geschlecht (in German, 1970), Sex en Straf (“Sex and Punishment”, 1972), Over pedofielen en kinderlokkers (“On Pedophiles and Child Molesters”, 1975), and his last work is his magnum opus and entitled Loving Boys (two volumes, 1988–1990).
Dr Edward Brongersma
Peter Righton AKA Paul Pelham – Righton was the former director of education at the National Institute for Social Work, and a consultant for the National Children’s Bureau. Yet he was also a founding member of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), which wanted the age of consent reduced to four. Righton published essays justifying paedophilia, which he called no more mysterious than “a penchant for redheads”. Police raided his home and found hundreds of letters between him and other paedophiles
Warren Middleton, aka John Parratt one of PIE’s first London members – Creater of the Understanding Paedophilia (UP) magazine that was eventually replaced by Magpie
Michael Dagnall – Close friend and fellow abuser with Tom O’carroll Click this , it mentions Dagnall and P.I.E involvement @ page 19
Richard Travell – Active member status – Travell was handed a three-year community order in 2006 for possessing indecent images of children.
Alan John Doggett (1936-1978), (pictured above) conductor, composer and choir master. Leader of London Boys Choir – A letter in Magpie 10 reported and commented on the suspected suicide of Alan Doggett weeks before he was due to face child sex charges for having sex with a choir boy. Hit by train. Also has links to a certain Paul Raven aka Gary Glitter
C. J. Bradbury Robinson – American author who wrote several times for Magpie magazine – His pro-paedophile books include A crocodile of choirboys “Bare Knees, Boy Knees.” The latter offers an “unmatched” and “startling trip into the strange world of the Paederast,” says the description on Amazon, which has one used copy for sale for $500
Richard James – Writer at Magpie
Paul Green – Writer at Magpie
Peter Deathman – P.I.E member who was regulary visited in prison by Tom O’Carroll. Deathman served a 10 year sentence not for mere sexual abuse but for child stealing
Den Nichols – Author of paedophilia literature called “Towards a Better Perspective For Boy-Lovers”. Published in 1976. In its preface to ‘serious minded adult males who feel an existential attraction to young boys”. Copies were advertised and sold by P.I.E/Magpie for £1 each, including post & packaging
David Grove – AKA Robin Brabban – born 1904 – secretary and Ex treasurer of PIE
Michael Walker – London – Member level of P.I.E – He did not agree on certain issues of P.I.E but condemned hostility against P.I.E
Anthony Green – Somerset – He attended a meeting of P.I.E that was attacked by the Nation Front. He urged tolerance and understanding of paedophiles
William Thornycroft – He was disgusted at attacks on P.I.E. He was quoted “The sexual freedom of children was needed” – Member of Communist Party Gay Rights Committee in the 70’s
Robert Atkinson – Newcastle teacher was arrested for sexually abusing a 13 year old student. He was fined £200. The headmaster and staff however continued to support him after the his guilt. Member level status in P.I.E
Ian Harvey – P.I.E member – He sought to differentiate bewteen “good paedophiles” and pedarasts, but without defining his terms or explaining why
Micky Burbidge – He supported P.I.E’s proposal to abolish the age of consent laws. Also wrote a book entitled“Evidence on the law relating to and penalties for certain sexual offences involving children for the Home Office Criminal Law Revision Committee” with Kieth Hose
Frits Bernard (1920 – 2006) was a Dutch psychologist,sexologist, homosexual activist, and pro-pedophile activist.Together with the late Edward Brongersma, he laid the foundations of the emancipation movement of boylovers in the Netherlands.
Keith Spence – He applauded the “courage” of the leaders of P.I.E in the face of ; quote – Hysteria, hostility and violence, also wrote several paedophile articles for Magpie about sexual abuse of young boys
June 1983: Scoutmaster Michael Williams of Castle Bromwich. Birmingham, resigned after being exposed as a member of P.I.E
Jane Rule – Canadian Writer of lesbian-themed novels and non-fiction. Co author of Magpie: Journal of the Paedophile Information Exchange – Also supporter of NAMBLA (The North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) was founded in December 1978 and is an activist homosexual and pedophilia coalition group. Their primary aim is stated to be the overturn of statutory rape laws and reduction of “age of consent” laws that require a child be of a certain age (which varies by state) before they can agree to sexual intercourse.
John Finnin – Co author of Magpie: Journal of the Paedophile Information Exchange
Peter Saxon – Co author of Magpie: Journal of the Paedophile Information Exchange
Derry Webster – Tom O’Carroll was named in court as a ‘customer’ for Webster’s child abuse images and video collection. Webster was jailed for his part for selling the obscene films, magazines and pictures
Kenneth Plummer – Involved with O’Carroll. He stated “Any study that can take adult-child sexuality out of the zone of shrieking horror and place it in the demystified zone of everyday experience must be welcomed”. sociologist Dr Kenneth Plummer of Essex University, sent a “warm message of support” for “Betrayal of Youth,” and, in company with Nettie Pollard and Professor Donald West (qv), also read, made suggestions and then praised “Paedophilia the Radical Case” receiving “heartfelt thanks” from its author, Paedophile Information Exchange Chairman Tom O’Carroll. Attented several P.I.E meetings
.Harman letter PIE http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2575505/Letter-paedophile-group-links-Harriet-Harman-Patricia-Hewitt-AFTER-said-marginalised.html
PIE’s new name
Tony Blair part of PIE
PIE & HMqueen
Labour controlled BBC
Tories & PIE
Arlo Tatum, the executive secretary of the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors, sued Melvin Laird, the Secretary of Defense. Tatum sued after Washington Monthly published an article revealing that US military intelligence units were gathering https://twitter.com/cassandracognointelligence on civilians and civil organizations in the US.
Arlo Tatum moves to UK & joins Albany Trust after suing US army for alleged unlawful “surveillance of lawful citizen political activity.”
Tatum had composed and sung songs for Aldermaston peace marches during the 50s and had also become the Director of Peace News. [Arlo Tatum obituary, The Guardian 7 May 2014]
And Jack Straw’s autobiog reveals his MI5 file started from the Aldermaston marches
During 1975, while Paedophile Information Exchange member Roger Moody was working for Peace News he was promoting the organisation in its pages.
2 female authors/contributors to PIE’s Warren Middleton’s B.O.Y were also involved with Peace News like Roger Moody
Peace/anti-nuclear campaigners heavily targeted by state surveillance since pre1970s to current day:
So how with all the surveillance were the paedophiles for peace lobbyists missed?
Or were they a useful control/eye on non-paedophile peace campaigners?
Were paedophiles used as informants on anti-nuclear protestors?
Perusing Peace News from 1975+ I was glad to find ONE letter to Editor saying what I was thinking….
paraphrased: “What’s with Peace News new preoccupation with paedophile rights? What’s it got to do with anti-nuclear/peace activism?”
Writer of letter was an extremely disappointed long-term subscriber who just couldn’t fathom what had changed for Peace News
Jimmy Savile: The London School of Economics/National Health/Tavistock Connection
“These ‘educational missionaries’ spoke of schools as if they were monasteries. By limiting the idea of education to formal school instruction, the public gradually lost sight of what the real thing was. The questions these specialists disputed were as irrelevant to real people as the disputes of medieval divines; there was about their writing a condescension for public concerns, for them ‘the whole range of education had become an instrument of deliberate social purpose.’ (emphasis added).”
—John Taylor Gatto, Underground History of American Education
As a possibly last series of connections to map, I am returning to Robert Graves’ buddy William Sargant, who worked at St Thomas’ Hospital from 1948 to the end of his career as head of the department of psychological medicine. In 1962, Sargant found himself a new assistant in one David Owen, a neurology and psychiatric registrar who had only just qualified as a doctor. Two years earlier, Owen had joined the Vauxhall branch of the Labor Party and the Fabian Society. The reason this is relevant is that Owen was allegedly complicit in allowing Jimmy Savile access to the psychiatric hospital Broadmoor, where he (Savile) abused countless patients over a period between 1968 and 2004 (when Savile had use of a personal set of keys to the hospital). According to The Daily Telegraph, Savile’s “involvement at Broadmoor was rubber-stamped in 1974 by Dr. David Owen, now Lord Owen, who was health minister.” Thanks to Owen, Savile “came to be in charge of Broadmoor for a period in the 1980s when he was put in charge of a task force to run the secure hospital.”
It’s generally been assumed that the reason Savile wanted (and was given) access to Broadmoor (besides visiting his pals Reggie Kray and Peter Sutcliffe) was to indulge his sadistic sexual proclivities by taking advantage of defenseless young girls (many of whom were simply runaways or troublemakers at school). No doubt this was part of it, but it may not have been the whole reason. It’s also possible, in the light of all the other evidence of similar “schooling” programs going on through the UK and the US and elsewhere for decades, that Savile had a specific role at Broadmoor, and that the institution was being used as a locale for the sorts of sexual and social research and experimentation which has fascinated the Fabians and others since at least the turn of the century. Maybe Broadmoor was, like Wedekind’s Sadian castle, a prison-school for “the bodily education of young girls”?
Nor are we talking only about Broadmoor. In 2014, Kate Lampard carried out an independent review of Savile’s predations within the British National Health Service (NHS), including over forty hospitals. Her report was quoted in The Guardian in 2015: “Savile’s status and influence . . . . was enhanced by the endorsement and encouragement he received from politicians, senior civil servants and NHS managers. His access within NHS hospitals gave Savile the opportunity to commit sexual abuses on a grand scale for nearly 50 years.” (emphasis added)
The article goes on to quote Liz Dux, a lawyer who represents 44 of Savile’s victims, calling the report a “crushing disappointment” because it held no one accountable.
“‘It beggars belief that a report which has revealed Savile was widely known as a sex pest at Stoke Mandeville can find no evidence of management responsibility,’ Dux said. ‘Ten victims had reported their assaults to nursing staff on the ward, including one complaint being made to management, yet still his deviant and sickening behaviour continued.’ She said the revelation in the report that three other doctors had committed serious sexual offences at the hospital in the past four decades suggested “something seriously amiss.’” (For the dozens of separate hospital reports of Savile’s fifty years of sexual abuse, go here.)
I have said that I wish to avoid unnecessary speculation with this work; but on this occasion I’m willing to go out on a limb, because without the horrifying context provided by Savile’s activities, the following information may seem random and bizarre. And maybe it is, but the only way to find out if the pieces fit is by placing them side by side.
The following facts are taken from a Mental Health History Timeline assembled by Middlesex University:
“In 1926 [the year Jimmy Savile was born] An appeal to The Commonwealth Fund (New York) by Cyril Burt and Amy Strachey, (born Amy Simpson 1866) ‘Mrs. St Loe Strachey’ for funds to start training psychiatric social workers at the London School of Economics (see below) and support for Child Guidance.” (What exactly do economics have to do with psychiatry or child guidance?) Three years later, in 1929 (the year Westlake founded his Forest School): “With money from The Commonwealth Fund, a Diploma in Mental Health started at the London School of Economics to train Psychiatric Social Workers. The fund’s Director, Barry Smith, had written in 1928 that ‘the training of psychiatric social workers is an essential and fundamental part of [a] child guidance program.’”
Some corroboration from the US National Library of Medicine:
“When the Commonwealth Fund agreed to finance the establishment of child guidance clinics in Britain, it stressed the need to train social workers in a university setting. Thus in 1929, the London School of Economics established the first course to train social science graduates with some experience of social work as PSWs. In the same year, the Association of Psychiatric Social Work (hereafter APSW) was inaugurated with the dual objectives of promoting mental hygiene, and raising the professional status of psychiatric social work.” (“‘Often there is a Good Deal to be Done, But Socially Rather Than Medically’: The Psychiatric Social Worker as Social Therapist, 1945–70”)
The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that is still around today. It was founded in 1918 by the widow of Stephen Vanderburgh Harkness. Harkness was the American entrepreneur and silent partner of John D. Rockefeller, Sr., in the founding of Standard Oil (and a director of Standard Oil until his death). Today, the Rockefeller Foundation houses all the archives for the Commonwealth fund. From their website: “As an independent, nonpartisan organization, the foundation has aimed to help develop common ground from which policymakers across the political spectrum can lead the nation toward a health care system that assures its residents have long, healthy, and productive lives.” (emphasis added)
Cyril Burt, mentioned above, was a member of the London School of Differential Psychology, and of the British Eugenics Society, so probably a Fabian. Amy Strachey, a.k.a. “Mrs. St Loe,” was the wife of John Strachey, a British journalist and father of the other John Strachey already mentioned in this work, the Labor politician who was at Oxford in 1922, when my grandfather arrived. Strachey joined the Labor Party the following year in 1923. From 1946 to 1950, he was the Minister of Food, which would have given him plenty of reason to have had dealings with Alec Horsley. While I have found no definite links to MI5 or MI6, his name certainly crops up a lot in related literature, and he is almost certainly one of the circle.
The Mental Health Timeline continues (for 1929) by mentioning a work called Our Baby—For Mothers and Nurses, eventually published in 1936 by John Wright/Simpkin Marshall, which “on page 126 lists Idiocy under Congenital Defects”:
“This is a term for mental weakness which dates from birth. It varies in degree from a mere feebleness of intellect, to a state in which the mind seems wholly absent. Should a child fail to answer to most of the tests of normal progress given on page 88, it must be considered backward, and the child should be taken to a doctor, as systematic training should be begun very early, considerable improvement being then almost always possible.”
This description clearly evokes what would become standard operating procedure with autistics in the coming decades. And do I need remind the reader of Russell’s plan for close surveillance, categorization and the use of “behaviourism” with children, from the moment of conception onward?
The Timeline then quotes a “Wood Report on Mental Deficiency published by the Board of Control” from the same year:
“the majority of the feeble-minded are to be found within a relatively small social group, a group which may be described as the subnormal or social problem group, representing approximately 10 per cent of the whole population. Most of the parents in this subnormal group are themselves of poor mental endowment, and would no doubt have been classed, when children, among the dull or retarded. Similarly the dull children of the present generation, who form a large majority amongst children in this subnormal group, are the potential parents of many feeble-minded in the next generation. Therefore, from the standpoint of the prevention of many social evils it is of the utmost importance that the problems of the education and social care of the borderline retarded child should be effectively tackled. . . . Let us assume that we could segregate as a separate community all the families in this country containing mental defectives of the primary amentia type. We should find that we had collected among them a most interesting social group. It would include, as everyone who has extensive practical experience of social service would readily admit, a much larger proportion of insane persons, epileptics, paupers, criminals (especially recidivists), unemployables, habitual slum dwellers, prostitutes, inebriates and other social inefficients than would a group of families not containing mental defectives. The overwhelming majority of the families thus collected will belong to that section of the community which we propose to term the ‘social problem’ or ‘subnormal’ group. This group comprises approximately the lowest 10 per cent in the social scale of most communities.” (Full report in several parts here.)
The Mental Health Timeline then refers to the April 1929 Journal of the American Medical Association about the establishment of the London Child Guidance Clinic (citing “Bowlby 1936” and “Tavistock 1967” and cites (in 1929) a “Conference on Mental Health convened by the Joint Committee of the National Council for Mental Hygiene and the Tavistock Square Clinic. Held in Westminster.”
The Bowlby referred to is Edward John Mostyn Bowlby, a British psychologist, psychiatrist, and psychoanalyst, notable for his interest in child development and for his pioneering work in attachment theory. (A Review of General Psychology survey published in 2002 ranked Bowlby as the 49th most cited psychologist of the 20th century.) Bowlby worked during World War II in Canonbury in the child psychiatry unit with maladapted and delinquent children, which led to an interest in the development of children, and to his work at the Child Guidance Clinic in Islington, London. By his own account, he had help getting established from some “academic economist” friends.
As for the Child Guidance Clinic, it was founded by the Jewish Health Organization in 1927 and was the first children’s psychiatric facility in the UK, and allegedly also Europe. From The Use of Psychoanalytic Concepts in Therapy with Families, by Hilary A. Davies:
“It was set up to meet the needs of the immigrant population who had settled in that part of London since the beginning of the century and whose children were perceived to have emotional, psychological, behavioral, and educational difficulties. A foreword to an early report by the Clinic is quoted as saying that ‘in its efforts to adjust the groping child mind to life, to make useful citizens of difficult and abnormal boys and girls [it] is doing the work of civilization.’ . . . The Clinic was able to offer a service to almost 1900 children and families from all over the UK in the first 4½ years of its existence. The Clinic later moved and became the Tavistock.”
Returning to the Mental Health Timeline, John Bowlby joined the Tavistock Clinic in 1946 as Deputy Director and set up the Children’s Department to develop clinical services, training and research. In 1948, he obtained a small grant from the Sir Halley Stewart Trust to “empirically study the effects of early separation and deprivation” (emphasis added). For his research, he hired a psychiatric social worker (James Robertson, presumably LSE-trained). The London Child Guidance Clinic eventually became the Child Guidance Training Centre and was housed in the Tavistock Centre from 1967. In 1985, it merged with the Tavistock Clinic’s Department for Children and Parents and became the Child and Family Department.
I noticed in the Timeline at this point (1986) the mention of “MBE [first appointment to the Order of the British Empire, the one before OBE] in New Year Honours: Miss Eve Saville, General Secretary, Institute for the Study and Treatment of Delinquency.” A quick search revealed that Miss Eve Saville was a Fabian. Whether she was related to Jimmy, OBE, I do not know and I doubt anyone else does (not counting those who do). The names Savile and Saville seem to be more or less interchangeable, and one easy way for Sir Jimmy (who called his mum “the Duchess”) to cover any possible aristocratic ancestral tracks might have been to remove one of the l’s. Eve is a somewhat mysterious character, considering there is almost nothing about her online and yet there is a Memorial Lecture named after her. She was the author of an obscure tract called “A History of the I.S.T.D [Institute for the Study and Treatment of Delinquency]: A Study of Crime and Delinquency from 1931 to 1992.”
After a period searching through Google Books, I found a most unexpected affiliation between Eve Saville and Victor Neuburg, Crowley’s ill-fated homosexual partner and disciple, and fellow phallus-worshipper with Dion Byngham. In The Magical Dilemma of Victor Neuburg, the author Jean Overton Fuller reveals, through her correspondence with Eve Saville, that Neuberg was one of the founding members of the ISTD. In a letter to Fuller, Saville writes that Neuberg “was present at the very first meeting [at Primrose Hill, near Hampstead, and] appeared as one of the original members of the Executive Committee and as Honorary Secretary at the beginning of 1931.” A list of thirty-nine Vice-Presidents for 1934 included Freud, Jung, Adler, Havelock Ellis, and H. G. Wells.
 Owen went to school at Mount House School, Tavistock, an English town written about by Arthur Conan Doyle and Neal Stephenson. I can’t find any link between the Tavistock Institute and the town, though it stands to reason they must have taken the name from somewhere.
 Without going into all the details, Strachey also has traceable links to Lord Boothby (whom he probably met at Oxford), Tom Wintringham and Victor Gollancz (of the 1941 Committee), Keynes and Laski (of LSE), Richard Acland, Tom Driberg, and so on.
 “In June 1924 the Chief Medical Officer of the Board of Education, Sir George Newman, appointed a committee to consider the problems presented by the ‘mentally defective’ child. A year later the committee was asked to include ‘adult defectives’ in its inquiry, so the report was presented, in January 1929, both to Newman and to the Chairman of the Board of Control. The chair of the committee was Arthur Henry Wood. Born in Reading in December 1870, he was educated at Cranbrook Grammar School and New College Oxford. The 1901 census describes him as an examiner for the Board of Education and he went on to become Assistant Secretary to the Board. He served as secretary for the Consultative Committee’s 1909 report Attendance, Compulsory or Otherwise, at Continuation Schools. . . . Also on the committee was the eugenicist Cyril Burt.”
 John Bowlby told Milton Senn in 1977: “The London Child Guidance Clinic was set up in a part of Islington called Canonbury. That clinic, I think, was founded in 1929. It trained educational psychologists, social workers and child psychiatrists. Each year three fellowships in child psychiatry were advertised—they were half-time fellowships for one year—and in 1936 I was successful in being appointed to one of them. I used to spend every morning at Canonbury and a bit of the afternoon usually as well, and then I went on and did analysis later in the day. I should say that I always had a few hundred pounds of private money—very important—which meant to say that I was not pressed for bread and butter. I was at the time also much influenced by two close friends who were academic economists, one of whom is my brother-in-law and one of whom was a very close personal friend with whom I shared a flat, and they represented a strong academic interest. . . . Both were very able people, both have gone a long way though unfortunately, one, Evan Durbin, died in a very tragic accident in 1948. They were first-class people which was very important, really, because I was espousing a very novel and peculiar outlook as an analytically oriented child psychiatrist as we might call it. That was what I was aspiring to be. The whole field was still very controversial and needed a lot of academic justification. Well, to cut a long story short—first of all I had had a good scientific training at Cambridge, and secondly, my academic friends were very powerful debaters and any position which I took up I had to justify up to the hilt by argument and evidence. This was an invaluable discipline I think.” (Emphasis added.) http://www.beyondthecouch.org/1207/bowlby_int.htm
 Hilary A. Davies, Karnac Books, 2010, p. 15. The citation about doing the work of civilization is attributed, via a website, to “Lady Lawrence” who was Chairman of the Clinic in 1934 and had written a foreword to a report. The website states its source as The Times and makes a guess as to the identity of the Lady Lawrence in question being Lady Rosamond Lawrence, a British novelist who wrote several popular books before marrying and relocating to India. However, it’s also possible the Lady Lawrence referred to was the British Labor MP Susan Lawrence, who was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health in 1929. Lawrence had joined the Fabian Society a few years previously, and was close friends with Sydney and Beatrice Webb.
 FABIAN SOCIETY, 77th Annual Report , 1st JULY 1959 TO 30th JUNE I960, Saville is listed among “HONORARY SECRETARIES OF REGIONAL AND AREA COMMITTEES OF LOCAL FABIAN SOCIETIES”: