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Was owner of Elm Guest House who kept list of secret VIP visitors murdered? Newly discovered files…

Was owner of paedophile palace who kept list of secret VIP visitors murdered?

11 NOV 2017

The Elm Guest House owner was found dead in 1990 but newly released files have led people to question if she committed suicide, and a call for a fresh inquest

The discovery of files that police said were destroyed has cast fresh doubts on the suicide ­verdict at the heart of the Westminster VIP paedo scandal.

Campaigners are demanding a review of the coroner’s verdict into the death of Carole Kasir and a new inquest.

Mrs Kasir ran the notorious paedophile brothel Elm Guest House in South West London. She may have kept a dossier of the perverted visitors’ names and photos from the early 80s.

The newly found files reveal her GP’s surprise at her apparent suicide. They also say syringes and vials found next to her body had not been analysed.

One source believes a fresh probe may expose a cover-up and reveal that Mrs Kasir, 47, who was found dead in her bed in 1990, had been murdered.

The Kasir files were released to ­campaigners under freedom of ­information rules after London’s Met Police said they had been destroyed.

Andrew Bridgen, Tory MP for North West Leicestershire, is among those ­calling for ­another inquest.

He said: “There is a case for a fresh investigation into the anomalies raised by these documents. One is that her GP questioned whether she had committed suicide but there are also other anomalies.”

Among the prominent people said to have visited the guest house and engaged in sex – some with consenting adults and some with children – were a government minister, a high-ranking policeman, a member of the Royal Household, an MI5 officer, traitor Anthony Blunt and Sir Peter Morrison, the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Margaret Thatcher.

A police investigation in 2015 failed to prove claims Mrs Kasir had kept a list and picture of the visitors.

A source close to the original ­investigation said: “If there’s a fresh look at Carole’s death and a full investigation into what exactly was going on at the time then there’s a good chance these things could turn up. If that happens it will blow the lid off any cover-up and it could reveal that she was murdered.

“I don’t think there’s any doubt this place is at the centre of things. The fact these files were found after the Met said they didn’t exist shows there is ­information out there that we could get.”

The papers show diabetic Mrs Kasir, convicted in 1983 for possessing obscene videos and keeping a disorderly house, tried to kill herself previously and she was found with an overdose of insulin.

Pathologist Richard Shepherd said her death was “not due to natural causes” noting her profound low blood sugar consistent with excessive injected insulin. One abnormality raised in the files is a decision by the poison unit at New Cross Hospital in London not to analyse the syringes and vials found next to her body to see if they were ­connected to her death or to check her stomach contents. Experts say this should have been normal practice in a toxicology report.

Colin Peters, a Foreign Office barrister, was also named as an alleged Elm House regular. Notorious paedophile Sidney Cooke was linked to providing boys for VIP sex parties in London.

Elm House itself was said to be home to a sauna and a video suite where sick films could be made. A man who said he was taken there as a child claimed he was plied with drink and made to wear a fairy costume while abusers chased him.

The files even raise a question mark about Mrs Kasir’s home country. The official report says she was born in Germany as Carole Weitzman, based on evidence given to the inquest by her estranged husband Haroon Kasir.

But a close family member says she was born in London and may have had the surname Jones. A campaigner said: “The fact that there are question marks over the basics makes you wonder what else went wrong. The whole thing needs re-examining.”

Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson was told by the Metropolitan Police that all the documents relating to the ­inquest had been destroyed.

Now it has emerged that information is untrue. Hammersmith ­coroner’s court, which held the inquest has ­released ­redacted accounts of the coroner’s notes, seen by the Sunday People. Evidence given by David Walker, who was a GP from the practice where Mrs Kasir had been a patient for 14 years, cast doubt on ­whether she had killed herself.

The evidence said she had ­attempted suicide in 1982, when the guest house was raided, been hospitalised after an overdose in 1984 and had a drinking problem in 1989 and was a heavy smoker.

But he said: “When there are marital difficulties you see the patient in a ­depressed light. Sometimes she was cheerful and ­friendly. I would not expect her to ­commit suicide.”

The postmortem report and the ­poisons unit report both show she had no alcohol in her body at the time of

 

Elm Guest House first came to public attention after MP Tom Watson raised questions in the House of Commons about a historic Westminster paedophile ring.

The house in Barnes, South West London, was said to have been used for child sexual abuse by VIP paedos in the 1980s. A 1982 leaflet published by the Conservative Group for Homosexual Equality said: “The facilities include a sauna, solarium and video studio.”

Just weeks later the guest house was raided by police. Carole and Haroon Kasir were convicted at the Old Bailey of running a brothel.

Visitors were said to have included the late Lib Dem MP and paedophile Cyril Smith.

Elm and the nearby former Grafton Close children’s home, run by Richmond Council, were subject to a police investigation, Operation Fernbridge, which led to the arrest and jailing of a Roman Catholic priest, Tony McSweeney, for three years in 2015.

John Stingmore, the former manager of the children’s home, was also arrested and charged and as the coroner’s papers show, was convicted as a paedophile after he left Richmond Council. Stingmore died just before he was due to face trial so one of the charges related to bringing a boy to Elm Guest House was never tested in court.

McSweeney’s offences did not involve the guest house.

In early 1983 Mrs Kasir was convicted with her husband Haroon Kasir of running a disorderly house.

Although the identities of many of the VIP visitors has been a source of speculation, police confirmed to a Channel 4 Dispatches programme that Smith – whose paedophile activities at Rochdale are currently being examined by the independent child sex abuse inquiry – did visit the guest house. The inquiry was also told that MI5 lied about knowledge they had he was a paedophile.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/secret-files-prove-carole-kasir-11506791

1998 Police last week confirmed that the late MP Peter Morrison had been picked up twice and never brought to trial. There appeared to be no trace of either incident in official records.

The Guardian (London, Greater London, England)

02 Jun 1998

Martin Walkerdine‏ @mwalkerdine

Colin Peters in email replying to my questions said that Operation Fernbridge interviewed him in his flat in London due to that newspaper report and deny that he never visited that guest house

Theresa May and Amber Rudd suppress Westminster child abuse documents for national security reasons

November 20, 2017

Labour MP Lisa Nandy just revealed in parliament the embarrassing inconsistencies between Prime Minister Theresa May and Home Secretary Amber Rudd over documents being hidden from the inquiry into allegations of child abuse by MP Cyril Smith.

“The Home Secretary told me that some papers would be withheld from the Cyril Smith inquiry for national security reasons,” Nandy told the House of Commons, yet she added: “this week the Prime Minister has written to me to say we are clear that the work of the security services will not prevent information being shared with other such inquiries.”

– And she challenged Amber Rudd to confirm “for the survivors of Cyril Smith who have waited for decades” for justice – whether papers on historic allegations of child abuse against Smith will be withheld from inquiries for reasons of national security.

Cyril Smith was a Liberal MP for Rochdale in the 1970’s after Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe – who later resigned amid sexual scandal – insisted the local party have Smith as a candidate even though police had investigated serious allegations of sexual abuse of young boys in care homes in Rochdale where he had been Mayor.

The police investigation was dropped in 1970. Smith died in 2010 and two years later the Crown Prosecution Service admitted that he would have faced prosecution for allegations of child abuse where he still alive with allegations that had surfaced since.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse last month heard how Smith was a governor at several schools in Rochdale, including Knowl View, where one abuse survivor attended as a boy when Smith was governor. He gave horrific testimony of a rape by Smith.

 

The inquiry is investigating historic abuse in Rochdale schools and care homes and heard how police had warned that Smith had “used his unique position to indulge in a sordid series of indecent episodes with young boys towards whom he had a special responsibility.”

The inquiry was provided evidence by MI5 that the security service had been aware at the time that the Director of Public Prosecutions had lied to journalists about not charging the MP, saying a case hadn’t been referred to them.  MI5 appear to have not pursued this serious allegation as their role was “to defend the realm”, the inquiry heard.

A police report into Smith when he stood for election in 1970 read: “he has used his unique position to indulge in a sordid series of indecent episodes with young boys towards whom he had a special responsibility.”

The inquiry also heard that Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher would have been likely to be aware of the allegations against Cyril Smith when she awarded him a knighthood in 1988.

Lead counsel Brian Altman QC told the inquiry: “It is important to bear in mind the extent to which Cyril Smith continued to involve himself in serious issues related to the welfare of children. A knighthood would only have reinforced Smith’s veneer of respectability and power.”

https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/theresa-may-amber-rudd-suppress-westminster-child-abuse-documents-national-security-reasons/20/11/

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Government papers relating to Cyril Smith will not be withheld, PM pledges

Prime Minister Theresa May has given assurances to an MP that Government papers relating to the late Cyril Smith will not be withheld.

Former shadow minister Lisa Nandy told the Commons that she had received a letter from the Prime Minister which stated the “work of the security services will not prevent information being shared”.

The letter prompted Ms Nandy to ask Home Secretary Amber Rudd whether she had been wrong to assert last month that some papers would be held back “under national security”.

The Wigan MP said: “Last month in this House the Home Secretary told me that some papers would be withheld from the Cyril Smith inquiry for national security reasons.

“This week the Prime Minister has written to me to say we are clear that the work of the security services will not prevent information being shared with other such inquires.

“So can she can confirm to the survivors of Cyril Smith (pictured) who have waited for justice for decades that she was wrong and that the Prime Minister is right?”

Ms Rudd replied: “Well I am happy to confirm the Prime Minister is always right and I will certainly look carefully at the letter that she has received to ensure that we comply with it.”

Smith, who was an MP for Rochdale between 1972 and 1992, is accused of sexually abusing a number of boys.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has heard evidence of the abuse and will publish its findings next year.

In her letter to Ms Nandy, the Prime Minister said: “As with the Government’s co-operation with the investigation into allegations of abuse at Kincora Boys’ Home in the 1970s, we are clear that the work of the security services will not prevent information being shared with other such inquires.

“Material relating to the allegations of abuse at Kincora Boys’ Home was disclosed to the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry team in full.

“To assist with disclosure, a memorandum of understanding was established between the inquiry team, government departments and security services with regards to viewing and securing potentially relevant material.

“If material was identified as relevant to the inquiry, government department and security services would consider it for public disclosure, in line with UK Government disclosure obligations.”

http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/42884-government-papers-relating-to-cyril-smith-will-not-be-withheld-pm-pledges

1965

Back(Left to Right): Bill Morgans, Bob James, Ernie Watkins (DCC), Middle: William Edward John, George Terry (Chief Constable), Tom Townsend, John Savage, Einion Richards, Viv Richards, Alan Olson (Force Solicitor),  Merville Richards, Bill Rostron, Arthur Thomas, Bill Davies and Ernie Bright.

http://www.dyfed-powys-narpo.org.uk/index.php/photo-album?showall=1&limitstart=

Sir George Terry was Deputy Chief Constable for Sussex from 1968 to 1969 and then spent three years as Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police, before returning to Sussex as Chief Constable in 1970, serving until 1983.[1] 

HRH Crafty Muvvski @craftymuvva

The penny just dropped that the guy ushered in to do the original Kincora investigation was the same guy in charge of the force that ‘investigated’ Vishal Mehrotra’s disappearance. SafePairOfHands?

https://scepticpeg.wordpress.com/2016/07/14/the-disappearance-of-vishal-mehrotra-pt2/

Sir George Terry

^ 23 Oct 1989 The Guardian – Sir George’s conclusions that there was no substane to allegations were roundly dismissed.

justme‏ @zante03

and Michael Mates the MP whose house was 200 METRES away from where Vishal Mehrotra ‘s body was found became an MP in 1974. 1 year anniversary of being an MP in 1975 (Playland )

I am always ASTOUNDED that the body of a young EIGHT year old boy found 200 METRES from the house of an MP has never been really looked at.  cantThinkWhy

the school Vishal Mehrotra went to is under investigation for child abuse in 70’s 80’s RICHMOND SOCIAL SERVICES + Met police investigating…time of KEITH VAZ there innit?

Vishal Mehrotra

Paedophile ring allegations: police are failing us, murdered boy’s father says

Vishambar Mehrotra fears police covered up links between his son’s killing and activities at south-west London Elm guest house

The father of a murdered child who believes he may have died at the hands of a paedophile ring involving high-profile individuals said the Metropolitan police was still failing his family 33 years on from the killing of his eight-year-old son.

Vishambar Mehrotra told the Guardian that if the police had covered up the links between his son’s abduction and killing in 1981, and the activities of paedophiles at a guest house in south-west London that is now at the centre of a new police inquiry into murders of children, they should be working even harder to bring the killers to justice today. Mehrotra’s son, Vishal, went missing in July 1981 in Putney, less than a mile from the Elm House guest house in Rock Lane, Barnes, while on his way home with his family from watching the wedding of the Prince of Wales and Diana Spencer.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/nov/19/paedophile-ring-allegations-elm-house

Andreas Baader‏ @stop1984

” Officers found whips, chains and ropes. “They catered for every kind of perversion,” Elm Guest house

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/nov/19/westminster-child-abuse-claims-elm-guest-house

 

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Was Carole Kasir murdered? Well, it’s pretty obvious that a woman who recorded visitors to a child abuse brothel with names like Cliff Richard, Cyril Smith, Harvey Proctor and Leon Brittan wouldn’t have been short of enemies!

The coroner of the Queen’s household presided over the alleged suicide of the manageress of a child abuse brothel frequented by members of the Queen’s household?

Dr John Burton, coroner for West London, coroner of the Queen’s Household. One of 150 holders of the ancient office of coroner, which has its 800th anniversary this month.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/how-much-does-he-earn-no-21-dr-john-burton-coroner-for-west-london-1428814.html

The late Dr. John Burton, a ‘safe pair of hands’ who also presided over the Blair Peach and Lady Diana inquests.

https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/the-elm-guest-house-how-an-establishment-paedophile-network-was-covered-up-for-31-years/

Here are some of the highlights of the alleged VIP guest list released by Mary Moss:

Anthony Blunt, Royal Connections, MI5, traitor, Russian spy deceased.
Harvey Proctor, Monday Club, well known convicted paedophile.
Sir Peter Bottomley. Worthing MP and Monday Club
Charles Irving
Leon Brittan, Lord, ex Thatcher Minister
Peter Brooke, Life Peer
John Rowe, MI5, former MP
Cyril Smith, deceased, ex Rochdale MP
Ron Brown
Colin Jordan, Politician and author
George Tremlett, Former GLC Leader
Peter Campbell, Monday Club
Gary Walker, Sinn Fein
Cliff Richard,aged  Pop Star, known at Elm Guest House as ‘Kitty’
Jess Conrad, aged ex Pop Star.
Ron Wells, aged Musician, aka ‘Gladys’ at Elm Guest House.
Richard Miles, Monday Club
Chris Denning, ex BBC DJ, convicted paedophile.
R Langley, Buckingham Palace Equerry
Terry Dwyer
Patrick Puddles
Louis Minster, Head of Richmond Social Services
Colin Peters, QC – a convicted paedophile sentenced to 8 years in 1989
Steve Everett, Senior Westminster Social worker
Ray Wire, so called expert on Paedophile therapy
Peter Glencross, editor of Monday Club newsletter
Guy Hamilton Blackwell, son of Westland Helicopters Chairman
  
The following Police Officers and an alleged informant also appear on Mary Moss’s list for some reason:
Colin Peters QC, Police informant and convicted paedophile.
D. Naismith, Chief Constable Wandsworth
DC Chris Carter, CID Richmond
DC David Lines, CID Barnes
DC Ron Thornton, CID Richmond
PC Roderick Smeaton
WPC Sheila McInnes
PC Chris Wicks
WPC Elizabeth Meredith
PC Alan Jones

Mary Moss Files ( Boxes )

Martin Walkerdine made this Freedom of Information request to Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

Hello I am seeking what did happen to the 49 boxes that were seized by The Met Police at Mary Moss address and neighbouring garden shed suggesting names she obtained by Carole Kasir saying that VIP’s were involved in child abuse at Elms Guest House in Barnes from 1978 to 1982 the raid took place sometime in 2013 near St Pancras area of London.

How many people were questioned as suspects.

How many people were questioned as witnesses.

How many files went to the CPS for them to decide on charges.

Has The Met returned the boxes to Mary Moss.

What was the name of police operation or operations linked to the Mary Moss files.

Is the operation or operations still ongoing or is this line of enquiry finished.

How many officers have dealt with the Mary Moss case and how much money was spent on it.

Can you name the lead officer in charge and the police station that dealt with this.

Yours faithfully,

Martin Walkerdine

The request was refused by Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/mary_moss_files_boxes?nocache=incoming-945028#incoming-945028

Cliff or Kitty? Either way we'll keep it quiet!
Allegedly Sir Cliff Richard presently has a super injunction from the High Court preventing anyone naming him in connection with Elm Guest House – don’t worry Kitty your secret is safe on the internet!
It was first reported in 2010 that Sir Cliff Richard had surrended his British citizenship and become a National of Barbados known as a “Bajan”.
On 14th August British Police raided Cliff Richard’s mansion in Berkshire looking for evidence of Child sex abuse. Later on 14th August 2014 Sir Cliff Richard released this statement from Portugal:

Here is Sir Cliff Richard’s statement of 14th August 2014 in full after police started searching his Berkshire home:

“For many months I have been aware of allegations against me of historic impropriety which have been circulating online.

“The allegations are completely false. Up until now I have chosen not to dignify the false allegations with a response, as it would just give them more oxygen.

“However, the police attended my apartment in Berkshire today without notice, except it would appear to the press.

“I am not presently in the UK but it goes without saying that I will cooperate fully should the police wish to speak to me.

“Beyond stating that today’s allegation is completely false it would not be appropriate to say anything further until the police investigation has concluded.”

https://cigpapers.blog/2013/04/29/the-elm-guest-house-vip-paedophile-party-list/amp/

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Ex-detective felt forced by BBC reporter to reveal Cliff Richard raid, court hears

Matthew Fenwick tells high court he felt he had ‘no option’ but to tell reporter about the search

Apr 16 2018

Matthew Fenwick, who was a detective superintendent with South Yorkshire police, said he believed reporter Dan Johnson would run a story about the investigation into the singer, leaving it “compromised”, unless he was told about the search.

Fenwick said it had been clear Johnson knew the force was investigating an allegation of child sexual abuse against Richard, because he described the singer as a “celebrity paedo” during a meeting.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/16/cliff-richard-damages-case-high-court-bbc-reporter?CMP=share_btn_tw

Cliff Richard wins £210,000 in damages in BBC privacy case

Singer sued BBC for invasion of privacy over its coverage of child sex abuse claims

18 July 2018

Richard appeared in court to hear the verdict, accompanied by his friends Gloria Hunniford and Paul Gambaccini.

… the BBC director of news, Fran Unsworth…said the corporation could appeal against the judgment, and she warned about the wider consequences of the ruling for for press freedom.

Warning that the judgment created new case law and represented a “dramatic shift” against the ability of journalists to report on police investigations, Unsworth continued: “We don’t believe this is compatible with liberty and press freedoms, something that has been at the heart of this country for generations. For all of these reasons there is a significant principle at stake.”

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jul/18/cliff-richard-wins-damages-from-bbc-over-police-raid-footage

In his ruling, Mr Justice Mann said that Sir Cliff’s right to privacy outweighed the BBC’s right to free expression in this case.

The judgment could have serious implications for the freedom of all media organisations to name the suspects of police investigations before they are charged.

Mr Justice Mann indicated that he would have found against the BBC even if it had published a “lower key report of the search and investigation”.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/cliff-richard-wins-210-000-in-damages-over-bbcs-coverage-of-police-raid-79vv99nqr

Justice Mann was involved with the contempt of court case against The Sun re: Dr Roger Birt of Elm Guest House

The Guardian 17 Nov 1987

18 Nov 1987

Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09

Dr Raymond Colin Birt was part of a large paedophile ring.

 

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Cyril Smith with Lord David Steel MP.

Steel put paedophile MP Cyril Smith forward for knighthood ‘even after he was told of abuse allegations’ 

Anthony John Wixted‏ @TrojanManifesto

IICSA Cyril Smith finding:

118. The fact that Cyril Smith’s public standing and professional career were never negatively impacted in any significant way by the suggestion that he was involved in child sexual abuse has given rise to considerable speculation that he was in some way protected by other politicians. We may consider the possibility that Smith was actively supported at the level of national politics, or at the very least, had a blind eye turned towards allegations against him, as part of the Westminster investigation.

 


Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Don’t forget that many on this (Elm Guest House)  list are now convicted paedophiles or have been proven beyond reasonable doubt, e.g. Cyril Smith, to be paedophiles.

When I was a rentboy I often serviced Cyril Smith at the Strand Palace Hotel in the Charringcross Road. Cyril was unbelievably brutal and made me dress up as a Boy Scout. He used to give me thirty bob and my bus fare home.

I fail to understand why the British press has not questioned what happened to the files handed over by Mary Moss on a brothel which Cliff Richard is know to have frequented!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2272253/Timebomb-Elm-Guest-House-Pop-stars-bishop-politician-appear-list-seized-police-investigating-child-abuse-London-hotel-1980s.html

On the cusp of a breakthrough with Paul Settle openly saying he believed Leon Brittan was a paedophile. And then the trail went cold.

 

@craftymuvva

Never forget when Jim Hood stood up in the Commons and named Leon Brittan. Just what DID the striking miners of 1984 know about Brittan’s “improper conduct with children”?

https://youtu.be/wTdla04zS9A

@ RandolphTrent

Miners teenager young boys were lock in a mining towns detention centre at Where Leon paid a visit!

james reeves @reeves3915 Nov 1

Vaz name keeps cropping up in these reports, surely he should be suspended while investigation underway. Does he have explosive info keeping him in place?

HRH Crafty Muvva🎆 @craftymuvva

From 1981, Vaz would regularly appear in local newspapers criticising police, council decisions etc…

By 1983, he becomes director of the Labour Party Richmond Advice Scheme. How many locals approached him regarding Elm Guest House, issues in Barnes or CSA?

In 1984 he becomes Chairman for West London NCCL. Another role where people would approach him about local issues – and they did!

 Keith Vaz and the Mystery of Barnes Common

In 1982, early in his political career and before he was an MP, Keith Vaz was Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Richmond & Barnes, as well as being Solicitor for Richmond Council.

Elm Guest House on Rocks Lane, Barnes, was at the centre of a paedophile ring in 1982. Boys from Richmond Council-run care homes such as Grafton Close were supplied to Elm Guest House to be abused by VIPs.

As Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate, you would expect Keith Vaz to have spent a lot of time talking to local residents and asking them about their concerns. Local people had a good idea of what went on at Elm Guest House, as we can see from this extract from a book by Jilly Cooper, a Barnes resident at the time, about conversations she had whilst walking on Barnes Common:

jillycooper

I asked Keith Vaz on twitter if he remembered hearing anything about Elm Guest House at the time:

vaztwit

This is odd, because I would have thought Labour voters and other residents would have complained to him about the badly kept secret of what Elm Guest House was really used for. I’m also surprised there weren’t rumours amongst Richmond Council staff. Keith Vaz did seem to be very well informed about crime on Barnes Common, as this article from  a July 1982 edition of Richmond & Barnes Times shows.

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Rocks Lane, where Elm Guest House paedophile ring was based, runs through the middle of Barnes Common, where the indecent assaults were happening. It’s very strange indeed that Keith Vaz was aware of one but not the other.

https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/keith-vaz-and-the-mystery-of-barnes-common/

Author JILLY COOPER lived in Barnes, southwest London around the corner from the Elm Guest House child brothel.

Jilly Cooper was so interested in the real-life VIP paedophile ring operating at Elm Guest House in Rocks Lane that she featured it in her 1984 book, The Common Years. (see Elm Guest House and ‘The Common Years’ by Jilly Cooper)

   

Coincidentally, Jilly Cooper has felt the need to write another ‘story’ about a paedophile ring more recently.

Take her 2006 novel, Wicked.

One reviewer sums up Jilly Cooper’s 2006 ‘fiction’ with this damning verdict:

Quote:“Beyond Wicked – Depraved … 

The paedophiliac ring at the end was incredible

It absolutely ruined the entire book for me and left me feeling quite sick

It was entirely creepy at times and more than a touch sinister
.

A second reviewer found Jilly Cooper’s use of a paedophile ring for story-telling purposes “dismissive” and “tasteless”:

Quote:“I found the whole paedophile ring quite disturbing and also the rape/murder of a young girl

not because they happened but because they happened in such a dismissive way

Since these things do happen and traumatise people’s lives, it seemed very tasteless.” 

A third reviewer wonders at the “creepiness” of Jilly Cooper’s book:

Quote:“Seems even more creepy on a second reading

graphic sex scenes between 13 and 14 year olds and adults.” 

After reading such horrifying book reviews, the question must surely be this…

Wherever did former Barnes resident Jilly Cooper  whose social circle includes Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, and senior Tories such as Michael Portillo – come across such “depraved”, “sinister” and “creepy” ideas for her “sickening” books?

Well. No doubt the author is simply dying to tell the IICSA everything that she knows about the Westminster/Buckingham Palace/VIP paedophile network that surrounded Elm Guest House…

Jilly Cooper and the Anglo-Irish Vice Ring at Elm Guest House

http://pdfsr.com/pdf/why-former-barnes-resident-jilly-cooper-can-t-stop-writing-about-child-abuse-and-paedophile-rings

Author Jilly Cooper and husband Leo Cooper attend the
wedding Of The Prince Of Wales & Camilla Parker Bowles
Jilly Cooper is a co-director with BRIGADIER ANDREW PARKER BOWLES (Camilla’s ex-husband) at
ANIMALS IN WAR MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
One of her co-directors is Harry Alan Kennard
Harry Alan Kennard is also a co-director with Sir John Chance Palmer and Roger Gale at
 THE SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF ANIMALS
and Jilly Cooper was a co-director with Irving Teitelbaum at  ABBY PRODUCTIONS LIMITED

Irving Teitlebaum is a co -director with Ken Loach – at KESTREL TWO LIMITED

Visitors to Starehe:

Ken Loach, Princess Anne, King Constantine of Greece and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Indira Ghandi, Senator Robert Kennedy, Desmond Tutu, Muhammad Ali, Pele, Vera Lynn, Cliff Richard and Valerie Singleton

The film moves to Kenya, which became independent in 1963, and the charity’s Starehe School for street boys in Nairobi.
Roger Martin of Christ’s Hospital School and Starehe was just found guilty of abuse
July 4, 2019

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@ciabaudo

Jilly is also pals with Cliff Richard friend Paul O’Grady, a man who worked at a West Kirby children’s home and appeared at Tucker’s infamous Laughing Duck in Edinburgh.

 

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Paul O'Grady: Profile

 

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Truthseeker‏@thewakeupcall09

Haroon & Carole Kasir and William Everett List of Charges

HRH Crafty Muvva🎆 @craftymuvva

William Everett came from Bayswater. Did he know Colin Peters?

Who was William Everett, 38, the long term guest who was bailed and living in Bayswater and sent for trial at Knightsbridge Crown Court?

William Everett was charged with having obscene publications and bailed to appear separately. Did he? What type of pornography was it?

It would be worth asking Richmond council who took 27 Rocks Lane off the Kasir’s hands some time after the raid in 1982, because that’s when the rot really sets in…

https://scepticpeg.wordpress.com/2016/01/29/elm-guest-house/

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Colin Peters, at the heart of a paedophile ring.

Laing and Colin Peters were arrested as junior members of HM Diplomatic Service in Naples in 1967, aged 23 and 24.

LazerLight ‏ @Lazer_Light23

Interestingly, the third author of the book, Christopher Tadgell, is married to Lady Juliet, mother of Helena Beatrix Wentworth Fitzwilliam de Chair, wife of Jacob Rees-Mogg.

Truthseeker‏ @thewakeupcall

Convicted paedophile Colin Peters, Holbein Place, London, England, was on the EGH list

Colin Peters connected to Alessandro Moncini aka Sandro Moncini and member of the P2 Masonic Lodge.

Records Closed For 87 years Arrest of Alastair Laing and Colin Peters, members of HM Diplomatic Service, in Naples

Colin Peters & Alastair Laing NA file will be available to the Goddard Inquiry if requested

Laing retired in 2013 as Curator of Pictures at National Trust for 27 years. He studied History at Oxford under ANTHONY BLUNT!

Colin Peters, caught in Bay of Naples ferrying lads to British elite paedophiles on the islands.



Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Despite being caught ferrying kids to abusers in the Bay of Naples, Colin Peters went on to become a barrister at the Foreign Office.

Peters went on to become a FO barrister and was arrested under Operation Hedgerow as key player in a huge organised child abuse ring.

Peters could have been kicked out of FO after Naples. Instead he was protected and allowed to continue abusing for 25 years.

John Whittingdale MP (half-brother of PIE treasurer Charles Napier) with David Lidington MP

David Lidington, MoS at Foreign Office, promised that the FO would release the files immediately to Police and Did they?

Jennie Lee, wife of Aneurin Bevan, negotiated bail for him and Alistair Laing. The case was closed for decades.

Was his high-level work for the Foreign Office to ensure he kept schtum about who he was supplying boys to on Ischia?

So why was Colin Peters protected for so long, allowing him to continue abusing kids? Who were they really protecting?

What is new is the location concerning these two people as this was not revealed to me when I made FOI request to Northampton Crown Court PREVIOUSLY but was mentioned during a telephone call today by a source who I will not name yet

https://webbrain.com/brainpage/brain/0FE31538-2121-8495-33A5-86073BE95DE1/thought/2782

Paedophile ring leader, Colin Peters, linked to Barnes scandal

Convicted barrister in child-sex chain alleged to have abused boys at London guesthouse

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo
The Harwoman, the Furedis and Colin Peters all linked to Grunwick!

Harman married Jack Dromey in 1982 in Brent, London, after meeting him on the picket line of the Grunwick dispute in 1977;

Among the cases Colin Peters has conducted in the VAT tribunal have been:

  • Grunwick Processing Laboratories Ltd – a decision on the burden of proof and on the time limits for assessments

http://vatattack.co.uk/colin.htm



Ann Furedi

In the early 1980s, Ann Furedi worked for the PIE-linked
National Council for Civil Liberties as its Gay Rights Officer, using the name of Ann Marie Bradley.[2]
The two organisations (PIE and NCCL)were affiliated for eight years from 1975 to 1983
Patricia Hewitt was the NCCL general secretary at the time Ann Furedi worked for the NCCL.
Patricia Hewitt served as general secretary of the National Council for Civil Liberties from 1974 to 1983
Hewitt said that, as general secretary of the National Council for Civil Liberties in the 1970s, she took responsibility for the mistakes that were made and apologised for having “got it wrong” on the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE). The two organisations were affiliated for eight years from 1975 to 1983.

Explosive new evidence links Patricia Hewitt to paedophile group’s calls for age of consent to be lowered to just 10 and that incest should not be a crime

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2569570/Patricia-Hewitt-breaks-silence-groups-links-National-Council-Civil-Liberties-boss.html

 
2. Mark Lilly, The National Council for Civil Liberties, the First Fifty Years, Macmillan, 1984, p. 140.
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17 Jan 1983
NCCL Gay Rights officers
Nettie Pollard (voluntary)
Barry Prothero
Ann Furedi (nee Ann Marie Bradley)
Barry Prothero’s successful February 1980 application for the paid role of NCCL Gay Rights Officer (replacing Nettie Pollard, PIE Member No. 70 who’d been voluntary since the lapse of the Penthouse grant) he was attending the IGA Conference as a representative of NCCL and the London Gay Activists Alliance. He and Tim ‘Paedophile Love & Kisses’ Brown shared a house together at Davenant Road, where Fallen Angels listed its HQ as on the delegates address list.
Conspiracy Against Public Morals committee (PIE’s legal defence publicists)
CAPM attendees included NCCL’s former and future Gay Rights Officers, Nettie (PIE Member No 70) Pollard and Barry Prothero, PIE Chairman and defendant Tom O’Carroll, Fallen Angels Tim Brown and Sandy Marks (future Islington councillor and Chair of Social Services Committee) and Adrian Fulford (now Lord Justice Adrian Fulford — Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales).
Ann Furediis the chief executive of BPAS, the UK‘s largest independent abortion provider.

BPAS trustee, Barbara Hewson

The moral lynching of Barbara Hewson by Frank Furedi

Moral Crusades in an Age of Mistrust: the Jimmy Savile Scandal by Frank Furedi – review

A book about the Savile scandal shows no interest in the victims

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/mar/13/moral-crusades-frank-furedi-review

By George Monbiot. Published in the Guardian 9th December 2003

One of strangest aspects of modern politics is the dominance of former left-wingers who have swung to the right. The “neo-cons” pretty well run the White House and the Pentagon, the Labour party and key departments of the British government. But there is a group which has travelled even further, from the most distant fringes of the left to the extremities of the pro-corporate libertarian right. While its politics have swung around 180 degrees, its tactics – entering organisations and taking them over – appear unchanged. Research published for the first time today suggests that the members of this group have colonised a crucial section of the British establishment.

The organisation began in the late 1970s as a Trotskyist splinter called the Revolutionary Communist party. It immediately set out to destroy competing oppositionist movements. When nurses and cleaners marched for better pay, it picketed their demonstrations.(1) It moved into the gay rights group Outrage and sought to shut it down.(2) It tried to disrupt the miners’ strike,(3) undermined the Anti-Nazi League (4) and nearly destroyed the radical Polytechnic of North London.(5) On at least two occasions RCP activists physically attacked members of opposing factions.(6)

In 1988, it set up a magazine called Living Marxism, later LM. By this time, the organisation, led by the academic Frank Furedi, the journalist Mick Hume and the teacher Claire Fox, had moved overtly to the far right. LM described its mission as promoting a “confident individualism” without social constraint.(7) It campaigned against gun control,(8) against banning tobacco advertising (9) and child pornography,(10)and in favour of global warming,(11) human cloning and freedom for corporations. It defended the Tory MP Neil Hamilton (12) and the Bosnian Serb ethnic cleansers.(13) It provided a platform for writers from the corporate thinktanks the Institute for Economic Affairs (14) and the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise.(15) Frank Furedi started writing for the Centre for Policy Studies (founded by Keith Joseph and Margaret Thatcher)(16) and contacting the supermarket chains, offering, for £7,500, to educate their customers “about complex scientific issues”. (17)

In the late 1990s, the group began infiltrating the media, with remarkable success. For a while, it seemed to dominate scientific and environmental broadcasting on Channel 4 and the BBC. It used these platforms (Equinox, Against Nature, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, Counterblast, Zeitgeist) to argue that environmentalists were Nazi sympathisers who were preventing human beings from fulfilling their potential. In 2000, LM magazine was sued by ITN, after falsely claiming that the news organisation’s journalists had fabricated evidence of Serb atrocities against Bosnian Muslims. LM closed, and was resurrected as the web magazine Spiked and the thinktank the Institute of Ideas.

All this is already in the public domain. But now, thanks to the work of the researcher and activist Jonathan Matthews (published today on his database http://www.gmwatch.org), what seems to be a new front in this group’s campaign for atomisation has come to light. Its participants have taken on key roles in the formal infrastructure of public communication used by the science and medical establishment.

Let us begin with the Association for Sense About Science (SAS), the lobby group chaired by the Liberal Democrat peer Lord Taverne, and whose board contains such prominent scientists as Professor Sir Brian Heap, Professor Dame Bridget Ogilvie and Sir John Maddox.(18) In October it organised a letter to the Prime Minister by 114 scientists, complaining that the government had failed to make the case for genetic engineering.(19) In response, Tony Blair told the Commons that he had not ruled out the commercialisation of GM crops in Britain.(20)

The phone number for Sense About Science is shared by the “publishing house” Global Futures.(21) One of its two trustees is Phil Mullan,(22) a former RCP activist and LM contributor who is listed as the registrant of Spiked magazine’s website.(23) The only publication on the Global Futures site is a paper by Frank Furedi, the godfather of the cult. The assistant director of Sense About Science, Ellen Raphael, is the contact person for Global Futures.(24) The director of SAS, Tracey Brown, has written for both LM and Spiked and has published a book with the Institute of Ideas (25): all of them RCP spin-offs. Both Brown and Raphael studied under Frank Furedi at the University of Kent, before working for the PR firm Regester Larkin,(26) which defends companies such as the biotech giants Aventis CropScience, Bayer and Pfizer against consumer and environmental campaigners.(27) Brown’s address is shared by Adam Burgess, also a contributor to LM. LM’s health writer, Dr Michael Fitzpatrick, is a trustee of both Global Futures and Sense About Science.(28)

SAS has set up a working party on peer review, which is chaired and hosted by the Royal Society. One of its members is Tony Gilland,(29) who is science and society director at the Institute of Ideas, a contributor to both LM and Spiked and the joint author of the proposal Frank Furedi made to the supermarkets.(30) Another is Fiona Fox, the sister of Claire Fox, who runs the Institute of Ideas. Fiona Fox was a frequent contributor to LM. One of her articles generated outrage among human rights campaigners by denying that there had been a genocide in Rwanda.(31)

Fiona Fox is also the director of the Science Media Centre, the public relations body set up by Baroness Susan Greenfield of the Royal Institution. It is funded, among others, by the pharmaceutical companies Astra Zeneca, Dupont and Pfizer.(32) Fox has used the Science Media Centre to promote the views of industry and to launch fierce attacks against those who question them. She ran the campaign, for example, to rubbish last year’s BBC drama Fields of Gold.(33)

The list goes on and on. The policy officer of the Genetic Interest Group, which represents the interests of people with genetic disorders, is now John Gillott,(34) formerly science editor of LM and a regular contributor to Spiked. The director of the Progress Educational Trust, which campaigns for research on human embryos, is Juliet Tizzard, a contributor to LM, Spiked and the Institute of Ideas. Gillott and Tizzard also help to run Genepool, the online clinical genetics library.(35) The chief executive of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service is Ann Furedi, the wife of Frank Furedi and a regular contributor to LM and Spiked. Until last year she was communications director for the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. The coordinator of the Pro-Choice Forum, which publicises abortion issues, is Ellie Lee, a regular writer for LM and Spiked and now series editor for the Institute of Ideas.

Is all this a coincidence? I don’t think so. But it’s not easy to understand why it is happening. Are we looking at a group which wants power for its own sake, or one following a political design, of which this is an intermediate step? What I can say is that the scientific establishment, always politically naive, appears unwittingly to have permitted its interests to be represented to the public by the members of a bizarre and cultish political network. Far from rebuilding public trust in science and medicine, this group’s repugnant philosophy could finally destroy it.

https://www.monbiot.com/2003/12/09/invasion-of-the-entryists/



Haroon Kasir EGH


Channel 4 Doorstepping Haroon Kasir of Elm Guest House

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Would ‘Lady’ Brittan consider asking the Met what Eric Kasir, son of brothel owner Haroon, had to say about her oh so holy husband?

Did the questioning of Eric Kasir lead Paul Settle to believe that Leon Brittan, patron of Haroon Kasir’s EGH, was a paedophile?

It is possible this victim of Leon Brittan was the son of EGH owner Haroon Kasir. Any comments?

Was this US American citizen the son of Haroon Kasir and why did he change his mind?

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/421888/Former-Home-Secretary-Leon-Brittan-abused-a-boy-of-ten-at-parties

If it is, it’s hardly surprising he is afraid to give evidence if he knows his mum was bumped off!

 

Did Op Midland ask Haroon Kasir who these three MPs were?

 

Surely Haroon Kasir knows the names of the three MPs present at EGH when it was raided in the 80s.

 

 The only connection yet made between Savile and Elm has been in an Exaro report which claims Haroon (Harry Kasir- husband of Carol Kasir) was friendly with Savile who often dropped in for tea. The article also reported comments that Harry became strange and withdrawn after Savile’s death and that Harry is now seeking to raise money to fund a new life, in the US, where his son lives.

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:cRXb999Q7h8J:https://hat4uk.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/revealed-in-full-connections-from-the-rocks-lane-of-yesteryear-to-the-coalition-cabinet-today/+&cd=11&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/elm-guest-house-boy-brothel-1713966

ZED  @ZedTrafficker

The last I heard he wanted to go usa… Before that he was a driver for disabled children….. Talk about no safegaurding eh

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Yes, owner of child sex brothel ferrying kids around!

P J‏ @Pamper48

2014 ‘Speaking from his top-floor flat in a smart town house in Richmond, Surrey,’

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/538889/Haroon-Kasir-denies-Elm-Guest-House-ran-gay-orgies

ELM GUEST HOUSE

October 18, 2017

Carole Kasir Inquest – 1990

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Here are a few articles reporting on the inquest in to the death of Carole Kasir – the former owner of Elm Guest House.  Allegations against MPs and other VIPs were mentioned during the inquest.

There were rumours that her death wasn’t accidental and Carole herself had claimed to have been followed by (what she suspected to be) MI5 in the lead up to her death.  However, Dr John Burton concluded that the cause of her death was suicide.  I will cover that in more detail here in due course, but in the meantime I have collated/published them for ease of reference.


NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

(Many are from Spotlightonabuse blog)

Surrey Comet: 10 August 1990:

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10 August 1990: The Slough Observer

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10 August 1990: The Sport

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12 August 1990: Sunday Mirror

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17 August 1990: Richmond & Twickenham Times

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23 August 1990: The Sport

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31 August 1990: Richmond & Twickenham Times

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FURTHER ARTICLES

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

 

The Guardian 23 Sept 1982

Cadbury

In 1972, an alleged victim disclosed to her GP that she had been abused by Jocelyn Cadbury. She called him a ‘sadistic paedophile’. A very well known journalist was told about this allegation.

Another credible journalist claimed that Cadbury killed himself (on 31 July 1982), just two days after being questioned by police in relation to Elm Guest House.

The Police and journalists at the time will know whether this is true or not. Op Fernbridge has the Police files on Cadbury. Hopefully they have shared with

Why was there no mention of Cadbury being interviewed at his suicide inquest just a few days later?

Cadbury was very close to Parris. Parris was a close buddy of Proctor. Why aren’t today’s media investigating these lines of inquiry? I’m sure their colleagues from the 80’s could help them!

Tellingly, Cadbury was PPS to Norman Lamont, who criticised the Police for wasting money on historical abuse cases.

Like Lamont, Matthew Parris, close friend of Jocelyn Cadbury, is 1 of those talking down any VIP involvement in CSA

https://youtu.be/pinUiIwnmw8

 

Was Jocelyn Cadbury was one of those MPs. He committed suicide less than 1 month after the EGH raid.

Jocelyn Cadbury, PPS to Lamont who recently chastised police for spending time on CSA and was close Brittan friend.

http://aanirfan.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/mysterious-cadbury-death.html

What does Norman Lamont know about the suicide of Jocelyn Cadbury MP, his former PPS, less than a month after Elm Guest House was raided?

Is there any link between the suicide of Jocelyn Cadbury and the raid on Elm Guest House which were less than 1 month apart?

Matthew Parris – friend and defender of Harvey Proctor – Proctor’s name also appears on the Elm House Guest list

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/former-tory-mp-harvey-proctor-i-was-about-to-kill-myself-but-an-act-of-kindness-saved-my-life-10230173.html

@jamesrusbrisdger

‘A consortium led by a member of the Cadbury dynasty has made a bid for DolphinSquare.

Beneficiaries will be Hague &  AlanBeith

In 72 a woman said she’d been abused by Jocelyn Cadbury

Jocelyn “killed himself 2 days after police quizzed him RE Elm GH”

GLOBAL REFUGEE‏ @UKFreeNews

Bow Group – Jocelyn cadbury

The Guardian 15 Sept 1982

19-yr old said he had information on the “murder” of a Tory MP, the late Mr Jocelyn Cadbury, Italian banker Roberto Calvi, who was found hanged in London, the imminent murder of Tory MP Mr Peter Bottomley by the IRA and corruption in the Metropolitan Police.

The Guardian 05 Aug 1982

Hearson said Cadbury, rather than having shot himself, had been murdered along with another man

 



We shouldn’t allow the outrage over hands laid on knees distract from MPs who abused kids and a Home Sec who was a patron of Elm Guest house

http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2015/09/telegraph-attacks-elm-guest-house.html

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Lincoln Seligman

Jonathan Denby

Colin Peters

Peter Hayman

All involved with shipping trade. Wonder whether they knew each other. Just asking


Kesgrave Hall School

Kesgrave Hall school

Kesgrave School of Kent and Elm Guest House and paedophile ring
Kesgrave School of Kent is near Ipswich
 
Kesgrave School of Kent is mentioned in the Mary Moss docs

Kesgrave Hall school: police files on alleged sexual abuse were ‘destroyed’

Police and Suffolk county council have said they no long have files on a joint investigation into allegations of child abuse at a boarding school for troubled boys. This is from the Guardian…

Alexander Hanff, a former pupil of Kesgrave Hall near Ipswich who has alleged he was sexually assaulted by staff at the school, said he was “deeply disappointed” that records of the 1992 investigation appear to have been destroyed. Hanff is one of 10 ex-pupils who told the Guardian they were victims or witnesses of a range of abuse at the school between 1980 and 1993.

At least 30 pupils were interviewed by police in 1992 as part of the Kesgrave Hall investigation. Four members of staff were suspended and received psychiatric help before being reinstated. The school was closed down in 1993, a year after the police inquiry, and no members of staff were prosecuted.

Suffolk police have been urged by Daniel Poulter, the Tory MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, to reopen the investigation after he said he was “extremely concerned” about the abuse claims.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said on Thursday he could not say whether the investigation would be reopened. The force said in a statement: “Suffolk Constabulary no longer holds the files in relation to crimes occurring of this nature at Kesgrave Hall School due to the age of the offence and that review, retention and disposal guidelines at the time scheduled for its disposal.”

The Guardian has been told that Vivian Davies, a former director of the private company that ran the school, destroyed the vast majority of records relating to Kesgrave Hall when he moved house before his death.

Suffolk Police’s Operation Garford, which was set-up specifically to investigate allegations of abuse at the former Kesgrave Hall boarding school

http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/69-year-old-charged-with-16-allegations-of-historic-child-sex-abuse-at-kesgrave-hall-school-and-beam-college-in-devon-1-4008575

Part 2, Letter from Vivian T. C. Davies, Association Chairman, Central Suffolk Conservative Association, to Enoch Powell, 5 August 1992.

https://books.google.com/books?id=Rb4aDAAAQBAJ&pg=PA559&lpg=PA559&dq=%22Vivian+t+c++davies%22&source=bl&ots=VE4zhKBvYT&sig=tDS8MyQwpzuNy22hIc6hspyy0Ng&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj6kJmprb3YAhUohlQKHYjGB0gQ6AEIKjAB#v=onepage&q=%22Vivian%20t%20c%20%20davies%22&f=false

Vivian T.C. Davies

Vivian T.C. Davies (who anonymously contributed ‘Maladjusted Children: From a Headmaster’)

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:EL5jRmrem80J:archives.li.man.ac.uk/ead/html/gb133cox-p2.shtml+&cd=4&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-b-1

Kesgrave/Stowmarket: Inquiries into historic child abuse allegations at three former schools

04 February 2013

The accusations, which relate to alleged physical and sexual assaults, are said to have occurred between the late 1970s and run through to the 1990s.

A solicitor representing ex-pupils of one of the schools – Oakwood School in Stowmarket – has said the number of claimants has reached three figures.

Andrew Grove, who is based in Cambridge, said: “We now have 100 complainants on the civil claim relating to Oakwood School.”

Last week detectives said they were re-opening the 1992 inquiry into alleged abuse at Kesgrave Hall independent school.

The investigation, codenamed Operation Garford, comes after former students’ calls for it to be re-opened were backed by Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter.

Responding to the new inquiry, Dr Poulter said: “I am pleased that Suffolk Police are conducting a full and thorough investigation into the alleged child abuse at Kesgrave Hall school, following my intervention.

“A number of people have written to me raising concerns about abuse when they or their family members were pupils at the school, and I would again urge anyone who has been the victim of abuse to come forward and immediately contact Suffolk police.”

Four people were suspended in 1992 during the Kesgrave Hall inquiry. No charges were ever brought. The school closed in 1993.

However, a woodwork teacher Alan Stancliffe, was convicted and jailed in 1999 and again in 2007 for indecent assaults on three ex-pupils.

Two other police inquiries involving the former St George’s School in Great Finborough, near Stowmarket, and Oakwood School are also continuing.

Operation Racecourse (St George’s) has been running since the late 2000s. It has led to the independent school’s ex-headmaster Derek Slade being jailed for 21 years in 2010 for sexual and physical abuse against pupils between the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Alan Brigden (aka Morton), 67, who taught maths at St George’s, was jailed for five years last year for sexual abuse after being extradited back from Holland despite two suicide attempts.

A third man, music teacher Alan Williams, 59, who lived in Stowmarket, took his own life after being arrested on suspicion of abuse.

A 59-year-old man who taught at St George’s is currently on police bail after being arrested on suspicion of sexual abuse.

Operation Oxenton (Oakwood School) is a criminal inquiry involving 95 complainants from the civil case.

There have already been convictions linked to Oakwood School dating back to the late 1980s.

Teacher Keith Hatton was jailed for four years in 1987 for nine sex assaults, while a part-time assistant John Wills, 45, of Stowmarket – who was a teacher in other schools and a foster carer – was jailed for eight months in 1995 for sexually abusing a child.

A Stowmarket clergyman with connections to the school, took his own life in 2003 after being arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

Oakwood School shut in 2000.

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/kesgrave-stowmarket-inquiries-into-historic-child-abuse-allegations-at-three-former-schools-1-1857903

Kesgrave Hall school sex abuse: Victim slept with ‘one eye open’

13 May 2016

John McKno, 70, of Alby in Norfolk, admitted nine acts of sexual indecency committed against five pupils at three different schools in the 1970s and 1980s and he has been jailed for 14 years.

One of the schools was Kesgrave Hall near Ipswich, described at the time as a school for children with behaviour problems, but who had above-average intelligence.

Children were sent there from across the country by their local education authorities and it had about 40 pupils and 12 staff at any one time.

Lee Woolcott-Ellis, now 51 and living in Kent, was a pupil at the school from 1975 to 1980 and helped police with their investigation, which eventually traced two Kesgrave victims of McKno.

“I’ve said in court it was a paedophile ring – they all knew each other, took part in indecent assaults and followed the same modus operandi,” he said.

McKno worked at Kesgrave between 1986 and 1987 but his history of offending took in two of his previous schools – Beam College in Devon (where he taught from 1978 to 1979) and St Michael’s College in Worcestershire (where he taught between 1979 and 1985).

In 1999, another former Kesgrave teacher was convicted of child sex offences.

Alan Stancliffe was jailed for two years for indecent assaults on three boys between 1977 and 1981, one of whom was Mr Woolcott-Ellis.

Suffolk Police closed its original investigation into further suspected sexual abuse at Kesgrave in 1992, but the inquiry was reopened in 2012.

Three other former Kesgrave staff, who were part of the new inquiry, died in 2014:

  • Kenneth Wheatley, 62 and also known as Kenneth Scott, was arrested on suspicion of sex offences and found dead on a railway line near his home in Barnsley
  • David Brockman, 59, who lived in Huntingdon, was questioned by police on suspicion of sex offences and died of natural causes
  • Michael Lafford, 67, who was questioned about physical abuse rather than sexual offences, took an overdose and died at his home in Bicester, Oxfordshire

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-suffolk-34504196

A RETIRED teacher committed suicide after a police paedophile investigation unit turned up at his Bicester house with a search warrant, an inquest found.

Michael Lafford, 67, took an overdose of medication when Thames Valley Police’s Paedophile Online Investigation Team  (POLIT) attempted to search his house in November last year.

DS Paula Morgan, in charge of the unit, said they were working with intelligence that the former Ofsted inspector possessed indecent images of children.

An inquest heard that as officers knocked on his front door and identified themselves, other officers at the rear of the property saw Mr Lafford swallowing pills.

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/13324030.Retired_teacher_killed_himself_after_paedophile_investigation_police_arrived_to_search_his_home/

Kesgrave Hall School (1976 – 1993)

Kesgrave Hall School was a private boys’ boarding school in Kesgrave, England,[2] catering for pupils with high academic potential who were unable to flourish in mainstream schools.[1]

Incidents

Alan Stancliffe was convicted, in 1982, in 1999, and again in 2007, of indecently assaulting five boys at Kesgrave Hall School where he had been a teacher from 1978 to 1980.[1][2][3]

In December 2012, former pupils of the school came forward to describe the abuse they had suffered there during the 1980s, and their call for a new investigation was taken up and successful.[4][5][6] In May 2014, after being questioned over allegations of sexual abuse, Kenneth Wheatley (Scott), a former care worker at the school and a convicted child sex offender, was found dead.[7][8] In September 2014, Alan Stancliffe died while on bail facing a fourth set of child sex allegations.[9]

In November 2014, former language teacher, house-parent and Ofsted inspector Michael Lafford killed himself by swallowing pills when police investigating online child pornography visited his house.[10][11]

In March 2016, former care staff member John McKno admitted the sexual abuse of five boys, all under 16 and one under 14, at Kesgrave Hall, Beam College in Great Torrington, Devon, and St Michael’s College in Tenbury Wells, Worcs.[12] He worked at Kesgrave Hall in the mid-1980s. On 13 May 2016, he was jailed for 14 years at Ipswich Crown Court.[13]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kesgrave_Hall_School

Sex shame of ex-teacher

26 November 2007

A former teacher convicted of sexually assaulting schoolboys hid his criminal past to find work at a Leeds college. Alan Stancliffe, 58, worked at Trinity and All Saints in Horsforth for five years, helping to arrange work experience for students. He had committed a string of sex offences against boys he taught at a private boarding school almost 30 years ago. His past came to light when he faced trial this month for sexually abusing another pupil at the same school. “Leeds Trinity were not aware of any convictions when he was appointed or during the time he was in employment here,” said director of marketing and communications, Kim Somerville. “His work did not require or involve unsupervised contact with children or vulnerable adults, therefore a Criminal Records Bureau check was not required.” Stancliffe, of Pontefract, worked at the college from December 2002 to May this year. He suddenly resigned, citing personal reasons. His work involved managing a programme to provide work links for undergraduates at the higher education college, which has about 2,500 students. During his four-day trial at Ipswich Crown Court this month it emerged that he had been convicted, in 1982 and again in 1999, of indecently assaulting four boys at Kesgrave Hall School, a boarding school for disruptive boys near Ipswich, where he had been a woodwork and technical drawing teacher from 1978 to 1980.

https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/sex-shame-of-ex-teacher-1-2122536

This systemic abuse was prevalent in the institutions I was forced to attend from the age of 6 to 16 years of age. Heanton School, North Devon and Kesgrave Hall School, Suffolk were residential, private organisations I attended as a boarder. These schools were owned and run by the same group of directors. Spending 5 years at each school during the 1970’s was to have a far reaching impact on my adult life and affect every facet of my social and professional interactions.

https://leewe15.wordpress.com/tag/kesgrave-hall-school/

The police investigation was prompted by a former Kesgrave Hall care worker who reported his concerns to social services. Kesgrave Hall school closed in 1993, less than a year after the police inquiry.

Eric Richardson, the school’s head at the time of the investigation, told the East Anglian Daily Times in 1992 that the four members of staff had received psychiatric help after they were suspended. Richardson told the paper that the suspended staff were not sadists, but conceded that their conduct was “probably heavy-handed to a point that it should not have been”.

Michael Smith, the headteacher from 1984 to 1992, declined to comment explicitly when asked about the abuse claims.

Nigel Kennard, who was a director of Kesgrave Hall School Ltd, the now-defunct private company that ran the school, refused to comment.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2012/dec/14/former-pupils-abuse-claims-suffolk-school

Michael Geoffrey Smith

…it had directors (Davies and Kennard were the only names I remember hearing).

https://disqus.com/home/discussion/ijb/kesgrave_hall_what_do_i_hope_to_achieve/

The Guardian has been told that Vivian Davies, a former director of the private company that ran the school, destroyed the vast majority of records relating to Kesgrave Hall when he moved house before his death.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2012/dec/14/former-pupils-abuse-claims-suffolk-school

 

https://companycheck.co.uk/company/01259517/KESGRAVE-HALL-SCHOOL-LIMITED/companies-house-data

MR VIVIAN THOMAS CHARLES DAVIES

https://companycheck.co.uk/director/900331673/MR-VIVIAN-THOMAS-CHARLES-DAVIES/companies

MR NIGEL ROBERT KENNARD

MRS DOREEN ANN BRUNNING

…teachers found that boys from that school were ill-served by their secondary schools. The school’s prospectus, which was still in use in the late 1980s, decried the use of children as “educational guinea-pigs” and assured that the school preferred to rely on “tried-and-tested old-fashioned methods”.

S. SHEPHERD, DFC, CDEG, DIP PH D

The school had four headmasters: Derek Sheppard from its foundation until July 1984, Michael Smith from then until Easter 1992, Eric Richardson, a long-standing teacher and hitherto deputy headmaster, from then until Easter 1993, and John Williams, another long-standing teacher, from then until the school closed in 1993.

Houses Churchill, Mountbatten, Montgomery

UNITY HOUSE SOLUTIONS LTD

Company number 04898780

Registered office address
The Ryes School Ryes Lane, Little Henny, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 7EA

KESGRAVE HALL SCHOOL LIMITED

15 SEP 2003 – 16 MAY 2007

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/04898780

2003 THOMAS TORSEN FRIEDAG, COMPANY SECRETARY MILES EVERIT

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Miles Everitt CARTER

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/6GI1pfGgjJzVRQTcIB_tUpoNSIs/appointments

Thomas Torsten FRIEDAG

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/OG4qTCWXwJ8RoTlDPwGPIEslc98/appointments

 

Suffolk: ‘I was abused by paedophiles around the country while I was a child in care’, man alleges

06 May 2014

Murmurings of a paedophile network operating in Suffolk from the 1970s to the 1990s have grown louder over the last five years.

Earlier this month two men – a 62-year-old care worker and 65-year-old teacher at the former Kesgrave Hall school – were arrested on suspicion of child sex offences between the 1970s and 1990s.

As a result the 62-year-old man from Barnsley, was also arrested as part of the National Crime Agency’s inquiry into abuse at care homes in north Wales.

…one man has now alleged he was abused around the country as a child while in the Suffolk care system. He also said he was assaulted in the county by Peter Righton, one of the founders of the now notorious Paedophile Information Exchange.

Towards the end of his life Righton lived in a property near Eye. Henniker’s Thornham Magna

Lord Henniker at Thornham 1985

 

Michael – not his real name – also said he was trafficked around the country by his male foster carer to be molested by strangers.

These ‘trips’ included being taken to north Wales where the large-scale inquiry is currently going on into mass child abuse in care homes, as well as being driven down to London.

Michael has been in contact with officers from the National Crime Agency’s Operation Pallial, who are investigating the abuse allegations in Wales. He has also contacted the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Fernbridge which is investigating various allegations relating to London.

The man who Michael was placed with was in a position of trust professionally and had links to other abuse inquiries and voluntary organisations.

The foster carer was jailed by Ipswich Crown Court for sexually molesting a boy in his care and was subsequently ordered to pay compensation to Michael for abusing him.

Michael is adamant there was a paedophile ring operating in Suffolk with national links to people in positions of power.

Michael said between his foster carer and an intermediary it was arranged he would be taken to see Peter Righton.

The disgraced child care guru has since been unmasked as a paedophile who had access to all echelons of society.

A founding member of the Paedophile Information Exchange he was staying in Suffolk.

Righton’s name has been connected to some of the national abuse scandals currently being investigated.

Michael said he and others were taken to where he was staying near Eye and was abused on around a dozen occasions by Righton.

 

http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/suffolk-i-was-abused-by-paedophiles-around-the-country-while-i-was-a-child-in-care-man-alleges-1-3586716

 

“whoever investigating THORNHAM MAGNA should check for links to home in Stonham.”

I was known and respected by Suffolk Council as a foster carer and advocate for teens and all was good until this ADMIRALTY Father had a freak out and also I started making enquiries and complaints about FOUR ELMS

all of a sudden persona non grata and they were relieved I left the country?

FOUR ELMS

“In November 2012, the BBC reported that Lawrence McLean, who stayed at Four Elms as a child, was seeking compensation from Suffolk Council for the years of abuse he suffered.

He said at weekends children at the home were lined up and taken into a van where they were sexually assaulted.

He said if any children refused, they were given whisky to get them drunk.

Mr McLean said he was also forced to perform acts in the bed of Victor Copperman, who was once an officer in charge at the home.

An internal Suffolk County Council report in 2010 found that Mr McLean had been “controlled by staff at Four Elms, scary games had been played… and he had been taken into the officer in charge’s bed”. The report concluded: “There is a substantial body of recording of the view by professionals that Lawrence McLean had been psychologically and sexually abused during the period of his residence at Four Elms.” The report recommended that Mr Mclean deserved an apology from the council and be paid £6,500 compensation.

Suffolk County Council refused to apologise and offered him £200 and six counselling sessions.”

Stonham Parva is just a few miles from the village of Eye in Suffolk, where Lord Henniker’s estate is located. This is where childcare expert and network paedophile Peter Righton and his partner were invited to stay after Righton’s conviction for importing child pornography. Islington Council sent children to Henniker’s estate for years under a scheme called the Islington Suffolk Project. Source: Country house hideaway of disgraced care chief”

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:PK1Oyks_-KIJ:angelascaches.org/a-hunch-about-four-elms/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-b-1

Police said they were also investigating allegations of a child sex ring link with the Four Elms home

In 1987 two people were shot and killed at the Four Elms children’s home in Stonham Parva, Suffolk. They were Vic Copperman, the owner of Four Elms, and his girlfriend, Thea Trevelyan.

Deidre Washington was convicted for their murders, although the judge gave her just 18 months in jail after hearing that she killed the couple because her teenage daughter, who had special needs, had been sexually abused at the home.

https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/07/19/four-elms-childrens-home-suffolk/

Joanna Washington’s nightmare began when she was 12. She had developed behavioural problems and learning difficulties at the age of eight, becoming involved in fights, and spent four years moving from home to home until she arrived at Four Elms, where Copperman was principal. There she was plied with whiskey and subjected to vile orgies of drunken debauchery.

At weekends Joanna became the victim of other paedophiles who visited the converted Georgian farmhouse in the Suffolk countryside.

Pornographic videos were taken of the children, and black magic rituals and vicious beatings occurred regularly. Eventually Jo blurted out her story while on holiday with her grandmother. She took Jo to be examined by a doctor, who confirmed that sexual abuse had taken place.

Later Jo gave Suffolk police a 60-page statement of her experiences at Four Elms, and when Dee’s solicitor visited her in Holloway she was told that police had a file eight inches thick of statements taken from former pupils at the home, supporting Jo’s allegations.

https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/i-can-put-my-hand-on-my-heart-and-say-im-not-sorry-i-shot-those-perverts-12-04-98/

https://spotlightonabuse.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/exp281187.jpg

May 21 1989

ex-merchant seaman Victor Copperman

Walker Foundation School Suffolk

https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/camden-council-and-stockgrove-park-school-abuse/

Home owners face action over death

Legal proceedings have been taken against the owners of a
private children’s home in Suffolk, after a teenage resident died
in an accident in the home’s grounds.

Damien Thompson, 13, died after a motorbike he was riding in the
grounds of Four Elms home in Stonham Parva crashed into a tree.

Andy White, director of environmental health for Mid Suffolk
district Council, which carried out a four-month inquiry into the
accident, said: ‘We believe there was a fault and have decided
there is justifiable legal action to be taken.’

Action will be taken against Parkside Care, the home’s owners,
under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Parkside Care
director Steve Hughes could not comment because of legal
restrictions.

http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2000/03/22/home-owners-face-action-over-death/


 

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Elm Guest House List

Name at the top of the list – Leon Brittan MP

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Thatcher knew that Brittan could have spilled the beans re. Westland and caused her resignation. So why didn’t he? Did they have dirt on him

Trade and Industry Secretary Leon Brittan and John Whittingdale arrives at Kings Cross Station, the day after his resignation from the governement following the Westland affair. 25th January 1986.

John Whittingdale, Brittan’s special adviser from 1985-1986

John Whittingdale was adviser to the secretary of state for trade and industry, Leon Brittan, during the Westland affair

In 1988 Thatcher made him her political secretary; after she resigned, he was awarded the OBE and carried on working for her, until he won the Colchester South and Maldon constituency in Essex in 1992.

https://books.google.com/books?id=JkiGDAAAQBAJ&pg=PA88&dq=%22whittingdale%22+%2B+%22brittan%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwibirPjscPYAhUGr1QKHVcZAhwQ6AEIMjAC#v=onepage&q=%22whittingdale%22%20%2B%20%22brittan%22&f=false

...documents implicating powerful people had been discovered and not acted upon. One was a letter sent by Charles Napier, another convicted paedophile, and half-brother to John Whittingdale….

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HRH Crafty Muvva  @craftymuvva

1994: Napier, according to his brother, Whittingdale, is “…someone I do not wish to talk about.”

 

 

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

I stumbled across this tweet referring to John Whittingdale having used the alias John Napier ‘in those days’.

Now that is interesting because I was told some time ago that there was a consensus of opinion among police investigators that a John Napier who appeared as #114 on a PIE (Paedophile Information Exchange) membership list was in fact John Whittingdale.

His name appeared ‘namely’ right next to that of his half-brother Charles Napier who affectionately referred to Whippo in correspondence as ‘Little Johnny’, a man who he would entrust stuff to for safekeeping. Charles, a prolific abuser, was a very close friend of Peter Righton.

Shortly after first tweeting about #114 John Napier, this newspaper article suddenly appeared, suggesting John Napier was someone else, a brothel owner who would have been around 70 when PIE was set up. But, as they say, decide for yourselves!

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/paedophile-register-of-controversial-group-ignored-by-police-allowing-several-members-to-commit-a6941526.html

Paedophile Keith Harding at his GCHQ Freemason lodge

Freemason Keith Harding played vital role in Britain’s biggest child sex ring

He met regularly with MPs Leon Brittan and Cyril Smith at his world-renowned workshop.

One of his staff, who worked for him between 1980 and 1987, said: “Leon Brittan and Cyril Smith were both regular visitors to the shop. Usually they would come in via the side door, other times they would ring the bell at the front entrance and come in.“They’d straight away ask for Keith who would be coming down the stairs.“Then they would then either go up to his office for a private meeting or they’d go out for several hours.”The former worker added: “The shop had many high profile customers, including the Royals, because we were one of the few antique dealers in the world that specialised in restoring clocks, music boxes and automatons.“It’s only now, with what I know about Brittan and Smith, and of course Keith, that has made me wonder what they were doing. Jeremy Thorpe too was an occasional visitor.”https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/576187/Keith-Harding-MPs-Leon-Brittan-Cyril-Smith-Jeremy-Thorpehttps://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/579523/Paedophile-Mason-lodge-GCHQ
Image result for Harding wearing a Masonic apron, collar and medals
Spies displaced from London and Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire, where the German wartime Enigma code was cracked, set up the Mercurius Lodge in 1957.It meets at the Grade IIlisted Cheltenham Masonic Hall, purpose-built in 1823.Harding ran the Mechanical Music Museum 10 miles away in Northleach after moving from London in 1987.In 2013, he organised a trip to the museum for Freemasons and their families.A photograph shows Harding wearing a Masonic apron, collar and medals during a ceremony a couple of years ago.The Mercurius Lodge  declined to comment.https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/579523/Paedophile-Mason-lodge-GCHQ
Henniker link?Does Keith Harding link to Henniker through Framlingham College? There is also even a lodge called Henniker Chapter in Framlingham Town. Is Harding connected to Lodge of Fidelity and their offshoot, Henniker Chapter?Old Framlinghamians 6646, Framlingham, Suffolk.The daughter lodge to Fidelity Lodge No:555 the Framlingham Town Lodge
www.ofl6646.org.uk/Henniker Chapter Chapter Number 555www.suffolkpgc.co.uk/chapters-in-suffolk-royal-arch/item/henniker-chapterwww.oldframlinghamian.com/staticpages/index.php?page=theschool

Keith Harding was a member of PIE and Whittingdale’s half-brother Charles Napier was treasure of PIE.After been found guilty of abuse as early as 1972, Napier was placed on List 99 with the Department of Education and so should not have been allowed to teach again However Peter Righton, an equally devious and prolific abuser, intervened As Director of Education at the National Institute for Social Work, Righton had become a prestigious and respected social work professional.
( The National Institute for Social Work – NISW – was a provider of services aimed at achieving excellence in practice and management in social work and social care in the UK and past employees include Sir Peter Barclay – Author with Righton of the Barclay Report – Sir Williiam Utting – Author of the Utting Report – Daphne Statham – Director – Dame Denise Platt – Chair of the Commission for Social Care Inspection – Barbara Hearn OBE Panel member on Independent Inquiry 2014 )Righton on headed NISW paper wrote to the Department of Education claiming he was a counsellor of convicted paedophiles ( in reality they were his close knit PIE friends ) and that he had counselled Napier to the point he was no longer a risk to children and could return to teaching.
He added in his letter to the D of Ed that to be doubly certain he ( Righton ) had sought a second opinion from a well known child psychiatrist who concurred with his expert opinion
The psychiatrist in question was Dr.Morris Fraser, another convicted paedophile and PIE member who wrote a supporting report on Great Ormond St headed note paperThis allowed Napier to embark on a new teaching career abroad employed by the British Council, founded by the UK Government in 1934
He was able ( by his own admission in a number of letters to Righton over many years ) to abuse countless number of boys in Sweden and Egypt over many years in the late 70’s through the 80’s until 1992 when the arrest of Righton and the discovery of these letters led to his ( Napier’s) immediate dismissalNapier and Righton ” shared ” a large number of victims, and offences,including rape, during the 80’s but never faced charges on any of the most serious cases of abuseMany questions remain unanswered including who were Napier’s referees for his employment with the British CouncilWhy was Righton allowed to reach the very top of the social work profession ( with posts at NISW and the National Children’s Bureau as stepping stones to positions as a Home Office/ Government “expert” on major reports ) despite being caught red handed abusing boys on a large scale in the 1950’s and writing quite openly in NISW and NCB journals, articles etc from 1971 onwards about his views that adult and child sexual relationships were not necessarily harmfulhttps://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/page/10/

Tom Young‏ @FULLY_BADASS

Dr Richard Barker‏@swrb1

Peter Righton has since died. His partner, Richard Alston, who lived with him at Thornham Magna, has since been convicted and imprisoned for sexual offences against children.

This Year 35 years ago in 1983 Islington BC gave a grant of £3,233 to the Islington Suffolk Project which a decade later in 1993 gave haven to Peter Righton after his conviction

Why did Peter Righton hide out in Thornham Magna @ Islington Suffolk Project?

Cassandra Cogno‏ @CassandraCogno

If Lord Henniker was such a philanthropist why was he taking money off  islingtonBC for Islington Suffolk Project? Also as @ian_pace noted Richard Alston thanks Islington resident & PIE lobbyist Micky Burbidge in the foreword of Sir Colin Davis bio

Colin Davis - For The Record

Intriguing deal, Rifkind’s cousin Leon Brittan + Westland heir also on Elm Guest House list~

The Rifkind and Brittan cousins were both involved with both Westland and Unilever.


Lady Diana Brittan was Chair of the Runnymede Trust 1998-99. Diana is the widow of Leon Brittan, former Home Secretary and the man who was investigated by Operation Midland for sex offences. It was reported earlier this year that Lady Diana had received approx £100k in compensation – which was accompanied by a confidentiality clause – from the Metropolitan Police for them daring to investigate Leon. Thatcher appointed Leon as Minister of State at the Home Office in 1979 under Willie Whitelaw and then in 1983 Leon became Home Secretary himself. Whilst Leon was Home Secretary organised child abuse was concealed, the dossier naming Westminster figures who were allegedly molesting children that was given to Leon by Geoffrey Dickens MP was ‘lost’, the police abused their powers repeatedly but action was never taken against them – there was a feeling that the police had become a private army of Thatcher’s Gov’t (see post ‘A Few Of The Relevant Politicians Re Mary Wynch’s Case’). Just about everything that was the responsibility of the Home Office was riddled with corruption under dear old Leon. Whilst Leon was Home Secretary the Home Office gave funding to PIE. Leon left the Cabinet as a result of the scrap over Westland and it has been alleged that he was the fall guy to prevent it being exposed that Thatcher had lied – Leon was given a job as a European Commissioner as compensation. Leon has been named repeatedly as a child abuser himself which is partly what caused him to come to the attention of Operation Midland – that and the allegation from a woman that he had raped her many years ago.

In 2002 ‘The Independent’ ran a toadying article about Diana, identifying her as a ‘new-style Tory wife’, explaining that she was actually very similar to Tony Blair: ‘She’s just where Tony is, she doesn’t act as a result of a traditional, party political, ideological perspective, but from a moral perspective. She does something because its the right thing to do.’ We all know how moral Tony is and how he had a penchant for doing the right thing. He was after all a pretty straight kind of guy – which will be why he lied to Parliament, was mates with Berlusconi and now acts as an advisor to various dictators and kleptocrats.

The Indie was writing about Diana because she had had an upsetting experience. In her capacity as Chair of the National Lottery Community Fund Diana had OK’d grants to what ‘The Daily Mail’ had described as ‘bizarre and politically correct’ causes and ‘The Daily Mail’ had unleashed a ‘hate campaign’ against her. Paul Dacre had become vexed that Diana had given her blessing to grants to a gay choir and an organisation breeding Andean guinea pigs, but the last straw for Dacre was the funding of an organisation helping unsuccessful asylum seekers fighting deportation. The hate campaign was unleashed – the Mail urged readers to WRITE TO DIANA’S OFFICE. That is what poor old Diana was having to deal with, which is what prompted the Indie to describe her as a ‘brave woman with a moral sense of what is right’.

Diana the Brave and Moral has had her fingers in many pies. She sat as a magistrate on the City of London bench from 1984 – whilst she was married to the Home Secretary whilst the police did what they like including amending statements in order to fit people up – and was appointed a member of the EOC in 1989 and then its Deputy Chair, 1994-96. Diana became Deputy Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority in 1990 – whilst IVF clinics lied to their patients and generally fleeced them (see post ‘Every Sperm Is Sacred – Particularly In Scotland’). She was Chair of the Race in Europe Network, Chair of the European Union of Women, Chair of the OU Foundation and a member of the Lord Chancellor’s advisory committee on legal education and conduct. The Indie mentions that Diana is a ‘committee person’ because those are the people who get things done and that the world of committees like people with good networks. Perhaps such as people who are married to other people who concealed serious crime for years and then popped over to Brussels to help out. I expect that Diana has had Dominique Strauss-Kahn to dinner – a delightful man…and Christine Lagarde as well, Christine who Woman’s Hour really loved and put on their Power List. The Christine who was found guilty of ‘negligence’ by the French courts regarding that business of the 403 million euros ‘arbitration’ in favour of Bernard Tapie and would have gone to prison except that she was MD of the IMF and you’re not allowed to put them in prison.

Between 1977-89 Diana was the managing editor of a ‘technical press agency’ – I wonder what sort of sins were involved there. Being the brave moral woman that she is, she ‘advised’ Jonathan Aitken after he was found guilty of perjury and was facing prison.

Diana is involved with the Carnegie UK Trust.

Diana and Leon kept a home in London where they troughed with the rich n famous, but they also had a home in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, what with Leon being the MP for Richmond. The North Yorkshire which was the centre of a paedophile ring. William Hague succeeded Leon’s seat in Richmond, became Secretary of State for Wales despite all that boasting about being a Yorkshireman through and through and having shown bugger all interest in Wales. Upon his appointment he organised the cover-up into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal which was the Waterhouse Inquiry. When William was running for the Tory Party leadership he found himself in urgent need of a wife – the Tories were expressing great concern that he was ‘single’, which seemed a little inconsistent in so far as they had no problem with Sir Peter Morrison attending sex parties with under-aged boys from children’s homes in north Wales. Fortunately for William a suitable woman arrived as if to order – Ffion, who had been a senior civil servant in the Welsh Office whilst it concealed criminal conduct in the children’s services and mental health services in north Wales. Love blossomed, although Thatcher was disgusted that Ffion and William shared an hotel room before they were married. I have just purchased a copy of Thatch’s autobiography ‘The Downing Street Years’ – I’ve only read the foreword and introduction so far but I’ve noticed that Peter Morrison is one of those thanked by Thatch in the book. I’m looking forward to reading Thatch’s fond reminiscences re her old mate Jimmy Savile.

Following Diana’s brief stint at the Runnymede, Samir Shah was Chair of the Runnymede Trust until 2009. Samir is a media executive who certainly ticks all the boxes. He was a student at St Catherine’s College, Oxford in the 1970s as were Mandelson and others known to this blog (see post ‘A Study In Tyranny). In 1977 Samir worked for the Intelligence Unit at the Home Office whilst Merlyn Rees was Home Secretary busy concealing criminal activity in north Wales, so he’ll have found out a few interesting things and made a few contacts there (see post ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part III’). Then in 1979 he joined Mandy and the gang at LWT where he was a researcher and a producer on Eastern Eye, Credo, Weekend World and The London Programme. In 1987 Samir was appointed head of BBC’s TV current affairs and in 1994 he was appointed head of BBC’s Political Programmes, TV and Radio. In 1998 became Chief Exec of Juniper, an independent production company.

Shah was a Trustee for the Medical Foundation of the Victims of Torture, 2004-06 – who I seem to remember a few years ago were found to be harbouring a Top Doctor who had played a key role in the Rwandan Genocide. He was the former Chair of Screen West Midlands and was a non-executive Director of the BBC Board, 2007-10. Shah is on the Board of BAFTA, is or was Deputy Chair at the V&A Museum and in 2014 was appointed Chair of the Geffrye Museum. He is a visiting Prof at Nottingham University and sits on the advisory panel on Oxford University’s Humanities Division. Samir was also on the Advisory Group of the dear old Royal Television Society’s Cambridge Convention in 2015.

Samir Shah was followed as Chair of the Runnymede by Chris Jones who is at present still in post. Chris Jones is another broadcaster and media executive…

So those are the Chairs of the Runnymede Trust. What about the Directors? Well obviously Dipak Nandy was in place until 1973, but then he handed over the reigns to others. The Runnymede has had a few Directors with CV’s and networks as interesting as Dipak.

Usha Prashar was Director, 1977-84. Usha was born in Kenya but came to the UK – Yorkshire – with her family in the 1960s. She went to the independent Wakefield Girls School and then Leeds University, graduating in 1970. A post-graduate course in Social Administration at Glasgow University followed. Directing the Runnymede Trust certainly launched Usha into the action. She was a Fellow of the Policy Studies Institute – a think tank which later merged with Westminster University – between 1984-86 and was then appointed as Director of NCVO – the umbrella organisation for so many charitable organisations concealing serious wrongdoing. Usha was non-executive Chair of the Parole Board, 1997-2000. That was when the Parole Board appointed Colin Berry, David Mawson and Chris Hunter – three Top Doctors who concealed the abuses of psychiatry and the associated paedophile gang in north Wales – as members, as well as a number of other very questionable people.

Usha was appointed a Civil Service Commissioner in 1990 and was First Civil Service Commissioner, 2000-2005. She was a non-executive director of Channel 4, 1992-99 and a non-executive director of UNITE Group plc, 2001-04. UNITE Group plc is ‘the UK’s leading manager and developer of student accommodation’. So they’ll be the ones who built those extravagantly luxurious apartments which were ruthlessly marketed to students including those who couldn’t afford them and ended up in financial trouble. Never mind the quality of your courses, just look at the accommodation that you’ll live in if you come to study here… Usha became a Governor of De Montfort University in 1996 and was Chancellor, 2001-2006. In recent years after the arrival of a new Vice-Chancellor, DMU has became a much happier less dysfunctional place. Whilst Usha was on board however a lot of very odd things went on at DMU and a number of recent graduates ended up in scandals, including a social worker who was caught illegally smuggling a baby into the UK which she had purchased in Africa. The staff at the time kept flagging up that things were unravelling on the ground, but they were ignored.

Usha was also appointed a Trustee of the BBC World Service Trust in 2002 and a non-executive Director of ITV plc in 2005. She is or was President of the Royal Commonwealth Society and Deputy Chair of the British Council. She was Chair of the National Literacy Trust, 2001-05.

Usha served on the Hutton Inquiry into Iraq. The inquiry into the conduct of Usha’s friend Tony Blair who had given Baroness Usha her peerage in 1999.

Usha is a Trustee of Cumberland Lodge, ‘an educational charity initiating fresh debate on the burning questions facing society’. The website of Cumberland Lodge has no sign of anything educational or anything remotely fresh, although the slogan ‘creative thinking and inclusive dialogue’ is emblazoned across the site – but they do hold their meetings in a lovely castle and there’s plenty of photos of that. The castle in question is Windsor Castle. That’s so inclusive that I might drop into a meeting of Cumberland Lodge myself.

The intellectual powerhouse that is Usha is also a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation, which was established to ‘promote international understanding and relations, especially Anglo-American’. The Ditchley Foundation was founded in 1958 by Sir David Wills, a descendant of W.D. and H.O. Wills, the tobacco barons. It is based in Ditchley Park, another splendid building for Usha to do her thinking in, near Chipping Norton. So Rebekah Brooks and Cameron are just down the road then.

The Chair of the Ditchley Foundation is Lord George Robertson, Secretary of State for Defence under Blair, 1997-99 and then NATO General Secretary, 1999-2003. That went well then. The Chairman of the Ditchley Foundation between 2000-09 was Sir John Major, former PM, one time bedfellow of Edwina Currie and the protector of the paedophiles of north Wales via the vehicle of William Hague.

The Director of the Ditchley Foundation from 2010-16 was Sir John Holmes, a former diplomat who also held a senior role with the UN. Sir John was Principal Private Secretary to Blair whilst Blair was PM and he was also involved in the N Ireland peace talks – in which whatever happened at the Kincora Boys Home was used as a negotiating tool. Sir John Holmes has just been appointed Chair of the Electoral Commission.

The Director of the Ditchley Foundation, 1999-04 was Sir Nigel Broomfield, a former diplomat who was Chairman of Leonard Cheshire Disability, 2004-09.

Virtually all the Directors are of this ilk – former diplomats who have done a stint with the UN and who often have links to defence officials.

What about Usha’s fellow Governors at the Ditchley Foundation? Here are the names of some of them:

Lord Adonis, David Cameron, Margaret Beckett, Virginia Bottomley, Lord Carrington, Robin Butler, Shami Chakrabarty, Menzies Campbell, David Hunt, Geoffrey Howe, Neil Kinnock, David Miliband, Pauline Neville-Jones, Malcolm Rifkind, Jack Straw, Shirley Williams, Peter Jay, Paul Boateng.

http://www.drsallybaker.com/tag/national-equality-standard/

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The Queen talking with Leonard Cheshire in 1983

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The Queen meeting  Leonard Cheshire during a visit to the Sue Ryder Foundation in Cavendish

The Queen has been patron of Leonard Cheshire Disability since 1980. She offered Park House on the Sandringham Estate to our charity, which is now used as an award-winning hotel for disabled people.

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Park House was offered to the Leonard Cheshire Disability charity by the Queen in 1987

https://www.leonardcheshire.org/support-and-information/latest-news/news-and-blogs/duke-and-duchess-cornwall

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/united-kingdom/england/articles/park-house-hotel-sandringham-guests-with-disabilities/

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Working Timeline for Child Abuse and Savile related

This is designed as mainly a thread for dates and basic info to add to the timeline below. This first post by me will be updated continually whenever possible with relevant dates to the Savile thread and child abuse scandals and can be used as a point of reference aside the Savile thread. Contributions, suggestions, corrections and extra detail all very welcome.

Cheers!

1950’s onwards – organised and sophisticated worldwide network of paedophiles in operation began.
Distribution of pro – paedophile propaganda began.

1951 – Savile’s Tour of Britain cycle race.

1955 – earliest recorded instant by police of abuse by Savile, in Manchesterwhen running dance hall.

1958 – 1967 – Savile’s radio career begins at Radio Luxembourg

mid 1950’s – Savile manages the Plaza Ballroom on Oxford Road, Manchester.

1955 – 56 – Savile manages Mecca-owned Palais dance hall in Ilford, Essex.

mid 50’s – mid 60’s – Savile living in Salford; later period with Ray Teret, who became his
support DJ, assistant and chauffeur

Late 1950’s/early 1960 – Savile manages the Mecca Locarno ballroom in Leeds.

1958 – 1967 – Savile Radio Luxembourg

1959 – Maggie Thatcher MP Finchley.

1961, 1st January – Conservative Monday Club founded by Ian Greig, Paul Bristol, Cedric Gunner and Anthony Maclaren.

1963 – Profumo scandal

The Guardian 03 May 1988

Stephen Ward at the centre of the Profumo affair was killed on orders from MI5, according to an unnamed MI6 operative. The MI6 contact told them Ward was a threat. He is quoted as saying there were sex photographs, which could damage the Macmillan government and the royal family. …on the night he died, Ward wrote to the Home Secretary, Henry Brooke, but the letter was suppressed.

1963 – 1968 – abuse at Kincora boys home, Belfast, home to 168 boys age 15 – 18. (3 staff jailed 1981).
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…-abuse-1781425

1963 – Lord Boothby begins an illicit affair with East End cat burglar Leslie Holt. Introduced to the Krays.

Underworld connections and factTom Driberg MP involved not reported until 1964 inSunday Mirror, despite
conservative Sunday Express knowing earlier.

Krays criminal activities continue for c.3 years, til 8 May 1968
when arrested.

1964, New Year’s Day – Savile presented the first edition of Top of the Pops at BBC.

1965 – 1988 – Savile volunteer porter and fundraiser at Stoke Mandeville hospital. Also had his own quarters there.
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/370…f-satanic-ring

1966 – Savile introduced to Mountbatten by Prince Philip.

1967 – and for next 18 months, 13 yr old Guy Marsden, Jimmy Savile’s nephew, taken to wealthy celebrities houses in London
with his friends, where men sexually abused girls and boys as young as 10, with Savile present. Showbiz names and Priest,
victims from orphanage or childrens home.Originally taken frm Euston station by men who coincidentally knew Savile as abusers.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…stolen-13.html

1967, July 27th – Decriminalisation of Sexual Offences Act 1967 is passed in an Act of Parliament that decriminalises homosexual acts in private between two men, both of whom had to have attained the age of 21.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_Offences_Act_1967

1968 -Savile’s Travels, BBCradio 1.

1968 – 1970’s – Savile volunteers as volunteer porter at Leeds General Infirmary. One of victims only 5.
http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.u…sive-1-5187148
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012…eeds-infirmary

1970, December – one of the earliest photographs we know of, of Jimmy Savile with Prince Charles, Yorkshire Post Press Room.
http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/…ndpcharles.png

early 1970’s – snuff films came into existence – name alledgedly derived from Charles Manson.

early 1970’s – John Peters, Englishman who takes part in ‘Bjorn tape’ video of horrific sex assault on 8 yr old boy, and former soldier,
goes AWOL after being charged with having sex with a 14 yr old boy in public toilets near his base in Sutton Coulfield.
Later goes on to be convicted in Denmark of a separate offence of child abuse.
http://www.nickdavies.net/1998/04/01…se-in-britain/
70’s – 80’s – abuse in Islington’s children’s homes under watch of Margaret Hodge.
Abuse in childrens homes nationally during this period an epidemic.
http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.co…ruths-8-10-00/

1970 – Edward Heath wins election and becomes Prime Minister.

1970 – Maggie Thatcher appointed her Secretary of State for Education and Science by Edward Heath.

1970 – to present day – The Spartacus International Gay Guide published, annually. originally by John D. Stamford, currently by Bruno Gmünder Verlag in Berlin, Germany.

Peter Glencross the commercial Manager. Allegedly an international paedophile ring with an estimated 30,000 members. A good resource for paedophiles looking for children to molest. Listed countries, areas addresses and prices to spend the night with a child.

1970’s – Jimmy Savile awarded honorary green beret by the Royal Marines

1970 – first recorded instance of abuse by Savile at Duncroft school in Surrey.

1971 – Jimmy Savile OBE

1971 – 1973 – Payola scandal. Radio 1/BBC sex for airtime. Savile questioned.

1972 – John Stamford convicted of sending obscene literature through the post. Shortly after leaves for Holland.

1973 – Margaret Hodge elected as a councillor for the London Borough of Islington.

mid 1970’s – Paedophile Action Group for Liberation breakaway group from Gay Liberation Front.

Later merged with P.I.E. P.I.E. campaign to legalise sex with children over 4. Peter Righton founding member.

1974, February – Edward Heath no longer Prime Minister.

1974, February – Leon Brittan MP for Cleveland and Whitby.

1974 – Chris Denning’s first conviction for gross indecency and indecent assault at Old Bailey.

1974 – 1990 – a series of incidents of child abuse occurred within the North Wales children’s homes.

Some initial reports did not appear in public.

Keith Gregory claims at Bryn Estyn Savile and brother Johnny were visitors in Howarths flat and boys were brought to them.

Deputy Head Peter Howarth, former ex-Tory MP Sir Peter Morrison, and also named by others.

Steve Messham claims in 2012 Alastair McAlpine abused him there.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…r-visitor.html

1975 – Jimmy Savile 10 day ‘state visit’ to Israel. He meets President Ephraim Katzir and Jerusalem mayor Teddy Kollek, and
was organised by John Levy of the Friends of Israel Educational Trust.
http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative…t-2486992.html

1975, 30 October – 1980, 17 Nov- The Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutcliffe begins murder spree.

Savile viewed as a suspect and questioned by West Yorkshire Police. Moulds taken of teeth.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…re-Ripper.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…s-victims.html

1975 – Thatcher beats Edward Heath in Tory leadership election to become leader of the opposition.

1975 – Thatcher meets Alastair McAlpine at a dinner party and subsequently appoints him Treasurer of the Conservative Party until 1990.

1975 – Savile beat and raped girl at Stoke Mandeville hospital as part of a satanic ritual with other adults in the hospital
basement. He chanted ‘Hail Satan’ in Latin. Girl first spoke out in 1992.
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/370…f-satanic-ring

1975 – 1976 – North Fox Island abuse, USA. Francis D Shelden missing since his “youth camp” on Fox Island
turned out to be a pedophile and child porn haven. Frank Shelden owned North Fox Island in Lake Michigan–
a private island near Traverse City. Shelden also wrote for Better Life Monthly “seeking liberation for boys
and boy-lovers.” He was also Frank Torey editor of PAN and of Spartacus notoriety with Stamford.
http://catherinebroad.wordpress.com/…circa-1975-76/

1976+ – photo of Savile at Haute de la Garenne (dated from Superspike t shirt)

mid 70’s – allegations of abuse by Jimmy Savile at Haut de La Garenne. Victim comes forward 2008.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…e-iceberg.html

1976 – ‘Understanding Paedophilia’ by P.I.E. took over original P.I.E. newsletter, mainly by Warren Middleton.
Designed as a serious journal with articles from psychologists designed to give paedophilia ‘respectability’.
Later replaced by ‘Magpie’.

1976 and 1977 – Oakland county child killer, unidentified serial killer responsible for the murders of
four or more children, two girls and two boys, in Oakland County, Michigan, USA. Frank Shelden/Torey?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakland…y_Child_Killer

1977 – Maggie Thatcher appears on ‘Jim’ll Fix it’. She says to Jimmy ‘When I was small I didn’t think there ever could be
a woman prime minister, but we hope you’re going to fix it, Jimmy,’ she cooes. He states fortuitously (?!), ‘I already have
done, privately, but I didn’t want everyone to know,’. 2 years later she becomes Prime Minister.

1977 – ‘Childhood Rights’ published by P.I.E.  A regular publiation assimilated into Magpie when editor (‘David’) died.

The Paedophile Information Exchange PIE was allegedly given £70,000 by the Home Office between 1977 and 1980 – the equivalent today of about £400,000.

A former Home Office worker revealed that Jim Callaghan’s Labour government and Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative administration, which took over in 1979, may have provided funding for PIE.

The whistleblower said senior civil servant Clifford Hindley, who was head of the Home Office’s voluntary services unit, signed off a three year grant for £35,000 in 1980.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2571632/Home-Office-gave-Paedophile-Information-Exchange-70-000-Group-allegedly-given-taxpayers-money-1977-1980.html

Patricia Thornton of Haut de la Garenne on the Raines list

2008


Patricia Thornton oversaw Haut de la Garenne during the 1950s and early 1960s.

The octogenarian — who in 1996 was awarded an MBE, a prestigious British award by Queen Elizabeth for her services to the community — insists that no abuse took place under her watch.

“I am quite sure I would have known if there were such incidents,” Thornton said in an interview with ABC News.

https://abcnews.go.com/amp/International/story?id=4409786&page=1

Clockwise from top left: Phil Mourant, John Rodhouse, John Le Marquand, Charles Smith, Reg Jeune, Jim Thompson – Senior Officials who have never seen any thing wrong in Haut de la Haut de la Garenne

Senior officials were Jersey home staff

Feb 29, 2008

A number of staff at the Jersey children’s home where claims of child abuse are being investigated include former senior education officials and a former minister for finance on the island.

A child’s skull has been found in the cellar of the home, and it was confirmed today that “significant” finds announced yesterday included a shallow bath and shackles. Former residents had claimed such devices were kept in the cellar where children were allegedly drugged and abused.

The names released today include the island’s former senator and finance minister Reg Jeune, who was president of the education committee from 1971 to 1984 and lives on the island.

One of the home’s former staff is Jersey’s director of education, Mario Lundy, and previous education directors were John Rodhouse, who held the position in 1974 and Herbert Wimberley in 1962.

John le Marquand was president of the island’s education committee from 1960; it is understood he lives in a care home in St Helier.

Terry Streetle was a children’s officer in 1986 and is now thought to live in west London.

Patricia Thornton was the island’s children’s officer in the early 1960s and Charles Smith, also a children’s officer, retired in 1984.

Frank Walker, the island’s chief minister, said that no government employees were the “subject of any police recommendation”.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/senior-officials-were-jersey-home-staff-1.819325

Patricia Thornton, who was responsible for the wellbeing of youngsters in the home from the early Fifties to 1973, insists she took no part in any abuse or cover-up.

The 85-year-old, who lives in the village of Cheriton, Hampshire, said: “It’s awful if it’s true but I saw no evidence of it when I was there. “I just find it difficult to believe that all these horrible things were going on and I knew nothing about it.”

Miss Thornton, who received an MBE in 1996 for her services to the community, said she was proud of her work at the home.

She added: “When I first arrived in Jersey, there was a home for boys at Haut de la Garenne and a separate home for girls which was not being run very well.

“I was very concerned about the welfare of the girls so I closed it down, pensioned off the lady who had been running it and moved the girls into the boys’ home. I was very surprised when I read about the scandal. I feel quite shattered.”

But police are continuing to treat Morag Jordan, a former matron at the home, as a suspect.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/police-discover-more-bones-inside-chamber-of-horrors-at-jersey-childrens-home-7301493.html


Half of all top IRA men ‘worked for security services’

December 21 2011

Half of all senior IRA members in the Troubles were working for intelligence services, a secret dossier of evidence into the murder of two RUC men has claimed.

The remarkable document has laid bare a startling series of claims about the infiltration of both the police and terror groups during the ‘Dirty War’.

It claims the IRA ran agents in the RUC and also that Dundalk Garda station was regarded by British intelligence as “a nest of vipers”, with at least two officers actively assisting the Provos.

The information is contained in a secret 24-page document in the name of Ian Hurst — a British intelligence whistleblower — which has been seen by the Belfast Telegraph.

The sensational claims are due to be made to Justice Peter Smithwick’s Dublin tribunal of inquiry into the murder of two senior RUC officers in 1989.

The victims, Chief Superintendent Harry Breen and Superintendent Robert Buchanan, died in a hail of IRA gunfire as they crossed the border following an intelligence exchange with the Garda in Dundalk.

The dossier also claims:

  • The shadowy Force Research Unit (FRU) had a file on suspected rogue gardai prepared to pass information to the IRA and act as its agents. MI5 also had a network of agents with the Garda.
  • The IRA had a network of informants in public agencies such as social security offices and vehicle licensing departments.
  • One in four IRA members was an agent, rising to one in two among senior members.
  • Martin McGuinness was involved in all strategic military decisions taken by the IRA.

At the centre of the web of intrigue sat the IRA’s head of internal security, the agent known as Stakeknife, who took information from rogue gardai while himself working for British intelligence.

Perhaps the most shocking claim is that a rogue Garda Sergeant leaked intelligence to Stakeknife. Stakeknife has been identified as Freddie Scappaticci, a veteran Belfast republican.

Scappaticci has strongly denied working for British intelligence and said he had cut his links with the IRA in 1990. He is legally represented at the Smitwick Tribunal and is now considering giving evidence in person.

Last night Mr Hurst refused to comment on the document.

He said: “I believe that this was made public to mess me about. I cannot comment on it because of an injunction preventing me from giving details of my career in special forces.”

Mr Hurst worked in military intelligence between 1981 and 1990, spending most of that time in the FRU, responsible for handling agents and informants in Irish paramilitary groups. The injunction has been varied to allow him to give evidence to Smithwick in Dublin.

However tribunal lawyers are insisting that he give his testimony in closed session, something he suspects is part of a deal with the British authorities to limit potentially embarrassing disclosures.

One of the alleged rogue officers in Dundalk has already been indentified. Owen Corrigan, a detective sergeant, was named by Jeffrey Donaldson under Parliamentary privilege. Mr Corrigan, now retired, has always denied the allegation and appeared at the tribunal to reject them. He is one of three gardai, two based in Dundalk and one in Donegal, named in the document.

In the document Mr Hurst says “the fact that a Garda was passing information to the IRA did not bother me anymore or any less than in the same way members of the RUC/UDR/BA (British Army) occasionally passed information to the IRA and regularly to members of various loyalist paramilitaries.”

Mr Hurst assisted John Stevens’ inquiry into security force collusion with terrorists in Northern Ireland.

The document states Lord Stevens told him that of 210 terrorist suspects he arrested, only three were not security force agents, and some worked for several agencies.

Background

The Smithwick Tribunal is examining claims that members of the Irish police or other employees of the Irish State colluded in the murders of the two most senior RUC officers to die in the Troubles. Chief Superintendent Harry Breen and Supt Robert Buchanan were shot dead while returning from a meeting at Dundalk Garda station in the Republic. The tribunal has so far heard evidence from a number of witnesses, some of whom have alleged that members of the Garda passed information to the IRA.

A MAN FROM THE DARK CORNER OF MILITARY INTELLIGENCE

Doubts about Ian Hurst’s reliability were dispelled after I published stories based on his information back in 1999.

The first, an unlikely sounding tale claiming military intelligence had doctored bullets used to shoot Gerry Adams, was immediately confirmed by the Defence Advisory Committee. After that he was arrested, and I was questioned under caution.

For a time I gave him the pseudonym Martin Ingram to obscure his identity, but now that alias has been dropped.

He was the first member of the Force Research Unit (FRU) — the dark corner of military intelligence which ran agents in terrorist groups — to speak publicly.

He had two tours of duty in Northern Ireland. Between 1982 and 1990 he was in Londonderry handling agents like Frank Hegarty, an IRA quartermaster later murdered for betraying a cache of Libyan weapons, and Willie Carlin, who got out just ahead of the execution squad.

A second tour was in Enniskillen between 1990 and 1991. There he met his wife, from a Donegal republican family. That affected his vetting and he bought himself out of the Army in 2003.

 

Penetration of the Provisionals

Mr Hurst was responsible for handling agents in the IRA and for a time had enhanced access to other agents’ reports, though not their names, on military intelligence computers. He has painted a picture of an organisation penetrated at almost every level and with its head of security, Stakeknife, working for the other side. The document says: “As a rough guide you should expect one in four PIRA volunteers to be agents of one agency or another.” Lord Stevens (above), the former Met chief, is quoted as

saying that only three out of 210 terrorist suspects he arrested in a collusion probe in Northern Ireland were not working for either the RUC, MI5 or the Army. The document claims that Hurst secretly taped a conversation with RAF Air Vice Marshal Andrew Vallance, who was quoted as telling him that the most sensitive matter was the identity of Stakeknife and his role as a British agent.

IRA agents within the Garda

The document claims that the FRU had a file on suspected rogue gardai prepared to pass information to the IRA and act as its agents. It names three people who were allegedly on the list, two in Dundalk and one in Donegal. It quotes Basil Walsh, a senior Garda officer who Mr Hurst met in 1999, as saying he was aware of one named Garda who worked for the IRA. Mr Walsh allegedly told him “that every time something was done to try and eradicate the mess something happened to intervene”. The document also claims MI5 had a network of agents with the Garda. MP Jeffrey Donaldson has named retired detective sergeant Owen Corrigan under Parliamentary privilege in the House of Commons in April 2000, as being a “rogue garda”. Mr Corrigan denies all allegations of collusion. Last week former agent Kevin Fulton claimed Corrigan was passing information to the IRA and was regarded as a “friend” of the group

Role of McGuinness in the IRA

MR Hurst once backed claims that Martin McGuinness reported to MI6, the British foreign intelligence agency. This was based on a document passed to him, and accepted by him in good faith, after he left the Army but which appears to have been a forgery. The document does not repeat that claim but it does put Mr McGuinness in a central role in the IRA. It states the IRA’s “security unit came under the operational command of Northern Command” and adds “the person in charge of that unit throughout the entire Troubles was PIRA member Mr James Martin McGuinness”. It accuses McGuinness of being “directly involved in matters of life and death for persons rightly or indeed wrongly suspected of informing on PIRA members. Mr McGuinness was also a key player in the long-term strategic strategies used by PIRA”. McGuinness has always denied such a leading role and stated that he left the IRA in the early 1970s.

Republican intelligence gathering

It is claimed that the IRA had a network of informants in public agencies such as social security offices and vehicle licensing, North and South. This echoes claims by Martin McGartland , a former RUC agent in the IRA. One section of the document reads: “PIRA was extensively penetrated at all levels, most sources of the information to PIRA were readily identified (by military intelligence) but seldom compromised.” To back up its claims that the intelligence services turned a blind eye to IRA intelligence sources, it claims that in the early 1990s a FRU agent was targeted by the IRA with the help of a social security employee who is still working in the same office. It claims that the IRA could informally “obtain information from driver licensing, social security, councils, utilities far quicker than the FRU”, especially in cross-border areas where red tape was involved in working through the RUC and Garda.

 

Stakeknife, the Army’s key agent

Stakeknife was a key military intelligence agent within the IRA, a man with a hotline of his own which gave him direct contact with dedicated handlers in an office known as the ‘rat hole’. When he called, he identified himself with a code number, but Mr Hurst learned his true identify by chance while manning the phone. Stakeknife had been caught drink-driving and gave uniformed police the hotline number in an effort to extricate himself. Hurst vouched for him, and it has been claimed that Stakeknife was Freddie Scappaticci, though Mr Scappaticci strongly denies this. The document expands on Stakeknife’s role as head of the IRA internal security. It claims he controlled IRA agents in the Garda. The most corrosive suggestion which Justice Peter Smithwick will have to consider is that officers Breen and Buchanan were allowed to die rather than risk compromising the Army’s most important agent in Ireland.

 

The web of collusion and spies

MR Hurst has frequently claimed some members of the RUC, UDR and Army colluded with terror groups. The statement portrays a wilderness of mirrors in which every organisation has the other penetrated to some degree and “all sources have a shelf life”. It talks of British agents in the Garda, Garda agents in Northern Ireland, IRA agents in the RUC and Garda and RUC agents in the IRA. It states “the fact that a Garda was passing information to the IRA did not bother me any more or any less than in the same way members of the RUC/UDR/BA (British Army) passed information to the IRA and members of various loyalist paramilitaries. It was a matter for HQNI and the RUC and way above my pay grade … in other words it was a strategic and not a tactical problem”. It concludes that none of this “registered massively on the Richter scale, it was just a fact of life, indeed it was well within the rules of our game!”

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/half-of-all-top-ira-men-worked-for-security-services-28694353.html

 

A BELFAST woman is suing British agent Freddie Scappaticci for allegedly sexually assaulting her when she was a child.

Court papers seen by The Irish News reveal that the IRA member is accused of assaulting the woman between 1976 and 1978. She is claiming for personal injury, loss and damages.

The woman is believed to have been a teenager at the time. It is understood the allegations were reported to police.

A PSNI spokesman said: “We do not comment on named individuals and no inference should be drawn from this.”

Details of the court action come just weeks after Scappaticci, who is believed to be the agent Stakeknife, was convicted of possessing extreme pornographic material in a London court.

The woman is also claiming damages from the PSNI chief constable and the secretary of state for the Home Department, which has responsibility for the Home Office.

Although Stakeknife is believed to have been handled by the British army, police and MI5 may also have had knowledge of his role.

The claim against the chief constable is for personal injury, loss and damages by negligence and misfeasance in public office in causing or permitting the abuse. The woman is also claiming on the grounds that police failed to investigate the abuse.

It is claimed that Scappaticci was a key member of the IRA’s internal security unit and was involved in interrogating dozens of suspected informers, some of whom were later killed.

Before Christmas Scappaticci pleaded guilty to possessing disturbing images. Westminster Magistrates Court heard that the charges related to at least 329 images, many involving animals.

Officers from Operation Kenova – set up to investigate Stakeknife – discovered images after seizing a laptop which was on a living room coffee table when they searched Scappaticci’s home last January.

Prosecution papers obtained by The Irish News revealed that Scappaticci had a history of depression and had tried to take his own life.

He later claimed he viewed extreme pornography because he was feeling depressed and suicidal.

The woman’s solicitor, Kevin Winters of KRW Law, said: “As this case touches upon matters of huge sensitivity it wouldn’t be appropriate to go into any detail or comment other than to confirm the High Court action forms part of a wider series of themed litigation against the state and other parties.”

https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2019/01/22/news/british-agent-freddie-scappaticci-to-be-sued-over-sexual-assault-claims-1533107/?fbclid=IwAR1n_D8tPo5JKetrBqDclShEWM_VcgATPQz-EYKSQrR-qFXEn6Bv-1LEMzs


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The Ultimate Evil by Maury Terry


Secret service infiltrated paedophile group to ‘blackmail establishment’

BRITISH security services infiltrated and funded the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange in a covert operation to identify and possibly blackmail establishment figures, a Home Office whistleblower alleges.

The former civil servant has told detectives investigating the activities of paedophiles in national politics that the Metropolitan Police’s Special Branch was orchestrating the child-sex lobbying group in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

The whistleblower, who has spoken exclusively to the Sunday Express, says he was also warned off asking why such a notorious group was being handed government money.

It emerged late last year that PIE was twice gave amounts of £35,000 in Home Office funding between 1977 and 1980, the £70,000 total equivalent to over £400,000 in today’s money.

Those details surfaced only after the whistleblower highlighted his concerns to campaigning Labour MP Tom Watson and his revelations have triggered an ongoing Home Office inquiry into why the cash was given to PIE which was abolished in 1985 after a number of prosecutions.

Until now, speculation about the grant has centred on Clifford Hindley, the late Home Office manager who approved the payments. However, the whistleblower told the Sunday Express he thought higher and more sinister powers were at play.

He has given a formal statement to that effect to detectives from Operation Fernbridge, which is looking into allegations of historic sex abuse at the Elm Guest House in south-west London

PIE, now considered one of the most notorious groups of the era, had gained respectability in political circles. Its members are said to have included establishment figures, and disgraced Liberal MP Cyril Smith was a friend of founder member Peter Righton.

In 1981, Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens used Parliamentary privilege to name Sir Peter Hayman, as a member of PIE and an active paedophile. In 1983 Mr Dickens gave the Home Office a dossier of what he claimed was evidence of a paedophile network of “big, big names, people in positions of power, influence and responsibility”. The Home Office says the dossier no longer exists.

Whistleblower Mr X, whose identity we have agreed to protect, became a very senior figure in local government before retiring a few years ago. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, he was a full-time consultant in the Home Office’s Voluntary Services Unit run by Clifford Hindley.

In 1979 Mr X was asked to examine a funding renewal application for PIE, but he became concerned because the organisation’s goal of seeking to abolish the age of consent “conflicted” with the child protection policies of the Department of Health and Social Security and asked for a meeting with Mr Hindley, his immediate boss.

PIE was being funded at the request of Special Branch which found it politically useful to identify people who were paedophiles. This led me not to pursue my objections. At that time, questioning anything to do with Special Branch, especially within the Home Office, was a ‘no-no’.

“I was under the clear belief that I was being instructed to back off and that his reference to Special Branch was expected to make me to do so.

He asked for a file the Home Office kept on PIE, but his request was refused. However, he was certain then Tory Home Office Minister Tim Raison, who died in 2011, must have signed the 1980 funding application.

Mr X has given a formal written statement to the inquiry set up last year into former Home Office links with PIE but has refused to meet the inquiry in person because he fears “repercussions” under the Official Secrets Act.

Special Branch was an integral part of the intelligence service gathering intelligence on spies and political threats to the state.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/485529/Special-Branch-funded-Paedophile-Information-Exchange-says-Home-Office-whistleblower

1977, 19 September – members of P.I.E. first open meeting in London at the Conway hall in Red Lion square.

Members attacked by outraged mothers.

1977 – victim, aged 11, abused by Peter Righton and other members of P.I.E. in London until 16. Cyril Smith
+ other vips allegedly involved.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…ophile-1815932

1978 – Leon Brittan made Queen’s Counsel.

1979, 4th May – Margaret Thatcher Prime Minister.

1979, 27th August – Lord Mountbatten killed by IRA bomb on boat in Ireland.

1979 – 1981 – Leon Brittan Minister of State at the Home Office, and then made Chief Secretary
to the Treasury, a Cabinet position.

1979 – 1983 – Harvey Proctor MP Basildon.

1979 – 1983 Alastair McAlpine deputy chairman of Tory party.

1979, 5th November – Martin Allen, 15, disappears. Last seen by a friend at King’s Cross Tube station
as he made his way home from school. Man and boy seen acting suspiciously at Earl’s Court, just a few miles
from Elm Guest House. Photofit bears remarkable resemblance to Harvey Proctor.
http://ukpaedos-exposed.com/cold-cas…n-london-1979/

1979 – 81 – Vincent, abused in Elm Guest house age 11 and house next to church in Sea Rd, Bexhill abuse.
‘two men’ mentioned twice – same ones? Filmed – took big boxes away.

same time Grafton Close raided after cleaner came in to tidy and found photos and videos of young people behind the cushions,
staff disappear and one got 3 months probation and then went back to working with children.
http://www.youthparliament.org.uk/bo…localgroup.htm

1979 June – 1985 ”PAN: A Magazine About Boy Love” published. Changed to ‘Paedo Alert News’
in 13th issue. Published by John Stamford and Frank Torey, Spartacus Association.
Edward Brongersma and Frits Bernard frequent contributors.

1979, 15th & 21st November – Anthony Blunt’s wartime role as spy exposed by Thatcher in House of Commons after
‘Climate Of Treason’ book by Andrew Boyle and Private Eye’s expose.

late 1970’s – Savile forms relationship with Prince Charles after coming together through their work with
wheelchair sports charities.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012…prince-charles

1980 – Stringfellows, Covent Garden opens.

early 1980’s – Derek Laud becomes first black member of the Conservative Monday club.

1981 – 1987 – Ray Wyre starts at Albany Prison, Isle of White, working with category A prisoners.
Pioneered group therapy for sex offenders here. Also HMP Parkhurst IOW. Kray was among
his charges at Parkhurst.

1981 – Maggie Thatcher describes Savile’s work as ”marvellous”. 11 consecutive new years spent with
Savile at Chequers.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk…r-8432351.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…e-blunder.html

1981-4th August (Royal Wedding) – Vishal Mehrotra goes missing on way home to Putney, less
than a mile from Elm Guest House, whilst ‘Kings and Queen’s’ at Rocks Lane in full swing.
Body found in 1982 in woodland in Sussex.
http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.co…-boys-stopped/

1981 – ‘Perspectives on Paedophilia’ published with chapters by Peter Righton and DrMorris Fraser (Azimuth trust).
Derides ‘moral panic’ over paedophilia & says that with ‘the child’s willing compliance . . . the sex is unlikely
to do much harm’.
http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.co…ighton/page/3/

1981 – 3 senior care staff at Kincora boys home jailed for abusing 11 boys.

1982-1992 – Margaret Hodge emerges as council leader of Islington.

1982 – Falklands War.

1982 – two men, John Rowe & Terry Dwyer, persuade Carole Kasir to change Elm Guest House into a place for homosexual men.

1982, June – CGHE strongly recommends Elm Guest House in their newsletter.

1982, 8th August – MET’S Special Patrol Group raid Elm Guest House, (this when 17-year-old rent boy who acted
as ‘in-house masseur’ was detained & who also appeared on dr who & Royal Command performance), resulting
in charges being brought for running a disorderly house. 2 undercover officers were embedded as guests
making secret radio recordings in a plastercast. Less than 10 people present during raid.

1983, 9th June – General Election. Thatcher wins, Leon Brittan changes his seat to Richmond.

1983 – 1987 – Harvey proctor MP Billericay.

1983 – Kasirs convicted at the Old Bailey of running a disorderly house, fined & given suspended
sentences.

1983 – Brighton boy, 6, attacked and sexually assaulted in car by 3 men whilst walking home. Police
question PIE members in connection with the attack, but the crime remains unsolved to this day.Over 1
million people sign petition demanding legislation to make paedophile groups such as PIE illegal, but
Leon Brittan refuses to do anything.
http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.co…hile-networks/

1983 – Alastair McAlpine no longer deputy chairman of tory party.

1984, 30 Jan – ‘Maggies Militant Tendency’ documentary by BBc exposes Tories far right wing leanings.
Examines Neil Hamilton, Harvey Proctor and Gerald Howarth.

1984 – Geoffrey Dickens MP hands over 50 page dossier on VIP child abuse with links to Em Guest House to the Home Office.
Later’Encouraging’ half hour meeting with Home Secretary Leon Brittan.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…p-tory-1647786

1984, June 1st – Mark Tildlsley, 7, lured from fair & murdered by Sydney Cooke and gang. No prosecutions
made, and Cookes role in murder not investigated unril 1999.

1984, 21st May – The Conservative Monday Club under Thatcher revises its constitution. Prolific publications occur;of booklets,
pamphlets, policy papers, an occasional newspaper, Right Ahead, and a magazine Monday World.

1984, Savile accepted as a member of the Athenaeum, a gentlemen’s club in London’s Pall Mall,
after being proposed by Cardinal Basil Hume.

1984 – Alastair McAlpine created a life peer in the New Years Honours List taking the title Baron McAlpine of West Green of
West Green in the County of Hampshire.

1984 – IRA bomb Brighton Hotel. Alastair McAlpine on a target list of the IRA.

mid 80’s – Derek Laud becomes a researcher and special adviser, working for Conservative Members of Parliament and government
ministers.

1985 – first public allegation of abuse in Islington’s Council care by Demetrious Panton to Margaret Hodge.
(very existence of which would be ignored until 1989).

1985 – Chris Denning imprisoned for 18 months for gross indecency with a child.

1985, November – Jason Swift, 14, brutally raped & murdered by Sydney Cooke & three accomplices
– Leslie Bailey, Robert Oliver & Steven Barrell.

1986, January – Leon Brittan resigns over Westland affair.

1986 – Sunday Times expose Spartacus. Undercover reporters offered 2 boys in manila, 8 & 14. He said
“If you are discreet, I can guarantee you will get as many boys as you want in the Philippines.
http://chrisukorg.files.wordpress.co…osed.png?w=630
http://spotlightonabuse.files.wordpr…03/st3886a.jpg

1986, October – Neil Hamilton and fellow MP Gerald Howarth (one of his closest friends), sue the BBC for libel
owing to documentary ”Maggies’ militant Tendency”.Prosecution financed by Sir James Goldsmith, Taki, David
Davis and Lord Harris of High Cross. Hamilton and Howarth were awarded £20,000 each and in the next edition
of Panorama on 27 October, the BBC made an unreserved apology.

1986 – Childline launched by Esther Rantzen.
.
1987 – Harvey Proctor resigns as MP for Billericay after after being fined pounds 1,450 for acts of
gross indecency; he was involved in homosexual spanking sessions with young male prostitutes.

1987, 10th March – Daniel Morgan, private investigator for Southern Investigations murdered in pub car park,
Sydenham, following important police corruption probe, phone hacking and seeking witnesses against Proctor
and Hamilton for Maggies Militant Tendency legal threats.

1988 – Harvey Proctor opens his tie shop in Brewers Lane, off Richmond Green, with generous investment from
many MPs and acquaintances. A second shop follows in Knightsbridge.

1988 – Gracewell Clinic, Moseley, Birmingham, established by Ray Wyre. The first residential
treatment centre for sex offenders anywhere in the world.

1988, August – Savile appointed by junior health minister Edwina Currie chair
of an interim task force overseeing the management of Broadmoor Hospital, after its board members had been suspended.

1988 – for 3 yrs – Azimuth Trust, sailing charity for disadvantaged boys based in Cornwall set up by Dr Morris Fraser
and Michael Johnson. Photographed naked boys. Dr Fraser, like Peter Righton, contributed sympathetic chapters to ‘Perspectives
on Paedophilia’ pub 1981. Fraser intro’d at least 1 boy to Charles Napier.
http://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/2…azimuth-trust/

1988 – Alan Williams (21) and Warwick Spinks (25) set up Boys Club 21 and Gay Palace in Amsterdam.

1988 – Chris Denning jailed for three years for indecent assault on a 13-year-old boy and possession of indecent photographs.

1989, May – Sydney Cooke sentenced to 19 years in Wandsworth Prison for manslaughter of Jason Swift.

1989, Feb 3rd – Colin Peters, Alan Delaney, Ernest Whittington, Victor Burnett, sentenced at the Old Bailey for involvement
in a ”sex ring” which ”lured boys as young as 10 into prostitution” over a 5 yr period (around 1983 – 1987). Convictions arose
from yr long investigation, ‘Operation Hedgerow’. Police believe part of a much wider ring involving ”influential, professional people
and its tentacles reach into Westminster and Whitehall”. Said to ”resemble the Mafia in its organisation and strength.” Colin Peters,
alleged ringleader who received 8 yrs, a former barrister and Foreign Office official from Bayswater.
He is also listed as a guest in the documents relating to Elm Guest House. Alan Delaney also possibly on a photograph
contained in the Elm documents.
http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni…pg=2408,713256
http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.co…tion-hedgerow/
http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/?s=colin+peters
Group now linked heavily to the Elm Guest House scandal and Operation Hedgerow bears striking ”similarities” to Operation Fernbridge,
and similarly involves child trafficking to Amsterdam.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk…l-8518078.html
Judge said it resembles the Mafia possibly because it is indeed connected to it!.. ”Informed sources in Britain believe that the Delaney Peters ring and the Moncini-linked networks are connected, and that both are part of an international pedophile conspiracy.”
https://larouchepub.com/eiw/public/1…_britain_m.pdf

1989 – Leon Brittan knighted. Also resigns as MP to become European Commissioner for Competition at the European Commission.

late 1980’s/by 1990 – Amsterdam bars/scene – Boys Club 21 (Alan Williams), Gay Palace (Spinks), Boys for Men,
De Boys,The Blue Boy busiest watering holes in intrntnl paedophile jungle. 250 paedophiles involved in production
child pornography in Amsterdam. Amsterdam bars (Nick Davies)

late 1980’s – Savile allegedly acted as an informal marriage counsellor between Prince Charles and Princess Diana,
at St James’ Palace. Former Royal Family press secretary Dickie Arbiter later said Savile’s behaviour had raised
“concern and suspicion”.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012…prince-charles

1989, June- 1991, November – Michael Johnson of Azimuth Trust assaults 2 boys, 9 and 11, 50 times.

1990’s – Scallywag magazine names Alastair McAlpine.
http://scallywagmagazine.blogspot.co…e-on-lord.html

1990 Naypic helping Carol Kasir.

1990 Carol Kasir found dead age 47 in her flat. Coroners inquest concludes suicide by insulin overdose.
NAYPIC employees believe murdered.

1990 – ‘A’ contacted NAYPIC- a teenage victim/witness of a British paedo ring who said he was forced to film snuff movies
in a warehouse in or around Amsterdam. Before could give testimony was drugged & pulled into van
in front of Moss’ home where hed been staying. Already been threatened & followed; never heard of again.
‘The Elite Twelve’ paedophile group would pay up to £ 5 000 to children to take part in the videos.
http://www.whale.to/c/reality6.html

1990’s Jimmy Savile banned from Children in Need, says Sir Roger Jones, former BBC governor for Wales and chairman
of the charity.

1990 – Alastair McAlpine no longer Tory party treasurer.

1990 – Jimmy Savile awarded Knighthood

1990 – Jimmy Savile awarded Papal Knighhood by Pope John Paul II.

1990 – IRA bomb the West Green House mansion in Hartley Wintney, where Alastair McAlpine had lived just weeks before,
and where in the past Thatcher had been a guest.

1990, 28th November – Maggie Thatcher no longer Prime Minister.

1990 – Rochdale, up to 20 children were taken from their homes and parents after social services believed them to be
involved in satanic or occult ritual abuse. The late 80’s and early 90’s prominently featured citations of satanic ritual abuse.

1990 – 1993 – ‘Frank’, informant from Nick Davies article caught up in paedo underworld & witnessed snuff film with
Spinks in Canaries. Kid no older than 12. Detectives discovered Alan Williams and friends had been discussing doing
this in the barn of a German from one of the Spuistraat clubs.

1991,24th Feb – The Observer runs a lengthy article entitled “Far Right takes over the Monday Club”, stating that a number
of senior members had tendered their resignations in protest at the Club’s “takeover” by “extreme right-wingers”, some
of whom were also members of the Western Goals Institute.

1992, April – mysterious fire breaks out in the third-floor flat in Palmeira Avenue, Hove, Brighton which kills
5 people, Several former Clwyd children’s home residents are thought to have been among the guests: two at least Bryn Alyn residents
and knew John Allen very well – Adrian Johns and his brother Lee (also known as Lee Homberg). Adrian Johns dies and
Lee Johns is injured, found dead in 1995 after testifying in John Allen’s trial.
http://ukpaedos-exposed.com/41036-re…ophiles-rings/

1992, September – Peter Righton founder of P.I.E. at 66 pleads guilty to three charges of importing or possessing obscene material —
paedophile gay porn — after customs officers at Dover intercepted two packages addressed to him. Tom Watson claims in 2012 this file of
evidence used to convict him contained ‘clear intelligence’ of a sex abuse gang.
Quits job at National Children’s Bureau.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/fe…edophile-claim

1992 – Neil Hamilton (currently a gov minister) and Harvey Proctor attacked in Proctor’s shop in Richmond – on – Thames. Hamilton’s
nose broken in the ”gay bashing expedition”.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/d…00/2524727.stm

1992 – Spinks was first investigated in 1992 after police identified him as a dangerous child abuser with links to paedophile rings
in the UK and Europe.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…wanted-1443407
He divided his time between England and Amsterdam, where he acted as a fixer introducing sex tourists to young boys in the Dutch city.

1993 – Gracewell Clinic (Ray Wyre) closes after pressure from local public.

1993, July – Manuel Schadwald, 12 year old Berliner, (allegedly murdered in snuff film) goes missing. Police belatedly
try to find him in late 1990’s after initially being labelled a runaway, owing to increasing North European press reports
of trafficking of boys from Berlin to the Netherlands.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2000…dprotection.uk

1993 – Dr Morris Fraser (Azimuth Trust) convicted for possession of child pornography.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk…e-1419613.html

1994 – Homosexual age of consent lowered to 18 in the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimina…Order_Act_1994

1994 – Peter Howarth, former deputy head of Bryn Estyn, jailed for 10 years of abusing boys.
Dies in prison.
http://ukpaedos-exposed.com/41036-re…ophiles-rings/

1994 – Peter Hatton – Bornshin, abused whilst under care of Grafton childrens home when 11 in the 80’s, commits suicide at 28.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…-arrested.html

1995 – Wolvercote Clinic (Ray Wyre) opens in Epsom, Surrey, secret location, part – funded by the Home Office.

1995 – Leon Brittan becomes European Commissioner for Trade and European Commissioner for External Affairs, also serving as
Vice-President of the European Commission.

1995 Geoffrey Dickens dies.

1995 – John Stamford dies in prison from heart attack age 56, just before standing trial on child sex charges.

1995 – 1996 – Marc Dutroux kidnapped, tortured and sexually abused 6 girls from 8 – 19, murdering 4. Alleged member of mass sex ring involving VIP police and government in Belgium and Le Chateau des Amerois which included torture and murder.

1995 – Lee Johns, former Bryn Alyn resident, found dead after testifying in John Allen’s trial.

1995 – John Allen founder fo Bryn Alyn community jailed 11 years for indecent assaults on boys in his care.
November 2012 seen working at a Premier Inn.
http://ukpaedos-exposed.com/2012/11/…phile-located/

1995 – Charles Napier, treasurer of P.I.E. convicted sexual assault against minors in London.

1995 – Warwick Spinks sentenced 7 yrs reduced on appeal to 5 at Lewes Crown Court, East Sussex, jailed for sexual
offences against boys.Convicted for serious sexual assault at knifepoint, taking a child without lawful authority
and taking indecent images of children. Lewes Crown Court heard that he had he drugged a 14-year-old boy and “sold him”
to a gay brothel in Amsterdam. Flees the country before end of 5 yr sentence whilst on license (after 30 months) in a
London probation hostel, rips off several credit card companies on a spending spree in the boy bars in Fuggerstrasse
in Berlin and finally settles in Prague. Forges links with Chris Denning.
Before his arrest running notorious Why Not brothel in Amsterdam.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…wanted-1443407
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/WE+SMA……-a060954400

1996, March – Chris Denning imprisoned for 10 weeks for publishing indecent photographs.

1996 – Charles Napier investigated as being an alleged member of a paedophile network operating in British schools.

1997 – Spinks tracked down in Prague by The Sunday People. Posing as Dutch property consultant with name Wilhelm Pavel,
shaved moustache, has ‘minders’, lives in flat in smaller suburbs of Prague, conducts ‘tours’ through hidden websites
and e mails, taunts Scotland Yard (sent postcard), has gay lover Jakob, 22. ”Between us we have 8 apartments with access to another 68”.
Uses clubs like Pinocchio’s or escape for lads like on run frm conscription. Website run frm friend in Budapest.
Minibus, apartment, tours routine for punters.
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/WE+SMA……-a060954400

1997 – Dutch journalists dig out a history of sightings of Manuel Schadwald which suggests he had been put to work in a brothel in
Rotterdam, run by a German, Lothar Glandorf, now 36. After ignoring complaints for 18 months, Rotterdam police targeted him and found he had
been selling hundreds of boys. Of those they could trace, nearly half were under 16.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2000…dprotection.uk

1997 – Chris Denning jailed Prague for 3 and a half years after paedo ring investigation.

1997 – Cash for Questions parliamentary enquiry. On 3 July 1997, the enquiry found Neil Hamilton guilty of taking
“cash for questions”, as well as Smith.

1997, 31 August – death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

1997 – James Chalkley moves from his Stepney Flat in London to Amsterdam. Ex Eastenders actor connected to the Harry Jeffries,
Peter Howells (‘Actor and agent’), John Peters (Abuser in the Bjorn video), and Warwick Spinks international paedophile ring. Mentioned in documentary ‘The Boy Business’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uZbbxHFKHQ

1998 – David Icke names McAlpine in book ‘The Biggest Secret’. No legal action follows.
http://www.davidicke.com/headlines/7…k-is-long-past

1998, April, Edward Brongersma, Dutch Senator and Doctor of Law, dies. Defender of rights of paedophiles
and contributor to PAN.

1998, April – Sydney Cooke paroled.

1998 – John Peters (‘Bjorn tape’ attacker) believed to be in Asia.
http://www.nickdavies.net/1998/04/01…se-in-britain/

1999 -Gary Glitter convicted for possession of child pornography in the United Kingdom. (4 000 hardcore photographs of children being abused).
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/517604.stm

1999 – Savile invites Prince Charles to glencoe cottage for private meal. Local ladies dressed in pinafores.
Christmas card received ”Give my love to your lovely ladies in Scotland”.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012…prince-charles

1999/2000 Spinks’ whereabouts revealed and file sent to UK cops (‘People’).
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/WE+SMA……-a060954400

1999, December 17 – Sydney Cooke sentenced 2 life sentences in Wakefield Prison for 18 sex offences
between 72 and 81 which came to light after Dispatches programme.

1999 – Leon Brittan resigns with rest of the Santer Commission amid accusations of fraud.

late 1990’s – increasing press reports in North Europe on trafficking of boys from Berlin to the Netherlands.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2000…dprotection.uk

2000 – Homosexual age of consent in England and Scotland lowered to 16, (Northern Ireland 17) – same as for heterosexuals –
in the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act of 2000. Jack Straw wanted the law passed ”as soon as possible”. The rarely used
Parliament Act had been invoked to get the measure onto the statute book, only the fourth time since World War One that it
has been used. Accusations of ”by – passing parliament” and a ”constitutional outrage”.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_…ment)_Act_2000
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/1047291.stm

2000, April – documentary by Louis Theroux about Jimmy Savile.

2000 – Harvey Proctor’s stores forced into liquidation after legal action by Customs and Excise over an unpaid VAT bill.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/d…00/2524727.stm

2002, July – Wolvercote Clinic (Ray Wyre) closes owing to public pressure and DOH selling of land.

2003, May – Grant Russell, sex tourist, murdered in Vinohrady apartment, Prague, belonging to Warwick Spinks and Vladimir and called ‘Toucan Apartments’.
http://www.praguepost.com/archivesco…ay-expats.html

2004 – Comments on a Dutch blog suggest Warwick Spinks was seen working at Pinnochio bar in Prague around this time.
http://vrritti.com/2012/12/23/dutch-…arwick-spinks/

2005 – 2007 – investigation into News International Phone Hacking Scandal.

2005, 19th December – Rolf Harris unveils his portrait of the Queen, commissioned to mark the monarch’s 80th birthday the following year.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/4541388.stm

2006 – Savile appears on final edition of Top of the Pops.

2006 – Court in Vietnam finds Gary Glitter guilty of committing obscene acts with minors. Career irreparably damaged.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asi…ic/4769164.stm

2006/2007 – Savile sent 80th birthday card by Prince Charles saying “Nobody will ever know what you have done for this country Jimmy. This is to go some way in thanking you for that.” With a box of cigars and some cufflinks.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012…prince-charles

2007 – Jimmy Savile interviewed under caution by police investigating an allegation of indecent assault in the 1970s at Duncroft
Approved School for Girls, which Savile treated as a ”paedophile sweetshop”. Mr Williams-Thomas said: “The 2007 investigation
offered the best opportunity to catch Savile. It raises questions about why the one person who could have provided information
was not spoken to.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…se-school.html

2007 – Peter Righton dies whilst living on a baronial estate in Suffolk which was regularly used as a holiday
centre for disadvantaged children in Islington, despite earlier convictions for possession of abusive images
of children.

2008, March – Savile started legal proceedings against The Sun newspaper, which
had linked him in several articles to child abuse at the Jersey children’s home
Haut de la Garenne. Later admitted visiting after publication of photo.

2008, June 20 – Ray Wyre dies, aged 56.

2008 – Chris Denning extradited back out of Britain after serving 2 years of a further 4 year sentence
and jailed in October for 5 years in Slovakia for producing child pornography. (where he had been living
prior to his extradition to Britain).
http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/s/20…on_to_slovakia

2009 – Jimmy Savile interviewed under caution by Surrey police investigating an alleged indecent assault
at Duncroft school. The CPS advised there was insufficient evidence to take any further action. This was
the year of the last offence recorded by the current investigation. Police failed to interview headmistress.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…se-school.html

2010, August – Leon Brittan returns to government acting as trade advisor to the Coalition.

2011, October 29 – Jimmy Savile dies.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011…r-jimmy-savile

2011 Prince Charles leads tributes to Savile. The Prince and the Duchess describe themselves as ”saddened to hear of
Jimmy Savile’s death and their thoughts are with his family at this time.”
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…charles-276283

2011, 9th November – Jimmy Savile’s funeral. His funeral took place at Leeds Cathedral and he was buried at Woodlands Cemetery in Scarborough, in an upright golden coffin buried at a 45 degree angle, facing the ocean and a school.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…ree-angle.html

2012 Spinks finally arrested and put back in prison to serve remaining 18 months

2012 , 3rd October – Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile aired on ITV. Statements by Savile’s victims.
Esther Rantzen, founder of Childline, admits hearing rumours of Savile’s abuse of children but says ”rumours are not evidence”.
Hundreds more victims come forward following programme.

2012, 24th October- Tom Watson uses his Parliamentary privilege to request police to look afresh at at claims of
an historic “powerful paedophile network linked to Parliament and No 10”. He refers to Peter Righton, a former consultant
to the National Children’s Bureau, who was convicted of importing and possessing illegal homosexual pornographic
material in 1992. He states that files on this man contained “clear intelligence of a widespread paedophile ring”.
http://ukpaedos-exposed.com/elm-gues…-sexual-abuse/
David cameron appears perplexed
http://politicalscrapbook.net/wp-con…phile-pmqs.jpg

2012, 28th October – Gary Glitter aka Paul Gadd first person to be arrested in London under strand of Yewtree ‘Savile and Others’ for alleged sex offences. Bailed until mid – December.

2012, October – MET Police launch Operation Fairbank, secret scoping exercise into allegations of historic sexual abuse
in the 80’s by politicians and VIP’S. Launched as a result of Tom Watson’s claims in parliament, of the existence of a
“powerful paedophile network linked to Parliament and No 10”. Only to be publicly revealed on 12th December.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20114378

2012, 1st November – Freddie Starr becomes 2nd person arrested by Operation Yewtree. Claim that he tried to molest a
14-year-old girl in Savile’s BBC dressing room in the 1970s. He strenuously denies the allegation. Released on bail until mid –
December.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…use-claim.html

2012, November 11th – Wilfred De’ath arrested in Cambridgeshire under Operation Yewtree as an actress alleges he sexually assaulted her in 1965. He denies any wrongdoing.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…-abuse-1785809

2012, Nov 2nd – BBC airs Newsnight programme during which Steve Messham DOESNT name Alastair McAlpine as an abuser at Bryn Estyn. He nonetheless apologises, on the 9th, saying he got the name wrong, as does the BBC, which is now in turmoil. George Entwistle resigns on the 10th, BBC pays £185 000 plus costs to the BBC and £125 000 from ITV for their This Morning programme. McAlpine goes on to sue Sally Bercow and threatens to sue Twitter users. The importance of free speech never clearer, nor more attemptedly suppressed.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/poli…-attacker.html

2012, 21 November – Exposure Update: The Jimmy Savile Investigation, was shown on ITV.

2012, November 29th – Leveson report published along with a 48-page executive summary. Leveson found that the existing Press Complaints Commission is not sufficient, and controversially recommends a new independent body, which would have a range of
sanctions available to it, including fines and direction of the prominence of apologies and corrections. Many see the move as statutory
regulation of the press. Lord Hunt, the current chair of the PCC, says the new regulator should be set up by summer 2013.
http://www.official-documents.gov.uk…/0780/0780.pdf
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20564043

2012, November 29th – Rolf Harris interviewed under caution for Operation Yewtree on suspicion of sex offences.
Police raided Berkshire home on November 24th but not at home. Offences ‘not linked to Savile’.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage…se-arrest.html

2012, 6 December – Max Clifford arrested under Operation Yewtree on suspicion sexual offences that date back 40 years.
The fifth person to be arrested and the sixth person to be quizzed under Yewtree. ”Not linked to presenter Savile”. Rebailed
on 17th December to a date in February pending further enquiries.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/de…fford-arrested

2012, 11 December – MET police state investigation into abuse by Savile complete.

2013, January 2nd – Jim Davidson one of 2 men arrested by Operation Yewtree under suspicion of sex offences
against women, not linked to Savile. The second is a 53yr old arrested in Hampshire. Davidson denies the allegations.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…denies-1515432

2013, 9th January – Documents from NAYPIC worker Mary Moss which were photographed and put online taken
under warrant by police working on Operation Fernbridge. Transcripts attached to linked site.
http://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/r…h-transcripts/

2013, January – Yewtree report ”Giving Victims a Voice” published. ‘Most frequent offending between
1966 and 1976’, ‘total of 450 victims, 328 children’.
http://www.nspcc.org.uk/news-and-vie…f_wdf93652.pdf
http://www.cps.gov.uk/news/assets/up…ile_report.pdf

2013, 17th January – MET Police launch Operation Fernbridge, a full investigation into allegations that
politicians were members of a paedophile ring which abused children in care in the 1980s. Centres on the alleged
historic sexual abuse of children at Elm Guest House, in Rocks Lane, a suburban street in Barnes, south-west London,
and Grafton Close Children’s Home, Richmond. Follows on from Operation Fairbank, a scoping exercise launched in October
as a result of Tom Watson’s claims in Parliament. It is being run by the Specialist Crimes and Operations Directorate,
and led by the Child Abuse Investigation Command. We later discover 7 officers are working on the case.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk…g-8456434.html
Tom Watson’s response to launch and appeal for witnesses;
http://www.tom-watson.co.uk/2013/01/…-been-launched

2013, January 27th – Cyril Smith named in Barnes abuse case. It is claimed that the late MP attended parties at a London guest house
where boys from a local care home were regularly assaulted.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk…e-8468370.html

2013 – Feb 2nd – ”Timebomb at Elm Guest House”. Could this be the biggest Establishment cover – up yet?.
”Pop stars, a bishop and a top politician appear on a list seized by police investigating child abuse at the London hotel in the 1980s.”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…tel-1980s.html

2013 – 6th Feb – John Stingemore, 70, St leonards on Sea East Sussex, and Tony McSweeney, 66 a Roman CatholicPriest
from Norfolk arrested by MET police under OP Fernbridge and questioned at Belgravia station in relation to Elm Guest
House abuse allegations.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…e-arrests.html
http://davidhencke.wordpress.com/201…edophile-ring/

2013, March 20th – Jim Davidson arrested for second time (first in January) under Operation Yewtree ‘others’ strand
about new allegations of sexual offences claims by several women dating back 20 years, and one 35 years. All were
adults and he denies the allegations.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21869330

2013 – March 25th – Wilfred De’ath, former BBC producer, released without charge after being arrested as part of the
investigation under Operation Yewtree. Blames a ”different culture” back then for reason for not ”grassing him up” and
failing to report Savile for spending the night with a girl as young as 10.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…-abuse-1785809
2013 March 28th – Rolf Harris arrested under Yewtree, 2 days before 83rd birthday. Falls under strand termed ‘others’.
Rolf vehemently denies claims. Bailed until May.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage…se-arrest.html

2013, April (reported 6th and 7th) – Scotland Yard Commander Peter Spindler dramatically quits in the middle of the high-profile
investigation into Jimmy Savile and other celebrities. Decision surprises insiders who expected Spindler to see Operation Yewtree
through to finish. He instead begins two-year secondment to the police watchdog Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary.
Det Chief Supt Hamish Campbell who led the Jill Dando murder inquiry, is temporarily put in charge of Yewtree.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…-quits-1816009
(Comes 6 weeks after alleged imminent arrest of prominent former Tory cabinet minister suspected of being part of a VIP ­paedophile
ring that was regularly handed boys by child rapist and killer Sidney Cooke for vile sex orgies.)
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…ld-sex-1714162

2013, 25th April – Freddie Starr arrested for second time under Operation Yewtree over further allegations of sexual
offences. Bailed until June.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…-again-1852022

2013, 26th April – Max Clifford charged with 11 indecent assaults against girls and young women between
1965 and 1985.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/ma…ads-not-guilty

2013, May 14th – Jim Davidson interviewed under caution (not re – arrested) by Operation Yewtree officers over
claim he sexually assaulted a woman in the Falkland Islands in the 1980’s.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…ewtree-1889832

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2013, 23rd May – Rolf Harris bailed again until August (previously until May).
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…n-over-1907659

2013, May 24th – recent reports of James Chalkley and his twin brother George being found dead in their flat in Fuengirola, Spain with
plastic bags on their heads and their mouths taped over. Ruling of ‘suicide’ despite the strange circumstances. James Chalkley
was an Eastenders actor connected to the Harry Jeffries, Peter Howells, John Peters and Warwick Spinks international paedophile ring talked about in this documentary, and much of which is covered in the Nick Davies article. He moved to Amsterdam when he ‘retired’ in 1997 from his Stepney flat and was residing in Spain 13 years before his death.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uZbbxHFKHQ
http://www.markpiggott.com/portfolio…le%20harry.pdf
http://travel.aol.co.uk/2013/05/24/b…n-heads-spain/
http://www.theolivepress.es/spain-ne…in-fuengirola/

2013, June 3rd- Chris Denning arrested under Operation Yewtree.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22795892

present day

Savile was an opportunistic ‘lone wolf’ apparently who escaped Royal Protection vetiing, despite everyone else knowing
what and who he was. Everyone seemingly ‘lone wolves’.

Nobody seems to know where the Dickens the Dickens dossier went, or why leon Brittan didnt act then and cant remember now.

Police reveal scale of Elm Guest House investigation into alleged paedophile ring
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk…g-8651295.html

Chronological List of Elm Guest House and Richmond Press Cuttings compiled by Murun from http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/ and Needleblog.
http://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/r…ress-cuttings/

Richmond Council fail to respond positively with FOI requests.

Former Tory Cabinet Minister about to be arrested…..in February (16th). (Oh wait, but that was when Spindler was
still in the job – he ‘resigned’ and got moved on).
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…ld-sex-1714162

Sydney Cooke allegedly handed boys to a former minister suspected of being part of a VIP ­ paedophile ring for
vile sex orgies.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news…ld-sex-1714162

Sydney Cooke in Wakefield prison.

Warwick Spinks dangerous sadistic paedophile allegedly out of prison after paltry sentence. Back in Prague apparently.
http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/coffeeh…ll-on-the-run/

To come:-

2013, Summer – Lord Hunt, the current chair of the PCC, says new press regulator should be set up by this time.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20564043

2014, January – Bill Roache will face trial over alleged sex attacks on five girls as young as 11. Charged with two counts of raping a 15-year-old girl in 1967 and also faces fresh charges of five indecent assaults against four girls aged 11-16 in 1965 and 1968.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti…-young-11.html

2014, March 4th – Max Clifford to go on trial for alleged sex offences.

link

 

@wakeupcall09

Ron and Reggie Kray with Terry Spinks and Sonny Liston

Mr Spinks, a nephew of the Olympic boxer Terry Spinks

The Krays: The original black and white photograph of Ron Kray and Lord Boothby also photographed are Charlie Clark, Goodfellow (Boothby’s butler), Terry Spinks and Mr and Mrs Billie Exley. This photograph was held by Ron as blackmail over Boothby; later given to JP by Ron’s mother, Violet. Accompanying this is letter from Ron in Durham Prison stating that he has asked his mother to give John the photograph, NOW WITH a banning order from the Governor of Tangier excluding Ron from Morocco in 1966 as an ‘undesirable’
This photograph is of a dinner at The Old Society restaurant in Jermyn Street, (now the night club ‘Tramp’), in early 1964. Ron organised it as a thank-you to Boothby fr taking him to dinner at The House of Lords a few weeks earlier.
For Reggie, the good times looked set to continue. On 20 April, he married the woman he had courted for three years. 21 year-old Frances Shea. The wedding was celebrated in typical Kray style, with Rolls-Royces. David Bailey as the official photographer, celebrities such as boxer Terry Spinks in attendance and congratulatory telegrams from Judy Garland, Barbara Windsor and many others.
Terry Spinks was at Ronnie Kray’s funeral

PIE secretary Keith Harding

One of his former employees said the clockmaker had described his role for the group as “membership secretary”.

In December 1980, the BBC’s Jim’ll Fix It filmed Harding at his workshop in Islington, north London, where he fixed a music box belonging to a 13-year-old girl whose letter was shown on screen requesting the repair.

She then appeared with her younger brother in the studio alongside Harding and Savile.

The girl’s brother Dean, now in his 40s, has told BBC News the feature was “set up” by the production team who instigated the item by approaching the family.

He said: “She was asked to write that letter. The way it came about was that my uncle was asked by his then girlfriend, who was a researcher at the BBC, if anybody in the family had a musical box.

“Obviously the letter must have been done after the facts.”

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-30051756

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Freemason and PIE member:

William Keith Harding had been convicted of indecent assault against four children aged eight and nine in 1958 when he was a teacher. 

https://islingtonsurvivors.co.uk/keith-harding/

KEITH HARDING AND THE AUTOMATIC MUSIC WORLD

^ Keith Harding’s  shop

93 Hornsey Road, London N7, just across the road from the Sobell Sports Centre

Shop is near Holloway Road Underground station on the Piccadilly Line

http://www.mbsgb.org.uk/THE%20MUSIC%20BOX/V10%20B1.pdf


Keith’s wife Eva “is also in on the act,…”



 

1987 Hardings move to Gloucester

1992-1993 Eva Harding is a director at Gloucestershire Chamber Of Commerce And Industry

Keith Harding in the 1990s speaking about his PIE membership:

 

2002 – Hardings divorce

GLOUCESTERSHIRE County Council was aware of historic sex offences against children by Keith Harding but had “no power” to stop him running a museum in Northleach.

Vicki Butler, deputy director for safeguarding and care at Gloucestershire County Council, said: “Mr Harding’s past offences happened outside the county more than 50 years ago and we have no power to regulate or prevent a private business being set up.

“When he became known to us in the 90s, together with the police and other partners, we carried out an investigation and took appropriate action at the time.”

According to the BBC, Mr Harding was part of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) and knew Jimmy Saville.

http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/cotswolds/11609883.Gloucestershire_County_Council_had__no_power__to_stop__paedophile__Keith_Harding_opening_museum_in_Northleach/

 

2011 made Worshipful Master of the Mercurius Lodge in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Charles Irving

Charles Irving MP of Cheltenham is listed on the Elm Guest House list.  Charles Irving  was MP when PIE man / Keith Harding was running his shop in Cheltenham .  Harding moved to Cheltenham in 1987.

John Pinniger was a “research assistant” to Harvey Proctor MP and to Sir Charles Irving MP and Pinniger worked at Harrod’s menswear shop in between his parliamentary duties.

John Pinniger was a “research assistant” to Harvey Proctor MP and to Sir Charles Irving MP (both on Elm Guest House list) and Pinniger worked at Harrod’s menswear shop in between his parliamentary duties. 

John Pinniger, Lambeth Councillor at the same time as John Bercow and a fellow member of The Monday Club

Pinniger was a director, along with Derek Laud of

LUDGATE LAUD LIMITED

https://companycheck.co.uk/director/904390291/MR-JOHN-REMFREY-PINNIGER/companies

@ciabaudo

From ‘Incredible and Untrue’:

 

@financialeyes

Bercow joined Monday Club around then — Chope was in it. Bercow nominated him for a peerage. Chope then cast the deciding vote to drop an inquiry into Bercow bullying. Pickles tight with Chope too. Chope knowingly sent girls to Kendall House where they were drugged, some raped.

https://cigpapers.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/15092011573110.jpg

 

Martin Walkerdine‏ @mwalkerdine

Charles Graham Irving MP in 1984 at 23 Westminster Gardens Marsham Street on EGH LIST

Charles Irving MP for Cheltenham 1974-1992 

According to Michael McManus’s book on the history of Conservative attitudes to homosexuality, Irving was gay[2] and he is reported to have offered a steady stream of advice to the Conservative Campaign for Homosexual Equality.[2]

Sir Charles Irving, former Tory MP for Cheltenham, an adviser to CGHE who famously prevented Mrs. Thatcher from de-unionising GCHQ. which was in his constituency,

HRH Crafty Muvvski @craftymuvva

Gloucestershire

 

Charles Irving

Sidney Cooke

Fred West

Keith Harding

 

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Andreas Baader‏ @stop1984

a young man he was plied with booze by MP Charles Irving before the Tory later forced him to have sex in exchange for £30.

‘I was abused by top Tories then blackmailed to keep quiet’

The victim says sinister pimps warned his family would have an “accident” if he refused sex with their powerful clients

 

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/former-rent-boy-i-abused-3885690#ICID=sharebar_twitter

Worshipful Master Keith Harding


The lodge boasts of its Government Communications Headquarters heritage on its website.

“The Mercurius Lodge is known as the Spies Lodge because it was set up by GCHQ and over the years many intelligence officers have become members.

“These are people trained to find out sensitive information and yet none of them had any idea of Keith’s background and past convictions.

“They even voted him the highest honour by making him Worshipful Master.

“Keith felt the Freemasons were somewhere he finally belonged, he called them his “brotherhood”.

“When he died last year, they arranged his funeral and made sure the ceremony started at midday because the time apparently has significance within Masonic ritual.”

Harding ran the Mechanical Music Museum 10 miles away in Northleach after moving from London in 1987.

In 2013, he organised a trip to the museum for Freemasons and their families.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/579523/Paedophile-Mason-lodge-GCHQ

Keith Harding’s David Secrett was a part-time spy.

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Ex-spy and ex-instrument and automata repairman David Secrett, now automata creator.

https://youtu.be/P2SJ398CIrc

 

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Crispin Mount‏ @CrispinMount

https://youtu.be/mq7ZpJxtNZo

2013

 

Harding and friends

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo:

Remember the Jim’ll Fixit episode featuring Keith Harding? Guess who did the sinister film work outside the shop and shop window!

It was David Secrett, a trusted employee at Keith Harding’s shop. Have a guess where Secrett lived and worked in the 90s!

It was Thornham Magna.

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https://thornham-magna.cylex-uk.co.uk/company/david-secrett-clocks—automata-14317333.html

Lord Henniker offered Righton and Alston refuge there when they fled Evesham in 1992. He employed Napier…

in senior positions teaching abroad with British Council and rans Islington’s Suffolk children’s scheme.

From what I have been hearing, it is virtually proven that Harding liked to take boys to Amsterdam.

3 separate witnesses claim Leon Brittan was a regular visitor to Harding’s shop. Brittan was said to take the back entrance .

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 Secrett to Thornham Magna Thornham Magna/ Henniker to Napier, Righton and Alston Napier to Whittingdale
 
Is it just a coincidence that the Freedom Association, GCHQ and Brittan mate Keith Harding of PIE were all based in Cheltenham?
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So Harding, close buddy of paedophile Brittan to whom Whittingdale was SPAD, acted as PIE membership secretary. Mmmh

http://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/2…rt-4/#comments

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The Paedophile Information Exchange PIE was allegedly given £70,000 by the Home Office between 1977 and 1980 – the equivalent today of about £400,000.

A former Home Office worker revealed that Jim Callaghan’s Labour government and Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative administration, which took over in 1979, may have provided funding for PIE.

The whistleblower said senior civil servant Clifford Hindley, who was head of the Home Office’s voluntary services unit, signed off a three year grant for £35,000 in 1980.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2571632/Home-Office-gave-Paedophile-Information-Exchange-70-000-Group-allegedly-given-taxpayers-money-1977-1980.html

 




Cheltenham MP Sir Charles Irving

Sir Charles Irving was ‘blamed’ by GP Clive Froggatt, a top Tory health advisor and think tank guru for NHS reforms, as receiving supplies of diamorphine (pharmaceutical heroin), when in fact it was the GP himself who was obtaining the drug by deception for his own use.

Froggatt had claimed that he was secretly obtaining diamorphine through forged prescriptions from chemists to conceal the fact that he was treating the late MP for Cheltenham, Sir Charles Irving.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/me…s-1593682.html

At his headline-hitting trial in 1994, he told how he had turned to drug abuse when his NHS reforms were savaged by critics.

He began writing out prescriptions for heroin – medical name diamorphine – using false names of patients who had recently died.

Froggatt was caught when a routine check of chemists’ records revealed he had obtained more than 43 grammes of the drug in just two years. When arrested, he claimed he was using the drug as a painkiller for his close friend and Tory MP for Cheltenham Sir Charles Irving, who he said was dying of AIDS and has subsquently passed away from cancer.

Sir Charles denied this. Froggatt received a suspended sentence and the case was referred to the General Medical Council.

www.thefreelibrary.com › … › December 15, 1996

Interestingly enough, one of these articles notes that Froggatt was an advisor on the Cruise/Kidman film, ‘Eyes Wide Shut’.

Dr Clive Froggatt argues that the Government must prescribe heroin if it is to stand any chance of beating the drugs problem that costs this country billions of pounds every year.

Dr Clive Froggatt was a consultant to a succession of Conservative Health Secretaries and Margaret Thatcher’s advisor on NHS reform. Dr Froggatt, who was a secret heroin addict, was forced to resign from his advisory role when he was discovered faking prescriptions to feed his habit. He argues, from a very personal perspective, that the Government must prescribe heroin if it is to stand any chance of beating the drugs problem that costs this country billions of pounds every year.

3 August 2007 – still a doctor then
http://www.channel4.com/news/article…hs/649957.html

Clive Froggatt

When arrested, he claimed he was using the drug as a painkiller for his close friend and Tory MP for Cheltenham Sir Charles Irving, who he said was dying of AIDS

Clive Froggatt Clive Froggatt, a leading physician in England, and a favorite of prime minister Margaret Thatcher and a very senior government health adviser to both Margaret Thatcher and John Major, was addicted to heroin, allegedly taking up to eight fixes a day.

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this is the doctor who has been a guru to a succession of former Health Secretaries including Ken Clarke,now Chancellor;

Virginia Bottomley, now Heritage chief;

and William Waldegrave  – special advisor Patrick Rock.

William Waldegrave, the health secretary, giving details of the two enquiries launched in the aftermath of the case, described Beck as evil. He said that the Commons had shown its support for Mr Janner.

Keith Vaz, Labour MP for Leicester East, condemned the ”cowardly attacks” on Mr Janner. Michael Latham, Tory MP for Rutland and Melton, said that Mr Janner had been the target of ”vile allegations and lies”.

link

As Beck was sentenced, William Waldegrave, the former health secretary announced two inquiries. One would investigate the selection of staff in Britain’s children’s homes. The other, chaired by Andrew Kirkwood QC which is reporting today, would find out why staff at one of Britain’s biggest social services departments failed to act on warnings which would have lead them to the discovery of a catalogue of abuse. Allegations of physical and sexual abuse were first made in 1980 – seven years after Beck started working as an officer in charge of a children’s home. They continued over the next six years, from children and social workers, and on four different occasions were passed on to police. After one investigation, police charged Beck with assault. However, he was subsequently acquitted after a crown court trial in 1982. Despite these allegations, Beck continued working at The Beeches, Leicester Forest East, where he had been officer in charge since 1978. He had spent the previous five years working at The Poplars – a home in Market Harborough – before moving to Ratcliffe Road children’s home. He eventually resigned in 1986 after he was suspended following an allegation of sexual harassment by a fellow member of staff. However he was given references which enabled him to take jobs with Brent and Hertfordshire social services. He also worked with charities.

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Froggatt also worked on a Tory health service think-tank with MP David Willetts, who was forced to resign for trying to nobble a Commons committee probing sleaze.

Froggatt, an advisor”on heroin movie Eyes Wide Shut starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, publicly claims he is now “clean”.

Sir Charles Irving

When arrested, he claimed he was using the drug as a painkiller for his close friend and Tory MP for Cheltenham Sir Charles Irving, who he said was dying of AIDS

(Cheltenham – GCHQ & GCHQ Freemason Lodge and PIE member Keith Harding area)

Froggatt was brought into the Conservative fold in 1983 by Sir Norman Fowler and quickly became an adviser to the powerful Downing Street policy unit.

Froggatt developed a close friendship with Virginia Bottomley and frequently dined at her house.

Froggatt even told friends that he advised her on everything from how she enters a room to how she does her hair.

Ken Clarke once asked him to stand in for him at an Oxford Union health deb

When he had an idea, he rang Tory ministers and they listened.

COCAINE SHAME OF TOP TORY DOCTOR; EXCLUSIVE: NHS reform adviser exposed as junkie living a lie; Hypocrite Froggatt makes a living lecturing doctors about drugs.

Sunday Mirror (London, England) Dec 15 1996

https://www.thefreelibrary.com/COCAINE+SHAME+OF+TOP+TORY+DOCTOR%3B+EXCLUSIVE%3A+NHS+reform+adviser…-a061160679


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In December 1980, the BBC’s Jim’ll Fix It filmed Harding at his workshop in Islington, north London, where he fixed a music box belonging to a 13-year-old girl whose letter was shown on screen requesting the repair.

 

May 6 1981

Keith Harding and Eva announce their engagement at the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers banquet

http://www.mbsgb.org.uk/THE%20MUSIC%20BOX/V10%20B3.pdf

Child protection campaigners have called for the official inquiry into historical abuse to examine the extent of Harding’s business and political links.

He 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 Corporation of London said Harding’s vetting for the Freedom of the City was carried out by his livery company.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-30051756

Keith Harding

 

Haileybury and Imperial Services College Royal Air Force College Cranwell University College London Fellow of the British Horological Institute Worshipful Company of Clockmakers

https://www.linkedin.com/in/keith-harding-90790862/

Eva Harding wife of PIE secretary Keith Harding was Director at:


Gloucestershire Chamber Of Commerce And Industry

Appointed 16 Feb 1992 – Resigned 09 June 1993
Eva Harding born 1948  Eva Harding, Secretary from Cheltenham Former Director at:

Gloucestershire Chamber Of Commerce And Industry
Correspondence address: Oak House High Street, Northleach, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/officers/KG0A2Gk7RQ4AM3e8VITbYPMSDck/appointments

World of Mechanical Music Museum in Oak House, High Street, Northleach, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 3ET

http://www.directorstats.co.uk/director/eva-harding/

William Keith Harding born  Dec 1931 (17 years older than his wife)

Born in Nottinghamshire, Keith was educated at Oakley Hall in Cirencester before moving on to Haileybury College in Hertfordshire. He had originally hoped to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a doctor, but instead took an engineering degree and became a pilot officer at RAF Cranwell.

It was in London he met his now former wife and her three children. After marrying, they went on to have two children of their own together.

In 1987, Keith and his wife and children moved to Northleach and Keith Harding’s World of Mechanical Music was born. Cliff Burnettmoved with them and was his business partner for 50 years. After Cliff’s death three years ago, John said Keith was “never the same again”.

Following his move to Northleach, Keith threw himself into everything he could in the community. He was an active member (and archivist) of Cotswold Canal Trust, a member of Cirencester Church Choir and Cirencester Male Voice Choir.

Keith and his wife divorced 15 years after moving to the Cotswolds and soon after, a chance meeting led him to meet John.

Trying his hand at many other professions, Keith also spent time as a Dominican monk, a librarian and a typist.

He moved to London in his mid-twenties and, through a friend at the British Museum, was introduced to time pieces and clocks.

He began his journey by trading antiques on Portobello Road.

The pair became civil partners in 2007 and had a ceremony at the Swindon and Cricklade railway.

http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/11291767.Warm_and_generous_owner_of_Northleach_music_museum_dies_age_82/

Prince Charles & the Cotswold Canals Trust CCT

2002 visit at a time when PIE member Keith Harding was part of the trust.  In this issue about Prince Charles visit, there is an article by Keith Harding

 

@ciabaudo:

RICHARD NEEDHAM (1) Sir Richard Needham was PPS to NI SecState James Prior between 1983 and 1984. He served under Thatcher and Major as a Under-Secretary of State for NI between 1985 and 1992. He was the longest serving British government Northern Ireland minister.

RICHARD NEEDHAM (2) Although a coveted speaker, Needham, a Privy Council member and Hon. Doctor of Laws at Ulster University, was a man of few words when it came to answering questions about the Kincora boys’ home in Belfast.

RICHARD NEEDHAM (3) Keith Harding was a close friend of high-profile Thatcher-era paedophiles such as Jimmy Savile, Leon Brittan, Cyril Smith and Jeremy Thorpe. They are all said to have paid frequent visits to Harding’s shop near Cheltenham.

RICHARD NEEDHAM (4) PIE member Keith Harding was a director and archivist of the Cotswold Canals Trust for many years. He became a member in 1990 and stood on its council from 1994 until 2011, even to be honoured with his own memorial bench.

RICHARD NEEDHAM (7) Needham and the Silly Cow who stole kids’ milk: Paramilitaries listening in to Needham chatting with his German-born wife Sigrid Thiessen-Gairdner recorded him referring to MT as a ‘silly cow’. I wonder whether words like Kincora and PIE were ever recorded?

RICHARD NEEDHAM (8) Charles Irving MP for Cheltenham is listed as a patron of Elm Guest House child brothel He was MP when PIE man Harding was running his shop in Cheltenham. Irving’s charity donated to Harding’s and Needham’s Cotswolds Canals Trust.

RICHARD NEEDHAM (9) Prince Charles visited the Cotswold Canals Trust in 2002 while Keith Harding was active there. In fact, an article by Harding featured in the Trust’s magazine covering the event.

 

 

Harding, was said to have been 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.

 

Charles Irving Charitable Trust – funding Cotswold Canals Trust

 

https://cotswoldcanals.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/CCT-Charity-Accounts-2018-final.pdf

2011 made Worshipful Master of the Mercurius Lodge in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Charles Irving

Charles Irving MP of Cheltenham is listed on the Elm Guest House list.  Charles Irving  was MP when PIE man / Keith Harding was running his shop in Cheltenham .  Harding moved to Cheltenham in 1987.

John Pinniger was a “research assistant” to Harvey Proctor MP and to Sir Charles Irving MP and Pinniger worked at Harrod’s menswear shop in between his parliamentary duties.

John Pinniger was a “research assistant” to Harvey Proctor MP and to Sir Charles Irving MP (both on Elm Guest House list) and Pinniger worked at Harrod’s menswear shop in between his parliamentary duties. 

John Pinniger, Lambeth Councillor at the same time as John Bercow and a fellow member of The Monday Club

Pinniger was a director, along with Derek Laud of

LUDGATE LAUD LIMITED

https://companycheck.co.uk/director/904390291/MR-JOHN-REMFREY-PINNIGER/companies

 

https://cigpapers.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/15092011573110.jpg

 

Eva Harding, now known as Eva Harding-Bell

2012 – Eva commenting on the Mechanical Museum Facebook page:

Eva Harding-Bell Remember all my buying trips for our magical musical shop! A place where dreams come true ! The power of sound is truly alive!!!! Omm..

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Mechanical-Music-Museum-Cafe-Bar-164806316916417/posts/?ref=page_internal

Eva Harding-Bell co-founded music museum in Cotswold

Eva Harding-Bell is a trustee of the BOSTON METHODIST CIRCUIT

https://olib.uk/charity/html/1135515/boston-methodist-circuit/

Charity registration number: 1135515

https://olib.uk/charity/html/1135515/boston-methodist-circuit/

I am musically trained and co-founded a musical museum in the Cotswold’ s many years ago…. My singing comes straight from my heart, I am a sound angel….. Eva

https://www.facebook.com/eangelsong?fref=ufi&rc=p

Keith Harding’s business partner, Cliff Burnett, suffered a nervous breakdown 1974

http://www.mbsgb.org.uk/THE%20MUSIC%20BOX/V6%20B5.pdf

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Keith Harding had a musical box repair shop and workshop at 93 Hornsey Road from the early 70s.  He was a member of the Paedophile Information Exchange.  He died in 2014. He moved to Gloucester in 1987, setting up Keith Harding’s World of Mechanical Music, a museum in Northleach, near Cheltenham. He had been convicted of indecent assault against four children aged eight and nine in 1958 when he was a teacher. He appeared alongside Jimmy Savile in a Christmas edition of the BBC’s Jim’ll Fix It.

Articles about Harding by James Fielding of the Express in 2015 can be found HERE and HERE

Daily Mail 2014 article HERE

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20181213000056/https://islingtonsurvivors.co.uk/keith-harding/

 

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Summer 1981 issue

In 1980 Blue Peter viewers were shocked to discover that host Peter Duncan had a secret past as the star of a porn film. As a 21-year-old he had appeared in a movie called The Lifetaker, in which he was seduced by a beautiful older woman.
2012The AMICA BulletinAUTOMATIC MUSICAL INSTRUMENT COLLECTORS’ ASSOCIATION.

Musical Box Society of Great Britain

http://www.mbsgb.org.uk/THE%20MUSIC%20BOX/V11%20B1.pdf

https://stacks.stanford.edu/file/druid:dc220yd9986/Jan-Feb-12.pdf

Keith Harding archivist and committee member MBGSB

Keith Harding 1974

and treasurer – retired 1975

http://www.mbsgb.org.uk/THE%20MUSIC%20BOX/V7%20B4.pdf

1977 Keith Harding featured on BBC Radio 4’s World at One

http://www.mbsgb.org.uk/THE%20MUSIC%20BOX/V8%20B3.pdf

 

MBSGB with Peter Dacre

http://www.mbsgb.org.uk/THE%20MUSIC%20BOX/V11%20B7.pdf

 

MUSIC box collector and clock maker Keith Harding, whose staff restored antiques for royalty, played a vital role in Britain’s biggest child sex ring.

The pervert met regularly with MPs Leon Brittan and Cyril Smith at his world-renowned workshop. The former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe would also drop by along with key members of the vile Paedophile Information Exchange Steven Adrian Smith and Tom O’Carroll. A PIE list seized in 1984 records Harding, who died from cancer last year aged 82, as member 329 and his address as Hornsey Road, Holloway, north London. He is understood to have kept hidden a list of more than 1,000 PIE members with prominent names including top politicians from the Thatcher era. One of his staff, who worked for him between 1980 and 1987, said: “Leon Brittan and Cyril Smith were both regular visitors to the shop.Usually they would come in via the side door, other times they would ring the bell at the front entrance and come in.“They’d straight away ask for Keith who would be coming down the stairs.“Then they would then either go up to his office for a private meeting or they’d go out for several hours.”The former worker added: “The shop had many high profile customers, including the royals…

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/576187/Keith-Harding-MPs-Leon-Brittan-Cyril-Smith-Jeremy-Thorpe

IslingtonSurvivorsNetwork‏ @theIslingtonSN 

The Paedophile Information Exchange’s last Chairman Steven Adrian Smith pictured in @islingtongztte in May 1973 meeting @Islingtonmayor Mrs Patsy Bradbury – 18 months before PIE forms #Islington #PIEHQ

 

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DARK KNIGHTS Evil Smith and Savile pals for four decades The Sun 29-11-12

Sir CYRIL SMITH and SIR JIMMY SAVILE were friends for 4 decades – both friends with MI6 Freemason worhsipful master Keith Harding

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1982 Queen Mum and Queen meet editor of the Music Box – Robert Clarson-Leach


The Queen’s interest in Mechanical Music goes back many years. Here the young Queen with MBSGB member the late Mr S F Sunley, at the British Industires Fair at Olympia, London 1955 and pictured with Lady Antonia Fraser. (her father is Lord Longford)

http://www.mbsgb.org.uk/THE%20MUSIC%20BOX/V11%20B1.pdf

 

1982 Prince Philip with MBSGB editor

http://www.mbsgb.org.uk/THE%20MUSIC%20BOX/V11%20B1.pdfon-Leach

Harding and Fortnum and Mason

 

Mrs Margaret Weston and Keith Harding

Garfield Weston, former MP for Macclesfield paid tribute to Treasurer Keith Harding

1973

http://www.mbsgb.org.uk/THE%20MUSIC%20BOX/V6%20B3.pdf

Keith Harding, former membership secretary of the Paedophile Information Exchange (Pie) was made Worshipful Master of the Mercurius Lodge in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, in 2011.

The child molester, who died last summer, presided over ceremonies and rituals from an ornate throne.

Harding was convicted of an indecent assault against four children aged eight and nine in 1958 and classified a Schedule-1 offender, which meant the offence remained on his criminal record all his life.

His name was also on a list of about 400 Pie members seized by police in 1984, the year the organisation disbanded.

Cirencester Male Voice Choir

CIRENCESTER Male Voice Choir could be excused for getting pre-performance nerves as they prepare to perform to a 5,000-strong audience at the Royal Albert Hall.

The choir, which was formed just three years ago, will perform with 14 other choirs from England, Scotland and Wales at the London Welsh Festival of Male Choirs on Saturday, October 13.

Founder Phil Kerton said it would be a proud moment for Cirencester.

When the group was first formed in 2009 it had just 12 members, but since then it has gone from strength to strength and now has 40 singers, aged between 16 and 85, who take part in concerts and competitions all over the country.

Choir member Keith Harding said he would not be nervous about performing next week. “I took part in the first Night of1,000 Voices concert at the Royal Albert Hall about 25 years ago. It was great fun setting a new record,” he said

http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/9968537.Choir_s_big_night/

The Night of 1000 Voices is a large-scale charity concert that has been running annually since 1999. UK choirs and stage schools join musical theatre professionals on stage at an epic venue

http://www.thereviewshub.com/preview-the-night-of-1000-voices-royal-albert-hall/

In May 1999, Gloria Hunniford hosted the first ever performance of THE NIGHT OF 1000 VOICES at the Royal Albert Hall.

https://www.londontheatre.co.uk/theatre-news/news/night-of-1000-voices-at-the-royal-albert-hall-1-may-2005

More Harding articles here

“Keith is helped by his wife Eva who does the books.”


Gloucester paedophiles, connections

Colette L Annesley‏ @ColetteAnnesley

Gloucester nonces? Count in prolific perpetrator Diocesan Bishop of Gloucester in the Church of England:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-34466842

Truthseeker‏ @thewakeupcall09:

Labour Councillor Alex Lawrie was a former GCHQ employee

Peter Righton – New Barns school for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties in Gloucestershire.

Solicitor Andrew Dutton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, was on the EGH list ?

Solicitor who netted pounds 200,000 of clients’ money struck off.

A dishonest solicitor who creamed off pounds 200,000 of clients’ money to prevent his home being repossessed was struck off by the Solicitor’s Disciplinary Tribunal yesterday.

Andrew Dutton, aged 55, from Worcester, also put a major murder trial in jeopardy after he was granted legal aid for representing a client despite it being illegal for him to do so.

The Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal in central London was told yesterday that Dutton had been a partner at John Martlew and Company in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

The Law Society carried out an investigation of the firm’s accounts in May 1998 and discovered a number of irregularities.

David Shaw, an investigating and compliance officer for the society, told the hearing Dutton misused funds while investing money on behalf of an American company, CHA, and a Russian firm, DMC, which were looking to buy a Russian mine.

He failed to tell either that this created a conflict of interest and simply continued to invest for them both.

‘Mr Dutton was then granted power of attorney over the Russian company and they released seven bills of exchange, valued at $1 million each. These were put into the account of a close friend of Mr Dutton’s in New Jersey, known as Mr C,’ said Mr Shaw.

The hearing was told that pounds 80,000 of this sum was placed in Dutton’s own bank account, a further pounds 30,000 went into another account and Dutton took pounds 10,000 in cash.

Mr Shaw said considerable sums of money were transferred through Mr C’s Abbey National account in Cheltenham and eventually they ended up in Dutton’s account.

Mr Shaw said Mr C had pounds 100,000 in his account at one point which was used to pay off Dutton’s mortgage after his home was threatened with repossession. Cash was also used to pay off a substantial overdraft.

Dutton’s partners at John Martlew and Company in Cheltenham were completely unaware of his actions and had no part in any of the transactions.

The tribunal also heard how Dutton was banned from practising as a fully-fledged solicitor in February, 1999, but despite it being illegal for him to practice on his own, he set up Dutton and Company and made illegal claims for legal aid payments in his work as a duty solicitor.

After applying for permission from the Law Society, he was employed as a consultant under supervision at the local law firm R A Eggleton and Company.

During this time, Dutton applied for legal aid for a client on a murder charge despite being barred from doing so.

Solicitor Roger Eggleton said: ‘He was representing the client and came into my office one day and said ‘I’ve hit the jackpot’.’

Striking him off, tribunal chairman Barrie Marsh said: ‘Mr Dutton is a very dishonest man who has misled clients and practised illegally.’

He was also ordered to pay the ‘substantial’ costs of the case although no amount was given.

The most infamous paedophile from Gloucester is Fred West

Fred West

Serial killer Rose West’s nephew abducted and raped 12-year-old girl

6th November 2017

Sick Steven Letts, 38, plied the young girl with cocaine, cannabis and vodka.He abducted and had sex with the child after they met in the street and she asked him for a cigarette.The girl was with her support worker but went off with Letts after he offered her a joint in Gloucester city centre on March 6 this year.It’s the same city his aunt Rose and husband Fred tortured and murdered at least 12 people – with nine of the bodies discovered buried more than 20 years later.The support worker said she warned Letts the girl, who lives in care, was underage.

Rose West was born Rosemary Letts in Northam in Devon to William Letts and Daisy Fuller.

She is now an inmate at HMP Low Newton, Brasside, Durham, after being convicted of ten murders in 1995.

Are Fred West’s first victims buried in a Glasgow allotment? Hollywood producer urges police to reopen case amid claims the killer’s murder spree began in Scotland in the early 1960s

  • Paul Pender, a Hollywood producer, wants to reopen the Fred West murder file
  • He is urging police to search a Glasgow allotment for bodies from the 1960s 
  • Police Scotland said they will look at all evidence regardless of the time passed

Fred West may have murdered many more innocent people and buried them in an allotment in Glasgow, it has been claimed.

The serial killer and his deranged wife Rose murdered, raped and dismembered young women, including two of their own daughters.

But Fred, who killed himself before being brought to trial on twelve murder charges, is now believed to have killed many more.

Hollywood producer Paul Pender was tipped off about more victims at a family funeral by a man who worked with West’s first wife Rena who Fred later killed.

The former abattoir employee told Mr Pender to investigate further.

 

Serial killer Fred West killed himself before he could be brought to justice. It is now believed he may have had many more victims in Glasgow 

 Fred West is known to have killed at least 12 women and ran over a young boy in Glasgow before moving to Gloucester

 Serial killer couple Rose West (left) and Fred West (right) killed girls in their home. a Hollywood producer named Paul Pender believes more victims are buried in Glasgow 

 Serial killer couple Rose West (left) and Fred West (right) killed girls in their home. A Hollywood producer named Paul Pender believes more victims are buried in Glasgow

As a result the screenwriter believes there are more bodies buried in an allotment which West used in the early 1960s.

He said there is an ‘inarguable’ case to crack open the West file once more because we ‘owe it to the victims’.

 Paul Pender is calling on police to re-open the Fred West file and investigate an old allotment site in Glasgow

Mr Pender believes high tech scanning equipment could be used on the ground.

Fred and Rose were finally arrested in 1994 and nine bodies were found at the house of horrors in Gloucester.

The rapes and horrifying killings took place between 1967 and 1987. Rose West was jailed for life for ten murders while Fred killed himself before court where he was charged 12 counts of murder.

Pender is also calling for officers to look into the death of Henry Feeney, a three-year-old in Glasgow’s Castlemilk district.

West ran him over in an ice-cream truck and at the time it was said to be an accident.

Murderer Fred West with his wife Rose and daughter Ann Marie pictured at Ann Marie's wedding, in 1986. Anne Marie survived her murderous parents but attempted suicide later

Murderer Fred West with his wife Rose and daughter Ann Marie pictured at Ann Marie’s wedding, in 1986. Anne Marie survived her murderous parents but attempted suicide later

But it is now believed West lured him to a quiet spot and ran him over on purpose by telling him to retrieve a ball from bushes, before reversing into him and killing him.

Fred West and Rena Costello, later Rena West, moved to Gloucester but after difficulties in the marriage Rena fled back to Scotland.

When she returned to Gloucester to find her daughter – who was not Fred’s child – she was killed by West who had already killed the girl named Charmaine.

Police Scotland said: ‘We will investigate all reports regardless of what time has passed and would encourage anyone who has information to come forward.’

THE TRAGIC VICTIMS OF THE HOUSE OF HORRORS MURDERERS

Although Fred West was convicted of killing 12 women and Rose 10, the pair are thought to have killed up to 20 more.

One victim who was almost certainly killed by West was his former girlfriend Anne McFall who like the others, was found in a shallow grave with body parts missing. West denied it.

The waped pair used whips to torture their victims as well as their own children. 

Fred West committed suicide by hanging himself in a prison cell in January 1995 — before he could stand trial for the murders.

Rose West is still a prisoner at HMP Low Newton in Durham, having been handed a rare ‘whole life tariff’ for her part in the killings. 

Confirmed victims include:

Charmaine West, eight: Fred West’s stepdaughter from his first marriage, Charmaine was murdered by Rose in 1971 while Fred was in prison.

Rena Costello, 27: Charmaine’s mother Rena, Fred’s first wife, was murdered when she arrived to pick up her daughter Charmaine in August 1971. With Charmaine already dead, it is thought Fred killed her to avoid an investigation.

Lynda Gough, 20: Miss Gough was a lodger in the West’s home and was killed in April 1973. Rose told her mother she had moved to Weston-super-Mare.

Carol Ann Cooper, 15: The teenager disappeared while walking home from the cinema to her Worcester children’s home in November 1973. Her remains were found buried in the Wests’ garden.

Lucy Partington, 21: After spending Christmas with her family in Cheltenham, Miss Partington disappeared after leaving to catch a bus. The student was the cousin of novelist Martin Amis and the sister of author Marian Partington.

Lucy went missing in 1973 after visiting friends in Cheltenham. She was killed by the Wests 

Lucy went missing in 1973 after visiting friends in Cheltenham. She was killed by the Wests

Therese Siegenthaler, 22: The South London student was killed in April 1974 after disappearing while attempting to hitch-hike to Ireland.

Shirley Hubbard, 15: One of the Wests’ youngest victims, she disappeared on her way home from college in Droitwich. When her body was discovered, her head was completely covered in tape with a rubber tube placed in her mouth to allow her to breathe.

Juanita Mott, 18: Miss Mott, a former lodger at 25 Cromwell Street, was living in Newent when she vanished.

Shirley Robinson, 19: Another lodger, Miss Robinson was killed in 1978 after becoming pregnant with West’s child.

Alison Chambers, 17: The teenager disappeared in August 1979 and her remains were later found beneath the patio at 25, Cromwell Street.

Heather West, 17: Repeatedly raped by her father, Heather complained to friends about the abuse and was murdered by her parents in a bid to keep her quiet.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6052145/Are-Fred-Wests-victims-buried-Glasgow-allotment-Producer-urges-police-reopen-case.html

Fred West’s abortion racket

Home Office pathologist Sir Bernard Spilsbury carried out a post-mortem on the torso and other remains and decided they belonged to a missing man, Captain William Butt of Cheltenham.

Sawn-Up Body Riddle POLICE HUNT FOR WOMAN (1938)



Mary Moss List

Truthseeker ‏ @thewakeupcall09
Anthony Martin Milsom, 62, had newspaper cuttings relating to high-profile child murder inquiries
Anthony Milsom, a paedophile from Hull, who is alleged to have stayed at the property, later moved to Newtown, Powys, where he was convicted of a string of sex offences dating back to the 1990s, including 21 counts of making indecent photographs of children and five counts of indecent assault on a girl when she was aged between 4 and eight. He was jailed indefinitely at Mold Crown Court in March 2011, but six months later appeal court judges reduced his sentence to three-and-a-half years.
”TONY MILSOM. LEONARD STREET HULL..OF NEWTOWN …’
Anthony Martin Milsom of Newtown
Anthony Martin Milsom was born in 1949 in Hull, Yorkshire. He had one child. He died in 11/16/2014  at the age of 65.
Torture-obsessed paedophile Anthony Milsom was on the EGH list
Anthony Martin Milsom of Newtown, Powys, north Wales
 Milsom, unemployed and originally from Hull in East Yorkshire
Milsom admitted a series of offences dating back to the early 1990s including 16 counts of possessing indecent images of children, 21 charges of making indecent images, five charges of indecent assault on a little girl when she was aged between four and eight.

Newtown sex offender Anthony Milsom has sentence cut

29 July 2011

Anthony Martin Milsom, 62, from Newtown, Powys, was jailed in March after admitting indecent assault, and possessing and making indecent images.

The original sentencing judge said his case would “chill the blood of the parent of any young child.”

But Appeal Court judges said his crimes did not justify an open-ended sentence.

When he was first sentenced, Mold crown court was told that Milsom’s large collection of indecent images revealed his fascination with the murder, abduction and rape of young female children.

Police found in his home more than 5,100 indecent drawings, more than 200 photographs, 127,700 still images, together with 500 films and 188 home-made videos.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-14349227


Truthseeker‏ @thewakeupcall09 5 Aug 2017

Cecil George Barbaro, Walton On Thames, Surrey, was on the EGH list http://www.checkcompany.co.uk/director/3110073/CECIL-GEORGE-BARBARO …

Victor James Luck lived at the same address as Cecil George Barbaro

Cecil Barbaro – Walton on Thames (very near Weybridge – Kitty and co)

Community worker wins MBE honour

A COMMUNITY worker who has set up numerous charities and projects for Elmbridge has been recognised in the New Years’ honours list.

2 JUL 2013

Cecil Barbaro, from Walton was awarded the MBE for services to the community.

Throughout his work as a volunteer, Cecil has worked closely with Surrey Police.

The force’s chief superintendent Carl Crathern, borough Inspector David Hollingsworth, as well as Elmbridge youth affairs officer Brian Kingston nominated him for the honour.

He told the News & Mail: “It was a complete surprise and I have a great appreciation for what Surrey Police has done for me.

When I first got the letter I just looked at it for ten minutes and wondered if they had got the right person.

“I hope I can receive this award for all of the volunteers who all work so hard.”

Indisputedly a pillar of the community, Cecil was instrumental in setting up the neighbourhood watch support group, national neighbourhood watch.

He had a hand in the police and community partnership group for Walton and Hersham, Fieldcommon tenants and residents group,

the youth strategy group,

the Brooklands Auto Project,

community one-stop shops,

Elmbridge Mediation Service,

Victim Support Scheme,

Carers of Elmbridge and Young Carers.

Such an impressive CV is the result of a lot of hard work.

“It does require a lot of energy,” Cecil said. “What drives one really is to think: What it is you’re trying to achieve, is it necessary, is it achievable and the most important thing — is it affordable?”

Illness prevented Cecil from achieving the introduction of  one-stop shops in the borough, which would have enabled residents to resolve problems with the council in one fell swoop.

Now fighting fit again, he is considering work with MacMillan Cancer Relief.

Cecil explained that his one project invariably led to another. “I became involved with Elmbridge mediation because I thought the police were being involved in a lot of unnecessary work — border disputes and that kind of thing,” he explained.

“I realised when I was at the CAB there was a need for carers of Elmbridge – that’s what got it going.”

Chief Supt Carl Crathern said: “On behalf of all the staff on North Surrey Division, I am delighted that Cecil has been rewarded and recognised for the tremendous personal investment of time and effort he has spent in improving life for the people of Elmbridge.

“His contribution to police, community and voluntary services has been immense, despite the times he has faced a lack of support and resistance from others, his drive and determination won through.”

Elmbridge

Privy to what?

Cast of Characters:

Margaret Thatcher

Savile Thatcher NSPCC

Sir Edward Leigh

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Sir Jimmy Savile

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Sir Roger Gale

MP Roger Gale & Dempsey the dog.

HM Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Jill Dando

Trigger Warning!!

This story spans decades and contains some highly disturbing material…

On February 13th 2019, Her Majesty the Queen held a meeting of the Privy council at Buckingham Palace.

Privy Council
(The more observant may note that this picture is from a previous meeting of the Her Majesty’s Privy Council; given much of this blog is about political manipulations surrounding Leaders of Her Majesty’s Opposition, how fitting that Dame Margaret Hodge appears to be taking centre stage!! Also notice the lack of seating arrangements…)

Aside from the Queen herself, present at that meeting were:

Andrea Leadsom (Lord President HM Privy Council and Leader of House of Commons)

Andrea Leadsom

Greg Clark (Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Greg Clark

Damian Hinds (Secretary of State for Education)

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Jeremy Wright (Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

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All are top level elected members of the cabinet of Her Majesty’s Government (in addition to the Secretaries of State, who are elected parliamentarians, each department has a ‘Permanent’ Secretary, employed by Her Majesty’s Civil Service) and all present remained standing throughout the meeting, as is the custom.

There were many matters to be covered, from specifications of 50p coins celebrating the life of Stephen Hawking, amendments of the charters of a number of universities and societies including the Royal Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, orders preventing further burials in a number of Churchyards across the country, sanctions on Eritrea and even an amendment to the Outer Space act for the Isle of Man!!

But just how is it that this particular meeting of Her Majesty’s Privy Council takes us back over 40 years, to 1976?

If you recall, back in 1976, Julian Lewis was doing dirty work on behalf of Norris McWhirter and the Freedom Association…

furthermore, the Freedom Association hosted an event to introduce Julian Lewis’ mentor, spy and strategist Brian Crozier, to Margaret Thatcher

Now what are the chances that another of Julian Lewis and Brian Crozier’s close allies was in a pivotal position in Margaret Thatcher’s office back in 1976 when all this skullduggery was afoot?

Lewis Leigh Crozier

Edward Leigh Knighthood

We’ll come back to Edward Leigh’s time as Margaret Thatcher’s Private Secretary, but for now, let’s take a wider look at his career, which must’ve come along in leaps and bounds, as he’s now ‘Sir’ Edward Leigh, after being knighted in the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honors, then,  on 28th December 2018 sworn into Her Majesty’s Privy Council, acknowledged by an order approved by the Queen at Buckingham Palace on February 13th 2019 during the Privy Council meeting…

Edward Leigh

Immediately we can see he comes from an elite background, as younger son of Sir Neville Leigh, former Clerk to the Privy Council (Head of the Privy Council Office);

Privy Council 1969

After WW2, Neville Leigh had joined RAF intelligence, before later becoming head of the Privy Council Office between 1974 and 1984

Around the same time his father became head of the Privy Council, Edward Leigh joined Richmond Borough Council;

now of course it could be a coincidence, but as you’ll see, this begins to raise questions about the wider investigation of organized Child abuse; after all Elm Guest House was in Richmond…

Elm Guest House 2

The above excerpt is from the Surrey Comet, though for one reason or another, the editor of the Surrey Comet had been gagged on reporting the Elm Guest House story in full

Surely nothing to do with allegations that various members of the Royal Household attended Elm Guest House in some capacity; also of interest is mention of Westland Helicopters, given Neville Leigh’s background in RAF intelligence

Elm Guest House List

Let’s not forget the last post on this blog and mention of Keith Vaz’s role interviewing Mark Sedwill (now UK National Security Adviser, Cabinet Secretary and head of her Majesty’s Civil Service) regarding the 114 missing files on VIP child abuse

Especially since Keith Vaz was on Richmond Council’s legal team at the time of the Elm Guest House Scandal

Furthermore, Westland was deeply involved in the Al Yamamah deal in which Margaret Thatcher and Bandar Bin Sultan played such key roles…

(coincidentally Bandar Bin Sultan’s Son and Daughter have just been sworn in as Saudi Ambassadors to the the UK and US respectively)

But back to Edward Leigh; beyond the questions that surround his time at Richmond Council, similar questions arise about his role at the Greater London Council;

an example of this comes from one time deputy leader of the GLC George Tremlett’s recollection of taking a certain Harvey Proctor to the Elm Guest House for a Monday Club meeting some time in 1981:

Tremlett Proctor EGH

Of course, to immediately assume Sir Edward was in any way linked to child abuse would be jumping the gun somewhat, if it weren’t for a number of other factors;

firstly, we have the case of Duncan Breeze, who was jailed for making over 4,200 indecent images of children, including those of the worst level of depravity, which were found on 3 computers at both his own home in Sandy, Bedfordshire and his parent’s home in Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset.

Mr Breeze has protested his innocence, however, the evidence presented to the court was sufficient to secure a conviction:

Edward Leigh Duncan Breeze 1

Edward Leigh Duncan Breeze 2

Oddly, Sir Edward’s story seems to change slightly when interviewed by his local paper as a result of the Mirror story above:

Edward Leigh Duncan Breeze 3
Regardless, surely there’s still not sufficient justification for associating Sir Edward Leigh with Child abuse…

However, there’s more:

Edward Leigh Dolphin Square
Now aside from the small matter of Edward Leigh being president of the Catholic Union to this day, the mention of John Allen and North Wales brings us back to where it all began with Edward Leigh’s long time partner in crime Julian Lewis

There seems little doubt there was indeed a monumental cover up of organized abuse in North Wales and beyond, in which Julian Lewis is clearly implicated

North Wales

The exact date Edward Leigh and Julian Lewis became acquainted remains unclear, however, they clearly knew one another before they founded the the Coalition for Peace through Security (CPS) together in September 1981.

Behind the scenes, the CPS was clearly influential, with ties to Conservative leadership and several key figures in the Ministry of Defence:

Coalition for Peace Through Security

Aside from doing a double take when you realize the current president of the Catholic Union was heavily involved in campaigning for nuclear weapons, note mention of funding via ‘The 61′ Brian Crozier’s global private intelligence network, which thanks to being separate from government, avoided scrutiny and accountability…

Also note that this was all happening whilst Edward Leigh’s father, Neville Leigh, was still head of the Privy Council office, with close links to the Cabinet Office and the Queen

Aside from Julian Lewis’ dodgy activities with Edward Leigh, let’s not forget his role as John Bercow’s best man, (though the pic below is of course not Sally Bercow)
John-Bercow-left-Karen-Pollock-and-Dr-Julian-Lewis-at-the-handover

Or indeed that John Bercow’s introduction to politics came from none other than Harvey Proctor, who then goes on to mention a certain Keith Vaz:

Proctor Bercow

Proctor Bercow Vaz

All very odd…

disgrace-in-the-house vaz bercow

But back to Julian Lewis covering up child abuse;

Beyond Julian Lewis bragging of getting Scallywag magazine shut down on his website,

as always,

there is another side to the story:

Simon Regan Julian Lewis

Simon Regan Julian Lewis 2

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Hold on though, weren’t the Dolphin Square allegations found to have come from the minds of fantasists with no basis in truth?

Some well connected folks certainly want you to believe that, but it doesn’t sit very well with police investigations such as Operation Mileshogue:

Operation MilesHogue Dolphin Square 2

So we have a police investigation, and the startling revelation that pretty much everyone in the Met Police Paedophile Unit was aware of allegations surrounding Dolphin Square, yet for whatever reason, management didn’t feel it warranted further resources…

Could the links to Government Arms Sales provide us with a clue as to why that might be?

Operation MILESHOGUE Dolphin Square
It may even provide us with clues as to why to this day these matters aren’t investigated in a great deal of detail; although this document comes from evidence adduced during the Westminster Strand of the Independent Child Abuse Inquiry, the matters covered by the interviews with ex police officers were never discussed or investigated as part of the inquiry.

But back to Sir Edward Leigh; Operation Mileshogue began around 1996, however, it was investigating allegations dating back some time; for example, a child of 13 or 14 was being interviewed about abuse beginning when he was 8 years old:

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So there is certainly reason to investigate the allegations from 1992 further…

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But anyway, what does this have to do with 1976 and Edward Leigh’s role as Margaret Thatcher’s Private Secretary?

Well let’s start where much of the child abuse scandal began; Jimmy Savile;

Savile Thatcher NSPCC

Long before she got into Chequers, whilst still leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition, Margaret Thatcher appeared with Jimmy Savile on Jim’ll fix it:

The programme was a primetime broadcast as the Christmas period was coming to an end on New Years Day 1977; however, it would’ve been filmed beforehand sometime in 1976.

For this to happen, there would of course have been correspondence between the programme’s producers at the BBC and Margaret Thatcher’s office.

So who was in charge of Margaret Thatcher’s correspondence at the time?

Her Private Secretary, Edward Leigh, son of the Head of the Privy Council Office at the time, member of Richmond Borough Council and the GLC, close associate of both Brian Crozier and Julian Lewis, and an alleged child abuser with links to a paedophile convicted for making child abuse images.

Back to Buckingham Palace and Feb 13th 2019:Edward Leigh Roger Gale Privy Council

Now casting aside for a moment the political chicanery of Brian Crozier, Norris McWhirter and Jimmy Savile, who pray tell was appointed as Director of BBC Children’s Television in 1976?

Sir Roger Gale, who even back then had been a member of the Conservative Party for 12 years…

Roger Gale Theresa May


 

Cliff Richard’s call for anonymity in sex offence arrests would cause significant harm to victims, say campaigners

Victims’ groups have warned a campaign led by Sir Cliff Richard and Paul Gambaccini to ban naming suspected sex offenders unless they are prosecuted could cause “significant harm”.

The celebrities have launched a petition calling for the government to change the law to “protect the reputations of all innocent suspects, whether well-known or not, from the lasting stigma of a false sexual allegation”.

It passed 10,000 signatures on Monday afternoon and will receive a government response, while 100,000 would trigger a parliamentary debate.

In an open letter to Sir Cliff and Mr Gambaccini, the End Violence Against Women Coalition said false allegations were no higher for sexual offences than other crimes and “our big problem is the enormous reluctance victims have to report” attacks.

Only 10-15 per cent of rapes are estimated to be reported to police, and only 1.7 per cent of those result in a charge in England and Wales.

https://news.yahoo.com/sir-cliff-richards-call-anonymity-140900376.html

@newsincardiff

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and Leicestershire police have been severely criticised by Richard Henriques, a retired judge, for mishandling investigations into the peer in 1991, 2002 and 2007.

Lord Janner escaped prosecution due to CPS and police failings, report finds

Crown Prosecution Service and police severely criticised by retired judge for mishandling investigations into late peer

Allegations that Janner had sexually abused children first emerged publicly in 1991.

Allegations that Janner had sexually abused children first emerged publicly in 199

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jan/19/lord-janner-escaped-prosecution-due-to-cps-and-police-failings-report-finds

Thatcher stopped Peter Hayman being named as paedophile-link civil servant – Papers released to National Archives about senior diplomat will be of interest to campaigners for victims of historical sex abuse.

Thatcher stopped Peter Hayman being named as paedophile-link civil servant

Papers released to National Archives about senior diplomat will be of interest to campaigners for victims of historical sex abuse
Margaret Thatcher addresses the Tory conference in 1980

Margaret Thatcher in 1980, the year she received a memo that Peter Hayman was engaging in sexual perversion in 1966 when he returned from Berlin to the Foreign Office.

# reveals how Anglesea was protected by the North Wales Police and escaped censure in both the 1996-1997 North Wales Child Abuse Tribunal and the more recent Macur Review

THE DEATH OF GORDON ANGLESEA

16 December 2016

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CONVICTED PAEDOPHILE Gordon Anglesea died yesterday morning of natural causes.

https://paddyfrench1.wordpress.com/2016/12/16/the-death-of-gordon-anglesea/

Analysis: How did Savile get away with it? – more concerned about protecting the reputation of the BBC than getting at the truth

Cyril Smith: the predatory paedophile protected by establishment For four decades Cyril Smith, the former Liberal MP, was free to abuse boys with impunity. How did he get away with it?
Birmingham Archdiocese let children be abused and harboured paedophile priests ‘to protect its own reputation’
63 YEARS: Paedophile in pope’s inner circle who lived in Spain protected by ‘mafia’ Vatican for seven decades Huge cover-up by Catholic Church saw 240 documents of paedophile abuse kept secret

Whitehall child sex inquiry: the 114 files ‘lost’ Home Office admits that it destroyed, lost or could not find ‘potentially relevant files’ between 1979 and 1999

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10949117/Whitehall-child-sex-inquiry-the-114-files-lost.html

Sir Edward Heath would have been interviewed under caution to hear his account of seven allegations against him, the Operation Conifer report states.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/sir-edward-heath-latest-seven-historical-child-sexual-abuse-allegations-operation-conifer-wiltshire-a7984401.html

Thatcher protected Tory MP suspected of abusing children, MI5 files reveal.

Thatcher protected Tory MP suspected of abusing children, MI5 files reveal

Peter Morrison’s alleged ‘penchant for small boys’ was considered only in national security, not criminal terms, witness tells Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Lists of VIP visitors to the Elm Guest House – which hosted parties in the 1980s where it is alleged vulnerable boys were sexually assaulted – are now being used by police as evidence in their inquiry, Operation Fernbridge. One document states politicians including ‘N Fairburn’ and C Smith’ visited the property in June 1982.

They also state ‘Fairburn’ had ‘used boys in sauna’ and photos had been taken of him – as well as former Liberal MP Smith – at the guest house. Police have  confirmed that Smith was a  regular visitor to the address.

Miss Henderson, speaking  publicly after Sir Nicholas was linked to the guest house, said: ‘I knew this would come out.

‘I’m only surprised it has taken so long. I told the police about him in 2000, I told them what Fairbairn was. But they just wanted me to go away.

She is calling for the police investigation into Henderson and Fairbairn, which was halted in 2000 after details were leaked to the Press and evidence was mislaid, to be re-opened.

She has also given the Scottish Daily Mail the names of six other senior members of the Scottish legal profession who she alleges either abused her or were aware of the abuse, which took place in the 1970s. Two of these individuals are still alive.

QC’s daughter ‘raped by senior Tory MP at age 4’

THE daughter of a prominent Edinburgh lawyer at the centre of the Fettesgate scandal of the 1990s has claimed she was raped by her father and a senior Tory MP.

Susie Henderson, the daughter of QC and temporary sheriff Robert Henderson, waived her right to anonymity to talk about the abuse she allegedly suffered at the hands of her father and the late Sir Nicholas Fairbairn, a former MP for Kinross and Western Perthshire, when she was four.

Miss Henderson, 48, said she was the victim of an organised paedophile ring consisting of high-powered legal figures who subjected her to years of abuse at locations including the five-storey Georgian townhouse in the New Town where her family lived.

Her father, Robert Henderson, was a pivotal figure in a major legal scandal of the late 1980s and early 1990s when he claimed a “magic circle” of judges, sheriffs and advocates were conspiring to ensure homosexual criminals were given light sentences by the courts. The claims were dismissed in an official inquiry, but much of the evidence in the report was stolen from Fettes by conman Derek Donaldson in 1992 and sold to the press.

Miss Henderson today called for a police investigation into her father and Fairbairn, halted in 2000 after evidence was mislaid and crucial details leaked to the press, to be re-opened.

“I want it acknowledged that my father and Fairbairn did something very evil. Not just to me. There are other children out there. And these were people in power. We put them there and they are supposed to be trusted.”

Miss Henderson first made allegations against Fairbairn and her father under the alias of Julie X in 2000, but no charges were brought.

She has chosen to come forward and be named after Fairbairn was implicated in the scandal over the Elm Guest House in London which saw youngsters abused by high-profile figures in the 1980s. Fairbairn died in 1995 at the age of 61, while Henderson died in 2012 aged 75.

Fairbairn’s daughter, Charlotte, 50, reportedly said she “did not know” whether the allegations against her father were true, but said she doubted it. “I would be very surprised by that, but he is dead,” she said. “He is not here to defend himself.”

Documents targeted by thief

THE Fettesgate scandal of 1992 involved the theft of sensitive materials from Lothian and Borders Police HQ at Fettes in July, 1992 – including a report by Detective Inspector Roger Orr into claims of an established “magic circle” of homosexuals in the legal fraternity who were subverting the course of justice. The theft was disguised as an attack by the Animal Liberation Front, but it later emerged the documents had been targeted by thief and conman Derek Conway, who sold the information from the files to national newspapers. Donaldson was later given an assured immunity from prosecution in return for handing back the files – but not before the Orr report made it into the public domain.

https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/crime/qc-s-daughter-raped-by-senior-tory-mp-at-age-4-1-3509203

@ciabaudo

Given the accusations of rape of a 4 year old girl, it hardly comes as a surprise that Fairbairn demanded in correspondence to the Commons standards watchdog that reporters be banned from investigating his private life and that of other politicians.

Queens Park Rangers dragged into sex abuse storm with former chief scout Chris Geiler to be named in allegations

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John Murray with Chris Geiler – Chimney Corner Hotel Belfast Ireland 1986

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Chris Geiler on Elm Guest House list

Chris Gieler – Queens Park Rangers FC FOOTBALL’S SHAME

The interesting part of this most recent Daily Mail scoop is that they spend their time attempting to discredit anyone who discloses abuse against the elite, famous or powerful. I believe that Chris Gieler being independently named as part of this probe, when he was also named within the Elm Guest House paperwork leaves the Fail in an uncomfortable position.

I believe the paperwork isn’t an absolute oracle on abuse, but this revelation does vindicate those who originally produced them (Fay & Moss) proving that some of those mentioned are done so correctly.

It’s good news for those coming forward to disclose abuse, but it’s time the paperwork was given the credit it’s due and some of those named (especially the big names) are properly investigated.

There’s another name alongside Gieler’s within the documents – William Field, St Albans. I know nothing about him or his position.

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Chris Geiler – football coach – on Elm Guest House list

Document 4-6.. CHRIS GEILER QPR FOOTBALL CLUB. YOUTH TEAM LEADER. * PC

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Independent inquiry to probe Church of England’s handling of John Smyth allegations

14 Aug 2019

An independent review is to be carried out into the Church of England’s handling of allegations against the John Smyth QC.

Smyth, who died last year at the age of 77, was accused of severely beating boys at his home in Winchester who had been groomed at Iwerne camps.

The holiday camps were designed to instil an evangelical ethos into young Christians with the aim of raising up future leaders in the Church of England.

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby worked as a dormitory officer at the camps as a young man but has said he did not know of Smyth’s abuse. He is expected to give evidence during the review.

The allegations against Smyth were publicly exposed in February 2017 following a Channel 4 News investigation.

Mr Smyth was first confronted about the allegations in 1982 after an internal report commissioned by Rev Mark Ruston and Rev David Fletcher. The report was not passed on to the police.

Mr Smyth then left England for Zimbabwe and had been in the process of being extradited back to the UK at the time of his death.

Fletcher and his brother Jonathan were both part of the Iwerne leadership.  Earlier this year, it emerged that Jonathan Fletcher had been barred from preaching by the Church of England as a result of accusations that he had engaged in “physical discipline” that amounted to spiritual abuse.

The allegations were passed on to the police who did not take any further action and in a statement, Fletcher denied any wrongdoing.

The independent review is to be overseen by Keith Makin, a former director of social services, and will consider the response of the Church of England to the allegations.

In addition to considering the actions of officials within the Church of England, it will also hear testimonies of those who have come forward to say they are victims of Smyth.

Commenting on the review, the Church of England’s lead safeguarding bishop, Peter Hancock said: “I know for survivors of John Smyth this review into the Church’s response – and the response of others – is vital to them.

“It was their bravery in coming forward that finally brought the abuse perpetrated by Smyth to the attention of the police and wider Church.

“We commend their actions and I pray that with cooperation from the other organisations the review will be comprehensive and that lessons will be learnt both by the Church and all those involved. We recognise that the process of a review can be a very difficult one, and our thoughts remain with the victims and survivors of John Smyth.

“We remain aware that there are others who were victims of Smyth that have not come forward to the Church and we urge them to make contact if they would like support.”

https://www.christiantoday.com/article/independent-inquiry-to-probe-church-of-englands-handling-of-john-smyth-allegations/133030.htm

It is 2720 days today, since I approached the Church of England about my abuse by John Smyth. It is 923 days since the Channel 4 broadcast. It is 365 days since John Smyth died. And progress ……zero

Graham ‏ @Graham1munro
Jonathan Fletcher is brother of David Fletcher, head of Iwerne camps and Titus Trust Trustee. JF was a frequent visitor at Iwerne, along with

Evangelical minister Jonathan Fletcher ‘gave prayer group naked beatings as light-hearted forfeits’

12 July 2019

An evangelical minister has admitted subjecting a prayer group to naked beatings as “light-hearted forfeits” if they failed to maintain “healthy and holy living”.

The Rev Jonathan Fletcher, 76, was unmasked by The Telegraph last month as the leading Church of England evangelical minister who has been banned from preaching after “spiritually abusing” vulnerable adults.

However further details about the nature of his abuse – specifically “physical discipline” – have since emerged. Mr Fletcher administered physical beatings on men’s naked backsides, gave naked one-to-one massages, withheld chocolate from victims and subjected them to cold baths, it is claimed.

The beatings are allegedly reminiscent of the beatings to which John Smyth QC subjected his young victims. The barrister, who died aged 77 last year, was accused of sadomasochistic assaults on boys in the 1970s and 1980s at Iwerne Christian holiday camps. Mr Fletcher, whose brother David ran the camps, has previously said he knew Smyth as an “acquaintance”. 

Mr Fletcher, a former trustee of Reform, a conservative movement which has led the opposition to the ministry of women and homosexuals within the Church, has now admitted that the beatings took place, but described them as “light-hearted forfeits” in a “system of mutual encouragement”.

In response to the latest claims, he told The Telegraph: “I’m reading Psalm 38 [the topic of which is God’s displeasure at sin] daily, making deep repentance and I’m very, very upset if I’ve hurt anybody.”

He refused to elaborate and instead directed contact to the Bishop of Maidstone, the Rt Revd Rod Thomas.

Massage quid pro quo

In a statement which has been released by the Bishop, Mr Fletcher described the “light-hearted forfeits” to which he subjected young men.

“These included going without chocolate, cold baths and school-type gym shoe punishments,” Mr Fletcher writes.

“Although at the time we definitely did not think we were doing anything wrong, I’ve seen since that it could have caused much harm both to individuals and to the reputation of conservative evangelicalism for which I am profoundly sorry.”

He acknowledges that he enjoys and benefits from massage, and regularly hires professionals to do it. “However, if I can avoid the cost by finding a male friend to administer, and in return receive, massage, I do.

“These sessions categorically do not have erotic or sexual overtones and I have never coerced or intended to coerce anyone into an arrangement. If any have felt pressurised by me to do this, I apologise.”

He accepts that it was “unwise” to involve anyone to whom he was ministering, and apologises “if any have felt pressurised by me to do this”.

After The Telegraph first revealed allegations of Mr Fletcher’s abuse, the Proclamation Trust, an organisation of evangelical Christians, arranged a meeting at the Evangelical Ministry Assembly at Westminster Chapel in London where Sarah Hall, Emmanuel Church’s safeguarding officer and women’s worker, read a statement detailing the nature of his abuse.

Discipline and discipling

She said that “concrete allegations” had been made about conduct involving Mr Fletcher as well as other men from late September 2018 and a small number of these allegations were made of “the practice of physical discipline in the context of discipling relationships”.

“One example of this involved men hitting each other on their naked backsides with a trainer for failing to meet personal targets.

“This took place over a period of time; it happened infrequently; the number of hits was small; and we do not believe any physical injuries were sustained, though it has been described as very painful. I am sorry to be specific but I don’t want you to speculate as to what sort of behaviour I include in ‘physical discipline’.”

The statement continued: “Further disclosures since March 2019 have largely related to a different practice of one-to-one massage, ranging from partially clothed massage to massage where both men are said to have been fully naked throughout and to have taken turns to massage each other. Again, this conduct seems to have become a regular part of the relationship between Jonathan and certain men over a period of time.”

Southwark Diocese had confirmed last month that the allegations surrounding Mr Fletcher centred around a “risk of him behaving towards vulnerable adults who may be seeking his spiritual guidance in a manner which may be harmful”. Sources said the allegations were of “spiritual abuse” and not physical or sexual.

The claims surrounding Mr Fletcher – son of  Lord Eric Fletcher who was a minister in Harold Wilson’s government – triggered a police investigation, but the Diocese said that the police concluded that there were no grounds for further action.

The exact details of the allegations were not disclosed last month but sources said “there was no evidence from the assessment that Jonathan Fletcher posed a significant sexual or physical risk to children”.

Emmanuel Church in Wimbledon, south-west London, where Mr Fletcher retired as a minister in 2012, last month issued an “unreserved apology to all those affected by these unacceptable behaviours” and the Bishop of Southwark stripped him of his Permission to Officiate in 2017 – a ban which he has repeatedly flounced to preach around the world.

The Church has established a website, entitled Walkingwith.uk, for “those who need support because of the activities of Jonathan Fletcher”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/07/12/evangelical-minister-jonathan-fletcher-gave-prayer-group-naked/

28 June 2019

Fletcher faces allegations of naked beatings

 

The Revd Jonathan Fletcher, in a 2016 video made by Moore College, Sydney

DETAILS have emerged of the allegations against the Revd Jonathan Fletcher, who was Minister of Emmanuel Ridgway Proprietary Chapel, in Wimbledon, from 1982 to 2012, and an influential figure among Evangelicals in the Church of England.

The allegations involve physical beatings, reminiscent of the beatings administered by John Smyth (News, 13 April 2017; 1 March). Mr Fletcher has admitted that the beatings took place, but on Friday described them as “light-hearted forfeits” in a “system of mutual encouragement”.

Southwark diocese said last week (News, 28 June) that it had removed Mr Fletcher’s Permission to Officiate (PTO) in 2017, after an independent safeguarding assessment had concluded that, while there was “no criminal case to answer”, nor any evidence that he posed “a significant sexual or physical risk to children . . . there was a risk of him behaving towards vulnerable adults who may be seeking his spiritual guidance in a manner which may be harmful”.

At a meeting of the Evangelical Ministry Assembly at Westminster Chapel, London, on Thursday, organised by the Proclamation Trust, a statement was read out by the safeguarding officer and women’s worker at Emmanuel, Sarah Hall.

It said: “Starting in late September 2018, concrete allegations have been made about conduct involving Jonathan and other men. I am not going to say how many disclosures, let alone who made them.

“In late 2018, a small number of allegations were made of the practice of physical discipline in the context of discipling relationships. One example of this involved men hitting each other on their naked backsides with a trainer for failing to meet personal targets.

“This took place over a period of time; it happened infrequently; the number of hits was small; and we do not believe any physical injuries were sustained, though it has been described as very painful. I am sorry to be specific but I don’t want you to speculate as to what sort of behaviour I include in ‘physical discipline’.”

The statement continued: “Further disclosures since March 2019 have largely related to a different practice of one-to-one massage, ranging from partially clothed massage to massage where both men are said to have been fully naked throughout and to have taken turns to massage each other. Again, this conduct seems to have become a regular part of the relationship between Jonathan and certain men over a period of time.”

Andrew Wales QC then explained why the allegations had been taken seriously. He said: “In 2017, Southwark diocese commissioned an independent safeguarding assessment of Mr Fletcher, which “concluded that, whilst there was no evidence of any significant sexual or physical risk to children, there was a risk of Jonathan behaving towards vulnerable adults seeking his spiritual guidance in a manner which may be harmful. The diocese made formal contact with Jonathan to explain this.”

Mr Wales went on to cite other factors which supported “taking the allegations seriously”. They included: “The number of disclosures received”; “their consistent nature, where, for the most part, each person was unaware of what anyone else had disclosed”; and “the identity of those making disclosures, whose testimonies we consider reliable”.

A final factor cited by Mr Wales was that “Jonathan has recently acknowledged involvement in activities of the sort described. He did so only this week to [the Revd] William Taylor [Rector of St Helen’s, Bishopsgate]; and he’s done so to other senior leaders as well.”

Mr Wales went on to say that “all these factors, taken together, led Emmanuel to take the allegations very seriously, even though — and I stress this — nothing criminal or to do with children has been alleged.”

The Rector of St Ebbe’s, Oxford, the Revd Vaughan Roberts, who is director of the Proclamation Trust, said of Mr Fletcher: “Sadly, it seems that he has not yet accepted the seriousness of the situation, despite the efforts of a number of senior Evangelical leaders, who have sought to engage with him, both face to face and in writing.”

After the Church Times contacted him on Friday, Mr Fletcher declined to comment directly, but released a statement via the Bishop of Maidstone, the Rt Revd Rod Thomas. Bishop Thomas stated: “The fact that I am forwarding this to you does not represent any agreement by me to its contents, any endorsement of it, nor any acceptance that it adequately describes the conduct engaged in. I remain deeply distressed and concerned both about the seriousness of the issues and the effects on victims.”

In his statement, however, Mr Fletcher maintained that the punishments, administered in a long-standing prayer group, were “light-hearted forfeits” if members failed to hit targets of “healthy and holy living”.

“These included going without chocolate, cold baths and school-type gym shoe punishments,” Mr Fletcher writes. “Although at the time we definitely did not think we were doing anything wrong, I’ve seen since that it could have caused much harm both to individuals and to the reputation of conservative evangelicalism for which I am profoundly sorry.”

He acknowledges that he enjoys and benefits from massage, and regularly hires professionals to do it. “However, if I can avoid the cost by finding a male friend to administer, and in return receive, massage, I do.

“These sessions categorically do not have erotic or sexual overtones and I have never coerced or intended to coerce anyone into an arrangement. If any have felt pressurised by me to do this, I apologise.”

He accepts that it was “unwise” to involve anyone to whom he was ministering, and apologises “if any have felt pressurised by me to do this”.

He ends by confirming that he no longer engages in public ministry.

Emmanuel Church has set up a website for “those who need support because of the activities of Jonathan Fletcher”: walkingwith.uk.

The Revd Jonathan Fletcher’s statement in full:

”As part of a long-standing prayer group, I have in the past been involved in a system of mutual encouragement whereby we set ourselves targets in healthy and holy living and then imposed what I thought of as light-hearted forfeits if we failed.

“These included going without chocolate, cold baths and school-type gym shoe punishments. Although at the time we definitely did not think we were doing anything wrong, I’ve seen since that it could have caused much harm both to individuals and to the reputation of conservative evangelicalism for which I am profoundly sorry. Needless to say, this activity has now stopped.

“In addition, a number of people are reporting that I have had naked massages with them. I enjoy massage and benefit from it. To that end I regularly have it professionally administered. However, if I can avoid the cost by finding a male friend to administer, and in return receive, massage, I do.

“These sessions categorically do not have erotic or sexual overtones and I have never coerced or intended to coerce anyone into an arrangement. If any have felt pressurised by me to do this, I apologise.

“Again, I realise that in the position I have held in the past as an incumbent, it was unwise of me to involve anyone to whom I was also ministering and I apologise for doing so.

“I confirm that I no longer engage in public ministry.”

https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2019/5-july-1/news/uk/fletcher-faces-allegations-of-naked-beatings

Joining up the dots – the Jonathan Fletcher story

The Internet is a great provider of information. Of course, there are to be found in it lies, rumours and falsehoods. We trust, however, that a reasonably discerning person can detect ‘fake news’ and not fall into the trap of repeating unsubstantiated information. But there is another sort of truth that can be found from scrutinising the net. An individual can pick up information from a variety of separate sources but be able to suggest how these fragments of information are connected. None of the fragments of information I tell below stand as complete stories. However, when they are linked together, they seem to tell a complete story, one that does little credit to the Church of England or its breakaway sections represented by GAFCON and AMiE.

The first section is a statement by Bishop Andy Lines, the clergyman appointed by the breakaway Anglican American group ACNA to act as a missionary bishop for Europe. He is also closely linked to AMiE the group that brings together parishes that have opted out of the Anglican Communion. He recently announced to this group that he was withdrawing from active ministry for a few months, having been a victim of ‘spiritual manipulation’. This highly unusual and unexpected announcement has obviously led to speculation. Who was doing the abusing? Who, in short, had the authority over this powerful figure in the Anglican breakaway world to be able to be able to create what appears to be a major crisis for a respected figure? The only clue we get is from the description of the abuser. Andy speaks of a ‘betrayal of trust by a mentor’. No names are given but looking at Andy’s formation and links over many years with Emmanuel Church Wimbledon, we have to suggest that the Vicar, Jonathan Fletcher, a close friend and teacher, fills the description. It was also Jonathan that was present at some kind of ceremony of commissioning Andy in Emmanuel following a consecration service in the States. Jonathan had been Vicar of Emmanuel Church for 30 years. He was thus a major figure in Andy’s life and in conservative Anglicanism generally. Everyone in that world seems to know him or comes in some way into his orbit of his influence. This Wimbledon church seems to be a kind of central hub for the entire conservative evangelical network within Anglicanism. It is still a centre of great importance, along with such centres as St Helen’s Bishopsgate and St Ebbes in Oxford…

…the publication of a photo showing a programme from one of the Iwerne public school summer camps dating back to 1982. This showed John Smyth as a speaker on the same day as Jonathan Fletcher. These two men obviously knew each other well. Clearly also the networks of people who supported the Iwerne camps and their work were well known in Emmanuel circles. It is hard or impossible to imagine that Jonathan Fletcher was left in the dark about John Smyth’s crimes and the reasons for his sudden departure for Africa. This Iwerne/Emmanuel nexus would have had enormous power and influence. We should not underestimate how much power seems to have accrued personally to Jonathan Fletcher as the man in charge of Emmanuel and a key player in Iwerne circles. Any suggestion of wrongdoing by this superstar of the evangelical universe is highly embarrassing, not to say highly destructive, to the wider evangelical world. Jonathan’s power reached out not only to those who were personally caught up by his charisma but he had institutional power, wielded through his participation in committees and other structures of influence. John Smyth’s crimes have already cast one heavy pall over the legacy of Iwerne and the hundreds who passed their formative years within its orbit. Silence on the part of those who knew about Smyth’s crimes has made the eventual effect of discovery far more serious and painful. A similar silence protecting Jonathan over the same period of years has also been allowed to exist. Whatever Jonathan is or is not guilty of, the silence maintained by many who knew allegations against him has made a bad situation far worse.

A final fragment of this complex story is the suggestion online that Jonathan Fletcher has been a member since 1983 of the exclusive dining club, Nobody’s Friends. This club which emerged into public awareness during the IICSA hearings in March last year has a membership group of 60, all elected by the club itself. Each of the members is chosen from either the church, politics or one of the other distinguished professions. Jonathan’s place among this elite group is no doubt in part the result of being born into a family of eminent politicians, his father having served a member of Harold Wilson’s cabinet. But apart from this family background, someone in the church must have seen him to be an important up and coming church person. Thus, in his 40s, he was honoured to sit among Deans, Bishops, and the like, not to mention the crème de la crème of the political establishment. Perhaps as importantly there was another group represented in the club, public-school headmasters, the supporters of Iwerne camps.

Mention of this dining club, Nobody’s Friends, links us back to the establishment network that played an important part in the Peter Ball story. We catch a glimpse of a well-connected group of people who were able to pull many strings, partly because of whom they knew. Jonathan Fletcher was right there in the middle of it all. In other words, like Peter Ball, he knew and was known by enormous numbers of movers and shakers in British society. Also, as with Peter Ball, if the accusations of ‘spiritual manipulation’ are true, then many people would have been affected. Peter Ball’s world was the high church networks so well represented in the Chichester diocese. Jonathan Fletcher’s world is the evangelical nexus represented by the conservative parishes of REFORM. Here we find considerable wealth, privilege and power. Jonathan’s potential capacity to do good and provide a positive influence was enormous. Equally his ability to create harm was extensive. The story, as we have it, is in fragments but we are hinting that the joined-up version we have now points sadly to the latter scenario. As with Peter Ball’s story, the discrediting of an admired hero in an institution goes far further than simply among those who knew the hero directly. It spreads out to many others who expected the highest standards of their leaders.

http://survivingchurch.org/2019/06/27/joining-up-the-dots-the-jonathan-fletcher-story/

Nobody’s Friends

In 2018 the club was subject of a question in the IICSA hearing into abuse in the Church of England. Lord Lloyd had sent a letter of influence in the Peter Ball case to Archbishop Carey prefaced with the phrase “May I presume on a brief acquaintanceship at dinners of Nobody’s Friends?”[17] When asked about the club in his evidence to the Inquiry, Lord Lloyd described Nobody’s Friends as “simply a club, half consisting of the clergy, members of the clergy, and half consisting of members of the laity, which dine together probably twice a year, very often in Lambeth Palace.”

The IICSA counsel pointed out that the Daily Mail had once described it as “centred on a strong core of bishops, ex-Tory ministers and former military top brass, a highly secretive, all-male group representing Britain’s most entrenched professions and institutions.” Lord Lloyd replied, “That’s a typical Daily Mail description of something they don’t particularly like, but I can assure you that Nobody’s Friends is a perfectly ordinary dining club…” The same article that IICSA drew upon in the hearing indicated that Prime Minister Tony Blair had been keen to join the club in 2003.[18][19][20]

Stephen Parsons commented in an influential blog, following the IICSA hearing, that the forum Nobody’s Friends provided for influence in the Peter Ball case suggested a “toxic masculinity” in the Church of England. He went on to say:

A men-only dining club that meets regularly at Lambeth Palace, known as Nobody’s Friends, appears to be a gathering for socially very well-connected Anglicans. Although originally high church in its origins, the club provides an opportunity for a privileged church group to network and sometimes lobby those in authority in the Church …… The Nobody’s Friends dining group has been described as ‘private’ rather than a secret group, but it still represents an exclusive world of male privilege within the heart of the Anglican establishment. When Bishop John Bickersteth once revealed that his appointment to Bath and Wells followed his being ‘spotted’ at a Nobody’s dinner, we began to get the feeling that the values of our church may incline towards corporate and institutional interests rather than a personal morality based on the Sermon on the Mount.[21]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobody%27s_Friends

https://twitter.com/seaofcomplicity/status/1037277505735016448?lang=en

Minister ‘spiritually abused’ the vulnerable

Emmanuel Church in Wimbledon

One of the Church of England’s leading evangelical figures was banned from preaching after “spiritually abusing” vulnerable adults, The Daily Telegraph has learnt.

The Rev Jonathan Fletcher, 76, was stripped of his Church powers by the Bishop of Southwark in 2017 following complaints made to the London church where he used to minister.

However, Mr Fletcher, the former trustee of Reform – the conservative movement that has led the opposition to the ministry of women and homosexuals in the Church – continued to preach around the world.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/06/21/minister-spiritually-abused-vulnerable/

https://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-daily-telegraph/20190622/281496457812856


The John Smyth affair two years on. Has anything changed?

February 1, 2019

Today, February 1, is the second anniversary of the Channel 4 programme about the John Smyth scandal. In many ways this scandal remains the greatest open wound among Anglican abuse scandals that has yet to heal.  What went on in a hut in a Winchester garden between 1979 and 1981 has never been properly resolved.   Although Smyth acted alone, the way that his actions involved so many others, victims and supporters, is mind-blowing.   Although his behaviour was not actively condoned by anyone else, the networks he belonged to allowed him to escape scrutiny and justice for the rest of his life.  Those who passively supported Smyth have also been allowed to escape questioning.  Although the extent of exactly who knew about his nefarious activities is in dispute, it is apparent that a whole tranche of well-connected Christian individuals did know what was going on.  These people are in some cases still alive, but they have never been questioned in a formal way.  The common denominator was a link with the camps at Iwerne Minster.  Smyth had been chairman of the trustees for these camps, so he would have known and been known by everyone active in this network at the time.  As has been stated on various occasions in this blog and elsewhere, the camps at Iwerne in Dorset brought together, as participants or supporters, a wealthy elite within the evangelical world.  To this day the Titus Trustees continue this same work, the task of evangelising a privileged sector of English society, public school boys.

When the scandal of John Smyth’s behaviour broke with the screening of the Channel 4 programme, everyone expected that there would be a full enquiry about what had been revealed. While the probing eyes of IICSA have been allowed to dig deep into the Chichester Diocese and the Peter Ball affair, no such enquiry has been conducted into the affair of John Smyth. When Smyth died last year, a press release from the C/E safeguarding bishop, Peter Hancock, was released.  He stated that ‘It is important now that all those organisations linked with this case work together to look at a lessons learned review, whilst continuing to offer formal and informal support to those who have come forward as survivors.’  The promised enquiry (and the support for survivors) seems to have vanished into thin air.  One of the problems may be that the Titus Trustees, who maintain fierce independence from the wider church when it suits them, may simply have refused to cooperate.   There was also a statement from Archbishop Welby which expressed an unequivocal apology for the role which the Church of England played in this deplorable affair. We might have expected that somewhere in the past two years some practical steps would be taken to begin to put right the appalling legacy of Smith’s toxic behaviour.  But that does not appear to have happened.

There are believed to be at least 20 Smyth victims in Britain at this time. Based on the comments made on Twitter by one of them, Archbishop Welby has not met with any of them personally. I am not here going to get into the argument about how much the Archbishop himself knew of the activities of Smyth before it came into the public domain; even if he did not, it is quite clear that there was a serious conspiracy of silence among many other leading evangelicals in England about the whole matter. This cover-up and denial have exacerbated the pain of Smyth’s victims.  Simultaneously a necessary challenge to the corrupt culture within evangelicalism which allowed Smyth’s toxic beliefs to flourish, has never been properly aired.

What could have happened in the past two years to make the Smyth episode resolve itself in some way rather than fester like a tank of stagnant water? I have a few suggestions.

  • The Church of England even though it was not responsible for Smyth in a formal way, should, in the spirit of Welby’s apology, hold an enquiry. This would allow the questioning of key witnesses to establish who knew what and when.  Several of the members of Smyth’s network which drew up the Ruston report in 1982 are still alive and none have given any public account of what they knew. The ability of Smyth to flee to Africa subsequently and be financially sustained by a group of wealthy evangelical sponsors, especially the Coleman family, needs to be properly explored.
  • The second area, which needs to be explored by an enquiry, is the aberrant theology which undergirded Smyth’s behaviour. The biblical quotations with which Smyth intimidated his victims need to be understood. If there are still any evangelicals who believe such things as painful chastisement being of spiritual benefit, let them come forward and argue these extraordinary notions. If they disagree with these ideas, then that also needs to be heard.  We need to know in 2019 that such toxic ideas about suffering and salvation have no place even in the darkest places of the Christian imagination. By allowing Smyth to flee the country and by sending considerable sums of money to support him, parts of the evangelical establishment seem never to have distanced themselves from him and his ideas right up to the time of his death. We need to understand more fully what this long-term support of Smyth by prominent and wealthy evangelicals implies about their own involvement in this dark area of Christian history.
  • The third area of action that is needed is for the Titus Trustees to accept some responsibility for the care and support of those who suffered so grievously as the consequence of the incompetence of their predecessors on the Iwerne Trust.  It has been noted that the Titus Trustees have control over considerable sums of money. They should be shamed into making a substantial contribution to the psychological welfare of Smyth’s victims. If they do not, their future work and the work of the Iwerne camps will be permanently tainted by their historic association with the activities of John Smyth. Is that what they really want to hand on to the next generation of their campers whom they hope to influence in the future?

Two years have passed since the Channel 4 programme and we are still waiting for some movement to take place.  We look to the Titus Trustee as inheritors of the Iwerne tradition or to the Church of England, some of whose members helped to promote Smyth and his dangerous ideology. If nothing is done, one wonders how peace can ever return to the Church.  There is still a bitter legacy to be addressed – a legacy involving brutal physical abuse, inflicted in the name of a corrupt theology.   We are still waiting for the process of healing to  begin.

http://survivingchurch.org/2019/02/01/the-john-smyth-affair-two-years-on-has-anything-changed/

 

Approximately 90 survivors of Smyth, so far

The survivors have not had an answer as to why you (Welby) sat on the 2013 disclosure for four years, and as far as they are aware, did nothing?

Gilo ‏ @seaofcomplicity

If these Church of England clergy had acted – then this Zimbabwe teenager would be alive today.

https://www.channel4.com/news/christian-lawyer-who-beat-boys-was-charged-over-zimbabwe-death

@JustinWelby @bathwellsbish Will you be asking questions Archbishop? Will you be speaking on the emerging revelations of this cover-up?

The church had a full report on John Smyth’s sadistic behaviour in 1982 Private Eye magazine, 24th February, no1438, page 8, supplements the thorough investigation by Channel Four News, in a report under the headline ‘The C of E and the Sado-Evangelist’

Welby claims not to have known about Smyth Speaking on LBC Radio on Thursday, Welby said he had been “completely unaware” of any abuse when he worked at the camp. “I was at that particular camp in the mid-70s. I was young then – 19 to 21 or 22 – and I was completely unaware of any abuse. I never heard anything at all, at any point. I didn’t have the slightest suspicion at all. “As I recall him, he was a charming, delightful, very clever, [a] brilliant speaker. I wasn’t a close friend of his, I wasn’t in his inner circle or in the inner circle of the leadership of the camp, far from it. “And then I went off to work in France in 1978, which is when I am told the abuse began. It may have been earlier or later, I don’t know, and I was abroad during the time the report was done and had no contact with them at all.” The archbishop said he was first informed of the alleged abuse in late 2013 or early 2014. “I was told the bishop of Ely – it fell within his diocese – had been informed by a survivor of what had happened
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/02/justin-welby-church-england-john-smyth-abuse-claims

The Archbishop has issued this statement in response to the Channel 4 News report.

“The Archbishop of Canterbury was a Dormitory Officer at Iwerne holiday camp in the late 1970s, where boys from public schools learnt to develop life as Christians. The role was to be a mentor to the boys, as was that of his now wife at a similar camp for girls. John Smyth was one of the main leaders at the camp and although the Archbishop worked with him, he was not part of the inner circle of friends; no one discussed allegations of abuse by John Smyth with him. The Archbishop left England to work in Paris for an oil company in 1978, where he remained for five years. He began training for ordination in 1989. The Archbishop knew Mr Smyth had moved overseas but, apart from the occasional card, did not maintain contact with him. In August 2013 the Bishop of Ely wrote to the Bishop of Cape Town, informing him of concerns expressed to his Diocese Safeguarding Adviser about Mr Smyth from an alleged survivor. The British Police had been notified. The Archbishop’s Chaplain at the time was forwarded this letter, and subsequently showed it to the Archbishop for information only. The Archbishop has repeatedly said that he believes that the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults should be a principle priority in all parts of the Church, and that any failings in this area must be immediately reported to the police. The Archbishop is on the record as saying that survivors must come first, not the Church’s own interests. This applies regardless of how important, distinguished or well-known the perpetrator is.”

Gilo ‏ @seaofcomplicity

Interesting article here that outlines influence of Iwerne upon a sizeable segment of current evangelical leaders within

The aim of the Iwerne Trust: selecting participants from the top 30 “right” public schools who were to become politicians and Prime Ministers and bishops. She is talking about a very exclusive set of people, a group which develops a deep sense of entitlement to rule.

The BBC reported that some of the most influential church leaders of the last century went through these camps. They included the Revd John Stott who became Rector of All Souls Langham Place, the Revd Dick Lucas, Rector of St Helen’s Bishopsgate, and

http://www.unadulteratedlove.net/blog/2017/2/6/iwerne-trust-camps-the-abuse-of-lgbti-people-in-the-c-of-e-and-the-theology-of-violence

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the Revd Nicky Gumbel, Rector of Holy Trinity Brompton and developer of the Alpha Course. Another person mentioned to me as attending the Iwerne camps is Jonathan Fletcher, Vicar of Emmanuel Wimbledon (who reputedly led Nicky Gumbel to faith). They are all leading conservative evangelicals, and each in their own way has argued from their evangelical teaching in opposing homosexuality in the church.

Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, was a Dormitory Officer at Iwerne in the late 1970s, where his role was to be a mentor to the boys. A statement issued on behalf of the Archbishop said that John Smyth was one of the main leaders at the camp and although the Archbishop worked with him, he, Justin, was not part of the inner circle of friends and no one discussed allegations of abuse by John Smyth with him.

http://www.unadulteratedlove.net/blog/2017/2/6/iwerne-trust-camps-the-abuse-of-lgbti-people-in-the-c-of-e-and-the-theology-of-violence

Donna Birrell ‏ @BBCDonnaB
Aug 21 A group of men who say they were abused by John #Smyth have launched legal action against the #TitusTrust which runs #Iwerne holiday camps. Advocate, @AndrewGraystone says the refusal of the #Titus trustees to offer any help has compounded the mens’ suffering. @Richard_Scorer

Andrew Graystone: “I have personally written to every individual Titus Trustee more than once, pleading for them to do their duty as trustees and as Christians, and help the victims. Not one has responded.”

Victims launch claim against John Smyth camp leaders

VICTIMS LAUNCH CLAIM AGAINST JOHN SMYTH CAMP LEADERS

A group of men who say they were groomed and beaten by the English barrister John Smyth have launched a legal claim against the Titus Trust, which runs the notorious Iwerne holidays network.

One victim, who did not wish to be identified, said “The abuse we suffered as a consequence of attending Iwerne camps has had a devastating effect on all of our lives.  We have been compelled to take this course of action because of the unwillingness of the Titus Trust to accept any responsibility for what happened.”

Since John Smyth’s abuse came to public attention in February 2017, Titus Trust has consistently refused to speak to the men, to help identify other victims or to provide for the counselling they all need.   Victims’ advocate Andrew Graystone said “I have personally written to every individual Titus Trustee more than once, pleading for them to do their duty as trustees and as Christians, and help the victims.  Not one has responded.  The refusal of the trustees to offer any help to Smyth’s victims has massively compounded their suffering.”

The victims have instructed Richard Scorer of Slater and Gordon Solicitors to pursue their claim against Titus Trust.  Scorer has frequently represented victims of abuse In a church context. He said “No reasonable person could believe that the Titus Trust is anything other than the legal successor to the Iwerne Trust. If the current trustees of the Titus Trust persist in claiming that they bear no responsibility, we will be forced to launch additional claims against the individual surviving trustees of Iwerne, namely David Fletcher and Giles Rawlinson.”

Titus Trust is the legal successor to the Iwerne Trust, which continues to run camps under the Iwerne brand. Iwerne provides a programme of intensive Christian discipleship based around activity holidays. The programme has run continuously since 1930. The most recent Iwerne holidays were held this month.

John Smyth QC was the chair of the Iwerne Trust from 1975 to 1982.  He resigned when the trust became aware that he was using the network to recruit young men for abuse.  Smyth died at his home in South Africa on 11th August, just eight days after Hampshire Police had summoned him for formal questioning in connection with the offences.

https://www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk/victims-launch-claim-against-john-smyth-camp-leaders/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
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Revd Jonthan Fletcher, the long serving vicar of Wimbledon, was elected to “Nobody’s Friends in 1983. He was responsible for the spiritual formation of many young clergy, including Justin Welby and Nickey Gumbel, developer of the Alpha Course.
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Jonathan Fletcher

Jonathan James Molyneux Fletcher was the incumbent of Emmanuel Church Wimbledon for 30 years until his retirement at the end of 2012. Previously, he had served as curate at The Round Church in Cambridge and St Helen’s Bishopsgate. He now lives in Wimbledon and enjoys an itinerant ministry speaking and preaching around the world. He is not married, has no children

https://www.thegoodbook.co.uk/authors/jonathan-fletcher
Jonathan James Molyneux Fletcher
co-director at Stowe school in 1992 along with convicted paedophile /Nick Clegg’s former headmaster Roland Peter Wright
Roland Peter Wright, 83, of Farnham Royal, Buckinghamshire, abused boys aged between eight and 13 at Caldicott Preparatory School from 1959 to 1970
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-26073155
https://companycheck.co.uk/director/900855064/REVEREND-JONATHAN-JAMES-MOLYNEUX-FLETCHER/companies
Rev. Jonathan Fletcher retired after 30 years as minister of Emmanuel Church, Wimbledon. Prior to that he served as a curate in Cockfosters as well as at the Round Church, Cambridge and at St. Helens, Bishopsgate, under Dick Lucas. Jonathan has a wide-ranging Bible teaching and evangelistic ministry, both in this country and overseas.

http://www.derbybibleweek.org.uk/past/styled-12/page18.html

Graham ‏ @Graham1munro
Jonathan Fletcher is brother of David Fletcher, head of Iwerne camps and Titus Trust Trustee. JF was a frequent visitor at Iwerne, along with
Gilo ‏ @seaofcomplicity
Who knew about ‘Nobody’s Friend’? Secretive Lambeth Palace dining club which most had never heard of until mentioned at IICSA. Isn’t it time these all-male secret societies had their day? Hasn’t this culture enabled much coverup?
https://twitter.com/seaofcomplicity/status/1037277505735016448?lang=en
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Rev.Dr Jonathan Fletcher – a ‘patrician’ figure with an international reputation for Bible teaching and evangelism. Jonathan came to Emmanuel in 1982.

http://archive.southwark.anglican.org/thebridge/9807/page06.htm

Jonathan Fletcher – vicar at Emmanuel Wimbledon and another Iwerne camper, I have been told, is a stickler for punctuality and for people not parking in the public lots outside his house and fairly proud of his  ability to read the Bible  in the original languages and of his tennis hand (he regularly beats much younger men at the game).

This uniqueness could merely be a function of being an Englishman from a certain era, or being shipped off to public school at a tender age (Stott was at Rugby and Fletcher at Repton), the Iwerne influence, or being lifelong bachelors. I

https://ponderouspilgrim.wordpress.com/tag/jonathan-fletcher/

http://www.stpetersbarge.org/trust.html

Jonathan Fletcher Ruston’s curate 1972-76

Welby was involved in the camps as an undergraduate and again as a theological college student in the early 1990s.

https://books.google.com/books?id=4B26BAAAQBAJ&pg=PT19&dq=%22Jonathan+Fletcher%22+%2B+%22iwerne%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjr-vWV3qPdAhVluVkKHbeNAAQQ6AEIJzAA#v=onepage&q=%22Jonathan%20Fletcher%22%20&f=false

Jonathan Fletcher was converted at the age of 12, and nurtured through Scripture Union camps. Through the writings of JC Ryle and Griffith Thomas, he became an ‘Anglican by conviction’, and trained for the ordained ministry at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford. He has pastored an independent Anglican church in Wimbledon with an evangelical foundation for the past 25 years.

http://matthiasmedia.com/briefing/2008/03/evangelicals-then-and-now/

John Smyth dies – just as the CPS gives police go-ahead for his extradition and prosecution

 August 12, 2018

John Smyth, who was accused of the sadistic beatings of young men under the guise of Christian discipleship, has died at his home in Cape Town.

This brings to an end one aspect of a case that began in the 1970s/80s and has many unresolved questions to this day. The accusations against Smyth were many: he has been described as the Jimmy Savile of the Church of England, and, like Savile, the full story only seems likely to come out after his death, following which we will learn how people who ‘saw’ didn’t ‘see’; how dots were not joined up, and how wilful blindness descended on institutions which felt that confronting the truth when it needed to be confronted was too painful and too inconvenient for them. Never mind the victims; that’s the way of the world.

Before Smyth’s death, we all had to tip-toe around the allegations, mindful of legal propriety. I, who have argued for proper process for Bishop George Bell, am especially mindful of that…

In Smyth’s case, like Savile’s the allegations were corroborated by a consistent modus operandi, evidenced by something like 26 known victims in the UK including a serving Bishop, and maybe 70 more victims in Africa. It can now be revealed that as I wrote my last piece on Smyth the police had just been advised by the CPS that the evidence had reached the required threshold for a prosecution to be commenced and extradition sought. After many intervening years, that is a high evidential bar to be cleared, and it was.

Whether Smyth knew, and whether this news contributed to his demise directly or indirectly, is not known.

…the problem was exported and flourished in Africa, where there was an even lesser chance of Smyth’s activities being identified and stopped.

the Ruston report surfaced in as yet unclear circumstances again in 2012/13, when the re-branding of the Iwerne Project saw the Titus Trust and the Church of England presented with an opportunity to address the problems and implications of the scandal within their own ranks, yet they failed even to begin to address the full implications. A public apology only emerged in 2017 after Cathy Newman put the story before the general public on Channel 4 News. That, in itself, is a major indictment.

While the institutions involved were able to hide behind the excuse of ‘ongoing investigation’ in relation to the substantive issue of Smyth’s legal guilt or innocence, there was a secondary and entirely feasible area of investigation concerning how the Ruston report, and the implications of it, were handled – or rather mishandled.

… the Church of England finally did reach out to Africa, but after writing a few letters without response the belated effort to warn the local church of the risks to which they and their young were exposed appear to have petered out rather ineffectually.

http://archbishopcranmer.com/john-smyth-dead-cps-extradition-prosecution/

Secrets, Transparency and the Age of the Internet

This new 21st-century era of readily accessible facts means that institutions need to operate in a new way. If any group wishes to hide evidence of wrong-doing in the past they need to take into account that there are countless press records available on the Net. When a public figure makes a statement about some past event, a check can be quickly made to see if what is said is corroborated by contemporary press accounts.

I can give a live example of a serious discrepancy between the recent public declaration of The Titus Trustees about the death of John Smyth and what is revealed by a newspaper cutting. One of the comments to my post about John Smyth drew attention to a story written by Anne Atkins, the broadcaster and columnist for the Daily Telegraph.

In a column dated October 29th 2012, at the time of the Savile scandal, Anne revealed her discomfort at hearing about the case of abuse against another individual and her unwillingness to do anything about it. She then went on to mention knowing about John Smyth (not mentioned by name in the article but clearly identifiable) and his abusive activities in the garden shed at Winchester. He was apparently a family friend and she had known him since she was a child.

Some of Anne’s friends were due to go out to see Smyth in South Africa but Anne kept her mouth shut about his behaviour as she did not want to be accused of ‘malicious gossip’. The whole way the story is told implies that many people in Anne’s social circles also knew the facts about his abusive behaviour in both England and Africa. She does not indicate that it was in any way secret information at the time.

Indeed, it is hard to imagine how even a hint of this story would have reached her column if Anne had ever thought it had to be kept under wraps. She tells the story as though she had learnt the details soon after 1982 when the Ruston report was produced. She and others also knew about the cloud that was attached to Smyth over the subsequent Zimbabwe death. We may conclude that among the circles of well-connected evangelicals, of which Anne is one, the Smyth story was well known.

It was embarrassment, not secrecy that prevented Anne sharing her knowledge to these other friends who were off to see Smyth in South Africa.

How are we to square up this publicly available information from 2012 with the claim that the Titus Trustees were only informed of the facts of Smyth’s crimes in 2014? All the Trustees both of the Iwerne Trust and its successor, the Titus Trust were prominent members of exactly the same social and church circles as Anne Atkins and her family. It stretches credulity to think that the revelations of 2014 could have been fresh news to such a prominent group of supporters of the Iwerne camps.

One person, here a humble blogger, can, by consulting the internet locate awkward facts which call into question the veracity of statements being made by official bodies. I am not going to push this point any further. I just hope that this discrepancy about when different individuals learnt the facts of Smyth’s behaviour will be resolved by some future enquiry. The ease through which this discrepancy was uncovered suggests that anyone making statements to the Press need to take far more care that their claims will not be undermined by an act of checking the internet to see if they are credible. The Titus Trustees statement of the 13 August has already made several survivors extremely distressed and angry as they know it is based on a falsehood. They see it as an attempt to distance the Trust from any responsibility. So how should the Church or a Trust behave when faced with credible information of past abuses?

At the IICSA hearing in March we heard that one way of dealing with the past abuses is to physically destroy files. The bonfire in the Chichester Deanery garden remains a vivid metaphor of the way that some parts of the Church have attempted to deal with awkward past episodes. The Deanery bonfire took place in 1999.

http://survivingchurch.org/2018/08/17/secrets-transparency-and-the-age-of-the-internet/

The Today program reports that It is now known there are at least 87 victims of Smyth’s beatings.

The Today programme reports on the damaging ‘blanking’ of abuses by Church  of England and the Titus Trust, formerly the Iwerne Trust

The Iwere network could have stopped Smyth anytime in the last 36 years.

 

ABC has still not spoken to victims of ‘s abuse. The default of blanking abusees is very damaging. A report was written for the Iwerne Trust by vicar Mark Ruston in 1982 detailing the abuse perpetrated by who was allowed to leave the country /2

The Iwerne Trust became the Titus Trust in 1997. It continues to run elitist camps presumably for the same strategic reasons mentioned in the article. is vital in such settings 3/3

 https://bit.ly/2w5ob6b

Archbishop apologises for historic ‘abuse’: the full story 2/2/17 | ABC has not spoken to any of ‘s victims. Why not? Perhaps a newspaper will inform us this week? ?

Christian camp leader John Smyth suspected of abuse dies

A leading barrister suspected of physically abusing boys who attended Christian summer camps has died.

11 Aug 2018

John Smyth QC, 77, had been wanted for questioning over abuse claims concerning boys at Winchester College during the 1970s and 1980s.

In a statement his family told BBC News the cause of death appeared to be a sudden heart attack following a heart procedure last week.

They asked to be “left alone” to grieve in private.

Mr Smyth was previously a senior member of Christian charity the Iwerne Trust and died at his home in Cape Town, South Africa on Saturday.

Victim advocate, Andrew Graystone, said Hampshire police informed victims the CPS had asked them to summon Mr Smyth back to the UK for formal questioning with a view to possible charges last week.

The CPS said it was “not in a position to comment at this time”.

Mr Smyth also previously worked as a barrister representing the moralising campaigner Mary Whitehouse and ran camps in Dorset for young evangelical Christians during the 1970s and 1980s.

He and his wife Anne were excommunicated by Church-on-Main, in Cape Town last year.

Officials said he had been “evasive, combative, non-compliant and generally unwilling to work with us” when the abuse allegations surfaced.

The investigation came after a report by the Iwerne Trust from 1982, which was not made public until 2016.

It found Mr Smyth identified pupils from leading public schools like Winchester College and took them to his home near Winchester in Hampshire, where he carried out lashings with a garden cane in his shed.

It said eight of the boys received a total of 14,000 lashes, while two more received 8,000 strokes between them over three years.

The Iwerne Trust called the practice “horrific” but the claims were not reported to police until 2013 – more than 30 years later.

‘No justice’

Mr Smyth refused to comment on the allegations, which were reported to have happened while Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, worked at some of the camps as a young man in the 1970s.

He said he knew nothing of the abuse until it was reported to police.

The Bishop of Guildford, Andrew Watson, has also said he was abused by Mr Smyth.

Mr Graystone said a number of alleged victims expressed their sympathy for his family in their loss.

He added: “They are, however, angry that the police and the Church of England have failed to respond to their disclosures for the past six years. As a direct result they will see no justice, and more importantly they will not get answers to their crucial questions about why this was allowed to happen.”

A spokeswoman for Hampshire Constabulary said: “We are in the process of speaking with the victims of the non-recent abuse allegations, to update them on the news that we have heard around the suspect’s death.

“Until those conversations have taken place, and until we have spoken with the CPS and the suspect’s solicitor, it would be inappropriate for us to comment further.”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-45161316

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It’s been over a year and nothing further published on  the John Smyth QC investigation, likewise the Jamie Colman & wife Sue Colman  one…

 

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Archbishop Welby involved…

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/10/colmans-mustard-heir-admits-charity-funded-child-abuse-barrister/

Richard Scorer‏ @Richard_Scorer Oct 15

“I haven’t met a single Iwerne person who thinks it’s credible that Justin Welby didn’t know that Smyth had left the country under a cloud”

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/14/world/europe/justin-welby-archbishop-of-canterbury-iwerne-abuse.html

The Anglican Church has been embroiled for most of this year in a scandal involving decades-old abuses that occurred in elite Christian holiday camps for boys where Justin Welby worked in his 20s, before eventually assuming his current post as the Most Rev. Archbishop of Canterbury.

The archbishop has said that he knew nothing of the abuse until 2013, when the police were informed about it, and he apologized in February for not having done more to investigate the claims further.

But now the grown men who were victims of the abuse as boys are coming forward to challenge the archbishop’s version of events, casting doubt on his claims of ignorance.

The archbishop, 61, was working abroad in 1982, when an internal investigation by an influential Christian charity supported allegations of sadistic practices by John Smyth, a prominent lawyer and evangelical leader who ran the camps.

The results of that investigation were never made public, and the allegations were dismissed when they were first reported to the British police in 2013 because Mr. Smyth had moved to Africa and was no longer in the country’s jurisdiction. It was not until Channel 4 news disclosed the accusations in a report earlier this year that a criminal investigation was started.

The 1982 inquiry, by Mark Ruston, a close friend of the future archbishop who has since died, was conducted on behalf of the Iwerne Trust, the Christian charity that oversaw the camps. The trust, which was chaired by Mr. Smyth, was a part of a network of camps inspired by the Anglican clergyman E. J. H. Nash, who recruited boys from Britain’s elite schools in the hope of evangelizing them.

The report accused Mr. Smyth of subjecting at least 22 teenage boys to savage beatings in his garden shed, with the intent of purging them of perceived sins such as masturbation and pride.

Mr. Smyth, 75, who is keeping a low profile in South Africa, told Channel 4 news that the claims were “nonsense” and declined to comment further.

Although Mr. Ruston concluded that a criminal act had been committed, the trust decided not to refer Mr. Smyth to the authorities. Instead, he was banished first to Zimbabwe in 1982 and ultimately made his way to South Africa, where he faced new accusations in both countries about mistreated boys.

The report was filed away, and members of the trust, including Mr. Ruston, went on to assume influential positions within the Church of England and vowed, one trust insider said, never to speak about the matter publicly.

For decades, the victims suffered in silence, too ashamed to go public with their stories. All the while, they say, the main concern of officials was to protect the reputation of the trust rather than helping them.

“If this came out earlier, Iwerne would have been finished and its members wouldn’t have been able to rise up the ranks of the church in the way that they have,” said one of the victims, Andy Morse, who added that he attempted suicide twice because of the trauma he said was inflicted by Mr. Smyth.

Archbishop Welby, the principal religious leader in the Church of England, says it was not until one of the victims reached out to the church in 2013 that he learned of the accusations against Mr. Smyth. He said he was working in Paris between 1978 and 1982, when the alleged abuse was taking place, and had not kept in touch with his colleagues at Iwerne.

Although no one has produced proof that Archbishop Welby knew about the beatings at the time they were occurring, his account has been contested by several victims and former Iwerne members.

As an officer of the trust, they say, Mr. Welby was close to other senior members of the group and almost certainly would have been briefed on Mr. Smyth’s absence and the reason behind it when he came back to visit Iwerne after he graduated from Cambridge University.

While Archbishop Welby claims to have fallen out of touch with Iwerne members during his years abroad, an Iwerne event program shows that he came back to give a talk at the trust’s library in 1979.

Moreover, the archbishop and the investigator, Mr. Ruston, were extremely close, as friends and colleagues, the victims and some church figures say, adding that it strains credulity to think that they would not have discussed the matter.

Mr. Ruston was the vicar of the Round Church in Cambridge, England, from the 1960s to the early 1980s, and the archbishop lodged there during his final year at the university in 1978.

Reflecting on their relationship in a magazine article in 2013, Archbishop Welby wrote that, “Mark was someone whose personal holiness shone out in every aspect of his life. We prayed together regularly, talked together a great deal, and I was continually inspired by him to seek to follow Christ more closely.”

A Church of England spokeswoman confirmed that Mr. Welby had paid for lodgings at Mr. Ruston’s rectory during his time as a student at Cambridge University, but denied that they had been close friends or that they had remained in contact after he left for Paris in 1978.

“He was certainly not aware of any report or the allegation

Yet a senior Church of England figure who has questioned the archbishop’s account said that many people had heard about the accusations against Mr. Smyth at the time, but they knew to keep it “hushed up.” He withheld his identity because he was not permitted to comment on the issue while the police investigation was ongoing.

The Iwerne insider, who was friends with Mr. Ruston during those years, said that all the senior members of the trust, including officers like Archbishop Welby, had been made aware of the allegations against Mr. Smyth, even those who had been abroad.

Another church figure, Alan Wilson, a Church of England bishop who is friends with former Iwerne members, said that he found it hard to believe the archbishop’s denials.

“I have no evidence, but I haven’t met a single Iwerne person who thinks it’s credible that Justin Welby didn’t know that Smyth had left the country under a cloud connected to his behavior toward boys who had been on Iwerne camps,” he said.

“Smyth was the chair of the trust, and just the fact that he suddenly dropped his law career and went to Africa would have raised questions,” he added.

The matter lay dormant until 2012, when Graham, one of the victims who withheld his last name to protect his privacy, came forward, demanding that the church provide him counseling.

“This whole affair has, I believe, cast a deep shadow over many aspects of my life, affecting my ability to do many things,” he wrote in an email to a member of the Church of England. “I have not worked now for 20 years. I want you, within the church, your circle, your elders, to find someone.”

In addition to counseling, he said, he was looking for justice, acknowledgment and assurance that Mr. Smyth was not committing the same abuses in South Africa that he is accused of in Britain.

It took six months before he received a response, which said there “might be someone who could help.” It was another 10 months before he received another email saying that the person they had in mind was “too busy.”

Graham said it was only after he accused Archbishop Welby of knowing about the abuse and threatened to go to the news media with his claims that he was assigned a therapist.

In response to his concerns over Mr. Smyth’s activities in Cape Town, Graham was told that the Bishop of Ely in Britain had written to the relevant bishop in South Africa but had not received a reply.

“I know this will be of no comfort to you and I’m sorry I have nothing more positive to say,” he was told. “I am hopeful that you may at last find a way to move on from that dreadful experience, in time.”

Many of the victims have asked why the archbishop did not reach out to them immediately after he says he learned of the abuse.

“The silence has been deafening,” Mr. Morse said.

The archbishop earlier broke his silence on a different abuse case by issuing a personal apology to a survivor for failing to respond to 17 letters that had sought his help,The Guardian reported on Sunday. The archbishop had written a letter to an abuse victim, saying that he had been aware that they had been “in communication” over a period of time and he apologized for the way in which the victim’s correspondence had been handled.

While the victims acknowledge that the church has made progress in its understanding of abuse in recent years, they have labeled Archbishop Welby an “observer,” a term that denotes a person who knew about the abuse but did not report it appropriately.

After more than seven months of silence, Mr. Morse received a phone call from Mr. Welby’s office last month asking what could be done for him and other Smyth victims.

Mr. Morse requested that the archbishop give a public interview on the matter and allow the victims to present him with evidence that shows the Titus Trust, which took over from the Iwerne Trust in 1997, lied to the police when the allegations were reported in 2013.

“Leave it with me,” the officer said. “I will make sure it happens.”

He is still waiting.


Follow the money –  Insurers/church

Justin Welby apologises to sexual abuse survivor for C of E failings

Archbishop of Canterbury writes personal letter to survivor known as Gilo for his office’s failure to respond to 17 letters

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/15/archbishop-of-canterbury-justin-welby-apologises-to-sexual-abuse-survivor-gilo-for-c-of-e-failings


Former Caldicott Headmaster, Simon Doggart, died early on Sunday morning, 23rd July.

In due course, Caldicott will hold a memorial service to celebrate Simon’s extraordinary contribution to the school.

Malcolm Swift
Chair of Governors

http://www.caldicott.com/SimonDoggart.aspx

Not one msm news outlet (except for the Times – below)  has published news of his death despite Doggart being a very newsworthy individual.  He seems very protected by the establishment.

DOGGART Simon Jonathon Graham, died peacefully on 23rd July 2017, aged 56 years, at home in East Wittering, surrounded by his family. Adored husband to Antonia, much-loved and inspiring father to Clare, Charlie and James and beloved son and brother. A cremation and a private family service will be followed in the autumn, on a date to be announced, by a service in London to celebrate Simon’s life. No flowers. Donations may be made to St Wilfrid’s Hospice, Chichester, stwh.co.uk

Published in The Times on Aug. 2, 2017

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thetimes-uk/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=186257144


Another victim, Andy Morse, described how, to continue the beatings, Mr Smyth recruited boys from among victims to take over while he watched. These were often more brutal than Smyth’s attacks. Mr Morse named Simon Doggart as one of these substitutes. “The strokes he gave me were probably the equivalent of three of John’s. Simon was completely brainwashed. I think even then I sensed that it wasn’t my friend beating me: it was actually John Smyth beating me, using my friend to carry out his abuse.”

Another victim spoke of Doggart’s strokes as “far, far worse than Smyth. There was no discussion, no emotion, I recall, just a fit sportsman using all his force.”

The alleged beatings took place in a shed, equipped, Mr Morse said, with dressings to be applied after the beatings. “John Smyth had every single bandage, dressing, iodine, anything that had been invented, but even though he had all that equipment and, I would call it, paraphernalia, we were bleeding everywhere. Even with these dressings on, wearing these adult nappies, we bled all over his house. . .”.

The beatings stopped in 1982, when Mr Morse tried to take his own life.

One survivor who has come forward is the Bishop of Guildford, the Rt Revd Andrew Watson (News, 10 February), who described the beatings as “abuse perpetrated by a misguided, manipulative, and dangerous man.

https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2017/13-april/news/uk/new-allegations-tell-of-savagery-of-smyth-beatings


 

Graham‏ @Graham1munro

 

Elders of Cape Town church expel alleged abuser John Smyth

09 June 2017

JOHN SMYTH, the Evangelical Christian camp leader accused of savagely beating young men during the 1970s and ’80s in his garden shed (News, 13 April), has been formally expelled from his church in South Africa, where he now lives.

In a lengthy statement, the elders of Church-on-Main, Cape Town, where Mr Smyth and his wife, Anne, have worshipped since 2013, announced that the Smyths would be “excommunicated, with all its scriptural implications”, because of Mr Smyth’s refusal to engage with the church leadership about the allegations.

The statement explains that the church was aware that some had criticised Mr Smyth’s holiday-camp ministry in Zimbabwe when he first joined Church-on-Main, four years ago, but had been assured that this was nothing more than jealousy at the ministry’s success.

Last September, however, the church elders found out that Mr Smyth was regularly meeting young men from Church-on-Main at a sports club, playing squash before showering together and then questioning them about “pornography, masturbation, and other sexual matters”.

They then discovered that Mr Smyth’s Zimbabwe camps had been involved in a court case. The elders’ statement said, however, that whenever they attempted to discuss the matter with Mr Smyth, he became defensive, and attacked the elders’ leadership of the church.

After the allegations first surfaced in the UK in February (News, 10 February), the elders said that they had urged Mr Smyth to return to the UK to work with the police, and told him not to attend Church-on-Main meetings or contact any other church members.

Because he has refused to engage with the leaders, or follow their advice, he has now been excommunicated from the church, the statement says.”

Our counsel has always been for John to present himself to the UK authorities for whatever consequences he could face, admitting, if necessary, to any accusation that holds substance, and to apologise, asking for forgiveness and mercy,” it says.”

If our having had John as a leader of a discipleship group, or his role in any form of ministry has led to hurt or risk to anyone, or to bringing the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ into disrepute in any way; for this we apologise.”

Channel 4 News, which first broke the story in February, has broadcast new details that appear to suggest that the Archbishop of Canterbury continued to be involved with Iwerne Trust camps at the same time as Mr Smyth.

Archbishop Welby was a dormitory officer at the holiday camps in the late 1970s, when Mr Smyth was one of the leaders. A statement from Lambeth Palace, issued after the Channel 4 programme, said that the Archbishop had worked with Mr Smyth, but that no one had discussed the allegations with him.”

I was completely unaware of any abuse,” the Archbishop told LBC radio in February. “I never heard anything at all, at any point. I never had the slightest suspicion that there was anything going on.”

Last week, Channel 4 News reported that the Archbishop’s name appeared on a speaker roster for an Iwerne Trust camp in 1979, as did Mr Smyth’s, and he remained on the camps’ mailing list, despite then living in France.

https://youtu.be/4FaJlPMcV-Q

Archbishop Welby denied that these documents implied that he was connected to Mr Smyth. “I left to work and live in Paris in 1978 — as I understand it, a year before the abuse was to begin — and did not return to work in the UK until 1983,” he said in a statement this week.”

As I have previously stated, I was not one of the inner circle of people surrounding John Smyth, or in the leadership of the camps. A talk on reading the Bible, which I did as a one-off in 1979, does not make anyone a member of an ‘inner circle’.”

A spokeswoman for the Archbishop declined to comment on Mr Smyth’s expulsion from Church-on-Main.

https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2017/9-june/news/uk/elders-of-cape-town-church-expel-john-smyth

 

31 May 2017

Archbishop of Canterbury changes account of his involvement with summer camps led by John Smyth

 

 

The Archbishop of Canterbury is facing questions tonight over his links to an evangelical Christian under police investigation for beating young men.

Following revelations by this programme four months ago, Justin Welby admitted he had worked with John Smyth at Christian holiday camps, but insisted he had “no contact at all” with the camps after 1978. New evidence now challenges this account.

https://www.channel4.com/news/archbishop-of-canterbury-changes-account-of-his-involvement-with-summer-camps-led-by-john-smyth

JOHN WHITTINGDALE, MP FOR MALDON & EAST CHELMSFORD.

 John Whittingdale: was a student (aged 14-18 yrs old) at Winchester College  1973-1977 when sadomasochist John Smyth was beating students

 

^ From the Trust Servant – Trusty Servant. This is the major publication of Winchester College Society and is primarily written for Old Wykehamists

https://www.joomag.com/magazine/trusty-servant-nov-2015-no120/0386364001447424078?page=18

A former headmaster of Winchester College has spoken of his regrets over not alerting police to allegations that an evangelical Christian barrister had violently abused pupils at the school.

John Thorn, said he also felt to blame for acting “too slowly” before he banned John Smyth QC from entering the school or contacting its pupils.

His admission follows an “unreserved and unequivocal” apology by Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, for the church’s failure to report allegations of sadomasochistic attacks by Smyth on boys from Christian summer camps in the late 1970s. Welby, 61, worked at the camps, which were run by the Iwerne Trust, headed by Smyth.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/headmaster-i-wish-id-told-police-of-smyth-abuse-fears-cc55lmhhq

Mr Thorn wrote in The Road to Winchester, published in February 1989: “I was told the extraordinary news that the neighbouring barrister had gained such personal control over a few of the senior boys in the group, and had kept it after they left the school, that he was claiming to direct their burgeoning relationship with girls and was, with their consent, punishing them physically when they confessed to him they had sinned.

“The World of Conservative Evangelism was reft in twain. Absurd and baseless rumours were circulated that he was an unhinged tyrant, the embodiment of Satan. He must be banished. And – quietly but efficiently – he was.

“He left the Winchester district and then the United Kingdom. He departed for Africa with his family and, by me, has not been heard of since.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/03/archbishop-canterburys-qc-friend-blamed-beating-boys-british/


John Leonard Thorn (born 28 April 1925) is a writer and educational consultant. He was headmaster of Repton School from 1961 to 1968 and then of Winchester College until 1985. He was Chairman of the Headmasters’ Conference for 1981.

He was a director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, from 1971 to 1976; a Trustee of the British Museum from 1980 to 1985, and of the Winchester Cathedral Trust, from 1986 to 1989; Vice-Chairman of the Hampshire Buildings Preservation Trust from 1989 to 1992, then its Chairman until 1996; for some years he served on the Executive Committee of the Cancer Research Campaign. He was Chairman of Governors of Abingdon School from 1991 to 1994 and was also a Governor of Oakham School and of Stowe School during the 1980s.[1] Thorn continued to teach including A-level Philosophy classes at King Edward VI School in Southampton in the late 1990s.

In 1989 he published an autobiography, The Road to Winchester. Now in his nineties, he is a member of the Garrick Club[1]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Thorn_(headmaster)

Family of lawyer accused of beating boys demanded he stopped working with children

Family members of a barrister  accused of subjecting boys to savage sadomasochistic beatings tried to stop him working with children, it has emerged.

John Smyth QC, a friend of the Archbishop of Canterbury, is accused of abusing teenagers in both Britain and Zimbabwe, having run Christian holiday camps in both countries.

The Daily Telegraph can disclose that his brother-in-law and sister-in-law both resigned from the trust that oversaw his mission in Zimbabwe, in protest at his refusal to stop working with children.

Mr Smyth’s brother, Christopher, is also said to have told the barrister to stop his work with young people after becoming aware of the beating claims.

The part-time judge moved to Zimbabwe in 1984, after allegations emerged that he had beaten 22 young men in his garden shed in Winchester, having persuaded them it would help purge them of their sins.

After moving to Africa, Mr Smyth set up the Zambezi Trust, which was modelled on the work he had carried out in Britain and ran holiday camps for boys from the nation’s elite public schools.

In 1989, the headmaster of Winchester College published a book in which he referred to the beating allegations involving Mr Smyth, identifying him only as the school’s “neighbouring barrister”.

Mr Smyth immediately wrote to the trustees of the Zambezi Trust, who included Janet Brooks, sister of the barrister’s wife, Anne, and her husband, Jonathan. He claimed he had been “completely dependent on sleeping pills” at the time of his “extraordinary aberration of judgment”.

Minutes from the Zambezi Trust show that Mr Brooks, a leading gynaecological surgeon, and his wife joined the other trustees in writing back, saying they would quit unless he withdrew from “direct personal involvement in youth work” in Zimbabwe.

It is understood that the Brooks had a meeting with Christopher Smyth, also a barrister and part-time judge, and his wife, Jayne, who agreed that Mr Smyth should stop working with children.  However, Mr Smyth rejected the trustees’ ultimatum and the group resigned en masse.

A friend of Mr and Mrs Brooks said: “It was extremely difficult for them, and they were very courageous. Both Jonathan and Janet are very principled people and were not prepared to be involved with something where there might be a risk of unsavoury activities, and that’s why they resigned. They thought he needed treatment.”

In 1997, Mr Smyth was charged with culpable homicide after a 16-year-old boy was found at the bottom of a swimming pool in 1992. Several boys then came forward to claim he had beaten them with bats and forced them to swim naked as he watched, although both cases against him collapsed.

The Sunday Telegraph yesterday printed a letter from Mr Smyth to parents of boys due to attend a Zambesi Trust camp in 1993. In it, he wrote that he would shower with the boys and planned to use a wooden bat “fairly liberally” in the event of misbehaviour.

The barrister also wrote how he would encourage the boys to skinny- dip. He added: “It is all part of the all-boys-together fun of camp”.

Christopher and Jayne Smyth did not return requests for comment, and nor did Mr and Mrs Brooks.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/06/family-lawyer-accused-beating-boys-demanded-stopped-working/


Further Inquiries into Abuse by British Barrister, John Smyth QC

United Kingdom April 13 2017

Further questions are being asked in relation to an alleged cover up of child abuse which was endured by teenage public school boys at the hands of a British barrister, John Smyth QC, in the 1970s and the 1980s.

On behalf of the Iwerne Trust, John Smyth ran religious summer camps in the 1970s and early 1980s, which were attended by boys from elite public schools. It is alleged that Smyth subjected the school boys to horrific beatings in order to purge them of their “sins”.

Allegations of abuse emerged back in 1982 after one of Smyth’s alleged victims attempted to commit suicide. In response, the Iwerne Trust commissioned an internal inquiry into the abuse which was conducted by Mark Ruston, a Church of England vicar. The report detailed the prescribed punishments for “sins” such as masturbation and pride, 100 and 400 strokes respectively. It was reported that over a three year period, eight boys had received 14,000 lashes between them, with two of the boys being whipped 4,000 times each. The report also stated that these beatings were carried out while the boys were either naked or semi-naked in order to “increase humility”.

Pupils of Winchester College were among the alleged victims and the allegations of abuse were disclosed by the Iwerne Trust to the college in 1982. In response, the headmaster of Winchester College at the time met with Smyth and made him undertake that he would never again enter the college or contact its pupils.

Like the Iwerne Trust, Winchester College failed to disclose the abuse to the police.

 

The survivor of abuse whose suicide attempt had prompted the inquiry fairly acknowledged that “everything could have been stopped” if the police had been informed.

The failure to report and prosecute John Smyth in the UK allowed him the opportunity of a fresh start when he moved to Zimbabwe in 1984. In Zimbabwe, Smyth founded the Zambesi Ministry, a series of Christian summer camps for boys from top public schools. It is alleged that at these summer camps, Symth abused teenagers in a similarly brutal way as he had done in the UK.

In 1997, Smyth was arrested and charged with killing a 16 year old boy named Guide Nyachuru, who was found dead in a swimming pool at one of the summer camps in 1992. It was also alleged by five other boys that Smyth had subjected them to abuse, including savage beatings. In 1998, the case of culpable homicide was dismissed against Smyth after it was claimed that prosecutors had overstated the claims and failed to follow procedures.

In 2002, Smyth moved from Zimbabwe to South Africa where he became a campaigner against gay rights.

The Church of England claims that it reported the abuse to the Cambridgeshire police in 2013, and again in February 2014, after an alleged victim came forward. However, because the allegations were non recent and there were difficulties with respect to the extradition of John Smyth from South Africa, no investigation was launched. In 2014, the allegations were separately reported to Hampshire police. However, the fact that the reporting party would not provide details of other victims or further information again prevented the police from opening an inquiry.

Last month Hampshire police initiated a formal investigation into the non recent allegations of sadistic abuse by John Smyth. They are appealing for anyone with any information about the events detailed above to get in contact with their investigation team, quoting Operation Cubic.

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The leading QC John Smyth is accused of having brainwashed 22 young men Britain’s oldest public school, Winchester College in what victims now describe as a “cult”, persuading his victims the beatings could purge them of their sins.

Among them was Andy Moorse, who was 14-year-old pupil at Winchester College in 1975 when he was groomed. In less than two years, Moorse was accepting regular and violent beatings in  Smyth’s garden shed, he told the BBC.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/11/john-smyth-recruited-victim-now-head-top-prep-school-help/


John Whittingdale likes to be beaten and is into torture porn


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Charles Napier

….and John Whittingdale’s older half-brother, school teacher, Charles Napier, was part of an elite paedophile ring and a member of PIE – Paedophile Information Exchange

Paedophile Charles Napier deliberately got a job at a boarding school so he could prey on pupils aged eight to 13.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/548566/Half-brother-of-Tory-MP-John-Whittingdale-jailed-for-historic-abuseOlder half-brother

In 1972, Napier was found to have indecently assaulted pupils at a Surrey school where he was working. After being banned from teaching, he left the country.

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John Whittingdale 1992

Back in England, Napier was jailed for nine months in 1995 for sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy he’d lured to his home in the 80s.

http://rigorousintuition.ca/board2/viewtopic.php?p=484671

Charles Napier was born in 1947 and John  Whittindale in 1959. – Paedophile Charles Napier was 12 yrs-old when little half-brother John was born.

Was Charles Napier a mentor to younger half-brother, John?

John Whittingdale’s father died in 1974 when John Whittingdale was 15 yrs old.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1612147/pdf/brmedj02000-0085.pdf

Both brothers have remained close to their mother.  Charles Napier was living with their mother when he was arrested.

http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/4682762.display/#

Mr Whittingdale is perfectly positioned to talk about the measures he and his family took to alert the relevant authorities whenever Napier took up a new post with access to children.

Mr Whittingdale will have the crucial insight into the family or environmental background that creates such a monster.

When letters arrived from Sweden, Cairo and Turkey to family members during a period when Napier was banned from teaching and Mr Whittingdale was firmly embedded in Non 10, what dilemmas did the family face, how did they deal with family loyalty as opposed to public duty expected of a powerful public figure.

https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/peter-righton-charles-napier-david-cameron-john-whittingdale/

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The Guardian
(London, Greater London, England)
28 Aug 1996, Wed  • Page 27

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“Charles is such a trial to my mother. Every time he gets sacked, she asks him why he can’t find some work which doesn’t involve children. And then after being on the dole for awhile, he rings her up in great excitement and says ‘ Marvellous news, mummy, I’ve got a new job -it’s in a youth club…'”

https://books.google.com/books?id=vyBlAAAAMAAJ&dq=%22Charles+is+such+a+trial+to+my+mother.+Every+time+he+gets+sacked%2C+she+asks+him+why+he+can%27t+find+some+work+which+doesn%27t+involve+children.+And+then+after+being+on+the+dole+for+awhile%2C+he+rings+her+up+in+great+excitement+and+says+%27+Marvellous+news%2C+mummy%2C+I%27ve+got+a+new+job+-it%27s+in+a+youth+club&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=%22Charles+is+such+a+trial%22

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Half-brother of Tory MP John Whittingdale jailed for historic abuse

John Whittingdale business links:

Ukranian Society along w/ LORD RICHARD JOHN GRENVILLE RISBY –


Henniker- Major (British Council) – his ex- son-in-law Risby– who was involved in a threesome

 

Henniker-Major –

Paedophile friends of Charles Napier – Peter Righton and partner Richard Alston were  allowed to live on and have children visit, Henniker’s Thornham Magna Estate.

https://scepticpeg.wordpress.com/2016/09/27/operation-clarence/

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2012 Algerian President Bouteflika (left) shakes hands with Lord Richard Risby

Risby was a  director at THE BRITISH SYRIAN SOCIETY LIMITED along with Tim Pendry, (Exaro) Lord David Steel, Sir David Alwyn Gore-Booth

 Spring subsequently served as PPS to  to Nicholas Soames  [13]

https://alchetron.com/Richard-Spring,-Baron-Risby-436515-W

Nicholas Soames is a very close friend of Prince Charles and the royal family.



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Abuse scandals probe : The man who may hold key to UK’s biggest paedophile network ever

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/charles-napier-arrest-half-brother-tory-1998917

Charles Napier could provide vital evidence for police investigating a child abuse scandal spanning three decades

 

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/paedophile-scandal-charles-napier-could-1430365


3.04.17

Child abuse survivor wins out-of-court settlement, giving evidence against establishment figures

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In his diaries, Righton scored children according to how far the abuse went. This practice was revealed to Parliament by Tom Watson MP, whom Mr Briggs consulted after reading about Righton in a newspaper article.

It was following discussions with Tom Watson that Mr Briggs gave a statement to the police, as part of their Operation Fairbank into a high level paedophile conspiracy operating from Westminster.

Mr Briggs also approached specialist child abuse lawyer Tracey Emmott of Bedford-based Emmott Snell.

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Cyril Smith and Lord David Steel

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He was taken by Righton in his car to London, to meet a man he later recognized as Cyril Smith, the leading Liberal politician. Smith was later revealed to have been a serial paedophile.


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Righton also boasted of other friends in high places, including the late Leon Brittan, who was home secretary at the time.

Brittan has come under scrutiny in several child abuse investigations, though has been cleared of involvement in at least one. His widow has received an apology from the police.

But Righton claimed Brittan could influence judicial procedures in his favour should Mr Briggs ever find himself in trouble.

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Mr Briggs recalls that Righton was known as ‘the general’ among his friends who called at the flat and in telephone calls.

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Charles Napier and Peter Righton

Charles Napier, another convicted paedophile and friend of Righton and Alston, also visited the flat to gain access to Mr Briggs and his friends.

Napier was convicted and sentenced to 13 years’ imprisonment in 2014 for sexually abusing boys between 1973 and 1983. He was the treasurer of PIE.

http://emmottsnell.co.uk/news.php?id=1492076761

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Sir Jimmy Savile and Freemason & PIE member Keith Harding

 

Clockmaker Keith Harding played vital role in Britain’s biggest child sex ring

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The pervert met regularly with MPs Leon Brittan and Cyril Smith at his world-renowned workshop. 
The former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe would also drop by along with key members of the vile Paedophile Information Exchange Steven Adrian Smith and Tom O’Carroll.
 
A PIE list seized in 1984 records Harding, who died last year aged 82, as member 329 and his address as Hornsey Road, Holloway, north London.
He is understood to have kept hidden a list of more than 1,000 PIE members with prominent names including top politicians from the Thatcher era. 

 “Leon Brittan and Cyril Smith were both regular visitors to the shop. 

Usually they would come in via the side door, other times they would ring the bell at the front entrance and come in. 

“They’d straight away ask for Keith who would be coming down the stairs. 

“Then they would then either go up to his office for a private meeting or they’d go out for several hours.” 

The former worker added: “The shop had many high profile customers, including the Royals.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/576187/Keith-Harding-MPs-Leon-Brittan-Cyril-Smith-Jeremy-Thorpe

Knowl View School Cover-Up

Knowl View: Report into abuse at Rochdale school ‘suppressed’

Where Cyril Smith and others abused children.

One former pupil called Peter says he was abused by a staff member on the first day he arrived at the school at the age of 11.

He said the “worst nights” were when people were brought from outside the school.

“We were raped. There was a flat. We were taken there and plied with drink and raped.”

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-27687351

 


Charles Scott Napier was born into the very heart of the British Empire’s military and intelligence establishment.  

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The only son of John Whittingdale FRCS[4] and Margaret née Napier,[5] via his mother Whittingdale is in distant remainder to the lordship of Napier.[6]

At the time of his paedophile offences one of Napier’s distant cousins was married to Sir Peter Hayman, a senior MI6 officer who was later himself exposed as a paedophile though never prosecuted.

How did  Charles Napier manage to continue teaching even after his first conviction for indecent assault in 1972?

http://thameshouse.net/2014/11/18/charles-napier-related-to-fellow-paedophile-in-mi6/

In 1981 – on National Institute for Social Work headed paper – Righton wrote a letter to DoE:

In my view, Mr Napier is a gifted teacher of both adults and children.  I believe that, during the years since his conviction, he has acquired a knowledge and disciplined mastery of himself which would justify the conclusion that he no longer constitutes a sexual risk to children in his charge.  It would give me great pleasure – and cause me no anxiety – to hear that the Secretary of State had reviewed his decision of 24 November 1972, in Mr Napier’s favour.

https://scepticpeg.wordpress.com/2016/09/27/operation-clarence/

More here


Claims John Smyth recruited victim – now head of top prep school – to help him carry out beatings

 

Church Child Abuse Scandal 1974 John Smyth, a barrister, becomes chairman of the Iwerne Trust, which oversees religious summer camps attended by boys from elite public schools
Church Child Abuse Scandal 1974 John Smyth, a barrister, becomes chairman of the Iwerne Trust, which oversees religious summer camps attended by boys from elite public schools


John Smyth beat me first, appallingly, with his usual force. Then Simon Doggart took over while John watched”, said one victim who wished to be anonymous.

I recall immediately the absolute brutality of his beating – far, far worse than Smyth. There was no discussion, no emotion that I recall, just a fit sports man using all his force.

“Then it was over, this was going to be the new regime,” he told the BBC.

The leading QC is accused of having brainwashed 22 young men Britain’s oldest public school, Winchester College in what victims now describe as a “cult”, persuading his victims the beatings could purge them of their sins.

Among them was Andy Moorse, who was 14-year-old pupil at Winchester College in 1975 when he was groomed. In less than two years, Moorse was accepting regular and violent beatings in  Smyth’s garden shed, he told the BBC.

He revealed the boys would “bleed everywhere” from the beatings and when the beatings became too physical for Smyth to carry out alone, he claimed recruited Doggart to his cause.

The BBC said it had spoken to Doggart’s victims and had been handed nine hours of recording left unheard for years which reveal the full extent of the abuse. On one occasion, a victim was beaten for 12 hours.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/11/john-smyth-recruited-victim-now-head-top-prep-school-help/

Simon Doggart attended Horris Hill 1969-1974

Simon Doggart’s great-uncle: James Hamilton Doggart – member of the establishment and secret society – The Apostles – members included Soviet spies Anthony Blunt and Guy Burgess

https://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=James%20Hamilton%20Doggart

Andreas Baader @stop1984

Blunt had the very best insurance, not only did he know about VIP Paedophiles,also knew how close to Hitler, Edward the VIII was.

King Edward VIII: Uncle who encouraged young Queen’s Nazi salute ‘plotted with Adolf Hitler to regain throne’

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/uncle-who-encouraged-young-queens-nazi-salute-plotted-with-adolf-hitler-to-regain-throne-10398750.html

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The Apostles came to public attention again following the exposure of the Cambridge spy ring in 1951. Three Cambridge graduates with access to the top levels of government in Britain, one of them a former Apostle, were eventually found to have passed information to the KGB. The three known agents were Apostle Guy Burgess, an MI6 officer and secretary to the deputy foreign minister; Donald MacLean, foreign office secretary; and Kim Philby, MI6 officer and journalist.

Writers have accused several other Apostles of being witting Soviet agents. Roland Perry in his book, The Fifth Man (London: Pan Books, 1994) makes a circumstantial case against Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild, who was a friend to both Burgess and Blunt.

Jimmy’s work required him to spend weekdays in London where he spent many evenings with friends at the Garrick Club.

A painting still hangs there, depicting a trip by Garrick members to the Derby. Jimmy is portrayed rapt in conversation with a colourfully dressed gypsy woman. …he seems unaware that a smudge-faced child, possibly the son of the gypsy, is sneaking his little hand into his pocket.

Order of the Knights of St. John

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambridge_Apostles

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Hamilton_Doggart

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Dr. James Hamilton Doggart (22 January 1900 – 15 October 1989) was a leading ophthalmologist, [1] lecturer, writer, cricketer,[2] and a member of the Cambridge Apostles [3] and the Bloomsbury Group.
It was in Keynes’ rooms at King’s where friend and writer Peter Lucas introduced Jimmy to a secret society known as the Apostles. [9] Founded in 1829, this elite group of intellectual Jedis boasted Alfred Tennyson and Rupert Brooke amongst its past members.
During Jimmy’s association, fellow Apostles included philosophers Bertrand Russell and Ludwig Wittgenstein, writer Lytton Strachey, Soviet spies Anthony Blunt and Guy Burgess, novelist E.M. Forster and future Provosts of King’s Jack Sheppard and Noel Annan. Members took it in turns to read a paper on a philosophical or academic issue, which became the basis for lively debates. Jimmy forged some of his closest friendships among the Apostles, who brought him into contact with leading lights of the Bloomsbury group, such as Virginia Woolf, Duncan Grant and Dora Carrington

Simon Doggart’s cousin Sebastion Doggart –

Sebastian Doggart is the grandson of the eminent ophthalmologist and writer James Hamilton Doggart; son of the author/development economist Caroline Doggart and the international financier and philanthropist Anthony Doggart;[62] brother of the conservationist Nike Doggart;[63] nephew of the cricketer and educator, Hubert Doggart; and cousin of the headmaster, Simon Doggart.

In 1988, Sebastian Doggart became the last student in Eton’s history to receive corporal punishment. 

Sebastian Doggart examines corporal punishment in the US and elsewhere.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/expateducation/8530207/Schools-in-Sweden-cant-be-beaten-corporal-punishment-around-the-world.html


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Simon Doggart attended Horris Hill

Denied The Chance To Love: Examples Of Abuse In British Boarding Schools

By Benjamin Fry

2014

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There has been a huge response in the press to the journalist Alex Renton’s courageous article about examples of abuse in british boarding schools, which you can read here: Abuse in British boarding schools – why I had to confront my demons

He was writing about his experiences at Ashdown Prep School and the appalling abuse that the children suffered there.

As he says at the end of the article:-

“I thought of those others .. who wanted to speak up. I thought of the children in council care homes, in borstals and mental institutions, who over the years were left in thrall to adults without protection. I thought of .. the great swathe of collateral damage that psychological trauma leaves. I thought of all the kids taken from their homes too early and thus denied, as the writer David Thomas once put it, the chance to love”.

I think Alex Renton’s article is timely as, despite some increasing openness, people in positions of power undoubtedly still feel they can get away with abuse, and proper deterrents are not in place. It is important that there is a strong message in our society that causing sexual harm to children will not go unpunished.

Ben Fry

Benjamin Fry at the age of 18, modelling for Mario Testino

Mario Testino, who turned out to be one of the most famous photographers of our generation, and Lady Diana’s favourite.

 

Fry, Benjamin. How I F***ed Up My Life And Made It Mean Something (p. 10). Khiron Books. Kindle Edition.

To give you a case in point, a teacher whom I knew at prep school, up to the age of 12, was prosecuted in 2001 following complaints against him by six former pupils. He was acquitted, which shocked me. You can see why in the extract below from my 2004 book, ‘What’s Wrong With You’.

You will see that I am fairly certain that there has been miscarriage of justice. I hope that Alex’s brave article will go some way to helping to correct the culture which has facilitated that.

Case Study: Hot Rod

It turned out that there were four pedophiles teaching at my prep school. That’s quiet a lot among the staff for only one hundred and fifty boys.

Horris Hill maintains links with Pembroke
School in Gilgil.
Teaching staff occasionally leave HH to teach in Kenya and a group of current boys travelled to Kenya last Easter. Based at Pembroke School they visited wild life refuges, took part in adventurous  training and spent time and played football with local, disadvantaged Kenyan boys at the Restart Centre

‘Men Who Are Attracted to 13-Year-Old Boys Make the Best Teachers’ – Director of Kent Social Services ’74-’85

The Confessions of Rev. Nicolas Stacey

 

Nicolas Stacey was Director of Social Services for Kent from 1974 to 1985.

In the archives of the British Library are five tapes which should be a cause of concern to us all. Much of the interview with Rev. Nicolas Stacey relives his action-packed adventures at war, his unlikely turn as an Olympic athlete, and his time in the Church of England. Some of the content of the tapes have caused victims of Kendall House sexual abuse to call for an immediate inquiry.

Nicolas Stacey was the Director of Social Services for Kent from 1974 until 1985. The position was relatively new and had only been created three years prior. Nick had made a sideways move from being Director of Social Services for Ealing from its inception in 1971. On the tapes, Stacey says “They started these social service departments, and I thought that this could be something that I could do. Although I was neither a social worker, nor local government officer.”

He goes on to explain, “I think the Chief Executive thought, ‘Look, I’m going to upstage Keith Joseph’ (the then Secretary of State for Social Services) by persuading the council to put up somebody who would be turned down again, because I was not, simply not, qual… ‘cause in general, almost all the people that were appointed had some social worker training.” Stacey was obviously unsuitable for the role but by 1974 he was in charge of six thousand staff across Kent, and responsible for over one hundred thousand potential service users.

If we rewind the tape at this point and go back to Nicolas Stacey talking about his school days, we can begin to see why he was so inappropriate for the role.

Billy Williamson

I was amazed to hear Rev. Stacey talk of his old Deputy Headmaster at Wellesley House Pre-Prep School, Broadstairs, Kent. I had already heard of the fiendish Billy Williamson whilst investigating Ashdown House Prep School, the Sussex boarding school where Boris Johnson was a student. After his time as Stacey’s deputy head in Broadstairs, William Glynn Williamson became the headmaster of Ashdown House and his reign of terror was unforgettable to the students whom he ruled. He was known for bare-bottom flogging of teenage boys, harsh corporal punishment, and a short fuse. William Glynn Williamson had married the mother of a Wellesley house pupil, Laura Violet Morton, and used her fortune to acquire Ashdown House boarding school for boys.

In Alex Renton’s book, Stiff Upper Lip: Secrets, Crimes, and the Schooling of a Ruling Class, we can see examples of Billy Williamson and his behaviour towards children. Renton writes, “Billy Williamson had taken over Ashdown shortly after the Second World War. One of his pupils in the early 1940s, when he taught at a school called Wellesley House, was publisher Anthony Blond. In a memoir, he described Williamson as a ‘magic man,’ a brilliant teacher. Blond says Williamson was ‘in love, as teachers have to be (without being practising pederasts) if they are to stay sane, with the concept of ‘boy’ – and some specimens more than others’.” Williamson was a keen flogger of their “bare bottoms,” but the pupils liked their master no less.

Rev. Stacey was good friends with Anthony Blond, who also published his autobiography Who Cares? in 1971. Nick Stacey describes on the tapes how Blond was a “very colourful man” and goes on to say, “He married and then I think he got divorced, and he lived with the most ‘beautiful boy’ in London, called Andrew McCall, and that split up. And then he married a very upper class girl. And much younger than him. And I said to Anthony when he got engaged to her, what do her parents think about this and he said, ‘They think I’m an elderly bisexual Jew.’”

Nick Stacey would also describe Billy Williamson in a peculiar manner on the recordings. “Willie Williamson, who went on to be headmaster at Ashdown Forest where Princess Margaret sent her son, was a genius with bright, attractive 13-year-old boys… and absolutely never did anything that was the least bit improper — but I mean he was really an example of [how] people who are attracted to boys of that age are the most brilliant teachers.”

Williamson would also employ Martin Haigh, the teacher who in 2017 was convicted of sexually abusing four boys during his time teaching at Ashdown House. Billy Williamson’s brutal abuse of young boys would continue unabated until he stepped down as headmaster of Ashdown in 1975.

Rev. Nicolas Stacey frequently used terms like “bright attractive 13-year-old boys,” “beautiful boys,” and made statements like “people who are attracted to boys of that age are the most brilliant teachers.” If those statements were to be made in an interview for the Director of Social Services for Kent today, what would happen? I would suggest the result should be a public inquiry.

Stacey’s Blanket Silencing

The third and fourth tapes contain damning evidence of neglect, cover ups, and a systematic culture of ignoring children that went right to the top of Kent Social Services. Stacey became relaxed speaking to the interviewer, Louise Brodie. After hours of stating his early triumphs, Nick begins to speak of his tenure as the Director of Kent Social Services. At times, he makes more statements that cause concern.

“It’s terribly sad when you’re sexually orientated towards children,” he said, while defending a Canadian child sex offender who was a church organist. Stacey describes how he frightened the other Directors of Social Services because he was “a different beast.” But his tone becomes almost sinister when talking of rules he set down with his six thousand member staff about dealing with accusations of abuse. “Nobody was to go to the police about accusations against staff without my approval. And it is incredible the way times have changed. I could never begin to do that now. But children, especially children in care, are incredibly manipulative.” Nicolas Stacey should never have been director of Kent social services.

Children were physically pinned down in Kendall House, drugged with excessive doses of controversial medications, beaten regularly, mentally abused, sexually abused, and in some cases raped. Nicolas Stacey states, “I never once went to the police. This was because I never felt that we had a serious case and never in the eleven years I was there did a scandal occur. I mean no scandal that I know of, or none that got out in the public.” Louise Brodie cuts in on the recording and asks Stacey, “No scandal about your staff?” Stacey replies, “About my staff. Now what I did do, I said ‘Look, I’m afraid I’m going to ask you to resign. I am going to have you put on the register of “at risk”.’” A clear admission by Rev. Nick Stacey that he had covered up abuse whilst head of the Kent Social Services. This was Stacey’s “Frost-Nixon” moment. “I would try and get them to go to counselling, had it emerged, you know, that… rampant abuse of kids had occurred, you know.”

Nick Stacey openly admitted on tape that there were cases of abuse, but that he had not informed the police, and instead offered voluntary counselling to the abuser. No mention of the abused at all. But the shock confessions don’t stop there. Stacey went on to say, “A member of staff once hit a child very hard and we had to go to the police. But I went into the dock. I got one of the best QCs. In fact, he was a son of Canon John Collins, you would know from your South African experience. And I went to court and spoke. I said you’ve got no idea how these children wind care staff up. You know, we sit comfortably at our home, we expect care staff with small pay to look after some of the most admittedly tragically deprived. It’s not their fault that they wind people up, and they’re aggressive. Once somebody loses their cool and they do hit somebody then, you know, you say they should be locked up. And I got them off.” Stacey seemed to be very focused on his staff and never on the service users in his care. How many other cases of abuse did he cover-up?

The Survivors

For Stacey it was always about winning, but for the former residents of Kendall House during his term as Director of Social Services for Kent, life had been about loss. The tapes, which were recorded in 2006, were discovered by one of the survivors. Teresa Cooper had once been locked in a room for over a hundred and sixty days in Kendall House. That was one of the many various illegal punishments that the teenage girls living in the care home endured.

My initial thought whilst listening to the Nicolas Stacey tapes was of the various survivors of Kendall House during his tenure as director. I spoke with Teresa Cooper and I asked how it felt when she first discovered the tapes. “I was shocked,” Mrs. Cooper told me, “and then I cried because I didn’t know who to tell as no one listens to me.” I could only imagine the range of emotions that Teresa Cooper experienced. She went on to tell me “I can’t describe how shocked I was. Mortified is an understatement because when you listen to the recordings you realise what you are up against.”

What’s clear from listening to the seven hours of interviews, is that Nicolas Stacey was very much a part of the establishment. Rev. Stacey admitted to hiding cases of abuse while he was responsible for the safety of the children in care homes around Kent. This admission should be enough to deserve a public inquiry into Kent Social Services during his reign as well as the Kent Police force’s response to the recorded confessions. Nick Stacey is a perfect example of the culture that existed in the United Kingdom during the 70s and 80s, where the cries of victims were ignored. Instead, Stacey routinely protected sexual predators and child abusers in general. It is important for all of us to understand what went wrong during that period of systematic child sexual abuse. Kent Police and Kent Social Services refuse to take any responsibility for their inaction even after the facts have surfaced.

There are still hundreds of people who suffered abuse, whilst in Kent care homes, who remain unrepresented. Their extreme experiences and ongoing related sufferings have been ignored by the current Kent establishment. And yet, before Nicolas Stacey’s death in May 2017, he was honoured as a speaker at the Kent Legend’s Association dinner. His various obituaries in the major British newspapers praised him as a man who helped revolutionise the care industry. His sympathy for and aid to paedophiles has been completely ignored.

https://youtu.be/2aq_tmYC4zQ

Teresa Cooper talks about her experience of abuse at Kendall House.

https://criminal.media/men-who-are-attracted-to-13-year-old-boys-make-the-best-teachers-director-of-kent-social-services-74-85


Simon Doggart / Caldicott School

Update:

More claims emerge of alleged abuse at Christian camp

Tue 11 Apr 2017

It has been claimed a man at the heart of a child abuse scandal in the Church of England recruited one of his victims to help him carry out beatings.

Simon Doggart

Alleged victim Andy Moorse told the BBC that barrister John Smyth QC convinced Simon Doggart to join in committing the sadomasochistic abuse at Winchester College in Hampshire during the mid-1970s.

He alleged that the boys would “bleed everywhere” from the attacks.

Mr Doggart, who has been the headteacher of Caldicott preparatory school in Buckinghamshire for the last two decades, is said to be critically ill and unable to respond to the allegations, the broadcaster said.

There is no suggestion that any pupil at Caldicott Preparatory has ever suffered harm at the hands of Mr Doggart.

Hampshire Police says it is investigating.

Survivors said abuse undertaken at Christian camps run at Winchester College – the oldest public school in the country – amounted to a cult, with victims being told the violence would purge them of their sins.

Two years after assault allegations first emerged in 1982, John Smyth – a leading barrister – moved to Zimbabwe where he founded several Christian camps at which it is claimed he abused youngsters.

The Bishop of Guildford Rt Rev Andrew Watson came forward in February 2017 to claim he survived one occasion of abuse at the hands of John Smyth.

John Smyth is still living as a free man in South Africa.

https://www.premier.org.uk/News/UK/More-claims-emerge-of-alleged-abuse-at-Christian-camp


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Caldicott School: Child Sexual Abusers and Timeline

Pupils at Caldicott School, Farnham Royal, Buckinghamshire suffered child sexual abuse over a number of years and a number of abusers. It is now a charity [4], as are many “public” schools.  It is not known what the status of the school was when child sexual abuse offences were being committed by its teachers and covered up by the school.

Known abusers so far were

  • Peter Roland Wright, former Caldicott pupil [23], was finally charged and convicted in 2014. Previous attempts to indict him failed in 2003 due a Judge deciding it was too great a the length of time since offences and the defendants health. A stay on that indictment meant he only faced charges from new victims who came forward. He was sentenced to 8 years. He was tried with offences from 1964-1970 [3]. Victims were mainly 11-13 years old [3]. He was at the school from 1952 -1993, the last 25 years as Headmaster. Wright, and when Headmaster covered up Marton Carsons abuse [1] See also Court Appeal Roland Peter Wright 5 August 2014 Court of Appeal[3] Peter Wright still lived at a cottage overlooking the school after he retired, before his recent vacation in prison.

peterwrightold                                         Peter Roland Wright – Serial Child Abuser

 

  • Hugh Edward Henry admitted 13 counts [3] including two counts of incitement to gross indecency and eleven counts of indecent assault [9][12]. He is thought to have been at Caldicott between 1958-1963  and offences on one boy were from 1962-63 [12]. He committed some of his offences at his bedsit and on a school skiing trip with Peter Wright. He was also charged with offences at Gayhurst School, Gerrards Cross. Little else is known of his offending, where else he worked and any other possible offences. He killed himself by walking in front of a train before sentencing. [12]

 

  • John Addrison, another former Caldicott pupil [34], was charged in 2012 with offences at Caldicott between Jan and July 1978 and at Moor Park School, Ludlow between 1985 and 1988 and sentenced to roughly 5 years.  It is also not clear what he did straight after leaving Caldicott; when he started at Moor Park school or what he did after being dismissed from Moor Park School in 1988, although he was teaching in 2010 [2]. It is not known if he committed further offences after 1988. Also see Government UK National College for Teaching and Leadership  Mr John Addrison: Professional Conduct Panel outcome Panel decision and reasons on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education [2] pdf download, and reproduced in Appendix 1 below

 

  • Martin Carson, a science teacher, was found to be committing child sexual abuse offences at Caldicot in 1973, but it was covered up by the school and he received just a 5 year ban from teaching [6]. Carson was charged with two charges of buggery, eight charges of indecent assault and one count of possessing indecent photographs. He pleaded guilty in 2003 and was sentenced to just 2 years in prison. Details are lacking of offences, when employed at Caldicott. Carson resumed his career in 1980 at prep school in Eastbourne where he was appointed Head of Pastoral care [38] and he taught at Harrodian School, Bath, at the time of the video Chosen in 2008. It is not known if the committed further offences at these school or elsewhere [6]

 

  • David Keith Geddes, another teacher, was acquitted of offences between 1975-77 after a retrial [14][28]

 

  • George Hill Peter Wrights deputy in the 1970s killed himself which probably saved him from facing charges [33]

There is a good summary of legal outcomes on the Mandate Now website [28]The Caldicott Trials and Outcomes [28] where there is also a video interview of Tom Perry with Jon Snow.

the boarding school that British politician Nick Clegg attended as a child; Caldicott School

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Caldicott Preparatory School became a charitable trust in 1968 under the Headmaster at the time Peter Wright.

Today there are around 250 boys. The present headmaster, Simon Doggart, was appointed in 1998; he came from Eton College where he taught history and was master-in-charge of cricket. He is a member of IAPS and the school’s governors include past parents, old boys and headmasters of public schools.
According to the school’s website, many pupils at Caldicott subsequently “win” places at major independent schools, such as Eton College, Harrow School, Winchester College, Marlborough College, Wellington College, Haileybury College and Radley College.

On 30 September 2008 the school was the subject of a feature documentary, Chosen, transmitted on More4 as part of the “True Stories” strand, about the sexual abuse that went on at the school during the late 1960s and early 1970s.[2] The headmaster Peter Wright was active in this, as well as a number of other teachers, targeting boys good at sports and, to a lesser extent, in the choir. In The Guardian published on the same day, a former parent alleged that Lord Justice Scott Baker former Chairman of the Board of Governors, and Simon Doggart the current headmaster, mishandled a case of alleged sexual abuse of their son by a teacher in the early 2000s.[3]
Martin Carson was dismissed for sexual abuse of a pupil in 1972, and went on to teach at the Harrodian School. He was subsequently prosecuted and found guilty of indecent assault and possessing indecent images of children in 2003.[4]link

 Caldicott Summer Fete

The Headmaster, Simon Doggart finished off the fete with a very popular raffle.

​Thank you to everyone for coming along and supporting the school fete. It was a great success and all the money raised by the boys will go to The Prince’s Trust.

http://www.friends.caldicott.com/news–photos

 

Simon Doggart’s father, Hubert Doggart OBE (b-1925), taught at Winchester College until 1972

Hubert Doggart

Hubert Doggart was educated at Winchester College and King’s College, a Cambridge blue in five different sports and captain in four.

He taught at Winchester College (1950-1972) while maintaining a successful amateur cricket career for Cambridge University and Sussex Cricket Clubs. Doggart has held many offices in sports administration, such as President of the MCC (1981-1982).

http://www.cricketingwinchester.co.uk/winchester-college-cricketing-legacy/hubert-doggart-obe-1925/

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Sue, Vic and Hubert Doggart

Hubert DoggartBishop Bell/Bell Society

“allegations against Bishop Bell by the Church”

Hubert Doggart pursued the issue: Chichester’s Dean & Chapter failed to use the word “alleged” when making pronouncements on Bishop Bell’s guilt. Could we not insist on their retracting from this stance?

Peter H replied the word “alleged” was used in the Diocesan statement of October 26 2015.

Mr Doggart doggardly pressed on : Could we not isolate our Dean and Chapter from the Diocese?

Peter H replied that the Diocesan lawyers appeared to him out of their depth, especially unable to respond adequately to the legal minds of the George Bell Group. However, he did not think it appropriate or feasible to attack the Dean and Chapter at this point – reiterating the need to concentrate on Bell’s reputation – and its restoration. That is what he is fighting for.

https://richardwsymonds.wordpress.com/tag/hubert-doggart/

Caldicott…under the current headmaster Simon Doggart, another incident of alleged child sexual abuse was reported in the late 2000s. The headmaster and the chairman of the board of governors, Lord Justice Scott Baker, suspended the teacher (who did not return) but failed to report the incident to the police or social services, contrary to the school’s written policy on this matter.

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2008/sep/30/publicschools.childprotection

In early February it was announced that Simon and Antonia Doggart would step down from leading Caldicott at the end of the Summer Term 2017 after 19 years.

Unfortunately due to ill health Simon is no longer able to lead the school.

http://www.caldicott.com/Welcome.aspx

 

Justice Scott Baker

When Lord Justice Scott Baker walked into the Paris Ritz hotel this week, with the jurors from the Diana, Princess of Wales, inquest, he would have experienced a sharp sense of deja vu.

It was two years after the death of the princess that Mohamed Fayed’s hotel dominated the other famous court case that Scott Baker has presided over.

The Appeal Court judge, hand-picked to finally bring the curtain down on the death of the princess, jailed Jonathan Aitken, the former Tory Cabinet minister, for 18 months for perjury. Aitken had lied on oath about who paid for his suite in the hotel on the Place Vendome.

Baker quickly adapted to his first role as a coroner which enabled him to give an opinionated summing up at the start.

In his opening remarks, which ran to 138 pages and lasted almost two days, he dedicated himself to a methodical and meticulous debunking of the conspiracy theories which have grown up around the car crash in the Alma underpass.

He is the fourth to take up the coroner’s baton in an inquest that has become mired in endless delay and remains at the centre of deep seated suspicions of an Establishment cover-up that the jury’s verdict is unlikely to change.

The Oxford-educated judge, who has more than 40 years experience, comes from a distinguished legal family. His father was a High Court judge and his brother, Michael Findlay Baker, QC, is a circuit judge.

He was called to the Bar in 1961, became a Recorder in 1976, a High Court Judge in the Family Division in 1988 when he was knighted. He transferred to the Queen’s Bench Division in 1992. In 2002, he was made a Lord Justice of Appeal.

Scotty Baker, as he is known to his contemporaries, was chosen for his latest role by the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, after discussions with colleagues including the Master of the Rolls, Sir Anthony Clarke.

A keen cricketer, he served on the Cricket Council’s appeals committee for two years and he has a home adjoining a golf course in Scotland. At weekends he is often to be found relaxing with friends at Denham Golf Club, Bucks.

In the 1980s he served on the ground-breaking Warnock committee on the ethics of embryo science and, in 1997, the year that he jailed Aitken, he dismissed charges of corporate manslaughter against Great Western Trains after the Southall train crash which claimed seven lives.

In 1988, he ruled that a woman mental patient with the mind of a child could be sterilised without her consent.

In March, he struck a blow against the insidious rise of the compensation culture when he rejected a claim by a woman who broke her leg in a hole left by a maypole on a village green. ”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1565798/Profile-Lord-Justice-Scott-Baker.html

 

Simon Jonathon Graham Doggart

Former Director at:

Cheam School Educational Trust
Occupation: Headmaster
Appointed: March 9, 2004
Resigned: September 1, 2006


ARUNDEL CASTLE CRICKET FOUNDATION – ARUNDEL

Appointed: April 4, 2012
Occupation: Teacher

http://www.checkdirector.co.uk/director/simon-doggart/


Maltman’s Green School Trust Limited

Appointed: June 11, 1999
Resigned: December 3, 2014
Occupation: Headmaster

Dair House School Trust Limited

Appointed: April 22, 1998
Resigned: April 25, 2005
Occupation: Headmaster

 Archbishop’s QC friend ‘allowed to commit abuse after evangelicals failed to report him’

It has now emerged that a number of senior figures at high-profile evangelical organisations were told of the claims but did not alert the authorities.

A barrister at the centre of a child abuse scandal committed a series of sickening assaults against young men after leading evangelical groups failed to report him to the police, it is claimed.

John Smyth QC, a friend of the Archbishop of Canterbury, is accused of carrying out sadomasochistic attacks on boys he met at Christian camps in Britain and Zimbabwe.

The assaults first came to light in 1982, when a victim attempted suicide after being summoned to a beating in the shed of Mr Smyth’s Winchester home.

But both the Iwerne Trust, the Christian group that Mr Smyth chaired, and Winchester College, the school attended by some of his alleged victims, did not report the claims to police.

The part-time judge then moved to Zimbabwe, where he founded a series of summer camps at which it is alleged he again abused young men.

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In 1997 he was charged with culpable homicide after a boy was found naked in the swimming pool of one of his camps.

It has now emerged that a number of senior figures at high-profile evangelical organisations were told of the claims but did not alert the authorities.

David Fletcher, a Iwerne trustee who oversaw an investigation into the alleged assaults, said he told the Church Society, a powerful voice on the evangelical wing of the Church of England, about the claims in 1982.

Jamie Colman and his wife Sue, a vicar at the church that oversees the Alpha Course, are under investigation for using their personal charity to fund John Smyth QC
Jamie Colman and his wife Sue, a vicar at the church that oversees the Alpha Course, are under investigation for using their personal charity to fund John Smyth QC

David Jackman, then a senior minister at a leading evangelical church also admitted he was told about the allegations at the same time. Mr Jackman went on to become head of the Proclamation Trust, which helps train evangelical preachers,

The Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship, the legal charity of which Mr Smyth was a member, is also named in Iwerne documents as having been informed.

Separately, the Charity Commission has announced that it has launched an investigation into  a charity established by Reverend Sue Colman, a trustee of the Holy Trinity Brompton, which oversees the Alpha Course, the evangelical movement backed by celebrities such as Bear Grylls, after she admitted sending thousands of pounds to Mr Smyth via her personal charity.

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John Smyth QC in his younger days
John Smyth QC in his younger days Credit:  

Mrs Colman’s husband Jamie, the heir to the Colman’s Mustard dynasty, is already under investigation  by the Charity Commission  after funneling hundreds of thousands of pounds to Mr Smyth over a thirty-year period, despite knowing about the abuse claims in Britain and Zimbabwe.

Mrs Colman apologised for the donations but said her husband had not told her about the claims  against Mr Smyth.

Dr Lee Gatiss, the director of the Church Society, said the group had examined its records but had “no reason to believe that Church Society was aware of any abuse allegations of the kind referred to, or indeed that Mr Smyth had any involvement with Church Society”.

Mr Jackman, who is a director of Keep Marriage Special, a group launched by the Church Society that claimed that letting same sex couples marry would lead to the legalisation of incest, said he believed he had acted correctly in not notifying police.

He said: “I assumed that the matter was being dealt with by the authorities concerned.”

Mark Barrell, executive director of the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship, said the group’s records suggested that, contrary to the Iwerne Trust documents, it had not been notified of the allegations involving Mr Smyth until 2003.

A spokesman for the Charity Commission said that as a matter of best practice the group should have made an incident report to the regulator once it was informed, but Mr Barrell refused to reveal whether the organisation had notified authorities.

He said: “His membership was terminated that year and he had no further involvement with the LCF.”

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The Iwerne Camps were endorsed by Lord Coggan, Archbishop of Canterbury.

Iwerne Minster Summer Holidays 1983 

Leaders

David Fletcher, Peter Wells, Mark Bishop, Simon Brignall, Ian Gilmour, Nick Harris, Mike Keep, John Knight, Richard Knight, James Nairne, Mike Neville, Rod Pellereau, Sandy Russell, William Taylor.

Lord Coggan, formerly Archbishop of Canterbury, Bishop of Norwich, Michael Alison MP, Prof Sir Norman Anderson OBE, Sir Frederick Catherwood, Sir Maurice Dorman, Admiral Sir Horace Law, Judge Ruttle expressed their appreciation and warm support of previous holidays

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The Archbishop and the oil sharks: A ‘slick’ young Justin Welby, the shady ‘Monsieur Africa’ and a £6billion mission to snap Nigeria’s oil riches – with catastrophic results

  • Archbishop Justin Welby says he only heard ‘rumours’ of corruption at Elf
  • He worked there for five years alongside Andre Tarallo, who was later jailed
  • Part of £6billion ‘carrot’ deal to deter Nigeria from nationalising oil industry which never went ahead

 

The Archbishop of Canterbury has always played down his past life as a young oil company executive.

Justin Welby was described as 'slick' by Isobel Gil-Noble, the warden of St Michael¿s, the English-speaking Paris church he attended

Throughout this period, the French state-owned company – which later became synonymous with corruption and scandal – was allegedly committing human rights abuses against the people of the oil-abundant Niger Delta.Mr Welby, who made regular visits to the country’s capital for meetings at the time, strenuously denies being aware of the claims – or the true motivation for the Bonny LNG project.

Soldiers paid by Elf seized land from tribesmen in the region, often using violence. And locals say police officers were paid to arrest those who resisted.

During Mr Welby’s five years at Elf he worked, as a member of Elf’s financial department,under the Corsican-born oil executive Andre Tarallo, dubbed Monsieur Africa.

Tarallo, who was in charge of African operations, would later feature in a massive fraud inquiry that tore the company apart in the Nineties. He was jailed for four years in 2003 for paying millions in bribes to African leaders in return for oil contracts.

‘Some of my other colleagues had contact with Tarallo and they were caught with their pants down,’ said Mr Welby’s former boss, Kjell Skjevesland.

‘Justin would have had direct contact with him. Justin would have been in the meetings with him, probably as the only non-French guy in there.’ However, Mr Welby denies meeting Tarallo in person.

Elf’s headquarters was in Paris near the Champs-Elysees. But, for the Bonny LNG talks, Mr Welby usually travelled to the Nigerian capital Lagos as the company’s sole representative. ‘He made a meaningful contribution,’ said his boss.

Mr Welby, now the spiritual head of more than 80 million Anglicans worldwide, insists that, while he was aware of rumours of corruption during his time at Elf, he never encountered evidence of it.

When he joined the company in the late Seventies, the Nigerian government was planning to nationalise the country’s oil fields, something Elf, Shell, BP and others were desperate to prevent.

They attempted to talk the government out of it by dangling a giant carrot – a promise to invest  £6 billion between them in a project that involved shipping natural gas from Nigeria to Europe.

But Bonny LNG collapsed before it began, just as the ‘investors’ knew it would. ‘Everyone was scrambling for crude at the time and everyone wanted to please the Nigerians,’ said Mr Skjevesland. ‘This project was way, way off and unrealistic.’

He said that the oil companies were simply ‘playing games’ with the Nigerian government to ensure they could ‘still get the crude out’.

Thomas Knutsen was another Elf finance executive who worked with Mr Welby. Asked if the project was designed to trick the Nigerian government into believing it would go ahead, when in all likelihood it would not, Mr Knutsen replied: ‘I think that is a good assumption.’

Asked if Mr Welby was aware of the tactic, Mr Skjevesland replied: ‘Yes, of course he was.’ But the Archbishop insists he ‘believed it to be a genuine project .  .  . and nothing [he] learned about it at the time suggested otherwise’.

Unlike the Archbishop, Mr Skjevesland has conceded that he himself was ‘probably’ aware of the human rights abuses committed by Elf.

After Bonny LNG’s demise, the plan to nationalise the industry was halted, ensuring the oil companies’ Nigerian interests were saved. They enjoyed massive profits, while the majority of Nigerians continued to lead impoverished lives.

Mr Welby left Paris in 1983 and the Elf Group the following year.

Welby  was directly involved in an attempted hostile takeover of an American oil company, Kerr-McGee. Hours before it was due to go ahead, the takeover was halted after the intervention of the French prime minister who feared it would damage French-US relations.Before it was stopped, Mr Skjevesland recalled Mr Welby was instructed by Elf’s group treasurer to transfer $2 billion. ‘One morning Justin came in to the office and told me, “I got a phone call from New York last night. We’re going to go ahead with the acquisition.”

In those days [1980], instead of having huge syndicated bank loans we went to the biggest banks in the world and borrowed say £100 million to £500 million from each.

For this root money he [the group treasurer] called up Justin. He didn’t bother to call anyone more senior because he had confidence in him.’ The Archbishop says his role in the deal was exaggerated, but does recall being instructed to draw ‘all the maximum funds… on pre-arranged credit lines’.

Home for Mr Welby and his wife Caroline was a duplex apartment on the banks of the Seine in the French capital’s smartest district, the 16th arrondissement.

Along with the rest of the finance team, Mr Welby often dined at the temples of Parisien gastronomie. Mr Skjevesland, 67, who now lives in Switzerland, said: ‘The banks invited us out all the time.’

Isobel Gil-Noble, the warden of St Michael’s, the English-speaking Paris church Mr Welby attended, said: ‘Justin was a bit of a yuppie – and a real slick professional.’

Abuses were being carried out in Elf’s name in the Delta.

Elf had paid the military to remove people from their homes so it could use the land for drilling.
‘The military was used to suppress the people. They would ask you to leave the area. If you refused, they would intimidate you, beat you up and drag you away. Many  families were displaced and people were killed.’

At the time of Mr Welby’s visits to Nigeria on behalf of Elf, corruption within the country’s government reached its zenith. Its people received precious little of the oil profits, despite revenues accounting for four-fifths of the nation’s income.

It is estimated £250 billion has been stolen by corrupt government officials since oil was struck – leaving 70 per cent of Nigerians currently living on less than 65p per day.

Ibama Ibegwuru, 80, has lived for 40 years in the Egi region where Elf had a major onshore operation. He says he was imprisoned by Nigeria’s military junta after protesting against the alleged human rights and environmental abuses committed by the company.

‘When the Land Use Act came in [which allowed the military to seize land] nobody could stop Elf,’ said Mr Ibegwuru. ‘The military used force and some youths were killed; some had their legs broken to intimidate the indigenous people.’

He said the same soldiers taking part in the violent land grabs were also defending Elf’s property.

The oil companies’ role in the military’s abuses has been acknowledged by the Nigerian government through the Human Rights Violations Investigation Commission. In 2002, it reported that the protection given to oil companies led to ‘systematic and generalised violations and abuses’.

Archbishop Welby said in a statement last night: ‘During my time at that company [Elf] I worked in a junior finance capacity on a project in Nigeria, travelling to Lagos from Paris.

 

To suggest that I was in some way responsible for making strategic decisions, or that I was even aware of any alleged dubious confidential strategy by Elf, is absurd given my youth and lack of seniority.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2290904/Archbishop-Justin-Welby-The-shady-Monsieur-Africa-6billion-mission-snap-Nigerias-oil-riches.html

Justin Welby’s family connections with  the English establishment – His mother, Jane Portal, a former secretary to Winston Churchill who became Baroness Williams of Elvel, links the future archbishop to Rab Butler (PIE Paedophile Information  Exchange linked)

https://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/2013/jan/27/observer-profile-justin-welby-archbishop-canterbury

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Jane Portal, Justin Welby’s mother, was the deputy Prime Minister Rab Butler’s favourite niece.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9700919/The-Archbishops-father-his-secret-wife-an-affair-with-a-Kennedy-and-defaming-a-Labour-Cabinet-Minister.html

An Oily Scandal

A seven-year probe into former French oil company Elf-Aquitaine has brought forth a wide-reaching maze of high-level corruption. One of the biggest judicial inquiries in French history also includes ties to Germany.

Investigators in France have wrapped up their probe into the kickbacks scandal at formerly state-owned oil company Elf-Aquitaine. The inquiry lasting over seven years unraveled a web of corruption among top politicians and managers.

The main accusation is that Elf-Aquitaine gained economic advantages both in France and abroad through bribery payments. Between 1989 and 1993, it’s estimated that the company misappropriated some 610 million euro ($530 million) in funds.

Political leaders among the accused

The list of suspects reads like a “who-is-who” of France’s political and economic leadership.

http://www.dw.com/en/an-oily-scandal/a-435550


Winchester College said that following an inquiry conducted in 1982 into allegations of abuse, the then headmaster told Smyth never to enter school premises or contact pupils again. However, police were not informed.

  ...the governing body of Winchester in 1982  was led by Lord Aldington

 

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Since 1979,  he (Aldington) had been Warden of Winchester College

http://www.5rb.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Tolstoy-Miloslavsky-v-United-Kingdom-ECHR-13-Jul-1995.pdf

In 1989 he was accused of having been primarily responsible in his youth for a major war-crime.

His legal costs were mostly covered by a loan from Sun Alliance

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Toby Austin Richard William Low, 1st Baron Lord Aldington

Aldington, one of Sir Edward Heath’s closest friends and an acquaintance of the Queen

http://www.fpp.co.uk/online/00/07/STimes310700.html

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British Prime Minister Edward Heath (1916 – 2005) with his father William (1888 – 1976) and his stepmother Mary at Knoll Farm, Aldington,  (Home of Lord and Lady Aldington) UK, 21st June 1970.

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Lord Toby Aldington’s business career included serving as chairman of the General Electric Company, Grindlays Bank, Westland Aircraft, Sun Alliance and London Insurance.

He won the seat of Blackpool North.[2] He served as Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Supply 1951–54 and Minister of State at the Board of Trade from 1954, becoming a Privy Counsellor.[2]

He joined the BBC general advisory council, and became chairman of Sun-Alliance and the Port of London Authority.[2] In 1972, he became co-chairman, with Jack Jones, of the joint special committee on the ports industry. He became chairman of Westland in 1977.

https://www.flightglobal.com/FlightPDFArchive/1979/1979%20-%200245.PDF

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toby_Low,_1st_Baron_Aldington

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/01/02/world/lord-aldington-86-libeled-for-1945-yalta-repatriations.html

He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order, the Croix de Guerre and the American Legion of Merit.

He had developed an excellent rapport with Edward Heath, then the Government’s chief whip.

In 1959 Mr Heath became Minister of Labour and Low was appointed deputy chairman of the party, in charge of its organisation.

Aldington became chairman of the committee of management at the Institute of Neurology, of the BBC General Advisory Council, of the Independent Schools Joint Council, of the Kent Foundation, of the Brain Research Trust and of the trust that runs Leeds Castle. He was a Deputy Lieutenant for Kent, held the TD and clasp, and in 1999 was one of some 19 hereditary peers to receive life peerages.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1377426/Lord-Aldington.html

Leeds Castle Foundation

HRH Princess Alexandra Ogilvy, Patron of Leeds Castle Foundation

Chairman Lord Aldington

Rothschild firm: Sun Alliance Assurance which Nathan Mayer Rothschild founded in 1824 – Chairman Lord Aldington

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Jillings Report/Bryn Alyn/ Sun Alliance

 

Royal Sun Alliance, child abuse victims and the legal decision that shames Britain

The insurance company Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance Group spent £750,000 pounds  in legal fees to prevent paying out £200,000  to the victims of the abuse despite knowing that the claims were true:

The State placed the children in Bryn Alyn Community childrens homes  and paid for the children to be abused by Allen and Staff and VIP paedophiles.

Since then the State, the Courts and all the  people involved have made the children suffer further abuse and relive their  childhood abuse over and over again whilst giving them nothing but grief in return.

https://thecolemanexperience.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/royal-sun-alliance-child-abuse-victims-and-the-legal-decision-that-shames-britain/

“… General Electric of England not only has direct connections to the Rothschild interests, but also to the throne itself.
The directors of General Electric Co. of England include Lord Catto, previously mentioned as chairman of Morgan Grenfell Co., the Morgan bank of London, Lord Aldington, also mentioned as director of Citibank, and the Rothschild firm, Sun Alliance Assurance; Sir Robert Clayton, who has served since 1983 as chairman of the prestigious government Monopolies and Mergers Committee; Lord Nelson of Stafford; Lord Weinstock, managing director of GE of England; Sir Robert Telford, chairman of the Marconi Co.; and Sara Morrison, daughter of Viscount Lang and the Duchess of Marlborough.

She is a director of the influential program, 4th Channel TV, and one of the principal organizers of the Conservative Party. She is a close confidant of the present Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. She is married to Charles Morrison, son of Baron Margadale.
General Electric Co. of England recently merged with Plessey Co., a giant defense supplier which is also controlled by the Rothschilds. “

http://www.yamaguchy.com/library/mullins/merger.html

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Aldingtonclose to the deputy Conservative leader, RA “Rab” Butler, in the early 1960s, and a friend of Edward Heath.

He was a friend and backer of Edward Heath (and was happy to praise him when I was writing Heath’s biography in 1971-72).

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The Course of My Life: My Autobiography

By Edward Heath

King’s Royal Rifle Corps / Deputy lieutenant of Kent

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2000/dec/09/guardianobituaries.obituaries

Aldington (deputy chairman of the Tory party during the Vassall and Profumo affairs

http://www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk/archives/007448.html

Lord Aldington married, in 1947, Araminta Bowman (nee MacMichael), daughter of Sir Harold MacMichael, High Commissioner and Commander-in-Chief for Palestine in the Second World War.

Both Lord and Lady Aldington sat on committees with Princess Alexandra – who, along with her her husband Angus Ogilvy was very close to prolific establishment paedophile Sir Jimmy Savile.

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Jimmy Savile and Princess Alexandra

Police cover up Savile’s claims to be friends with Queen’s cousin: Paedophile ‘visited school at centre of abuse allegations with Princess Alexandra’


Sir Angus Ogilvy, Princess Alexandra’s husband (left) with Jimmy Savile. All mention of the former DJ’s claims to friendship with the royal was initially omitted from police transcripts

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2550472/Police-cover-Saviles-claims-friends-Queens-cousin-Paedophile-claimed-visited-school-Princess-Alexandra.html

Lady Aldington founded the Jacob Sheep Society in 1969 along with a small group of fellow Jacob enthusiasts & right up until her death, she played an active role in the development of the Society

The Society was founded in 1969 by a small group of dedicated breeders who were concerned at the reducing numbers of pure bred sheep.

Debo Mitford

The first President of the Society was the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire “debo”  – Prince Charles and Jimmy Savile’s friend)

Elvis crooning. An honour guard from below stairs. Debo departs in fine style: Charles, Camilla and her ex mourn beloved Duchess

After her death was announced, Prince Charles paid tribute to his close friend, saying: ‘My wife and I were deeply saddened to learn of the death of The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, whom both of us adored and admired greatly

The cortege set off from Chatsworth House, the place to which the Dowager dedicated her life.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2778752/Elvis-crooning-An-honour-guard-stairs-Debo-departs-fine-style-Charles-Camilla-ex-mourn-beloved-Duchess.html

Deborah Devonshire interview: Elvis, Hitler and the Mitford sisters

In this 2007 interview, ‘Debo’, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, talks about her relationships with her famous sisters and her love for Elvis Presley

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/11119359/Deborah-Devonshire-interview-Elvis-Hitler-and-the-Mitford-sisters.html

1964 Elvis on the "Roustabout" movie set with Jimmy Savile who was a BBC TV presenter who died in October 2011 aged 84. Unfortunately, since his death, it has emerged he sexually abused hundreds of victims, many when they were children. Police believe Savile may be the most prolific paedophile in British history.

Jimmy Savile was friends with Elvis Presley (who also had a very close relationship with his mother and liked young girls)

1964 Elvis on the “Roustabout” movie set with Jimmy Savile

Jim: I used to go over when he was making a film, and I would spend a week on the set with him and I was on the set of Wild in the Country, Viva Las Vegas…

I was his pal and the colonels pal for the next 10-12 years.

http://sabotagetimes.com/reportage/jimmy-savile-interviewed-i-always-have-a-policy-of-quitting-at-the-top/

{*Elvis & Jimmy Saville*}

Elvis was presented with Gold Award by Jimmy Savile for ‘Its Now or Never’ – went multi-platinum – 9 million sales by On the set of ‘Wild In The Country’

Inside Wild In The Country Page 3 – On set & Location 1960

Elvis with young Jimmy Savile who work at British television. here on the set of Wild in the country (fall 1960)

Savile – the famous child procurer with Elvis

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1964 Elvis on the “Roustabout” movie set with Jimmy Savile

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Deborah Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire

Known to her family as “Debo”, Deborah Mitford married Lord Andrew Cavendish, younger son of the 10th Duke of Devonshire, in 1941. When Cavendish’s older brother, William, Marquess of Hartington, was killed in combat in 1944, Cavendish became heir to the dukedom and Marquess of Hartington; in 1950, upon the death of his father, he became the 11th Duke of Devonshire.

The Duchess is the maternal grandmother of the fashion model Stella Tennant and a maternal aunt of Max Mosley, former president of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

From Jimmy Savile’s auction..

A collection of Christmas greetings cards, including from members of the Royal Household, four from Princess Alexandra (1936- ) The Honourable Lady Ogilvy and Sir Angus Ogilvy (1928-2004); and two handwritten postcards from Deborah (1920- ) Duchess of Devonshire, signed ‘Debo’ (approx. 30)

Provenance: From the estate of Sir Jimmy Savile. OBE, KCSG, LLD (1926-2011)

 

more on the Cavendish, Morrison, Mitford families

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/26/lord-margadale-issues-apology-after-21-year-old-daughter-throws/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3807735/Aristocrat-s-daughter-sparks-fury-raucous-21st-birthday-party-grounds-family-s-9-000-acre-estate-keeps-villagers-night.html

Unity Mitford:

Unity Mitford staged Nazi orgies as a gift of love to Hitler: She lost her virginity to Oswald Mosley on a billiard table… Then she targeted the Fuhrer

  • Unity Mitford’s scandalous liaisons are unveiled in a new biography
  • Aristocratic family tried to paint relationship with Hitler as youthful fancy

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2455171/Unity-Mitford-English-debutante-staged-Nazi-orgies-Hitler-lost-virginity-Oswald-Mosley.html

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Lady Aldington and Ted Heath

https://issuu.com/jacobsheepsociety/docs/journalspring2012-1-1

The Society is a registered charity No 1026687 and became a company limited by guarantee in 1979. Its aims are to foster the breeding and promote interest in the Jacob sheep both in the United Kingdom and abroad.

The Society is honoured to have HRH Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy, KG, GCVO as our Patron.

http://www.jacobsheepsociety.co.uk/organisational_structure.htm

Jaclub – the charity has children involved

Reece Fenton even managed to spread the Jacob message to Royalty. He chatted away to Prince Charles at The Great Yorkshire Show whilst competing in the Young Handlers Class. I am not sure if Reece managed to sell the Prince any sheep- if he has his Grandad’s (John Fozzard) selling skills then I am sure Prince Charles is putting in his order now!

http://www.jacobsheepsociety.co.uk/JACLUB.htm

Lord Charles Aldington, whose father was a close friend of Sir Edward, and who knew him from childhood, also questioned the decision of the police to appeal for “victims” to come forward.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/15/police-accused-of-cynically-smearing-the-reputation-of-sir-edwar/

Lord Charles Aldington Senior Advisor at Deutsche Bank London and Chairman of Stramongate Ltd, a private investment company.

His early career was with Citibank and Grindlays Bank in New York, Hong Kong, Düsseldorf and London.

He is also Deputy Chairman of the Royal Academy Trust, a Trustee of the Institute for Philanthropy, Vice President of the National Churches Trust, a member of Oxford University’s Court of Benefactors, Chair of the New College Development Committee, and a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation.

Lord Aldington was educated at Winchester College; New College, Oxford

http://nyustern.imodules.com/s/1068/GroupBus/3col.aspx?gid=2&pgid=2094

Ditchley Foundation – Boateng, Bottomley, Rifkind, Mandelson etc

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ditchley_Foundation

Former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey visiting Sir Peter Bottomley’s local Sunday school group

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2683533/I-ll-sue-links-untrue-paedophile-claims-says-Tory-grandee-Peter-Bottomley.html

2nd Baron Aldington, of Bispham in the County Borough of Blackpool

Title created: 1962

Age: 69

Education: Winchester College

Who? Charles Low, son of Lord Toby Low, who once successfully sued Nikolai Tolstoy for libel, winning £2 million.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/parliament-life-aristocrats-election-men-10737575

 

Charles Low is a member of the Business Advisory Council to the Said Business School

Saïd Business School  is named after its chief benefactor Wafic Saïd, a Syrian-Saudi Arabian billionaire arm dealer and financier, who has donated £70 million to date.[2]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Low,_2nd_Baron_Aldington

As a British army officer in Austria at the end of World War II, Lord Aldington — then known by his given name, Toby Low — oversaw the repatriation of thousands of Cossack and Yugoslav refugees [ Ed. … and, of course, the ethnic Germans from the Soviet Union and the Baltic states] . Many were subsequently killed or interned in prison camps.

At the libel trial, Lord Aldington agreed that the refugees’ fate was “ghastly”

http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=214


Colman’s Mustard heir, Jamie Colman, admits charity funded ‘child abuse’ barrister for nearly thirty years

And his wife Rev Sue Colman was an independent adoption and fostering panel member for her local authority and worked for the scandal-ridden Kids Company

Jamie Colman

Rev Sue Colman – has safeguarding role

The heir to the Colman’s Mustard dynasty has admitted funnelling hundreds of thousands of pounds to a barrister at the centre of a child abuse scandal, despite knowing he had brutally beaten teenage boys.

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Jamie Colman, who will become a baronet upon the death of his father, Sir Michael Colman, used a charitable trust to send donations of up to £12,000 a year to John Smyth QC, who is accused of abusing teenagers in Britain and Zimbabwe.

The Charity Commission yesterday launched a probe into the Zambesi Trust, which Mr Colman began chairing in 1989, after he admitted it funded Mr Smyth for nearly thirty years, despite Mr Colman knowing that the barrister had admitted beating boys and showering naked with them.

Colman, a partner at Plexus, a London law firm, is also being investigated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, over claims that he failed to act with integrity and undermined public trust in the legal profession.

Mr Smyth, who ran holiday camps attended by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the late Seventies, is being investigated by Hampshire Police over claims that he beat 22 teenagers he met at the gatherings.

He moved to Zimbabwe in 1984 after victims reported the assault claims to Church leaders, and founded Zambesi Ministries, which ran Christian camps that are also the subject of abuse allegations.

Mr Colman admitted that he had been told about the British claims in the late Eighties, and said he was informed in the early Nineties that Mr Smyth was “using corporal punishment and engaging in nudity with teenagers” at the Zimbabwe camps.

The Telegraph has seen documents showing that Mr Colman flew to Zimbabwe to meet the parents of alleged victims, in July 1993.

Minutes of the meeting show that he accepted that Mr Smyth had beaten boys with a wooden bat, showered with them, and encouraged them to swim naked.

The documents, now disputed by Mr Colman, record him saying that “the beatings and nudity were justified in the context of a weak church; Zambesi Ministries was aimed at portraying Christianity as a rugged, manly religion”.

He also told the parents that Zimbabwean authorities had “a different attitude towards beatings” to British police, and tried to persuade them not to involve lawyers, citing passages from the Bible indicating that “complaints against a Christian should be addressed within the Church”.

Mr Smyth was charged with culpable homicide in 1997 after a 16-year-old boy was found at the bottom of a swimming pool. Several boys then came forward to make abuse claims, although both cases against him collapsed.

Mr Colman admitted that when Mr Smyth cut his ties with the ministry, after leaving Zimbabwe in 2001, the charity “continued to make small grants to him and his wife Anne for their personal expenses”.

The most recent trust accounts appear to show direct funding of around £12,000 per annum from the Zambesi Trust to John Smyth, until 2001. Thereafter around £6,000 per annum up until as recently as February 5, 2017.

Mr Colman said the trustees only decided to stop funding Mr Smyth on February 5, after the allegations against him were finally made public by Channel 4 News.

Mr Colman and his wife Susan, a former spiritual director of the defunct charity Kids Company 
Mr Colman and his wife Susan, a former spiritual director of the defunct charity Kids Company  

He said: “It goes without saying, I hope, that I would fully cooperate with any authorities who thought I had information that would assist them in their enquiries.”

Mr Colman was an Eton contemporary of the Most Rev Justin Welby,

Justin Welby

Sir MICHAEL COLMAN Chairman, Reckitt & Colman plc
First Church Estates Commissioner

Jamie Colman’s 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 Charity Commission spokesman said: “We have opened a case into the Zambesi Trust, to determine how the charity applied its funds in the past, and to determine what safeguarding procedures the charity has in place to protect any vulnerable beneficiaries.”

A spokesman for the Solicitors Regulation Authority said: “We are aware and are investigating these allegations.”

On Friday night, Mr Colman told the Telegraph: “I consider I have met my obligations and duty of care both as a solicitor and as a trustee.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/10/colmans-mustard-heir-admits-charity-funded-child-abuse-barrister/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw

Colman’s became part of Unilever’s Van Den Bergh Foods in 1995 when it was purchased from Reckitt & Colman PLC.

As part of the acquisition, Unilever (Leon Brittan/Malcolm Rifkind) acquired the dry sauces, condiments and mustards sold under the Colman’s brand name.


Jamie Colman’s wife Sue was an independent adoption and fostering panel member for her local authority.

She oversees a ‘Hospitality’ project, which encompasses the sharing of community lunches to the opening of our homes to vulnerable and at risk children and adults.

 2 July 2012

Churches across London welcome 28 new clergy

A British army infantryman, the MD of an accounting firm and a worker from the charity Kid’s Company were among the graduates of theological colleges and courses who have followed their vocation to serve the church as parish priests.

Among the ordinands was Adrian Teare, a former infantryman who served in Afghanistan and will now be joining the church of St Paul Tottenham, David Green, a Managing Director and part–owner of an accountancy firm, who joins St Martin’s Ruislip, and Sue Colman, who has worked with vulnerable children at the charity Kid’s Company and will be joining St Augustine Queensgate.

http://www.london.anglican.org/articles/churches-across-london-welcome-28-new-clergy/

Safeguarding | HTB Church

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We have appointed Jo Davies and Sue Colman as our safeguarding links and Emma Keeling as our Church Safeguarding Officer (CSO).


Leadership Team | HTB Church

http://www.htb.org [cached]

Sue Colman Curate


Services | HTB Church

http://www.htb.org [cached]

Sue Colman Service Pastor


Leadership Team | HTB Church

http://www.htb.org.uk [cached]

http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Sue-Colman/2006841707

Sue Colman

https://www.htb.org/media/speaker/Sue+Colman

http://www.homeforgood.org.uk/sites/default/files/styles/profiles/public/profiles/SueColmanFINAL.jpg?itok=N3Tyf3io

Home for Good – Sue Colman involved with adoption of children

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Revd Sue Colman

Sue has worked in pastoral leadership in her local church, developing counselling, healing and pastoral resources. More recently she was employed by a charity to support vulnerable young people, integrating spiritual and therapeutic wellbeing. She is now one of the clergy team at Holy Trinity Brompton Church, and works as a chaplain at St Mellitus College. Sue is a wife and a mother to four grown-up children. She was adopted, and was an independent adoption and fostering panel member for her local authority.Sue is particularly passionate about encouraging post-adoption support from the Church.

http://www.homeforgood.org.uk/about-us/whos-who

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St Mellitus College

Revd Sue Colman

Revd Sue Colman is part of the Pastoral and Social Transformation team at Holy Trinity Brompton, where she oversees a ‘Hospitality’ project, which encompasses the sharing of community lunches to the opening of our homes to vulnerable and at risk children and adults. She is particularly interested in issues around adoption and fostering, serving as  a trustee for the UK charity Home for Good. As a chaplain, Sue hopes to offer a ‘hospitable space’ to students, where they can feel supported in their personal, spiritual journeys through their time at the college. Sue is married to Jamie and they have 4 grown up children.

https://www.stmellitus.org/chaplains

Sir MICHAEL COLMAN – Church Commissioner, the shadowy body which is held responsible for the Church of England’s financial crisis.

The Commission is called to account

WHAT does John Major have in common with the Lord Mayor of York; Michael Howard with the Vicar of Ealing; and the Bishop of Durham with the Chancellor of the Exchequer? They are all Church Commissioners, the shadowy body which is held responsible for the Church of England’s financial crisis.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/the-commission-is-called-to-account-1395338.html

Sir Michael Colman – in business with Sir Evelyn Rothschild

THE SOUTH AFRICAN BUSINESS INITIATIVE

co-directors Sir Evelyn Rothschild  and Harry Frederick Oppenheimer and son Nicky Oppenheimer

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https://companycheck.co.uk/company/01499601/THE-SOUTH-AFRICAN-BUSINESS-INITIATIVE/companies-house-data

Sir Evelyn de Rothschild lets mere Royalty know its place. 

Lynn with her husband Sir Evelyn de Rothschild and Bill and Hillary Clinton in 2003

EVELYN DE ROTHSCHILD ” In 1989, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, for whom he serves as a financial adviser. ” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evelyn_Robert_de_Rothschild

Harry Oppenheimer was a benefactor of the WATERFORD SCHOOL TRUST

Its emphasis is on disadvantaged students

Trustees – LADY JANET BOATENG

http://opencharities.org/charities/313908

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/apr/29/southern-africa-first-multiracial-school-50

Janet had been the chair of Lambeth social services during a period in the 1980s.

http://aanirfan.blogspot.co.nz/2015/10/lambeth-child-abuse-hanged-boy-top.html

https://goodnessandharmony.wordpress.com/2016/06/18/paul-boateng-lambeth-paedophile-john-carroll-would-regularly-talk-about-him-paul-boateng-being-able-to-open-doors-for-him/


Colman family close to the royal family

‘Personal friendships are so important to the Queen

Another whose friendship has been increasingly important is Lady Mary Colman (née Bowes-Lyon), niece of the Queen Mother), 86, a cousin of the Queen and wife of Sir Timothy Colman, of the mustard family. 

HM the Queen Elizabeth and Lady Mary Colman leaving Sandringham Church after attending morning service

They live in Norfolk and are regular guests at Sandringham.

Prince of Wales & Lady Mary Colman

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and the Queen cousin’s Lady Mary Colman

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4042348/Queen-s-weekends-suburbia-private-friend-circle.html

Jamie Colman:

Jeremiah Michael Powlett Colman1

 b. 23 January 1958
 
Jeremiah Michael Powlett Colman was born on 23 January 1958.1 He is the son of Sir Michael Jeremiah Colman, 3rd Bt. and Judith Jean Wallop William-Powlett.2 He married Susan Elizabeth Britland, daughter of John Henry Britland, on 10 October 1981.1
He was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England.1 He was a practising solicitor.1 He graduated from Leicester University, Leicester, Leicestershire, England, with a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.)1 He lived in 2003 at 20 Henderson Road, London, England.1
Mr Colman and his wife Susan, a former spiritual director of the defunct charity Kids Company 

Mr Colman and his wife Susan, a former spiritual director of the defunct charity Kids Company  

 



Kids Company staff ‘knew about sex abuse incidents’ but failed to act – ex-employees

Children were given cash in envelopes on Friday afternoons

We would queue up and sign our names down and get an envelope with £30 and an Oyster travelcard.

What exactly was this charity all about – just a front for trafficking poor inner city children to wealthy ‘donors’ ??
The Prince of Wales and Camila Batmanghelidjh, founder of Kids

Prince Charles playing table football

Prince Charles plays table football at The Kids Company in Camberwell

But the really big fish proved to be Prince Charles who, after an impromptu chat with Camila in the back of his car, opened doors for her in the City.
Camila was showered with awards. Ernst and Young made her its social entrepreneur of the year in 2005. Twelve months later she was named Woman Of The Year. And in 2013 she achieved the double whammy of a CBE and a listing of the 100 most powerful women in the UK.
A painting of her was even commissioned for the National Portrait Gallery.

 

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.  he sings: ‘Michael Gove even said it was an inspirational charity!’

The real Mr Yentob — rather than the actor playing him in this stage production — really did say it.

The BBC bigwig himself became embroiled in the scandal surrounding the collapse of the Kids Company charity of which he was chairman.

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.

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, Camila

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.

This showbiz mecca has been going strong for over 25 years and is probably the showbiz venue with the longest staying power.


Head chef Andy McFadden (centre) with owner David Moore and Louis Theroux (friend of Jimmy Savile – right)

Known for it’s discreet touch with their celebrity clientele, Pied a Terre has some of the biggest names in entertainment coming and going through their stylish doors.

Louis Theroux, Kayne West, Brad Pitt …Robert De Niro, Nicole Kidman,   Colin Firth, David Giroud and Tony Blair are all faces at the upmarket venue.

The world’s oldest billionaire, American David Rockefeller celebrated his 101st birthday with a lavish dinner in the private dining area at the restaurant with family and friends. The eaterie has had a who’s who of world famous chefs working at the cult three-storey restaurant

http://www.aol.co.uk/travel/2017/03/09/best-london-restaurants-for-spotting-celebrities/

The charity, which started in south London and supports deprived young people and their families, is one of the most high-profile in Britain and regularly hosts leading politicians

Labour’s acting leader Harriet Harman said the government needed to maintain its pre-election funding promise to Kids Company, which is based in her Camberwell and Peckham constituency, and angrily defended Ms Batmanghelidjh, saying she was a “charismatic, inspirational leader”.

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(NCCL – PIE Paedophile Information Exchange- linked) Harriet Harman said Kids Company was “doing a very good job”

Ms Harman wrote a letter to Chancellor George Osborne asking “urgent financial assistance” for the charity.

The government has repeatedly resisted attempts by Newsnight and BuzzFeed to use the Freedom of Information Act to obtain correspondence between the prime minister and either Ms Batmanghelidjh or the charity’s chairman, Alan Yentob, the BBC broadcaster and executive.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-33376467

Government sources said the closure was triggered after the Cabinet Office demanded the return of a £3million grant it gave last week. Acting Labour leader Harriet Harman is pictured visiting the charity in April

Harriet Harman is pictured visiting the charity in April

Government sources said the closure was triggered after the Cabinet Office demanded the return of a £3million grant it gave last week.

Kids Company has been providing services commissioned by a council.

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Joanna Lumley, Suw Watts the Chairman of Morgan Stanley International Foundation and Camila Batmanghelidjh, founder and director of Kids Company.
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Professor Peter Fonagy OBE, chief executive of the Anna Freud Centre, and Camila Batmanghelidjh
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Camila and Damien Hirst
with powerful friends such as HRH the Prince of Wales and the artist, Damien Hirst
Kid’s Company

https://companycheck.co.uk/company/03442083/KEEPING-KIDS-COMPANY/companies-house-data

In on it at from the beginning…Baron Jan Otto Wilhelm Stahl Von Holstein Director 01 Aug 1998 01 Dec 2008

Staël von Holstein Family

the family which originated from ancient Rhenish-German nobility, came to Sweden from Livonia during the 17th century via the Polish Major Hildebrand Staël. The family was naturalized as Swedish Nobility on 14 October 1652, and the family was introduced at the Swedish House of Knights on 20 September 1675.

So who are Prince William’s schoolfriends?

Tomas Stael von Holstein has set up a company offering meditation retreats

http://www.express.co.uk/expressyourself/300528/So-who-are-Prince-William-s-schoolfriends

Prince Williams’ Eton friend, Tomas von Holstein, worked for Kid’s Company and a Jan von Holstein was a director

The Eton Society: Edward King (1), James Parry (2), Ivo Stourton (3), Alexander True (4), Ed Millais (5), David Ferreira (6), Tristan Rodgers (7), Matt Lowe (8), Harry Walsh (9), Alastair Balfour (10), Eddie Redmayne (11), Jamie Wrightson (12), Tomas Stael von Holstein (13), Dave Walston (14), Harry Aubrey-Fletcher (15), Tom Roberts (16), Vachan Kashyap (17), Hamish Barne (18), Tony Selwyn (19), Prince William (20)

13. Tomas Stael von Holstein

 

12: Tomas Stael von Holstein A tubby schoolboy, Tomas went on a gap year to India. He returned several stones lighter, having decided to devote his life to yoga and meditation.

After a stint working for Kids Company, the London charity run bu Camilla Batmanghelidjh, he founded The Art of Meditation, a firm which runs meditation retreats in France and the English countryside.

A few years ago, Tomas appeared on Gordon Ramsey’s F-word TV show with Harry Walsh, cooking in a team of old-Etonian amateur cooks who were dubbed ‘posh gits’ by the irascible Michelin starred chef.

 

https://www.pressreader.com/uk/scottish-daily-mail/20150209/281633893661912

 

 

Jan Stael von Holstein and his designer wife, Franka – friends of Ava Gadner

1982

http://people.com/archive/ava-gardner-is-back-and-beautiful-at-59-but-all-she-wants-is-peace-and-quiet-vol-17-no-1/

http://www.bizdb.co.uk/company/frankacouture-boutiquelimited-00863777/

Batmanghelidjh says one thing, the Cabinet Office says another; Newsnight made a number of second-hand allegations from anonymous former staff members, which she denies.
Coercive sex between service users, …videoed a sex act that the staff didn’t know about…
Jeton Cavolli, was a chauffeur – as the Daily Mail describes him – or a high-risk key worker who has a car for his job because he deals with dangerous cases in the middle of the night?

With the Prince of Wales, left, in 2008 and Grayson Perry, right, in 2013

With the Prince of Wales in 2008 and Grayson Perry in 2013 – Daughter of a millionaire and privately educated at Sherborne

Her father, a hugely rich Iranian businessman, was owner of a luxury hotel frequented by the wealthy elite. Her formative years were spent being chauffeured between her palatial home and the hotel by police bodyguards.

http://www.thiswayupezine.com/inspiring-lives/354-209

Kids Company handed at least £46m of public money despite officials’ concerns

Public Accounts Committee chairwoman, Meg Hillier says it is ‘unbelievable’ the money was handed over to the charity ‘with little focus on what it was achieving’

Kids Company had received public funding for at least 15 years, with at least £42m in central government grants – including £28m from the Department for Education (DfE) and its predecessors – around £2m from councils and £2m of lottery money.

The report found that despite the huge sums being handed over, until 2013 the Government relied heavily on Kid’s Company’s self-assessments to monitor its performance.

Ms Batmanghelidjh was a figurehead for governments’ work with charities and the report noted Kids Company was able to lobby for funding whenever it seemed taxpayers’ money may be cut off.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/kids-company-handed-at-least-46m-of-public-money-despite-officials-concerns-a6712456.html

MAY 14: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales receives an award from founder Camila Batmanghelidjh at a Kids Company dinner on May 14, 2008 in London, England.

Ruby Wax, Judith Owen, Marjorie Wallace and Camila Batmanghelidjhg
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At the age of 25, she got a part-time job as a family therapist through the BBC’s Children in Need

Batmanghelidjh found that there was a demand for children’s psychotherapy only in the private sector, and she worked in Hampstead with patients she refers to as “the children of the wealthy”. When she was 25, she saw an advert placed by the BBC Children in Need charity, looking for a part-time therapist. “I applied, got the job, and it was under the auspices of the Family Service Unit, funded by Children in Need. I ended up at a family-service unit in Camberwell, south London.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/colourful-character-camila-batmanghelidjh-on-her-unique-approach-to-charity-work-1219607.html

Patterns

The BBC is familiar with National Audit Office reports. The BBC’s Creative Director will be pleased that “Yentob” doesn’t not come up on a word search of their latest report, on the Government’s funding of his charity, Kids Company.

The NAO does note one serial behaviour as part of its key findings.

We observed a consistent pattern of behaviour each time Kids Company approached the end of a grant term. We are not able to comment on causality, but in 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012 and 2014: 

• Kids Company lobby the government for a new funding commitment. If officials resisted, the charity would write to ministers expressing fears of redundancies and the impact of service closures. Around the same time, Kids Company would express the same concerns in the media. 

Ministers ask officials to review options for funding Kids Company. 

Officials would award grants to Kids Company, whether through a wider grant programme or – from 2013-14 onward – as a direct grant award.

In partnership with the Institute of Psychiatry, Kids Company intends to conduct research about what happens to the brains of children who have been exposed to repeated neglect and trauma.

Dr Felicity de Zulueta, who heads up the Traumatic Stress Service at London’s Maudsley Hospital, is acting as a liaison between the Institute of Psychiatry and Kids Company.

She says the government’s approach to tackling violence among young people is inconsistent because, while it has allocated Kids Company nearly £13m over the next three years, it talks in public of “cracking down” on problem youngsters and their parents.

She first started working with vulnerable children and the age of 14 and founded her first organisation, The Place To Be, in her early twenties.

http://www.cypnow.co.uk/cyp/news/1152381/in-profile-camila-batmanghelidjh

Camila first started working with vulnerable children and the age of 14 and founded her first organisation, The Place To Be, in her early twenties.

Starting off with a single counsellor in a Southwark primary school, The Place to Be became a recognised charity in 1994 and had expanded to six schools by 1995 when Batmanghelidjh resigned.

http://www.cypnow.co.uk/cyp/news/1152381/in-profile-camila-batmanghelidjh

ThePlace2Be originates from a Family Service Unit (FSU) project in Southwark which was called The Place to Be. This project was managed by Camila Batmanghelidjh

Duchess of Cambridge is the Royal Patron of Place2Be.

https://www.place2be.org.uk/our-story/the-early-years-of-place2be.aspx

Grayson Perry and Camila Batmanghelidjh attend the private view of the Kids Company’s ‘Holding Up Childhood’ exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts on December 16, 2013 in London, England.

Her supporters include Sir Richard Branson, Trudie Styler (Mrs Sting), Cherie Blair and Samantha Cameron

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Prince Charles and Grayson Perry – Much of Perry’s work contains sexually explicit content. Some of his sexual imagery has been described as “obscene sadomasochistic sex scenes”.[21] He also has a reputation for depicting child abuse. Patron: Saatchi

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grayson_Perry

‘I’m no longer the anonymous pervert walking down the street’

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/dec/14/grayson-perry-im-no-longer-the-anonymous-pervert-walking-down-the-street

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Perry Grayson art

Ms Batmanghelidjh says she is continuing to help many Kids Company children, with the financial backing of donors who stayed loyal.

 

(It was Batmanghelidjh’s suggestion that we meet at a grand London hotel. This seemed odd, especially when she specified we should meet ‘under the stairs’ near the main dining room.

It turned out that the hotel has given her a space in an alcove where she can continue to meet some of her clients from Kids Company for counselling.)

She and Alan Yentob, the chairman of Kids Company’s board of trustees, had appeared before a parliamentary select committee investigating the circumstances that had led to the charity’s collapse. It was an inquiry that rehearsed all the allegations that had been circulating over the previous two months – about financial mismanagement, about clients at the charity being handed envelopes of cash for spending sprees on drugs and designer clothes, and about the number of people the charity had actually helped.

Camila Batmanghelidjh belonged to one of pre-revolutionary Iran’s wealthiest and most influential families

a great uncle, Nader, was an army general and loyal henchman of the country’s ruling Shah.

Ms Batmanghelidjh spent her early years being driven around by security guards, and living a life of wealth and luxury in the Shah’s Iran, where her family had three houses with ‘sweeping staircases, marble floors, and chandeliers’.

In 2013, she told the Sunday Times she enjoyed holidays at a vast mansion by the Caspian Sea

When I was nine years old she used to look after between 70 and 90 children in a nursery in Iran for an hour-and-a-half while their teachers went to lunch.

Confusion also surrounds how her expensive boarding fees at Sherborne were paid.

In 2009, she told the Evening Standard she was indebted to ‘a kindly bank manager’ who she wanted to meet and thank. Three years later, she explained further, saying he paid the bill with ‘his own money’.

Camila Batmanghelidjh’s grandfather was an entrepreneur and philanthropist who built hospitals and hotels. Her great-uncle was head of the Iranian armed forces. Her father, Fereydoon, was a doctor who studied at St Mary’s in London, where he met her mother, Lucile, who was part Belgian and Iranian. They married in London, then returned to Tehran, where Camila was born in 1963.

Camila Batmanghelidjh, 52, in her Kids Company office in south London 

Camila Batmanghelidjh in her Kids Company office in south London

Batmanghelidjh went on to study psychology and child development at the Tavistock Institute, then to work as a child therapist at the Family Service Unit in Camberwell, before establishing Kids Company in 1996

Camila Kids Company and Cameron

David Cameron hailed it as a shining example of ‘the Big Society’.

Camilla with Boris Johnson in 2007

Batmanghelidjh making her point clear with Boris Johnson in 2007

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11999070/Camila-Batmanghelidjh-Im-not-worried-what-people-think-of-me…I-have-to-be-prepared-to-be-hated-with-grace.html

Rachel Johnson (L) and Camila Batmanghelidjh

Queen Rania Visits Childrens Charity

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – NOVEMBER 07 2001: Queen Rania Of Jordan In London For A State Visit – Went To See The Children’s Charity Kids Company And Heard About Its Work From Its Director Camila Batmanghelidjh.

Kids Company founder used charity nurse for private care, staff claim

THE founder of Kids Company scheduled daily appointments with the defunct charity’s nurse for her OWN private medical treatments, according to reports.

Maria Nieto and Camila Batmanghelidjh

Camila Batmanghelidjh would allegedly spend regular time with Spanish nurse Maria Nieto, who was meant to be looking after underprivileged children in the charity’s care.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:Q9UncrYeqXgJ:www.express.co.uk/news/uk/600311/Kids-Company-scandal-founder-used-charity-nurse+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Money, it has been alleged, was simply handed in brown envelopes to teenagers and young adults who turned up at its offices. It is alleged that tens of thousands more seem to have been used to pay for the boarding school education of the children of Kids Company staff.

Around £5,000-a-month also went on renting a Grade II-listed Art Deco mansion in London, where Ms Batmanghelidjh liked to swim in an indoor pool. And tens of thousands more went on the salary of a glamorous blonde nurse called Maria Nieto, whose duties at Kids Company appear to have involved administering private medical treatments to Ms Batmanghelidjh.

Elsewhere Kids Company’s colourful founder faces financial issues of her own.

A second mortgage was taken out against her London home in 2011 by Blemain Finance Limited, a Cheshire-based firm which specialises in lending to clients with patchy credit histories. And two county court judgments, over around £6,000 in personal debt, were lodged against her in 2013 and remain unsettled.

Asked about a range of apparent discrepancies in roughly a dozen published interviews, and articles that she has written over the years, Kids Company’s lawyers told the Mail last night that they rejected any suggestion that their client was dishonest.

claims that violent events happened on the charity’s premises, and were not reported to the police; that kids smoked drugs at the centres and the neighbours complained; and that the charity mishandled allegations of sexual abuse (most of this came from the BBC’s Newsnight last week).

Kids Company’s safeguarding manager, Mike Gee, describes passing their cases on to the local authorities and to child and adolescent mental heath services (Camhs). A former social worker himself, Gee said Kids Company didn’t have an adversarial relationship with the statutory services, but that those services were under so much pressure that they couldn’t afford to recognise the intensity of the need many children were in. So Kids Company, which had raised £163m over 19 years for the precise purpose of being able to help whoever asked for it, was having to hand over its vast caseload to services that couldn’t treat those without a significant mental-health diagnosis, didn’t have the resources to help the ones who wouldn’t engage, and wouldn’t recognise the illegal ones (trafficked and migrant children) as even real. And that’s almost all of them.

The one thing that dents Batmanghelidjh’s credibility, for me, is her tendency to be lurid. She doesn’t seem to trust the listener to believe someone is in a bad way: she always has to add a suicide attempt, a crack-addict mother, eight other siblings.

asked if she had a life outside it, she said, affronted, “would you ask a painter that?”

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/aug/14/camila-batmanghelidjh-interview-im-actually-quite-rigorous

Kids Company run several centres around England; have 650 staff (coincidently one for each MP in parliament) and 10,000 volunteers.

Camila Batmanghelidjh comes to the government’s aid

16 November 2015

Since Mr S’s colleague Miles Goslett blew the whistle on Kids Company – and its founder Camila Batmanghelidjh — in The Spectator earlier this year, the charity has been closed down and Batmanghelidjh has been summoned to a select committee hearing.

With Batmanghelidjh’s former cheerleader David Cameron now doing his best to distance himself from the disgraced charity chief — after his ministers were accused of brushing aside civil servants’ concerns about Kids Company’s finances, could she still have one cabinet minister on side?

Mr S only asks after an email popped into his inbox this morning from 6 Hillgrove PR saying that Batmanghelidjh was helping to inspire children as part of an Entrepreneurs4Schools scheme allegedly backed by the education secretary. They say that Batmanghelidjh has recorded a special video message to help launch the government-backed scheme, along with an email claiming that Nicky Morgan personally supports the scheme:

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Mr S called the education secretary’s office to find out what she made of her co-helper’s efforts. However, they say that the PR firm have made a mistake and that Morgan has no official involvement in the scheme — though she had expressed interest and asked for more information when first approached about getting involved over a year ago.

Given that no further conversations followed, Mr S suspects that Batmanghelidjh’s video efforts today will have at least managed to attract Morgan’s attention to the project once again.


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

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.

Camila Batmanghelidjh

On the road … Camila appeared to be driven to the posh diner (Michelin Star restaurant Pied a Terre in London’s Fitzriovia) by £40,000 per year chauffeur Tony Cavolli – said to have been on Kids Company’s payroll for nearly 20 years

Being driven to her office or one of the charity’s centres by car is not a luxury, but a necessity to ensure her safety.

We are working in a very risky environment encountering rival gangs and paedophile rings from which we are rescuing children.’

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Pied a Terre in London’s Fitzriovia

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

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

But staff were also treated lavishly, the witness stated, and nepotism was rife. A toy is pictured tied to a gate at he former offices of Kids Company

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

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.’

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Kids Company

The leaked email shows how Yentob, currently the BBC’s £330,000-a-year creative director, mounted a concerted operation to lobby the Labour Government to cancel the bill.The bill was waived the following year. The message, sent using a BBC email address to nine Kids Company colleagues – including Ms Batmanghelidjh – revealed he had contacted Dawn Primarolo, then the Paymaster General in the Treasury, and Paul Boateng, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, about the tax bill.
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Mr Yentob said he had been advised by Ms Primarolo’s aides to put the charity’s case to her in a letter, so she could refer the matter to the Inland Revenue – which Mr Yentob said he would be doing ‘with a little bit of help from my friends’.
Both Ms Primarolo and Mr Boateng worked at the time for the then-Chancellor Gordon Brown.
Mr Yentob also says in the message: ‘Paul Boateng and I have managed to miss each other on the telephone but his office has been extremely co-operative and concerned and a phone call is being set up for tomorrow morning.’

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.’

Zambesi Trust

Public address

Jeremiah Michael Powlett Colman, 20 Henderson Road, London, SW18 3RR

Trustee board

Mr Jamie Colman (Chair)

Mrs Joan Penny

Mr Bruce Levy

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Other charities that the Colmans are involved with …

Malshanger Benevolent Trust

1) Relieving Poverty Among Employees Of The Malshanger Estate Or Their Relations. 2) General Charitable Purposes.”

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Lady Judith Jean Wallop Colman
Mrs Susan Elizabeth Colman

 

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Trustee
Other trusteeships
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Mrs Joan Penny
Mr Bruce Levy

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Jamie Colman

Jamie is a Solicitor in and Partner of Plexus Law, a specialist London law firm. Jamie is Nehemiah’s Chair and has been a Nehemiah Director, involved in every aspect of Nehemiah’s development, for the last 12 years.

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Mr Alan Neale Charter (Chair)
Mr Dominic Robin Crofts Llewellyn
Dr Krishna Rohan Kandiah
Mrs Rachel Elizabeth Gardner
George Stylianides
Eddie Lyle

Dame Alun Roberts ‏@ciabaudo

 What an utterly warped train of thought!

 You’ve been sitting on that information for years!


8 February 2017
“These camps and [Smyth’s] activities had extraordinary influence among senior evangelicals in the Church of England of my generation,” Bishop Wilson told Channel 4 News. “Pretty much everybody who was anybody in the leadership of public school Anglican evangelicalism had something to do with John Smyth’s operation. And I think that raises all sorts of disturbing questions.”
Joseph Diwakar, a researcher in church history at Oxford university, said the legacy of “Bash camps” – Christian camps named after the nickname of their founder, EJH Nash – “is the narrow cohort of men at the top of the conservative evangelical Church… This narrow and intimate group of alumni [of Christian camps], and their highly-conservative theology, provide context to the silence over Smyth’s crimes.”
An organisation and its network of elites, long influential in the Church, has been shown capable of facilitating and concealing the worst types of abuse.”
Update Feb 8 2017

John Smyth faces fresh allegations of abuse in following ongoing Channel 4 News investigation

Feb 7

Tonight: Channel 4 News obtains new documents revealing disturbing evidence about the scale of John Smyth’s alleged abuse in .

Man says he was ‘ordered to self-harm’ as a teenager by British QC by John Smyth, QC at centre of claims of abuse in 1970s

8 February 2017

Now in his 50s, David (not his real name) encountered Smyth when he was a pupil at Winchester College and a contemporary of Andrew Watson, the bishop of Guildford, who this week disclosed he had been subjected to violent beatings by Smyth.

David said he was drawn into Smyth’s circle after meeting him through Winchester College’s Christian Forum. He also attended Christian holiday camps in Dorset and became a “regular visitor to [Smyth’s] house, where he offered me ‘spiritual guidance’.”
Winchester College said that following an inquiry conducted in 1982 into allegations of abuse, the then headmaster told Smyth never to enter school premises or contact pupils again. However, police were not informed.
Update: 6 Feb 2017

Lawyer accused of subjecting boys to sadomasochistic beatings at Christian summer camps in 1982 ‘was still counselling teens up until allegations re-emerged last week’

  • Justin Welby apologised on behalf of Church of England over the camp beatings 
  • John Smyth, head of Iwerne Trust, allegedly subjected boys to ‘sadomasochism’
  • Boys from some of Britain’s top public schools were left with life-long scars 
  • Neither the church or Winchester College, where some boys went, told police

The part-time judge, whose style of leadership has been likened to a ‘cult leader’ moved to Zimbabwe in 1984 after British assault allegations emerged in 1982, and founded a series of Christian camps at which alleged victims claim he again abused teenagers – at one camp a 16 year old boy drowned during a nighttime ‘skinny dip’ ordered by him.

Mr Smyth was charged with culpable homicide in 1997 in the wake of the death and several other boys came forward to claim he had beaten them and forced them to swim naked while he watched, although both cases against him collapsed.

Today a letter emerged, signed by the barrister and printed on the letterhead of his Zambesi Holidays firm, that was sent to parents of boys booked to attend a camp at the Ruzawi School, an elite boarding school in the north-east of Zimbabwe.

In it, Mr Smyth said that he wanted to create a ‘relaxed family atmosphere’ but admitted the likelihood that he would beat the boys and take showers with them.

He wrote in the note, published in today’s Telegraph: ‘I am determined that we should avoid a school atmosphere as far as possible. I am not a schoolmaster; I try instead to be something of a father figure to the camp, encouraging the younger leaders to care for their campers in the way the best of big brothers should.

‘To this end we use Christian names all round, the younger leaders sleep in the dormitories with their campers, and we all (including myself from time to time) have our showers with the boys.’

The barrister, who was described by the Archbishop of Canterbury as a ‘delightful’ man, also explained that he intended to impose a regime of corporal punishment.

He told parents: ‘We must, however, have good discipline and experience has shown that with so many high-spirited boys we need some form of sanction. I never cane the boys, but I do whack them with a table tennis bat when necessary.

‘Such are the opportunities for pranks that I sometimes have to use this fairly liberally to deter high-spirited naughtiness and to ensure obedience and reasonable standards of tidiness.

At his evangelical church in Cape Town, the couple’s priest confirmed he had been in touch with the Smyths and instructed them to stay away from its services and meetings until the allegations of ‘terrible misconduct’ against the former part-time judge are resolved.

The couple left their home last Friday as allegations of Mr Smyth’s fondness for excessive corporal punishment and penchant for naked boys emerged in interviews with his victims, who spoke to Channel 4 News.

Mr Thompson, told the hushed, packed Church-on-Main congregation in Wynberg, that help would be offered to those who had confided in Mr Smyth.

A fair number of people… have had moments of counselling and group discipleship with John,’ Mr Thompson said.

Elders were available ‘should anyone feel the need to discuss the nature of’ or content of’ their experience,’ he added.

He added: ‘If our having had John as a leader of a discipleship group or his role in any form of ministry has led to hurt or risk to anyone’ or to bringing the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ into disrepute in any way’ for this we apologise’.

Last week, one of the Smyths daughters, who did not wish to be identified, called on her father to come forward and confront allegations against him. Yesterday, her brother PJ joined the chorus for their father to present himself.

At his evangelical church in Cape Town, the couple's priest confirmed he had been in touch with the Smyths and instructed them to stay away from its services and meetings until the allegations of 'terrible misconduct' against the former part-time judge are resolved

At his evangelical church in Cape Town, the couple’s priest confirmed he had been in touch with the Smyths and instructed them to stay away from its services and meetings until the allegations of ‘terrible misconduct’ against the former part-time judge are resolved

During his time at Winchester College in the late Seventies and Eighties, Mr Smyth met many teenagers, and is said to have invited those he favoured to his home for Sunday lunch

In a letter to the congregation of Covenant Life Church in Maryland’ PJ Smyth said his father ‘disciplined me in a manner consistent with the laws and cultural trends of the UK at the time’ not in a manner alleged in the recent reports’.

‘We moved to Zimbabwe when I was 13. My father told me that he felt called out of the legal profession into full-time Christian work. I attended a number of Zambesi Holidays camps and I was never aware of any abuse.

‘During the early 1990s’ when I was studying in South Africa’ I was aware that a delegation of pastors and parents insisted that my father and the board of Zambesi Holidays make adjustments to camp life’ which they did. I do clearly remember the tragic drowning of a fellow camper one year. It was devastating to his family and to all of us who knew him.

‘In my twenties’ I gradually became aware that there had been issues surrounding my father’s ministry in the UK. Nothing specific’ but I remember hearing some of my parents’ friends say things like’ ‘… of course those were difficult years for your dad’. However’ I assumed that it was something relatively minor and it never occurred to me to press my father for detail.

‘I believe that the civil authorities are given by God to help protect against wrong-doing. I am firmly committed to reporting any form of child abuse to the authorities.’


Archbishop of Canterbury’s QC friend blamed his beating of boys at a British summer camp on sleeping pill addiction 

A part-time judge and friend of the Archbishop of Canterbury said he was addicted to sleeping pills at the time he was accused of subjecting boys to savage sado-masochistic beatings.

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Justin Welby

John Smyth QC, who ran Christian holiday camps attended by the Rev Justin Welby in the late Seventies, told church leaders his “extraordinary aberration of judgment” was linked to his addiction to prescription medication. Hampshire Police this week launched an investigation into Mr Smyth, who left Britain when the beating allegations came to light in the early Eighties, moving to Zimbabwe, where he also faces abuse claims.

Mr Smyth issued a written statement to church leaders in which he accepted that beating British teenagers had been “entirely wrong” and blamed it on the pressures of work and an addiction to sedatives.

The barrister made the admission in 1989, a month after the former headmaster of Winchester, John Thorn, published a book in which he referred to the beating claims.

Mr Thorn wrote in The Road to Winchester, published in February 1989: “I was told the extraordinary news that the neighbouring barrister had gained such personal control over a few of the senior boys in the group, and had kept it after they left the school, that he was claiming to direct their burgeoning relationship with girls and was, with their consent, punishing them physically when they confessed to him they had sinned. 

“The World of Conservative Evangelism was reft in twain. Absurd and baseless rumours were circulated that he was an unhinged tyrant, the embodiment of Satan. He must be banished. And – quietly but efficiently – he was.

“He left the Winchester district and then the United Kingdom. He departed for Africa with his family and, by me, has not been heard of since.”

The fact that the allegations had surfaced publicly for the first time prompted Mr Smyth to issue a written statement, via his Zambezi Ministry, in March 1989.

The release, circulated to church leaders in Zimbabwe, states: “Within a few days of the matter first coming to the attention of older Christians in February 1982, John accepted that what he had been doing was entirely wrong and he has never sought to justify it since.

 In a bid to stop his admission circulating more widely, he added: “Please regard this as a confidential document, NOT for general circulation. It is intended only for the eyes of those who raise queries about the matter in the book.”
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1 Feb 2017 

Archbishop admits Church ‘failed terribly’ over abuse revelations

The Church of England has tonight apologised unreservedly after a Channel 4 News investigation revealed that a prominent Anglican evangelical and former colleague of the Archbishop of Canterbury is alleged to have severely assaulted boys and young men for decades.

Mr. John Smyth, QC, MA, LLB Trinity Hall and Cambridge.

The alleged abuse was carried out by prominent QC and part time judge called John Smyth, who was chairman of the Iwerne Trust, a charity closely linked to the church which ran Christian holiday camps for public school students.

The Church admitted that it had “failed terribly”, after this programme learned that the Trust had discovered the alleged abuse in 1982, but failed to report it to the police.

Winchester College, where some of the young men met Smyth, was made aware of the alleged abuse, but also failed to report it to the police at the time. There is no suggestion that any abuse took place at the College or with the knowledge of its staff.

The Archbishop was a colleague of Smyth’s at the Iwerne Trust.

Smyth was never reported to cops.

He was instead allowed to move to South Africa after agreeing never to work with children again.

Neither the church or top Winchester College, were some boys went, told police 

The Archbishop and Smyth, who continued to ‘exchange cards’ even after he moved abroad.

Lambeth Palace said: ‘The Archbishop of Canterbury was a dormitory officer at Iwerne holiday camp in the late 1970s, where boys from public schools learnt to develop life as Christians. The role was to be a mentor to the boys, as was that of his now wife at a similar camp for girls.

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