The twisted child killer, Ian Brady, wanted the fifth movement of Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique played at his funeral – a piece that the composer envisaged as a ‘witches sabbath’, where hideous monsters gathered to laugh at a burial.
Police REFUSED access to Ian Brady’s locked suitcases despite belief they contain Moors murders clues
Police were denied a search warrant by a district judge and Brady’s solicitor despite a plea by 12-year-old Keith Bennett’s family
13th February 2019
Police wanting to open the bags in case they hold any clues over where 12-year-old Keith is buried have now been refused a search warrant.
The schoolboy was snatched on his way to his grandmother’s house on June 16, 1964, and driven to Saddleworth Moor by Brady and accomplice Myra Hindley before being murdered.
His body has never been found and both twisted Hindley and Brady took the secret of where he was buried to the grave.
Now his distraught brother Alan says there is a “desperate” need to examine the paperwork after Greater Manchester Police were refused access by a district judge.
Robert Makin, Brady’s solicitor, also denied a plea by cops and Keith’s family to examine the mystery cases.
Alan told The Times: “During my correspondence with Brady many years ago he stated that he had left instructions in his will for me alone. He did not give any further detail but it was at a time when I was searching on the moor and asking him about routes taken, areas of the moor, landmarks.
“The refusal by Mr Makin to help any further is a great cause of distress considering that my brother’s body still remains on the moor while all the other victims have been returned to their loved ones for a proper burial.
“Surely anything that could help to bring Keith home has to be made available to the police. There seems to be no compassion or thought for Keith or his family.”
Police asked for a search warrant for briefcases and other possessions immediately after Brady’s death on May 15, 2017, during a hearing at Manchester Magistrates’ Court.
But the judge denied the application because there is no chance of a prosecution as both Brady and Hindley are dead.
Officers then asked Mr Makin – the executor of Brady’s will – but were again denied.
The solicitor was slammed by the High Court in 2017 for being “secretive” about how he was intending to dispose of Brady’s body and a judge ruled he should not be trusted with his ashes.
Depraved Brady and Hindley killed five children aged between ten and 17 in the 1960s and buried their bodies on Saddleworth Moor.
After he was transferred from prison to maximum-security hospital Ashworth in November 1985, Brady confessed to Keith’s murder in an interview with reporters.
A search was carried out on the moors a year later, with Hindley joining officers in 1986 and Brady in 1987.
But Keith’s body was never found and Brady continued to taunt his desperate mum Winnie Johnson up until she died in 2012 without ever knowing where her son was buried.
peaking a week before her death, Winnie revealed her last dying wish was to find out what Brady did with Keith’s body.
She said: “I want Brady to know that I’ve got cancer and if he has any decency or respect for himself and me, he will tell me where Keith is before anything happens to me.
“Brady, I’m wanting you to tell me where Keith is before anything happens to me.
“I’ve got cancer and if you’ve got any decency and respect for yourself and me you will tell me where Keith is because that’s the last thing I want to happen before I die.”
Police have vowed never to close the case despite Brady’s death.
Sun Online has contacted Mr Makin and Greater Manchester Police.
Robin Makin is acting on behalf of the Moors murderer
Ian Brady’s gatekeeper EXPOSED: Who is the lawyer defending Moors murderer’s final wishes?
THE body of evil Ian Brady has been released to his lawyer – but who is the man defending the final wishes of the Moors murderer?
18th May 2017
Makin has acted in many high profile cases – including the James Bulger murder – so he is used to helping those in the media spotlight.And tragically his wife was found hanged in the garage of her home in Merseyside in 2003 while Makin was at his office.
The experienced lawyer acts for professionals including solicitors who have their own disputes and acts for those with claims against solicitors who have let them down.
And he works for businesses and individuals including and providing advice on commercial matters, property, wills and trusts.
Makin wife found dead; Family plea against a post mortem.
Feb 14 2003
HE wife of one of Merseyside’s most prominent solicitors has been found dead in a garage at her home.
Madeleine Makin was discovered next to an undisturbed stepladder at her home in Woolton, south Liverpool, at noon on Wednesday.
The 41-year doctor, and mother-oftwo, was married to Robin Makin, the Liverpool solicitor who has represented many high-profile clients.
Staff at the Makin family legal firm in Liverpool city centre were in tears on hearing the news, as were many of the GP’s former medical colleagues.
She had worked at the Greenbank Surgery in Mossley Hill and more recently at The Elms surgery in Park Road. Robin Makin was yesterday joined by his father, well-known fellow solicitor Rex, for the opening of an inquest into his wife’s death.
As a member of the Jewish community, he argued that a post mortem on his wife should not be carried out as the family knew how she died.
Mr Makin said: “I feel that, because of the evidence that there is, there cannot be any doubt about the cause of death.”
His father, Rex, told Liverpool coroner Andre Rebello that Mrs Makin had a long-standing illness. Mr Makin senior said: “It is perfectly clear that she was suffering from the illness and told them what she was going to do and she did it. “She had spoken to her doctor Jeremy Pfeiffer in London and we can pin the time of death to within five minutes of that conversation. “An invasive and unnecessary post-mortem would cause great distress to the relatives and family.” Yesterday, Mr Rebello said the cause of death was uncertain and needed to be investigated with an external post-mortem. He said: “I have regard to religious observances and cultural needs, but I have a duty to the law to determine the cause of death. “If you don’t investigate there could be accusations of insufficiency in inquiry. You cannot presume she died at her own hands.”
Mr Rebello said t was not a full post-mortem because police indicated there had been no sign of forced entry into the property.
The family were shortly due to leave for a holiday with their children Moses, five, and Miriam, two.
Mrs Makin was a member of the well-known London society family, the Sebag-Montefiores.
Dr Rob Barnett, secretary of the Liverpool Local Medical Committee, said: “She was one of the most conscientious doctors that I have known. She was very clever, very intelligent and a caring, thoughtful doctor,” The hearing into Mrs Makin’s death has been adjourned until March 27 and her body has been released for burial.
Rex Makin has been involved in many high profile cases of local, national and international interest. These cases include the Knowsley Hall murder case (in which Lady Derby was shot), the Heysel and Hillsborough Stadium disasters, the Walton sextuplets and, after the conviction George Kelly case, he was instructed by family members with his involvement finally culminating in the quashing of George Kelly’s conviction.
He has provided legal advice to a variety of celebrities and sports personalities including John Lennon, Gerry Marsden, Bill Shankly, Anne Robinson, Ken Dodd and Carla Lane.
Rex was the family solicitor to Brian Epstein the Beatles manager and was credited with creating the term ‘Beatlemania’.
Rex has been active in the cultural and educational life of Liverpool where he lived. He was very in touch with local people and local issues and wrote a weekly column for the Liverpool Echo for 23 years. He was a former co-opted member of the council’s social affairs committee. He was also a former member of the Board of the Playhouse and Everyman theatres.
In 2003 he was appointed a Freeman of the City of Liverpool
Myra Hindley exposed as a ‘practicing WITCH’ whose occult links lead to Jimmy Savile
MOORS murderer Myra Hindley has been accused of being a practicing witch who worshipped the occult alongside Ian Brady while the duo carried out their evil crimes.
30th July 2017
At Ian Brady’s side, monstrous Hindley was responsible for the murder and torture of at least five children in the 1960s.But now it has emerged that the evil pair were versed in the occult, and took their child victims to Saddleworth Moor to carry out sadistic rituals.Hindley has been accused of taking on the look of the witch while Brady behaved as the alchemist, according to Moors murder expert Erica Gregory. Gregory even believes that the the murders were meticulously planned for ritualistic purposes – with the evil duo choosing to kill their victims on dates important within the occult calendar.“The murders were separated by four months – I believe Brady chose dates and times for his rituals,” she said.“Tommy Rhattigan, for example, was taken in November 1963 – the same day Margaret Murray died – who was a famous witch.“I believe her death, and the fact it was the anniversary of the Battle of Sheriffmuir was a trigger for Tommy to be picked up.”Witchcraft and satanic worshipping were big in the 1960s – with several high-profile Hollywood films airing in the era.
And the Moors murderers even had links to infamous Alex Sanders – who rose to notoriety for attempting to raise a dead body in Alderley Edge and was a known friend of Jimmy Savile.
Emblazoned on the front is an 11 pointed star – a symbol of Crowley occultist religion called Thelma.
Featuring the infamous “King Of The Witches” in the only footage in existance of the King Of Wicca. Alexander Sanders.. who uses this documentary to guide us through his coven. By then, Sanders had been endorsed by a group of 1,623 practicing Wiccans as ‘King of the Witches’ – with Maxine as ‘Witch Queen’
…Britain in the early 70s. The occult revival held a prominent place in the popular British cinema of the 60s and 70s – while films like Witchfinder General and Blood on Satan’s Claw … Virgin Witch, Tigon’s Curse of the Crimson Alter (69), and Norman J. Warren’s 1976 Satan’s Slave
During filming the Wiccan High Priest Alex Sanders (also known as the “King of the Witches) and his wife Maxine were hired as consultants on the movie because “The director wanted to experience the atmosphere of ritual magic in order to convey it on film.” According to Maxine Sanders’ biography Fire Child her husband Alex also introduced Sharon to Wiccian magic, which the actress continued to practice after making EYE OF THE DEVIL. Some have even suggested that Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski studied witchcraft together and this ultimately led to Sharon’s murder.
The unusual plot,could be considered a precursor to The Wicker Man, another occult movie.
Over the years the idea that Sharon and her unborn child may have been part of some kind of ritual sacrifice …can be traced back to the making of EYE OF THE DEVIL. During filming the Wiccan High Priest Alex Sanders (also known as the “King of the Witches) and his wife Maxine were hired as consultants on the movie because “The director wanted to experience the atmosphere of ritual magic in order to convey it on film.” According to Maxine Sanders’ biography Fire Child her husband Alex also introduced Sharon to Wiccian magic, which the actress continued to practice after making EYE OF THE DEVIL. Some have even suggested that Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski studied witchcraft together and this ultimately led to Sharon’s murder.
The film is set in rural France and was filmed at the Château de Hautefort inDordogne, France and in England. Eye of the Devil is based on the novel Day of the Arrow by Robin Estridge and was initially titled and marketed as 13.
The music he wanted for his funeral is also known as the Witches Sabbath .. Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique …. , the Dream of a Witches’ Sabbath… Brady was influenced by the Germanic Paganism , they visited many areas with this history and Myra shows this in her photos , The Witchy women of the 60s , as in the music and film Joan Baez and Nico .. and at the time there was a revival of Witchcraft with known Patricia Crowther becoming head priestess of the Sheffield Coven , and this was put out in all the papers in 1961 ..Brady and Hindley took ideas and made it their own using the waxing and Waning Moons, all seasons and dates he chose to mark something he was sympathising with and that is Irish political History .. The use of the four compass points and the many things found buried by Oaks and the walls show what they were doing .. as for the sheep bones , these were cut and burnt and buried under rocks too.. so no sheep are not found like this on the moor , shot bones.. with holes ..
Sir Jimmy Savile, OBE pictured outside a Sex Clinic in Mumbai, India in 1992. While other passengers visited the tourist sights, Savile made a macabre excursion to a Hindu crematorium and the Towers of Silence, where members of the Zoroastrian sect leave their dead in the open to be devoured by vultures and other predatory birds.
The disc jockey and radio and TV personality was “Running around the world”, raising money for Stoke Mandeville and other charities
Brady INT. BELLE VUE – NEW ELIZABETHAN BALLROOM – CARNIVAL NIGHT – 1963
According to extracts from Myra Hindley’s diary quoted in Emlyn Williams’s Beyond Belief, she and Ian Brady were indeed regular punters at the New Elizabethan Ballroom at the now-demolished Belle Vue pleasure grounds, in Manchester’s Gorton district.
She daydreamed about the two of them being billed as featured dancers there one day, and we know that they attended at least one of the many “Carnival Nights” hosted by the venue’s resident DJ at the time, Jimmy Savile. Myra Hindley was a Gorton girl, living at her grandmother’s house on Bannock Street. Savile’s big red Rolls Royce was a local landmark, regularly parked on ostentatious display right outside the entrance.
Savile sequenced two “smooch times” in his DJ sessions (still called “record dances” in those pre-disco days): one before and one after the live group that he reluctantly put on as a sap to the Musicians’ Union. The second smooch time would segue into an hour of rock ‘n’ roll, followed by a Ray Conniff-driven proto-chillout to end the evening and clear the room with as few altercations as possible.
On Boxing Day, 1964, Brady and Hindley made an audio recording as they bound, gagged and photographed Lesley Ann Downey before they killed her. The tape ends with a snippet of the song “The Little Drummer Boy”. It was the version by Ray Conniff.
Flash-forward fifteen years. Janie Jones, the tabloids’ favourite sex-party hostess with the mostest, answers a summons to appear before Jimmy Savile soon after her release from prison. His grounds for demanding the encounter? To read her the riot act for having the temerity to campaign for Myra Hindley’s release. Not for the reason why most people would have objected to the idea of freeing Hindley — you know, her having helped kidnap, torture, rape and murder other people’s children and bury them on Saddleworth Moor, all that stuff — but because, as Janie Jones explained, “he said it was disgraceful that I was siding with Hindley against Brady.” Ian Brady was Jimmy Savile’s pal.
All this is almost certainly a coincidence of little or no consequence, of course. Just because Jimmy Savile seems to have gone out of his way to break bread with two of the most notorious serial killers in British history…
Some of the coincidences are weapons-grade credibility testers, like Brady and Hindley falling in love to the strains of the latest Stateside pops blasting out from Jimmy Savile’s “Power Sound Disc Deck” Shirley “Big Daddy” Crabtree joining a crew of Hungarian émigrés to fine-tune his forearm-smash skills on the door at Savile’s first string of dancehalls. Some of the coincidences are macabre… like Peter Sutcliffe committing one of his murders just opposite Jimmy Savile’s penthouse in Leeds, and another in Savile Park in Halifax.
Moors murders BOMBSHELL: Jimmy Savile part of ‘paedo ring with Ian Brady and Myra Hindley’
DISGRACED radio DJ Jimmy Savile has been accused of buying indecent photographs of children from evil killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, Daily Star Online can exclusively reveal.
25th June 2017
Savile – who died in 2011 at the age of 84 – never faced trial for his crimes as one of Britain’s worst ever sex offenders.His twisted friendship with Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe is well known but now Daily Star Online can exclusively lift the lid on his links to the Moors murderers.Before their arrest in 1965, Savile ran the BBC studios from Manchester’s Dickenson Road – where Top of the Pops was filmed – and has been accused of meeting with Brady and Hindley to buy indecent images of children.
Erica Gregory – who has devoted years of her life investigating the Moors murders – believes they even formed a twisted “paedophile ring”.
Speaking exclusively to Daily Star Online, she said: “I believe they went to the BBC studio regularly to make a fuss and try to get in with Savile.
“Alongside David Smith, Brady was selling photographs of children to make money at this time – I believe Savile could have been one of his customers.
“It is well known that Savile visited them both inside. I believe they were in a ring of some sort.”
It doesn’t stop there, though.
In 2014, Dan Davies noted that Savile chillingly replied “I am the Myra Hindley story” when asked on his opinion of it.And Gregory believes that Savile continued to communicate with the killers after their incarceration – visiting them and using songs played on the radio to transmit coded messages.“Savile could have been using his radio for secret messages,” she said.“Brady used music in tapes and songs that he stated reminded him of the Moors.“And Savile knew that if he played a song at a certain time then those listening would get the message.”
Brady – who passed away last month – was responsible for the brutal murder of five children in and around Greater Manchester alongside serial killer lover Myra Hindley in the 1960s.The twisted 79-year-old never revealed the location of Keith Bennett’s body – despite desperate appeals from the 12-year-old’s mum Winnie Johnson, who died in 2012.Before his death, Brady had been incarcerated at Ashworth Hospital since 1985 while Hindley died in 2002 after 35 years behind bars.
Together they killed five child victims – Pauline Reade, John Kilbride, Keith Bennett, Lesley Ann Downey and Edward Evans – between July 1963 and October 1965.At least four of them, including Bennett, were sexually assaulted before the killers were finally convicted and jailed for life in 1966…. the evil duo could have been responsible for the death of seven more children.http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/624549/Moors-murders-Jimmy-Savile-Ian-Brady-Myra-Hindley-paedophile-child-killers-Saddleworth-BBC
Janie Jones, a singer who ran sex parties at her home in Kensington, was jailed for three years in 1974 after becoming snared in the scandal.
She was found guilty of controlling prostitutes and trying to pervert the course of justice. After being tracked down by The Telegraph, Miss Jones told how she was summoned to meet Savile on her release in 1977.
It was a bizarre encounter in which Savile accused her of siding with Myra Hindley, whose release she campaigned for after meeting the killer in jail, while expressing his own desire to have sex with under age girls.
Savile, according to Miss Jones, was an apparently keen supporter of Ian Brady, Hindley’s accomplice in the Moors murders.
Miss Jones, now 75, said: “Savile just kept saying that he could not understand why people went on about 13-year-old girls because they were ‘gagging’ for it. I told him that anybody who wants to go with a 13-year-old is a paedophile.
“Then he was bragging that he had met Ian Brady. He said it was disgraceful that I was siding with Hindley against Brady. At the time he was doing Jim’ll Fix It, but he was interested in 13-year-olds.”
Savile was intrigued, Jones says, by her parties at which women — she insists they were always over the age of consent — had dressed as schoolgirls. She insisted that Savile had never been to her parties but that other disc jockeys had.
…Mr Desmond Vowden (prosecuting) said that between August 24 and September 3 last three policemen watched the flat occupied by Mitchell early in the evening, at night, and early in the morning…
…At 10.17 p.m. on August 27 a third girl arrived at the flat with two men wearing American uniforms..
Mr Vowden said the premises were raided on September 19. Told of the allegations, Mitchell (Jones) said: – “This is a frame-up. You have been paid to do this and I know who paid.”
Certain articles were found in the flat, with a black address book which contained a “remarkable series of names and telephone numbers.” There was also a red address book…
Janie Jones, singer, turned her home into a brothel with girls tempted by the promise of jobs in television, modeling, and show business, it was stated yesterday at the Old Bailey in London.
…Mr Buzzard said the first of the girls to work for Jones was her 16-year-old niece and the last another 16-year-old, who was still working for her at the time of arrest. The latter left once, he said, but returned after threatening telephone calls from Jones…
…With Jones in the dock are her former husband, John Christian Dee (34), a disc jockey, and Eric John Gilbert (42), former county court clerk, who lives at Jones’s home in Kensington, London…
…Mr Buzzard said the girls were paid between £5 and £10, or more if a whip was used. But on some occasions sexual entertainments in Jones’ home – where there was a bedroom with a two-way mirror – were provided not for cash but because she wished to “get in” with people in show business…
…Mr Buzzard said Jones, helped by the other defendants, did her best to “get at” the ex-call girls responsible for the adverse publicity in the newspaper. One girl, he said, was told by Dee that he would “cement Miss A under the bridge.”…
…Dee said he would get Kenny Lynch’s “heavies” to come after the girl, Mr Buzzard said.
Janie Jones, the night club singer, said at her trial at the Old Bailey yesterday that a wealthy man with a large country estate once offered her £120,000 in return for marriage. She added that she rejected the offer. Jones (36), the daughter of a miner, spoke of her friendship with millionaires and peers of the realm, saying they gave her cash presents of £1000 to £3000. All she gave them in return were promises….
…Jones said one particular friend was Mr X “a spender in the ‘millionaire class’ who entertained diplomats for whom she provided girl escorts.
She also spoke of her Friday night bottle parties for the top stars of show business who did not want to visit clubs and be pestered…
He (the judge) told her: “In my time I have come across many men whom it would be right to describe as evil, but in all my time at the bar and on the bench I have come across only one woman, so far as I can recall, who merited such a description.
“You are the second and beside you she was comparatively harmless.”
BBC Radio producer Jack Dabbs received a High Court apology and “substantial damages” from the “Daily Express” today over a report of a vice trial involving singer Janie Jones.
Announcing settlement of Mr Dabbs’ libel action against Beaverbrook Newspapers Ltd., his counsel, Mr Richard Hartley, said that from 1968 to March 1973 he was producer of “Family Favourites.”
In July, 1974 Mr Dabbs, of Westfield Avenue North, Saltdean, Brighton, was acquitted at the Old Bailey on charges of corruptly accepting the services of prostitutes from Janie Jones.
In their report of prosecuting counsel’s opening speech, the “Daily Express” published the banner headline – “Family Favourites man at Janie Orgy,” said Mr Hartly.
Under the headline were the words – “Radio producer Jack Dabbs went back for more after an orgy arranged by Janie Jones, it was alleged yesterday.”.”
Not only did counsel not refer to an “orgy,” said Mr Hartley, but it was never any part of the prosecution’s case that Mr Dabbs had ever attended an orgy.
Mr Dabbs admitted that he went to two parties given by Janie Jones, but he always emphatically denied having sexual intercourse with any of the girls present at those parties.
Later, the trial judge agreed with Mr Dabbs’ counsel that the word “orgy” had never been mentioned.
“Regrettably, the ‘Daily Express’ failed to report this fact or to correct their original article,” Mr Hartley told Mr Justice M*mo(?).
Headed – “Mr Dabbs has very happily married for many years, and the report in the ‘Daily Express’ naturally caused him and his wife a great deal of distress.”
The defendants had agreed to pay Mr Dabbs a substantial sum in damages, and also costs.
Mr Leon Brittan, for Beaverbrook Newspapers, said they “unreservedly withdraw the allegations contained in the report and apologise to Mr Dabbs for the distress and embarrassment he and his wife have been caused.”
The judge gave leave for the record of the action to be withdrawn.
So Jimmy Savile wasn’t the only one who was interested in Janie Jones keeping her mouth shut. Elmer Brittan was there to clean things up
Michael Horgan organised and filmed “satanic-themed orgies” at which children were raped.Horgan organised satanic torture and child abuse orgies on Saddleworth Moor, where child killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley had buried their victims.
Saddleworth Moor, where some of Brady and Hindley’s victims were buried. Photo by Parrot of Doom
Horgan’s step-son Michael Roberts says he was only six when he was sexually abused by 29-stone Sir Cyril Smith.
The Queen Mother, Patron of the Family Service Units, meets Cyril Smith at a reception given by the FSU at Kensington Palace in 1973
Sir Cyril Smith was a close friend of Sir Jimmy Savile, friend of the Royal Family, the military and Israel.
Sir Tony Hetherington, the DPP is dead, Cyril Smith andLeon Brittan are dead, as is Willie Whitelaw who had, while Home Secretary in 1980, allegedly blocked a police investigation into a Westminster paedophile ring.
However, former Met boss Sir David McNee is still with us.
Smith had been investigated by Lancashire police at least four times by then, going back to the Sixties. The investigations were all halted.
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.”
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.”
Correspondence and statements regarding disciplinary action taken against Colin Wallace in the 1970s for allegations he made regarding the Clockwork Orange project and sexual abuse at the Kincora boys home. Includes references to the BBC Two Programme ‘Private Eye’ and discussions in the House of Commons. Includes correspondence from Colin Wallace Margaret Thatcher Kevin McNamara Paddy Ashdown
He studied the works of Abramelin. Apparently angels told him to seek employment in 1963 as a porter, book-duster and odd-job man in the John Rylands Library, Manchester, where he could access an original copy of the Key of Solomon. Within weeks an allegation that he had defecated in the library basement led to the discovery that he had damaged a late 19th century edition of the S.L Mathers translation of the ‘Key of Solomon’ by ripping out the plates and taking them home. According to his own admission he dismantled this book and borrowed it a few pages at a time for copying; discovery of this nearly led to Sanders’ prosecution but the librarians allowed him an amnesty on condition that the materials were safely returned, after which he was dismissed without charges being brought against him. As well as this influence from Goetia which he incorporated into his version of Wicca, Sanders was greatly influenced by the teachings of Eliphas Levi.
Sanders claimed that following the Blitz, and a few months before her death at age 74, Mrs Bibby conferred upon him second- and third-grade initiations, involving ritual sex.
Tate and Sebring traveled to London to prepare for filming, where she met the Alexandrian Wiccan High Priest and High Priestess Alex and Maxine Sanders. Meanwhile, as part of Ransohoff’s promotion of Tate, he arranged the production of a short documentary called All Eyes on Sharon Tate, to be released at the same time as Eye of the Devil.
The priest who befriended Myra Hindley was Fr. Fred White. During the 1990s, White ran a group called The School for Prophets which met regularly in North Kent, in the Blue Bell Hill area (near Cookham Wood prison where Hindley was held) to discuss occultism, witchcraft, neopaganism, shamanism and similar topics. White’s bishop didn’t seem to mind.
The School was frequented by local bohemian types. Loosely associated with the group was a young man who wrote poetry but made a living as a rent boy working Hampstead Heath. This young man had adopted Hindley as his muse and conducted a long correspondance with her (excerpts were at one point posted online on a North Kent message board used by the same bohemian crowd). In the letters quoted Hindley pontificated how killing had been her means of asserting her “ontological and existential freedoms” (very different from her whining apologies in her parole applications). It seemed entirely lost on her that it had also resulted in a jail term).
North Kent and the Medway Towns are within the Catholic Diocese of Southwark, under the tender care of Archbishop Peter Smith. Earlier this year, Smith was named in a trial where it emerged he had spent decades covering up for the prolific abuses of convicted paedophile priest Fr. Tony McSweeney. Smith remains in his post, and neither the police nor the Vatican have shown any concerns over him.
A parish priest in Medway was hastily moved on a year or two ago by Peter Smith, after the priest’s chief altar boy cum live-in personal assistant, (who had been about to take up a diocese-sponsored seminary place to train for the priesthood himself!), was jailed for molesting a young child. The parish’s Safeguarding Officer, a disgraced former local counciller, who had shared office space within the presbytery for several years with this young man, seemed to have noticed nothing amiss. Or perhaps said safeguarding role involved protecting the church and the perpetrators against the vulnerable. Meantime a second convicted paedophile had been on the same parish’s payroll working as a handyman and gardener.
What does Hollywood’s reverence for child rapist Roman Polanski tell us?
Jan 30 2018
Forty years ago this week, Roman Polanski went from being one of the most celebrated film-makers in the world to becoming the United States’ most notorious fugitive from justice.
On 1 February 1978, after 42 days in jail, Polanski fled the US while awaiting final sentencing, having pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. On these facts, everyone agrees. There are no hazy conspiracy theories – we know exactly what happened because Polanski admitted to it and later wrote about it in astonishing detail in his autobiography, Roman by Polanski, published six years after he left the US and went to France, where he still lives. There are some quibbles about who said what, but the generally agreed facts are as follows: in March 1977 Polanski, who was then 43, took a child, Samantha Gailey (now Geimer), who he knew was 13 years old, to Jack Nicholson’s house to take photos of her for a magazine. There, he gave her champagne and, according to her, quaaludes. He then had sex with her, drove her home and, the next day, was arrested.
Woody Allen: “I mean, if I was caught in a love nest with 15 12-year-old girls tomorrow, people would think, yeah, I always knew that about him.”
February 4, 2014
In light of Sunday’s open letter from Dylan Farrow, which resurfaced allegations that her adoptive father Woody Allen sexually assaulted her at age 7, the Internet continues to dig up disturbing stories about the celebrated writer and director’s relationship with children. Farrow coming forward follows a campaign by her mother, Mia, and brother, Ronan, to shine a brighter light on the accusations against Allen in the early nineties, around the time he left Mia for another of her adoptive daughters, Soon-Yi Previn, resulting in a hideous custody battle. Once considered tabloid scripture, the upsetting specifics had been largely forgotten, or overlooked, but nolonger.
From the start, Farrow’s friends say, Allen seemed “obsessed” by the little girl. He would arrive at Mia’s house at six in the morning and sit on the end of Dylan’s bed, staring at her until she woke up. He insisted that she be kept up until he got home in the evening to tuck her in. He was reluctant to leave her alone at school. His behavior struck several parents of other children as odd.
A follow-up in Vanity Fair late last year, “Momma Mia!,” repeats the allegations. (A defense of Allen, by the filmmaker behind Woody Allen: A Documentary is here.)
But a deeper look into the archives has turned up additional interviews and anecdotes suddenly deemed relevant. For instance, in the October 4, 1976 issue of People magazine, a 40-year-old Woody Allen, pre-Annie Hall, is profiled. It concludes on an upsetting-in-retrospect note about his sexuality (and disinterest infatherhood):
“I try to have sex only with women I like a lot,” Woody explains solemnly. “Otherwise I find it fairly mechanical.” (He has little interest in family life: “It’s no accomplishment to have or raise kids. Any fool can do it.”)
He goes on: “I’m open-minded about sex. I’m not above reproach; if anything, I’m below reproach. I mean, if I was caught in a love nest with 15 12-year-old girls tomorrow, people would think, yeah, I always knew that about him.” Allen pauses. “Nothing I could come up with would surprise anyone,” he ventures helplessly. “I admit to itall.”
Also of note is a personal essay, published in May of 1993, by the writer Nancy Jo Sales, formerly of New York and now at Vanity Fair, titled “Woody Allen, My Pen Pal,” about her running correspondence with Allen, then 42, when she was a 13-year-old girl. “I don’t know how he found the time to respond to that first letter I wrote,” sherecalls.
A few weeks later I received his reply:
Hard to believe you’re 13! When I was 13 I couldn’t dress myself, and here you write about one of life’s deepest philosophical problems, i.e., existential boredom. I guess it’s hard for me to imagine a 13-year-old quoting anything but Batman – but T. Mann? Anyway, there’s too much wrong with the world to ever get too relaxed and happy. The more natural state, and the better one, I think, is one of some anxiety and tension over man`s plight in this mysterious universe…
Next time you write, if you ever do, please list some of the books you’ve enjoyed and movies, and which music you’ve liked, and also the things you dislike and have no patience with. And tell me what kind of place Coral Gables is. What school do you go to? What hobbies do you have? How old are your parents and what do they do? What are your moods like? Are you energetic? Are you an early riser? Are you “into clothes” … At the moment, I am re- filming some parts of my next film, which have not come out sogood.
Sales, 25 years later, writes that in light of the Previn scandal and Allen’s “alleged yen for underage girls, I have listened to all the Woody jokes with discomfort and outrage — because I wonder if they are also, somehow, on me. I prefer to think they aren’t.” But Sales also wonders if she left a mark onhim:
I was born during a hurricane. Water had rushed down the halls of the hospital, and nurses had screamed. At 13 I took this to be a cosmic warning to the world of my arrival — or perhaps a warning to me of the hostile nature of the universe. I’m not sure if I told Woody this in any of the many letters I sent. (“Two letters from you in one day!” he once cheerfully exclaimed.) But the young writing student Rain (Juliette Lewis) in Woody’s film Husbands and Wives was born during a hurricane too.
Watching Woody’s movies I sometimes experience a little jolt of recognition that makes me wonder if I could possibly have had some lasting effect on him, as he so affectedme.
The two met once at Allen’s Manhattan penthouse; Sales brought “two oldercompanions”:
I couldn’t say a word, and my companions filled in the silence with aimless chatter while Woody, wearing his very same clothes from Annie Hall, sat Indian-style in an armchair, nodding politely and trying to catch my eye.
Often discounted in the recent hysteria surrounding adult/child relations are the very real romantic fancies entertained by developing girls. Perhaps sometimes girls make too much of them; I think Woody saw that in me the day wemet.
Our visit was brief, and when it was time to go I looked into his eyes. “Goodbye,” they saidsadly.
The New Yorker television critic Emily Nussbaum also dug up a child-molestation joke, uncomfortably similar to the details alleged by Dylan Farrow, from the Allen play Honeymoon Hotel, in which an older man runs off with his son’sbride:
According to a recent review, “the comedy is so clever that only in the final moments one realizes what a muddled character the philandering husband really is. Could Allen have borrowed the idea from his own reality?” Esquire has also collected the “newly chilling themes that you can see throughout hismovies.”
None of which, of course, is evidence. But Allen’s art, as well as his public persona and pen-pal relationships, are being closely examined with new eyes, as they were when the pre-Internet allegations were first made public. “It’s as if, like the picture of Dorian Grey, Allen’s films served as his conscience, leaving him free to misbehave in three dimensions,” wrote Phoebe Hoban in New York almost 22 years ago. “All those elbow-nudging jokes about child molestation (the subject pops up in at least four of his films) and the permutations of sex with 16-year-old twins don’t seem quite so funnyanymore.”
And Woody Allen is good friends with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, it’s disgusting seeing female actresses either being friends and or giving support to the likes of Woody Allen & Roman Polanski.
Woody Allen spotted with millionaire convicted child sex-offender Jeffrey Epstein on Upper East Side stroll
The former hedgefunder was ‘hugging (Allen) and taking close to his ear’ in Manhattan on Sunday, a source told The New York Post
The pair were accompanied by the eccentric film director’s effective step daughter-turned-much younger wife, Soon-Yi, 42
Epstein served 13 months of an 18 month sentence five years ago for soliciting a 14-year-old for prostitution
Roman Polanski will not face criminal charges for allegations of 1975 molesting
Prosecutors will not bring criminal charges against director because they say allegations that woman was molested during a photo shoot are too old
Los Angeles prosecutors will not bring criminal charges against Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski after a woman said he molested her in 1975 – when she was 10 years old – because the allegations are too old.
A district attorney’s office memo obtained by the Associated Press on Monday says prosecutors were declining to bring charges in the case because the statute of limitations had expired.
The 84-year-old Polanski has been a fugitive since fleeing to France in 1978 while awaiting sentencing for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old.
The latest allegations were reported to police in October. The woman said she was molested during a photo shoot in 1975 after Polanski had her pose nude.
Bernadine is a former leader of the Weather Underground. The same Weather Underground of BarackObama’s roomie, Bill Ayers
…going through the papers of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, which Ayers and Obama were involved in. He says that the Ayers/Obama relation runs more deeply than previously reported. The documents in the CAC archives make clear that Ayers and Obama were partners at the CAC, he writes in The Wall Street Journal.
Barack Obama’s first run for the Illinois state Senate was launched at a famous fundraiser and kickoff for the campaign at a 1995 gathering at the house of Bill Ayers and his wife, Bernadine Dohrn, says Kurtz
Roman Polanski – Tate/LaBianca Murders/Child Porn Sanders = Ed Sanders The Ultimate Evil By Maury Terry, p596
Tom Jones on Manson family death list The Canberra Times 15-10-70
Having been a gossip columnist, as well as an investigative reporter, I had often asked Charles to name some of his Hollywood friends. He promised to if he were denied parole. (He didn’t want any publicity that may have interferred with his possibilty of getting a parole.) Well, he was denied a parole within a few weeks and I received a ten page letter from him. It contained names, places, and alleged sexual activity among his friends and acquaintances in the film industry. The letter hadn’t been mailed from Vacaville, but was post marked from Sacramento. The return address was Vacaville, but it wasn’t Charles’s name on the return address. It had another inmate’s name. So, the letter was either mailed by prison personnel, perhaps a guard who sometimes do favors such as this for an inmate, or any other prison personnel. Whatever the method of mailing, that was used, legal or illegal, I did receive the letter and a few more afterward.
Charles was later permitted to make his first phone call from prison, and it was to me. I taped the call. And Charles, with a guard by his side, listening to every word, didn’t want to be known as a “snitch”, naming people in his letter. And he tried to disclaim the letter and said it had been intended for someone else. In my last letter to him, I had sent him an article written by Roderick Mann, a Los Angeles columnist, who had written about Roman Polanski, (Sharon Tate’s husband), and that he was going to write a tell all about the Manson family in his upcoming autobiography. I had also mentioned I was getting fat. Charles responded to this letter and refers to me as BD. So, even if he had second thoughts about mailing me this letter and denied he had, the facts of the letter speak for itself.
There were follow-ups to the letter, from Tina Sinatra, as well as a threat from Ole Blue Eyes himself.
CHARLES MANSON WRITES FROM PRISON
I need to explain a few things about Charles’ letter. First of all, as will be shown by his words, he has only a third grade education. His spelling is very bad and it is hard for him to express himself on paper. He is in prison in solitary confinement. It’s a prison rule that inmates cannot have a ball point pen in their possession. They are considered as potential weapons. Charles has to write his letters using a pencil, or several pencils. There are no pencil sharpeners in their cell. When a pencil wears down they have to be sharpeneed by scratching it on the cement floor of their cell. That’s why some of his writing is thin line, and other times the letters are thicker. He is writing under these handicaps. And another fact is that he is on tranquilizers. Inmates with any type of nervous condition, especially at Vacaville Medical Facility where he was, inmates are given Nembutal, Valium, and other sedatives and medications. His letters are written under these circumstances, things we cannot comprehend, living in a free society. I’ve corrected some of his spelling, while still using many of his mis-spelled words that are easily decipherable. I sent him a copy of the story on him and he replied as follows:
Yes, I like your letters when I have time & I’ve time. I don’t write like you write and you don’t need to run none of that bullshit on me. Don’t talk (write) around the corner on me. Straight-away, just the truth, no more..less-I don’t understand you trying to run fear or B.S. at me. Yes, I know what you mean-my words were when I was out-my souls still in prison. Peace of mind (he has three drawings here). All Polanski can say, is what the D.A. said or what he read somewhere. It would take 44 years for me to explain my 31 years in hallways-cages-it’s home. No one can know what I mean. They would need for them to be me. All he will do is judge himself in me & see reflections of his own fears. I seen Sharon (Sharon Tate) and she never impresed me as being anything but $. He bought her mind to get her body.
Man don’t get fat on me. NO B.S. don’t get fat. Lookit, I can’t put myself out front. You can get your paper back & don’t need to say I said nothing. (I told him I needed a story to get the paper back in print after it had been closed down for a few months). I never sued no one else. The D.A. & all got away with saying anything. Marcus, (another inmate who knew Charles had written to me), can tell you things he may have thought he heard, I didn’t say Elvis was Bi or not.
Loook it. If I sleep with all the girls you sleep with & we go to bed with 3 or 4 girls at a time & I check you out & the way and things you do & you check out my strokes & pick up on some of the motions don’t mean I’m BI or your Bi. If I’m in the same dream but I got a good heart, I can hold that heart in bed. Elvis couldn’t fuck over me but I could-over any little fat girl in his dream bed because I earned them when I lived at Tom Mix’s old beach house on Sunset out by the beach. We had a pool of naked beauties and strobe lights in the living room & sex in 5 bedrooms & all closets had secret doors that go from bedroom to bedroom plus the guest house, big beds & pool shacks-bedrooms, little ones and mattresses in the living room, a tree house, sex all over the grounds, in the rose garden, under the trees everywhere.
B.D, I’m, forgeful, who’s Mark? (As I mentioned he is an inmate who wrote me stating he had wanted to write a book on Manson and wanted me to help him. He claims he had made notes talking to Charles when they were together in Vacaville). I’m one of the dumb people-aware but not smart in human ways. I think more like an animal. Yes, I read the story B.D. Im not easily impressed one way or the other. I don’t like people enough to care what they think. Not you because you suffered my suffering & been through a lot to see and understand me. I know what you do is & will be good because I know when you are alone & in a cell and see the good of you when no one else is looking.
Neil Diamond used to come over, Mike Love of the Beachboys, Doris Day’s son, Angela Lansbury’s daughter, DeeDee, Nancy Sinatra’s daughter used to be at the beach pad. Dennis Wilson of (the Beach Boys) & I lived with 15 or 20 of the best. We kicked Jane Fonda out of that dream because her jewish boyfriend wanted to bring a black guy to play ping-pong with her & I said I don’t play mixing blood for phony christians that work for their money selling children. She had a big dog and a crummy camera & I said no no, I do what I do for love, not money.
They had a key to Red Skelton’s beach pad. I had been there before, so I went and fixed the window so I could look in and they found my peek place. I just wanted to see what they did with the dog & guy they picked up over at UCLA, I don’t think she was playing stop the war. She was (I think) making some kind of video tapes like Peter Sellers & Yul Brynner (bald headed guy) were making. Dennis gave me a $5,000 video tape, TV thing for tapes that fit only an elite bunch (porno ring) that was world wide. (Dakota: This was way before VCRs, so it was a special tape machine).
I heard Polanski got money from dog and children movies to make movies with. I was offered record contracts, movie parts, etc, when I got out (prison.) I went to Universal Studios-saw a producer named Stromberg, a phony guy. He wanted me to cut a record with a South African black, Hugh Maskella & big black trumpet & drummer for a movie. He told me Jews control & I’d never get any music over, unless I did it his way. He was making a movie, he said, about the second coming of J.C. & he was to be a black & police were to off him and the system would get the blame & they would control the movie minds and take power. I said no. They did it anyway. Jackson was killed in San Quentin & Abby Hoffman and Jerry Rubin got big power controls. I was a dumb ass.
I went to Cary Grant’s parking lot & this homosexual came and told me to move my car. I knew Grant was in England so I told him & I’ve had a little experience with homosexuals. So I took him back to Cary Grant’s office, that had an apartment (bar) & such. I don’t want to say all of the things that happened at Universal Lot because I liked that gay guy & don’t want him to lose his job.
That ass Peter Falk & guy that played James West, in WILD WILD WEST, propositioned me. James West also came to the car. I don’t fuck with closet queens. There is more but I can’t spell. Like one night a girl took me to Elvis’ pad…with big iron gates & she was begging to suck on my ice cream. Elvis’s wife came home that night and when Dennis Wilson came around he had so many broads. Elvis got afraid, cause that little girl had his heart. I could have eaten it there in front of them but was playing a front & I was having sex in the back. I could have fucked him. He had a car I wanted but Terry Melcher gave one of my buddies a new XKZ Jaguar, for me because he didn’t want anyone to know about me & his mom, (note: Doris Day was Melcher’s mom) & when D Wilson gave me the Ferrari my other buddy wrecked it & we went off to shoot a game of pool & someone ripped it off.
And Dennis is (a wonderful person no bullshit) he got mad at me. He had a phony French bitch running after him only because she was a star fucker & was fucking Jimi Hendrix. When she asked me to fuck her I rammed it up her ass & wiped it in her face & throwed her out of the pad because all she wanted was money money money and producer Stromberg destroyed my music. When I seen the conspiracy to do in Jackson, I ran and put a “1” up over that bed of fools and clowns.
B.D. I do more on a weekend than most do all of their lives. I’m not into sex porno or selling distorted sex. All sex I do is human, clean and natural. No make-up. No ego fuck but the God fuck. Everyone I fucked wanted to pray to God. I can’t say that to toot a horn that everyone will hate me for. Sex paranoia is a heavy trip but what I do is open without guilt or hang-ups. It’s not human. I can put a woman on like a robe. That’s the only stick I had with people I was with. If the women did right I would favor them with attention. Most men get mad at me because even if theirs is bigger and stronger, my stiff stays up until I tell it to go down & the motions I reflect is from movies as a kid-YMCAs, Hollywood Boulevard, Wilshire, Beverly Hills, Malibu, off the top of that…to reach 200 or more people in the bed that went through all the stars, Elvis and a bit more.
Elvis had a reputation like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin had in the 50’s, when I had sex on Orchid Avenue, Orange street, and the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel across from the Chinese Theatre.
B.D.-other don’t have the mind to do what I can. All the hang ups related to sex–I don’t have & few are free to be in a bed like mine. I can build the passions in 30 people & fuck it all to death & past that. I can put my motion in them and watch them dance, put my song into them & listen to them sing, put myself into them, like looking through their sexual passions like holes in blankets.
Anyway the guy I shot in Hollywood with a 33 that Tex used later..there was white girl in bed begging me not to let him kill her over money. I told him I don’t give a fuck for money & he yelled & I shot him and his Mexican dope dealers froze in fear & I took the shirt from the guy, so I was on top of the money bed & sex bed. Luckily, I didn’t kill him. I missed his heart because I use dick and don’t know much about guns.
Oh yeh, I feel the women with me has witnessed and been with me all the way. They, as a whole, have not let me down & did what a woman can. They’ve been under it also. Red and Blue have stood against a lot of women-for what they can see Green and Red have been right. When someone is right with me, I must be right right back. Red put her life up trying to get me out & a trip. Most people in the know, use fear over women. I didn’t do that. I tried to show them their fears & how to keep love over fear. Gotta end this I’ll call if and when I can.
Send some pictures (Unsigned).
He mentions Jane Fonda and her boyfriend picking up a UCLA person for sex. In her book she tells about having gotten into three ways. So, perhaps Charlie is telling the truth and nothing but…?
California artist claims convicted child rapist Roman Polanski photographed her at age 10 ‘naked draped in a fur coat’ then MOLESTED her on a beach
21 Oct 2017
She is the fifth woman to come forward with sexual molestation claims, which include the first incident from the 1970’s – when Polanski pled guilty to statutory rape of 13-year-old Samantha Geimer.
‘Polanski was charged with five crimes – including rape by use of drugs – but took a plea deal in which he pleaded guilty to ‘unlawful sexual intercourse’ in return for prosecutors dropping the five charges,’ according to the newspaper.
Three other woman have since come forward – one in 2010 and two as of recently in 2017, alleging sexual abuse incidents at the time they were minors.
In Sharon Tate: A Life, author Ed Sanders writes that the Valley of the Dolls star’s husband was a dominating force in her life, urging her to fulfill his sexual fantasies by taking drugs and participating in affairs, orgies and home sex videos that he would later play for his friends at parties. The homemade sex tapes included “sadomasochistic-porno movies” that featured “quite a few recognizable Hollywood faces,” the author writes.
“Sharon told me about Roman – about imposed sexual scenes on her,” her friend, photographer Shahrokh Hatami, tells the author. “He was bringing other girls to have threesomes with Sharon, and Sharon didn’t like it that he was picking up girls on the Sunset and bringing them home to have sex with them.”
Polanski was nine years her senior.
The director allegedly refused to sleep with Tate after she became pregnant with his baby in 1968, and urged her to get an abortion. When she protested, he left the U.S. for London and had an affair with Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas, Sanders writes.
The summer after she became pregnant, Polanski “treated her like she was a piece of excess baggage,” writes Sanders. “He was even pointedly cruel to her in front of others at times, calling her ‘a dumb hag’ and criticizing her whenever she expressed an opinion.”
The couple’s baby would never be born. Tate was just two weeks from giving birth when she and four others were savagely killed by members of the Manson Family at her and Polanski’s L.A. home in August 1969.
Michael Mansfield, QC who on Radio 4’s morning programme today argued that Polanski should be treated “compassionately” and because his crime wasn’t as bad as genocide in Guinea and Darfur it shouldn’t be prosecuted.
A Strange Hub: What Were UFOs, The Process Church, Roman Polanski, David Litvinoff, the Krays, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Savile, & Whitley Strieber Up To in 1968 London?
Savile was interviewed for a 1969 issue of The Process magazine, the “Sex” issue. The piece was called “The Natural Life of Jimmy Savile.”) This places Savile in the same circle as the Krays, the Cammells, the Claptons, and The Process
Roman Polanski ‘should not receive special treatment in child sex case’, judge hears
20 March, 2017
Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski should return to the US to be sentenced for child sexual abuse and not receive special treatment as a “wealthy celebrity”, prosecutors have said.
A judge in Los Angeles is considering whether the long-running case involving the French-Polish film-maker – who has spent nearly 40 years on the run – should be drawn to a close.
Polanski, now 83, pleaded guilty to having unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl at actor Jack Nicholson’s house but fled the US on the eve of sentencing in 1978.
Lawyers for the director say he is willing to return to America from France if he is assured he will not serve more jail time.
But prosecutor Michele Hanisee told a court hearing on Monday that Polanski was asking for “special treatment” and for the court to “completely abandon legal principles”.
“The People simply do not believe it is in the best interests of justice to give a wealthy celebrity – and that’s what Mr Polanski is – different treatment than any other fugitive from justice,” she said.
“If Mr Polanski returns, the People are confident he will get a fair hearing here in this court.”
Polanski’s lawyer Harland Braun said his client’s crime was “indefensible” but he fled at the time because he was “lied to” by the court about the sentence he would receive.
“This is a very unique case,” Mr Braun said.
“He is an 83-year-old man with a 40-year-old case that he wants to wrap up.”
Mr Braun told the court that the sentence at the time of Polanski’s offence was a maximum of two years in prison with 50% credit – meaning he would have spent 12 months in custody “at most”.
Polanski had already served 10-and-a-half months in custody in the US and Switzerland, he added.
Polanski fled the US after spending 42 days in an American jail when he feared a now-deceased judge would extend his sentence.
“He knows what he was promised,” Mr Braun said.
“We know he has served eight times what he was promised.”
The lawyer told the court the victim in the case said she wants “this thing over with”. He also called for a warrant issued for Polanski’s arrest to be dropped.
After hearing arguments from both lawyers, Judge Scott Gordon said he would issue a written ruling at a later date.
Roman Polanski hit with fresh allegations of child rape
Oct 4, 2017
He’s now accused of raping a 15-year-old back in 1972
Yet more claims of sexual assault have been levelled against acclaimed film director Roman Polanski, as new allegations of child rape have emerged.
The Oscar-winning director pleaded guilty to statutory rape in 1978 when 13-year-old Samantha Geimer accused him of drugging her and sexually assaulting her at a party – before another woman came forward in August, accusing him of ‘sexually victimising’ her when she was 16 in 1973.
Now Swiss Police have confirmed that they are investigating new accusations of historic child rape. As The Daily Mail reports, 61-year-old German actress Renate Langer claims that he attacked her in his home in Gstaad when she was a 15-year-old schoolgirl in February 1972.
In 1986 an interesting case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court involving a self-confessed satanist and his attempt to defraud thousands of pounds from clergy. In the case of Derry Mainwaring Knight, he had the most intriguing connections and what transpired in court was a fascinating case involving deception, blackmail, prostitution, child sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, Church of England, Roman Catholic Church, Freemasonry, MPs, aristocracy, showbusiness and, of course, money.
I’m not going to offer any opinion on the case but I think it is particularly interesting to look at the way the detective in charge of the investigation behaves towards witnesses. (See article: Satan Man’s a Rapist – 22 March 1986).
(Most of the articles are from The Times, unless otherwise stated).
Those mentioned during the trial included:
Alison Baker: Wife of Rev Baker
Rev John Baker: St Mary’s Church, Knight lodged with him
Rt Rev Peter Ball: Bishop of Lewes, convicted paedophile
Rev Michael Barling: Christian training centre lecturer
George Booth: Congregational Minister, Leigh-on-Sea
Lord Brentford: Donor
Lady Brentford: Donor
Clive Bygrave: Disc Jockey – cruise liners Canberra and Sea Princess, East Grinstead
Doctor Caspar: ‘Chief of Satanists’
Michael Corkery, QC: Prosecution
Irene Cranham: Cleaner for Angela Murdoch
Judge Neil Denison: Trial judge
Ethel: Grandmother of Derry Mainwaring Knight
Det Chief Insp Terence Fallon: Former head of Sussex Police, Papua New Guinea police
Alan ‘Fluff’ Freeman: Disc Jockey
Rt Rev Mark Green: Retired Bishop of Aston
David Hamilton: Disc Jockey
Lord Hampden: Donor
Lorraine Haynes: Prostitute, Shoeburyness, Essex
Lord & Lady Ingleby: Refused donation
Laurence Kayne: Managing Director, Laurence Kayne of Berkeley Square Ltd
On a balmy, late summer afternoon it seems like a strange place to do business with the Devil.
Middle-aged ramblers huddle around an ice-cream van, picknickers snooze on the close-cropped grass and children cluster around pot-bellied ponies for the obligatory holiday snaps.
Yet when night falls here on Dartmoor, that last great wilderness of southern England, some visitors clearly have a sinister purpose.
In recent weeks a series of satanic ceremonies have taken place on the vast 69,000-acre Dartmoor estate owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, the royal Trust which pays Prince Charles his £14 million annual income.
Sheep have been sadistically slaughtered; necks broken; eyes, tongues and sex organs often gouged or cut out. It is possible some were still alive as the mutilations took place.
Police have reports of a crude stone altar, possibly bloodstained, next to a wooden stake and a roughly-built den has been found near the scene of an attack.
On one occasion sheep carcasses were laid in the shape of a seven-pointed star, a symbol closely linked to the notorious Victorian occultist Aleister Crowley, once described as ‘the wickedest man in the world’.
More recently the animals have been left in lines, their heads grotesquely twisted as though looking back through nearby gates or field entrances.
Most bizarrely of all, these sacrificial rituals appear to be triggered by phases of the moon.
Duchy officials are aware of the livestock attacks but insist there is no evidence that the organisation is itself being targeted – even though Prince Charles is the future head of the Church of England.
A spokeswoman said: ‘Our land agent at Princetown is aware of these incidents.
‘We own land in the area which has common grazing rights. But we don’t think our own tenants have lost sheep.
‘We don’t feel this is something on which we want to comment but we would urge anyone with information to contact the police.’
However hill farmers on Dartmoor say the Prince takes a keen interest in their affairs. ‘He’ll have been informed of this, that’s certain.‘ said one.
Almost all the rituals have occurred three miles west of Princetown between Sampford Spiney, Merrivale, and the picturesque market town of Tavistock, Devon.
The area includes one of Dartmoor’s most important Bronze Age sites – the Merrivale stone circle and ritual complex – which local folklore describes as the ‘Gateway of the Dead’.
Other legends mention a sadistic witch called Vixiana who lived on Vixen Tor – one of Dartmoor’s best known granite outcrops. She is said to have conjured up dense fogs to lure travellers off the old trans-moor path between Tavistock and Princetown and into a deep bog.
Once trapped she would disperse the fog, allowing a good view of her hapless victims’ death struggles as they were inexorably sucked into the stinking depths.
In Britain’s increasingly urban society the idea of devil-worshippers dancing around Prince Charles’ Dartmoor manor at night seems risible – even if the sheep killings themselves are unsettling.
Yet we live in an age bombarded by the doctrine of new cults and religions, where mysticism is embraced by the vulnerable and where the Royal Navy is happy to set aside special on-board worshipping arrangements for serving Satanists.
The truth is that, as a nation, we remain fascinated by long-forgotten ancient customs – practices which once defined rural communities.
Nowhere is this better illustrated than in the hugely celebrated 1970s cult film The Wicker Man – the remake of which opens in London next week (Sept 1st).
The original screenplay tells the story of a policeman (Edward Woodward) who travels to a remote Scottish island to investigate a child’s disappearance. To his horror he discovers he has been lured to face his own, terrible, sacrificial death.
Inevitably, the Dartmoor sheep killings have attracted competing conspiracy theories. One farmer told me that special forces troops involved in night exercises were to blame. Another has heard rumours of similar livestock attacks, attributed to aliens, in the US.
While this is all good stuff for the coach party guides and bar-room gossips it cuts little ice with the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary. Officers insist they are keeping an open mind and have ruled nothing out.
However they cannot ignore the link between discovery of maimed sheep carcasses and phases of the moon, particularly full and new moons. Neither is this lost on those living in remote parts of the moor.
One farmer, who has had 12 sheep killed in four separate attacks, said: ‘We’re getting very scared. There’s no question about it.
‘If these people can kill and mutilate sheep what might they do to us. We’re pretty isolated and you do wonder who is out on the moor at night.’
The farmer, who would not be identified for fear of reprisals, added: ‘We’ve done our research and we suspect this is an occult group.
‘Apart from the appalling nature of the killings there are other pointers, such as co-ordination with full and new moons
‘We believe this is a cult linked to the Roman god Janus, the god of gateways. Dead sheep are often left in front of a gate – their heads twisted back as though looking through it.’
He said one carcass inspected by a vet suggested that the animal was still alive as one of its eyes was removed, although a post mortem examination was inconclusive.
In early Roman mythology Janus is portrayed with two faces, representing sun and moon, looking in opposite directions. He was worshipped as a god of gates, doorways, beginnings and endings and also symbolised change or transitions.
One of his main temples, in Rome, had double doors known as ‘The Gates of War’ at its main entrance. According to the historian Plutarch they were kept open in times of war and closed when the Empire was at piece. Plutarch dryly observed that they were rarely closed.
Most of the Dartmoor rituals have occurred within walking distance of the Pork Hill car park, a five minute drive from Princetown.
The area is some 12 miles from Dartmoor’s ‘celebrity corner’ around Chagford, where stars such as Noel Edmonds, Ade Edmondson, Jennifer Saunders, Lenny Henry, Dawn French and Peter de Savary own country homes.
Police say the first occult-style killings occurred on January 2nd last year when seven sheep, including two owned by farmer Chris Cole, were strangled and arranged in the shape of a seven-pointed star. The first new moon of the year occurred a week later.
On October 17th 2005, the night of a full moon, a further six were slaughtered and their eyeballs removed.
Vets later confirmed that the mutilation was not the work of birds.
Over the last two months there have been three separate attacks all close to the Pork Hill car park.
These occurred on or around July 25th, a new moon, when three sheep were killed; July 11th, a full moon, two killed and June 25th, a new moon, when a further three were killed.
RSPCA inspectors are also investigating reports that a sheep found dead two weeks ago (Aug 13th) eight miles south on Borringdon Hill had what seemed to be a half-moon symbol carved into its flesh.
Mr Cole, 49, who owns land at Sampford Spiney, said: ‘We don’t know who is behind this and where it might lead. It’s really unnerving.
‘I’ve lost two sheep but what really baffles me is how they were caught. They are nervous animals, easily spooked.
‘You can’t just run around and grab them. Even if you somehow caught one – and it would take several experienced livestock handlers – the rest would be out of sight.
‘People talk of nets or tranquiliser darts being used but we really have no idea.’
Princetown neighbourhood beat officer PC David Pickles said the attacks were being treated as ‘criminal damage with a ritual motive.’
He has received reports of a makeshift altar and what appeared to be a hand-built den near the scene of one attack. Frustratingly, it was broken up by a farmer before he could see it.
‘We always keep an open mind but there does seem to be a ritualistic element to all this’ he said.
‘We have no knowledge of any cults operating in this area, nor any idea who is responsible. But someone, somewhere knows what’s going on.
‘The attacks have all taken place close to the Pork Hill car park and whoever is responsible may be using that as a base. If anyone has sen lights or suspicious activity there at night I would like to speak to them.
‘One farmer found a rough shelter with what appeared to be a kind of altar – three stones laid in a Fleur-de-Lys pattern – and a wooden stake nearby. There were possibly blood stains on one stone.
A spokeswoman for the RSPCA said; ‘It has been suggested to us that these cruel attacks on animals are linked to the Occult. Whatever the motive it is totally unacceptable.
‘This is not our area of expertise but it must be quite a spectacle, well organised and involving at least two people.
‘We desperately need information on those responsible.’
The Pagan Federation has moved quickly to distance itself from the incidents. ‘No normal pagan is going to be involved with the ritual killing of animals,’ said a spokesman.
‘There may be people who belong to extreme groups who worship the devil and they may engage in these activities. But it has nothing to do with paganism.’
Peter Young, landlord of the Dartmoor Inn at Merrivale, said he occasionally catered for pagan weddings performed at the nearby stone circle.
‘The slaughter of these sheep is something altogether different and rather sinister.’ he said. ‘People are nervous.’
The Ven. Mike Edson, spokesman on the Occult for the Church of England’s Exeter Diocese, said he had heard ‘anecdotal rumours’ of black magic activity on Dartmoor.
‘The Church has no information on a Janus cult,’ he said. ‘All I know is that Janus is the God of the Gate.
‘This is a nasty business and the people responsible clearly need spiritual, if not mental, help.’
As dusk falls on Dartmoor tonight, few will argue with that.
Peter Ball abuse inquiry requests statement from Prince Charles
Wed 06 Jun 2018
By Press Association
The Prince of Wales has been asked to give a witness statement to a public inquiry about a paedophile bishop who was jailed after abusing young men.
Peter Ball was sentenced to 32 months in 2015 for a string of offences between the 1970s and 1990s, and the handling of allegations against him is now being examined by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA).
At a hearing on Wednesday, counsel to the inquiry Fiona Scolding QC said that statements had been requested from the prince and his principal private secretary.
According to a transcript posted on the inquiry website, she said: “We have also requested a witness statement from both His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and his principal private secretary.
“The Prince’s solicitors have indicated their client’s willingness to assist us and have raised a number of important issues for us to consider.
“This has led to lengthy and complex discussions and we are currently considering the latest points they have raised. We hope to be able to provide an update to core participants on this in the next couple of weeks.”
Charles had exchanged a series of letters with Ball, the former Bishop of Gloucester, whose diocese covers Highgrove, the prince’s country home.
A spokesman for the prince told the Daily Mail last year that the correspondence contained nothing of relevance to the clergyman’s offending.
Lawyer Richard Scorer from Slater and Gordon, who is representing complainants at the IICSA, said: “It is imperative that the inquiry leaves no stone unturned in its efforts to establish how Peter Ball was able to evade justice for two decades.
“If this means calling Prince Charles and other prominent establishment figures as witnesses then the inquiry should do so without fear or favour.”
Savile was once summoned by West Yorkshire Police to provide a cast of his teeth by the Ripper Squad. Bite marks had been found on a number of the Ripper’s victims, and the third woman to die, Irene Richardson, was dumped near a flat Savile had just moved into.
A number of members of the public had anonymously pointed to Savile as the serial killer. A friend of the doctor who took the cast of Savile’s teeth maintains the DJ was a suspect because he was known to use prositutes in the Ripper’s hunting grounds in Leeds.
Savile later went on to befriend Peter Sutcliffe after he had been convicted of murdering 13 women and was confined to the high-security state psychiatric hospital Broadmoor.
Jimmy Savile satanic abuse claims as unlikely as ‘alien abduction’, says leading barrister
Barrister Barbara Hewson who previously criticised the ‘witch-hunt’ of ageing celebrities accused of sexual abuse has likened allegations of ritual satanic abuse by Jimmy Savile as being as unlikely as “alien abduction”.
… in 1970-71. As a researcher on Radio 1’s Speakeasy, I soon learned that the show’s presenter,Savile, functioned in London out of a Winnebago parked between Broadcasting House reception and All Soul’s, Langham Place, into which a stream of very young women flowed.
This went on in a semi-public way, under the eyes of BBC management. What’s more, Speakeasy, a discussion show aimed at a young audience, was a co-production between light entertainment and religious broadcasting.
How could the head of religious broadcasting, Rev John Lang (who later became Dean of Lichfield), have allowed such behaviour to go on?
The list of supporters giving Polanski their impassioned support read like a Who’s Who of the cream of the movie-making world. It included, among many others, Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, Harvey Weinstein, Pedro Almodóvar and Ethan Coen.
But rather than rallying mass public support for the beleaguered film-maker –director of such undoubted classics as Chinatown, Rosemary’s Baby and The Pianist – they have provoked an extraordinary backlash.
Woody Allen seen palling around Manhattan with billionaire convicted child abuser Jeffrey Epstein.
Woody Allen and Queen Elizabeth sharing a Masonic handshake
Prince Andrew allegedly spent time with girls, Woody Allen at home of convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein
PRINCE Andrew spent time with several young women and controversial film director Woody Allen while staying with paedophile friend Jeffrey Epstein in the US, it has been claimed.
PRINCE Andrew spent time with several young women and controversial film director Woody Allen while staying with paedophile friend Jeffrey Epstein in the United States, it has been claimed.
At least five girls were spotted going into Epstein’s New York mansion during Andrew’s 2010 visit, it has been claimed.
American Virginia Roberts, 31, has claimed she was forced to have sex three times with the Duke of York when she was 17, which in Florida is below the age of consent.
In explosive court papers she claimed she was recruited as a 15-year-old, turned into Epstein’s “sex slave”, and paid cash to sleep with his rich and famous friends.
It’s claimed Allen, 79, who caused outrage when he began a relationship with his young stepdaughter, Soon-Yi, in 1992, was one of the few male visitors to Epstein’s plush pad.
Neighbours say he arrived just before a Sunday lunch with Soon-Yi, 35 years his junior and now his wife, and the pair spent more than an hour inside.
Allen’s adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, has accused him of sexually abusing her as a child — a claim Allen denies.
Andrew, 54, stayed with the shamed Epstein, 61, for four days in December 2010, shortly after the billionaire financier had finished a jail sentence on child prostitution charges.
Epstein was convicted in 2008 of soliciting an under-age girl for prostitution and jailed for 18 months.
The comings and goings were said to have been witnessed by Andrew’s royal bodyguards. New York police were also on duty in the Manhattan street as the prince remained holed up in Epstein’s palatial seven-storey home.
At one point during Andrew’s visit, TV star and neighbour Bill Cosby — now the subject of multiple rape allegations — asked about the excessive security.
A local said Andrew’s visit caused quite a stir. “Andrew barely left the house but lots of people, including Woody Allen and several young women, were seen going in while he was there,” the local said.
Jeffrey Epstein & Bill Cosby are neighbors. In fact, the former Dr. Huxtable lives across the street from Jeffrey, whose lower Manhattan abode (aka Les Wexner Mansion) has heated sidewalks.
“Author” James Patterson is also a neighbor, living roughly a half mile or so from Epstein. He released a book on Epstein last year that he wrote with two others. One of the other authors was Vanity Fair editor John Connolly, who is a known government informant and suspected Scientology spy
Roman Polanski’s bid to get his sex assault case dismissed so he can return to the U.S. has been denied at Los Angeles Superior Court
August 18, 2017,
Polanski had been shooting photos of the girl at Jack Nicholson’s house when he gave her champagne and part of a sedative pill before raping her in March 1977, according to grand jury transcripts. Nicholson was not home at the time.
Polanski pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a minor in exchange for dropping drug, rape and sodomy charges.
Could there be a connection: So, Jack, why were there secret tunnels to the Playboy Mansion?
Documents show plans to connect the Playboy Mansion to a series of movie star homes, including Jack Nicholson’s, via secret tunnels
A blueprint was then found in the basement of the Mansion, detailing plans to dig tunnels to the homes of “Mr J Nicholson”, “Mr W Beatty”, “Mr K Douglas” and “Mr J Caan”.
The article says: “We’ll go ahead and assume they’re talking about Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Kirk Douglas and James Caan – all of whom lived near the Playboy Mansion during the late 1970s and early 1980s. There are no dates on the architectural schematics, but the dates on the Polaroids were from 1977.”
Polanski’s support group includes several personalities blamed of the Coral network,…
whose collection of paedopornography was for sale by the network of Zandvoort….These dossiers include the oldest European collections of real crimes photographs on children…
His friends and their common interests might lead the American justice to check if the victim of Polanski can be seen in the Zandvoort CDs
Has anyone more information on the coral scandal and the Zandvoort CDs??
It sounds pretty Dutch to me…was Polanski making child porn for members of PIE?
I know theres a lot of organised crime money in Hollywood…and many producers,directors,etc made their money in porn B4 going on to proper movies…
Will the Polanski case reopen the Coral and Zandvoort dossiers in the USA?
Claude Sigala and others
Anthony John Wixted@TrojanManifesto:
Its a pretty good article: (Scroll to the bottom for English translation)
L’affaire Polanski, rouvrira-t-elle les dossiers Coral et Zandvoort aux USA
Polanski a photographié la nudité d’une enfant de 13 ans, avant qu’il ne la drogue et la sodomise, ce qui présume qu’il avait une de ces “collections” qualifiées de pédopornographie. Son comité de soutien comprend plusieurs personnalités mises en cause dans le réseau Coral, dont la collection de pédopornographie était vendue par le réseau de Zandvoort. Ces dossiers comportent les plus anciennes collections européennes de photos de crimes réels sur les enfants. Polanski était en France au moment du scandale Coral. Ses amis et leurs intérêts communs de pourraient inciter la justice Américaine a vérifier si la victime de Polanski figure aux cédéroms de Zandvoort.
L’affaire Polanski est le cas unique d’un scandale diplomatique pour prévenir l’extradition d’un pédocriminel aux Etats-Unis, parce qu’il a choisi de jouer au chat et à la souri pendant 32 ans avec la police américaine. Roman Polanski a été le fugitif le plus célèbre du monde, glorifié par la communauté artistique, avec une Palme d’Or à Cannes, trois Oscars et sept César. Il a voulu récolter le prix du Festival du film de Zurich pour l’ensemble de son œuvre. Il a été piégé à l’aéroport, dans la mesure où l’opération a été si secrète, que les pédos protecteurs n’ont pas pu l’aviser du danger, comme les fois précédentes.
A l’origine, Polanski devait répondre de viol et de sodomie d’une enfant de moins de 14 ans, en lui administrant du Quaalude, un hypnotique alors utilisé illégalement comme drogue récréative. L’affaire était d’autant plus choquante qu’elle s’est passée chez Jack Nicholson en son absence, mais quand son amie, Angelica Huston était dans la maison. L’actrice avait déclaré qu’elle ne croyait pas que Polanski était un mauvais homme, mais qu’il était un homme malheureux.
Polanski a eut le choix d’admettre des “relations sexuelles illégales”, soit la version américaine du “détournement de mineur” européen, pour échapper à des charges beaucoup plus graves. C’était une faveur.
Polanski a été incarcéré 42 jours. A la veille du procès, le juge a dit aux avocats qu’il pensait le condamner à 48 jours de plus, donc 90 jours en tout. C’était une sentence sévère pour un détournant de mineur, mais insignifiante pour les faits réellement reprochés. Cela dépassait le prix que Polanski souhaitait payer pour son crime. Il a choisi la fuite. Le seul pays dont il ne risquait pas l’extradition était la France, qui lui avait attribué la nationalité française.
Polanski a vécu dans la gloire et la richesse. Sa victime a été persécutée par la presse, qui l’a présenté comme si elle avait consenti à se faire sodomiser à 13 ans. Polanski a réussi à la convaincre de retirer sa plainte. Elle ne veut plus en entendre parler. Elle est terrorisée par cette presse odieuse, qui la présente encore actuellement comme ayant été “séduite” par un homme, dont elle garde le souvenir d’un vieux dégoûtant.
La justice américaine répète depuis trente ans, qu’accorder l’impunité à un homme qui a drogué et violé une enfant de 13 ans serait une erreur judiciaire. La loi américaine, donc la volonté du peuple, reconnaît qu’un crime commis sur un de ses citoyens doit être traité comme s’il avait été commis sur tous ses citoyens. En sodomisant cette enfant, Polanski a sodomisé 300 millions d’américains.
Polanski photographed the nudity of a 13 year old child before he drugged and sodomized her, which supposes he had one these “collections” qualified of paedopornography. His support group includes several personalities blamed of the Coral network, whose collection of paedopornography was for sale by the network of Zandvoort. These dossiers include the oldest European collections of real crimes photographs on children. Polanski was in France at the time of the Coral scandal. His friends and their common interests might lead the American justice to check if the victim of Polanski can be seen in the Zandvoort CDs.
Polanski case is the unique case of a diplomatic scandal to prevent the extradition of a paedocriminal in the United States, because he chose to play cat and mouse for 32 years with the American police force. Roman Polanski has been the most famous fugitive of the world, glorified by the artistic community, with a Golden Palm of Cannes, three Oscars and seven César. He wanted to collect the price of the Festival of film of Zurich for his entire work. He was trapped at the airport, insofar as the operation was so secret, that the paedo protectorate was not able warn him of the danger, as the previous times.
At the origin, Polanski was to answer of rape and of sodomy of a child of less than 14 years, by giving her Quaalude, a hypnotic then used illegally as an entertaining drug. The case was far more shocking as had happened in the house of Jack Nicholson, in his absence, but when his girl-friend, Angelica Huston was at home. The actress had declared that she did not believe that Polanski was a bad man, but that he was an unhappy man.
Polanski had the choice to admit unlawful sex with a minor, thus the American version of the European “diversion of minor”, to avoid the charges far more serious. It was a favour.
Polanski was imprisoned 42 days. The eve before the prosecution, the judge said to the lawyers that he thought of an extra 48 days, thus 90 days all together. It was a severe sentence for diverting of minor, but unimportant for the real facts reproached. It exceeded the price which Polanski wished to pay for his crime. He chose to run away. The only country of which he did not risk extradition was France, which had allotted him French nationality.
Polanski lived in glory and riches. His victim was persecuted by the press, which presented her as if she had agreed to be sodomized when she was 13. Polanski convinced her to withdraw the complaint. She does not want to hear any more of him. She is terrorized by this odious press that still currently presents her as having been “seduced” by a man, of which she has the memory of a creepy old man.
American justice has repeated for thirty years, that granting impunity to a man who has drugged and raped a 13-years-old child would be a miscarriage of justice. The American law, therefore the will of the people, recognizes that a crime committed on one of its citizens must be treated as if it had been made on all its citizens. By sodomizing this child, Polanski sodomized 300 million American.
There is also in this concept, the respect of a victim, who can be threatened (as by the press) to withdraw a complaint, of which he or he does not have the capacity to judge peacefully. Should a photograph of of the victim of Polanski be in the Zandvoort collection, the judgement could no more belong to her, because it would also belongs to 88.539 other victims.
Switzerland was requested to apply its agreements of extradition with the USA. The arrest of Polanski was followed traditional hurricane of protests :
“The arrest of the scenario writer Roman Polanski in Switzerland is an “act (which) appears unimaginable and disproportioned”, according to Jack Lang, ex-minister of the French culture who hopes for “an active solidarity will organized during the next hours so that freedom is returned to this great European creator”.
This network of solidarity has already saved 340 personalities in the Coral case of paedophilia in 1982, of which Jack Lang and a French high-ranking magistrate identified on a photograph with an 11-year old boy, both underpants less.
This network of solidarity becomes active at each scandal which implies a paedo dandy, to explain that all the paedo dandies are victims of the violation of their fundamental rights, and that all those who expose them are liars who seek publicity. The last one who has escaped from Coral prosecution and who has profited from a second campaign of this sort is Robert Mégel, finally condemned to 12 years of prison, for crimes which French justice normally sentences to 20 years of prison.
The Werkgroep Morkhoven, NGO which exposes the Belgian and Dutch branches of this criminal organization since 1989, discovered the Zandvoort file in 1998, where the French branch appeared for the first time. Belgian justice spent 20 years to trap a founding members of this NGO: Marcel Vervloesem, to discredit the evidences that are accusing the paedo dandies.
He was condemned for rapes, in spite of the doctor’s certificates ensuring that he was physically unable to survive to what he was accused, well passed the reasonable delay, and on the basis of an incomplete file. The judgement specifies that it had: taken into account the “health condition” of Marcel, that is to say taken for account that he could not leave prison alive, and taken into account of his “social condition”. This confirms that the application of the law varies according to the people’s social condition.
Marcel Vervloesem underwent five major surgeries in prison, which were authorized only when it was expected that he could not survive more than three days, but he survived. Not knowing how to kill him, he was incarcerated with an opened femoral vein and maintained under conditions of hygiene to ensure him a gangrene, but he survived. He refused his insulin 44 days in the hope to put an end to his sufferings, but he survived. He is a living miracle, according to the doctors. But the ministry of justice still has hope to kill him to “extinguish the procedures”. He is maintained in prison, whereas he is releasable for good behaviour since September 5!
The grand experts of fundamental right do not answer the calls for assistance to relieve our “living miracle” from the sufferings similar to torture. On the other hand, they make an outcry for Polanski, in the purest tradition of inversion of role between their victims and their friends:
– “To see him thus thrown in grazes for a story which does not have really any sense and to see him thus taken in a trap, it is absolutely terrible”, said Frederic Mitterrand, Minister French for the culture.
– It is a little sinister, this story frankly”, said Bernard Kouchner, French Minister for foreign affairs. “A man of such a talent, recognized in the whole world, especially recognized in the country which has arrested him”, all that is not sympathetic”.
– “There is no rape”, said Costa-Gavras on Europe 1.
-“… defects of procedure were recognized,” said Alexandre Tylski, who speaks of “public and media humiliations.”
– “Even Kafka never went so far in absurdity”, said Terry Gilliam, the producer of “Brazil”.
England and the United States, whose by tradition does not measure the application of the law according to the social condition of people, were amazed.
To resume, the Polanski case could involve the reopening of the Coral and Zandvoort files before an American court, from where panic at the highest level.
Should American justice wish to save time, it would be well advised to request the authorisation of collecting the testimony of Marcel Vervloesem in prison, before Belgian justice manages to kill him, by depriving him of treatment to his cancer. No one knows this network better than him.
Third woman accuses Roman Polanski of sexually assaulting her when she was just 16 over 40 years ago
A third woman has come forward to accuse film director Roman Polanski of sexually victimizing her when she was a minor over 40 years ago
The woman, who identified herself as Robin, says that the alleged incident took place in 1973
Robin, 59, says she felt compelled to come forward after Polanski’s rape victim from another case pleaded on the director’s behalf
Samantha Geimer appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court in June to help make the case that Polanski has served his time for the 1977 crime
She asked the judge to close the case so she could move on with her life
It was her first court appearance on behalf of Polanski for the 40-year-old case
Geimer was raped by Polanksi when she was 13 years old after he plied her with drugs and booze before forcing himself on her at Jack Nicholson’s house
Polanski, now 83, fled L.A. the night before he was sentenced for raping Geimer
Polanski (seen above in a Santa Monica courthouse in 1977) attacked Geimer, whose surname at the time was Gailey, back in 1977 when she was just 13 years old. The rape occurred at Jack Nicholson’s Mulholland Drive home during a photo shoot
He makes no denial of it, accepting it was ‘morally and legally wrong’, according to his lawyer.
A third woman, Charlotte Lewis, who is also represented by Allred, accused Polanski earlier this year of sexually assaulting her when she was 16 years old before working with him on the 1986 film Pirates.
The actress, Lewis, is seen above with Polanski prior to the presentation of the film Pirates during the Cannes Film Festival in 1986
Meryl Streep gave Roman Polanski, who had been convicted of raping a 13 year old girl, a standing ovation at 2003 Oscars. Now she headlines new group #TIMESUP to combat sexual crimes against women. Kids in entertainment lack such a group protecting them from pedophiles. #ThemToo
How Harvey Weinstein came to the rescue of child abusers in Hollywood
In 2009, Weinstein circulated a petition calling for the release of Roman Polanski. The Academy Award-winning director at the time had been arrested in Switzerland and was facing extradition, two decades after he pled guilty in 1978 to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl, and then fled to Europe to avoid more jail time in the U.S.
In an op-ed that year in the Independent, Weinstein wrote that he was “emailing everybody I know” to keep Polanski out of jail, and argued the filmmaker was a “humanist” who had been made into a “scapegoat.”
“This is a miscarriage of justice,” he wrote.
Weinstein added that he’d lobby then-California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for help, a Hollywood actor who himself had been accused of groping multiple women on movie sets and studio offices without consent. (Schwarzenegger initially denied the allegations but later said he had a tendency to get “rowdy” and apologized to anyone he “offended.”)
In an interview not long after his Independent op-ed, Weinstein reiterated to the Los Angeles Times that he thought Polanski was misunderstood, as was the industry. “Hollywood has the best moral compass,” he said.
The petition was also signed by Woody Allen, a director who had been plagued by allegations of sexual misconduct. In 2003, Allen’s ex-wife Mia Farrow alleged that the filmmaker sexually abused his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow. Dylan also later asserted that Allen abused her.
It turns out that Weinstein helped out Allen at the time, too. In 1994, fresh off of Farrow’s allegation, Allen “was shunned by Hollywood’s movie community,” the LA Times wrote, but his career was rehabbed with the help of Weinstein.
(Ronan Farrow, Farrow and Allen’s 29-year-old son, was the reporter who broke some of the more serious allegations against Weinstein in the New Yorker this week. Farrow is estranged from Allen.)
The LA Times reported that Allen’s deal with the studio TriStar Pictures had been cut off prematurely, and his future looked uncertain. Then Weinstein’s company Miramax signed him. “Shunned by Hollywood means nothing to Miramax,” Weinstein told the paper. “We’re talking about a comic genius.”
The Allen film Miramax took on in ‘94, “Bullets over Broadway,” went on to receive seven Academy Award nominations and win one. The Weinstein Company, the production company that succeeded Miramax, distributed many more of Allen’s movies.
Miles W. Mathis Theories about Engineered Events in History
There’s a writer/researcher, Alan Weisbecker, who has basically argued on his blog that most of the alternative community personalities/leaders are really limited hangouts set on leading us astray and confusing us on our search for truth (more than we already are, apparently). He’s gone after James Corbett, Sofia Smallstorm, Joseph Farrell, etc., and lately he’s been on a Miles W. Mathis kick.
Weisbecker proposes that Miles Mathis is not really a single individual putting out prolific amounts of revisionist histories and revisionist physics, but rather a collection of psy-operators, probably affiliated with Tavistock, who throw us some truth but more disinfo in the various expose essays. Weisbecker argues that the Tate/Manson essay was largely true, but that the JFK revisionist essay and others are largely disinformation. Weisbecker also argues that Miles W. Mathis is not a guy born and bred in Texas — as Mathis claims on his bio — but is rather a Brit (or a group of Brits). Weisbecker suggests that Mathis gives this away with numerous language “tells” (e.g., Mathis doesn’t put a “the” in front of University or Hospital the way Americans would, Mathis also uses words like shi#e and “tenner” that are not really used by Americans, etc.)
Anyway, another rabbit hole to contemplate. Here’s the link.
Jimmy Savile: The London School of Economics/National Health/Tavistock Connection
Dec 22, 2015
This is among the most surprising, disturbing, and I think as-yet unmapped area of possible institutional corruption in the UK that has yet been uncovered. As with all subtly embedded webs of social engineering, it’s difficult if not impossible, to reduce it to a series of bullet points. What follows are are the main ones. For the full breakdown of the data, with citations, go here.
William Sargant (Tavistock and MKULTRA-affiliated) worked at St Thomas’ Hospital from 1948 to the end of his career as head of the department of psychological medicine. In 1962, Sargant’s assistant was David Owen, who had just qualified as a doctor. Two years earlier, Owen had joined the Vauxhall branch of the Labor Party and the Fabian Society. It was thanks to Owen that Jimmy Savile had free access to Broadmoor and all its patients “for a period in the 1980s when he was put in charge of a task force to run the secure hospital.” So did Savile have a specific role at Broadmoor and if so, what was it? Was the institution being used as a locale for the sexual and social research and experimentation which has fascinated the Fabians and others (including the psychiatrists involved with MKULTRA) since the turn of the century, and which the Tavistock Institute has been frequently linked to? Nor are we talking only about Broadmoor. In 2014, Kate Lampard traced Savile’s predations within the British National Health Service (NHS) to over forty hospitals. From The Guardian in 2015:
“Savile’s status and influence . . . . was enhanced by the endorsement and encouragement he received from politicians, senior civil servants and NHS managers. His access within NHS hospitals gave Savile the opportunity to commit sexual abuses on a grand scale for nearly 50 years.”
In 1926 (the year Jimmy Savile was born, as it happens) there was an appeal for funds to start training psychiatric social workers at the London School of Economics, as well as support for “Child Guidance.” (What exactly do economics have to do with psychiatry or child guidance, I wonder?) In 1929 the London School of Economics began to train Psychiatric Social Workers, as “an essential and fundamental part of [a] child guidance program.” This was funded by The Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation founded in 1918 by the widow of Stephen Vanderburgh Harkness, the silent partner of John D. Rockefeller, Sr., in Standard Oil. The April 1929 Journal of the American Medical Association refers to the establishment of the London Child Guidance Clinic (citing “Bowlby 1936” and “Tavistock 1967”) which held a conference on Mental Health (affiliated with the Tavistock Square Clinic) in Westminster. The Bowlby referred to is Edward John Mostyn Bowlby, a British psychologist, psychiatrist, and psychoanalyst, notable for his interest in child development and for his pioneering work in attachment theory, including work at the Child Guidance Clinic in Islington, London (where a massive pedophile ring which included Savile was discovered in the 1980s, operating through child care homes). By Bowlby’s own account, he had help getting established from some “academic economist” friends. John Bowlby joined the Tavistock Clinic in 1946 as Deputy Director and set up the Children’s Department to develop clinical services, training and research. The London Child Guidance Clinic eventually became the Child Guidance Training Centre and was housed in the Tavistock Centre from 1967. In 1985, it merged with the Tavistock Clinic’s Department for Children and Parents and became the Child and Family Department.
In 1986, as listed in the same Medical Timeline, Miss Eve Saville (MBE) is mentioned as “General Secretary, Institute for the Study and Treatment of Delinquency.” Miss Eve Saville was a Fabian. There is no indication she was related to Sir Jimmy, but then there is almost nothing about Eve Saville online, despite a Memorial Lecture being named after her. She was the author of an obscure tract called “A History of the I.S.T.D [Institute for the Study and Treatment of Delinquency]: A Study of Crime and Delinquency from 1931 to 1992.” She was also affiliated with Victor Neuburg, Crowley’s ill-fated homosexual partner and disciple, and fellow phallus-worshipper with Dion Byngham. Neuburg was one of the founding members of the ISTD, and “was present at the very first meeting [and] appeared as one of the original members of the Executive Committee and as Honorary Secretary at the beginning of 1931.” A list of thirty-nine Vice-Presidents for 1934 included Freud, Jung, Adler, and two leading Fabians: Havelock Ellis and H. G. Wells.
“These ‘educational missionaries’ spoke of schools as if they were monasteries. By limiting the idea of education to formal school instruction, the public gradually lost sight of what the real thing was. The questions these specialists disputed were as irrelevant to real people as the disputes of medieval divines; there was about their writing a condescension for public concerns, for them ‘the whole range of education had become an instrument of deliberate social purpose.’ (emphasis added).”
—John Taylor Gatto, Underground History of American Education
As a possibly last series of connections to map, I am returning to Robert Graves’ buddy William Sargant, who worked at St Thomas’ Hospital from 1948 to the end of his career as head of the department of psychological medicine. In 1962, Sargant found himself a new assistant in one David Owen, a neurology and psychiatric registrar who had only just qualified as a doctor. Two years earlier, Owen had joined the Vauxhall branch of the Labor Party and the Fabian Society. The reason this is relevant is that Owen was allegedly complicit in allowing Jimmy Savile access to the psychiatric hospital Broadmoor, where he (Savile) abused countless patients over a period between 1968 and 2004 (when Savile had use of a personal set of keys to the hospital). According to TheDaily Telegraph, Savile’s “involvement at Broadmoor was rubber-stamped in 1974 by Dr. David Owen, now Lord Owen, who was health minister.” Thanks to Owen, Savile “came to be in charge of Broadmoor for a period in the 1980s when he was put in charge of a task force to run the secure hospital.”
It’s generally been assumed that the reason Savile wanted (and was given) access to Broadmoor (besides visiting his pals Reggie Kray and Peter Sutcliffe) was to indulge his sadistic sexual proclivities by taking advantage of defenseless young girls (many of whom were simply runaways or troublemakers at school). No doubt this was part of it, but it may not have been the whole reason. It’s also possible, in the light of all the other evidence of similar “schooling” programs going on through the UK and the US and elsewhere for decades, that Savile had a specific role at Broadmoor, and that the institution was being used as a locale for the sorts of sexual and social research and experimentation which has fascinated the Fabians and others since at least the turn of the century. Maybe Broadmoor was, like Wedekind’s Sadian castle, a prison-school for “the bodily education of young girls”?
Nor are we talking only about Broadmoor. In 2014, Kate Lampard carried out an independent review of Savile’s predations within the British National Health Service (NHS), including over forty hospitals. Her report was quoted in The Guardian in 2015: “Savile’s status and influence . . . . was enhanced by the endorsement and encouragement he received from politicians, senior civil servants and NHS managers. His access within NHS hospitals gave Savile the opportunity to commit sexual abuses on a grand scale for nearly 50 years.” (emphasis added)
The article goes on to quote Liz Dux, a lawyer who represents 44 of Savile’s victims, calling the report a “crushing disappointment” because it held no one accountable.
“‘It beggars belief that a report which has revealed Savile was widely known as a sex pest at Stoke Mandeville can find no evidence of management responsibility,’ Dux said. ‘Ten victims had reported their assaults to nursing staff on the ward, including one complaint being made to management, yet still his deviant and sickening behaviour continued.’ She said the revelation in the report that three other doctors had committed serious sexual offences at the hospital in the past four decades suggested “something seriously amiss.’” (For the dozens of separate hospital reports of Savile’s fifty years of sexual abuse, go here.)
I have said that I wish to avoid unnecessary speculation with this work; but on this occasion I’m willing to go out on a limb, because without the horrifying context provided by Savile’s activities, the following information may seem random and bizarre. And maybe it is, but the only way to find out if the pieces fit is by placing them side by side.
“In 1926 [the year Jimmy Savile was born] An appeal to The Commonwealth Fund (New York) by Cyril Burt and Amy Strachey, (born Amy Simpson 1866) ‘Mrs. St Loe Strachey’ for funds to start training psychiatric social workers at the London School of Economics (see below) and support for Child Guidance.” (What exactly do economics have to do with psychiatry or child guidance?) Three years later, in 1929 (the year Westlake founded his Forest School): “With money from The Commonwealth Fund, a Diploma in Mental Health started at the London School of Economics to train Psychiatric Social Workers. The fund’s Director, Barry Smith, had written in 1928 that ‘the training of psychiatric social workers is an essential and fundamental part of [a] child guidance program.’”
Some corroboration from the US National Library of Medicine:
The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that is still around today. It was founded in 1918 by the widow of Stephen Vanderburgh Harkness. Harkness was the American entrepreneur and silent partner of John D. Rockefeller, Sr., in the founding of Standard Oil (and a director of Standard Oil until his death). Today, the Rockefeller Foundation houses all the archives for the Commonwealth fund. From their website: “As an independent, nonpartisan organization, the foundation has aimed to help develop common ground from which policymakers across the political spectrum can lead the nation toward a health care system that assures its residents have long, healthy, and productive lives.” (emphasis added)
Anna M. Harkness
Cyril Burt, mentioned above, was a member of the London School of Differential Psychology, and of the British Eugenics Society, so probably a Fabian. Amy Strachey, a.k.a. “Mrs. St Loe,” was the wife of John Strachey, a British journalist and father of the other John Strachey already mentioned in this work, the Labor politician who was at Oxford in 1922, when my grandfather arrived. Strachey joined the Labor Party the following year in 1923. From 1946 to 1950, he was the Minister of Food, which would have given him plenty of reason to have had dealings with Alec Horsley. While I have found no definite links to MI5 or MI6, his name certainly crops up a lot in related literature, and he is almost certainly one of the circle.
The Mental Health Timeline continues (for 1929) by mentioning a work called Our Baby—For Mothers and Nurses, eventually published in 1936 by John Wright/Simpkin Marshall, which “on page 126 lists Idiocy under Congenital Defects”:
“This is a term for mental weakness which dates from birth. It varies in degree from a mere feebleness of intellect, to a state in which the mind seems wholly absent. Should a child fail to answer to most of the tests of normal progress given on page 88, it must be considered backward, and the child should be taken to a doctor, as systematic training should be begun very early, considerable improvement being then almost always possible.”
This description clearly evokes what would become standard operating procedure with autistics in the coming decades. And do I need remind the reader of Russell’s plan for close surveillance, categorization and the use of “behaviourism” with children, from the moment of conception onward?
The Timeline then quotes a “Wood Report on Mental Deficiency published by the Board of Control” from the same year:
“the majority of the feeble-minded are to be found within a relatively small social group, a group which may be described as the subnormal or social problem group, representing approximately 10 per cent of the whole population. Most of the parents in this subnormal group are themselves of poor mental endowment, and would no doubt have been classed, when children, among the dull or retarded. Similarly the dull children of the present generation, who form a large majority amongst children in this subnormal group, are the potential parents of many feeble-minded in the next generation. Therefore, from the standpoint of the prevention of many social evils it is of the utmost importance that the problems of the education and social care of the borderline retarded child should be effectively tackled. . . . Let us assume that we could segregate as a separate community all the families in this country containing mental defectives of the primary amentia type. We should find that we had collected among them a most interesting social group. It would include, as everyone who has extensive practical experience of social service would readily admit, a much larger proportion of insane persons, epileptics, paupers, criminals (especially recidivists), unemployables, habitual slum dwellers, prostitutes, inebriates and other social inefficients than would a group of families not containing mental defectives. The overwhelming majority of the families thus collected will belong to that section of the community which we propose to term the ‘social problem’ or ‘subnormal’ group. This group comprises approximately the lowest 10 per cent in the social scale of most communities.” (Full report in several parts here.)
The Mental Health Timeline then refers to the April 1929 Journal of the American Medical Association about the establishment of the London Child Guidance Clinic (citing “Bowlby 1936” and “Tavistock 1967” and cites (in 1929) a “Conference on Mental Health convened by the Joint Committee of the National Council for Mental Hygiene and the Tavistock Square Clinic. Held in Westminster.”
The Bowlby referred to is Edward John Mostyn Bowlby, a British psychologist, psychiatrist, and psychoanalyst, notable for his interest in child development and for his pioneering work in attachment theory. (A Review of General Psychology survey published in 2002 ranked Bowlby as the 49th most cited psychologist of the 20th century.) Bowlby worked during World War II in Canonbury in the child psychiatry unit with maladapted and delinquent children, which led to an interest in the development of children, and to his work at the Child Guidance Clinic in Islington, London. By his own account, he had help getting established from some “academic economist” friends.
As for the Child Guidance Clinic, it was founded by the Jewish Health Organization in 1927 and was the first children’s psychiatric facility in the UK, and allegedly also Europe. From The Use of Psychoanalytic Concepts in Therapy with Families, by Hilary A. Davies:
“It was set up to meet the needs of the immigrant population who had settled in that part of London since the beginning of the century and whose children were perceived to have emotional, psychological, behavioral, and educational difficulties. A foreword to an early report by the Clinic is quoted as saying that ‘in its efforts to adjust the groping child mind to life, to make useful citizens of difficult and abnormal boys and girls [it] is doing the work of civilization.’ . . . The Clinic was able to offer a service to almost 1900 children and families from all over the UK in the first 4½ years of its existence. The Clinic later moved and became the Tavistock.”
Returning to the Mental Health Timeline, John Bowlby joined the Tavistock Clinic in 1946 as Deputy Director and set up the Children’s Department to develop clinical services, training and research. In 1948, he obtained a small grant from the Sir Halley Stewart Trust to “empirically study the effects of early separation and deprivation” (emphasis added). For his research, he hired a psychiatric social worker (James Robertson, presumably LSE-trained). The London Child Guidance Clinic eventually became the Child Guidance Training Centre and was housed in the Tavistock Centre from 1967. In 1985, it merged with the Tavistock Clinic’s Department for Children and Parents and became the Child and Family Department.
I noticed in the Timeline at this point (1986) the mention of “MBE [first appointment to the Order of the British Empire, the one before OBE] in New Year Honours: Miss Eve Saville, General Secretary, Institute for the Study and Treatment of Delinquency.” A quick search revealed that Miss Eve Saville was a Fabian. Whether she was related to Jimmy, OBE, I do not know and I doubt anyone else does (not counting those who do). The names Savile and Saville seem to be more or less interchangeable, and one easy way for Sir Jimmy (who called his mum “the Duchess”) to cover any possible aristocratic ancestral tracks might have been to remove one of the l’s. Eve is a somewhat mysterious character, considering there is almost nothing about her online and yet there is a Memorial Lecture named after her. She was the author of an obscure tract called “A History of the I.S.T.D [Institute for the Study and Treatment of Delinquency]: A Study of Crime and Delinquency from 1931 to 1992.”
After a period searching through Google Books, I found a most unexpected affiliation between Eve Saville and Victor Neuburg, Crowley’s ill-fated homosexual partner and disciple, and fellow phallus-worshipper with Dion Byngham. In The Magical Dilemma of Victor Neuburg, the author Jean Overton Fuller reveals, through her correspondence with Eve Saville, that Neuberg was one of the founding members of the ISTD. In a letter to Fuller, Saville writes that Neuberg “was present at the very first meeting [at Primrose Hill, near Hampstead, and] appeared as one of the original members of the Executive Committee and as Honorary Secretary at the beginning of 1931.” A list of thirty-nine Vice-Presidents for 1934 included Freud, Jung, Adler, Havelock Ellis, and H. G. Wells.
 Owen went to school at Mount House School, Tavistock, an English town written about by Arthur Conan Doyle and Neal Stephenson. I can’t find any link between the Tavistock Institute and the town, though it stands to reason they must have taken the name from somewhere.
 Without going into all the details, Strachey also has traceable links to Lord Boothby (whom he probably met at Oxford), Tom Wintringham and Victor Gollancz (of the 1941 Committee), Keynes and Laski (of LSE), Richard Acland, Tom Driberg, and so on.
 “In June 1924 the Chief Medical Officer of the Board of Education, Sir George Newman, appointed a committee to consider the problems presented by the ‘mentally defective’ child. A year later the committee was asked to include ‘adult defectives’ in its inquiry, so the report was presented, in January 1929, both to Newman and to the Chairman of the Board of Control. The chair of the committee was Arthur Henry Wood. Born in Reading in December 1870, he was educated at Cranbrook Grammar School and New College Oxford. The 1901 census describes him as an examiner for the Board of Education and he went on to become Assistant Secretary to the Board. He served as secretary for the Consultative Committee’s 1909 report Attendance, Compulsory or Otherwise, at Continuation Schools. . . . Also on the committee was the eugenicist Cyril Burt.” http://www.educationengland.org.uk/documents/wood/index.html
 John Bowlby told Milton Senn in 1977: “The London Child Guidance Clinic was set up in a part of Islington called Canonbury. That clinic, I think, was founded in 1929. It trained educational psychologists, social workers and child psychiatrists. Each year three fellowships in child psychiatry were advertised—they were half-time fellowships for one year—and in 1936 I was successful in being appointed to one of them. I used to spend every morning at Canonbury and a bit of the afternoon usually as well, and then I went on and did analysis later in the day. I should say that I always had a few hundred pounds of private money—very important—which meant to say that I was not pressed for bread and butter. I was at the time also much influenced by two close friends who were academic economists, one of whom is my brother-in-law and one of whom was a very close personal friend with whom I shared a flat, and they represented a strong academic interest. . . . Both were very able people, both have gone a long way though unfortunately, one, Evan Durbin, died in a very tragic accident in 1948. They were first-class people which was very important, really, because I was espousing a very novel and peculiar outlook as an analytically oriented child psychiatrist as we might call it. That was what I was aspiring to be. The whole field was still very controversial and needed a lot of academic justification. Well, to cut a long story short—first of all I had had a good scientific training at Cambridge, and secondly, my academic friends were very powerful debaters and any position which I took up I had to justify up to the hilt by argument and evidence. This was an invaluable discipline I think.” (Emphasis added.) http://www.beyondthecouch.org/1207/bowlby_int.htm
 Hilary A. Davies, Karnac Books, 2010, p. 15. The citation about doing the work of civilization is attributed, via a website, to “Lady Lawrence” who was Chairman of the Clinic in 1934 and had written a foreword to a report. The website states its source as The Times and makes a guess as to the identity of the Lady Lawrence in question being Lady Rosamond Lawrence, a British novelist who wrote several popular books before marrying and relocating to India. However, it’s also possible the Lady Lawrence referred to was the British Labor MP Susan Lawrence, who was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health in 1929. Lawrence had joined the Fabian Society a few years previously, and was close friends with Sydney and Beatrice Webb.
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Bishop Wallace Benn: There was clearly a paedophile ring, which I inherited.
Still discussing report by Baroness Butler Sloss
As chaplain of Eastbourne Hospital Hubert was under the Chichester Diocese of the Church of England. This diocese had some of the worst reports of child sex abuse from the 1960s until the early 1990’s. Many priests were outed as sex offenders who had for many years abused children under the nose of their own congregation.
Why would the woman who called @InquiryCSA into being wish to delete all mention of her own father?
… the woman who wants us all to be fully transparent purges the Internet to hide mention of her father?
WHAT IS THERESA MAY TRYING TO HIDE ABOUT HER FATHER?
Theresa May’s Father, Reverend Hubert Brasier, was born on 20th August 1917 at 61 Clonmore Street, Wandsworth, London.
On the surface, Hubert had a pretty normal and average life. Growing up and living through World War 2 obviously came with its difficulties, from what we do know about Hubert, he led a normal life and there doesn’t appear to be any controversy linked to his name. The most obvious and key point is that he was the father of the 2nd Female, British Prime minister, Theresa May.
Due to this fact, it goes without saying that people will want to look up the history of Theresa May, in particular, her upbringing and parents. What is odd, is that Hubert Braiser did have a Wikipedia page detailing his life, his achievements and his background. When Theresa May became prime minister, the Wikipedia page was edited and eventually taken down.
This has obviously raised some eyebrows, it’s clear to see that Mrs May is trying to hide or conceal something about her Father’s past. While the Wikipedia page for her father no longer exists and now points directly to her own Wikipedia Page, anyone can view the old wiki page for Hubert Braiser by using the internet archive ‘Way Back Machine’. Using this tool you can see Hubert Braiser’s old Wikipedia Page here.
For reference, the old Wikipedia page for Hubert Braiser was as follows:
Hubert Brasier (20 August 1917 – October 1981) was a clergyman of the Church of England, and father of Theresa May, 54th and 2nd female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.Brasier was born in Wandsworth, London to Tom Brasier, a clerk and former sergeant in the King’s Royal Rifle Corps, and Amy Margaret, née Patterson. In 1940, he graduated from the University of Leeds and trained at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield. His wife was Zaidee Mary (née Barnes; 1928–1982), whom he married at St Giles’ Church, Reading in 1955.
Brasier was made a deacon in 1942 and ordained at Southwark Cathedral in 1943. He was curate of St Andrew’s Catford from 1942, then of St Luke’s Reigate from 1948. In 1953, he became chaplain of All Saints’ Hospital in Eastbourne, where May was born. He became vicar of Enstone (with Heythrop from 1964) in 1959 and finally of St Mary the Virgin, Wheatley, to the east of Oxford, from 1970. As Vicar of Wheatley, May wrote a short guide to the parish church.
Brasier died in 1981 following a car accident on the A40
Some key points to take away is that Hubert Braiser worked for the Community of the Resurrection Seminary School in Mirfield, West Yorkshire This school would become well known and associated with the systematic sexual abuse of children by the Italian Verona brothers, who were rampant sex offenders in the 1960’s and 1970’s
In 1953, Hubert became the Chaplain All Saints at Eastbourne Hospital in Sussex. It was here that he crossed paths with the notorious serial killer Dr John Bodkin Adams. Dr Adams was the Harold Shipman of his day, he had his elderly patients put him in their wills and would then ‘bump them off’ by giving them an injection and then state of their death certificates that they died of natural causes.
Over 165 deaths have been associated with Dr John Bodkin Adams, his murderous rampage did not go un-noticed, many nurses did speak out and report the doctor to their superiors; however, due to the NHS being newly founded and in its infancy, officials thought that a scandal like this could cause the collapse of the NHS, as such Dr Adams was able to avoid justice for some time.
Dr Bodkin Adams just couldn’t stop himself, he carried on murdering his patients and was protected by Lord Gwynne who was believed to be his secret gay lover and was a very well connected politician.
Hubert is linked to Bodkin as he worked in the same hospital and would have given ‘last rights’ to many of Bodkin’s patients. Some have even speculated that Bodkin may have confessed his crimes to Hubert, as when he was quizzed about stealing from old women he said: ” ‘I have made my peace with God over that’.
In 1957 Dr John Bodkin Adams was charged and prosecuted for his crimes, he was acquitted of murder, which many have claimed was a clear and obvious cover-up. In the end Bodkin was convicted of 8 counts of forging a prescription, 4 counts of making false statements on cremation forms, and 3 offences under the Dangerous Drugs Act.
He was struck off and not allowed to practice medicine, however, in 1961, once the dust was settled, the NHS reinstated the doctor and allowed him to carry on practising medicine.
As chaplain of Eastbourne Hospital Hubert was under the Chichester Diocese of the Church of England. This diocese had some of the worst reports of child sex abuse from the 1960s until the early 1990’s. Many priests were outed as sex offenders who had for many years abused children under the nose of their own congregation.
On the surface it appears there isn’t much to see when it comes to Hubert Braiser, maybe there isn’t much to see; however, it does raise suspicion when Mr Braiser was so close to a prolific serial killer and associated to a diocese caught up in a child sex abuse scandal. It is no doubt that many of Mr Braisers associates and colleagues would have been directly involved or had a part to play in the scandal and its cover-up.
It’s also clear that Theresa May does not want the general public looking into her father’s background. There has been a clear attempt to erase Hubert Braiser’s historical portfolio from the internet.
Since Theresa May has put together the inquiry to investigate child sexual abuse, especially abuse at the hands of priests, it has raised some eyebrows that she is attempting to conceal her father’s background.
The inquiry that was set up was a farce in itself, May appointed Baroness Butler-Sloss to oversee the inquiry, 6 days later she was forced to step down from the position; as it came to light that her brother was Attorney General at the time a lot of the abuse was alleged to have taken place. As a replacement, Theresa May appointed Fiona Woolf to chair the inquiry, however, Mrs Woolf had to stand down when it became apparent that she used to live very close to Leon Brittan, an MP who was accused of sexually abusing young boys.
It appears that Mrs May is either incompetent or is clearly trying to sabotage the whole inquiry. If it is the latter, that draws several questions and concerns as to why she is attempting to erase her father’s history from the internet.
The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Donald Coggan with the three new bishops – two of them formerly Anglican monks – consecrated at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. They are, from left, the Rt Rev Anselm Genders, Bishop of Burmuda and formerly Bursar of the Community of the Resurrection in Mirfield, Dr Coggan, The Rt Rev Peter Ball, Suffragan Bishop of Lewes in the diocese of Chichester, and the Rt Rev Peter Nott, Suffragan Bishop of Taunton and formerly Rector of Baconsfield in Buckinghamshire.
Some key points to take away is that Hubert Braiser (Theresa May’s father) worked for the Community of the Resurrection Seminary School in Mirfield, West Yorkshire This school would become well known and associated with the systematic sexual abuse of children by the Italian Verona brothers, who were rampant sex offenders in the 1960’s and 1970’s
Why would Theresa May be petrified of anyone researching her beloved father Hubert Brasier
#2 Well, her father was very closely associated with the Diocese of Chichester which spawned many paedophiles.
#3 I cannot imagine that Hubert Brasier, father of Theresa May, would NOT have known of the evil deeds of Shipman-like Bodkin Adams!
#4 Did Brasier take confessions from Bodkin Adams and did he help cover up his deeds for political reasons?
#5 Once again, Theresa’s father is closely associated with another institution involved in child abuse.
Makes you wonder why this woman’s first choice for IICSA chair was Sloshed Butler (Elizabeth Butler Sloss), Known to be protective of church
Dame Alun Roberts@ciabaudo
It wasn’t coincidence that Theresa May chose the Sloshed Butler for her dirty work!
The brave Dickens was not dissuaded by Paedo Havers of Butler-Sloss fame.
Sir Michael Havers, brother of Baroness Butler-Sloss
Sir Michael Havers was appointed as Attorney General by Margaret Thatcher in 1979, and was made Baron Havers in 1987. He intervened three times between 1981 and 1983 to stop the investigation and exposure of Establishment paedophiles, and to prevent the publication of stories which showed that Establishment figures were members of the Paedophile Information Exchange.
It seems at the very least deeply inappropriate to have someone heading a ‘historic’ child abuse inquiry whose own brother played such a major role in the protection of Establishment paedophiles throughout the 1980s.
Mr Johnson, who was abused by a number of clergymen when he was a choirboy in the Church of England Diocese of Chichester and kept a detailed record of the meeting. He said he “felt pressured to agree to exclude information about the bishop from the report”.
Butler-Sloss’s brother was a practicising paedo. Woolf was friends with a child rapist.
When Theresa May appointed Butler-Sloss, sister of paedo AttGen who defended Peter Hayman, she was laughing at YOU!
Theresa May, the gift that keeps on giving: Butler-Sloss Fiona Woolfe Lowell Goddard Ben Emmerson
Home Office is FINED by the Treasury after May and Rudd broke rules with big pay packages for child sex abuse inquiry chief and panel
Home Office accounts reveal May and Rudd both broke government rules with pay for child sex abuse inquiry
Treasury has fined department £366,000 for not seeking authorisation for six-figure packages
Breaches related to Professor Alexis Jay’s appointment in August 2016 and pay rates set for panel in 2015-16
14 July 2017
Theresa May and Amber Rudd both broke government rules by handing big pay packages to senior figures on the child sex abuse inquiry.
The Home Office has been fined more than £366,000 by the Treasury after the chair and panel for the probe were handed six-figure packages without authorisation.
Theresa May set up the inquiry in 2014 in response to allegations of child sex abuse at institutions ranging from the BBC to children’s homes, but it has been beset by trouble from the start.
Mrs May was responsible for breaking the rules when as Home Secretary she set the daily rates for panel members at a generous £565 a day.
And Mrs Rudd breached them again in August last year when she appointed Professor Alexis Jay on a £220,000 package.
Under austerity restrictions introduced by the coalition, any salaries at a level above £142,500 have to be signed off by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
As a result the Treasury imposed an ‘exemplary’ fine of more than £366,000 to make clear its displeasure.
After two abortive attempts to appoint chairs, Mrs May drafted in Dame Lowell Goddard in February 2015 – but the New Zealand judge resigned 18 months later after a disastrous tenure and contested allegations of inappropriate behaviour.
The scale of Dame Lowell’s pay and benefits had caused fury, and she was reportedly given an £80,000 pay-off when she quit last August.
The Home Office’s latest accounts indicated that the fine related to Mrs May’s failure to follow rules when she appointed the judge to the key post.
However, the department later clarified the document was wrong and in fact the breaches related to the pay of the panel and Prof Jay.
Former shadow chancellor Chris Leslie told MailOnline the pay packages were a ‘debacle’ and ‘flew in the face of the most basic checks of the Treasury’s rules’.
Theresa May’s government won’t compensate children who were raped. It says they ‘consented’ to the abuse
July 18th, 2017
Children as young as 12 who are survivors of rape and sexual assault are being refused compensation by the government. The grounds for its denial? That the children consented to their abuse.
It’s your own fault
A group of five charities submitted a Freedom of Information request (FOI) to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). And it revealed CICA has refused to compensate over 700 children who had been raped or sexually assaulted. Even when the perpetrators of the crimes had been jailed. And the group of charities says that in some cases, CICA told survivors it was because they consented to their rape or sexual assault.
The Guardianreports that Barnardo’s, Victim Support, Liberty, Rape Crisis and the National Working Group (NWG) – have written to Justice Secretary David Lidington, demanding he reviews CICA guidelines.
When giving evidence to the government’s Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (CSA Inquiry), Barnardo’s said [pdf p2] the CICA policy:
…differentiates between consent ‘in fact’ and consent as stated by the law… In the case of the young person that applied for compensation, [it] was denied because CICA stated that ‘In [the claimant’s] case it appears she willingly entered into a sexual relationship with [the] alleged offender’… We are very worried that CICA’s policy goes against consideration of consent in law…
Additionally, CICA’s view on consent appears to lack understanding about sexually abusive and exploitative relationships. In such relationships, the victim may appear to ‘consent’… yet in such situations the abuser will have carefully groomed and manipulated the young person into believing that their relationship and abuse is normal. This grooming process is often so carefully carried out that the young person is unaware they are a victim. This does not mean that the young person is not in fact a victim…
We are also concerned that CICA’s apparent lack of understanding on the issue of sexual abuse and exploitation can cause distress to young people who have been the victims of these crimes.
In one example, a gang of older men were jailed for 30 years after being convicted of raping and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl. Her case was taken up by Victim Support; she was denied compensation by CICA on the grounds that ‘she had not been the victim of non-consensual sexual acts’.
She was devastated and left with the feeling that she was somehow responsible for the abuse she had suffered, the charity said.
The Canary contacted CICA for comment but it failed to respond.
The attitude of CICA, and the government more broadly, is staggering. If it is not traumatic enough that children have to go through the unimaginable torture of rape and sexual abuse, to then have the government body that’s supposed to defend you saying, at best, ‘Well – it’s your own fault, really’, is a national outrage. The Conservative government must heed these charities’ demands and change the rules by which CICA is governed. Quickly.
that same Theresa May who appointed Butler Sloss because of the great cover up job she did in #Cleveland
The Tory government set up a judicial enquiry under Lord Justice (Elizabeth) Butler Sloss. The enquiry sat for a year, heard evidence from parents, social services, police, doctors, nurses and – without any apparent unease – from a champion of paedophile rights, Ralph Underwager. It cost £5 million.
But there was one very odd aspect to the enquiry. Its remit from Whitehall prohibited it from asking – let alone answering – the most important question of all: how many of the 121 children at the centre of the crisis had been abused ?
The evidence in the documents clearly answered the question Butler-Sloss had been forced to duck: had these children been abused ?
The papers showed that the children had long histories of involvement with social services and painstakingly documented injuries. In many cases a convicted paedophile was living in their houses, and many had made very convincing disclosures of sexual activity with adults.
In the end, and with Yorkshire TV’s backing, we decided they were too important to throw away.
Just what was Cleveland really about ? For me it was clear: it was about the plight of children – some just toddlers – who were abused and – briefly – rescued; then re-abused by a child protection system which could not bear the pressure from politicians and press. The truth of what happened to those children was too difficult to hear. Which is why we called the film Cleveland: Unspeakable Truths.
The Serial Killer, The Traveller’s Daughter, and the Cover Ups
Theresa May’s Father, Reverend Hubert Brasier,was born on 20th August 1917 at 61 Clonmore Street, Wandsworth, London. Like many people a century ago, his was a home birth. Hubert’s father, Tom Brasier, was a military man. He had served as a sergeant in the King’s Royal Rifles, but was a clerk by the time Hubert was born. Hubert’s mother’s maiden name was Amy Margaret Patterson and they had married 8 years prior in Hampshire. Amy and Tom’s first son, James David Brasier, had died within a year of his birth in 1911 in Uttaranchal, India, where Tom Brasier had been deployed whilst in service. Two years later, in 1919, Hubert was joined by his younger sister and only other sibling Jean Robina Brasier.
By 1938, Hubert Brasier was 21 years old and attending Leeds University. On the 27th April 1939, preempting World War 2, Neville Chamberlain’s cabinet introduced limited conscription. Single men between the ages of 20 to 22 were now eligible to be called up for compulsory military service. A month later the ‘Military Training Act’ was passed in the UK Houses of Parliament. On the 3rd of September 1939 WW2 began and the ‘Military Training Act’ became the ‘National Service (Armed Forces) Act’ which increased liability of call up to men aged 18 to 40.
Hubert Brasier (front row, third from left) at Community of the Resurrection college in 1940.
In the year 1940 Hubert Brasier, then 23, had a decision to make. As a man of his age in the early years of WW2 he was probably heading to fight the Nazi Wehrmacht, or heading to defend British colonial outposts. Hubert Brasierfelt his only path was that of the Anglican-Catholic Church, and hejoined the priests at the Community of the Resurrection Seminary School in Mirfield, West Yorkshire. In years to come the Community of the Resurrection would become known for the systematic sexual abuse of children at the seminary by the Italian Verona brothers, who were rampant sex offenders in the 1960’s and 1970’s. However the seminary in Mirfield in the early 1940’s was just about to start welcoming its first refugee children. In December 1941 mass bombing of Sheffield and other northern industrial towns meant many children were evacuated to the countryside. The residents of Mirfield were some of the first to support the war effort and receive evacuee.
The Community of the Resurrection had only been founded at the later part of the 1800’s. The people of Mirfield took some time getting used to having the single young men of the seminary walking around the village. One Mirfield resident recalled them being referred to as ‘The Petticoat Men of t’Resurrection’. In the early 1900’s the residents of Mirfield grew suspicious of the men of god and this climaxed to a protest outside the Black Bull in Mirfield proper. Father Frere, a talented musician who was popular with the locals, stood on a chair and used his preaching talents to good effect. The community of Mirfield and the Community of the Resurrection were a tight knit unit by the 1940’s. When the northern industrial hub of England began to be targeted by the Luftwaffe nightly, many children from all over England were evacuated to communities such as Mirfield. Hubert Brasier would only stay in Mirfield for the beginning of his training.
In 1942 he was designated to a new church, in London, and after a year of hands on priestly experience he would be ordained. Hubert’s first placement was at The Church of St Andrew on Sandhurst Road in Catford, Southwark. The bombings were numerous in Catford, and the community was very close, soon to be brought closer by tragedy. On the 20th January 1943 a bomb landed directly on the local Sandhurst Primary School, 38 Children were killed alongside 6 teachers. To be a man of God in this devastated community would have meant sharing a lot of suffering and loss. The parents of many of the lost children agreed for them to be buried in a mass grave at Hither Green Cemetary, and for a terraced memorial to be laid in their honour.
Theresa May’s father was still a bachelor priest at this point in history. During the war life, the whole of London could be savage. The bombing brought death daily to Lewisham and the number of funerals were overwhelming for all of the local religious institutions. When war ceased Hubert continued to serve the Anglican-Catholic community of Catford until 1948 where he was relocated to a Reigate in Surrey and the very small, steeple-free church of St Luke, in the Southpark area. In contrast to The Church of St Andrew in Catford, St Luke’s was almost retirement. Obviously the stress and strain of the war experience had affected the still single Hubert, and the transfer made for good respite. In 1952 Hubert had reached the age of 35, and as in Mirfield at the turn of the century, celibacy provided more questions than it answered. Communities were already rife with gossip and speculation about the private lives of others. It can be presumed that the Anglican-Catholic churches history of child abuse is older than just the last 60 years, and it would usually be easier for a priest to be married.
The Serial Killer
The following year, in 1953, Hubert became the Chaplain All Saints at Eastbourne Hospital in Sussex. Over the next 6 years he would work alongside the famous serial killer Dr John Bodkin Adams. For those who are unaware of Dr John Bodkin Adams, he was believed to be the Harold Shipman of his age. He would usually prey upon his more elderly patients, convincing them to put him in their wills, of which over 130 complied. They were soon given an injection by Bodkin Adams, and would conveniently pass away of ‘natural causes’ soon after. On review more than 165 of the deaths that Dr Bodkin Adams oversaw were seen as suspicious. The suspicion was not a well kept secret amongst staff at Eastbourne Hospital, most of the nurses had voiced their concerns to their superiors. They were believed to have been ignored on purpose, as the newly founded NHS was considered to be under political threat and a scandal that could see a general practitioner sentenced to death was to be avoided at all cost. The problem was Dr Bodkin Adams just couldn’t stop himself. He was being protected by Lord Gwynne who was believed to be his secret gay lover, and was an extremely well connected politician.
Hubert Brasier would have given last rights to many of those killed by Adams, he may have even taken confession from Bodkin Adams himself, who when asked by the press if he was guilty of stealing from old women said ‘I have made my peace with God over that’. Eastbourne Hospital is where it is believed that Theresa May’s mother Zaidee Mary Barnes met Hubert Brasier for the first time. Hubert was 11 years her senior and Zaidee had already been diagnosed with MS, and was a regular visitor to Eastbourne Hospital. Whether or not in the 1950’s society it was considered appropriate for a celibate hospital chaplain to marry a patient, that is what happened in 1955. Zaidee and Hubert were married in Reading in front of Zaidee’s father Reginald James Barnes whose profession is recorded in the wedding certificate as a ‘Traveller’. On October 1st 1956 Theresa Brasier was born in Eastbourne hospital. The following year Dr John Bodkin Adams would be acquitted of murder in a trail that was an obvious cover up, however he was convicted on 8 counts of forging a prescription, 4 counts of making false statements on cremation forms, and 3 offences under the Dangerous Drugs Act 1951. He would be temporarily struck of the NHS, only to be reinstated in 1961 when the proverbial dust had settled.
As chaplain of Eastbourne Hospital Hubert was under the Chichester Diocese of the Church of England.
During the 1960’s til the 1990’s this diocese has some of the worst examples of child sexual abuse committed by priests. The numbers and the scope of the phenomenon is truly astounding.
Hubert Brasier, Theresa May’s father joined the priests at the Community of the Resurrection Seminary School in Mirfield, West Yorkshire.In years to come the Community of the Resurrection would become known for the systematic sexual abuse of children at the seminary by the Italian Verona brothers, who were rampant sex offenders in the 1960’s and 1970’s.
HMS Kent returned to her namesake county and home port of Dover to mark the 101st anniversary of the Battle of the Falklands.
Royal Navy Chaplain Reverend James Francis commenced the Ship’s four day visit with a Church service on the Flight Deck to commemorate the 8 personnel from HMS Kent who gave their lives at the Battle of the Falkands on 8 December 1914.
In a bracing wind, and with Dover Castle as the backdrop, the Ship’s Company remembered the battle and honoured those who took part with a minutes silence.
The Lord Warden, Admiral of the Fleet and Constable The Lord Boyce GCB, OBE, DL, a former First Sea Lord and Chief of Defence staff, attended lunch on board in his capacity as Lord Warden of the Cinque ports, hosted by Commanding Officer Commander Dan Thomas Royal Navy and was greeted by a Ceremonial Guard and Rule Britannia over the main broadcast.
He was accompanied by other dignitaries, such as the Mayor of Dover, Mayor of Hythe and Speaker of the Cinque Ports, Head of the Dover Harbour Board, the Registrar of Cinque Ports, the Receiver General of Canterbury Cathedral and the Master of the Mercers Livery Company, an important and longstanding affiliate of HMS Kent.
A CBBC team, accompanied by two children who would like to be chefs in the future, filmed in the Ship’s Galley all day during preparations for two VIP events; one is keen to join the Royal Navy when she is old enough.
Kent’s Chefs thoroughly enjoyed having the children help out in the Galley and the children benefited from talking to the Ship’s two 18 year old chefs who recently left HMS Raleigh. HMS Kent is looking forward to seeing the episode of ‘All About the Workplace’ air later this year!
...the strange status of Westminster Abbey that governs its most famous function, as a national shrine to house great state events. The abbey rejoices in the title “royal peculiar,” which means it is neither a parish church nor a cathedral, and answerable only to the sovereign. Its clergy are appointed by the crown (through 10 Downing Street) and have uncommon access to the power brokers in British society.
A review by Dame Moira Gibb found he had failed to pass on information about abuse carried out by Bishop Peter Ball.
Ms Racine’s abuser, Michael Walsh, was convicted of five indecent assault charges and confessed to sexual relationships with a further eight children.
He was sent to prison in 1990.
He had been a teacher, a lay vicar at Chichester Cathedral and also ran a choir at a church in Chichester.
Child abuse ‘inevitable’
After his release in 1992, Walsh returned to the same church to be part of the choir.
Concerned for the safety of other girls, in July of that year Ms Racine wrote to the then Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, requesting his help.
Speaking after Lord Carey’s resignation, Ms Racine, 54, said: “I was very concerned that my abuser had just come out of prison and it appeared that he’d just gone straight back into the parish church where he’d originally worked, and was again in a position of authority in the choir there where young children – specifically girls – sang.
“I was really worried that these girls were at a huge risk. I felt it was inevitable that children would be abused.”
Three months after writing her letter she was told Lord Carey had been unable to consider her concerns because he was “committed to a series of visits overseas, together with his summer break”.
‘Duty of forgiveness’
She was informed one month later that the “Archbishop had been assured that there was no question of Michael Walsh being reinstated in the choir,” but nine months after raising her concerns she received a letter from the Archbishop’s chief of staff confirming her abuser was back in the choir.
Lambeth Palace wrote to Ms Racine saying the parish authorities had taken “great care” in coming to their decision to allow Walsh’s return to his position “weighing carefully the risk of re-offending against… the Christian duty of forgiveness”.
The letters revealed Lord Carey regretted the decision which allowed Alesha’s abuser back into churches and offered her his sympathies.
Ms Racine said: “I thought his response was deeply hurtful, in that it had taken me a lot of courage to write to him at all.
“Most of what he said was in defence of the Church and the people in it, rather than try to reach out to me as a victim.
“I do feel it was a complete failure on his part.”
A spokesman for the former Archbishop of Canterbury said the correspondence with Ms Racine had been conducted on Lord Carey’s behalf by his chief of staff.
He said: “Lord Carey has absolutely no memory of this chain of correspondence or these events. He cannot therefore comment.”
Church of England colluded with bishop who abused boys, says Welby
Report about bishop Peter Ball, finding collusion over 20 years, is ‘harrowing reading’
Collusion: Secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy
Senior figures in the Church of England colluded for a period of 20 years with a disgraced former bishop who sexually abused boys and men, a damning independent report has found.
The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said the report on the church’s handling of former bishop Peter Ball made “harrowing reading”.
“The church colluded and concealed rather than seeking to help those who were brave enough to come forward. This is inexcusable and shocking behaviour,” he said.
“To the survivors who were brave enough to share their story and bring Peter Ball to justice, I once again offer an unreserved apology. There are no excuses whatsoever for what took place and the systemic abuse of trust perpetrated by Peter Ball over decades.”
Two former archbishops of Canterbury, George Carey and Rowan Williams, apologised to the victims of Peter Ball after being criticised for their failures in relation to him.
Ball, the former bishop of both Gloucester and Lewes, was jailed in October 2015 for the grooming, sexual exploitation and abuse of 18 vulnerable young men aged 17-25 who had sought spiritual guidance from him between 1977 and 1992. He was released from prison in February after serving 16 months.
Ball was cautioned by police. He resigned his post as bishop and retired to a rented cottage on the Prince of Wales’s Duchy of Cornwall estate butcontinued to officiate in 17 public schools until 2007. A fresh investigation was opened in 2012 which led to his conviction.
One of Ball’s victims, Neil Todd – the first to come forward with allegations of abuse – attempted suicide three times before killing himself in 2012.
Welby ordered an independent review of the church’s handling of the case, chaired by Dame Moira Gibb, former chief executive of Camden council.
The report said Ball’s case was dealt with at the highest levels within the church. He “was seen by the church as the man in trouble who the church needed to help”.
Ball was portrayed as a victim, and the review found “little evidence of compassion for Neil Todd even though from the outset it was clear that he was a vulnerable young man who had come to harm”.
It added: “The church appears to have been most interested in protecting itself.”
In the foreword to her report, An Abuse of Faith, published on Thursday, Gibb said the serious sexual wrongdoing of Ball “is shocking in itself but is compounded by the failure of the church to respond appropriately to his misconduct, again over a period of many years”.
“Ball’s priority was to protect and promote himself and he maligned the abused. The church colluded. The church colluded with that rather than seeking to help those he had harmed, or assuring itself of the safety of others.”
The report added, “progress has been slow and continuing, faster improvement is still required”.
Gibb made 11 recommendations in her report, including improving support to survivors of clerical abuse and taking steps to “demonstrate the individual and collective accountability of bishops”.
Peter Hancock, the C of E’s lead safeguarding bishop, who received the report on behalf of the church, said it had failed Ball’s survivors. “Having read the report I am appalled and disturbed by its contents … As a church we colluded, we failed to act and protect those who came forward for help. There are no excuses. We accept all the recommendations and are working to action them.”
Rowan Williams: ‘It is clear I did not give adequate priority to sorting out the concerns and allegations surrounding Peter Ball.’
He added: “For the survivors, it may feel this is all too late.”
According to the report, Ball intimated “on many occasions, to Lord Carey and others, that he enjoys the status of confidant of the Prince of Wales” and “sought to exploit his contact with members of the royal family in order to bolster his position”.
Bishop Ball with Prince Charles and Camilla. Ball gave the homily at the funeral of Camilla Parker Bowles’s father, Major Bruce Shand, in 2006
Moira Gibb is made a Dame CBE by the Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace back in 2012
However, Dame Moira Gibb’s report went on, it “found no evidence that the Prince of Wales or any other member of the royal family sought to intervene at any point in order to protect or promote Ball”.
Carey was criticised in the report, which said he “set the tone for the church’s response to Ball’s crimes and gave the steer which allowed Ball’s assertions that he was innocent to gain credence”.
In a statement responding to the report, Carey said it made “uncomfortable reading” and he accepted its criticisms of him. “I apologise to the victims of Peter Ball. I believed Peter Ball’s protestations and gave too little credence to the vulnerable young men and boys behind those allegations.”
Carey said he regretted not putting Ball’s name on the Lambeth List – names of people whose suitability for ministry is under question – after he was cautioned.
Under the leadership of Williams, the church began reviewing past cases, a move which ultimately led to the criminal case against Ball being reopened, the report said. However, he was criticised as being “lamentably slow” in making change.
In a statement, Williams said: “Having read the report and reflected on its details, it is clear I did not give adequate priority to sorting out the concerns and allegations surrounding Peter Ball at the earliest opportunity. I recognise such a delay is likely to have increased the pressure and distress experienced by the survivors of his abuse and I am sincerely sorry for this.”
for Ball was an honorable man. They are all honourable men. Including yourself Mr Carey!
Bishop Ball was given special treatment because he was mates with Prince Charles!
Dame Alun Roberts@ciabaudo
With a little help from his friend: Ball promised to go abroad but went to stay on Charles’ estate.
Goddard inquiry: Outrage as bishop Peter Ball jailed for sex offences given public funding for legal team
30 July 2016
A lawyer close to the inquiry said: “I was really surprised Ball was given funding. The issue is about how he was allowed to get away with it by the Church not about his offending. He has already been investigated and pleaded guilty.”
Moira Gibb Report on the Church of England and convicted paedophile Bishop Ball:
He’s one of the gatekeepers I’ve seen campaigning in Lords to clear name of another Bishop Bell from 1950s. Children don’t feature at all
Lord Carey needs to be thrown out of Lords
George Bell was ‘fond’ of paedophile bishop Peter Ball and sponsored him for ordination, an inquiry has heard.
As former bishop of Chichester, Bell is considered one of Anglicanism’s heroes. However, it emerged in 2015 the Church of England paid £16,800 to the woman, known as Carol, in a legal settlement after she accused Bell of sexually abusing her as a child.
Now it can be revealed Peter Ball, who was jailed for a string of sex offences against teenagers and young men in 2015, was close friends with Bell.
Ball was initially rejected in his attempt to become a priest in 1951 but Bell wrote to the selection panel in support of Ball’s application.
When Ball applied for ordination a second time it was Bell who sponsored him through the process.
In his witness statement to an inquiry investigating child sex abuse within the Church of England, Ball denied that Bell had ‘overruled’ the selection board allowing him to be ordained.
However he said that after his ordination Bell would visit his parish to take services, adding he was ‘aware that he was “fond” of me’.
In response to a question about Bell’s involvement in his ordination, Ball told the inquiry: ‘It is not right therefore to say that Bishop Bell “overruled” the selection board in order for me to be ordained.
‘Although Bishop Bell had indicated in 1951 in a letter to the first Selection Board who did not recommend me for ministry that he would be “prepared to accept me for ordination” even though the Selection Board had not recommend me for training at that time, that is not how matters proceeded.’
He went on: ‘After theological college, it was Bishop Bell ultimately who did sponsored [sic] me for ordination, but with the approval of the Selection Board. Bishop Bell then placed me in the parish of Rottingdean where I undertook my first curacy.
‘He would visit my curacy on occasion to carry out confirmations and to take services.
‘We had a good working relationship; I was aware that he was “fond” of me. He was someone who I looked up to when I was a young curate starting out in the Church.’
Bell, who died in 1958, was revered by Anglicans before the abuse allegations against him emerged. However a report earlier this year heavily criticised the Church’s handling of the accusations and found it ‘rushed to judgement’ and failed to give proper consideration to Bell’s rights.
But the archbishop of Canterbury refused to back down and said a ‘significant cloud is left over his name’.
Ball went on to become bishop of Lewes in the diocese of Chichester and then bishop of Gloucester. He was accused of gross indecency against a 16-year-old in 1992 but escaped with a police caution after he received backing from a member of the Royal Family and a number of other establishment figures. He was told to step down from his role as a bishop. However he continued to minister in churches and schools until 2010 before he was eventually arrested.
At the age of 83 he was sentenced to 32 months for misconduct in public office and 15 months for indecent assaults in 2015. He was released after serving 16 months.
The independent inquiry into child sexual abuse has been investigation how the diocese of Chichester handled allegations of child sexual abuse as a case study for the wider Church of England.
In his concluding remarks today solicitor David Greenwood said the CofE was more ‘malign’ than the Catholic Church in its response to abuse and accused it of ‘a conscious effort to treat survivors badly’.
The archbishop of Canterbury in his evidence said he had ‘learnt to be ashamed again of the Church’ and warned child sexual abuse would ‘destroy the Church’ if not addressed.
Dame Alun Roberts@ciabaudo:
We cannot allow the Bishop Ball story to be put to bed! Ball’s links to paedophiles and royalty with links to paedos warrants scrutiny!
It’s quite simple: Lord Carey is a paedophile enabler and sympathiser.
If he declined to pass on evidence to the police, doesn’t that make him culpable?
Well, one thing is certain after today’s report: Lord Carey is a criminal.
Not passing on information re. Bishop Ball was a criminal act on the part of ‘Lord’ Carey. What are the consequences?
How did ‘Lord’ Carey, a man who actively protected an evil paedophile bishop, make it to the top of CoE? Or have I answered my own question?
Bishop Peter Ball, convicted, to Enoch Powell, fascist and alleged satanist and child abuser:
Oh, just remind me again who were Enoch’s two aides and buddies! Ah, yes. Proctor and Denby!
Peter Ball sending the love of God to Enoch and Pam! What a mistake!
Further evidence of close relationship between godly convict Bishop Ball and ‘Rivers of Blood’ Enoch:
Interesting that Enoch Powell corresponded both with Ball and Montagu who were both let off the hook by Skelhorn.
Can you see what it is yet?
Rev Peter Ball was one of many to correspond with Enoch. Others included Atkinson friend Tonypandy, another alleged abuser.
In 1993 the CPS agreed to issue Ball with a caution, rather than prosecute, after the personal intervention of then-Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey.
MI5 knew of cover-up over Cyril Smith child abuse, inquiry hears
9 Oct 2017
MI5 knew the country’s chief prosecutor had covered up a sex abuse inquiry into Cyril Smith but did nothing because it was not its job to expose paedophiles, an inquiry has heard.
Files released by the intelligence agency show it was aware that the Director of Public prosecutions (DPP) had lied to a newspaper over its decision not to prosecute Smith. But it decided not to make the information public because its duty was to ‘defend the realm’ rather than to expose a prominent politicians accused of being a paedophile.
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) last night released an MI5 briefing note which showed how Sir Thomas Hetherington, the then DPP, had lied to a local newspaper about the existence of a 1970 police inquiry into allegations of gross indecency made against Smith.
Had the DPP admitted Smith had been under investigation, it would have led to a new inquiry and Smith being put on trial in his lifetime.
Hetherington had called a legal adviser in the intelligence agency to inform him of the press interest from David Bartlett, a journalist with the Rochdale Alternative Press. The briefing note states: “After consultations, the DPP’s press representative had untruthfully told Bartlett that they had no record of this case. In fact their file closely accorded with the details given by Bartlett.”
The memo, from the MI5 legal adviser and written in April 1979, goes on to suggest that the South African intelligence agency had been “trying to obtain compromising information about political figures” and that Smith was one of them.
The police investigation into Smith had been closed nine years earlier in 1970 by Hetherington’s predecessor Sir Norman Skelhorn who decided it was unlikely to lead to a prosecution.
Skelhorn’s decision was made despite a senior detective warning that the “sordid” accusations against Smith “stood up”.
Brian Altman QC, IICSA’s lead counsel, told the inquiry: “The documents show that the Security Service’s legal adviser was informed of the false representations to the press from the DPP’s office.
“Based upon their review of the information they hold, the Security Service considers they took active steps to ensure that those involved in investigating allegations of child sexual abuse against Smith were made aware of all information of relevance to their inquiries.
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.
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.
IICSA today – Bishop John Hinds of Chichester admits how shocked he was when Bishop Wallace Benn asked for the blemished criminal record check of Revd Rideout to be overlooked, that many mistakes were made, and that the church should not be left to police itself.
Shocking things emerging from IICSA today – Meekings (social worker appointed By Chichester diocese to do a past cases review) says available info on the CRBs etc of clergy later convicted of abuse like Rideout and Peter Ball was missing from the files he was shown.
Extraordinary evidence at @InquiryCSA this morning – Roger Meekings who did the Chichester diocese pasr cases review says the files on Peter Ball, Gordon Rideout (& others) were filleted so he didn’t see evidence about their abuse. Question now is who filleted them?
Meekings was a Professional Supervisor to Shirley Hosgood, former Child Protection Officer, Chichester Diocese.
Didn’t Shirley Hosgood and Bishop Hind say to the inquiry that only the bishop (or bishops) could access the blue files?
*Schedule amendment* Angela Sibson to give evidence tomorrow with read evidence from Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss and Kate Wood to follow from Canon Ian Gibson.
Is Dame “we don’t want to give the press a bishop” Butler-Sloss not giving evidence in person?Not so long ago she was going to run this show
Nikita McNeill changes the line of questioning to the Past Cases Review
Counsel to the Inquiry Nikita McNeill ask Canon Ian Gibson about the blue files and the status of the files when Canon Ian Gibson took over the job and responsibility of them
Roger Meekings tell the Inquiry that in 2009-2011 the Diocese of Chichester was a very male orientated environment and a female safeguarding officer provided a challenge to male authority
Canon Ian Gibson: “There wasn’t a blue file for Peter Ball”
Nikita McNeill asks Canon Ian Gibson about the allegations against Canon Gordon Rideout and his blemished disclosure
Canon Gordon Rideout’s blemished CRB was a safeguarding issue and was raised at a senior staff meeting – Canon Ian Gibson tells InquiryCSA
Bishop Wallace asked Bishop John not to disclose blemished CRB information on Canon Gordon Rideout to the safeguarding advisor of the diocese as he is a friend and much respected person
Nikita McNeill asks Canon Ian Gibson about why he believes management experience is important for bishop
Counsel to the Inquiry Nikita McNeill hands over questioning of Canon Ian Gibson to the Chair and Panel.
methinks Welby doth ‘protest too much’
Canon Gordon Rideout who was the Vicar of All Saints in Eastbourne was jailed for ten years for 36 separate offences on 16 children between 1962 and 1973. Peter Ball, former Bishop of Lewes was convicted of abuse in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Former priest Keith Wilke Denford of Burgess Hill and organist Michael Mytton were convicted of historic sexual abuse. Vickery House, a former Brighton priest was also convicted along with the former Vicar of Brede, Roy Cotton. Former Vicar of St Barnabas in Bexhill was charged and convicted of historic allegations amongst many others. But Father Hubert Brasier was about to be offered a fantastic opportunity that would take him from the Chichester Diocese.
In 1959, Theresa May’s father, Hubert Brasier was installed as the 1st Vicar of Enstone with Heythrop, deep in the Diocese of Oxford. This cannot be understated, it was quite an achievement.Only 4 miles from Chipping Norton this was a sought after location and Hubert would have been the envy of many men of the Anglican-Catholic cloth. Hubert is approaching his mid forties and it may be time to permanently settle for the sake, and sanity of his family. He lives the quiet life in Enstone for 11 years with only records of baptisms, funerals, and weddings to note his existence. In 1970 Hubert is moved to be Vicar of Wheatley in Oxfordshire as Zaidee’s condition was worsening and he was no spring chicken anymore.
On October 12, 1981, Hubert was killed in a car accident on his way to a service at a local church in nearby Forest Hill. His Morris Marina edged out of a central reservation and in front of an oncoming Range Rover driven by a chartered surveyor named Desmond Hampton. Hubert Brasier died of head and spinal injuries sustained in the crash soon after, Zaidee would pass away months later. The Oxfordshire Coroner Nicholas Gardiner recorded a verdict of accidental death.
The Cover Ups
So there is the life of Hubert Brasier, it doesn’t seem like there’s is much to see. Yet just after Theresa May took over at No.10 her campaign team started to request the deletion of web addresses linked to Hubert Brasier. If you were to go to Wikipedia and type in Hubert Brasier there will be no results. I first realised that he had once had a Wiki entry when I found a version of it in French, and then one in Spanish. Any researcher has the wonderfully named ‘Wayback Machine’ to help them nowadays. You can go to the archive and find pages that have been deleted, only if you can work out the original web address. In this case you can copy and paste the Wikipedia page address and add Hubert_Brasier to the end. You will see Hubert’s Wiki page in all its former glory from a snapshot archived on 17th July 2016. For some reason the people around May, or May herself, do not want you looking into the history of Hubert Brasier. After researching Hubert’s life I came across many pages that had been removed, links to nowhere, and a few conspiracy theories too. On investigation of Hubert’s Wiki entry there is nothing damning present. It’s not a large entry, it covers only the basics, so why would you want it removed? The only important information it seems to contain is Hubert’s placements within the Church of England, and that he’s Theresa May’s father.
On 8th July 2014, Theresa May as Home Secretary, oversaw the appointment of Baroness Butler-Sloss to the inquiry set up to investigate child sexual abuse by prominent politicians and clergy in the previous decades. Within 6 days of the announcement of Baroness Butler-Sloss as chair, she was forced to stand down for obvious conflicts of interest. Theresa May had selected somebody whose brother was Attorney General during some of the periods being investigated. Later the same year May chose the then Lord Mayor of London, Fiona Woolf, to chair the inquiry. Fiona Woolf had to stand down when it became apparent that she had lived near Leon Brittan, who had also been accused of alleged sexual abuse. She recalled sending him and his wife a dinner invite at around the time of the accusations. It was almost as if Theresa May was sabotaging the inquiry with no regard for the victims who still required answers.
On 4th February 2015, May announced that Dame Lowell Goddard, a New Zealand High Court judge, would be taking over as chair. But a month after Theresa May became Prime Minister, in August 2016, the new Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced the resignation of Dame Lowell Goddard. Soon after her resignation it was announced that one of the existing panel members, Professor Alexis Jay, became the chair. But now the inquiry has faced serious and obvious questions about its credibility.
To get things so badly wrong must be almost impossible. Theresa May never seemed to meet any of her immigration targets as Home Secretary, and it is truly hard to name her recorded achievements whilst she has been in office. But the inquiry into child sexual abuse seems to be something Theresa May does not want to face. My thoughts are that the investigation will focus on Tory MP’s who frequented the infamous Elm Guest House, but also the Diocese of Chichester, once the ecumenical home of her Father Hubert Brasier. So what is it that you fear Mrs May? The truth about your colleagues, or is it something much closer to home? Maybe May is terrified of people connecting her with the name Brasier?
I have done my best to build an accurate jigsaw from all the pieces I could locate, but it may need a different set of eyes to see the real picture.
What a coincidence this chap (Desmond Hampton) should have been driving the car that killed Hubert Brasier, May’s father!
Desmond was highly respected for his advisory work with many of the old institutional and charity landowners including the Church Commissioners for England, the Crown Estate Commissioners, many educational and medical charities most notably the Kings Fund and Guys and St Thomas’s Hospital and also the Duchies of Cornwall and Lancaster where he provided the independent valuations of their estates for many years.
John Bodkin Adams was a British general practitioner, convicted fraudster and suspected serial killer. Between 1946 and 1956, more than 160 of his patients died in suspicious circumstances. Of these, 132 left him money or items in their wills.
Dr John Bodkin Adams the smooth-talking widow-friendly suspected serial killer linked to 163 deaths
HE was the attentive doctor who relied on grateful late patients to bequeath cash and even a Rolls, but when yet another wealthy widow died suddenly, the detectives came knocking.
The strange case of Dr John Bodkin Adams
He is known as the serial killer who got away with it.
The case of Dr John Bodkin Adams was a worldwide sensation in 1950s. The portly general practitioner lived and worked in the south coast English seaside town Eastbourne and he had a reputation for being a particularly attentive doctor, especially to elderly wealthy widows.
As a young man from Ulster, Ireland, Adams answered an ad to join a firm of Christian GPs in Eastbourne, England, in 1922. He did not come with the best of skills having just scraped through his medical degree. But Adams was a deeply religious man and many believe it was this façade of respectability and devoutness that allowed him to go unchecked for almost 30 years, ‘relieving’ wealthy widows of their pain and their money.
He had also graduated from riding a scooter around town to a chauffeured limousine. In fact, Adams had a practice of referring his wealthy widow clients to London consultants, even accompanying them to the city in his Rolls Royce.
Adams received money from over 300 wills and was left property, jewels, silverware and the luxury cars he so loved. The sums were significant for the time. In 1936 he was left £7000 by one Eastbourne widow. The relatives contested the will but Adams won in court and pocketed the money, which would be equivalent to more that $250,000 today.
Dr Bodkin Adams, a 57-year-old Ulster-born bachelor, was president of the Eastbourne Y.M.C.A. He taught Sunday school.
And he was the Chief Constable’s personal physician …
Detective Bert Hannam …solved the murder of two teenage girls in Richmond in 1953. On 31 May, Barbara Songhurst, 16 and Christine Reed, 18 who had been raped and stabbed.
In the spring of 1956, Lady Dorothy Macmillan’s brother, the Duke of Devonshire ‘dropped dead’ in front of his doctor, Dr. John Bodkin Adams .
Dr Adams was arrested in connection with the deaths of a number of his patients.
Former Attorney General Hartley Shawcross. His first wife, Alberta Shyvers, took her own life in 1943. sussexexpress.
During the Adams committal hearing in January 1957, Hartley Shawcross was seen dining with Adams’s suspected lover, Sir Roland Gwynne (Mayor of Eastbourne from 1929 to 1931), and the Lord Chief Justice, Rayner Goddard, at a hotel in Lewes, near Eastbourne.
There is suspicion of a cover-up.
Dr Adams was acquitted.
Lady Dorothy Macmillan, wife of former UK prime minister Harold Macmillan. Lady Dorothy was the daughter of the 9th Duke of Devonshire
Reportedly, Harold Macmillan, the UK’s Conservative Party Prime Minister from 1957-1963, was expelled from the top private school called Eton for ‘homosexual perversion’.
Dorothy had many affairs, including one with the bisexual Lord Boothby.
UK Government asset Lord Goodman , a powerful British Jew, protected people like Tom Driberg MP, Sir Anthony Blunt and Lord Boothby “who were regularly seen at parties with rent boys and arrested at public toilets.”
The police acquired a memorandum belonging to a Daily Mail journalist, concerning stories of homosexuality between “a police officer, a magistrate, and a doctor”.
The doctor was said to be Adams.
The ‘magistrate’ was Sir Roland Gwynne, Mayor of Eastbourne from 1929 to 1931 and brother of Rupert Gwynne, MP for Eastbourne from 1910 to 1924. The ‘police officer’ was the Deputy Chief Constable of Eastbourne, Alexander Seekings.
160 of Bodkin Adams’s patients had died mysteriously, 132 of them writing the doctor into their wills.
“Harold Macmillan, and the then Attorney General, Reginald Manningham-Buller, were both related to one of Dr Adams’ likely victims….
“A homosexual relationship existed between Adams and a powerful local politician, who had protected him for over thirty years.”
Wheatley villagers remember Mrs May teaching Sunday school classes and regularly attending religious services in her father’s church. While a student at Oxford university, she even found time to attend the annual meeting of the parochial church council chaired by her father.
Theresa May was a good speaker at the Union and an active member of another student debating group, the Edmund Burke Society, which in her last year she chaired, presiding over proceedings
…her boyfriend and future husband — two years her junior — who attracted attention as a potential rising political star. Philip May was the toast of the debating chamber, a friend of Benazir Bhutto, the future Prime Minister of Pakistan who was to be assassinated in 2007.
It was Benazir who introduced Philip to Theresa at a Conservative association disco — he the centre of much attention, she the barely-noticed ex-grammar schoolgirl and vicar’s daughter.
Over the past week, Theresa May’s tenure and competence as Home Secretary has come under increased scrutiny, particularly in regards to the issue of police cuts and national security.
However, in the week that Britons go to the polls, we consider another aspect of her past record which calls into question her competency, or perhaps lack of.
Investigation into historic child abuse claims In February 2013, then Home Office permanent secretary, Mark Sedwill, commissioned an investigation into a collection of documents relating to historic child abuse cases dating from 1979–1999.
Sedwill quickly discovered that 114 potentially relevant files were missing, presumed lost or destroyed.
Among these documents there is believed to have been a dossier which was passed to Lord Brittan by the late Conservative MP Geoffrey Dickens.
Whilst Home Secretary, Theresa May tasked NSPCC head, Peter Wanless, to review the Sedwill investigation, and look into the Home Office failings.
Theresa May has since admitted that there “might have been” a cover-up at the Home Office in the 1980s concerning allegations that politicians were involved in child sex abuse. However, she stated that an official review found that the claim was “not proven”.
Nevertheless, The Wanless report concluded that “shambolic” record keeping at the Home Office meant a definite answer could not be given either way. Though the files remained missing, it claimed that no one person could be directly connected to the allegations.
Former child protection manager Peter McKelvie claimed that at least 20 prominent people in Westminster had abused children. There was the suggestion that they used children’s homes as a “supply line” but this is yet to be substantiated.
Mr McKelvie discovered potential links between paedophiles and the government when he was assisting police in investigating convicted paedophile and founding member of twisted organisation PIE (Paedophile Information Exchange), Peter Righton.
According to McKelvie, amongst evidence seized from Righton’s home in 1992 there was a haul of documents pointing to a “very well organised paedophile network”, dating as far back as the 1950s and 1960s.
Several police operations into child sex abuse are still ongoing, including Operation Fairbank and Operation Fernbridge—a probe into up to 40 MPs involved or complicit in child abuse—and others investigating particular children’s homes and authorities.
Allegations of child murders and sinister orgies in the Dolphin Square flats complex in Westminster have also surfaced during the course of these investigations.
A paedophile ring is said to have been run by a “powerful elite” including not only MPs, but also ministers and an even larger number of people aware of its existence; people that could have stopped it, yet did nothing.
Jackie Malton, the former detective chief inspector with the Metropolitan Police, said: “There is clear evidence that something was happening […] Either the police disbelieved it, or they covered it up one way or another.”
Vishambar Mehrotra, a retired magistrate, believes his son was murdered 33 years ago and fell prey to one of these rings. The skull and several rib bones of Vishal, 8, were discovered in 1982 by pigeon shooters in remote marshland at Durford Abbey Farm, at Rogate, close to the Hampshire-West Sussex border.
Just why police and prosecutors failed to tackle these claims, many of which emerged years ago, remains an enduring question.
In July 2014, Clive Driscoll, a former senior Metropolitan police officer, claimed he was moved from his post after revealing plans to investigate politicians over claims of child abuse alleged to have taken place in children’s homes in the ’80s.
In an internal meeting in 1998, he revealed the names of suspects he intended to investigate. Soon after, he was taken off the case. He told the BBC his inquiry was “all too uncomfortable to a lot of people”.
Investigative journalist Don Hale also referenced an incident in which former Employment Secretary Barbara Castle handed him a dossier containing sexual abuse allegations in the 1980s. He claimed that his home was later raided by Special Branch, the file confiscated, and threats of imprisonment followed.
At this stage, it may be worth bearing in mind the words of Conservative Whip, Tim Fortescue, when discussing ‘Dirt books’ in 1995: “It might be a scandal involving small boys… they’d come and ask if we could help”.
The current whereabouts of the dossier remains unknown. The Independent Police Complaints Commission have since launched an inquiry into 14 different claims of police and establishment cover-ups. One deals with dropped criminal allegations against a politician during a child abuse investigation in south London, another into the suspected Dolphin Square ring and the dissolution of the case due to officers being “too near prominent people”.
For two Home Secretaries to have ‘lost’ material of such a serious and consequential nature is, of course, alarming. However, when one of those Home Secretaries goes on to become our Prime Minister, any chance of ever winning justice for children, like 8 year-old Vishal Mehrotra, tragically appears more distant than ever.
Dr John B Harman’s sister married to Lord Longford – friend of paedophile Jimmy Savile and child murderer Myra Hindley
Lord Frank Longford (who sent flowers when Beck died and befriended child killer Myra Hindley) is uncle by marriage to Harriet Harman
Sir Simon Hornby, (older brother of paedophile Charles Hornby) had seven years previously married the Queen Mother’s racehorse trainer’s daughter, Sharon Cazalet, in a star studded wedding. The Queen Mother, Princess Margaret, Noel Coward, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are all on film walking into a tiny village church in Shipbourne in Kent for the occasion.[ii] At the Cazalet family home Fairlawnes in Kent, the Queen Mother had often been a guest, as well as the historian Elizabeth Longford (nee Harman) and her husband, Labour Peer, Lord Frank Longford
Harriet Harman (PIE-Linked) of NCCL – her father Dr John Harman
was adamant (Bodkin) Adams’ treatment, though unusual, was not reckless.)
DPP get report on Paedophile Information Exchange says Scotland Yard on 24 August 1983
PIE – Harman
In August 1983, a Scottish headmaster, Charles Oxley, handed over a dossier about PIE to Scotland Yard after infiltrating the group, the Glasgow Herald wrote. He said the group had about 1,000 members.
But the NCCL continued to defend having PIE as a member.
As late as September 1983, an NCCL officer was quoted in the Daily Mail saying the group was campaigning to lower the age of consent to 14. “An offiliate [sic] group like the Paedophile Information Exchange would agree with our policy. That does not mean it’s a mutual thing and we have to agree with theirs.”
How much did Harman and her husband the MP Jack Dromey knew about the group during their time working at the National Council for Civil Liberties, now Liberty, in the late 1970s. PIE was affiliated to the NCCL from the late 1970s to early 1980s.
In Eastbourne it is healthy
And the residents are wealthy
It’s a miracle that anybody dies;
Yet this pearl of English lidos
Is a slaughter house of widows –
If their bank rolls are above the normal size.
If they’re lucky in addition
In their choice of a physician
And remember him when making out their wills
And bequeath their Rolls Royces
Then they soon hear angel voices
And are quickly freed from all their earthly ills.
If they’re nervous or afraid of
What a heroine is made of
Their mentality will soon be reconditioned
So they needn’t feel neglected
They will shortly be infected
With the heroin in which they are deficient.
As we witnessed the deceased borne
From the stately homes of Eastbourne
We are calm, for it may safely be assumed
That each lady that we bury
In the local cemetery
Will re-surface – when the body is exhumed.
It’s the mortuary chapel
If they touch an Adam’s apple
After parting with a Bentley as a fee
So to liquidate your odd kin
By the needle of the bodkin
Send them down to sunny Eastbourne by the sea.
Lord Justice Fulford was revealed to have been a founder of a ‘defence committee’ for the Paedophile Information Exchange while it was openly calling for the age of consent to be cut to just four.
He discussed holding courtroom protests at meetings with PIE chairman Tom O’Carroll – who was jailed for two years in 1981 for conspiracy to corrupt public morals – and wrote articles claiming O’Carroll’s trial was an ‘act of oppression’ because the child sex campaigners only wanted to ‘make friends’.
The Prime Minister has approved the appointment of Lord Justice Fulford as the first Investigatory Powers Commissioner.
The Prime Minister has approved the appointment of Lord Justice Fulford as the first Investigatory Powers Commissioner for a 3-year term. Lord Justice Fulford will take up appointment with immediate effect.
Prime Minister Theresa May said:
I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Lord Justice Fulford as the first Investigatory Powers Commissioner. He brings a wealth of experience in the judiciary and expertise in matters of law which will be crucial to his vital role scrutinising the use of investigatory powers, as part of a world-leading oversight regime.
The Rt Hon Sir Adrian Fulford qualified as a barrister in 1978 and took Silk in 1994. He was appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court in 1995. He was appointed a High Court Judge of the Queen’s Bench Division on 21 November 2002. He was elected to serve as 1 of the 18 judges of the International Criminal Court in 2003 for a term of 9 years, and was assigned to the Trial Division. He was sworn into office on 11 March 2003. He was appointed as a Lord Justice of Appeal on 10 May 2013.
With effect from 1 January 2015, Sir Adrian was the Deputy Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales. From 1 January 2016 he became the Senior Presiding Judge. He is currently the Judge in Charge of IT and leads for the judiciary on HM Courts & Tribunals Service reform.
Whilst holding the appointment as the Investigatory Powers Commissioner, Sir Adrian will remain a Judge of the Court of Appeal.
Judge Fulford presided over Roger Laing 2015 Oct 2 Court of Appeal  No aspersions are being made about whether the right decision was made in this particular case of child abuse.
However the appeal brought to mind that Judge Fulford was accused in 2014 by the Mail of backing the Paedophile Information Exchange PIE and being in groups that supported it. High Court judge and the child sex ring: Adviser to Queen was founder of paedophile support group to keep offenders out of jail
He has apologised for some of his links but says he has no memories of others, states the Guardian, Judge apologises for involvement with NCCL group linked to PIE 
The Mail on Sunday states “But he said he had “no memory” of being a founder member of the Conspiracy Against Public Morals, which the Mail continues was set up to defend PIE leaders facing criminal charges.”
An official investigation by the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office took place by Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore. It concluded on 18 June 2014, that the allegations against Fulford were “without substance” and he “was not and had never been a supporter of PIE or its aims”. Following his exoneration, Fulford resumed sitting as a judge on the full range of appeals 
Unfortunately the Ministry of Justice and the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office have not been transparent about the investigation.
They issued a dismissive press statement [11a] and below, stating that Fulford was exonerated after after two “lengthy” interviews with “searching questions” put to him by fellow Justice, Justice Lord Kerr, a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom to which Adrian Fulford reponded!
How much easier if their names were given as well..
Just for information the Lord Chief Justice was Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, who is John Thomas, Baron Thomas of Cwmgiedd  and without the titles just plain John Thomas. The Lord Chancellor was just plain Chris Grayling . Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore turns out to be Brian Kerr, Baron Kerr of Tonaghmore or just plain Brian Kerr 
The Ministry of Justice has refused to publish a copy of the report on grounds of confidentiality and personal information [11b]. They even took the statement down from their website after a year as revealed by this FOI request
Whilst the Mail group is often gossip from the gutter, the MOJ statement, undated and unsigned is breathtaking in its arrogance. It does not even address the issue of group that Adrian Fulford is supposed to have founded – “Conspiracy against Public Morals” which supported PIE.
It is not denied that Fulford (Adrian) was there at the third meeting on 11 Sept 1979 nor even that he founded the group. In October 1979 the Mail says Fulford wrote a full-page article in gay rights magazine Broadsheet, in which he was described as ‘the founder’ of the PIE support group.
Among those also attending the 11 Sept meeting were Sandy Marks and Tim Brown.
Sandy Marks and Tim Brown were both members of the radical Fallen Angels collective who according to Charlotte Russell, the pre-eminent researcher in this field, “the Fallen Angels took it upon themselves to call the Gay Movement to account, their final three sentences underlined concluding their case” 
“The question is whether gay complicity in the oppression of children and pedophiles is to persist”
“The ILGA must acknowledge adult-child relations as crucial to the development of a coherent sexual politics.”
“We demand the right to form alternative relations with kids – on their terms, and to affirm the erotic in those relations.”
Tim Brown wrote “Show me an adult who is not a paedophile…Sex with children is wonderful… Children are wonderful they should not be subjected to any kind of guilt trip or legal shit about their bodies and their sexuality. It is theirs and nobody else’s.” Tim Brown, London N19 
Sandy Marks chaired the Islington social services committee during the children’s homes scandal of the 1990s, attended a conference with a radical pro-paedophile activist group called Fallen Angels in 1980.
Her other paedophilic links are explored in this article Islington kids’ homes scandal: Shame of ex-mayor Sandy Marks’ pro-paedophile past 
These articles by Ms Russell confirm the agenda of the Fallen Angels and much else
CONSPIRACY AGAINST PUBLIC MORALS: PAEDOPHILIA & PUBLIC MORALS (OCTOBER 1980) 
IGA Conference April 1980: The Fallen Angels take PIE’s fight to Barcelona
Little Angels? A letter to Socialist Challenge from Fallen Angel Tim Brown (October 1979) 
Fallen Angels: Paedophilia – Summary Submission to the ILGA Conference, Barcelona 1980 
Islington kids’ homes scandal: Shame of ex-mayor Sandy Marks’ pro-paedophile past 
“.. Islington had become a focal point for the politicisation of paedophilia,” said Ms Russell.
Although Adrian Fulford is reported as saying that Tom O’Carrolls presence ‘left me feeling extremely uncomfortable’, he does not mention that the Fallen Angels made him feel at all queasy.
Sandy Marks has said various things about the time, one of which is she cannot remember events of this time due to illness. Islington Council have said they are shocked and that there will be an investigation by a “top lawyer”. It is not clear who the “top” lawyer is, or how “top” they will be, whether the investigation has begun or when the Report will be published.
It is essential that Adrian Fulford must give evidence to this inquiry. He clearly would have first hand evidence, from the inside, of what happened at the time. Perhaps he could be “top witness”.
Clearly if someone of his position does not give evidence, then the Islington investigation cannot be remotely to be said to be a thorough investigation. It would be negligent not to.
It would also be very interesting as to what Sandy Marks might have to say about Adrian Fulford..
As long as the MOJ is secretive and dismissive, and justice is not seen to be done then there naturally will be suspicions. The public obviously do not know the detail of what was considered, but would be right to demand further information. Is it right that Judges investigate themselves and then publish the report? These Judges could even be friends.
Ministry of Justice and Child Protection Policy
Also worrying is that the Ministry of Justice does not have any child protection policy [11c]
Can you email me the Child Protection Policy of the Ministry of Justice?”
The MoJ adheres to the requirements of the Children’s Acts 1989 and 2004. To establish whether the information was held I conducted a thorough search, and made enquires within Judicial Office as well as Civil and Family Justice Policy areas. It may help if I clarify that the information being requested is not held by MoJ because there is no legal or business requirement for MoJ to do so. There is no MoJ wide Child Protection Policy each business area would consider the need for a specific policy given the context of the work which that area carries out. The work of the MoJ is vast and diverse and as such one policy would not necessarily encompass the entirety of its business sufficiently and different areas of the MoJ have policies designed to address their unique needs.
Judges and Blackmail
If a Judge was a paedophile supporter it would be quite within the bounds of possibility, in fact the very MO of the “security” services that the judge was blackmailed by the deep state, the secret services. He could be put into positions of power to do the bidding of those very services. Indeed the secret services are often accused of running the child abuse networks for this very purpose.
Lord Justice Fulford, is now a Lord Justice of Appeal and as of 1 January 2016, is the Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales. He was also appointed as the Investigatory Powers Commissioner for a 3-year term on 3 March 2017
Fulford’s job is to “authorise and oversee the use of snooping powers by public authorities” .
Some people may still be worried that he is “authorising and overseeing” authorities who could have control over him by blackmail.
Some may be worried that as Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales, Sir Adrian Fulford has not been publicly exonerated of being free of any sinister influence over him in the public positions he holds.
Is it right that a Judicial Report about the links to paedophile and child abusing groups, of a man who is Investigatory Powers Commissioner and the Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales, is kept secret?
Shame on the murky Judicial Conduct Investigations Office and MOJ.
The Judicial Conduct Investigations Office – a body that is supposed to investigate complaints into the judiciary.
Is that not extra reason for justice to be seen to be done?
Is that not extra reason to be transparent?
Is it the same old story that power breeds arrogance?
Is it the illusion of justice that is being propagandised to the people?
Are the judiciary being blackmailed by the deep state?
How do we know that the following is not the true scenario?
Brian had a couple of chats with his friend Adrian, perhaps at the urinals down at the club. Adrian replied. Brian told John and Chris who were in the bar, that there was nothing to it. Squeaky clean old boy, squeaky clean. It was all dressed up as legit, titles added, committee names, hyperbole, as per, so on and so forth. Jobs a good un.
John, Chris, Brian and Adrian all know Andy. Its in the interest of national security, after all.
Apparently so is raping children….
If its not, then the Report of the Inquiry into Sir Adrian Fulford must be published.
Hers (Cynthia Payne’s) was a high-class establishment. The clients at her afternoon “parties” – as the police found when, just before Christmas in 1978, they kicked her nice front door down—vicars, barristers, bankers, an MP and “a peer of the realm”.
Isn’t it an interesting juxtaposition that this house is just around the corner from the Bishop of Southwark’s.
The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Donald Coggan with the three new bishops – two of them formerly Anglican monks – consecrated at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. They are, from left, the Rt Rev Anselm Genders, Bishop of Burmuda and formerly Bursar of the Community of the Resurrection in Mirfield, Dr Coggan, The Rt Rev Peter Ball, Suffragan Bishop of Lewes in the diocese of Chichester, and the Rt Rev Peter Nott, Suffragan Bishop of Taunton and formerly Rector of Baconsfield in Buckinghamshire.
Convicted paedophile Bishop Peter Ball was
Chaplain at Ardingly 1990-94
Convicted paedophile Bishop Peter Ball
was also investigated as part of a ring.
The newly releaseddocuments also suggest Ball associated with other known sex offenders in the clergy and was investigated in 2008 for being part of suspected pedophile ring.
The documents show Ball covered for and helped priests accused of sex abuse.
Current Archbishop Justin Welby launched an independent review into the Church of England’s response to the allegations.
A spokesperson for Lord Carey declined to comment.
The Democratic Unionist party (DUP) is the largest political party in the devolved Northern Ireland assembly (where it shared power with the Irish republican party Sinn Féin until the start of this year) and with 10 MPs in the 2017 UK general election, its best-ever Westminster performance, the fifth-largest party in the House of Commons.
Founded by Ian Paisley, it is led by Arlene Foster and its support of the Conservatives in parliament will allow Theresa May to form a government.
The claim that Mr Paisley had asked the Israeli ambassador about arms is included in files released by the National Archives of Ireland.
In June 1985, Noel Dorr – Ireland’s ambassador in London – wrote a letter to his boss in Dublin on the conversation he had at a recent function.
“I expressed surprise at this since I thought it unlikely that Paisley would leave himself open on something like this,” Mr Dorr wrote.
The Israeli ambassador, Yahuda Avner, said Mr Paisley was talking about “border protection”.
“I said I presumed that the emphasis was on surveillance equipment rather than on arms but the ambassador did not elaborate further on the detail of the request,” Mr Dorr said.
“I would assume that what happened is that Paisley may have written to the ambassador to seek a meeting in regard to ‘border protection’. The ambassador possibly interpreted this general phrase as referring to weapons rather than technology.”
The ambassador told Mr Paisley that “these things” could only be dealt with between governments.
Haughey believed Jimmy Savile would be a good mediator for Thatcher dealings
A letter in the National Archives reveals details of a meeting between the pair at the Central Remedial Clinic in the 1980s.
Dec 28th 2013
CHARLES HAUGHEY BELIEVED BBC presenter Jimmy Savile would make a good mediator for meetings between the British and Irish governments.
Following a meeting in 1980 at the Central Remedial Clinic, founder Lady Valerie Goulding, wrote to the Taoiseach to thank him for seeing Savile, one of the charity’s most important patrons.
The document, released under the 30 Year Rule today, repeats a suggestion by the Fianna Fáil leader that the Top of the Pops front man “could be a good mediator as he really is very well in with Mrs. Thatcher and members of the Opposition as well”.
Haughey and Savile sat down for tea at the CRC on 26 May 1980. The DJ became a regular visitor at Abbeville when he visited Dublin to organise sponsored walks as part of his charity work for the CRC.
Jimmy Savile guest of An Taoiseach…Photographed at an Taoiseach’s Office, Government Buildings…1980-05-26.26th May 1980.26-05-80.05-26-80..From left:..An Taoiseach Charles Haughey TD..Lady Valerie Goulding of the Central Remedial Clinic..Jimmy Savile.
It was another two decades before allegations of paedophilia emerged publicly about Savile. The CRC has issued statements to stress that he never had private access to patients during his visits to the treatment centre for those with disabilities.
Since ITV aired a documentary last year, police in London have launched Operation Yewtree to investigate allegations of sex abuse within the BBC. The probe is split into three strands – allegations involving Savile, those involving Savile and others and those involving others.
More than 600 people have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse against Savile alone, making him one of the most prolific sex offenders the UK has ever seen.
Larger version here. (Image: Sinéad O’Carroll/TheJournal.ie)
The CRC has been at the centre of its own controversy this year as it became embroiled in the salary top-ups scandal.
Under Section 38 of the Health Act 2004, which includes both health agencies and voluntary hospitals, bodies may not supplement approved rates of remuneration with either Exchequer funding or non-government sources of funding.
The DUP have strong historical links with Loyalist paramilitary groups.
When Enoch Powell was expelled from the Tory party after his fascist turn, he moved to Northern Ireland. There, his campaign manager was a young man named Jeffrey Donaldson, who says on his website:
“I worked alongside two of the greatest names in Unionism in the 20th century. Between 1982 and 1984 I worked as Enoch Powell’s constituency agent, successfully spearheading Mr. Powell’s election campaigns of 1983 and 1986 when the South Down seat was retained despite the fact the constituency contained a natural ‘nationalist’ majority.”
Their most famous politician was Ian Paisley, one of the founders of the party, who entered the Good Friday Agreement with their long standing rivals Sinn Fein which led to peace in Northern Ireland and a period of stability.
Has Theresa May considered bringing back Enoch Powell aides Harvey Proctor and Barbara Hewson cousin Jonathan Denby to negotiate with DUP?
DUP and UUP call for Kincora Boys’ Home to be included in abuse inquiry UUP leader Mike Nesbitt refers to claims children were used by British intelligence services “to gain control over prominent public figures”
When the still, mostly classified (due to allegations that boys were supplied to Lord Louis Mountbatten’s ‘bloodsports’ lodge in County Sligo), selective investigation into Kincora in 1981 revealed that McGrath was not only a notorious paedophile, but also a paedophile pimp to the British establishment. Tara was effectively finished as an organisation. The investigation also revealed that McGrath set-up and administered Kincora as a centre for raping young boys and among McGrath’s well connected circle included John McKeague (founder of the Red Hand Commandos), as well as other prominent politicians and political personalities in England such as Sir Anthony Blunt (a third cousin of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the late Queen Mother and once named as the ‘most dangerous woman in Europe’ by none other than Adolf Hitler), along with Sir Knox Cunningham (the Queen’s Counsel). Both members of the Cambridge scene of political research and development operations.
1959 Captain Peter Montgomery former BBC staff member in Belfast
Lord Louis Mountbatten former chauffeur Norman Nield exposed him
Meanwhile, in New Zealand, there have been such newspaper headlines as, “‘Uncle Dickie’ the Sex Pervert” (N.Z. Truth, Sept. 8, 1987), since Mountbatten’s former chauffeur, Norman Nield, started revealing details of the late Lord Mountbatten’s alleged sexual exploitation of boys.
Paedophile Lord Louis Mountbatten
Edward Prince of Wales and his cousin Lord Louis Mountbatten “relax” in a canvas swimming pool on board H. M. S. Renown during their 1920 Empire Tour.
Lord Louis was a great grandson of Queen Victoria and the uncle of Prince Philip (consort of Queen Elizabeth II). Mountbatten was also a promiscuous bisexual who was famously rumored to have had an affair with Edward VIII (who was Prince of Wales at the time) when he accompanied him on his Empire tours (see photo above).
The Queen. Like any human being, she is subject to the influence of those around her. While he lived, Lord Mountbatten was a persuasive counsellor, and he formulated the plan for Prince Charles’s unusually rigorous education.
He knew people who were very powerful. If McGrath had been unmasked at an early stage, Blunt would have been named as a paedophile and no one could have been sure who else would possibly be named. There were top hats and royalty in that circle.
1978 – The Dorchester Hotel where members of the royal family rose to give a standing ovation to Jimmy Savile as he walked into the banqueting hall for a Special Variety Club luncheon. Savile was seating between Lord Louis Mountbatten and Sir Billy Butlin and was praised by Angus Ogilvy, husband of Princess Alexandra.
Savile, Dublin & Belfast: Time to re-evaluate his role in The Troubles?
RUC didn’t treat Jimmy Savile abuse claim seriously
March 12 2013
The RUC did not treat a complaint from a victim of Jimmy Savile properly, a damning report reveals today.
It is one of eight police forces across the UK that have come under fire for ignoring Savile’s abuse victims as it emerged the disgraced presenter could have been stopped as early as 1964.
Inspectors said there is a “distinct possibility” that officers could fail to prevent another Savile-like scandal from happening.
In its 60-page report, Mistakes Were Made, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) suggested some victims whose complaints weren’t formally recorded were dealt with brusquely.
Eight victims had claimed that they tried unsuccessfully to report crimes – four who approached the Met, and one each who went to police in Cheshire, Merseyside, West Yorkshire and the then RUC, now the PSNI.
Last night a PSNI spokeswoman said: “PSNI have engaged the HMIC review and sought to provide inspectors with as much information as possible.
“We have now received the final report and will give full consideration to its findings and recommendations.”
No further details about the allegation made to the RUC are included in the report.
HMIC said: “We have concerns about the extent to which victims may have tried to report their allegations to the police… and, for whatever reason, were not treated as they should have been.”
It concluded: “We consider the failure to connect the various allegations was critical to the eventual outcome of the investigations. There was intelligence available of four separate investigations which was never linked together and, because of that failure to ‘join the dots’, there was a failure to understand the potential depth of Savile’s criminality.”
Just five allegations and two pieces of intelligence were recorded against Savile during his lifetime, HMIC found. This is in stark contrast to the 450 claims made against the former Top Of The Pops presenter after Operation Yewtree was launched by Metropolitan Police in October.
The earliest record uncovered by HMIC naming Savile in connection with a sexual abuse probe is dated 1964, but officers failed to act on the intelligence received.
A damning report by Met Police and NSPCC said Savile’s offending spanned from 1955 to 2009, meaning his reign of abuse could have been cut short by 45 years.
Alan Collins, a solicitor from law firm Pannone who is representing more than 40 of Savile’s victims, said further opportunities to investigate Savile were lost.
“There is a definite risk that unless policies and attitudes change, Savile will happen again,” he said.
As well as the 1964 Scotland Yard ledger, a record of an anonymous letter to the Met Police in 1998 was found, alleging that Savile was a paedophile.
One man who came forward in 1963 in Cheshire to allege rape against Savile was told to “forget about it” and “move on”, HMIC said.
Another went to Vine Street police station in London to report that his girlfriend was assaulted at a recording of Top Of The Pops and was warned that he “could be arrested for making such allegations” and sent away.
HM Inspector of Constabulary Drusilla Sharpling said: “The findings in this report are of deep concern, and clearly there were mistakes in how the police handled the allegations made against Savile during his lifetime.”
Considering whether such abuse on a similar scale could happen again, Ms Sharpling said it is neither “enough nor correct to say this couldn’t happen now”.
The HMIC report said that “the inconsistencies in approach that the forces have taken mean that there is a distinct possibility that such failures could be repeated”.
The 1964 intelligence record naming Savile also contains the first known reference to Duncroft School, the children’s home in Staines, Surrey.
Police had evidence of sexual abuse involving Duncroft pupils but “lost sight” of this intelligence until last year, HMIC said.
The next occasion Duncroft became known to police, in the context of allegations made against Savile, was in 2007 when Surrey Police commenced their investigation.
Jimmy Savile during a sponsored charity walk in Belfast on the Ravenhill Road in November 1976
A Northern Ireland woman who was befriended by Sir Jimmy Savile has said she is shocked and disgusted by claims that he was a predatory sex abuser.
Mrs Craig, who befriended Savile through her work with the Disabled Police Officers’ Association of Northern Ireland (DPOA),said: “I find it quite unbelievable — this is definitely not the man that I knew.”
Rosemary Craig, a “great friend” of the presenter, described the allegations as unbelievable and not in keeping with the man she knew.
Her husband, an ex-RUC officer, was severely injured after being shot by the IRA. She has done a lot of work with the DPOA.
She added: “Jimmy was a great friend and helped with the disabled police officers’ charity.
“He was the very first person to help me. At the time there was very little being done for disabled police officers.
“I wrote a letter to Jimmy Savile and he immediately responded. He sent me the money to fly over with a disabled officer and got him a new lightweight wheelchair. He put me on to Richard Branson who brought a Virgin aeroplane into Northern Ireland and took 375 disabled officers, their helpers and families to Florida for a holiday. All down to Jimmy Savile.”
Newly uncovered UK government files show that, in 1986, the then MI5 director general Sir Antony Duff wrote to the then Cabinet Secretary Sir Robert Armstrong about serious child abuse by top people..dailymail.
The files name former MI6 deputy director Peter Hayman, former Home Secretary Leon Brittan, Margaret Thatcher’s close aide Peter Morrison and Conservative Member of Parliament William van Straubenzee.
The files refer to the Kincora children’s home in Northern Ireland where boys were abused.
1961 School Trip to The Houses of Parliament with Wokingham MP William Van Straubenzee.
William van Straubenzee has connections to the Church, the Military, Northern Ireland, Kincora, Edward Heath, the Ministry of Education and Richmond Council, all of which have been linked to the UK child abuse scandal.William van Straubenzee
Henry van Straubenzee
Princes William and Harry were said to be ‘devastated’ after a teenage friend, Henry van Straubenzee, died in a car crash.
Henry van Straubenzee was killed instantly when the car in which he was a passenger hit a tree outside the exclusive prep school, Ludgrove, where all three boys were once pupils.
“A cover-up operation involving former British Ministers has been penetrated by SUNDAY WORLD during a detailed probe of the Dublin bombings.
“The men named in another Littlejohn type cover-up are Mr. William Whitelaw, former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, and Mr. William Van Straubenzee, his Tory colleague, who was Minister for State for NI. in the Heath administration.
“Self-confessed mass murderer, Albert Walker Baker, has claimed he ‘made a deal’ with Mr. Van Straubenzee in Crumlin Road Jail in August, 1973.
“Later he signed documents agreeing to the ‘deal’ in the presence of Mr. Whitelaw – who was N.I. Secretary at that time.
“Baker was then on remand awaiting trial on charges of murdering four Catholics in Belfast.”
Telephone call from Lord Longford. He is setting up an independent commission of inquiry to look at the whole question of pornography.
‘It’s a high-powered group. We’ve got two bishops, an archbishop, a High Court judge and broadcaster and sage Malcolm Muggeridge. But we need some young blood. I thought of you and Cliff Richard. What do you say?’ I said yes.
Tuesday, June 15, 1971
Lunch at the Garrick Club with Lord Longford and the Evening Standard film critic, Alexander Walker. Lord L. was particularly mellow, fresh from yesterday’s trip to Windsor where he was installed as a Knight of the Garter.
I just found this on Saviles brother being sacked from Springfield mental hospital…he did live in Richmond
article was Evening Times, Feb 2 1981 just b4 Stingemore was sacked from Grafton close childrens home and more than a year b4 Elm raid…
In the late 1970s, Jimmy Savile’s brother, Johnnie, began working at Springfield Hospital where he ran the hospital radio. He was dismissed in 1980 after assaulting seven women (including staff and patients). He then went to Richmond Royal Hospital… as well as working for The Variety Club of Great Britain.
Dr Morris Fraser
Morris Fraser, the prolific predatory paedophile from the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, was employed by Springfield Hospital in1974.
Johnnie Savile was the brother of the notorious predatory paedophile and necrophiliac, Jimmy. By all accounts, Johnnie traded in on his brother’s fame. The consensus is that he was insignificant, but from what I have seen, he was far from it. Johnnie was perverse, no stranger to controversy and ‘in’ with the ‘right’ crowd.
South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust Inquiry
Despite claims in 1980 that Johnnie had assaulted one female patient and following the Jimmy Savile review, an inquiry was undertaken in 2015 by South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust in to Johnnie, which confirmed that between 1978 and 1980, he had assaulted seven women, including:
one staff member.
In this BBC Report a victim of Johnnie Savile states how she was raped whilst at Springfield Hospital and that her attempts to report the matter were ignored.
A determined man is 52 year old Richmond man, Johnnie Savile.
Johnnie, brother of television and radio celebrity Jimmy Savile, has taken up the challenge of raising £16,000 to pay for a new x-ray machine at Barnes Hospital.
Johnnie, who is married to Gerda and his two daughters, Maureen (20) and Diana (21), is a well known figure in Richmond as he has been raising funds for different charities in the borough for over 40 years.
“I am a member of the League of Friends of the Royal Hospital and I stage discos for patients and staff’s birthdays or if a member of staff is leaving” he said.
He is a regular visitor to Lancaster House, Richmond, the home for retarded children and often brings with him games and toys. He sometimes take the children on outings.
Johnnie visits the home on behalf of the Variety Club of Great Britain, of which he has been a barker for over 20 years.
“I said I would be willing to stage a free disco at whatever school raised the most money in the sponsored walk but even that doesn’t seem to have inspired much interest”, he said.
Johnnie has however received help from one source. Children at a Home in Battersea have said they will organise a sponsored walk on behalf of the hospital.
…not only was Johnnie a member of the League of Friends of Richmond Royal, he also put on the discos, had constant access to a local children’s home and was able to take the children on outings as well as connections to Barnes Hospital, the Variety Club and a care home in Battersea. He was also doing children’s discos and local fetes.
Questions need to be answered!
Johnnie died in 1998. Nobody seems very concerned about the level of access he had to children with disabilities and in care homes. I think the whole situation needs to be looked at again – for the sake of the vulnerable children who I feel had been badly let down by the system.
it’s important another inquiry is carried out in to how he was allowed unfettered access to both Lancaster House and a Battersea children’s home and that Richmond upon Thames Social Services Department yet again has some very serious questions to answer.
Top of the Pops
Johnnie on Top of the Pops with his brother, Jimmy – celebrating the 800th edition on 26th July 1979.
Faithfull was born in South Africa, the daughter of a nurse and an army officer. When her father was killed in the First World War in 1916, her mother returned to England. She was educated at Bournemouth and studied then at the Sorbonne, which she financed by work in a nursery in Paris. In 1978 the University of Warwick made her an Honorary Doctor of Letters and in 1995, she also received the same degree from the Oxford Brookes University. She was elected an honorary fellow of St Hilda’s College, Oxford in 1992.
After her education Faithfull worked at Birmingham Settlement for three years until 1935 running clubs and acting as a caseworker. She entered subsequently the education department of the London County Council as a care committee organiser. During the Second World War and until 1948, she served as a regional welfare officer for the evacuee programme. In the following decade she became employed as an inspector in the children’s department of the Home Office.
Faithfull joined the Oxford City Council in 1958 as one of the first children’s officers. She was appointed its Director of Social Services in 1970, retiring four years later. In the New Year’s Honours 1972, she was awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. Four years later, in 1976, Margaret Thatcher offered her a seat in the House of Lords and after an initial refusal she accepted a life peerage with the title Baroness Faithfull, of Wolvercote, in the County of Oxfordshire on 26 January. In the House, she was instrumental in the passing of the Children Act 1989. She helped to establish and from 1995 chaired the All Party Parliamentary Group for Children. She was a vociferous opponent of Home Secretary, Michael Howard’s Criminal Justice and Public Order Bill of 1994 which proposed the establishment of secure ‘training centres’ in the grounds of adult prisons for children aged between 12 and 14, arguing that locking up children is ineffective and that the huge cost of these could be better spent intervening with families at an earlier stage.
She was trustee of a number of voluntary organisations, notably the Caldecott Community, and Bessels Leigh schools. vice-president of the National Association of Voluntary Hostels from 1978 and of Barnardo’s from 1989. Faithfull supported the National Children’s Bureau (paedohile Peter Righton et al) , of which she was president. In 1993 she founded the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, which works as a child protection agency helping sexually abused children and their families. She died unmarried in London in 1996.
Until July 2001, Valerie was the Chief Executive of the charity ChildLine. Under her leadership, ChildLine counselled over one million children and young people and it grew from a small London based project to the national service it is today. A social worker by background, she worked in the Family Welfare Association in Lambeth and Brent and rose to become Director of Social Services.
(In a long interview article with Wyre, published by Achilles Heel in 1992, he mentions the ‘Brent Boys’ case, in which several boys were abused in a children’s home. Coincidence?)
Dr Mike Harris, BSc MBBS FRC Psych
Dr Harris holds responsibility for high secure provision at Rampton Hospital; medium secure units at Arnold Lodge in Leicester and Wathwood Hospital in Rotherham the Community Forensic Services, including low secure beds for Nottinghamshire; Offender Health in Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire and the Trusts Capital Planning team and strategy. Dr Harris is based at Rampton Hospital. He continues to do outpatient psychiatry in the North of the county as well as assessing people for the GMC and NMC.
Miss Adrianne Jones, CBE
Now retired from paid employment and living in South Wales, Adrianne continues her involvement in social care and community matters through various charitable trusts, a housing association and a local school. Her time as a trustee of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation began in 1993 when Lucy, a former Director of Social Services, invited Adrianne to join the Board.
The majority of Adrianne’s working life was spent in local authority social services in Wales, in three London Boroughs and in Birmingham. She served on several national committees including those chaired by Peter Barclay (Role and Tasks of Social Workers) and Norman Warner (Inquiry into the selection, development and management of staff in children’s homes). She was President of the Association of Directors of Social Services in 1985. In 1994, after retiring as Director of Social Services in Birmingham, Adrianne led the Department of Health’s Support Force for Children’s Residential Care for 3 years. She subsequently undertook assignments, reviews and inquiries for the Government in Wales and for local authorities and voluntary organisations in England and Wales.
Mr John Trotter, LLB (Hons)
In particular, John represented social workers and the profession of social work in many child death and child abuse inquiries such as the inquiries into the deaths of Darren Clark, Paul Brown, Jasmine Beckford, Kimberly Carlisle, The Cleveland Inquiry, Victoria Climbie and others. John also represented ChildLine for many years and other organisations concerned with the safety and welfare of children.
Dr Arnon Bentovim MB BS FRCPsych, FRCPCH, DPM (Chair)
Dr Bentovim has conducted extensive research, training and consultation and has been involved with a number of organisations including; President of Relate 2001 until 2009; Chair of the Institute of Family Therapy, and the International Family Therapy Association 2004-2007 and Professional Advisor to ChildLine to 1990 to 2000.
Abuse campaigner: I told Esther Rantzen about paedo Jimmy Savile 18 years ago
She said: “I had been introduced to Esther through the late sex offender specialist Ray Wyre, as a victim of child abuse. I was talking to her about what needed to be done to help victims like me.
‘It could have been after a program… It said in The Sun that Ray Wyre [the pioneering probation officer who worked with paedophiles] introduced us and I did know him very well.’
Bottomley, PeterCorbyn, JeremyDrew, DavidJones, LynneNorris, DanThat this House notes with deep regret the sudden death of Mr Ray Wyre, founder of the Gracewell Clinic and prominent member of the team that established and developed the Lucy Faithfull Foundation; acknowledges with admiration his ground-breaking pioneering work for more than a quarter of a century in the development of effective sex offender treatment; recognises fully the huge debt of gratitude we owe to him for the formulation of his remedial programmes for victims of abuse and their extended families, together with disciplined measures designed to rehabilitate the perpetrators; registers unqualified appreciation of the stunning impact globally of Mr Wyre‘s outright commitment to the protection of children whilst offering hope for change to those who abused them, as he worked tirelessly to raise awareness of these issues with other organisations throughout the world; and expresses the fervent hope that those who have worked with and for Ray Wyre for so long to such good effect will ensure that his methods and philosophy are sustained and developed further in the same spirit as he would have wished.
Navy larks – yet again – like Jimmy Savile & bro in naval uniform photo?
Sir Jimmy Saville OBE DJ TV Presenter stands to attention in a naval uniform saluting onboard HMS Belfast in London with his Brother
Sir Jimmy Saville OBE DJ TV Presenter stands to attention in a naval uniform saluting onboard HMS Belfast in London with his Brother John They had not spoken for 8 years due to a family dispute until they met on board the ship May 1990
Dr Ray Wyre
Ray Wyre credited as a child protection expert and a sex crime consultant. He began his current career as a probation officer trained in social work in UK prisons, in his past he trained to become a Baptist Minister. It is during his time at HMS Albany, that Wyre began to branch away from accepted methods for handling those convicted of sex offences.
Springfield mental hospital have a childrens ward that Richmond social services used to refer children in their care to
Beverli Rhodes alleges she was raped by stepdad Patrick Rhodes at the age of 13 and passed around up to 60 of his evil cronies.
She also claims he took her to the BBC’s Wood Lane television studios in the early 1970s where she recalls being raped on three different occasions by men in dressing rooms.
And Beverli, now 51, says that she witnessed shamed DJ Savile’s brother abuse very young children at paedophile parties when she was 14 years old.
“Johnny Savile was a monster. He did some truly sordid things to very young children and got off on abusing disabled children because they couldn’t get away,” Beverli told the Sunday Mirror.
“He used to brag to everyone about being Jimmy Savile’s brother. He was very good friends with my stepfather Patrick who would arrange the children.”
Mum-of-four Beverli claims her stepfather held a senior position in the Freemasons and orchestrated the abuse for the paedophile ring which went on to include celebrities.
She wept: “I’ve been through so much but even the terrorist atrocity I suffered pales in comparison with what I witnessed at those parties.”
Beverli was in the crowded first carriage of a rush-hour Piccadilly Line train near King’s Cross when the 2005 explosion set off by suicide bomber Germaine Lindsay, 19, killed 26 passengers. She lost several teeth in the blast and sustained dreadful injuries to her face and head.
DEVASTATING For months afterwards she underwent multiple facial reconstruction operations – but the terrorist attack left her with devastating post-traumatic shock disorder.
Beverli has spoken publicly of her ordeal that day. But what she has never revealed, until now, is the extent to which her tormented childhood intensified her PTSD.
“I vowed never to reveal my past, not even to my children,” she confesses. “But when more and more people came forward to say Savile abused them it was time to break my silence.
“I survived but I wonder how many children now grown-up are still suffering in silence? I’d urge them to please, please come forward and speak to the police like I am.”
Beverli is in the process of making a full statement to Operation Yewtree, the Jimmy Savile investigation, about the childhood abuse that spanned six years of her life.
Her nightmare began when she was nine in 1970 at her home in Plymouth. She claims her stepfather would sell her used pants to paedophile friends for PS150 while her mum Christine was out.
“I was just a child but I knew it wasn’t right,” Beverli recalls.
She tells how her stepfather worked for a tile company in Plymouth and said that he was was high up in the Freemasons.
“He often had to go away on Masonic business or for work or charity trips.
These became a front for the abuse,” she says.
Beverli was 11 when she says her stepfather abused her.
From then on she claims she was passed around his pals like a toy.
“When I was 13 in 1974, he took my virginity,” she says
After that Beverli claims the abuse became monstrous. Not only did her stepfather rape her regularly but she claims she was raped by up to 60 other men. “Patrick even used his job as away of setting up meetings for people to have sex with me,” she says. “He would arrange a time to go to a client’s house to lay a floor.
Beverli says she stopped counting at 60. It was also around this time that Beverli claims she was first forced to attend paedophile parties.
Beverli says she attended many similar parties – sometimes twice a month – with about 10 men present and five children ranging in ages, a mix of girls and boys. But the one that sticks in her mind most was where she claims to have first met Johnny Savile.
“My stepfather was in awe of him because he had a famous brother, and they knew each other from their childhood in Yorkshire,” she says.
Johnny, five years younger than his famous brother, was sacked from Springfield Psychiatric Hospital in Tooting, South-West London, over an alleged depraved sex game.
A woman, believed to be a former patient at the hospital, complained that Johnny Savile, who died in 1998, mauled, groped and raped her. When Beverli was 14 or 15 her stepfather got a promotion and the family relocated to South Africa, but still the abuse didn’t stop.
Beverli claims it was on a business trip back to the UK that she was first taken to the BBC studios.
During the same visit back to Britain Beverli says she attended her first London paedophile party. Later on in the trip she says she spoke on the phone to a man she was told was a world famous celebrity. “Back in Plymouth I remember my stepfather handing me the phone,” she remembers. “I knew this man was speaking to him about organising a child, or children, for one of their parties. But I got the impression he was more interested in young boys.””I have been having therapy for years but my life is blighted with horrifying flashbacks and panic attacks,” says Beverli. “I wonder if anyone abused at those parties will remember me. I was introduced as Sasha or Bee. “If they do, then they’ll know what we went through and might feel brave enough to speak up about the abuse. I just want to be able to heal the horrors and move on.”
A BBC spokesperson said: “The BBC cannot comment on individual cases. It has asked that anyone with allegations of this nature should report them to the BBC investigation unit or the police directly.”
so it wasn’t a good idea then – but suddenly it is?
Shows how hypocritical May can be.
Secretive DUP Brexit donor links to the Saudi intelligence service
The shadowy donor group that gave the Democratic Unionist Party £425,000 during the Brexit referendum campaign has links to the former Director General of the Saudi intelligence service – also the father of the current Saudi Ambassador to the UK –
The donation to Arlene Foster’s party – which was used to fund key Leave campaign advertisements across the UK in the run up to the European referendum – was initially kept hidden because of Northern Ireland’s donor secrecy laws.
However, under pressure from activists after openDemocracy revealed how Brexit campaigners were funnelling dark money through Northern Ireland to fund “Take Back Control” adverts, the Democratic Unionist Party was forced last night to reveal its major donor to be a group calling itself the Constitutional Research Council.
Little is known about the Constitutional Research Council, including where it got these funds from. However, we do know one thing: it is chaired by the Scottish Conservative Richard Cook.
Cook has strong links with Saudi Arabia – which was seen by economists as a likely beneficiary from Brexit.
In 2013, Cook founded a company called Five Star Investment Management Ltd with the former head of the Saudi Arabian intelligence agency, Prince Nawwaf bin Abdul Aziz. The prince’s son is the Saudi ambassador to the UK.
Meet the Scottish Tory behind the £425,000 DUP Brexit donation
19 May 2017
Senior Scottish Conservative Richard Cook is at the centre of a major Brexit funding scandal.
Richard Cook and David Cameron.
A modest, semi-detached house in Clarkston on Glasgow’s southside seems an unlikely source for a secretive, £425,000 donation to the Democratic Unionist Party’s Brexit campaign. But the occupant – Richard Cook – is the only person publicly connected with the Constitutional Research Council, a shadowy pro-union group that funnelled dark money to the DUP ahead of June’s EU referendum.
And Richard Cook is not just connected to Northern Irish unionism – he has links that go to the heart of the Scottish Conservative Party, the Saudi intelligence service and a notorious Indian gun running scandal.
Mr Cook is a former vice chairman of the Scottish Conservative party and Tory election candidate (for which he was fast-tracked through the selection, according to reports on ConservativeHome). He has campaigned with Ruth Davidson and David Cameron, and his Facebook friends list is a roll-call of prominent Scottish Tories.
Scottish politicians are now calling for the Scottish Tory leader to clarify her relationship with Cook, who in the 2010 general election lost out to Labour’s Jim Murphy in East Renfrewshire. Key activists in his team were subsequently found burning the EU flag and posting Northern Irish loyalist song lyrics on Twitter.
Cook is at the centre of a political scandal raging in Northern Ireland. Back in February, an openDemocracy investigation found that donors had taken advantage of Northern Ireland’s secretive electoral laws to funnel hundreds of thousands of pounds to the DUP’s pro-Brexit campaign. Under pressure, the DUP revealed that the party had received £425,622 from a group called ‘the Constitutional Research Council’. Over £32,000 of this money was spent on data analytics company AggregateIQ, a small Canadian outfit that has been linked to Donald Trump’s billionaire backer Robert Mercer and Cambridge Analytica, who are now at the heart of an investigation by the Information Commission.
We know almost nothing about the Constitutional Research Council. The outfit has no formal legal status. What we can say for sure is that it is chaired by Cook, and he has promised to fund the pro-union campaign in any future Scottish independence referendum.
“More people with more money are ready to step up to the plate this time compared with the last referendum” Cook told the Sunday Times earlier this year. He didn’t reveal who those people are.
The DUP has also refused to say who the backers behind the CRC are, and there is little to suggest that Cook himself is a major donor. Former Conservative colleagues describe Cook as “a nice guy but not a rich guy”.
Richard Cook with his “good friend” Baroness Warsi, former chairman of the Conservative Party.
Cook – who could not be contacted for this piece – appears to retain an interest in Scottish politics. He is listed as an advisor on Think Scotland, a conservative-minded website funded by Scottish unionist businessman Robert Kilgour. Think Scotland is owned by former Tory MSP Brian Monteith. Monteith was head of press during the referendum for Leave.EU, the campaign group run by Arron Banks and Nigel Farage.
Cook’s interests are not confined to politics. Since general election defeat in 2010, he has been involved in a number of international business deals. In 2012, his company Cook Consulting (UK) Ltd held a press conference in Glasgow announcing its involvement in a £640m water desalination project in Pakistan. The firm failed to submit accounts in 2014 and was dissolved by Companies House via compulsory strike-off in 2015.
In 2013, Cook founded another company called Five Star Investment Management Ltd with the former head of the Saudi Arabian intelligence agency, Prince Nawwaf bin Abdul Aziz. The prince’s son is the Saudi ambassador to the UK. The other director of the company was Peter Haestrup, a Danish national who has been connected to the Purulia arms drop case, a long-running multinational scandal that involved weapons being dropped over the Indian province of West Bengal in 1995.
Back in 2009, Richard Cook spoke alongside current Tory MSP Murdo Fraser at a Freedom Association fringe event at the Conservative party conference in Perth to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Margaret Thatcher’s 1979 election victory. Freedom Association Chief Executive Simon Richards later praised Cook as “one of the hardest working PPC’s (Parliamentary Prospective Candidates) anywhere in the country”.
The Freedom Association has historical links with Northern Ireland. Among its original founders was Ross McWhirter, a controversial journalist who campaigned for strict restrictions on Irish people in Britain, including making it compulsory for all Irish people in Britain to register with the local police and to provide signed photographs of themselves when renting flats or booking into hotels and hostel. McWhirter was shot dead by the Provisional IRA in Enfield in 1975.
The Freedom Association boasts of “friendly links” with the Democratic Unionist Party. In 2007 and 2008, leading DUP politicians Jeffrey Donaldson and Sammy Wilson were involved in Freedom Association “fact finding” events in Northern Ireland. At the time, the Freedom Association said it had “taken a close interest in Ulster matters from its earliest days and is keen to strengthen its ties with the province and to demonstrate its support for the Union.” Donaldson was the chair of the DUP’s Brexit campaign – his name appeared on the election material that the CRC’s £425,000 donation paid for – and Wilson was a prominent pro-Brexit DUP voice throughout the campaign, regularly appearing in the media.
After his defeat in the 2010 general election, Richard Cook wrote: “I believe deeply in our party, its membership and in the need for a centre right party to represent the hundreds of thousands of Scots who believe in the same things we do.” Among the activists he singled out for praise during the campaign were Ross McFarlane and Colin Taylor.
McFarlane was subsequently sacked as a Holyrood assistant by Ruth Davidson in 2011 after footage emerged showing him setting fire to the EU standard while dressed in the robes of Glasgow University amid anti-Catholic taunts. McFarlane had been Davidson’s election agent. Around the same time, it was discovered that Colin Taylor had posted song lyrics on Twitter glorifying Northern Irish loyalist terrorist group, the Ulster Volunteer Force, while serving as president of the student Conservative Association from 2009 to 2010. The social media posts were picked up when Taylor was working for the Tory Press and Research Unit at Holyrood.
Commenting on Richard Cook’s involvement with the CRC, Scottish Labour General Election campaign manager James Kelly said:
“This whole affair is like something from a spy novel and the East Renfrewshire Conservative Party is at the heart of it.
“Richard Cook isn’t just someone who happened to be a member of East Renfrewshire Conservatives. He’s been a leading figure in the local Tories for more than two decades… He’s close to senior elected Tories, including Jackson Carlaw.
“It simply isn’t tenable for East Renfrewshire Tory candidate Paul Masterton to maintain silence on this. Will Mr Cook play any part in his campaign? Will he refuse to take any funds from Mr Cook or anyone who has received money from Mr Cook? Will Mr Masterton make a statement about what he knew and when about these extraordinary allegations?
“This affair now risks tainting the Tory campaign to win the East Renfrewshire seat. It’s clear that only Labour can beat the SNP here.”
An SNP spokesperson said:
“These are deeply concerning allegations The fact that we still do not know the source of such a significant amount of cash used to help bankroll the Brexit campaign is unacceptable, and cannot be allowed to continue.
“Just as concerning are the apparent links to the highest levels of the Scottish Tory party. Ruth Davidson must clarify what links she has with Mr Cook, and whether her party has helped itself to money from the same murky sources.”
The Scottish Conservatives haven’t yet got back to our request for a comment. Richard Cook could not be reached for comment.
Cook’s “good friend” Baroness Warsi – former chairman of the Conservative Party. Warsi describes herself as a “Northern working-class mum”. She is a member of the Carlton Club
She served as a Special Adviser to Michael Howard for Community Relations, and was appointed by David Cameron as Vice Chair of the Conservative Party. Warsi was sworn of the Privy Council on 13 May 2010
Labour tried to do deals with the DUP last time there was a hung parliament
Under Gordon Brown, Labour had tried to strike a similar deal when there was a hung parliament in 2010.
Yvette Cooper, Shaun Woodward, Ed Miliband and Alistair Campbell were just a few of the Labour supporters or MPs to have recently criticised Theresa May for dealing with the extremely conservative, anti-abortion, anti-LGBT rights party from Northern Ireland.
However, when Brown failed to get a majority he wrote letters to the DUP asking to do a deal.
Amid criticism, former DUP leader Ian Paisley has been relishing telling everyone about Brown’s eagerness to pair up with the party.
Lambeth knew Carroll was a problem long before he was eventually dismissed. In 1986, it discovered something that should have excluded him from working with children. Carroll already had a conviction for child abuse – which he hadn’t disclosed when he had applied for a job in Lambeth. But the conviction, and his failure to disclose it, did not lead to his dismissal.
Diane Abbott – press officer to Linda Bellos, leader of Lambeth Council
In mid-1986, three of Lambeth’s most senior officials held a secret disciplinary hearing, and decided to leave him in post. And when Carroll asked if he could turn Angell Road into a centre to provide therapy for victims of child abuse, Lambeth agreed. The police even sought advice from him when they were investigating alleged child abuse in another home, South Vale.
Janet Boateng: Former chair of Lambeth social services committee
Janet Boateng’s name never comes up in articles about the paedophile ring that operated in Lambeth Council-run children’s homes between 1974 and 1994.
But maybe it should, because she was chair of Lambeth Council’s social services committee, who had overall responsibility for the running of children’s homes, and she personally unveiled the ‘new child care strategy’ at a time when Lambeth children’s homes were infested with paedophiles.
Diane Abbott – Michael Portillo has been friend since school
She is a product of Cambridge University, from which she gained a history degree, and before that, of Harrow County Grammar School, where she shone in the sixth-form drama club, making friends with the broadcaster Clive Anderson, the Washington ambassador, Sir Nigel Sheinwald and Michael Portillo, with whom she starred in Romeo and Juliet, though not in the title roles. Today, she and Mr Portillo appear in the BBC politics show, This Week, where their close rapport has been described by Jonathan Dimbleby as a “love-in.”
Abbott will be well aware of all the allegations against Portillo.
…the persistent rumors about NSPCC’s Wanless’ close friend and confidant Michael Portillo, now like Savile, a BBC TV personality, being allegedly involved in a Westminster sex scandal himself. Rumors circulated in 1994 that Portillo and another Tory Secretary of State, Peter Lilley, had got sexually involved with Britain’s first openly gay footballer, Justin Fashanu.
Unfortunately for the two secretaries of state though, a disgruntled Fashanu supposedly decided to “blow the lid,” threatening to “bring down the government” by leaking evidence of these affairs to the Daily Express. When MI5 allegedly threatened Fashanu, Tory MP Stephen Milligan, a part-time journalist, is said to have weighed in on the footballer’s behalf on a mission to get to the bottom of it all and “clean up the Tory party.”
Within days, however, Milligan was found hanged in his London flat, naked, with an orange in his mouth in an apparent suicide, made to look like he was a sexual deviant. Fashanu was swiftly sacked by his football club and got on the first flight to the United States. Several years later Fashanu was also tragically found hanged, this time in a garage in Shoreditch, London.
Listen to Ken Livingstone, former Mayor of London, talking to David Mellor on the role of M15 in the Kincora Children’s Home Paedophile scandal
Former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone knew about the Paedophiles for decades
Ken Livingstone said:-
“I was raising in parliament against Mrs Thatcher the Kincora Boys Home where boys were being abused and MI5 was filming it because they were hoping to be able to blackmail senior politicians in Northern Ireland.
They were hoping to catch one of Ian Paisley’s MP’s – and they never did – and give themselves some leverage. The truth is there’s been an awful lot of covering up of paedophiles and paedophile rings for decades and decades.”
Will the Prime Minister take time in her busy day to reconsider the statement that she made to the House last year about Sir Maurice Oldfield?Will she consider the inconsistency of the withdrawal of his positive vetting while no action was taken againstMr. Peter England, a deputy secretary in the Northern Ireland Office, and Mr. J. L. Imrie, an assistant secretary at the Northern Ireland Office, following investigations into the buggery of young children at the Kincora boys’ home? Is she not disturbed that Mr. Imrie has taken no action against the newspaper that named him and his activities four weeks ago, although he continues to work for the Government in the Ministry of Defence? Can she assure the House that she is convinced of Mr. Imrie’s innocence?
If not, will she now finally concede a genuinely independent inquiry into what went on in the homes in Kincora, irrespective of the damage that that may do to MI5 when its role is exposed?
The Prime Minister (Margaret Thatcher)
I have nothing further to add to the statement that I made on Sir Maurice Oldfield in the House. I note that the hon. Gentleman uses the privileges of the House to name people who are unable to answer back.
Sir Maurice Oldfield (1915-81) was director of MI6 from 1973 to 1978 and Ulster Security Co-ordinator 1979. He was also homosexual. We know this to be true because Margaret Thatcher was forced to make a statement on the issue on April 23rd 1987.
Sir Maurice Oldfield became Security Co-ordinator in Northern Ireland in October 1979. Subsequently reports were received which caused his positive vetting clearance to be reviewed. In March 1980, in the course of that review, he made an admission that he had from time to time engaged in homosexual activities. His positive vetting clearance was withdrawn. By this time he was already a sick man; he finally ceased to serve as Security Co-ordinator in Northern Ireland when a successor took over in June 1980; he died in March 1981.
There was a lengthy and thorough investigation by the Security Service, which included many interviews with Sir Maurice Oldfield himself, to examine whether there was any reason to suppose that he himself or the interests of the country might have been compromised. The conclusion was that, though his conduct had been a potential risk to security, there was no evidence or reason whatsoever to suggest that security had ever been compromised; indeed, he had contributed notably to a number of security and intelligence successes which would not have been achieved had there been a breach of security. That conclusion stands.
The facts of the case were made known to the Security Commission, when it undertook the review of security procedures and practices, including vetting, in the public service which I commissioned in March 1981. In that report the commission dealt with criteria for positive vetting clearances and with the security implications of male homosexuality. I made it clear in my statement on the Security Commission’s report, which was presented to Parliament in May 1982 as Cmnd. 8540, that the Government accepted the Security Commission’s report and were acting upon its recommendations.
The most delightfully indiscreet oyster I ever met was Michael Havers, the Tory attorney- general for many years and, briefly, lord chancellor. He had a healthy sense of the ridiculous which made him deride excessive secrecy, but he also derived peculiar pleasure from breaking the secrecy rules with which he was so deeply involved. Among many leaks to me, perhaps the most extraordinary was his detailed confirmation — while we were shooting pheasants in 1986 — of the Official Secrets scandal surrounding Sir Maurice Oldfield, the former Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6.
At dinner in Grosvenor House a year previously, Sir David McNee, the Metropolitan Police commissioner, had told me that Oldfield had been suspended from secret work after Scotland Yard officers had reported his involvement in homosexual activities. His behaviour, which would then have barred him from service in MI6, was not detected until he had retired as MI6 chief in 1978. Courageously, he had come out of retirement at Mrs Thatcher’s request to become security supremo in Northern Ireland, and McNee had been so concerned by what he was then told about the ‘rough trade’ visiting Oldfield’s London flat that he informed the home secretary, who alerted Mrs Thatcher. Why did McNee tell me this well-kept secret? It was the reaction of an honest copper and great believer in the role of intelligence in national security, appalled that such behaviour by any man in a supreme position of trust should remain covered up to suit the establishment.
I took no action until Havers told me that Oldfield had confessed his folly to him and had admitted having falsified his positive vetting form over many years when asked about his sex life. He also told me that the prime minister had withdrawn Oldfield’s security clearance and suspended him from his intelligence job, though he had been allowed to continue, briefly, after inquiries had shown that he had not been blackmailed and had promised to restrain himself.
Chapman Pincher knew Sir Maurice Oldfield better than most, and went on to claim Oldfield’s obsession was “what is referred to in Britain as rough trade; lower-class, down-and-out young males”.
But according to Mr Pincher, in his book Traitors: The Labyrinths of Treason, Special Branch officers who were giving Sir Maurice round-the-clock protection throughout his Northern Ireland appointment discovered that male prostitutes were visiting him in his flat in Westminster.
It would seem that Sir Michael Havers told Chapman Pincher about Sir Maurice Oldfield’s ‘follies’ in 1986, with the confession actually taking place in March 1980. Sir Michael Havers was Attorney General from May 1979 to June 1987. Sir Maurice Oldfield finally resigned as Security Co-ordinator in Northern Ireland in June 1980, presumably after not being able to restrain himself.
It is often wrongly assumed that Oldfield’s links with Ireland date only from his appointment as Ulster Security Coordinator in 1979. But as Director of MI6 throughout the 1970s he was not only closely connected with Irish affairs, including the Kincora operation, but was a regular visitor to Belfast.
Sir Michael Havers would have been acutely aware of the Kincora scandal, which first came to public attention with an article in the Irish Independent in January 24th 1980, with the first convictions having taken place in December 1981. On February 16th 1982 there was a high-level meeting at the offices of the Lord Chancellor, Lord Hailsham, in London. Also present were Attorney General, Sir Michael Havers; Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, James Prior; and Sir William Bourne, a barrister and senior civil servant. Sir Michael Havers reported he had previously been briefed by the Northern Ireland Director of Public Prosecutions that the RUC were still investigating issues around Kincora despite the recent convictions. On March 23rd 1982 Sir Michael Havers wrote to James Prior, admitting that Kincora had turned out to be a much more complex affair than he had first thought.
Why didn’t Andrew Parker, the present D-G of MI5 oblige John Imrie to fly across the Irish Sea and appear before Hart?
28 March, 2018
Village has learnt that John L.L. Imrie, formerly of MI5 and the Northern Ireland Office (NIO), died last summer without a whisper of his passing reaching the ears of the press. Imrie had the unique distinction of being the only British official ever linked to the Kincora Boys’ Home sex abuse scandal by name in the press during his lifetime. Imrie had served as an Assistant Secretary at the NIO in the early 1970s while the sexual abuse of boys at a number of homes in Northern Ireland including Kincora was rampant.
Imrie did not provide evidence to the Hart Inquiry in 2016.
Judge Hart, whose 2017 report is littered with factual inaccuracies, determined that MI5 had known nothing about the Kincora scandal until it was exposed by the media in January 1980.
Imrie was one of many who – had he told the truth – could have put Hart straight.
Privates on parade at victoria station
Imrie was a convicted sex pest. In 1979 he went ‘cottaging’ in London, that is to say, looking for sex with random strangers in gentlemen’s lavatories. He was arrested at the gents at Victoria Station when, after an attempt to attract a sexual partner by displaying his genitals, he was charged with indecent exposure.
The last thing MI5 needed in 1979 was a sordid scandal involving an MI5 officer who had served in Belfast. At this time the Kincora scandal was bubbling under the surface ready to erupt across National headlines. Howard Smith was D-G of MI5. He appreciated the full potential of the scandal because he had served as intelligence supremo in NI in the early 1970s when Imrie had been stationed in Belfast and the Kincora ‘honey trap’ operation was up and running. Two social workers had already provided details of the scandal to Peter McKenna of the Irish Independent. They had learnt about it from Richard Kerr, a resident at Kincora for whom they were responsible. Hence, Establishment pressure was exerted to drop the charges against Imrie for his performance at Victoria Station. The endeavour failed, proving yet again that MI5 is not always top dog when confronted by honest police officers and lawyers. Indeed, only last year we witnessed another example of this when the incorruptible Chief Constable of Wiltshire, Michael Veale, his Assistant Chief Constable Paul Mills, and their Operation Confier team reported that former British PM Edward Heath was a paedophile. (See Village October 2017.)
The fact that Imrie was a figure whom Whitehall wanted to protect became public knowledge thanks to Private Eye magazine. On 17 August 1979 it reported that: “Up until the trial strong pressure was brought to bear by a variety of authorities to drop the charges in the national interest”.
Ken Livingstone noticed a discrepancy in the way Imrie had been treated compared to the mauling Sir Maurice Old eld had received after the exposure of his sexual predilections in 1980
Imrie was brought before the Magistrates’ Court at 70 Horseferry road, London, (now the City of Westminster Magistrates Court) where he pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him and submitted a preposterous defence maintaining that he had been caught short with a weak bladder and, fearing disastrous consequences on the train he intended to take at 11.10 to Sydneyham – which had no toilet – he had been compelled to display him- self to the gentlemen in the vicinity of the urinals. The presiding magistrate – another honourable individual who was prepared to do his job without fear or favour – concluded Imrie was lying since he had been arrested at 11.25, i.e. 15 minutes after the bladder-bursting train had departed. Imrie was convicted, conditionally discharged and ordered to pay £50 costs.
Imrie was not the only senior intelligence officer arrested for misbehaviour in a public lavatory in London during this era. In 1984 Sir Peter Hayman, the reputed Deputy Chief of MI6, was also arrested for gross indecency, and convicted. Hayman was an abuser of Richard Kerr, details of which will be revealed in a later edition of Village. Sir Anthony Blunt and Guy Burgess, another pair of paedophiles from the ranks of both MI5 and the Anglo-Irish Vice Ring, were also members in good standing of MI5’s cottaging circuit.
Imrie’s conviction did not deflect the upward trajectory of his career.
After Kincora was exposed in January 1980, the RUC set out to track down the child molesters involved, or at least some honest officers in the RUC tried to do so before they were stifled. At least they managed to question Imrie before the vice grip of the cover-up took a hold.
Against this background, it is hardly unfair to ask if Imrie was a pederast (i.e. an abuser of teenage males), if not an outright paedophile himself. Why else would the RUC have made inquiries about him? The answers to these questions may be found lurking in the pages of Imrie’s personnel file which gathers dust somewhere in the vaults of MI5.
During the 1970s the RUC Special Branch officers who helped Joseph Mains, the Warden of Kincora, run the operation on the ground, are rumoured to have maintained a secret library of files as insurance in case anyone ever tried to prosecute them for trafficking the children involved to their abusers. The RUC Special Branch library may still be in existence and, if so, undoubtedly has bulging files on Imrie and others such as Peter England, also formerly of the NIO.
The Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse in London still has an opportunity to demand sight of Imrie’s personnel file and that of england but time is running out fast.
a career shrouded in mystery
Inevitably, a cloud of mystery hangs over Imrie’s career. A little speculation must be forgiven. Despite claims to the contrary, he probably never worked for the Ministry of Defence (MoD). References to him in the Civil Service Yearbooks during the 1980s as an MoD employee were probably nothing more than a cover for his true role inside MI5, a department that was not officially acknowledged as part of the British Government at that time. Countless MI5 officers were held out as MoD officials for decades to perpetrate the myth MI5 did not exist.
Imrie definitely worked in Germany during an earlier phase of his career, perhaps with Ian Cameron at the British Services Security Organisation, which was based in Berlin and responsible for the security of British forces in Germany in the 1960s. Cameron later headed up MI5 in NI in the 1970s and was Central to the Kincora operation. (See Village March 2017).
What did Imrie do in NI? We are on more solid ground here. Village has obtained a ‘confidential’ NIO file which was circulated to Imrie and provides an indication of the type of work he undertook: it was political in nature. The file is dated 19 December 1972 and concerns a meeting between Ian Paisley and others and the NI Secretary of State William Whitelaw. The file was also circulated to Franke Steele of MI6, the Chief Constable of the RUC and the General Officer in Command of the British Army.
Scraping beneath the bottom of the barrel
By the late 1980s, Imrie was working inside MI5’s ‘B’ Branch as a recruitment officer while being listed in the Civil Service Year Book for 1988 as a Grade 5 officer in the MoD Civil Administration Department. Just how a convicted sex pest rose to become a Grade 5 officer with responsibility for MI5 recruitment is staggering – even by the weird standards of that unorthodox organisation.
Or is it ? If we have learnt anything about MI5, it is that anything is possible once you drop down the MI5 rabbit hole. Imrie’s conviction may have been something that commended him to the Mad Hatters at the top table at MI5.
MI5 and MI6 recruiters are the only people who are briefed to scrape beneath the sludge at the bottom of the barrel. At that time both organisations needed people with the stomach to oversee and direct torture, murder and blackmail operations.
They also needed psychologically and emotionally stunted agents who could photograph and record paedophiles in the act of abusing children. MI5’s surveillance targets in this underworld included an array of degenerates ranging from lowly knuckle-dragging Loyalist paramilitaries to elevated Knights and Lords at Westminster such as Sir Edward Heath, Lord Greville Janner, Sir Cyril Smith, Sir William Van Straubenzee and Sir Peter Morrison, all of whom they hoped to blackmail, control and, if necessary, destroy. And who better than a lavatory-creeper like Imrie to recognise the type of rat capable of performing this sort of work in return for a miserable salary? Who better than Imrie to know when to inch open the secret side doors at MI5’s hQ when the type of creep who would get a kick out of this sort of work was loitering nearby ?
imrie and Peter england are exposed in the Sunday World
Imrie enjoyed a number of years of quiet anonymity after his conviction as a asher. Then, on 7 February 1988, the late Liam Clarke published a story in the Sunday World which named him as one of a group of four senior NIO officials who had been interviewed by the RUC about Kincora. One of the others was Peter England, who had been a Deputy Undersecretary with overall responsibility for the intelligence services in NI and a friend of Sir Anthony Blunt. (See Village november 2017.)
Clarke also described how Peter England had tried to force his sexual attentions on a male civil servant at the NIO; and had been recognised in a photograph by a boy he had abused. The boy was undoubtedly John Louis Baird. According to a report broadcast by BBC NI and supplemented by an article in Phoenix magazine, John Louis Baird was abused by England at a house on the Old Hollywood Road in Belfast which had been used as the pick-up point for Provisional IRA leaders during peace talks with the NIO and MI6 in the 1970s. The boy spoke to Chris Moore who broadcast an interview with him on the BBC in 1982. He was shown in silhouette and described how signals were exchanged via flashing headlights with England’s car before he was transferred to it. Moreover, a briefing document on personal security which was found in Kincora was linked to England. Several phone numbers appeared in the margins of pages 5, 7, 11 and 13 in England’s hand-writing.
Ken livingstone questions Thatcher about imrie’s failure to sue The Sunday World
Ken Livingstone MP (and future Mayor of London) was one of those who pursued the Imrie affair back in 1988. He noticed a discrepancy in the way Imrie had been treated compared to the mauling Sir Maurice Oldfield had received after the exposure of his sexual predilections in 1980. Oldfield had served as Chief of MI6 1973-78, and Security Coordinator NI, 1979 1980. He was pushed to the side-lines by Margaret Thatcher after she discovered he had confessed to what he had described as his homosexual “tendencies”. how could the mere admission of such “tendencies” have cost him his “positive vetting” i.e. his licence to operate within the intelligence community ? It was not homophobia since Imrie, a convicted flasher who opportuned men in toilets, and had been quizzed about Kincora, managed to retain his job and achieve promotion. Perhaps the explanation is that Oldfield had become an enemy of the ultra-right-wing faction that controlled MI5 and held Thatcher in their thrall whereas Imrie was presumably well got with them, especially after his service for them in Northern Ireland. Oldfield had enraged the Mad Hatters at MI5 by interfering with their plots against Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson.
Livingstone brought the Oldfield-Imrie discrepancy up in the house of Commons on 8 March 1988.
“Will the Prime Minister take time in her busy day to reconsider the statement that she made to the house last year about Sir Maurice Oldfield ?”, Livingstone asked her. “Will she consider the inconsistency of the withdrawal of his positive vetting while no action was taken against Mr Peter England, a deputy secretary in the Northern Ireland Office, and Mr JL Imrie, an assistant secretary at the Northern Ireland office, following investigations into the buggery of young children at the Kincora boys’ home ? Is she not disturbed that Mr Imrie has taken no action against the newspaper that named him and his activities four weeks ago, although he continues to work for the government in the Ministry of Defence ? Can she assure the house that she is convinced of Mr Imrie’s innocence?
“If not, will she now finally concede a genuinely independent enquiry into what went on in the home in Kincora, irrespective of the damage that may do to MI5 when its role is exposed ?”.
Thatcher replied: “I have nothing further to add to the statement that I made on Sir Maurice Oldfield in the house. I note that the honourable Gentleman uses the privilege of the house to name people who are unable to answer back”.
Thatcher’s answer was patently absurd. In the first instance, Peter England was dead and could not sue so parliamentary privilege was a red herring. Secondly, the whole point of Livingstone’s question about Imrie was to highlight the fact that Imrie’s name had appeared in the Sunday World yet he had not sued the paper. Thatcher, who had practised as a barrister, surely knew that newspapers did not enjoy parliamentary privilege for stories that did not arise from an exchange in parliament.
Imrie was also named twice by Private Eye in 1988 in connection with Kincora.
Will the london inquiry call the two RUC whistle-blowers ?
On 23 January 2015 the late Liam Clarke reported in the Belfast Telegraph that two RUC officers had told him that a tory MP had “visited Kincora during the 1970s”. Both officers, he reported, were “willing to help any inquiry into Kincora either here or in England. They revealed that the MP died before they could arrange to interview him”. There are only a tiny number of MPs who match this description. One of the officers revealed that the MP had visited NI “quite regularly…We were told by criminal records in Scotland Yard, London, that he had a conviction many years ago for indecent behaviour or something in a gents’ loo against another boy but his death meant we never got a chance to question him”.
The chances are stratospherically high that these two RUC officers were also the source of Clarke’s 1988 Sunday World story about Imrie and England. It is statistically unlikely that both RUC men have died since 2015. Since they know at least something about the Westminster MP, they should be asked to testify at the Independent Inquiry Into Child Sex Abuse (IICAS) in London. Their evidence about Imrie and the MP must surely be of some relevance to IICAS which is due to commence its probe into VIP-child-sex abuse this month.
Unfortunately the auguries that the truth will emerge at IICAS are not favourable. Thus far ICCSA has shown a disconcerting lack of interest in credible witnesses such as Richard Kerr while granting frauds such as ‘Nick’ “core participation” at their hearings (i.e. access to documents, legal representation and the right to question witnesses.) As Village readers may appreciate, ‘Nick’ is a ventriloquist’s dummy controlled by those protecting the Westminster VIP vice ring. His role is to discredit the existence of the VIP ring by blabbering out his far-fetched and ludicrous claims. At least one pederast connected to the Tory Party is fond of pooh-poohing the existence of the Westminster VIP vice ring in the media by reference to ‘Nick’s’ crazy allegations. This is like the Pope denying the existence of the Roman Catholic Church. This pederast abused at least one Kincora boy – richard Kerr – who was trafficked to London for his grotesque entertainment.
Graduating from flashing at strangers in toilets to greeting worshippers at church
Imrie never sued Liam Clarke, the Sunday World or Private Eye, and maintained a very low profile until his death. After his resignation from MI5, he lived in Dulwich, South London where he died last June. The only clue as to what he did in retirement is to be gleaned from a death notice which appeared on the website for St Stephen’s Church, Dulwich. Imrie, it reported, had been a devout member of the Church of England and attended St Stephen’s on a regular basis. The death notice read as follows:
“It is with sadness that we share in the news of the death of John Imrie. For many years he was a sidesperson at the 8am Sunday service as well as a regular at our mid-week Holy Eucharist on Wednesdays. During his working life he was a senior civil servant in the Ministry of Defence, serving both in Germany and Northern Ireland before reaching the highest level of the Ministry in London. His funeral will be here at St Stephen’s on Tuesday 11 July at 12 noon. May he rest in peace and rise in glory”.
There is no mention of Imrie having had a wife or children in his death notice, something that indicates he remained a bachelor throughout his life.
another Hart failure
As someone who was able to attend St Stephen’s Church as a ‘sidesperson’ on such a ‘regular’ basis, Imrie was hardly suffering from dementia or physical infirmity. A ‘sidesperson’ acts as an usher, greeter of worshippers and collector of donations at church ceremonies.
Clearly, Imrie was hale and hearty and could have testified at the Hart Inquiry in 2016. Equally clearly, this would have been the last thing he would have countenanced. It is inconceivable that he could have told the truth about Kincora without being sidestepped at St Stephen’s upon his return and shunned by every parent in Dulwich and beyond.
The man without eyes at the back of his head
More to the point: why didn’t Andrew Parker, the present D-G of MI5, or any of his staff, oblige Imrie to fly across the Irish Sea and appear before hart ? Ex-MI5 officers on a pension must obey such directives.
Parker, as Village readers will know, is more than happy to sermonising to others about their ‘ethical responsibilities’. What could have been more ethical and responsible than turning over every slimy stone at MI5 to uncover the truth about Kincora. By any calculation, Imrie’s file was an obvious one to submit to hart: Imrie was the only man ever mentioned by name in the press during his lifetime in connection with Kincora; moreover, one who was named in the house of Commons.
Hart, Parker and MI5 should also have made every effort to identify the RUC officers who spoke to Imrie during the Kincora probe to establish precisely why he had been of interest to the RUC’s early inquiries, and what they discovered about him. Yet not a single sheet of paper of any consequence concerning Imrie featured in the allegedly comprehensive compendium of documentation furnished to hart by MI5, the MoD and the RUC.
Of course, there is no mystery as to why the file on Imrie was withheld from Hart. The immoral majority who really control MI5 (home Office) and MI6 (Foreign Office) lied to the Hart Inquiry as Village has demonstrated over the previous year. It goes without saying that Parker – as an ‘ethically responsible’ individual – could have had no part in any of this, nor indeed any inkling that his subordinates were subverting the Inquiry behind his back. He’s only head of MI5, after all.
If the unexpurgated files relating to Imrie had been handed over to Hart, the floodgates would have buckled and the truth about Kincora would have burst forth. The public would have learnt that MI5 not only used it to blackmail Loyalist paramilitaries and senior Loyalist politicians, but that it was exploited by perverts like Peter England for their own sick personal gratification.
Chair of UK investigations (IICSA) changes suspiciously often as it investigates role of MI5 and MI6
12 June 2017
The London-based Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) was established in 2014. It has a mandate to investigate VIP abusers with links to Westminster. Regrettably, it cannot be described as truly independent since it is a creature of the Home Office, the parent department of MI5 which blackmailed, protected and exploited paedophile networks in the UK and Ireland and has dirty tricks embedded in its DNA.
An “independent” Inquiry?
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) was established in 2014 by Theresa May in her then capacity as Home Secretary. Her first choice as chair was Lady Ann Elizabeth Oldfield Butler-Sloss, whose appointment was announced on 8 July 2014. A storm of protest swept her off the chair within days because she was the sister of the late Michael Havers. He had served as Margaret Thatcher’s Attorney General in the 1980s. As reported in Village last month, Havers spoke up for the high-ranking British diplomat and MI6 officer, Sir Peter Hayman, after he had been exposed as a paedophile in March 1981 by Geoffrey Dickens MP in the House of Commons. The police had discovered that Hayman had been involved in a paedophile network and was a connoisseur of child pornography. Havers, speaking in his capacity as Attorney General, parried that Hayman’s collection was not extreme and had not warranted prosecution.
Butler-Sloss was born on 10 August 1933. Since the IICSA is likely to last another 12-15 years, she would have been well on the way to her century when it finished. Just what was Theresa May thinking?
May’s second choice as chairman was Dame Catherine Fiona Woolf, DBE, JP, DL, who was appointed in September 2014 and lasted a month. She was a friend and neighbour of Leon Brittan who had served as Home Secretary in the 1980s. In 1984 he was handed the Dickens Dossier which exposed a VIP paedophile network, by Geoffrey Dickens MP. Brittan commanded all the resources of the police and by lifting a telephone could have ensured that immediate action was taken to end the rape and brutalisation of children described in the institutions in the dossier. Instead he did precisely nothing. Why?
In 2014 it emerged that the Dickens Dossier had disappeared. When quizzed about this, Brittan initially claimed he had no memory of ever having received it but later relented and “recalled” he had handed it over to an official in the Home Office.
After media reports that Brittan had been a dinner party guest at Woolf’s house on at least three occasions, she stepped down from the IICSA and was replaced by Judge Lowell Goddard who shouldered the burden until 2016 when it became too much for her. One would almost be forgiven for suspecting that the Inquiry was designed to topple over under its own weight.
A subterranean campaign against the truth
A campaign to suppress the truth about manipulation by MI5 and MI6 of VIP paedophile networks has been afoot for decades and shows no sign of abating. As detailed in recent editions of Village, last year MI5 and MI6 (which is attached to the Foreign Office) lied to the Hart Inquiry about their involvement in the Kincora scandal and received a clean bill of health from it.
Meanwhile pro-establishment figures in the media (at least one of whom has been linked to MI6) have been campaigning to end police investigations into historical child abuse. There is growing support for this initiative among the British public on account of the behaviour of the police who investigated the singer Cliff Richard and others for child abuse when – patently – there was no evidence against them. Their behaviour was so inept one would be forgiven for thinking their intention was to poison the public against historical abuse inquiries.
Some of the vice rings which the IICSA should be investigating overlap with networks in Ireland. The odds are stacked high that the IICSA will be persuaded to ignore them in light of the publication of the Hart Report earlier this year which was meant to have dealt comprehensively with Irish issues but was hoodwinked by the spooks.
The Tory MP who visited Kincora
Other substantial threats to the Anglo-Irish paedophile network which have emerged in recent years have been swept back under the carpet. In 2015 two RUC officers who had been involved in the inquiries that led to the conviction of the staff at Kincora disclosed the involvement of a Tory MP at the home. On 23 January 2015 the late Liam Clarke reported in the Belfast Telegraph that they had told him that a Tory MP had “visited Kincora during the 1970s”. Both officers, he reported, were “willing to help any inquiry into Kincora either here or in England. They revealed that the MP died before they could arrange to interview him”. One of the officers revealed that the MP had been “coming over to the Northern Ireland Office quite regularly… We were told by criminal records in Scotland Yard London that he had a conviction many years ago for indecent behaviour or something in a gents’ loo against another boy but his death meant we never got a chance to question him”.
Clarke’s report adds credence to what Clint Massey, another Kincora survivor, recalls about his time at the home. “In those days, there were loads of people over from London. I have always assumed they were senior figures from Whitehall. I certainly heard English accents”.
Unfortunately, in 2017 the Hart Inquiry inaccurately concluded that the abuse at Kincora was confined to the staff members who were convicted in 1981 and that a wider sex-abuse ring did not exist.
The establishment’s Achilles heel
On a more positive note, there is a treasure trove of records which could act as a roadmap to pinpoint much of MI5’s complicity in covering up the VIP paedophile networks. They can be found in the archives of the D-Notice Committee. D-Notices are issued to the press to suppress the publication of information on the basis of “national security”. They are signed by judges. Clearly, they are not issued to curtail fiction, and therefore tend to attest to the accuracy of a story.
A D-notice was issued to suppress details about the rape of children at Elm Guest House, the notorious child brothel in London frequented by Jimmy Savile, Cyril Smith, Peter Hayman and others. Richard Kerr was one of those abused at it. Hilton Tims, editor of the Surrey Comet, 1980-1988, has revealed that in the 1980s one of his journalists made inquiries about it only to receive a D-Notice which shut his probe down. Who applied for it? What grounds did they offer the judge who issued it? Indeed, who was the judge?
The same questions could be asked about the D-Notice issued to journalist Dan Hale to quash his investigation into a VIP network involving politicians. It had been based on information supplied by Barbara Castle, the former Labour cabinet minister and MEP.
What, other than a blackmail operation, could have amounted to a “national security” interest at Elm Guest House and justified the suppression of Hale’s inquiry?
Time will tell if the IICSA allows Kerr to testify about Elm Guest House and bothers to examine the D-Notice archive.
An inconvenient witness
One survivor who will not be welcomed by the darker elements of the Home Office should he turn up to testify at the IICSA is Richard Kerr. He was raped as a young child in Belfast and as a teenager at Kincora before he was trafficked to England where he was exploited by a string of VIP abusers at locations such as Elm Guest House and Dolphin Square. At least two of his friends and fellow victims died many years ago. One of them, Stephen Warren, couldn’t take any more and committed suicide by jumping into the sea from the Liverpool-Belfast Monarch Ferry.
One of Kerr’s abusers was a senior politician whom he has yet to name in public. The abuse took place in London so the IICSA should investigate it. Kerr has hinted at who the culprit was on Channel 4 News in 2016. Village believes that he was a high-profile Tory cabinet minister who died not long before the Channel 4 interview.
Sir Anthony Blunt
Kerr is holding yet another ticking time-bomb: he saw Sir Anthony Blunt, formerly of MI5, at Kincora during the period 1975- 1977 in the company of two other men. Blunt was a member of the Cambridge Spy Ring which betrayed Britain’s secrets to the Soviet Union.
Blunt was the third and youngest son of the Reverend Stanley Vaughan Blunt (1870–1929) and his wife, Hilda Master (1880–1969). He was also a relative of the Queen Mother. He was born at Holy Trinity vicarage, Bournemouth, Hampshire, on 26 September 1907. As a child he lived for a while in Paris, where his father was the British embassy chaplain. He was later educated at Marlborough School where he developed a strong interest in art. According to one of his biographers, Michael Kitson: “Blunt was part of a group of rebellious young aesthetes”, he was producing precociously fluent defences of modern art, much to the infuriation of the deeply conservative art teacher – an early indication of his academic talent and his instinctive contrariness”.
Blunt worked for MI5 during WWII and then pursued a career as an art historian. He was to become a Knight of the Realm and Keeper of the Queen’s Pictures. His world was turned upside down in November 1979 after he was exposed as a Soviet mole. Photographs of him were plastered over newspapers in the UK for months on end to remind Kerr of exactly who he was.
‘Small boys are cheap today, cheaper than yesterday’
Blunt developed an appetite for so-called ‘rent boys’: impoverished male youths condemned to eke out a living as male prostitutes in seedy toilets in London: hardly a lifestyle any of them embraced voluntarily. Blunt ‘cottaged’ for them around the lavatories in Hyde Park, near to Speakers Corner. Details of Blunt’s private life and his fondness for visiting Northern Ireland have been described in many of the biographies written about him. If Kerr had not stepped forward, there would still have been ample grounds for the IICSA to enquire into his background. Kerr is significant nonetheless because he places Blunt at Kincora with two other men. This fact makes it imperative that the IICSA should roll up its sleeves and take a long hard look at Blunt. Although Blunt did not abuse Kerr himself, his two companions did.
There are also unconfirmed reports that Blunt was a visitor to Elm Guest House.
Blunt acquired his taste for ‘rent boys’ from his fellow MI5 traitor Guy Burgess, with whom he once lived. Burgess was addicted to them. While Burgess purported to be concerned for the downtrodden, he made jokes about the children he exploited from their ranks. On one occasion he wrote a nauseating adaptation of La donna e mobile which he thought was hilarious: “Small boys are cheap today, cheaper than yesterday”.
Blunt’s treachery was uncovered by MI5 in 1963. The following year he agreed to make a confession in return for immunity and the wholescale betrayal of the secrets of everyone he knew. Peter Wright of MI5 was assigned to interrogate him. In return for his co-operation, Blunt was given a pardon and his treachery was concealed from the public. The pardon was not limited to his treachery; in addition it afforded him blanket immunity for any crime he had ever committed, something undoubtedly designed to cover his sexual transgressions.
A marathon seven-year interrogation
Blunt must’ve felt he had smashed a mirror for bad luck. His face-to-face encounters with Wright would drag on for seven years. They were still proceeding apace during the early years of the Troubles by which time MI5 was keen to find any mechanism to gain control and influence over Loyalist politicians and paramilitaries. Blunt was in a pole position to assist them with his knowledge of the Anglo-Irish Vice Ring of which he was a leading light. The opportunities for sexual blackmail were immense.
For seven years Wright and MI5 pored over the careers of the Oxbridge graduates of the 1930s and anyone else of possible interest known to Blunt.
Blunt’s circle of friends in Ireland
Wright’s odyssey into the hidden recesses of Blunt’s life unravelled an array of friends and associates in Ireland, connections which reached back to his childhood. Blunt had attended Marlborough School where he had befriended the celebrated Belfast poet Louis MacNeice, who was born in the same month as him. For a long time the pair remained the best of friends.
Sir Samuel Knox Cunningham, MP, KC
Blunt earned a scholarship to Cambridge in 1926 where he made more Irish friends. One of then was Sir Samuel Knox Cunningham who was slightly younger than him. Cunningham became known as the ‘Boxing Queen’ because of his homosexuality and prowess as a pugilist. He was a heavyweight boxing champion at Cambridge. In later life he was elected as a Unionist MP. In the 1960s he represented South Antrim. He served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Prime Minister Harold MacMillan, 1959-1963, and as such routinely attended Cabinet meetings at 10 Downing Street. Knox Cunningham often stayed with Blunt while in London and also knew Guy Burgess from their days at Cambridge. He was a rich man and lived on a 70-acre estate at Glencairn Park, and once came within an inch of becoming Grandmaster of the Orange Order. He chose not to stand in the 1970 general election and was succeeded by his fellow Orangemen and election agent, James Molyneaux who later led the Unionist Party. Molyneaux was a friend of another high-ranking Orangeman, William McGrath, one of the staff at Kincora who was convicted for child abuse in 1981.
Cunningham was also a key figure in the odious Anglo-Irish Vice Ring. At the start of Blunt’s debriefing, Peter Wright’s interest in Cunningham would have centred on the fact he had sat around the Cabinet table, was gay and the friend of a self-confessed KGB mole (Blunt) and another traitor who had defected to Moscow (Burgess). By the end of the debriefing in the early 1970s, Cunningham’s lofty position within the Orange Order and central role in Unionist politics would have been of equal interest to MI5. Cunningham was one of many homosexuals active inside the Orange Order who were susceptible to blackmail, especially as homosexuality was still a crime in Northern Ireland, and he undoubtedly knew many of them, including a leading light in the Orange Order, William McGrath, the housefather at Kincora.
Richard Kerr has revealed that Knox Cunningham was a visitor to Kincora. Since the IICSA is charged with investigating VIP child abuse, especially abusers who were Westminster MPs, the Inquiry will, it is to be hoped, listen to what Kerr has to say about Cunningham.
The Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Tyrone
Another of Blunt’s Irish friends was Captain Peter Montgomery, a cousin of ‘Monty’, the famous WWII field marshal. The Captain lived at a magnificent estate in Blessingborne, County Tyrone. The pair first met at Cambridge. Montgomery became one of Blunt’s earliest lovers, possibly even his first. Montgomery later became Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Tyrone, which meant he was one of a string of personal representative of the Queen in Ulster. He also became President of the Northern Ireland Arts Council. Montgomery always kept a room for Blunt at Blessingborne, and Montgomery often stayed with Blunt when he visited London. When Blunt suffered nervous exhaustion in 1943, it was to Ulster and the embrace of Montgomery he repaired for recuperation. After Blunt was exposed as an MI5 traitor, Blunt’s signature was found by Sunday Times reporters in the guestbook at Blessingborne.Captain Montgomery was also a key figure in the Anglo-Irish Vice Ring. According to the whistleblower Robin Harbinson, who knew him well, he procured boys from Portora Royal College, Enniskillen, for those in the vice ring with a penchant for well-bred children.
One of Blunt’s biographers, Miranda Carter, has provided a glimpse at the lifestyle Blunt and Montgomery enjoyed: “The writer Hugh Massingberd, Peter Montgomery’s great-nephew, remembered meeting Blunt, very much ‘off duty’, with his uncle in 1965. ‘It was a very hot day, and Blunt came in wearing virtually a G-string and a light sleeveless T-shirt, and said, “Peter’s overdressed and I’m underdressed. How do you do?”. It was a bit stagey. His [great] uncle also once took him to a party at Blunt’s old stomping ground, Palace Court. ‘There seemed to be a lot of oriental youths around, and Blunt and my uncle, one felt, had dropped their guards. It was full of opera queens and an odd mixture of seedy old faggots and oriental boys. It was very much a gay party’”.
Britain’s insatiable appetite for revelations about the Cambridge Spy Ring
As the bloodhounds in the UK press picked up the scent of Blunt’s MI5 treachery in 1979, he became preoccupied at the prospect of the seamy side of his private life being exposed. At the same time, senior members of the British Establishment were trying to talk Margaret Thatcher out of confirming that Blunt had been a KGB mole. They must also have been concerned that a root and branch investigation of Blunt’s sordid life by the media would expose the Anglo-Irish abuse network.
Now, if Richard Kerr manages to get to testify before the IICSA, he might yet manage to prise open this long-sealed can of Anglo-Irish worms. In the first instance, he will focus attention on Blunt and the Anglo-Irish network. While the British media has little interest in Kincora, it has an insatiable appetite for stories about the Cambridge Spy Ring. New books are published every year and receive a wider readership, and this has been the case for decades. If Blunt were linked to the vice ring that swirled around Kincora, some sections of the British media might become difficult to muzzle. If it became apparent that MI5 learnt about the inner workings of the Anglo-Irish vice ring through Blunt, and that this was what led them to Kincora, MI5 might yet face a torrid time in the British press, whatever about at the IICSA.
There is also a Byzantine and ironic possibility that Blunt – the arch traitor – returned to the MI5 fold in the 1970s, albeit with his tail between his legs. Those in MI5 who controlled him might have assigned him to work as an agent provocateur. And his mission? To lure influential pederasts and paedophiles to places like Kincora and Elm Guest House where MI5 surveillance teams were waiting to film them for blackmail purposes.
David Sullivan, whose body was found in February 2001, a year and five months after he went missing.
Unsolved murder of bus driver puts spotlight on suspected paedophile ring in the North
There are many questions for authorities over abuse in Enniskillen in the 1980s
Apr 12, 2019
In a windswept, isolated bog near Belcoo, Co Fermanagh, lay the body of a former school bus driver responsible for a litany of sex attacks against his young passengers. He had been brutally murdered, possibly in an attack motivated by revenge.
David Sullivan (51) spent much of his time driving his white, specially adapted Hyundai at all hours of the day visiting places such as scenic Lough Navar near Derrygonnelly, outside Enniskillen.
He was something of a nomad, a creature of the night who never slept for more than four hours. He had no siblings, just an elderly mother to whom he spoke regularly.
On February 3rd, 2001, his remains were discovered by a man walking his dog, a year and five months after he had gone missing. Sullivan was at that time suffering from advanced Parkinson’s disease.
Almost 20 years on, Sullivan’s killer has never been found and while there were always allegations about sexual impropriety when he was alive, including his possible links with local businessmen and professional people to a suspected paedophile ring in Enniskillen during the 1980s, it is only now with the passage of time that the true extent of activities can be revealed.
Jekyll and Hyde
Long before his murder, Sullivan – a youth leader with both St Macartin’s Cathedral Youth Club and the Duke of Westminster High School’s Youth Club in Ballinamallard – had already become a Jekyll and Hyde character. He spent his days driving for Ulsterbus and his nights in the company of teenage boys and criminals. He played snooker with his friends at the Wellington Snooker Club on Rossorry Church Road and allowed children to use his flat in Enniskillen.
One of his victims came forward this week to reveal how the chain-smoking Sullivan sexually abused him on his school bus 12 times when he was a boy, abuse that stretched over a five-year period.
John (not his real name) told the Impartial Reporter how Sullivan first raped him on his school bus when he was 12 years old, attacking him in a lay-by early one morning near Lisnaskea.
John recalled Sullivan telling him, as he looked over his thick glasses: “I can do what I want.”
“He would appear from anywhere and at any time. It was like a game of cat and mouse. He would have taken the first victim he found. That was me, too many times.”
John believes Sullivan was not operating alone. On one occasion Sullivan tried to force John to get into his car and when the teenager refused Sullivan sped off almost crashing into traffic. About 15 minutes later, another man driving a van pulled up claiming that John’s uncle had asked him to collect him.
“I was told to get into the van. It never dawned on me what was going to happen until he asked me to pull back the floor mat where he had a load of pornographic magazines.
“I was abused there and then. The irony was cruel. I finally stood up to Sullivan only to be met by another.
“There was no way he would have known about me had it not been for Sullivan. That is why I am convinced a paedophile ring was in operation,” John said.
Teenage boys were regularly seen entering and leaving Sullivan’s flat. Police believe he may have been involved with businessmen and professionals in a paedophile ring. These men include some well-known people, including some in positions of trust, who probably thought their secrets would never be unearthed.
Since the Impartial Reporter first published details of the case a few weeks ago, as part of a campaign to raise awareness of historical sex abuse, many victims have come forward to tell their stories.
There’s the man who was raped by several men in toilets in Enniskillen from February 1987, beginning when he was 12 years old.
“I came outside and was actually physically sick on the floor. I wasn’t really sure what had just happened to me,” he said.
“In that alleyway there was nobody and those toilets were empty, only for those men, and I would turn up and then I started seeing other boys there that I would’ve been at school with.”
Police closed an investigation into his claims due to a “lack of evidence”. He turned to alcohol and drugs and has suffered with his mental health ever since.
Then there’s the man who revealed how his attacker, a family friend and prominent businessman, made him watch pornography before sexually abusing him while his wife and children were on holiday.
“I couldn’t believe it, I covered my face and went to the place in my mind I had trained myself to go to. I just wanted my mum to come and save me but I was entrapped in something I didn’t want to admit I even knew about,” said Brian (not his real name). On another occasion the abuser took him to a country lane near Devenish Island and raped him. He was 14.
Another person to come forward in recent weeks is Karen (not her real name) whose life spiralled out of control after she was repeatedly raped by her brother 30 years ago.
The woman, who has discovered her son was also abused by the same man, recalled when and where the abuse of her first started. She even remembered the colour of the bedsheets. Brown. Her brother was 15 at the time, she was 11.
“I can still see the big room, the double bed, the single bed. I can remember the brown bedspread, brown blankets, the walls were papered but there was one wall that had gloss paint. There was one window with brown curtains and a net curtain. The carpet was brown as well.
“And then it all started. I was 11 when my brother called me into his bedroom to give me a cigarette. Then asked me to touch him,” said Karen.
She claimed she knew of up to nine other victims of the same man and said when both she and her son reported the abuse to the PSNI in 2013 and 2014 the cases were dropped, again, due to “insufficient evidence”.
“It eats away at you like a cancer. Just imagine your heart being ripped from your chest and getting physically sick and not knowing where to turn when your own child tells you they were abused by the same person,” she said.
Questions for authorities
There are many questions now for the authorities. Who murdered Sullivan and why? Why was he never prosecuted for his abuse? Were claims of a paedophile ring ever properly investigated?
This week the PSNI’s public prosecution branch offered to meet the sex abuse victims who have been coming forward.
In a statement, Detective Chief Supt Paula Hilman said: “I am aware of the coverage relating to historic child sexual abuse cases covered by the Impartial Reporter in recent weeks. I would like to offer to meet with any of these victims to explore these incidents further.”
In a statement, a spokeswoman for Translink – which runs Ulsterbus – said in view of the “extremely serious matters” raised by the reports it had contacted the PSNI and was in the process of informing the educational authorities and other appropriate bodies about the claims.
Senior members of the PSNI are to be challenged by the Policing Board on this matter, while chief constable George Hamilton has taken a personal interest in these revelations.
Those sex abusers still living in Co Fermanagh who may have thought they got away with it may well expect a knock on the door from a police officer soon. The past is finally catching up on them.
Half of all top IRA men ‘worked for security services’
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.
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!”
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 – a proxy war fought in NI by shadowy competing westminster groups
Michael Gove wrote an extreme right-wing pamphlet against NI Peace Process, labelling it a moral stain#DUP Coalition
Robert Alston was born in 1938, brought up in Sussex, educated at Ardingly College and New College Oxford, and did National Service with the Royal Sussex Regiment.
From 1961 to 1998 he was a member of the Diplomatic Service. The Middle East (as a Persian speaker) and defence, security and proliferation issues were the principal themes of his career. He served overseas in Afghanistan, France, Iran, Belgium (in the British Delegation to NATO), Oman (as ambassador from 1986-90), and New Zealand (as High Commissioner also accredited to Samoa and as Governor of the Pitcairn Islands from 1994-98); also in Belfast on secondment to the Northern Ireland Office.
Since retiring from the Diplomatic Service he has been involved with education (as Chairman of the Council of Ardingly College from 2005-10 and Chairman of the Governing Body of the Marsh Academy New Romney fro 2007-13); the Church (on the staff of Archbishop George Carey from 1999-2002; the Commonwealth Institute and its successor the Commonwealth Education Trust; the Pilgrims, where he serves as a member of the Executive Committee; and the County of Kent as a Kent Ambassador and a Deputy Lieutenant from 2007-13.
He became a Freeman of the World Traders (on the firm recommendation of Past Master Peter Gadsden) in 2000, and progressed through the Company to the Mastership in 2007-8. For him highlights of his year were the Sheep Drive across London Bridge in aid of the Lord Mayor’s charities (the brainchild of his wife Pat, also a Liveryman of the Company), and leading a delegation of World Traders to accompany Lord Mayor David Lewis on his official visit to Oman.
George Carey, who was archbishop of Canterbury at the time when police were investigating claims of sexual abuse by Peter Ball, wrote letters of support, to the director of public prosecutions and the chief constable of Gloucester police in February 1993.
Carey wrote of Ball’s “excruciating pain and spiritual torment” and the implications for the state of his mental health.
Since retiring from the Diplomatic Service he has been involved with education (as Chairman of the Council of Ardingly College from 2005-10 and Chairman of the Governing Body of the Marsh Academy New Romney from 2007-13);the Church (on the staff of Archbishop George Carey from 1999-2002; the Commonwealth Institute and its successor the Commonwealth Education Trust; the Pilgrims, where he serves as a member of the Executive Committee; and the County of Kent as a Kent Ambassador and a Deputy Lieutenant from 2007-13.
He became a Freeman of the World Traders (on the firm recommendation of Past Master Peter Gadsden) in 2000, and progressed through the Company to the Mastership in 2007-8. For him highlights of his year were the Sheep Drive across London Bridge in aid of the Lord Mayor’s charities (the brainchild of his wife Pat, also a Liveryman of the Company), and leading a delegation of World Traders to accompany Lord Mayor David Lewis on his official visit to Oman.
Patricia Alston, ONZM, is a Director of Romney Tweed CIC, a company she founded in 2012 which aims to create employment in an area of social deprivation on the Romney Marsh, Kent, through the manufacture of high quality cloth from the wool of Romney sheep.
A former secretary in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) from 1959-1969, she served in Tokyo, the FCO Inspectorate and the Private Office.
From 1969-1998, she accompanied her husband, Robert, a member of the Diplomatic Service, on postings to France, Iran, Belgium, Oman and New Zealand. From 1986-1990, Robert served as Ambassador to Oman, and from 1994-1998 as High Commissioner to New Zealand, also accredited to Samoa, and as Governor of the Pitcairn Islands.
Patricia is a former Chairman of the British Diplomatic Families Association and was Chairman of The World Traders Sheep Drive Committee in 2008. She is a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of World Traders.
In 2010 Patricia was awarded New Zealand’s honour, the ONZM, in recognition of her services to New Zealand – United Kingdom relations.
The company No. 8850986 was incorporated on 24 January 2014
Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Boyce, KG,GCB,OBE,DL, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports and Governor of Dover Castle Sir David Wootton, former Lord Mayor of London, and Deputy Chairman of the City Wool Advisory Board
Patricia Alston,ONZM, Founder of Romney Tweed CIC, former Chairman of British Diplomatic Spouses Association, Chairman of World Traders Sheep Drive Committee 2008. Robert Alston,CMG,QSO,DL, retired diplomat, former Chairman of the Governors of Marsh Academy and Ardingly College. Member of Kent Ambassadors and Deputy Lieutenant of Kent, Past Master World Trader. John Corneille, Independent management consultant, former PwC Partner and Chair of the Pro Bono committee of the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants. Edna Delaney, Managing Director, Romney Resource Centre, which specialises in assisting educational underachievers, NEETS, the unemployed and early school leavers. Alison Gowman, Partner in DLA Piper UK LLP, Alderman of the City of London. Trustee of several organisations. Past Master Glover. Ursula Underhill, Consultant in education and assessment. Previously worked for Cambridge International Examinations (a department of the University of Cambridge). Taught for 17 years in secondary, further and higher education.
Alan Milne, FCIS, Chartered Secretary in Practice with International Experience.
ROBERT ALSTON AND PRINCE CHARLES (CLOSE FRIEND OF PAEDOPHILE SIR JIMMY SAVILE)
MORE than 300 guests joined HRH Princes Charles and HH Sayyid Shihab bin Tariq Al Said for the 40th Anniversary reception of the Anglo Omani Society at Lancaster House London, Other notable guests included Robert Alston, the Anglo Omani Society chairman…Sir Alan Duncan
Prince Charles said he particularly welcomed the formation of the Anglo Omani Society’s New Generation Group which is working with the Princes Trust in Oman. He pointed to work of the Trust, which following his visit in 2013, is now supporting the Public Authority for SME Development (Riyada) in Oman helping to mentor entrepreneurs.
Duke of York supports call for Oman-UK trade agreement
Prince Andrew – linked to convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein (LOLITA EXPRESS) and Robert Alston – brother of Richard Alston convicted paedophile/part of PIE ring who abused children with John Whittingdale’s half brother, PIE treasurer Charles Napier
Duke of York supports call for Oman-UK trade agreement
23rd July 2016
Prince Andrew was addressing a reception of senior Omani and British diplomats and business figures at the Anglo-Omani Society (AoS) headquarters in Sackville Street, London held by the Omani British Friendship Association (OBFA) of which he is Patron.
Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah Al Hinai, the Sultanate’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, Robert Alston, Chairman of the Omani-British Society, members of the society and members of the Omani diplomatic mission in Britain were present on the occasion.
London: On the occasion of the Omani British Friendship Association (OBFA) Financial Services Roundtable, The Anglo-Omani Society and OBFA hosted a reception on Monday in the presence of His Royal Highness The Duke of York and His Highness Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, patrons of OBFA.
Attended by leading dignitaries and senior level business figures from both Britain and the Sultanate, the event, hosted by the Anglo-Omani Society and OBFA at the Society’s premises in Sackville Street, was organised on the occasion of the OBFA Financial Services Roundtable.
AoS chairman Robert Alston with His Highness Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq Al Said with Prince Andrew in the rear
Other guests included HE Sheikh Al Hinai, Oman’s Ambassador to the UK, HE Dr Al Futaisi Oman’s Minister of Transport, Lord Ahmad UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport as well as the Ambassadors of Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. In addition the Anglo Omani Society chairman Robert Alston and its New Generation Group chairmen Oliver Blake and Sheikh Ma’an Hamad Al-Rawahi helped host the event.
Businesses and Omani Government organisations represented included HSBC, Oman Air, Omran, Oman Global Logistics, Ithraa, Apex Publishing, Oman Travel, Dentons LLP, BAE Systems, Charles Kendall Group, Carillion, Pathfinders and BP.
Robert Alston was a director of the Antarctic Heritage Trust – Prince Charles’ sister, Princess Anne is patron
Robert Alston on the staff of Archbishop George Carey from 1999-2002.
Archbishop Carey accused of failing to refer to police detailed 1992 allegations against Peter Ball.
George Carey, who was archbishop of Canterbury at the time when police were investigating claims of sexual abuse by Ball, wrote in support of Ball to the director of public prosecutions and the chief constable of Gloucester police in February 1993.
Cardinal Murphy O’Connor’s Cover-Up of Child Abusers Must Be a Lesson to the Catholic Church
NSS Executive Director Keith Porteous Wood has followed the career of Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor who died on 1 September 2017 and seeks to set the historical record straight with this alternative obituary.
The death of Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor has understandably resulted in obituaries lauding his achievements as a Prince of the Catholic Church. But we are pleased that few ignore entirely the Cardinal’s involvement in one of the most scandalous child abuse cover-ups this country has seen.
I don’t doubt for a moment that Cardinal Murphy O’Connor did some good in his life, but there was another side to his story that should not be forgotten – a side that resulted in pain and suffering for many children. And the ruthless campaign by the Church to repress the details of the Cardinal’s many errors and misjudgements, and worse.
Despite the image of a genial old buffer that the Cardinal liked to project, it did not stop him, in 2006, from sacking his talented press secretary, a lay position, simply because he was “openly gay”. And O’Connor was “firmly against the repeal of Clause 28, which banned the promotion of homosexuality in schools”, a repressive and vindictive measure now regarded with embarrassment. This, despite the prevalence of gay men in the priesthood.
Those with long memories will also remember that, following complaints from parents, O’Connor, when Bishop of Arundel and Brighton, moved a known serial practising paedophile cleric, Michael Hill, from unsuspecting parish to unsuspecting parish.
If O’Connor’s objective had been to reward Hill by affording him the greatest possible opportunities to prey on an almost unlimited supply of vulnerable unaccompanied juveniles, some of them thousands of miles from their parents, he could have done no better than appoint Hill as Catholic chaplain at Gatwick Airport. Yet this is exactly what O’Connor did, despite his knowledge of Hill’s repeat offending and psychiatric reports that Hill was likely to re-offend.
Needless to say, O’Connor never shared what he knew about Hill’s criminal abusive activities with the police, contributing directly to Hill’s ability to continue his orgy of abuse unhindered. Hill was eventually convicted and jailed in two separate trials for abusing a boy with learning difficulties at the Airport, as well as eight other boys. Ten further charges unaccountably “remain on file”.
To his dying day, the best Murphy O’Connor could do in his mea culpa on Hill was to say his response was “inadequate but not irresponsible”. Not much consolation to the victims and their families. Nor will have been the self-righteous indignation of his pitiful response to criticism:
“Inevitably mistakes have been made in the past; but not for want of trying to take the right and best course of action.”
And, so predictably, O’Connor’s affable mask slipped again and he got pretty vicious when the media started asking what were, to his mind, too many questions and getting too close to the uncomfortable truth.
Few if any others than O’Connor could have managed to intimidate the BBC into silence, yet having done so, O’Connor still had the gall to claim that there was an anti-Catholic bias in the media. He wrote:
“Many others feel deeply concerned by the apparently relentless attack by parts of the media on their faith and on the church in which they continue to believe.”
That old trick so well practised by the Catholic hierarchy: portraying itself as the victim.
That would all be shocking enough, yet there is credible speculation that the Hill saga could have been just the visible tip of the iceberg. A 2012/3 report by the group Stop Church Sexual Abuse has speculated that:
“[Anglican] clergy … seem to have worked together with priests from [O’Connor’s] Catholic Diocese of Arundel and Brighton … to abuse children.
Reports include that of a Catholic priest who had multiple reports for alleged child sex offences and who was moved by the Catholic Bishop [O’Connor] over to the CoE diocese of Chichester and became an Anglican Minister.
“The relationship between the [Catholic] Diocese of Arundel and Brighton [O’Connor’s] and [the Anglican one of] Chichester [in which Peter Ball, mentioned below, ministered] has been historically close. … in the 1980s … Bishops Cormac Murphy O’Connor and Peter Ball [not imprisoned until 2015 on multiple counts of sexual abuse committed over twenty years earlier] were close friends and it is now [claimed] that both sat on multiple reports of child sexual abuse by clergy and did nothing to protect children from further abuse.
“In total upwards of 17 Anglican and 19 Catholic clergy have been reported to have abused children up to the late 1990s within these Dioceses. Most lived and/or worked within one small geographic area which adds to the concern that there [may have been] a network of sex offenders shoaling for victims within church communities, schools, cathedrals, youth groups and scouting groups.”
Even the Daily Telegraph reported police investigations into “claims that O’Connor hampered Hill’s prosecution” and if the claims above are correct about O’Connor’s close friendship and nefarious collaboration with the devious and mendacious Peter Ball, who escaped justice for decades, this does not seem in the least far-fetched.
At least, however, O’Connor is still indelibly connected in the public’s mind with the disgraceful Michael Hill saga, having been widely reported including in The Times, with severe criticisms including “Victims’ groups demanded his resignation in 2002”.
The Church could not but have known very much more. But the process of rewriting history is no doubt in full progress.
Does it not however speak volumes about the Pope and Catholic Church that, given all the above, they chose, out of all the possible candidates, “His Eminence Cardinal” Cormac Murphy O’Connor to be a cardinal, to be the most senior Catholic in England and Wales, to be Emeritus Archbishop of Westminster, and to be the Pope’s Apostolic Visitor to investigate clerical child abuse in the Archdiocese of Armagh?
But maybe we should not be surprised. The Pope tellingly did not strip O’Connor’s fellow Cardinal in Scotland, Keith O’Brien, of his cardinal’s biretta for abusing his rank with decades of predatory sexual activity, when it all came to light in 2013.
It seems from the Gibb Report into disgraced former Bishop Ball that Sussex police appear to have done a workman-like job on abuse in the Anglican diocese. I would have suggested that the Sussex Police now turn their attention to the Catholic diocese, but unfortunately the CPS told them in 2003 to abandon the investigation whilst refusing to explain why. Hopefully this was not because of O’Connor’s clerical rank, just like the CofE’s Report suggested Peter Ball’s cleric rank was the reason he escaped justice in 1993.
Damian Green sacked after ‘misleading statements’ on porn claims
20 DEC 2017
Damian Green, one of Theresa May’s closest allies, has been sacked from the cabinet after an inquiry found he had breached the ministerial code.
He was “asked to quit” after he was found to have made “inaccurate and misleading” statements about what he knew about claims pornography was found on his office computer in 2008.
He also apologised for making writer Kate Maltby feel uncomfortable in 2015.
Laura Kuenssberg said the PM “had little choice but to ask him to go”.
The BBC’s political editor said the departure of a close friend left Mrs May a “lonelier figure”.
The 61-year old Mr Green, who as first secretary of state was effectively the PM’s deputy, is the third cabinet minister to resign in the space of two months, Michael Fallon and Priti Patel having both quit in November.
In her written response, Mrs May expressed “deep regret” at Mr Green’s departure but said his actions “fell short” of the conduct expected of a cabinet minister.
He had been under investigation regarding allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards journalist and Tory activist Ms Maltby. He denied suggestions that he made unwanted advances towards her in 2015.
He also denied that he had either downloaded or viewed pornography on a computer removed from his Commons office in 2008.
An official report by the Cabinet Office found that two statements he had made in November about being unaware pornographic material had been found on a computer in his office were “inaccurate and misleading” and constituted a breach of the ministerial code.
The report also found that although there were “competing and contradictory accounts of what were private meetings” between himself and Ms Maltby, the investigation found her account “to be plausible”.
Her parents, Colin and Victoria Maltby, said in a statement they were not surprised to find that the inquiry found Mr Green to have been “untruthful as a minister, nor to that they found our daughter to be a plausible witness”.
They praised their 31-year-old daughter for her courage in speaking out about the “abuse of authority”.
Ms Maltby is not commenting on Mr Green’s resignation until she receives more details from the Cabinet Office.
In his resignation letter, Mr Green said statements he made about what he knew about the pornography could have been “clearer”, conceding his lawyers had been informed by lawyers for the Met Police about their initial discovery in 2008 and the police had also raised the matter within him in a phone call in 2013.
“I apologise that my statements were misleading on this point,” he said.
Damian Green has never been a politician with a huge public persona, or even a hugely well-known character.
But he was an extremely important ally of Theresa May. Not just a political friend but a genuine one, close to her for decades.
The parish priest in the village of Newick, the Rev. John Baker, organized a donors’ group to back Mr. Knight in his struggle and mobilized the support, among others, of Viscount Hampden, Viscount Brentford, the Earl of March and Mrs. Susan Sainsbury, the wife of a Conservative Member of Parliament. Their efforts won the support of the Anglican Bishop of Lewes, Peter Ball, a member of a small monastic order who shuns ecclesiastical vestments and worships in a converted pigsty. Group Contributed $313,000
The Secret Life of a Paedophile exposed a Chaplain at Ardingly, later Bishop John Neale, to have colluded with Righton.
Bishop John Neale wrote a letter to Righton concerning one of those boys abused by Righton and when Neale was asked if he knew of his long-standing friend’s (Peter Righton) sexual interest in boys and whether he might have done more to protect them, he declined to reply.
Paedophile Sir William van Straubenzee is in Jeffery Epstein’s Black Book
More people at Ardingly charged with child sexual abuse:
Clive Williams was a director at …Ardingly College along with Robert Alston -diplomat brother of convicted paedophile, PIE member, Richard Alston – partner of PIE member Peter Righton
Maurice Victor Clive Williams, of Ardingly College Limited (Ardingly College, College Road, Ardingly, RH18 5JY, Forest Row) is a 72-year-old director that is mentioned in 3 filings. This British national worked for 1 company, to name just a few Ardingly College Limited.
This director worked with The Revd Canon John Ratings in Ardingly College Limited, Nicholas Paul Smith in Ardingly College Limited, Andrew Kerr Stewart Roberts, Simon Charles Ward, Caroline Fiona Rich.
20 former pupils at Ashdown House prep school in Sussex – where London mayor Boris Johnson was a boarder – have recently come forward with complaints about extreme cruelty and sex offences committed on them as young boys. A number of teachers are being investigated.
Maurice Victor Clive Williams, 71, retired, of High St, Barcombe, East Sussex, has been charged with four offences, two of indecent assault and two of gross indecency, all with a girl under 16. Another man, Martin Haigh, 66, unemployed, of Lavender St, Brighton, has also been charged with eleven offences, five of indecent assault and six of gross indecency. Four of the indecent assault charges against Haigh involve one boy and the fifth charge involves another boy. Two of the gross indecency charges involve the boy subject of the four indecent assault charges, two involve a second boy, one involves another third boy and one involves a fourth boy. All the boys were aged under 16 at the time of the alleged offences. The offences are alleged to have occurred while both men were employed as teachers at Ashdown House School near Forest Row. None of the offences are alleged to have been committed jointly. The charges, authorised by the CPS, follow an investigation by East Sussex child safeguarding detectives.
A third man, now aged 68, arrested in Tadley, Hants, in January 2015 on suspicion of gross indecency, has been stood down from his police bail while the CPS consider the evidence in relation to him.
‘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
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.
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?
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.
Former headmaster of prep school attended by Boris Johnson and Damian Lewis is arrested on suspicion of child sex offences
Clive Williams, 69, is understood to have been arrested on Wednesday
He took the helm at Ashdown House in 1975 and remained until 2003
£24,000-a-year school in East Sussex dogged by claims of historic abuse
Mr Williams was released on bail after interview while investigations continue
Johnson family left ‘sad’ and grateful for Mr Williams’ ‘fantastic teaching’
11 July 2014
The former headmaster of the £24,000-a-year prep school attended by Boris Johnson has been arrested on suspicion of child sex offences.
Clive Williams led Ashdown House school in East Sussex, whose former pupils also include the Homeland actor Damian Lewis, the Queen’s nephew Viscount Linley and former Tory chief whip Andrew Mitchell, for almost 30 years.
He is understood to be the 69-year-old man who Sussex Police say they arrested and interviewed on Wednesday over alleged sexual assaults and child neglect.
Mr Williams was released on bail while investigations continue and is not charged with any offence.
The former headmaster of the £24,000-a-year prep school attended by Boris Johnson has been arrested on suspicion of child sex offences.
Clive Williams led Ashdown House school in East Sussex, whose former pupils also include the Homeland actor Damian Lewis, the Queen’s nephew Viscount Linley and former Tory chief whip Andrew Mitchell, for almost 30 years.
Alumni: The Queen’s nephew Viscount Linley
New boy: Viscount Linley, then aged 7, is left in the care of ‘Billy’ Williamson in 1969.
The headmaster, who had been so charming to Princess Margaret, turned out to be a sadist, addicted to spanking the bare bottoms of his charges.
There was talk of blackmail and predatory older pupils encouraged by abusive teachers. That chimed with my adult perception of the bizarre sexualisation of life at Ashdown, especially the system of reward and discipline. At least two children I knew who had been given authority over younger kids used it to force sexual contact – Williamson seemed to have turned a blind eye. There was talk of connections with house masters at Eton, to which Ashdown fed pupils. There had been at least one suicide. There were more teachers in the complaint.
Stanley Johnson (centre) with friends Norman Lamont and Leon Brittan
The hard choices that face the Father of the Mayor
7 May 2008
By chance, Clive Williams, headmaster of Ashdown House, the Sussex prep-school which Boris and three of his siblings (Rachel, Leo and Jo) attended, telephoned me as I sat down to write this article to congratulate me on becoming First Father.
‘What about this charge, Clive,’ I asked, ‘that Boris doesn’t pay attention to detail?’
‘Codswallop!’ Clive replied. ‘You can’t write Greek and Latin prose as well as Boris did without having a supreme ability to master detail. If you’re going to get it right, you have to be meticulous.’
Here’s one of Maurice Williams / Clive Williams’ teachers:
Martin Haigh – Ashdown teacher
Ex-teacher sentenced for sex offences at East Sussex boarding school in 1970s
24 Mar, 2017
A Brighton man has been given 12- year prison sentence for sexual offences against four pupils at an East Sussex boarding school, at Ashdown House School, where he was a teacher in the 1970s, and possession of indecent images of children.Martin Haigh (pictured), 67, unemployed, of Lavender St, Brighton, was sentenced at Brighton Crown Court on Friday (24 March) after a four day trial on charges of offences against two of the boys, which had ended in his being convicted on the previous day.He was convicted of four offences, one of indecent assault and three of gross indecency, against the two boys who were then pupils aged between seven and 12, at Ashdown House School, an independent preparatory boarding school near Forest Row, between 1973 and 1975 while he was a teacher there.At a previous hearing before the trial Haigh had also admitted seven other offences, three of gross indecency and four of indecent assault, against two other boys at the school during the same period.He also admitted an offence of possessing indecent images of children, found on a computer at his address when officers searched it in 2015. The images were taken from the Internet and there is no evidence that they were children known to him.Haigh was sentenced to a total of 11 years for the sexual offences and an additional one year for the possession of indecent images.He will be a registered sex offender for life and has been served with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) severely restricting his access to children and computers.The prosecution, authorised by the CPS, followed an investigation by East Sussex child safeguarding detectives after allegations were referred to them for the first time in January 2014.Police emphasise that there are no current or recent safeguarding issues at the school in relation to this case.Detective Constable Paul Deadman said; “This was a complex and protracted investigation, during which it became clear that Haigh had systematically taken advantage of the trust of young and vulnerable boys to abuse them for his own sexual gratification.
He is understood to be the 69-year-old man who Sussex Police say they arrested and interviewed on Wednesday over alleged sexual assaults and child neglect.
Mr Williams was released on bail while investigations continue and is not charged with any offence.
A spokesman for the family told The Times: ‘We are all sad to hear this news. We were all four happy at Ashdown and will always be especially grateful to Clive Williams for his fantastic teaching.’
There is no suggestion that the Johnsons, Mr Lewis, Mr Mitchell or Viscount Linley were among the alleged victims.
Mr Williams took the helm of the school near Tunbridge Wells, Kent, with his wife Rowena in 1975 and remained until 2003, a time in which the school admitted girls for the first time.
Since he left, however, the 170-year-old school has become the centre of allegations of historic sexual abuse.
In December it emerged two former pupils were suing the school over abuse they claimed happened in the 1970s and involved ‘more than one teacher’.
An email seen by the Daily Mail said: ‘The effects of this abuse has damaged a number of pupils long into adulthood and it is felt among us that, as part of the healing process, it is important for us to take our power back and take action against such damaging and horrendous actions.’
Multiple complaints have been forwarded to officers from Sussex Police’s Operation Mitre who have been in touch with more than 20 alleged victims, including some who live abroad.
The Sussex Police spokesman added: ‘During January this year we were contacted by a firm of Solicitors representing a number of clients who have reported to them that they were sexually and physically assaulted by staff whilst they were pupils at Ashdown House School near Forest Row in the 1970’s.
The investigation continues and now spans a period from the late 1960s to the early 1980s.
Damian Lewis: Boarding school is a ‘very violent’ experience that ‘defines you emotionally for life’
Posted on 16 May 2016 by Boarding Concern
Damian Lewis, the Old Etonian actor, has told how he found being sent to boarding school a “very violent experience“.
The star said children who are sent away from home to be educated are left with an experience that “defines you emotionally for the rest of your life”.
The son of a City broker, he was born in the wealthy London suburb of St John’s Wood and was sent to boarding school Eton, whose former pupils include David Cameron and Boris Johnson.
Lewis, who has two children with fellow actor Helen McCrory, said he would not send his own children to boarding school at such a young age.
Recalling his own experience, he said: “I went at eight and I think that’s very hard. You go through something which, at that age, defines you and your ability to cope.
“There’s a sudden lack of intimacy with a parent, and your ability to get through that defines you emotionally for the rest of your life. It’s a very violent experience in those first few weeks. It’s just, boom.”
[Wikipedia has Damien Lewis (b.1971) as attending Ashdown House prep school.]
We were all four happy at Ashdown and will always be especially grateful to Clive Williams for his fantastic teaching.’
The story begins in 1974. Boris, Leo and I (Jo, my littlest brother, was in crèche) are at the European School in Brussels. The Belgian capital in the Seventies was all wild dinner parties, consciousness-raising groups and open marriages. My mother was often in hospital, and my father was often away, and when they were “at home”, my glamorous parents tended to be out.
-Ardingly alumnus, brother of diplomat Robert Alston-Ardingy alumnus and governor – long term partner of Ardingly alumnus, paedophile Peter Righton of PIE
-friend of paedophile PIE member, British Council teacher, Charles Napier – half-brother of John Whittingdale who was pps and friend to Margaret Thatcher – who was close friends with paedophile Jimmy Savile – Jimmy Savile was good friends with both Peter Ball and Prince Charles.
Robert Alston, Ardingly alumnus and governor worked for Lord George Carey who wrote letters of support for paedophile Bishop Peter Ball
Bishop Peter Ball was good friends with both Jimmy Savile and Prince Charles
Richard H Alston b 1945 and his partner Peter Righton b 1926
Righton, age 35, was 19 years older than Alston, who was 16 when they met. They spent 40 years together, the court heard.
They met in 1961 when Richard Alston was still a student at Ardingly.
They spent 40 years together – (diplomat brother Robert Alston would most likely have known his brother’s partner of 40 years – PIE member Peter Righton, who was friends with PIE member Charles Napier.)
Charles Napier and Richard Alston
The court heard Alston and his partner Peter Righton forced an 11-year-old boy at the school (not Ardingly) to watch pornography and then perform sex acts on him at their home.
Southwark Crown Court heard Charles Napier – now a convicted paedophile – would sometimes be present.
Righton – the subject of a 1994 documentary on paedophiles
After he had 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 social work professional.
Charles Napier 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 dismissal
Napier 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 abuse
Many questions remain unanswered including who were Napier’s referees for his employment with the British Council
Why 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 we re not necessarily harmful.
As a true test of his new found “remorse ” (Napier) can nowshare with the Police all the names of the ” rich and famous ” who attended the parties his victims referred to
As Treasurer of the Paedophile Information Exchange in its peak period of membership in the mid 70’s Napier holds the key to the identity of hundreds of dangerous abusers who continued to abuse thousands of children over many decades
Police Investigate Public School Paedophile Ring’ The Times, 25 August 1996.
SCOTLAND YARD detectives are investigating allegations of a paedophile network involving teachers from some of Britain’s top public schools, writes Stephen Grey.
The paedophile and child pornography unit is inquiring into a ring of private school staff who allegedly exchange information, boast of abusing youngsters and travel abroad together on “sex tours”. At least six teachers have been questioned and their homes raided as inquiries continue into the ring that has links to some of the most notorious paedophiles in Britain.
The paedophile unit has been assisted by detectives from forces around the country as well as social workers.
The inquiry began after a former teacher at Abberley Hall preparatory school in Herefordshire allegedly confessed to a colleague to being part of a huge network of paedophiles.Abberley Hall confirmed last week that both teachers were no longer on staff.
The former teacher claimed that he had had sex with “hundreds and hundreds” of boys and named teachers at six other leading establishments.
Trips for the teachers to indulge in child abuse with “rent boys” have allegedly been organised to countries including the Philippines, Czech Republic, Romania, Albania, Thailand and even Bosnia.
“These people decided a few years ago it was no longer safe to talk openly of abusing kids in this country, but decided they were perfectly safe abroad. At home they content themselves with sick pictures of child abuse,” said one source.
Although full details cannot be revealed for legal reasons, the investigation has involved a series of police raids, including one at the home of a head of department at a prominent London public school, where pornography was removed.
Another raid took place at Hurstpierpoint College in Sussex. Last week Stephen Meek, headmaster confirmed that two staff had been dismissed after a police caution for the possession of indecent material. “It was nothing to do with pupils at the school,” he said.
Other teachers also named include three masters at another leading public school, two masters at two famous preparatory schools in the home counties, and a choir school teacher. The teachers were said to exchange paedophile videos. When they feared police raids, they allegedly worked together to conceal material. “Many of these teachers will be secure in the knowledge that they will never be prosecuted,” said one police source.
Also named as allegedly linked to the network are Peter Righton, the former childcare expert exposed as a paedophile, and Charles Napier, a former treasurer of the Paedophile Information Exchange and a former staff member of the British Council in Cairo who was jailed last year for sex assaults on youngsters in London.
Christopher Potter was born in Worcester 61 years ago. He studied classic Greek and Latin at Cambridge University – subjects he still teaches. His first experience in education came at a boarding school in Ardingly, Sussex, before he came to Old Swinford in 1978.
Twenty three years on, the father-of-five is retiring, earning him the honour of being one of the longest serving headmasters in the history of the school.
‘Over the past years we’ve built up a big entry to both Cambridge and Oxford, and we’re recognized on a national level for our academic achievements, but this boy was the first from this school to get into Cambridge for 320 years, and that was a big day for both me and the school’ he says.
Apart from the academic results, Old Swinford has also educated some familiar faces. Nick Baley, the new doctor Anthony Trueman in EastEnders, and Ian Hislop from the TV-show Have I Got News For You are just some of the ex-pupils that have made it big.
News anchor Jon Snow has described how he was abducted and undressed by a member of school staff when he was six years old.
Snow went to Ardingly College in West Sussex, where his father was headmaster. He said in his autobiography that the school’s domestic quarters had a “prison-camp feel” as he described the incident in 1953.
Snow wrote in Shooting History that the man responsible was a member of domestic staff named “Jim”, who lived on the school grounds and had been released from a psychiatric hospital.
Ardingly College Lodge No 4410
This is the Masonic Lodge for Ardingly College. We are independent of the school, but strongly connected.
Ardingly College is an English public school at Ardingly, in Sussex. It was founded in 1858 by Nathaniel Woodard. Woodard established Ardingly as St Saviour’s College, after Lancing and Hurstpierpoint
In 1923 the then Headmaster of Ardingly College, together with other masters and the Provost of the school, the Bishop of Lewes, set up a new private lodge under the UGLE for Masons having a connexion with the school. We are that Lodge. We are open to Old Ardinians, school staff, parents of pupils and of OAs, and any other friend of Ardingly College
Support from the School staff continued for many years. GJ Ince, the School Chaplain, was appointed our Chaplain at the Consecration and served in that office until 1944
The school has its own Masonic Lodge, Ardingly College Lodge, which is a member of the elite Freemason “Public School Lodges” Council. The Lodge, which is open to male Old Ardinians as well as those with an affiliation to the college, was founded in 1922 by the then headmaster, Thomas Erskine Wilson, together with masters, the Provost of the school and the Bishop of Lewes.
In 1958 the school celebrated its centenary . On 9 June 1958, as part of the celebrations, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh visited Ardingly. A stone plaque on the terrace parapet commemorates the visit, where she “beheld the view”. Later that week, on 14 June 1958, the then Prime Minister , Harold MacMillan , visited the school to open the Centenary Building, which comprises the college cricket pavilion and upstairs Centenary Room. On 8 May 2008, the Duke of Kent visited Ardingly as part of its sesquicentenary celebrations and officially opened a new teaching block at the pre-preparatory school.
Robert Alston was governor of Pitcairn Island where sexual abuse was rampant.
Legacy of Sexual Mayhem, the Dark Secrets of Pitcairn Island
For Britain, the case raised embarrassing questions about its supervision of the colony, now known as an overseas territory. Judges and lawyers were appointed, and in 2003, after a series of legal and logistical hurdles had been surmounted, 13 men were charged with 96 offences dating back to the 1960s.
In 2004, I spent six weeks on the island, reporting on one of the most bizarre court cases imaginable.
Why was it that many outsiders persisted in defending men who were guilty of a crime that was normally reviled — pedophilia? Why did they continue to mythologize Pitcairn, although it had failed, in such a dramatic way, to live up to its utopian image?
The Rev Guy Bennett from the diocese of Guilford which borders the Diocese of Chichester is another convicted child sex offender who came out of prison in 2000 and immediately held himself out as a vicar at, at least, one church service in the Diocese of Chichester where he now lives.
She wanted to exclude some of the survivor’s allegations against Bishop Peter Ball, in a bid to protect the Church of England.
He says she told him she “cared very much about the Church”.
Mr Johnson, who suffered assaults by a number of clergymen when he was a choirboy in the Church of England Diocese in Chichester, said he felt during her review of Church abuse, Baroness Butler-Sloss had been “showing bias and wasn’t being impartial”.
The Rt Rev Peter Ball, who was bishop of Gloucester and bishop of Lewes in East Sussex, was charged with two counts of indecent assault and one of misconduct in a public office, following her investigation into abuse in the diocese of Chichester during the 1970s and 1980s.
Baroness Butler-Sloss was behind controversial paedophile ruling
Butler-Sloss gave character evidence supportive of Chard at another trial eight years ago when he was accused of assaulting a man while working as a nightclub bouncer. Chard was also convicted for that offence, but on that occasion escaped being sent to prison.
Chard’s victim from the 2007 case and his family have expressed anger that Butler-Sloss, who last year stepped down as chair of the independent historical child abuse inquiry, was again prepared to apparently back him in court.
Peter Ball associated with other sex offenders in the clergy and that he was investigated in 2008 for being part of a suspected paedophile ring.
Convicted paedophile Bishop Peter Ball with Peter Canon Gordon Rideout, from Polegate, East Sussex, who was jailed for 10 years in May 2014. He was found guilty of 36 separate sex offences by a jury at Lewes Crown Court.
Canon Gordon Rideout was the vicar of All Saints Church in Eastbourne for 25 years.
Clergyman Canon Gordon Rideout was chaplain at Moira House School, Eastbourne, until 2003, and chairman of governors at Bishop Bell C of E School in Eastbourne until November 2011.
Bishop Bell C of E School in Eastbourne
Child sexual abuse
The school has been at the centre of three major child safeguarding problems, including a child sexual abuse scandal:
In February 2009, teaching assistant Robert Healy was jailed for seven years after he admitted grooming two girls using the social networking site Bebo, then having sex with them.
Canon Gordon Rideout was allowed to remain chair of the school governors for more than a year despite having being suspended by the Church of England following a Criminal Records Bureau check and despite the school being aware. Rideout was jailed for 10 years in May 2013 for abusing 36 vulnerable girls and boys at a now closed Barnardo’s home in Crawley, West Sussex, over a four-year period between the 1960s and 1970s.
In September 2012, maths teacher Jeremy Forrest was arrested in Bordeaux, and subsequently charged by Sussex Police with the abduction of a 15-year-old female pupil. He was found guilty in June 2013, and after pleading guilty to five further charges of sexual activity with a child, was jailed for 5½ years. The judge said that Forrest had been repeatedly warned by colleagues but had lied to them and had been motivated by self-interest. Although a review published in April 2013 did not find evidence of “any significant or systemic failings in safeguarding” following the Forrest verdict, there were calls for headteacher Terry Boatwright to be sacked.
Canon Gordon Rideout, 73, of Filching Close, Wannock, is alleged to have committed the offences between 1962 and 1973 in Crawley, London and Hampshire. A total of 36 of the 38 alleged offences are of indecent assault on girls and boys in their early teens, Sussex Police said. Of those, 31 are alleged to have been committed at a property in Crawley, West Sussex, and one in Barkingside, east London, between 1962 and 1968. A further four indecent assaults are alleged to have taken place in Middle Wallop, Hampshire, between 1971 and 1973. The other two allegations are of attempted unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl in Crawley
Peter Ball, Bishop of Lewes; the Rev CM Johnston; the Rev GT Rideout
PAR310 – PARISH OF EASTBOURNE ALL SAINTS
PAR310/7 – Incumbent: other records
PAR310/7/2 – Photographs
PAR310/7/2/12 – Photographs of events commemorating the church centenary
PAR310/7/2/12/16 – Peter Ball, Bishop of Lewes; the Rev CM Johnston; the Rev GT Rideout
Jailed sex predator priest handed additional sentence
A FORMER priest who is already serving ten years in prison for 36 historic sexual offences has now been sentenced to nine months in prison.
pleaded guilty to one charge of indecent assault on a girl under the age of 16 at a children’s home in Reigate when he appeared at Guildford Crown Court on 20 December 2016. The assault took place between 29 July 1969 and 21 July 1974.
Rideout was originally jailed for 10 years in May 2013 at Lewes Crown Court for a series of historic sexual offences between 1962 and 1973, including attempted rape and indecent assaults on both boys and girls, some of whom were under 13 years of age.
Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS South East Jaswant Narwal said: “Gordon Rideout was in a position of trust throughout his career, something he abused systemically. The impact he had on the victim in this case cannot be underestimated, even more than 40 years after he abused her, as it is clear this has affected the rest of her life and now Rideout has finally accepted responsibility for his actions and been sentenced for them.”
Mead Lodge and Rosemead, Reigate, Surrey In 1942, Barnardo’s opened its Mead Lodge hostel at 115 Bell St Reigate – less than a mile from St Lukes Reigate, Church Road, South Park, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 8HY, United Kingdom RH2 8HY, United Kingdom
Gordon Rideout pleaded guilty to one charge of indecent assault on a girl under the age of 16 at a children’s home in Reigate.
Aug 1960 saw the arrival of a party of boys from Gordon Williams House St the Boys’ Garden City
The assault took place between 29 July 1969 and 21 July 1974.
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has attended a private church service in memory of murdered Conservative MP, Ian Gow, who died this morning following a car bomb explosion at his home. Gow was a church warden at St Luke’s Church near his village in Hankham, East Sussex. The Reverend Jonathan Graves pays tribute to Gow.
Rev Jonathan Graves appeared at a Plea and Case Management Hearing at Lewes
Crown Court on Thursday 5th May. He is charged with 11 counts of abuse, these include:
– Indecent assault against a male,
– Gross indecency against a male,
– Assault / neglect / ill treatment / abandonment of a child,
– Indecent assault against an adult female.
He pleaded not guilty to all charges and a trial date has been set for 5th December 2016.
Fr. Jonathan was the vicar of St. Luke’s Church, Stone Cross in the Diocese of Chichester from 1995 – 2002, where most of the alleged offences took place.
He later had his Permission to Officiate as a Church of England priest withdrawn.
Despite this Fr. Jonathan continues to officiate and play the organ at funerals, particularly at Hastings Crematorium – he conducted 137 funerals in a four year period AFTER being banned by the Church of England.
You do not have to be licences to conduct a funeral and Fr. Jonathan is a ‘retired priest’ conducting ‘humanist’ funerals… apparently,
even though they have prayers and hymns?!?
– This is completely legal.
We are not trying to pre-judge the outcome of the trial and recognise that everyone is
innocent until proven guilty but….
Is it right for a man facing such serious charges to be visiting families in their
homes at a time when they are vulnerable due to their recent bereavement with,
it would appear, no real safeguards being put in place?
A former Church of England priest has been charged with abusing a boy more than 25 years ago.
Jonathan Mark Graves, 57, of Jervis Avenue, Eastbourne, is accused of indecent assault against a boy aged 11 to 13 between 1987 and 1990.
He was also charged with child cruelty against the same boy and indecent assault against two women, one between 1994 and 1995 and the other in 2002.
Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss looked into the case in 2010 as part of a review for the Diocese of Chichester over concerns about several priests. The report was sent to Sussex Police in 2011. Police launched Operation Perry to investigate three priests, Graves of which is the last.
Jonathan Graves was a priest at St Luke’s Church in Stone Cross, East Sussex
The sadistic priest – Jonathan graves abused at st Luke’s Stone Cross in the 1980s
Church of England priest has been jailed for 12 years for torturing and sexually abusing two schoolboys in the 1980s and 90s.
At the time, he was the vicar at St Luke’s Church in Stone Cross.
He was convicted on Thursday at Hove Crown Court of 12 offences dating between 1987 and 1992.
Former Church of England priest has been jailed for 12 years for torturing and sexually abusing two schoolboys in the 1980s and 90s.
Jonathan Graves, 60, of Eastbourne, East Sussex, restrained the children, who were aged between 12 and 14, using belts and chains, and then beat them.
At the time, he was the vicar at St Luke’s Church in Stone Cross.
He was convicted on Thursday at Hove Crown Court of 12 offences dating between 1987 and 1992.
‘Manipulative and twisted’
During his summing up Judge David Rennie called Graves “secretive, cynical, manipulative and twisted”.
Det Insp Jon Gross, of Sussex Police Public Protection Command, said: “I’m pleased as far as you can be with this, it’s a significant sentence for this type of offence.
“This man has had two personas, the public persona that his congregation knew and let parents put their children in his care, and behind closed doors the planning to groom these children and get them to do despicable things.”
He added he had “nothing but admiration” for the victims who came forward and “stuck with” the prosecution process for about four years.
Graves, of Jervis Avenue, was cleared of five similar charges, including one offence of indecent assault on a 50-year-old woman in 2002, following a nine-day trial.
Graves was the vicar at St Luke’s Church in Stone Cross at the time of the attacks
Alston was also thanked first in “Britten and Auden in the Thirties: The Year 1936 : the T.S. Eliot Memorial”edited by Donald Mitchell
“Acknowledgements“I am much indebted to Richard Alston without whose dedicated editorial assistance I should have found it difficult to see this revised edition through the press… and to Peter Righton for correcting proofs…”
Former Sussex priest jailed for sex abuse against boy
Feb 22 2018
A “disgusting and despicable” ex-Anglican priest has been jailed for sexually abusing a boy and conspiring with another priest to abuse the child.
Ifor Whittaker, formerly Colin Pritchard, was convicted of abusing the boy, aged between 10 and 16 when the abuse happened in the 1980s and 1990s.
The 73-year-old also conspired with ex-clergyman Roy Cotton, who has since died, to commit sex acts.
Whittaker, of Rectory Road, Sutton, south London, was jailed for 16 years.
He was told he will serve a minimum of 10 years in prison. He is already a registered sex offender for life after a previous conviction.
Sentencing Whittaker, Judge Paul Tain described the priest’s behaviour as “disgraceful, disgusting and despicable”,
He said: “It was an obvious and clear case of grooming, where he carefully manipulated a vulnerable child.”
Whittaker had “attempted to bamboozle, cheat and mislead the jury”, the judge said.
He said the abuser had “plied the victim with alcohol” and “emotionally blackmailed the boy by saying ‘no one would believe you over a priest'”.
Whittaker, a former rector of Sedlescombe, near Battle, was convicted of seven counts, which also included gross indecency and inciting the boy to commit gross indecency.
The offences took place between February 1987 and February 1993 in East Sussex, Hove Crown Court was told.
The jury was told Whittaker was a “predatory paedophile” and had organised and facilitated the abuse with Cotton, who worked as a priest in Brede, near Rye, in the 1990s.
He died in 2006 and was never prosecuted.
The victim, now in his 40s, told the court Cotton had been the main abuser and had “just passed me over like a toy to be borrowed by a friend”.
The court heard the abuse began after he was invited to do gardening work at the church by Whittaker in return for pocket money.
Whittaker and Cotton “had an agreement” and Cotton would often take the boy to and from Whittaker’s house, it was said.
There were also occasions at Cotton’s house when, after abuse had taken place, Whittaker would “suddenly immediately appear in the room as if he had been watching”, the jury heard.
Whittaker’s victim described him as “quite forceful, quite scary”.
The jury was told Whittaker had previously pleaded guilty to gross indecency and indecent assault in 2008 over offences which had take place in Wellingborough in Northamptonshire against teenage boys in the 1980s.
The diocese apologised “unreservedly” after Baroness Butler-Sloss’s report criticised both senior clergy and Sussex Police over how they dealt with historical claims of abuse by Cotton and the then Colin Pritchard.
Following Whittaker’s latest conviction, the Diocese of Chichester issued a statement saying: “We express our profound sorrow and regret to the victim in this case and our admiration for their courage and determination in coming forward.
“The abuse of children is both a travesty and a tragedy and a complete betrayal of the Christian faith.
“This case demonstrates once again why it is so important to listen to those reporting abuse.”
Bishop turned ‘blind eye’ to Bexhill vicar’s abuse, inquiry hears
06 March 2018
A damning image of ‘wilful blindness’ in historic cases of sexual abuse of children who were ‘terrified and silenced’ by clergy in Sussex has been set out at a public inquiry. Fiona Scolding QC, lead counsel to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), said yesterday that abuse that left an ‘indelible scar’ on children was often ignored or forgiven.
In one segment, Miss Scolding described abuse by a Reverend Colin Pritchard, former vicar of St Barnabas’ Church in Bexhill and a church in Sedlescombe. She said: “There have been suggestions about the culture of abuse operated by Reverend Pritchard and that Bishop Peter Ball turned a blind eye to that abuse.” Pritchard was arrested in 1997 on suspicion of sexual offences, and again in 2007. Miss Scolding said: “There were no restrictions upon his ability to attend church or be involved in ministry with children from his arrest until July 2007.
Reverend Pritchard, who was vicar of St Barnabas in Bexhill, pleaded guilty in 2008 to seven counts of sexual assault on two boys and was jailed for five years. Pritchard – now known as Ifor Whittaker – was convicted last month of sex offences against a boy and jailed for 16 years. The crimes were when he worked in Sedlescombe, police said. Speaking on behalf of the Diocese of Chichester and Archbishops’ Council for the Church of England, Nigel Giffin QC said the Church’s response to abuse in the last few decades was ‘not nearly good enough’. The IICSA inquiry will look into how far institutions failed to protect children from sexual abuse within the Anglican Church. It focuses on abuse within the Diocese of Chichester, which covers all of Sussex, as a case study. Miss Scolding said: “As a society we have over the past 10 years had to examine some uncomfortable truths about our wilful blindness to such abuse.” Richard Scorer, speaking on behalf of many of the victims, said: “The Church of England claims to offer moral guidance to the country yet clerical sexual abuse cases powerfully undermine the claim. This leads to the cover-up of abuse. “The question is whether the Church can be trusted to put its own house in order.” In a statement, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said: “The failures that we have seen are deeply shaming and I personally find them a cause of horror and sadness. “That children have been abused within the communities of the church is indeed shameful.” The inquiry continues.
The Bexhill connection triggered some thoughts. A number of names seem to be linked to the area.
Stingemore – arrested at the same time as McSweeney –
Priest marks silver jubilee FR TONY MCSWEENEY, parish priest of St George’s church in Sprowston Road, Norwich, celebrated 25 years since his ordination with a Mass on January 21. Three hundred parishioners of all ages were at the church to mark his silver jubilee. Fr Hugh Flower, parish priest in Eastbourne, who trained for the ministry at St John’s seminary near Guildford with Fr McSweeney, said in a homily that he had been inspired by Fr McSweeney’s relationship with the parish he had served for 10 years.
link Peter Ball suspected of committing offences during late 1980s but allegations against other priests date back further still
The arrest of Bishop Peter Ball on suspicion of sexual offences against boys and men at addresses in East Sussex and elsewhere is the latest development in a wide-ranging and often contentious series of official inquiries into decades of alleged child protection failures in the diocese of Chichester on England’s south coast.
From the 1970s to the 1990s there were sporadic and low-profile investigations into allegations of sexual abuse against priests in the diocese, but none got as far as the courts. The breakthrough case was arguably the 2008 conviction of Rev Colin Pritchard, a vicar in Bexhill. Pritchard pleaded guilty at Northampton crown court to four counts of indecent assault on a child and three counts of gross indecency on a child. The offences are reported to have taken place between 1979 and 1983 and to have involved two victims, aged between 12 and 15. He was jailed for five years.
Another case involved Roy Cotton, who became a priest in the diocese of Chichester after having been convicted of a sexual offence against a child in 1953 for indecently exposing himself in the organ loft of a village church. Cotton died in 2006 and was never prosecuted.
After Cotton retired he was granted permission to officiate and Meekings reported that a member of St Saviour’s and St Peter’s church in Eastbourne told him that “Cotton attended that church and made a ‘nuisance’ of himself with the choirboys which led to a number of them leaving or wanting to leave the choir and the church”.
As chaplain of Eastbourne Hospital Hubert was under the Chichester Diocese of the Church of England. During the 1960’s til the 1990’s this diocese has some of the worst examples of child sexual abuse committed by priests. The numbers and the scope of the phenomenon is truly astounding. Canon Gordon Rideout who was the Vicar of All Saints in Eastbourne was jailed for ten years for 36 separate offences on 16 children between 1962 and 1973. Peter Ball, former Bishop of Lewes was convicted of abuse in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Former priest Keith Wilke Denford of Burgess Hill and organist Michael Mytton were convicted of historic sexual abuse.
Former priest Keith Wilke Denford of Burgess Hill and organist Michael Mytton were convicted of historic sexual abuse.
Michael Mytton worked as an organist in the Lewes area
A retired Church of England priest and a former organist and choirmaster have been found guilty of a string of child sex abuse offences dating back more than 25 years.
A judge said that Father Keith Wilkie Denford and Michael Mytton had committed “a grave breach of trust and a gross breach of trust”.
Denford, who was the vicar at St John the Evangelist Church in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, was found not guilty of abusing one of the boys aided by organist and choirmaster Mytton (known as Mark), 69, in the back of Mytton’s Jaguar.
Prosecutor Marcus Fletcher said during the trial that one of Denford’s two victims recalled blowing the whistle about the abuse to a vicar – but nothing was done.
In the end, it was not until last year that police were alerted after one of the boys, now in his late 30s, found out that Denford was still in contact with children.
Through police investigation, the name of a third boy emerged and he disclosed that he suffered abuse at the hands of Mytton from around 1990 to 1994 when he was aged 10 or 11.
He told investigators that he once accompanied Mytton to a dinner party as his “plus one”.
The jury was told that in 1981 Mytton was convicted of two counts of gross indecency on a 12-year-old boy, forcing Mytton to leave his position at a church in Uckfield.
Denford and Mytton are the two latest figures linked to the scandal-hit Diocese of Chichester to be convicted of historic child sex abuse offences.
In February, retired priest Robert Coles, 71, was jailed for eight years at Brighton Crown Court after he admitted abusing young boys dating back to the 1970s.
Coles, of Upperton Road, Eastbourne, pleaded guilty to buggery and four indecent assaults on one victim and three indecent assaults against two other boys.
The offences took place in West Sussex and elsewhere in the late 1970s and early 1980s against boys aged between 10 and 16 at the time.
Church accused of systematic failings after sixth abuser in two years unmasked
A SEXUAL abuse victim has accused the Church of “systematic behaviour” in failing to act on allegations of assault after the sixth Sussex churchman in two years was exposed as an offender .
The claim comes after it was revealed on Thursday that former Bishop of Chichester George Bell, a man once tipped to be Archbishop of Canterbury, sexually abused a young child for a number of years.
Campaigners are now questioning the Diocese of Chichester’s ability to investigate itself, as historic cases continue to emerge despite five separate inquiries.
Additionally an inquiry into the Church’s handling of the Peter Ball case was commissioned on October 5 and the diocese is also co-operating with the national Goddard review into child sexual abuse.
Yesterday there was no clarification from the current Bishop of Chichester, Martin Warner, following his comment that there had been no cover up by the Church.
This despite an 18 year delay between Bell’s abuse being reported and the Church passing allegations to the police.
George Bell was so feted nationally and internationally that there is church property, a charity, a house of Bishop Luffa School in Chichester, and even a feast day in his name.
But by Thursday his reputation lay in the same increasingly crowded gutter as five other vicars, bishops and church employees from the diocese – which covers almost all of Sussex – who have been convicted since 2013.
The list includes Father Keith Wilkie Denford, a Burgess Hill vicar convicted alongside church organist Michael Mytton of abusing 13 year old boys in the late 1980s.
Robert Coles, a priest from Eastbourne, who pleaded guilty two years ago to 11 charges of abusing boys between the ages of 10 and 16.
And this month former Bishop of Lewes Peter Ball was jailed for taking sexual advantage of young men who came to him for guidance.
Additionally, Bexhill vicar Colin Pritchard was jailed in 2008 for abusing boys in the 70s and 80s, in a case which also brought to light abuse perpetrated by his deceased colleague Roy Cotton.
Phil Johnson, a victim of Ball’s who waived his right to anonymity, said yesterday: “In nearly all these cases information was reported to the Church and the Church failed to take action. This is a sign of systematic behaviour.”
Since 2012 the diocese has seen the publication of the Meekings Report into past cases, an enquiry by Baroness Butler-Sloss, an Archiepiscopal Visitation Enquiry commissioned by Lambeth Palace, and the publication of the Carmi enquiry into abuse in Chichester. Despite these new cases have continued to come to light.
Keith Porteous Wood, director of the National Secular Society, said the problem was internal enquiries with insufficiently broad terms of reference, and called for the Church to be totally transparent in its dealings with the national Goddard enquiry.
For the diocese, Bishop Mark Sowerby of Horsham insisted that the Church’s attitude was now one of complete openness, adding: “We have moved a very long way from the inadequacy of the response [to the Bell allegations] in 1995.”
The remnants of Bell’s tarnished reputation is now being removed by those now troubled by the association.
A spokeswoman for Chichester Cathedral said that George Bell House would be renamed. Prestigious Church of England secondary school Bishop Luffa faced calls from campaigners to rename one of its houses, which is named “Bell house” after the bishop.
And the removal of an annual Church of England feast day held in Bell’s name is expected when church officials next meet, with a spokesman saying that until that can take place, he would “not advise anyone to mark the day in any liturgical way.”
Police found Peter Bick, 57, dead in his flat on January 11 2011.
It emerged this week that Mr Bick – who most recently worked as a meet-and-greet-man at Asda in Silverhill – spent time in prison after he admitted conning a 95-year-old Thakeham woman out of £70,000. The pensioner had given Mr Bick power of attorney but police found he had siphoned off funds to bankroll an upmarket lifestyle and clear his credit card debts. When he was interviewed he said he had paid himself an annual salary and had moved some money around to try and maximise the interest. He was planning to pay it all back, he added.
He said he had contacted Mr Bick via a website and met him at his flat, where he claimed the older man had admitted committing sex acts with youths aged 14 and 16.
He then attempted to “honeytrap” him, claiming he could arrange a threesome with himself and a public schoolboy aged 15, whom he invented using the online alias “Golden Boy”, while the boy’s parents were away on holiday.
He claimed Mr Bick agreed but before it was due to happen he travelled to Bexhill, where he told him the boy was unable to join them.
Hunnisett said he then stripped naked and committed a sex act while Mr Bick watched, claiming it was part of his cover. Under the pretext of sex games he then tied the also naked Mr Bick to his bed with shoelaces tied around his neck, saying the older man had admitted it was something he had done with one of the young boys.
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