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Constable Simon Bailey – wants a reduction in penalties for child abuse offenders / Simon Bailey’s Background

Simon Bailey, the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for child protection

A leading child protection officer has suggested paedophiles who view indecent images should not be given criminal sanctions unless they pose a physical threat to children, according to The Times.

Lower level offenders should be given counselling and rehabilitation and police should focus on the most dangerous paedophiles with access to children and those looking at the most serious images, Simon Bailey, the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for child protection, is reported to have said.

…alternatives needed to be looked at as increasing reports of sexual abuse have pushed the situation to “saturation point”.

The Times quoted Mr Bailey as acknowledging many people may be horrified at the stance…

 

MPs call for ‘immediate reassurance’ over child abuse image cases

07 Mar 2017

A group of influential MPs is “very alarmed” that Britain’s most senior child protection police officer should want to keep low-level offenders viewing abuse images out of the courts.

Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC) chair Yvette Cooper is calling for “immediate reassurance” after the National Police Chiefs’ Council child protection lead suggested only paedophiles who pose a “really significant” physical risk to children should face a criminal sentence.

While thousands of suspects are being arrested every year in conjunction with the National Crime Agency (NCA), Chief Constable Simon Bailey said alternatives needed to be looked at as increasing reports of sexual abuse have pushed the situation to “saturation point”.

Worried by the “changes in approach” if implemented straight away, Ms Cooper said comments that forces cannot cope with the “huge proportions” of child sex abuse offences – up 80 per cent in three years – are “clearly of great concern to us”.

She wrote to Mr Bailey: “As you will know, for many decades institutions have put children at risk because it was seen as too difficult, not a priority or resources were insufficient to keep them safe.

“I would not want to see the same happen over online child abuse.”

The children’s charity  National Association for People Abused in Childhood’s chief executive officer, Gabrielle Shaw,  expressed concerns that Mr Bailey’s views could mean that “paedophiles who want to view indecent images of children now have the green light to do so?”.

Ms Shaw added:” If they think they won’t be thrown in jail, what’s to stop them from searching out these images to satisfy their sick appetites?”

Arguing there is no-such thing as a “low-risk paedophile”, she went on: “I don’t want anyone to think for a second that looking at an indecent image of a child is a victimless crime.

“Just because someone downloaded it, maybe paid for it, they might think it’s OK as they didn’t go and hurt a child physically? Except they have.

“They have fed the demand for these images, which means more children will be robbed of their innocence in the worst way possible.

“Those children have to grow up knowing these images will circulate for years – every time someone new views them they are being abused all over again. It never stops.”

“Police priorities reflect society’s priorities. And if you want child protection to be a priority, then let’s all say so.”

http://www.policeprofessional.com/news.aspx?id=28668



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Why are you not challenging the government re a lack of funds/resources rather than taking this stance?
Those who view child sex abuse images are only steps away… 4 stages an offender moves through in order to abuse a child (Finkelhor)
Plz read this letter by
She asks Simon Bailey some key questions
My letter to CC Simon Bailey from earlier w serious qs frm on police approach to online child abuse

https://www.norfolk.police.uk/news/latest-news/chiefs-image-seen-15-million-times-just-one-week-%E2%80%93-safer-internet-day

Singing from the same hymn sheet:

Elizabeth Butler Sloss “there is no evidence to show that paedophiles who seek out indecent images online also carry out physical assaults.”

link

Every paedophile needs to face full force of the law

THE suggestion from leading police officer Simon Bailey that paedophiles who look at indecent images online should not be charged with criminal offences unless they pose a direct threat to children is appalling.

 

 His implication is that looking at “low-level images” is not a serious offence. This is completely wrong.

The paedophiles who view these images online may not have physically abused a child themselves but they are funding those who produce such content. They must bear at least some of the responsibility for the suffering of the children featured.

Moreover in some cases viewing images online is just the start. Often it is a precursor to paedophiles committing far worse crimes.

Treating the viewing of images as a minor crime does not provide a sufficient deterrent to further activity and fails to address their behaviour early enough.

Paedophilia is one of the very worst crimes that can be committed. It is shocking that anybody – let alone a senior police officer – could advocate relaxing the laws surrounding it. 

http://www.express.co.uk/comment/expresscomment/773487/Paedophile-face-full-force-law-Simon-Bailey-low-risk-images

April Jones’s mother hits out at senior police officer’s paedophile comments

March 1 2017

The mother of murdered April Jones has warned “anything can trigger” dangerous sexual predators amid suggestions viewing child abuse images should not always lead to prosecution.

A senior police officer provoked a storm of criticism this week by claiming lower-level offenders should instead be given counselling and rehabilitation for looking at child pornography.

Coral Jones, whose five-year-old daughter April was abducted and murdered by paedophile Mark Bridger in 2012, recalled how the killer had viewed grotesque pictures before his crime.

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) also suggested the comments by the National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for child protection, Simon Bailey, amounted to telling offenders: “This is a great day to be a paedophile.”

In comments released by the IWF, Mrs Jones hit back at the claim abuse images could be “low-level”, saying: “You don’t know what pictures Bridger was looking at before attacking my daughter.

“He was looking at images hours before he went after April. It doesn’t matter what images paedophiles look at. Anything can trigger them off.

“A child could have a photo taken of their abuse and they will have to live with that for the rest of their life. People can be cruel.”

Chief executive Susie Hargreaves told the Press Association: “I think absolutely we need to make sure we don’t give out the wrong message, we don’t want to be saying ‘this is a great day to be a paedophile because when you look at the images there might not be the ramifications you expected a week ago’.

“What we have to say is we have a zero-tolerance approach to anybody looking at child sexual abuse – it is wrong.

“These are children, these are real children who are abused and whether it’s a category C or a category A that is a real child suffering that abuse.”

“Resources is not a reason to let people get away with child sexual abuse.”

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/april-joness-mother-hits-out-at-senior-police-officers-paedophile-comments-35493714.html

No doubt child porn producers work in organized networks; surely GCHQ can target?

Any progress on P.I.E. Keith Harding’s role in GCHQ Masonic Lodge?

Bit odd story didn’t get more coverage:


gchq-mason-lodge


What is worrying, is that he is the same man who coordinates Operation Hydrant.

World gone mad. You couldn’t make it up.

Totally agree with increasing penalties for drivers using mobiles but why not for child abuse offenders?

agree re phones child abuse raises questions re who is actually bring protected children or well connected

Why suggestions that viewing images might be decriminalised are misguided and need rejecting

 “Viewing indecent images of children is a criminal offence & must be dealt with by police as such”

 Seems plenty of room in jail for beggars & ppl not paying TV licence ppl with drug & mental health issues

It seems Simon Bailey is only parroting what pie-monger Harriet the Harwoman (NCCL Harriet Harman) said many moons ago:

I see it as condoning the people who make the stuff in the first place!


Background on Constable Simon Bailey

Not all paedophiles should be jailed, suggests Norfolk Chief Constable Simon Bailey

norfolk-award-prince-charles

Award ceremony hosted by Constable Simon Bailey and Prince Charles

(Prince Charles was mentored by and close friends with paedophiles Sir Jimmy Savile an Bishop Peter Ball)

The event, hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales Prince Charles and Norfolk Constabulary Chief Constable Simon Bailey, was held at the Sandringham Royal Estate

https://www.norfolk.police.uk/news/latest-news/awards-honour-long-service

Simon Bailey – Supporter of Freemasons

http://freemasonry-cg.com/public-urged-to-back-600000-appeal-to-help-norfolk-cancer-patients/


FOI request

How many senior staff (Inspectors and above) are members of local free masons lodges?
 
Does this include Simon Bailey, Chief
Constable?
Would this hinder his task as ACPO lead
on child pornography?
Response to your Request
The Constabulary does not hold information relevant to your request.
There is no requirement for officers to declare whether they are members of the Free
masons.
Yours sincerely,
Amanda Gibson
Freedom of Information
Department

Brian Pead provided Simon Bailey with a copy of his book from Hillsborough to Lambeth which exposed child abuse in Lambeth Council and the Chief Constable failed to act, despite being the national police lead for child abuse.

Simon Robert Bailey QPM is a senior British police officer. Since 2013, he has been the Chief Constable of the Norfolk Constabulary. He previously worked as a detective, and was involved in the investigation of the murder of Rosemary Nelson.[1]

As of 2015 he is leading Operation Hydrant, an umbrella investigation into multiple allegations of historic sexual abuse throughout the United Kingdom.[2]

Bailey was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal (QPM) in the 2016 New Year Honours.[3]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Bailey_(police_officer)

Queen’s Police Medal

Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood

St. James’s Palace, London SW1

31 December 2015

THE QUEEN has been graciously pleased to approve the award of The Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service to the undermentioned:

Q.P.M.

Simon Robert BAILEY

Chief Constable, Norfolk Constabulary, ENGLAND AND WALES

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/2453820

 

Simon Bailey Honours

simon-bailey-honours

13 June 2014

Mr Bailey started his policing career as a PC in King’s Lynn in 1986 and rose through the ranks to deputy chief constable in 2010.

He said: “I’m continuing to see reductions in what we would call traditional crime types whereas I’m seeing significant growth is emerging in the vulnerability case areas.

“We’re seeing increases of reporting of abuse, child and adult abuse, rape and serious sexual offences.

“I don’t believe, and have nothing that would indicate, there are more offences taking place but there’s been the Savile effect which has raised levels of awareness.

“There’s an increased confidence that their story will be believed and increased confidence on my organisation’s ability to respond to that and deal with it.”

He added: “The face of crime is changing and we’ve got to rebalance resources in the organisation.”

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/crime/norfolk_police_chief_excited_by_year_at_helm_and_ready_for_challenges_ahead_1_3641492

He had been seconded to the Rosemary Nelson Inquiry.

On his way up he would have had the usual spook liaison experience SB etc, a safe pair of hands from HMG’s point of view.

https://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/operation-hydrant/

Simon Bailey has been a police officer for 29 years, serving predominantly as a detective in King’s Lynn and Norwich.
In 1998, he was seconded to the National Crime Squad and as Detective Inspector he was responsible for managing covert operations at a national and international level targeting serious and organised crime gangs.
In 2000 he was further seconded to the Rosemary Nelson murder investigation based in Northern Ireland. He worked for three years on the investigation before he returned to Norfolk as a Detective Superintendent with responsibility for intelligence.
In December 2005 Simon Bailey was promoted to the rank of Detective Chief Superintendent and as Head of Crime he managed the force specialist crime and operations resources.
In 2007 he was appointed to lead the force modernisation programme and whilst successfully leading this programme he passed the Police National Assessment Centre and between October 2008 and February 2009 attended the Police National Strategic Command Course.
DCC Bailey was promoted to Deputy Chief Constable with responsibility for Legal Services, Human Resources, and Force Performance in September 2010, he was also lead for the Norfolk Policing model Review.
On 10th June 2013, Mr Bailey was temporarily promoted to the rank of Temporary Chief Constable and on the 19th September 2013 was appointed Chief Constable by the Police and Crime Panel.
In January 2014 Mr Bailey became the NPCC lead for Child Protection and Investigation.
He is married with two children and two grandchildren. Educated at Wymondham College and Norwich City College and has a Cambridge University Masters Degree in Criminology and Police Management.
In January 2016, he was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service.
Norfolk Constabulary

15 March 1999: Human rights lawyer Rosemary Nelson is assassinated by the British state in collusion with a loyalist death squad.

 

Charges of collusion in the murder of Rosemary Nelson have led the Royal Ulster Constabulary to hand over the investigation to the British police, and to also request the help of the FBI.

https://web.archive.org/web/20080110071620/http://i2.democracynow.org/1999/3/18/who_killed_rosemary_nelson

She was murdered a week before the publication of a report into allegations that police officers had told her clients she’d soon be dead.

What no one had known, however, was that while the RUC itself was under scrutiny, special branch, MI5 and the security service had been spying on her. Between 1994-1998 security reports on Nelson’s private and public life accelerated until, in the summer of 1998, an application for a warrant to put a bugging device in her property went to Mo Mowlam, then Northern Ireland secretary. It troubled Mowlam, but she sanctioned it.

The evidence has stunned the three previous inquiries – costing millions of pounds – into alleged collusion in Nelson’s killing. They had all been told lies, that no intelligence file or files exist on Nelson.

“That was an untruth,” says a furious officer close to the murder investigation headed by Colin Port, now chief constable of Avon and Somerset police.

There has always been an eerie code of silence about Nelson’s death. Despite Port’s “outstanding” stings, said Phillips, the suspects had not spoken. But they had consistently uttered one mantra: “It was the government that did it.”

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2009/jul/04/rosemary-nelson-murder-public-inquiry

Rosemary Nelson (née Magee; 4 September 1958 – 15 March 1999) was a prominent Irish human rights solicitor who was assassinated by an Ulster loyalist paramilitary group in 1999. A bomb exploded under her car at her home in Lurgan, Northern Ireland; the Red Hand Defenders claimed responsibility. Allegations that the British state security forces were involved in her killing led to a public inquiry. It found no evidence that state forces directly facilitated her murder, but could not exclude the possibility that individual members had helped the perpetrators. It said that the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) failed to protect her and that she had been publicly threatened and assaulted by officers, which helped legitimize her as a target.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]

In September 2006 the British Security Service MI5 announced it would be represented at the inquiry. This move provoked criticism from Nelson’s family, who reportedly expressed concerns that MI5 would remove sensitive or classified information.[17]

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

Loyalist McKeown: Police asked me to shoot Rosemary Nelson dead

Loyalist lifer Trevor McKeown could be called to the public inquiry into the murder of Catholic lawyer Rosemary Nelson.

 Four years ago he claimed rogue RUC officers directed him to the spot where Rosemary Nelson parked her car and urged him to shoot her there — less than two years before she was eventually killed by a loyalist car bomb.

McKeown says two officers asked him to kill the human rights lawyer while he was being quizzed over the murder of 18-year-old Bernadette Martin — an allegation they strenusously denied.

Since her death there have been persistent allegations of security force collusion in the murder, which is now the subject of an inquiry headed by retired judge Sir Michael Morland.
Ironically, McKeown’s trial for murdering Bernadette Martin started the day mother-of-three Mrs Nelson was murdered on March 15, 1999.

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/loyalist-mckeown-police-asked-me-to-shoot-rosemary-nelson-dead-28440962.html


Man arrested on Teesside over historic abuse claims linked to football

Cleveland Police reveal details of man arrested over claims of ‘non-recent sexual offences against children’

1 MAR 2017

Police have made the first arrest on Teesside in the ongoing probe into historic child abuse in football.

Cleveland Police confirmed a man in his 40s was arrested for “non-recent sexual offences against children”.

In total, eight people have made abuse allegations to the force at “all levels” of the game.

No further details of the suspect or the allegations, such as what club they may centre around, have been disclosed.

But a force spokesperson said: “Cleveland Police has received allegations from eight people of non-recent abuse associated with football at all levels and these allegations are being investigated.

“One man in his 40s was arrested at the end of January in connection with an allegation and he has been bailed pending further inquiries.

All information relating to non-recent child sexual abuse allegations received by Cleveland Police is being forwarded to Operation Hydrant for the purpose of national operational coordination.

“This involves collating and cross referencing all information received to avoid duplication, and ensure efficient and effective sharing of information.”

http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/man-arrested-teesside-over-historic-12670106#ICID=sharebar_twitter

what does op hydrant do? I wonder whether they’ve cross checked against Tim Tates info to iicsa

Chief Constable joins charity

Chief Constable Simon Bailey

The OPEN Youth Trust (OPEN) on Bank Plain

a charity whose mission is to provide opportunities that make a difference to the lives of young people in Norfolk.

has appointed Chief Constable Simon Bailey as its third patron to join

Richard Jewson, Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk.

The Rt. Rev Graham James, Bishop of Norwich and

http://www.opennorwich.org.uk/patrons-ambassadors.aspx

Rev James Bishop was consecrated a bishop by George Carey , Archbishop of Canterbury, during a service at Westminster Abbey.[2]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_James_(bishop)

(Carey is involved in CSA coverup allegations and his son arrested for csa)


Marie Collins Foundation

Who we are

Marie Collins Founder of The Foundation

Marie Collins, born in Dublin, Ireland, was a victim of sexual abuse as a child in the 1960’s which included photographic images being taken. She has campaigned for the protection of children and justice for survivorsfor many years. Marie has also campaigned for a better understanding ofthe effects of sexual abuse on children, particularly the taking of abusive images, speaking in many forums internationally to further this understanding.

She was a founding member of the Irish depression support group ‘Aware’ in 1985 setting up their voluntary Helpline which she ran for many years.  Marie assisted the Archdiocese of Dublin in setting up their Child Protection Service in 2003 and also that year became a founding Trustee of the Advocacy and Counselling support group for abuse survivors, One in Four (Ireland). In 2010 Marie was the recipient of the Humber Summer School award for Courage. She is married with one son.

Our Vision

All children who suffer sexual abuse via the internet and mobile technologies are enabled to recover and live safe and fulfilling lives

Our Aim

To ensure that the response to children and their families who have suffered harm via the internet and mobile technologies is based on sound, evidence based practice.

https://www.mariecollinsfoundation.org.uk/mcf/who-we-are/marie-collins

Trustee

Simon Bailey

https://www.mariecollinsfoundation.org.uk/mcf/who-we-are/board-of-trustees

Abuse survivor quits Vatican’s child protection panel

Mar 1 2017

Irish abuse victim Marie Collins has quit the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

A survivor of clerical sex abuse has resigned from a panel established by Pope Francis to address the issue, saying Vatican officials mounted “shameful” resistance to its work.

Marie Collins was the only remaining panel member abused by a cleric.

She said the commission had suffered constant setbacks, “despite the Holy Father approving all its recommendations”.

Pope Francis set up the panel in March 2014.

It was seen as an attempt to address the bitter and long-standing scourge of child abuse which has dogged the Catholic Church.

In her resignation letter, Ms Collins said she believed the pontiff had acted sincerely when he appointed the commission to advise on keeping children safe.

However, she condemned the lack of co-operation by those dealing with cases of abuse.

The Pope himself has been criticised for reducing the punishments given to priests guilty of child abuse.

Briton Peter Saunders departed in 2016 after quarrelling with other members about how to handle serial abuse allegations against an Italian priest.

Mr Saunders said he felt betrayed by the Pope and felt he had been tricked into backing up a “smoke and mirrors” exercise.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39125191


 

Simon Bailey and his predecessor Phil Gormley – singing from the same hymn sheet

Not enough money to deal with paedophiles.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jul/16/police-fear-overwhelmed-660-suspects-arrested-paedophilia

Simon Bailey’s predecessor – Phil Gormley

July 16 July 2014

Phil Gormley was in the top 10 highest earning chief officers in the country.

According to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk and Norfolk Constabulary, Mr Gormley’s successor, Simon Bailey, is in receipt of a total package of £165,318, including a salary of £136,092.

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/crime/former_norfolk_chief_constable_was_among_top_10_highest_earning_officers_in_the_country_1_3616717


Phil Gormley and Simon Bailey – both directors of:
The Norfolk Shrievalty Trust, 17 June 2011 to 1 July 2013.[55]

Row as Police Scotland blocks release of chief constable Phil Gormley‘s financial interests

6 Aug 2016

Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley

POLICE Scotland is embroiled in a secrecy row after it blacked out the details of the chief constable’s financial interests.

The force’s decision means it is impossible to know if Phil Gormley has any business ties outside of policing.

John Finnie, a Scottish Greens MSP and a former policeman, called on the decision to be reconsidered.

Submitting a register of interests that is available for inspection is a basic element of public sector transparency.

MSPs, MPs, MEPs and councillors are required to produce a detailed list, as are board members of quangos and public agencies.

A key part of this ethics check is financial openness, such as declaring directorships and shareholdings.

The Police Scotland Executive – whose members include police chiefs – also have to submit an internal declaration on public appointments, political activity, gifts and hospitality and potential conflicts of interest.

However, although the force has released a copy of Gormley’s register, the “financial” section has been redacted.

“The public have a right to know of any potential conflicts of interests that senior public figures or elected politicians may have and it is for that reasons we all complete a register of interests.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14667027.Row_as_Police_Scotland_blocks_release_of_chief_constable__39_s_financial_interests/


Myles Bradbury: CEOP ‘failed to alert abuse doctor to police’

Phil Gormley involved in this case.

CEOP received information from Toronto Police, via Interpol, of up to 2,345 UK individuals, including Bradbury, in July 2012.

This was part of the Canadian force’s Project Spade investigating child pornography across the world.

The NCA said the material provided to CEOP included “details” of online purchasers of potentially harmful DVDs and videos.

In November 2013, a few weeks after the agency took over CEOP, the NCA said its deputy director general Phil Gormley became aware the material had not been disseminated to UK police forces and did then share it…

the data on Myles Bradbury was shared with Suffolk Police a few days later on 27 November, which, by coincidence, was the same day a grandparent of a victim at the hospital made a complaint about the doctor.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-29240758

 

Queen Elizabeth and Phil Gormley – sharing a special handshake


Norfolk chief constable – on meeting the Queen – hobnobbing with royalty.

11 July 2011

He was once the real Morse, and meets the royals as part of his job, but the Chief Constable of Norfolk was surprised to find himself something of a local celebrity too.

Phil Gormley has been in the job for just over a year, but is still getting used to invitations as diverse as church with the Queen, cricket with a general, or late night knock on his front door to ask him to look into rumours of a village crime.

“The post of the chief constable is one that has a much higher profile in Norfolk than it has in other places I have worked,” he said.

A life-long football fan, he has attended several Norwich City matches since moving to the county – and not all of them as a spectator.

“I’ve been out and policed a couple of matches, and I go out on patrol…”

http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/views/norfolk_chief_constable_on_meeting_the_queen_patrolling_canaries_matches_and_being_morse_1_951769


Profile: New Scottish police chief Phil Gormley linked to #spycops scandal

24 January 2016

In 2005-2006, he had a position that included the oversight of both the Special Demonstration Squad (SDS) and the National Public Order Intelligence Unit, (NPOIU).

http://undercoverresearch.net/2016/01/24/profile-new-scottish-police-chief-phil-gormley-linked-to-spycops-scandal/

Philip Michael Christopher “Phil” Gormley (born 1963, Surrey)[1] is a high ranking police officer who became Chief Constable of Police Scotland in January 2016. Prior to this he was Deputy Director of the National Crime Agency.

He had previously served as Commander for Specialist Operations in the Metropolitan Police and as Secretary for the Association of Chief Police Officer‘s Terrorism and Allied Matters Committee 2005-2006, where he was involved in overseeing two undercover policing units, Special Demonstration Squad and the National Public Order Intelligence Unit respectively.

Gormley has been married twice and has one daughter.[50][10] His second wife, who he married in 1998, is Claire Louise Stevens, a police officer with Thames Valley Police where she rose to rank of Det. Superintendent in 2009; since 2011 she has been Det. Superintendent with HM Inspectorate of Constabulary.[1][51].

Of note is that the Deputy Chief Constable of Norfolk was Ian Learmonth, who was one of the senior police officers responsible for policing around the 2005 G8 Summit, then Assistant Chief Constable for Operations at Strathclyde Police.[12]

As with the SDS under his heading of Special Branch, Gormley’s time here is at a crucial period in the history of the spycop unit National Public Order Intelligence Unit, as will be detailed below. While Gormley was overseeing it, this Unit ran notorious undercovers such as Mark Kennedy, Lynn Watson and Marco Jacobs at this time. All three were in attendance in the counter-mobilisation and protests against the 2005 G8 Summit in Scotland. The G8 is a significant period as it was one of great activity by NPOIU, and Mark Kennedy claimed that he’d been told his reports were going direct to the desk of Prime Minister Tony Blair

http://powerbase.info/index.php/Phil_Gormley

 

More on Phil Gormley

New chief constable Phil Gormley linked to Met undercover police ‘sex spy’ unit

 

POLICE Scotland’s new chief constable led the Metropolitan police branch that controlled a notorious undercover unit whose officers had sex with their female targets.

Phil Gormley was in charge of the Met’s Special Branch, which had responsibility for the disgraced Special Demonstration Squad (SDS).

The SDS’s activities are now central to a judge-led inquiry into undercover policing in England and Wales.

MSP Graeme Pearson, former Director General of the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency, called on the police chief to provide answers on any links he had to the SDS.

Gormley, the former deputy director of the National Crime Agency, came out of retirement to secure the top job in Scottish policing and starts this week.

He succeeds Sir Stephen House, whose term was marked by controversies on stop and search, armed policing, call-handling and unlawful spying.

However, as Gormley prepares to take over, the spotlight is on his career at the Met, where he was a commander for four years from 2003.

The SDS was formed in 1968 – as the Special Operations Squad – in response to mass protests against the Vietnam War.

Over the next 40 years, SDS officers would be embedded undercover into protest and environmental groups with a view to keeping tabs on their activities.

The Unit was based inside the Met’s Special Branch – which focuses on national security.

However, the SDS has become discredited over the tactics used by its undercover officers over the decades.

A number of the plants formed sexual relationships with female activists and one ex-officer, Bob Lambert, even fathered a child with a protestor in the 1980s.

In November, it was announced that seven woman received compensation for what the Met described as “totally unacceptable” behaviour of some of its officers.

The compensation was linked to behaviour by former officers for the SDS and the separate National Public Order Intelligence Unit.

Officers also assumed fake identities by taking the names of dead babies and gave evidence in court using the false names.

The SDS also stands accused of spying in the 1990s on the family of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence – an allegation that led to Home Secretary Theresa May to announce the Pitchford Inquiry. The SDS was eventually wound up in 2008.

According to his online Police Scotland biography, Gormley became a Met commander in 2003: “Initially responsible for firearms and aviation security, then for special branch and counter terrorism.”

His NCA biography provides more details of this stint: “From 2005 Phil led the modernisation of Specialist Operations and took command of MPS Special Branch, driving forward the merger of Special Branch and the Anti Terrorist Branch to form the new Counter Terrorism Command.”

In 2005, when Gormley took command of Special Branch, the SDS – now called the Special Duties Squad – was still in existence.

In an official inquiry into SDS, carried out by Derbyshire chief constable Mick Creedon, the two most senior officers in the SDS pecking order were “Commander Special Branch” and a Detective Chief Superintendent.

MSP John Finnie, a former police officer, said: “I would be keen to understand what the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) knew about Mr Gormley’s policing background and what enquiries, if any, they made about his role with Special Branch and the SDS.

“If the SPA were unaware of this hugely significant matter, then, once again, it would bring into question their competence.

“The public will rightly question how someone who was in charge of Special Branch, which controlled the notorious SDS, is now our chief constable.”

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14178774.New_chief_constable_linked_to_undercover_police__sex_spy__unit/?ref=twtrec

Phil Gormley was speaking at a Westminster home affairs committee

Police Scotland’s overseas training work is ‘hypocrisy’

25 May 2016

A Labour MP has strongly criticised Scotland’s chief constable for letting his force train officers in countries with “appalling” human rights records.

Labour’s David Winnick told Phil Gormley that Police Scotland’s work in places like Sri Lanka was “hypocrisy”.

But Mr Gormley said the force was under “significant budgetary pressure” and needed to seek additional income.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Scottish government had “full knowledge” of the contracts, he added.

Mr Gormley was speaking at a Westminster home affairs committee on Tuesday.

He confirmed Police Scotland’s international development unit provided training in Sri Lanka, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and South Sudan, among others.

Deaths in custody

The force has been training officers in Sri Lanka for several years, despite concerns being raised by Amnesty International about the country’s record on torture, arbitrary arrests and deaths in custody.

Mr Winnick asked him: “Sudan has a notorious record of outright brutality… Isn’t there a contradiction of this country [the UK] upholding certain principles, human rights and the rest and an organisation like yours having contracts with governments that are totally in the opposite direction?”

Police Scotland has provided training on child protection and crash investigation to officers in the UAE’s police force.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-36378490



Phil Gormley – Common Purpose? John Walker made this Freedom of Information request to West Midlands Police

Dear West Midlands Police,

Has the former deputy chief constable of West Midlands Police, Phil Gormley, ever attended a Common Purpose training course?

If so please list the courses he has attended, their dates, their cost and details of who paid for them.

By Common Purpose, I mean the training organisation of that name: http://www.commonpurpose.org/home.aspx

Yours faithfully,

John Walker

West Midlands Police did not have the information requested.

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/phil_gormley_common_purpose_2#comment-17406

There are widespread concerns the NCA is being run more like a Whitehall department than a law enforcement agency, with too many managers making it difficult for swift action to be taken. Its annual report, published last week, reveals huge turnover in its 17-strong management board. Director-general Mr Bristow is leaving before his contract ends in late 2016, although the Home Office claimed this did not mean he was leaving early.

Deputy director-general Phil Gormley announced in March that he would retire in the coming year.

He became deputy director general of the National Crime Agency in 2013.

NCA… had suddenly been given a lead role in tackling child abuse.

The Home Secretary said last night: ‘Keith Bristow has been an inspirational first director-general.

‘Under his leadership, and alongside Phil Gormley and Trevor Pearce, the NCA re-shaped the UK’s response to serious and organised crime and is a highly effective organisation.’


 Stephen Bett and Simon Bailey

Stephen Bett – Police Commissioner’s son is jailed after killing a mother-of-two in a head-on crash when he drove his tractor hours after taking cocaine

The judge said he was concerned that although professing to feel remorse, Bett had forced Mrs Brown’s family to go through the ordeal of a crown court trial.

The court heard Bett has a pending prosecution for an allegation of speeding and careless driving in his Land Rover on June 20 – about six weeks before the trial began.

Bett also has four earlier speeding endorsements from 2011.


MISC

Norfolk police launch Christmas card competition

October 2015

A competition to design this year’s Norfolk Constabulary Christmas card has been launched.

Chief constable Simon Bailey opened up the competition for under 16s and will be choosing the winning entry.

They will receive a tour of Norfolk police headquarters in Wymondham and also have the opportunity to see their card being printed.

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/education/norfolk_police_launch_christmas_card_competition_1_4274503

Norfolk deputy chief constable Simon Bailey, at the “give an hour, help a hero” launch with Help for Heros teddy bears wearing the prototype police uniform designed in Norfolk which will be available countrywide.

Norfolk Police launches Help for Heroes fundraiser – News – Eastern Daily Press

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/norfolk_police_launches_help_for_heroes_fundraiser_1_855697

Ten Lynn cadets, and four from Thetford, paraded in front of Chief Constable Simon Bailey, West Norfolk mayor Barry Ayres and Supt Dennis Lacey, as well as their friends and family.

http://www.lynnnews.co.uk/news/king-s-lynn-parade-for-police-cadets-1-6273791

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Tom Watson MP Deletes Tweet – Fr Tony McSweeney/Grafton Close/Richmond Council/Vaz

4 Nov 2016

Why?

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DT tom_watson: RT ExaroNews: Tony McSweeney, who worked as priest at Grafton Close children’s home…

RT @ExaroNews: Tony McSweeney, who worked as priest at Grafton Close children’s home, has just been jailed for three years. #Fernbridge

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Update: Apr 20 2017

Church admits ‘more robust action’ should have been taken against Norwich priest Anthony McSweeney jailed for sexual abuse

The Catholic Church has admitted it should have taken “more robust action” against a former Norwich priest jailed for sexually abusing a vulnerable teenage boy at a children’s home.

St George's Catholic Church, in Sprowston Road, Norwich. Photo: Google Maps

Anthony McSweeney was jailed for three years in 2015, after he was found guilty of indecently assaulting the youngster while working at Grafton Close Children’s Home in Hounslow, West London, between 1979 and 1981.

Concerns were raised in 1998, when his cleaner discovered his stash of sex toys, truncheons and pornographic videos at St Peter’s Catholic Church in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.

Initially it was threatened that he would be “banished” from the priesthood.

But instead of being reported to the police, he was quietly moved to a new parish, St George’s, in Norwich, where he led the Sprowston Road church’s congregation.

Now, the safeguarding commissions of the dioceses of East Anglia and Brentwood have accepted the recommendations made in an independent review following McSweeney’s conviction, and that “there were failings in the way in which the Church managed the situation at the time”.

In a statement issued by the two dioceses, it said: “The Church should have taken more robust action following the discovery of video tapes in 1998, later referred to in Anthony McSweeney’s trial, and should have ensured that the matter was reported to the police so that a full investigation could have taken place.”

It also accepted “local priests and parishioners were not adequately supported, their concerns were not taken sufficiently seriously, nor acted upon diligently” and “Anthony McSweeney’s subsequent transfer to East Anglia […] was poorly managed, lacked insight and was not adequately documented.”

The dioceses said national safeguarding procedures put in place in 2001 would mean a similar matter would now be passed straight to the police.

Now, if a priest asks to be transferred from one diocese to another, formal undertakings have to be given that the priest is of good standing before such a move can take place.

However, the statement added: “At the time of these events awareness of the need for child protection was in its infancy.”

The dioceses have also raised the following recommendations with both the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service, and the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission:

• To review and clarify the existing policy about priests transferring from one diocese to another to ensure consistency and transparency in the process in all the dioceses in England and Wales, and in particular, to ensure that any issues to do with safeguarding are resolved before any such move can take place;

• To issue clear guidelines for managing cases potentially involving indecent images;

• To review the existing ‘whistleblowing’ policy.

The chairmen of the two safeguarding commissions, Denis White of East Anglia, and Linda Ransom of Brentwood, expressed their thanks to those who assisted the review.

They added they were committed to ensuring “very high standards of safeguarding practice within the dioceses, in particular for children and vulnerable adults, but also for the benefit of the whole Church”.

Representatives from St George’s Church did not wish to comment.

Background

McSweeney was arrested in 2013 after police began investigating abuse following revelations about Jimmy Savile.

When he appeared at Southwark Crown Court in early 2015, the court heard how McSweeney – who was also found guilty of making indecent images of children – abused the teenager with his close friend John Stingemore, 72, who managed the care home and was found dead in January 2015 – weeks before his trial.

Prosecutor Sarah Plaschkes QC said: “This was a joint enterprise by both men, to use the victim for their own sexual gratification.

“There was grooming behaviour used against the victim – both men used the washing routine at the home as an excuse to confuse the child.

“There was specific targeting of a particularly vulnerable child.

“Not all children at the home were abused. He [the victim] was targeted because he was a vulnerable boy, isolated from his family.”

During his trial, jurors heard McSweeney was sexually motivated to watch children shower, and had a collection of child pornography.

He watched as his teenage victim was abused by Stingemore in the care home shower.

Sentencing him, Judge Alistair McCreath recognised there was no evidence to suggest the priest himself molested the child, but he had encouraged it.

He said: “He has a voyeuristic interest in children, either in seeing them unclothed, or in seeing them sexually abused by others.”

The judge added the priest had abused the position of trust that he was in, preying on the youngster at the care home where he should have been safe.

He acknowledged that McSweeney had been a “good and conscientious priest in almost all aspects of his calling”.

McSweeney was cleared of three indecent assaults on two other boys at the care home and taking a pornographic photo of one of these boys.

In 2012, McSweeney had been appointed as a director at Norwich’s Notre Dame High School, but resigned following his arrest in 2013.

Following McSweeney’s conviction, headteacher Brian Conway sent a letter to parents, students, staff and governors, saying the school was “saddened and shocked by the crimes”.

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/crime/church-admits-more-robust-action-should-have-been-taken-against-norwich-priest-anthony-mcsweeney-jailed-for-sexual-abuse-1-4984086?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

Anthony McSweeney case: Abuse priest failings found

Apr 23 2017

Concerns raised about a Catholic priest later jailed for sexual assault were not acted upon or taken seriously by the Church, a review has found.

Anthony McSweeney, 70, was jailed for three years in 2015 for abusing a boy at a west London care home.

In the wake of the case an independent review was commissioned by the Dioceses of Brentwood and East Anglia.

The review said McSweeney was found with videos of adolescent boys in 1998 but this was not reported to police.

The review revealed how McSweeney was moved in 1999 from the Diocese of Brentwood, where he served at Saint Luke’s in Harlow and at Saint Peter’s in Eastwood, to St George’s Parish, Norwich, which is part of the Diocese of East Anglia, after the tapes were discovered.

McSweeney’s abuse conviction related to indecent assault and making indecent images of children between 1979 and 1981.

He was investigated as part of a police probe into allegations of a paedophile ring at the Grafton Close Children’s Home in Hounslow.

In 1984, McSweeney was ordained at Ilford.


Key review findings

  • The Church should have taken more robust action following the discovery of video tapes in 1998 and should have ensured that the matter was reported to the police so that a full investigation could have taken place
  • Local priests and parishioners were not adequately supported, their concerns were not taken sufficiently seriously nor acted upon diligently
  • McSweeney’s transfer to East Anglia was poorly managed, lacked insight and was not adequately documented

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-39667769

 

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Mar 8 2017

 So let me just get this straight: Tom Watson who brought up paedophilia in HoC has just given paedo Vaz a leg-up??

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His offending, as far as we know, goes back to the Seventies when, while training for the priesthood, he worked as a part-time carer at a local authority-run home for vulnerable boys in Grafton Close, Richmond-upon-Thames

He was given the job by the manager, his ‘good friend’ — and fellow predator — John Stingemore.

McSweeney was finally caught when, more than 30 years later, police launched an investigation into historic allegations that Grafton Close boys had been sent to Elm Guest House in nearby Barnes, to be sexually abused. 

The list of alleged abusers included Cabinet ministers and MPs, diplomats, spies, policemen, judges, pop stars and staff of the Royal Households

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Delia Smith, a devout Roman Catholic, met Father Tony McSweeney last year and convinced him to be the club’s part-time chaplain.

“I asked him if it could be possible we could hold mass, because I sometimes see a lot of our supporters in the Roman Catholic cathedral after the game,” said Smith.

“I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be lovely to have one in-house’. I am very much hoping that it is very well attended. I am hoping very much that any supporters and staff feel able to attend.

“The more people that come the better. If it is well attended we might be able to have it two or three times a season.”

Fr McSweeney added: “Several of the players who are Catholics had said there is no Catholic chaplain at the club. I said I wasn’t actually looking for work but I’d go ahead and do it anyway.

“The Church reaches out to lots of groups of people and I hope as many people as possible come along to this.”

It will be first time in Norwich’s 102-year history that the club has hosted a religious service, which is to be held in Smith’s Top Of The Terrace restaurant at the ground an hour after the game ends on Saturday.

The service is being conducted by Father Tony McSweeney, a Roman Catholic parish priest at St George’s, Sprowston Road, who is the third chaplain at the football club.

He knows both Malky Mackay and Paul McVeigh, who are regular worshippers in his parish. In fact the players helped to get him involved in the club together with Delia, who asked him to be a chaplain after she gave a lecture earlier this year at his church.

Fr McSweeney told the EDP: “I am reaching out to a different group of people, which is what the church likes to do. But we won’t be praying for failure or the downfall of the Canaries’ opponents – we like to leave it up to God.

“I myself always keep an eye on the results but I don’t have time to go to matches. However, my curate is a season ticket holder.”


McSweeney was booted out in disgrace. A few months later, the same Essex parishioner attended a conference for Catholic professionals, held in Norwich. The guest speaker was none other than Tony McSweeney. His subject? The joys of Scouting.

‘I could not believe what I was seeing,’ says the source.

McSweeney prospered in Norfolk. He became chaplain and governor of a school.

He rubbed shoulders with local celebrities — hence, presumably, his invitation from Delia Smith, the Catholic cookery writer, to say Mass at Norwich football club, where she and her husband are majority shareholders.

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The phone-hacking saga

300 alleged phone hacking victims: From Prince Charles to Milly Dowler, Delia Smith, Frank Bruno, Tom Watson MP, Mark Stephens (Keith Vaz’s solicitor),

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“Dee” (as she was then known) worked for Carlton Studios.

Smith became a recognisable figure amongst young people in the 1970s and early 1980s when she was an occasional guest on the BBC’s Saturday morning children’s programme Multicoloured Swap Shop and did basic cooking demonstrations; she and host Noel Edmonds had a flirtatious way of interacting with each other back then.

Father McSweeney, of St George’s Church in Norwich, held a service at the Premier League club in 2004 after they were promoted to the top flight.

A Norwich City spokesman today said: “In 2004, Father McSweeney wrote to joint majority shareholder Delia Smith suggesting he would like to become a Norwich City Chaplain.

“Subsequently the Club did agree he could help to hold a one-off multi-denominational service to celebrate their return to the Barclays Premier League. That service was duly held after our opening Premier League fixture against Crystal Palace in August, 2004.

Stephen Fry joins Norwich City board –

Fry, who will act as an ambassador for the club

Fry, who has a home in Norfolk, is a lifelong fan of the Championship club and has often been seen with majority shareholder Delia Smith at Carrow Road.

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Stephen Fry’s ‘paedophilia’ limerick

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Fry’s comedy comes under fire.  Plans to stage a comedy penned by actor Stephen Fry about paedophilia in a public school were condemned today.

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Stephen Fry at paedophile Clement Freud‘s funeral.

Comedian Stephen Fry told the BBC Thursday that he was charmed by Freud’s “air of disreputability.”

“He, during the 1950s and 1960s, was a real Soho figure,” Fry said, referring the bohemian quarter of London.

“He knew all the girls of easy virtue, he knew the pimps


Keith Vaz acted on behalf of Lalit Modi, pictured with Kate Moss and Stephen Fry in Cuba, as he sought British travel papers

Questions over Vaz’s aid for cricket kingpin

The Labour MP intervened directly with the Home Office to help the controversial Lalit Modi with UK travel papers


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Fr Tony McSweeney marrying the boxer Frank Bruno –  McSweeney was caught with child sex abuse images he made on his computer. He was a member of the scouting movement and worked with the Norwich City youth football team.

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At the age of eleven Frank Bruno was sent to reform school, Oak Hall in Sussex.

Some of the local guys we talk to in the village, they remember it as a school but they don’t really know what went on inside.

Sir Harry Oakes and the Duke of Windsor – after Sir Harry’s murder, the property become a children’s home and a school; 

“We would also like to know about the secret garden,” said Mrs Jawad. “It’s rumoured that the future Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson were entertained there during the time of Harry Oakes because he knew them.

Millionaire Sir Harry previously owned Oak Hall, then called Tottingworth. He made front page news when he was murdered in his bed in the Bahamas in July 1943 where the Duke of Windsor had recently been exiled as Governor

“This house has a colourful past.”
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Frank Bruno was good friends with Jimmy Savile and is good friends with Keith Vaz’s friend, Stephen Purdew of Champneys.

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^ From Dorothy Purdew’s autobiography – photos from her son Stephen Purdew’s wedding – which Keith Vaz also attended

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Purdews of Champneys named a wing after their good friend Jimmy Savile

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Peter Sutcliffe with Jimmy Savile and Frank Bruno

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Frank Bruno, Jimmy Savile and Prince Charles – Friends

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Keith Vaz, John Bercow and Stephen Purdew

Sir Jimmy Savile’s funeral

The Right Reverend Arthur Roche, the bishop of Leeds gave an eulogy for Savile and sang his praises

Addressing the congregation, the Right Rev Arthur Roche, Bishop of Leeds, said: “Today Jimmy lies at the front of the cathedral where in former years he has remained discreetly hidden at the back in order not to disturb people’s prayers or distract their attention from what was taking place at the altar.”

The service at the cathedral was also attended by former Conservative minister Lord Tebbit and boxer Frank Bruno.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leeds-15647363

Fr Neil Gallanagh, Bishop Roche & Savile

Catholic Church decided not to unfrock priest who abused deaf boys

A priest, Neil Gallanagh,  who admitted indecently assaulting deaf boys at a school in Yorkshire has been allowed to remain as a cleric, it can be revealed, as the scandal over abuse cover-ups in the Catholic Church moves to Britain.

The Rt Rev Arthur Roche, the Bishop of Leeds, sent letters to the Vatican asking for advice on what action should be taken against Fr Neil Gallanagh, after details of his offences emerged, but decided not to unfrock him.

Victims’ support groups said that the Catholic Church’s failure to pursue the toughest possible course of action against Gallanagh seriously undermined its attempts to send a clear statement that priests guilty of abuse have been properly punished.

The disclosure comes as Pope Benedict XVI finds himself embroiled in new revelations over child sex abuse, following the emergence of a letter signed by him in 1985, before he became Pope, resisting the unfrocking of Stephen Kiesle, a US priest who had been convicted of offences against young boys.

The letter, signed by then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, was typed in Latin and is part of years of correspondence between the diocese of Oakland, in the US, and the Vatican about the proposed unfrocking of Kiesle, sentenced to three years of probation in 1978 for lewd conduct with two young boys in San Francisco.

In the letter, Cardinal Ratzinger – who was at the time the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which has responsibility for tackling abuse by clerics – said the “good of the universal Church” needed to be considered in any unfrocking. He also urged “as much paternal care as possible” for Kiesle.

Kiesle was ultimately unfrocked in 1987. In 2004, he was sentenced to six years in prison after admitting molesting a young girl in 1995.

Now aged 63, he is on the registered sex offenders list in California. The Vatican says he was exercising due caution before sacking the priest.

Last month it was claimed that while he was a Cardinal in the 1990s, the current Pope also took a lenient approach towards another American priest who was suspected of having molested as many as 200 boys at a school for the deaf.

The Vatican has insisted that the Pope was never involved in blocking the removal of paedophile priests during his two decades as head of the Catholic Church’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

He held the position prior to becoming Pope in 2005.

The decision not to unfrock Gallanagh, who also abused children at deaf school, is likely to prove embarrassing for the Catholic Church in England and Wales, which has up until now escaped from being dragged into the crisis that has engulfed the Catholic church in several countries over the past year.

Gallanagh abused boys while working as the chaplain of St John’s School for the Deaf in Boston Spa, West Yorkshire, in the 1970s. The abuse first came to light in 2002, by which time he was working as a parish priest in Horsforth, Leeds.

In 2005, by then 75 and retired, Gallanagh pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting two teenage pupils at the school. He was given a six-month suspended sentence and a further 11 charges involving boys as young as 11 were left on file.

However, he escaped being unfrocked – or laicised – following Bishop Roche’s decision that it would be sufficient to stop him from exercising his ministry.

“He is not in good standing with the Church as a priest,” said John Grady, the bishop’s spokesman.

“He is not allowed to exercise ministry of any kind. He has observed these restrictions to the letter.”

The diocese did not refer the case to the Vatican until 2007, according to Mr Grady, by which time Benedict XVI was Pope.

“When the Neil Gallanagh case was sent to Rome, the diocese did not ask for laicisation,” Mr Grady said.

“Bishop Roche took the view that Neil had had his faculties removed at the time of the disclosure – he had not acted as a priest or worn priest’s dress – and still does not.”

Gallanagh, who currently lives in a flat “under the observance of the church” and has been financially supported by the Church with a retirement grant, was moved to the school in 1973 despite having been fined for assaulting a nine-year-old boy 13 years earlier on the Isle of Man, while he was a priest in Northern Ireland.

At the time of the 1973 offence he told police “it was a horrible thing to do”, adding: “I have been worried with this sexual trouble for some time and recently it has become an obsession with me.”

Margaret Kennedy, founder of Minister and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors (MACSAS), a support group, said that the Church had not gone far enough in punishing Gallanagh.

“Defrocking him would send out a statement that he’s not fit to be a priest,” she said.

“He should not be left with this honour. By not defrocking him it says that he is still a man of God and that is clearly not the case.

“It’s insulting to the victims who have suffered that he has been allowed to remain as a priest.”

The disclosure that Gallanagh has been allowed to remain as a priest comes after Archbishop Nichols recently cited the ability to defrock priests as one of the key changes Pope Benedict had introduced to protect children.

“He pushed forward, for example, a fast-track to defrock priests who have committed abuse,” the Archbishop said. “He changed the statute of limitations in Church law.”

Kevin Walton, who was abused as a boy at the school, said he was shocked to hear that Fr Gallanagh has been allowed to remain a priest.

“He was known to have abused before in Ireland, then to Boston Spa with vulnerable Deaf boys,” he said.

“The church has not acted strongly enough at all, too many silences, brushing under carpet, not saying any more about it, as if they hope things will quieten down.”

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/7575106/Catholic-Church-decided-not-to-unfrock-priest-who-abused-deaf-boys.html

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Stephen Purdew and Frank Bruno at the funeral of Sir Jimmy Savile held at Leeds Cathedral Leeds, England – 09.11.11

The former world heavyweight champion was rocked by the loss of pals Sir Jimmy Savile

and fellow former boxers Sir Henry Cooper and Gary Mason.

Jimmy, Henry and Gary were ­almost like family.

Stephen Purdew, ­owner of Champneys spa resort in Tring, Herts, where Frank trains every day, hosted a ­birthday party for his close friend Frank Bruno.

Stephen said: “It was a really emotional day for Frank.

“When Frank left hospital after his breakdown he spent 14 months living with me…”

“Frank and I went to Jimmy’s ­funeral service in Leeds…

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Stephen Purdew (rear), Frank Bruno and Keith Vaz

9th May 2000

Boxer Frank Bruno (left) and Labour Minister of State for Europe Keith Vaz MP toast Europe Day with two glasses of ‘Euro Punch’ which they made themselves during an Open Day at the Foreign Office in London, as part of the London Millennium String of Pearls Festival.

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Saturday 26 Nov, 2005

Bruno turns on Christmas lights

24 Nov: Leicester Mercury.

Former boxer Frank Bruno
will switch on the lights on a school Christmas tree
tomorrow. Mr Bruno will join Leicester East MP Keith
Vaz at Green Lane Primary, in Spinney Hill Road, Leic
ester at 3.30pm.

The tree will commemorate Mr Vaz’s mother, Merlyn, who died in 2003. Mr Bruno and Mr Vaz will also give 20 Christmas hampers to pensioners.

Mr Vaz said: “Frank is an excellent choice. Mum really loved his sense of humour.”

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Onwards to half a century! Keith Vaz selectively marks his 25 years in Parliament

Publicity-loving Labour MP Keith Vaz, 56, distributes a booklet of pictures marking his 25 years in Parliament, containing generous tributes from David Cameron and Ed Miliband. He displays photographs of himself with the Queen, the Pope, the Prince of Wales, Nelson Mandela, the Princess Royal, Bill Clinton and other notables. There is no mention of his role in  the Hinduja passport affair, which resulted in the parliamentary standards commissioner Elizabeth Filkin recommending his suspension from the Commons. Nor of his erstwhile friend, the crooked lawyer Shahrokh Mireskandari, booted out of the legal profession despite Vaz’s interventions on his behalf.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2250788/Onwards-half-century-Keith-Vaz-selectively-marks-25-years-Parliament.html#ixzz4P9NBqX88

a very special book. It’s by Keith Vaz, and is all about his career as an MP. Its title, naturally, is 25 Incredible Years.

Across 150 full-colour pages, the former Minister for Europe (May 1999-June 2001) chronicles his countless achievements. He includes photographs of all the celebrities who’ve been lucky enough to meet him (Lewis Hamilton, Gary Lineker, Frank Bruno).

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Alan Campbell and Frank Bruno Frank Bruno has been a close friend of Sir Jimmy Savile and of Alan Campbell, both of whom have been linked to child abuse. LORD McALPINE, ALAN CAMPBELL / SEX ORGIES IN SOUTHPORT

Mike Wall appears to be trying to set up a dubious-sounding organisation called ChildLine offering telephone counselling to run-away young people.
And Roger Cook did a sensible public service…to the series – in warning listeners.

The Guardian

London, Greater London, England

Saturday, February 9, 1980 – 13

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2nd July 1987

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, centre, at 10 Downing Street, London, with celebrities, from left, Esther Rantzen, Anthony Andrews, Frank Bruno, Susan Hampshire and David Frost. The PM hosted a reception for Childline to thank the charity’s supporters. Esther Rantzen is the chairwoman of the national helpline for children in trouble or danger.

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Esther Rantzen at David Frost’s Annual Garden Party at His Home in Carlyle Square – 04 Jul 2001

David Frost listed in convicted billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s black book

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Frank Bruno And Jim’ll Fix It


Tony McSweeney –

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He watched as care home manager John Stingemore, his paedophile friend, fondled a teenager in the shower of Grafton Close Children’s Home in Hounslow, west London, between 1979 and 1981.

The Catholic clergyman, once part-time chaplain at Norwich City FC, also collected vile child porn over ‘decades’

McSweeney was leading the congregation at St George’s Church in north Norwich

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Grafton Close children’s home which was run by Richmond Council in South West London

1982 Keith Vaz  worked as solicitor for Richmond upon Thames Council (Operation Fernbridge)

Operation Fernbridge, an investigation that was set up by the Metropolitan Police to look into claims that a paedophile ring involving a number of high profile individuals was operating in the Richmond area in the early 1980s.

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The investigation was launched following information passed to the police by the Labour MP Tom Watson.

The allegations are understood to involve claims that children at the Grafton Close children’s home were abused both there and at a guesthouse in Barnes, South West London.

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Keith Joseph committing a boy with “bizarre sexual conduct” 1973

Here’s article about Belfast Brian McDermott unsolved murder though.


The Scouts HQ is there and links to Cliff Richard…

Anthony McSweeney was in charge of Gilwell park at that time and Kitty would go camping there every year with a youth club from Chingford


The site of the former Elm Guest House in Barnes

Westminster paedophile ring allegations: Scotland Yard detectives trace ‘victim’

Alleged victim of paedophile sex abuse interviewed in United States at request of Scotland Yard

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^ If the 2 persons referred to here are Eric Kasir and Leon Brittan, why is The Telegraph allowing Brittan’s name to be whitewashed?


2.35 – Tom Watson / PMQs / D-Notice / Leon Brittan / Harvey Proctor
[CHRIS] the one interesting thing above all else, when Tom Watson asked a question in the House of Commons recently, as you know

[BILL] Member of Parliament

[CHRIS] Member of Parliament, he also asked about the use of D-Notices. D-Notices are notices that they’re supposed to be advisory, but basically the government doesn’t like a story in the newspapers about to print, it’ll slap a D-Notice

[BILL] A D-Notice is a gagging order

[CHRIS] is a gagging order. Now when Mary Moss and I left the coroner’s court the entire world’s press was outside, obviously it was a very, very big story

[BILL] Absolutely

[CHRIS] Because we’d stood in the witness box, we’d named Leon Brittan we’d named Harvey Proctor, we’d told the inquest all the evidence we had about who’d been involved at the Elm Guest House, so by any stretch of the imagination it was big news story. When we got outside the coroner’s court there was, they were all there, BBC, ITV, Channel Four, Sky, you name it.

[BILL] Yeah

18.15 – Eric Kasir / Neil Kier / Carol Kasir
[CHRIS] I knew who to complain to, how the system worked. Now, when the police, because they thought, they knew that Carol Kasir’s son, Eric, was 10, was living there. They also suspected and their own words ‘that other children might be present’ they approached Richmond Services, told them about the raid. Now procedure dictates that normally you would have got, say, the local field social worker in the local office who would have come in with the police on the raid. Any children present, they would have taken, they would have taken them into care. However, on the day of the raid, the man from Kingston, err from Richmond Council, who, who was on the raid with the police was Neil Kier, the officer in charge of Grafton, who took Eric into care.

[BILL] That’s her son Eric?

[CHRIS] That’s her son Eric. So you can understand why Carol was so angry.

[BILL] So, so, she knew, she knew that all the kids were coming from this children’s home. Then what they done on the night of the raid was took her own child and put her own child in that children’s home.

[CHRIS] Not only that, but with the very guy who had been one of the people supplying the boys, so Carol knew full well what that meant.

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 And just who was that perpetrator Mr Settle? What other files were being stored at Barnes nick where Clive Driscoll was summoned?

Who leant on Eric Kasir? Why are hacks letting Leon Brittan get off with blue murder?

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

Are you listening Mr Settle? What did you have to say about Leon Brittan after your team had interviewed Eric Kasir?


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Old Bailey trial in May 1983 in which most charges against the guest house owners, Haroon and Carole Kasir, were dropped, and the Kasirs walked away with just a fine. None of the prominent paedophiles were charged.

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I have seen a photograph of a 10yo boy in a Jacuzzi with uncle Leon…

I dont know if its Eric as I never knew him but I was told that the boy was at Grafton close…confirmed

Stingmores barrister was holding the photograph when he pleaded “not guilty”…

A year later Stingemore and Leon had passed away… Never to go to court

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There are incredible similarities between no-name Hoskins and Wright buddy Settle. Is this a coincidence? Brave whistleblowers or stooges?

Did Settle and Hoskins have the ‘courage’ to be ‘whistleblowers’ because they were doing the bidding of those who commissioned them?

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‘Westminster paedophile ring’ police officer DCI Paul Settle investigated by watchdog over claims of leaking material to media

DCI Settle was charged with looking into claims of VIP sexual abuse at Dolphin Square, the Elm Guest House in Barnes and elsewhere

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Top Tory Leon Brittan ‘photographed entering underage sex den during police investigation’

The former MP for Cleveland and Whitby is said to have been snapped by officers on a 1986 surveillance operation focusing on rent boy orgies

24 JAN 2015

Leon Brittan was photographed entering an underage sex den during a police investigation, it has been claimed.

The Tory Lord, who died on Wednesday, is said to have been snapped by officers on a 1986 surveillance operation focusing on rent boy orgies run in North London buildings.

Detectives were watching premises where the boys picked up at King’s Cross were dropped off to be repeatedly raped, say friends of an officer involved.

Big names believed to have been photographed entering the dens included former Home Secretary Brittan, MP Cyril Smith and some top judges.

Sources claim up to 16 high profile figures were due to be arrested.

But the day before the swoops were to be carried out, officers on the investigation, called Operation Orchid, were allegedly told it had been disbanded.

Our sources say it is unclear what happened to the photographs or why the raid was called off.

A friend of the officer on the investigation said: “The rent boys would be driven to flats or garages where large groups of men were waiting.

“These included Brittan and Smith. Pictures were taken as men entered or left buildings where the abuse was taking place.”

The revelations emerge as ­Brittan’s name is dragged ever deeper into the growing scandal over an alleged cover-up into sex abusers at the highest level of the Establishment in the 1970s
and 80s.

His old friends and colleagues have defended his legacy and called on his accusers to put up evidence or “shut up”.

But a major police investigation into VIP paedophile rings, which includes testimony against Brittan, continues.

And a number of witnesses and victims have provided statements to police.

One key witness known as Nick, who has been described by police as “credible”, has told officers he was abused by Brittan at the luxury Dolphin Square apartment complex, near Westminster.

He gave a lengthy statement alleging three boys were murdered by the VIP paedophiles.

Speaking before Brittan’s death, Nick said: “He would treat me like I was not even human.”

He claimed the top Tory was “nasty, cruel, sadistic and hateful”.

Nick is now said to be ­“devastated” by the former cabinet minister’s death and fears it may be too late to get justice.

Brittan, who died of cancer at 75, was already under investigation for allegedly raping a woman in 1967. An allegation he denied.

Scotland Yard says this will continue despite his death.

Brittan’s name also appears on a web list of purported visitors to Elm Guest House, near Barnes Common in South West London.

The B&B is said to have operated as a gay and underage brothel in the early 1980s and is at the centre of a huge historic abuse police ­investigation called Operation ­Fernbridge.

The Metropolitan Police has refused to discuss any potential suspects in this investigation.

Last year Brittan became mired in the historical sexual abuse scandal after claims that he was handed a dossier containing details of the abuse allegations in the 1980s.

He was accused of failing to act on the evidence passed to him by Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens in 1983.

While he admitted he had met Mr Dickens and had been handed a file, he said he had passed it on to officials and was not contacted about the issue again.

Brittan was elected as MP for Cleveland and Whitby in 1974 and then for ­Richmond, Yorks, in 1983.

PM David Cameron led the ­tributes to him last week, describing the former cabinet minister and European competition ­commissioner as a “dedicated and fiercely intelligent public servant”.

A spokesman for Scotland Yard said yesterday: “We do not comment on ongoing enquiries.”

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Keith Vaz (formerly solicitor for Richmon Council) joins Commons Justice Committee

MPs have approved Keith Vaz appointment to Justice Committee ayes 203 noes 7

Just 7 MPs voted to block Keith Vaz’s appointment to the justice committee

One of those, Mr Bridgen told MPs he had spoken to the Metropolitan police, who had still not decided what, if any, action to take in regards to Keith Vaz.

Speaker John Bercow told Andrew Brigden to desist.

Bridgen said: “A potential Police investigation still hangs over the honourable member.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/bid-block-keith-vaz-justice-9168420

Andrew Brigden:

Four people had come forward alleging child sexual abuse crimes.

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VAZ PIMP AID PROBE

Police reportedly investigating claims Keith Vaz threatened council worker who tried to evict a rent boy pimp

12 Sept 2016

Shamed Labour MP Keith Vaz allegedly told housing chief he would make his life ‘impossible’ unless pimp was allowed to keep his home – despite not paying £1,400 rent

The disgraced Labour MP intervened when gay brothel owner Nigel Philpot-Jones was booted out of his Leicester council flat 25 years ago for rent arrears.

Ex-councillor Paul Gosling told The Sun he was quizzed by police in March about the MP’s behaviour in the early 1990s.

He said: “On many occasions Keith Vaz interfered with the running of the council in ways that breached his responsibilities as an MP.

“In particular I was unhappy about his involvement in reversing the decision to evict Nigel Philpot Jones, who had not paid his rent and was also operating a gay brothel in breach of the council’s clear rules on tenancy.

Vaz had been brought into the eviction row by his friend Philip Taylor, son of a former mayor of Leicester and himself homosexual. Mr Taylor was also a friend of Philpot-Jones.

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Bridgen referred – under Parliamentary privilege- to a current historical child sex investigation said to be being conducted by Leicestershire Police where four people had come forward alleging child sexual abuse crimes.


Devastating questions Labour’s Tom Watson must answer… not least, why does he only brand TORIES as child sex abusers?

Accusing the Tories: Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson at the party's conference last month
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On April 21, Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson was asked to join 11 other prominent MPs signing an open letter that called for a high-profile member of the Establishment accused of appalling child sex abuse to face justice.

Due to be published in the next day’s newspapers, it claimed that a recent decision not to prosecute the man — on the grounds that he was suffering from dementia — bore all the hallmarks of a ‘whitewash’.

‘The public are horrified,’ the letter declared. ‘Powerful people, including MPs, have previously avoided facing justice for serious crimes committed against children. As long as justice is not seen to be done . . . the greater public interest is not served.’

On the face of things, Watson — then a mere backbencher — should have heartily agreed with this sentiment.

For 18 months, the MP had been making near-identical pronouncements while trying to expose what he had famously described as ‘a powerful paedophile network linked to Parliament and No 10’.

Strangely, given this tub-thumping track record, Watson refused to put his name to the open letter of April 21.

One of their number says: ‘He was called, texted and emailed but we got no reply, so reluctantly concluded that this was one particular child sex case Tom didn’t want to make waves about.’

Tom Watson given £500k in donations by Max Mosley in past year

Register of MPs’ interests shows that former Formula One boss gave money to support Watson’s office as deputy leader and shadow culture secretary

“I’m proud to call Max Mosley a friend and I’m delighted he has made a financial contribution to Labour,” Watson said. “

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/22/tom-watson-given-500k-in-donations-by-max-mosley-in-past-year

Prostitute in Max Mosley ‘Nazi’ dungeon orgy was wife of MI5 officer

2008

An MI5 agent has been forced to resign after it was revealed his wife took part in a Nazi-style sex orgy with Formula One boss Max Mosley

The wife of an MI5 agent was one of the five prostitutes who took part in a ‘Nazi- style’ orgy with motor racing chief Max Mosley.

It left MI5 facing questions last night over whether one of its officers had helped set up the sting which saw a lurid five-hour video of the sado-masochistic sex session sold to a newspaper.

The agent was forced to resign when the activities of his 38-year-old wife – who used the name Mistress Abi – were revealed.

Security sources dismissed any suggestion that the surveillance officer was involved in the secret filming in a ‘torture dungeon’ at a £2million flat in Chelsea and insisted he was unaware of it until after the story appeared in the newspapers.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/prostitute-in-max-mosley-nazi-dungeon-orgy-was-wife-of-mi5-officer-6677503.html

List of MPs who voted for Vaz

Watson, Mr Tom

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Mike Thomas · @MikeandMungo

The call for an Inquiry contains 8 points that needed to be investigated.

Anyone who knows where to look for the VIP ring will recognise an attempt to avoid rather than expose it.

No PIE, Henniker, Hayman, Righton etc. A controllable cash cow Inquiry with a panel of long term trusted friends…

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Gatekeepers

RT @ExaroNews: Tony McSweeney, who worked as priest at Grafton Close children’s home, has just been jailed for three years. #Fernbridge

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Tim Pendry founded Exaro in 2012, he’s a director of the British Syrian Society, as are David Steel, Lord Henniker’s son-in-law, Wafic Said & assorted diplomats, arms dealers & spooks. He’s the nephew of alleged offender Lord Tom Pendry (friend of convicted paedophile Stuart Hall) & worked for a pressure group financed by the Goldsmith family. In the early 90’s he was a leading figure in DEMOS which he himself said was used for ‘much more sinister political ends’ by what he terms the ‘centralist national security state.’

Wafic Said is in convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s black book (along with Harvey Proctor’s friends – the Duke & Duchess of Rutland

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Saïd came to public prominence after helping facilitate the Al-Yamamah arms deal between the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia in the 1980s.

THEY ARE GATEKEEPERS WORKING FOR THE SECURITY SERVICES.

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They did their job then – just as the Establishment wanted.


VIP abuse accuser Nick  ‘manipulated by news website Exaro’

Detectives investigating the man who made false allegations about a Westminster paedophile ring have been told that he was manipulated by a news website.

Northumbria police have been asked to investigate whether the complainant, identified only as Nick, fabricated allegations against figures including Lord Brittan of Spennithorne, the late home secretary, and Lord Bramall, the former chief of the defence staff.

It is understood that officers will investigate the relationship between Nick and the Exaro website, which was first to publish his allegations before it closed in July.

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Richard Kerr And Mark Watts – And Why One Journalist Left Exaro News

…Another reason for writing this is that I believe it demonstrates that often media outlets, not just Exaro News, may publish material that may not be in the interests of the survivor they have talked to. There is also the danger, especially in this post-Panorama period, that any survivor who may have had dealings with Exaro may become contaminated by association and more generally this may happen to any survivor making allegations regardless of whether they’ve talked to Exaro, or indeed any media outlet and that, I feel, would be a crying shame.

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Following the publication 0f the story Richard Kerr was naturally very upset. He’d been taken by surprise when the five photographs of individuals had been produced during the interview, he’s an obliging gentleman and attempted to help the interviewer but directly after the interview, recognising that he couldn’t be 100% certain that he had correctly identified all of the men in the photographs, or if he had recognised them, from other sources. Of the 5 men that Richard identified he was certain that he’d met of two of them but of the other three he was uncertain. He  he had immediately requested that this part would not be made public.  Richard Kerr knows too just how much such a mis-identification, once public, can harm the credibility of a survivor (even one like himself who can demonstrate his abuse very clearly).

However, despite requesting that the VIPs he had named under these pressurised circumstances be removed, it was never done and they remained on the Exaro News website until the day the site recently disappeared.

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Mar 31 2017

 Tory MP Harvey Proctor sues Nick for six-figure sum over claims his child sex smears cost the ex-politician his home, job and fortune

Mar 31 2017

Mr Proctor,  has got an unnamed financial backer to support his court costs

think he is playing to the crowd. The ‘pay to keep him quiet crowd’

BBC abandoned Karin Ward when Freddie Starr sued

 will

abandon Nick?

maybe sidestep by saying exaro no longer exists as legal entity?


There’s not any doubt so not sure why it’s being queried. Depends what ‘Nick’ wants to do, though I’m not in touch with him

has there been a statement of support made removing any doubt?


More on Exaro & Watts

Jonathan S‏ @majorleak2017

At the point when Exaro started publishing the VIP allegations it was a financial news based outlet. It has always been a question

WHY did … Tom Watson conveniently ‘choose’ Exaro as the outlet of choice?

The underlying motivation as to ‘Why choose Exaro at that time?’ is going to be an issue which needs to be resolved going forwards.

Some have speculated the link between the Labour Party and Exaro’s directors was the underlying motivation

“Exaro Holdings is 100% owner of ExaroNews which is the first commercial website dedicated to investigative journalism”
So why did it’s director Watts sue for wrongful dismissal when he knew the money wasn’t there to compensate?

So why did it’s director Watts not resign his directorship of Exaro Holdings when he was sacked as ’employee’?

As a sacked ’employee’ and STILL a director he had a clear conflict of interest. A conflict of interest that is part of the legal framework around directors’ responsibilities. It does not make sense that a sacked employee can remain a director.
ACTIVE director Mark Watts. Company in liquidation. Sacked as employee. Still a director.
Exaro Holdings 100% (from Pendry’s own words) owner of Exaro News. Watts sacked from subsidiary company. Watts STILL a director of parent.
So the questions remain: why is Mark Watts STILL a director of a parent company from which he was sacked as an employee?
Why did Mark Watts sue for wrongful dismissal and allegedly be awarded compensation when he KNEW as director there was no money?
Did Watts waste public time and money by that wrongful dismissal claim? Did Watts have a massive conflict of interest with directorship?

Tim Pendry, a Left-leaning PR man and friend of Jeremy Corbyn.

Last month, Pendry announced that he would rejoin the Labour Party, saying his decision ‘was helped by the estimable old Labour Right-winger Tom Watson being elected as ballast, as deputy leader’.

Exaro’s editor-in-chief, Mark Watts, is also an admirer and friend of Watson.

He once hosted a daily news show on a Left-wing channel called Press TV. Controlled by the government of Iran, Press TV, which has employed Left-wing firebrand George Galloway, was where Corbyn described the killing of Osama Bin Laden as ‘a tragedy’.

Watson and Watts (who is today expected to appear with Galloway on Kremlin-controlled Russia Today) have certainly been useful to one another.

The MP first began publicly campaigning about an ‘Establishment’ paedophile ring in 2012. At about the same time, Exaro began focusing heavily on stories about the same purported ring.

Ever since, Watson has made regular appearances in Exaro’s news reports. As a senior MP, his comments lend credibility to their reports. In turn, they help to promote Watson’s campaign.

Little wonder, perhaps, that in the past 18 months Watson has almost continually flagged Exaro stories on Twitter. His support is doubtless very helpful. In November, for example, Watson tweeted: ‘I’ve spent all week telling reporters to phone Exaro if they want to know what’s going on.’

This relationship does not please everyone, however. Peter McKelvie, a former child protection officer who once worked closely with the Labour MP, has severed ties because he regards Exaro as ‘a disgrace to journalism’.

McKelvie is also said to believe that Watson fails to adopt a sufficiently collegiate attitude to his campaign, an opinion shared by one MP who has previously collaborated with him on child protection issues.

‘There have also been other times Tom has not pulled his weight, and I’m not just talking about the Janner letter,’ says the MP.

‘There was, for example, a debate in Parliament on historical child sex abuse last November. Everyone interested in the issue attended, apart from Tom. Perhaps he didn’t want to share the limelight.’

 


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Savile Timeline

2013, 17th January – MET Police launch Operation Fernbridge, a full investigation into allegations that politicians were members of a paedophile ring which abused children in care in the 1980s.

Centres on the alleged historic sexual abuse of children at Elm Guest House, in Rocks Lane, a suburban street in Barnes, south-west London, and Grafton Close Children’s Home, Richmond.

Follows on from Operation Fairbank, a scoping exercise launched in October as a result of Tom Watson‘s claims in Parliament. It is being run by the Specialist Crimes and Operations Directorate, and led by the Child Abuse Investigation Command.

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In 2003, Tom Watson voted for the Iraq War,[11] and subsequently voted consistently against an investigation into the Iraq war.[12]

The Inside Story of Spa-Gate; London’s Top Policeman Was Forced to Resign over a Free Stay at Champneys. Here Its Owner Stephen Purdew Tells Viv Groskop the Truth about His Friendship with Sir Paul Stephenson

The Evening Standard (London, England), July 19, 2011 |

We talk on the phone, as I decline to visit Champneys, unlike millions of journalists before me. (“Have you been? I’d better not invite you because the last person we invited got the sack. I’m joking.”) But it’s not just hacks and police commissioners in the Champneys guest book. Another regular visitor is Keith Vaz, the prominent Labour politician and chairman of the Home Affairs select committee, who is expected to lead the questioning of Stephenson over his stay at Champneys at a hearing in Parliament today.

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A close friend of 20 years, Vaz — along with Rebekah Brooks, Piers Morgan and Liam Gallagher — invited to Purdew’s London wedding in 2009.

Vaz’s daughter was bridesmaid and Purdew is godfather to another of Vaz’s children.

The Champneys set: friends of its owner include Charlie and Rebekah Brooks, Sir Paul Stephenson and Keith Vaz MP

 

https://www.questia.com/read/1G1-261771984/the-inside-story-of-spa-gate-london-s-top-policeman

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Valerie Vaz MP

Valerie Vaz – I was a guest of the Khalsa Football Federation at the Awards

Many sports stars were present including Frank Bruno, Denise Lewis and Kris Akanusi. It was good to see sporting excellence from Olympians and para-olympians.

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Jim’ll Fix It badge given to Holyhead is to be destroyed

Largest ever show emblem was awarded to town in 1991, when Savile arranged Christmas in August after winter flu bug ruined festive season the year before

 

A Jim’ll Fix It badge presented to Holyhead by paedophile TV star Jimmy Savile is to be destroyed.

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The badge was the biggest ever one created, given to the entire town after local man Jeff Evans – now a councillor – contacted the show to ask if Jimmy Savile could cheer the place up after a Christmas flu bug ruined the festive season of 1990.

Savile sent Hi Di Hi! star Ruth Madoc and boxing legend Frank Bruno to the town an recreated Christmas for the day, with thousands of people turning out to take part in what culminated in the laptop-sized badge being awarded.

The Daily Post has learned that the badge has been in storage for some time, and since it emerged that Savile was a notorious child molester, discussions have been underway about what to do with the now tainted emblem.

Mayor Ann Kennedy, who at the time of filming was the general manager of the Holyhead Opportinities Trust

After the parade, there was a dinner for 500 people on Newry Beach.

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Cilla Black with Holyhead mayor Bernard McCormack and Jeff Evans in 1988

Cilla Black with Holyhead mayor Bernard McCormack and Jeff Evans in 1988

Jeff Evans, who invited Cilla to Holyhead for an edition of Surprise Surprise in 1988,

When Cilla Black visited Holyhead

Now a county councillor, he invited the Liverpudlian presenter to the Anglesey town after it was named “the most depressed area in Britain”.

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from Regina V McSweeney that worked at Grafton under Stingemore..

And more on father Anthony McSweeney

more here:

https://twitter.com/TrojanManifesto/status/796483156073467904

Has anyone got a photograph of Keith Vaz 80′-84′?

(not a very clear one)

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Keith Vaz 1984 – West London Council for Civil Liberties

PIE was affiliated with it, the National Council for Civil Liberties

The Paedophile Information Exchange was affiliated to the National Council for Civil Liberties in the late 1970s and early 1980s

The ‘right’ to sleep with children was one ‘civil liberty’ that NCCL …


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Keith Vaz, Charities, Friends etc (Updated)

Man arrested in Operation Medway investigation released on police bail

Mar 14  2017

A man arrested in Leicester by detectives investigating allegations of historic sexual and physical abuse of children has been released on police bail.

The 59-year-old man, whose details have not been released, was questioned by officers attached to an ongoing Leicestershire Police investigation called Operation Medway.

The man was questioned about an allegation that he physically assaulted a child in a care home in Leicester over a period of several months in 1984.

ttp://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/man-arrested-in-operation-medway-investigation-released-on-police-bail/story-30201927-detail/story.html


Man, 59, arrested in Leicester by child abuse detectives

Mar 13 2017

A man has been arrested in Leicester by detectives investigating allegations of historic sexual and physical abuse of children.

The 59-year-old man, whose details have not been released, is being questioned by officers attached to an ongoing Leicestershire Police investigation called Operation Medway.

In a statement issued tonight, the force said: “Detectives investigating allegations of historic abuse and assault against children as part of Operation Medway have today arrested a 59-year-old man in Leicester.


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“...Operation Enamel was investigating allegations not just against Lord Janner but against other individuals. Those enquiries remain live and will continue under the auspices of Operation Medway. To protect the integrity of those investigations, we are unwilling to disclose further information at this stage about Operation Medway.”

 

Mar 8 2017

 So let me just get this straight: Tom Watson who brought up paedophilia in HoC has just given paedo Vaz a leg-up??



Is this What SilverStar paid for their Uppingham Rd. Office opposite Vazeline’s constituency office?


 

is it like the constituency office, where he bought it + claims rent on it(from the tax payers)?

July 22, 2015

It’s been a busy week for Keith Vaz, first accused of abusing his position and now embroiled in another mysterious scandal over his election expenses. His local paper report that Vaz spent £100 to use the premises on Uppingham Road, Leicester – his own taxpayer-funded constituency office. Vaz’s election agent Piara Singh Clair explains: “we did it because we needed a room and it would have been expensive to hire another one. It was a nominal sum”, bizarrely adding that no money had actually changed hands despite it being declared as an expense. If no money was actually spent, why was it falsely declared to the Electoral Commission? Curiouser and curiouser…

https://order-order.com/people/keith-vaz/page/3/

SILVER STAR charity bought property for TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND in 2008.

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if it’s run by the charity owners, it’s not against the law to buy their house if it’s run on their premises.

 Dame Alun Roberts@ciabaudo 

 But where is the money coming from? And do donors know that their donations are funding the likes of Bercow?

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Trustees 

Hounslow Language Service, Rosalind Carter MBE

15 Jan 2010

Rosalind Carter was head of Hounslow Language Service (HLS) for nearly three decades, and it developed a national and international reputation for supporting children and families.

Mrs Carter, former branch president of the National Union of Teachers…

http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/CharityWithoutPartB.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=1119324&SubsidiaryNumber=0

Silver Star trustee:

DR Indravandan Purshottamdas Patel

 

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https://companycheck.co.uk/director/907662397/DR-INDRAVADAN-PURSHOTTAMDAS-PATEL/companies

 

Investigation: Pupils taught in huts as head pockets £400,000

A headteacher who faces the sack over allegations that he received unlawful bonuses took home more than £400,000 in a year — four times his official salary — the Standard can reveal.

 

Sir Alan Davies

An auditor’s report alleges Sir Alan Davies was part of a culture of nepotism and rewards that saw staff take home at least £1.6 million in bonuses and other extra payments.

Sir Alan, head of 1,900-pupil Copland Community College in Wembley, received “what appear to be unlawful and irrational payments” from funds that should have been spent on education, according to Brent council’s confidential investigation. A copy of the investigator’s initial findings, seen by the Standard, alleges:

At least 10 senior staff — and Sir Alan’s caretaker son — received rewards under the school’s “sharing in success” bonus policy.

Sir Alan took home £403,278 last year but his basic salary was £103,000.

The bonuses were approved by the school’s chairman of governors, Dr Indravadan Purshottamdas Patel.

The full amount of bonuses has not yet been calculated, but the total extra payments known so far is £1,565,700.

Last week, Sir Alan, his deputy Dr Richard Evans and bursar Columbus Udokoro were suspended over allegations that the bonus scheme broke the law. Children’s Secretary Ed Balls said he was “extremely disturbed” by the payments.

But the investigator’s findings revealed the scale of the payments was far greater than originally feared.

As a foundation school Copland has more control over its own budget and assets than a community comprehensive run by the council. Ministers want more schools to become foundation trusts, with powers to run their own affairs. But while Sir Alan and his colleagues benefited from bonuses, the school’s buildings fell into disrepair.

In 2006, inspectors warned the rundown classrooms were undermining pupils’ education. A shanty-town of temporary huts now stands where a new sixth-form block should be, while the humanities department had to cope with a major sewage leak. History teacher Shane Johnschwager, NASUWT union representative, said: “If the kids were cattle the authorities would have closed us down. My room has been painted once — by me, in the school holidays with paint I paid for.

“I have holes in the wall, a broken desk, old furniture, no interactive whiteboard, broken blinds, a flaking ceiling. Other rooms are worse.”

The school has been earmarked for redevelopment for six years. Under the plans, a £120 million “village” will include new school buildings, two gyms, a pool and floodlit all-weather pitch, plus 453 flats and shops.

But the development, overseen by Sir Alan, has setbacks. The school racked up a £1 million debt to a property firm when an earlier deal broke down.

Yet, according to the Brent council investigation, Sir Alan was given rewards of £231,000 in the past two years alone for project managing the development, on top of his basic salary. Dr Patel claimed Sir Alan deserved “every penny”.

The scale of the bonus culture emerged at a meeting on 29 April between Sir Alan and Brent’s chief investigator, Simon Lane. When pressed by Mr Lane Sir Alan “could not recall” why he had received one payment of £12,500 last year “and said he would have to check”.

He was not alone in receiving “substantial” extra payments. According to the auditor’s report, Sir Alan, his son Gareth, Dr Evans and Mr Udokoro shared £458,000 for project management relating to the new development between 2007 and 2009.

In addition Sir Alan, three deputy heads and a number of other staff, including his son, received “significant bonus payments in 2007-08 and earlier years”, the auditor found. These known bonus payments — which are bound to be a fraction of the total handed out — amount to a further £865,200.

The report said Sir Alan “could not explain” exactly why he received such bonuses, adding: “Either he or the chair (of governors) put down some ideas as to what they thought the staff should be paid. These were then checked with Dr Evans to see if they were affordable. Then the amounts were taken to the Pay Review Committee where they were approved.”

The council said there were “numerous additional payments of significant amounts” to senior staff and others at the school. Sir Alan insisted that Dr Patel had approved the payments in conjunction with the school’s pay committee, and that a budget for bonuses had been properly drawn up.

The investigators disagreed. The report said: “The council believes there to be no lawful and/or rational basis for the payment of these sums.”

The final area of concern raised by investigators was the apparently widespread nepotism. The headteacher’s son, son-in-law and sister were all employed. The wife and mother of the deputy head of finance were given jobs, along with the accountant’s brother, the son and daughter of the assistant accountant and the nephew’s wife of the chair of governors.

“In some cases salaries paid to these members of staff appear excessive,” the report said. “This tends to indicate that certain members of staff may not have been appointed on merit alone.”

Last week the borough’s director of children’s services John Christie invoked rarely used powers to suspend Sir Alan, Dr Evans and Mr Udokoro, and gave the governors three weeks to explain themselves or face the sack.

In a letter to governors, Mr Christie said: “Funds which should have been used for the proper purposes of the school have been spent on what appear to be unlawful and irrational payments to staff.” The school seems to have incurred a £1 million “financial liability to a development firm”, he said.

Teacher Hank Roberts, who exposed the payments last month, called for police to be brought in. Mr Roberts said he believed he had made enemies by his actions.

He was suspended by Sir Alan over an unrelated matter. The day after Sir Alan’s suspension, Mr Roberts was reinstated.

Brent council said its inquiry into the allegations against Copland was ongoing. Sir Alan was not available for comment last night. Mr Udokoro today said he was prevented from making any comment under the terms of his suspension, but last week rejected any suggestion of wrongdoing.

Dr Patel could not be reached last night but has defended the decision to award bonuses. Gareth Davies said today he was prevented from making any comments until the inquiry had been completed.

Philip O’Hear, Copland’s acting headteacher, said the school was “shocked” by what had happened.

The allegations

Sir Alan Davies, headteacher: suspended.
Allegedly received unlawful bonuses and other payments of £631,500.

Dr Richard Evans, deputy head: suspended.
Allegedly received unlawful bonuses and other extra payments of £341,000.

Columbus Udokoro, bursar: suspended.
Allegedly received unlawful bonuses and other extra payments of £72,000.

Gareth Davies, maintenance staff: still working.
Allegedly received unlawful bonuses and other payments of £38,000.

The council says there were many other payments.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/investigation-pupils-taught-in-huts-as-head-pockets-400000-6742718.html

Sir Alan Davies outside Copland with David Cameron

Both Sir Alan Davies and Dr Evans have been lauded for their work in the state education system with Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron all visiting their former school.

 

Dr Evans, 53, is a former education adviser to Mr Cameron and a former Westminster councillor who twice stood as a Tory candidate.

All three are accused of defrauding Copland community school in Wembley, North West London, following allegations that payments totalling at least £1.56million were made to Sir Alan and three of his managers over a period of seven years.

Mrs Evans, 50, has also been accused of selling at Sotheby’s around 15 paintings, worth many thousands, that had been given to the school by British artist Mary Fedden, who taught David Hockney.

Davies is also accused of one count of laundering £270,490 by transferring the sum from a NatWest bank account in England to a Spanish bank account in March 2008.

He is further charged with six counts of false accounting, said to have taken place between April 2007 and June 2009 – part of his alleged efforts to ‘cover up his activities’.

 

Head teacher Sir Alan Davies avoids jail over fraud

  • 3 October 2013

An “inspirational” head teacher has been given a suspended prison sentence after admitting false accounting.

Sir Alan Davies, 66, of Grants Close, the former head at Wembley’s Copland School, in north London, pleaded guilty to creating a false paper trail on bonus payments and allowances.

Davies, knighted for his services to education, resigned in 2009.

At Southwark Crown Court, Judge Deborah Taylor said: “Your dishonest behaviour represents a fall from grace.”

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-24383163

‘Honest payments’

It had been claimed that Davies paid himself, three staff members and two governors a total of £2.7m over several years through bonuses and salaries.

But charges of conspiracy to defraud against Davies and five others relating to that alleged plot were dropped.

Instead Davies pleaded guilty to six counts of false accounting after he admitted creating eight back-payment documents at the same time, for sums totalling £315,000.

Defending Davies, William Clegg QC, told the court he was an “inspirational” teacher and the offences needed to be taken in context.

He said: “This is not a case of documents being forged to permit payments to be made that were unlawful and not agreed or made dishonestly. The position is the opposite.

“The payments were honestly made and honestly received. This is not somebody seeking to obtain money he was not entitled to.”

‘Profound error’

Prosecutor John Black QC added there was no dishonesty in the making or receiving of the payments.

He said: “The dishonesty relates to false paper trails in order to legitimise these payments.

“The Crown say they [paperwork backing up payments] were all generated at the same time, after Sir Alan Davies had become aware of the impending or likely scrutiny, to give the impression the right procedure was being adhered to.”

A charge of money laundering against Davies was also dropped.

Following the case, Davies said: “In some instances I have felt that we were being tried by the media and there were a lot of misrepresentations made in the press, many of which were wholly unfounded.

“I do, however, have to accept that I did not have all the necessary paperwork in place and I made a profound error of judgment by backdating eight documents.”

In a statement, Brent Council, said: “The council will always act robustly and take action where allegations of financial irregularities have been made, to investigate and pursue legal action.

“In this case the guilty plea of false accounting vindicates the actions taken although we are disappointed the Crown Prosecution Service saw fit not to pursue the conspiracy to defraud.”

 http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-24383163

Ex-Copland School teacher Dr Richard Evans lands job at Mill Hill County High School

Dr Richard Evans
 16 Sep 2010

A MATHS teacher fired for “gross misconduct” from a Wembley school amid allegations of a £1.6m fraud is now teaching at a top Mill Hill school.

Arkley resident Dr Richard Evans lost his job at Copland Community School in November after allegations he pocketed £300,000 in bonuses in his role as deputy head in charge of finance.

Scotland Yard’s fraud squad has now launched an investigation into the financial dealings at the school.

However, in January, Dr Evans was taken on at Mill Hill County High School as a temporary member of staff and given a permanent position in April.

A statement from Geoffrey Thompson, the headmaster of the Worcester Crescent School, said Dr Evans had been appointed after a consultation with the General Teaching Council.

He added: “He was given a permanent position as a maths teacher in April. Dr Evans is a highly qualified maths teacher and has proved himself a popular and valued member of our school community.

“I do not believe there are any grounds for parental concern. There never has been any question about Dr Evans’s suitability to work with children.

“The circumstances which led to Dr Evans’s departure from his previous post had no connection whatsoever with his teaching. He has demonstrated he has been an excellent maths teacher during his time at Mill Hill County High School.”

An investigation by Brent Council into the dealings at Copland, which ended with four of the senior management team suspended, found evidence of “serious financial mismanagement” at the school.

Shane Johnschwager, a staff member at Copland School and Brent secretary for teacher’s union NASUWT was outraged by the appointment.

He told the Times Series: “Richard Evans will have to answer to his professional body and possibly to the courts.

“What will Geoffrey Thompson say to pupils and parents at Mill Hill County if he is struck off or charged with a criminal offence?

“Will he stake his reputation on this appointment? Mill Hill is a school with an excellent reputation. Is this the best Geoffrey Thompson can do in recruiting staff to the school – a disgraced and recently sacked teacher embroiled in Britain’s largest ever educational financial scandal?”

http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/8392834.Sacked_controversial_teacher_given_job_at_top_school/


QUESTIONS:

  1. I’d like to ask Dr Evans why the other 15 paintings were sold at auction?
  2. Did he have proof they were his when he sold them through Sotheby’s?
  3. Were the proceeds given to the school or kept by Dr Evans?
  4. Why is this issue still ongoing EIGHT YEARS after it first emerged?
  5. Why have the three remaining paintings not been returned to the school by Brent Council?
  6. Did Keir Starmer involve himself in the legal process of the fraud case?
  7. Why were charges dropped against all other defendants despite an indepth and lengthy FOUR YEAR investigation?
  8. Is Dr Patel really the ideal choice to be a trustee of a charity despite admitting inappropriate payments at Copland School?
  9. Did Brent Council ever recover the £2.7m?
  10. Did any of them consider the knock-on effect this would have on the school and the children who found themselves under such a horrible cloud?

https://scepticpeg.wordpress.com/2017/01/22/copland-community-school-fraud-the-tories/

I wonder what ROI Bristol-Meyers Squibb expected on these donations to Vazeline’s Silverstar charity?

Isn’t Vazeline chum Verma a patron of his SilverStar diabetes charity? How sweet!

 High society: Baroness Verma with Gauhar Nawab
 

Hobnobbing with a Tory minister, revealed, the millionaire businessman behind Hotel Asylum who is accused of making millions from refugee crisis

  • Gauhar Nawab, 73, runs the three-star Euro Queens Hotel in Crystal Palace 
  • He has reportedly negotiated a deal to cram 800 asylum seekers in the hotel
  • It is thought that he will earn £500,000 of taxpayers’ money in the deal
  • Mr Nawab has been hosted in the Lords by a junior minister twice
  • The block booking has pushed prices for other guests up more than 500% 

The Charity contributed towards fund raising by Silver Star Appeal for a Mobile Diabetes Assessment Unit

Silver Star Appeal
On 13th November 2006, Anita Choudhrie presents a cheque for £ 2,500 from Path to Success to Secretary of State Patricia Hewitt to begin fundraising efforts for the Silver Star Appeal. The appeal is to raise funds for a Mobile Diabetes Assessment Unit which will travel to local community centres, schools, work places and other organsiations in the Leicester region, providing tests for all those who may wish to have one and will promote culturally sensitive healthcare.

Path to success received the Charity of the year Award.

Mrs Anita Choudhrie Path to success receiving the Charity of the year Award from Rt Hon Micheal Grove MP (R) and the sponsor of this award Mr Pawan Srivastava of Training Connect Ltd (L).

Did you know that each summer Keith Vaz holds an ‘Annual Tea Party’ in Westminster?

CLAUDIO RANIERI ATTENDS ANNUAL TEA PARTY AT THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

Leicester East MP Keith Vaz hosted his 29th annual tea party at the House of Commons on Saturday 9th July. His guest of honour this year was Leicester City Football Club Manager Claudio Ranieri and his wife Rosanna. LCFC Chief Executive Susan Whelan and her husband Robbie Gill also attended.

For the past 28 years Mr Vaz has been holding summer tea parties for all of his family, staff and special guests.

Saturday’s event was a celebration of Leicester City’s tremendous victory, and as well as getting to meet Leicester City’s manager, Mr Vaz and his guests got to see the Premier League Trophy.

Before the tea party Mr Ranieri, Ms Whelan and their families toured Number 10, with the permission of the Prime Minister.

The 85 party guests got to enjoy the sunshine on the House of Commons terrace, overlooking the River Thames with tea, sandwiches and cake. Guests could also help raise money for Silver Star, the diabetes charity Mr Vaz founded in 2007, by taking part in a raffle.

Prizes for the raffle included House of Commons whiskey and chocolate and a giant teddy bear.

 http://www.pukaarnews.com/claudio-ranieri-attends-annual-tea-party-at-the-house-of-commons/16624/

Bercow, Vaz and Farter Cuck

 

Vaz appears to have engaged solicitors Carter Ruck in an effort to keep people quiet, according to Guido Fawkes, spreading “letters before action” around like confetti. HT   Government Watch [13]

guidoconfetti

I am not sure whether Bercow is using Carter Ruck as well or has employed another firm of solicitors, but this Times article is marked that it is subject to a legal complaint by Mr Bercow.

2017 Feb 11 Times Bercow blocked Vaz revelations after accepting poll donations [2] 

bercowlegal

The article revealed that Bercow had blocked revelations about Keith Vaz, and that Bercow had accepted many donations from friends of Vaz.

https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2017/02/24/bercow-vaz-and-farter-cuck/


Telegraph Vaz Bercow Story Disappears:

Wonder why the Telegraph have pulled this story on John Bercow and Keith Vas?

KEITH VAZ sets lawyers on yet his wife says he needs tests and DID shag the rent boys.

the wife of KEITH VAZ says he needs tests cos he DID shag the rent boys

So just who IS telling the truth – Carter Ruck or Keith Vaz’s wife? It would be terrible if lawyers weren’t truthful in court.. under oath..

maybe someone should have another look at the FIFTEEN YEAR relationship KEITH VAZ had with this man

Petitions, Pinheads, Police and Vaz

On the excellent Aangirfan site, on an unrelated post, I came across this anonymous comment from November 2016 [1a]

It was about a petition to Keith Vaz’s Labour East constituency calling them to investigate the serious allegations against Keith Vaz.

vazpetition

Regular readers of this site will know that allegations that the Sun [2] printed were of child sexual abuse with boys.

sunvazAccording to the Sun the MP

  • had  lads “delivered” to his room at a hotel near a police station
  • abused boys at a hospital’s mental health unit
  • left one so terrified he fears for his life if he ever speaks out
  • showed an “unhealthy” interest in the two young sons of a local councillor
  • displayed a liking for “young ragamuffins”,
  • was seen as untouchable by police because of his revered
    position.

Guido Fawkes published that the MP was Keith Vaz [5]

fawkes

Why does Keith Vaz, often keen to “get the party started” not seem so keen to start the legal party against Guido Fawkes or the Sun on Sunday team?

The parliamentary commissioner is still conducting an investigation into whether Vaz has broken Section 10 of the Code of Conduct for MPs.

It is not known whether the conflict of interest being investigated by the parliamentary commissioner is the possible breaking of the Code of Conduct of MPs

  • with sex, drugs and washing machine allegations
  • the conflict of a police investigation into child sexual abuse allegations and his role on committees [5]

It is not known whether all police investigations into Keith Vaz have finished, but the sex, drugs and washing machine ones have finished, with no action taken.

However, the point of this post is that the petition has disappeared. From the comment, the petition text appeared to be –

“The Leicester East Constituency Labour Party must make enquiries into the serious allegations by the MP for Leicester East, Keith Vaz. Your enquiries should principally involve talking to the Sun on Sunday Journalists David Wooding and Michael Hamilton and Sun on Sunday Columnist Paul Staines to find out what their evidence is.”

It is not known whether this was the full text of the petition.

If you click the link [4] It says “This petition isn’t available. Either the URL is incorrect, it violated our Community Guidelines, or the starter removed it.”

Yet it seems such a reasonable, innocuous petition so why would it violate any guidelines or why would the originator take it down?

Does anyone know –

  • What was the full text of the petition?
  • What happened to it?
  • Who started it?
  • Why it was taken down?
  • When it was taken down?
  • Who took it down?
  • Have Leicester East Labour Party investigated the serious allegations?

One thing is for sure the people of Leicestershire and Labour in Leicestershire, who also had Janner, child sexual abuser as an MP must be getting fed up of this bad publicity.

Hopefully they are doing something about it and start asking Vaz a few questions.

Meanwhile, since this article was under construction, Vaz has set the record straight through his solicitors about some of his time selling washing machines.

In the last 24 hours,the Order Order website has published an article about Carter Ruck, expensive solicitors, who say their client, Keith Vaz

  • has never paid “rent boys for sex”
  • never had “sex” with “rent boys”.
  • there was never a police investigation in relation to this

One has to wonder if their client is the same Keith Vaz??

Carter Ruck are of course paid handsomely for dancing on pinheads.

..and Tesco must be wondering why Keith Vaz had to pose for a picture near their store or have they started a line in industrial washing machines?

vazrentboysue2vazrentboysue

  • I wonder what Vaz’s defence actually is?
  • I wonder how Carter Ruck know for sure that their client has never paid “rent boys for sex” or “sex” with “rent boys”? (It conjures up the mental image of one of Carter Rucks flunkies accompanying Vaz/Jim on his nocturnal visits and checking whether the people concerned can be excluded from the definition of  “rent boy”. ID card please! )
  • I wonder if the fact that Carter Ruck say he has not paid for or had sex with rent boys is enough plausible deniability and bluster to appear to be a denial from Vaz whilst actually being from a third party. This would scare a few people off commenting, and maybe enough enough to come to a quid pro quo with the Mail, which has the appearance of a denial. When solicitors make these threats, it is very rare for one to actually sign the letter and be responsible for that threat.

The  Mail article is mostly about Vaz’s gatekeeper chum John Bercow accepting freebies – 2017 Feb 8 Mail Andrew Pierce [9] Chauffeur-driven cars, taxpayer-funded suits and hospitality at the tennis and Arsenal matches: How the king of freebies John Bercow splashes your cash

The last paragraph however mentioned Vaz.

vazrentboymailThe article published on the 8th Feb, does say it has been updated on 13th Feb. This however appears to be unrelated to the Carter Ruck threat, as the only sentence that has changed on this paragraph from a print edition copy, is the removal of “The charity gave £2,500 to Bercow’s Speaker’s election campaign in 2010” with reference to the Silver Star diabetes charity.

Whatever the truth the original articles are here Mirror Married MP Keith Vaz tells prostitutes in his flat: ‘Bring poppers’ … ‘We need to get this party started’ [12] 

mirror-vazSo game on between Vaz and the Daily Mail or will they come to some agreement out of mutual self interest?

Interestingly on the Carter Ruck website, the rolling self congratulatory advert attributes these comments to the Mail “Top London Law Firm” and “Famously Combative”.  We shall see.

I cannot see Jim washing his very dirty laundry in public.

But who will blink first Lord Rothermere or Carter Ruck?

For previous posts on Vaz see Bercow and Vaz Personal / Private Conflicts of Interest [10] Cathy Fox Blog Vaz Search [11] 

https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2017/02/16/petitions-pinheads-police-and-vaz/

Taylor, son of the MAYOR was MATES with Nigel Philpott-Jones + was NOT suprised allegs of rent boys came out re KEITH VAZ 2016

Speaker accused of pulling punches on Keith Vaz probe

The Speaker last night denied blocking an attempt to tell Parliament about police investigations into Keith Vaz because he had received thousands from donors linked to the MP.

Records show that £41,000 of the £58,000 raised for John Bercow’s last two general election campaigns came from people with connections to Mr Vaz.

Yesterday Mr Bercow insisted he had handled all matters involving Mr Vaz in line with parliamentary rules and strongly refuted any suggestion he had unfairly favoured the Leicester East MP.

IS THAT SUPPOSED TO BE ME? Bercow was presented with a wooden bust of himself by former Labour councillor Neeraj Patil, a businessman with links to Keith Vaz in 2015. But the figure’s likeness to the Speaker is rather questionable

Narinder Singh Chadha, the former chairman of Mr Vaz’s diabetes charity Silver Star, told The Times he gave £2,501 to Mr Bercow’s 2010 election campaign after Mr Vaz asked for the donation.

Other donations to Mr Bercow included £5,000 from the London College of Accountancy, which also gives money to Mr Vaz, and £2,500 from the late Lord Noon, a Labour donor whose Commons memorial tribute was hosted by Mr Vaz.

Mr Bercow received £7,500 from Sun Mark, a food company founded by Mr Vaz’s friend Rami Ranger, and £5,000 from Madhu’s, a restaurant chain run by Sanjay and Sanjeev Anand, friends of both Mr Vaz and Mr Bercow.

Neeraj Patil, a Labour councillor and associate of Mr Vaz, donated £2,500 through his business Dreamsland. He also gave Mr Bercow a wooden bust of himself.

All donations were declared by Mr Bercow and within the rules.

But Tory MP Andrew Bridgen said last night the connections raised questions about Mr Bercow’s handling of allegations involving Mr Vaz.

In September 2015, Mr Bridgen wrote to Mr Bercow requesting he contact police to ask about inquiries they were making into Mr Vaz and whether they conflicted with his position at the time as chairman of the home affairs select committee, but he said this was not part of his role.

After Mr Vaz stepped down from the role because of a rent boy scandal, Mr Bridgen tried to raise the matter of a separate police investigation involving the MP in the Commons in October last year as Mr Vaz was standing to join the justice select committee.

Mr Bercow interrupted him and said he should limit his remarks to information in the public domain.

A spokesman for Mr Bercow said last night he had at all times acted ‘to uphold the rules and conventions of the House of Commons’.

She added: ‘As a matter of parliamentary practice and procedure, a member is not given the floor to speak as a means of making a personal attack on the conduct of another member.

‘Mr Bridgen stated at the outset that he would try to limit his remarks to matters in the public domain. The Speaker permitted him to do so on matters of public record and stopped him when he sought to embark on other allegations, and again when he sought to reveal the contents of confidential correspondence with the Speaker.’

On the September 2015 request for Mr Bercow to speak to police, she said: ‘A select committee itself has the power to declare no confidence in its chair but the Speaker has precisely none.’

Regarding Mr Chadha’s suggestion that Mr Vaz had asked him to donate money to Mr Bercow, she said: ‘Whatever contacts eligible donors have with other Members of Parliament are a matter for them.’

Mr Vaz denied he had solicited donations for Mr Bercow and said Mr Chadha had been ‘misquoted and misrepresented’. He noted Sun Mark also gave £25,000 to Theresa May’s leadership campaign.

He added: ‘The British Asian community should not be criticised for making lawful political donations to political parties and individual MPs of their choice.’


I’ll just leave this here for you to chew over….

Sounds like Silver Star is not much more than Jim’s industrial-scale money-laundering washing machine!

You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours!

Does Bercow share Vaz’s pastimes?


John Bercow ‘stopped Tory MP from informing the Commons about Keith Vaz police probe after accepting donations’

  • Claims speaker refused to tell Mr Vaz to step down after warning from Tory MP he was being investigated for alleged abuse of public office in September 2015
  • Also stopped Tory MP informing Commons about investigation, report says 
  • Speaker’s office said of the donations: ‘There was no impropriety of any sort’
  • A spokesman for Mr Vaz called allegations made in a newspaper article ‘wrong’  

John Bercow stopped a Tory MP telling the Commons about a police probe into Keith Vaz after receiving tens of thousands of pounds worth of donations from his alleged associates, according to newspaper report.

Donations to help the Speaker keep his parliamentary seat reportedly included a sum from Narinder Chadha – chair of the management board of Mr Vaz’s Silver Star charity.

However a spokesperson for Mr Vaz told MailOnline the newspaper’s story was ‘wrong’ and that Mr Chadha denies having spoken ‘this year’ to The Times.

The newspaper reported an alleged conversation with Mr Chada in which he is said to have confirmed that he gave the money after a request from the MP for Leicester East.

Mr Vaz’s representatives deny this saying that Mr Chada will be complaining to IPSO over the Times article.

In total, the Speaker accepted £41,000 from donors thought to be linked to Mr Vaz, according to the newspaper.

The Times claimed Mr Bercow refused to tell Mr Vaz to resign as chair of the Home Affairs select committee after Tory MP Andrew Bridgen privately warned him the Labour MP was being investigated by police – an investigation Mr Vaz later said he knew nothing of in September 2015.

The Speaker later interrupted Mr Bridgen when he attempted to talk about the allegation in the Commons, according to The Times.

A spokesperson for the Speaker told the MailOnline that ‘a personally defamatory attack on another Member[ was not allowed] on the floor. The Speaker allowed….[Mr Bridger to speak] on matters of public record, and stopped him when he sought to embark on other allegations, and again when he sought to reveal the contents of confidential correspondence with the Speaker.’

Mr Vaz did eventually step down as chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee last year after he was caught meeting two male prostitutes.

This scandal was said to be unrelated to the police investigation in 2015.

A spokesman for Mr Bercow said the role of Speaker did not give him the right to tell an elected member of a select committee to step down.

Mr Vaz’s representatives said Mr Chadha had not spoken to The Times and called the claims in its article ‘wrong’.

All the other people who gave money to Mr Bercow told The Times they had not been told to do so by Mr Vaz.

Donations to help the Speaker keep his parliamentary seat included a payout from Narinder Chadha – chair of the management board of Mr Vaz’s (pictured) Silver Star charity

They also denied the donors listed by The Times were ‘associates’ of the Labour MP or they donated to Mr Bercow because he told them to do so.

There is no suggestion in The Times investigation Mr Bercow or Mr Vaz broke any rules.

Mr Vaz now sits on the Justice Committee, which oversees the director of public prosecutions.

After his appointment on October 1, 2016, Mr Bridgen spoke in the Commons to claim police were investigating claims Mr Vaz could have ‘abused his position in public office’.

The Speaker interrupted the Tory MP twice, saying he was discussing information that was not in the public domain.

A spokesman from the Speaker told MailOnline: ‘All of the donations to the Speaker Seeking Re-Election campaign were from eligible donors, and are a matter of longstanding public record.

‘There was absolutely no impropriety of any sort before or after any donation from any individual was accepted.

‘To suggest that this is not the case would not only be a wholly unfair impaction it would be, and is, demonstrably unproved and, more importantly completely and utterly untrue.’

Referring to Mr Bridgen’s speech, the representative said Mr Bercow had allowed him to speak on ‘matters of public record’.

But she added: ‘The Speaker topped him when he sought to embark on other allegations, and again when he sought to reveal the contents of confidential correspondence with the Speaker as per the longstanding rules.’

The spokesman also said Mr Bercow was not allowed to publish correspondence on a sensitive matter between him and another MP.

Mr Vaz said: ‘The British Asian community should not be criticised for making lawful political donations to political parties or to individual MPs. They are entitled to make their own decisions.

‘I am not surprised that they choose to donate to people like Speaker Bercow or Theresa May who are greatly admired by the community for their commitment to equality and diversity.

‘In the 30 years I have been in Parliament I have observed that the British Asian community have moved from just supporting the Labour Party to supporting other political parties.

‘This is a sign of the diversity of our country and the strength and confidence of the community. Long may it continue.’


 

Three Times Articles on Bercow and Vaz 11 Feb 2017

Here are three articles from the Times which illustrate the dubious nature of the double act Bercow and Vaz or is it Vaz and Bercow?

It exposes amongst other things that the Bercow had much donated to him from chums of Dodgy Vaz. [but not so far any industrial washing machines :)]

This of course adds to my own post on their Right Dodgynesses and FOI Requests, Bercow and Vaz Personal / Private Conflicts of Interest  [4], where there is information on how to make a complaint.

 

https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2017/02/11/three-times-articles-on-bercow-and-vaz-11-feb-2017/

Bercow ‘blocked MP from revealing investigation into Keith Vaz after accepting donations’

JOHN Bercow blocked warnings of police investigations into shamed Labour MP Keith Vaz after receiving tens of thousands of pounds from donors allegedly linked to the politician, according to reports.

Feb 11, 2017

The donations included one payout from Narinder Chadha – the Chairman of the management board of Mr Vaz’s Silver Star Charity.

Mr Chadha has since admitted he made the donation after a recommendation from Mr Vaz.

Mr Vaz was forced to resign as chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee after it was revealed he was involved in a sex party with two male prostitutes.

According to a Freedom of Information request by The Times, the Speaker amassed £41,000 from donors with links to Mr Vaz

 The Times investigation claims Mr Bercow did not ask Mr Vaz to step down from his prestigious place on the Home Affairs Committee after MP Andrew Bridgen privately alerted him to allegations being made police.
The paper claimed the Speaker later called on Mr Bridgen to sit down as he attempted to talk about the allegations – which related to alleged abuse of Mr Vaz’s position in office and had no relation to his sex scandal last year.Mr Vaz currently sits on the Justice Committee, who oversee the director of public prosecutions.
After the Labour MP was appointment to the committee, Mr Bridgen made a speech to the Commons claiming police were investigating allegations Mr Vaz might have “abused his position in public office”.But Mr Bercow, who was not obliged to act on the allegations, interrupted the concerned MP twice – claiming he was attempting to speak about events that were not publicly known.Mr Bercow told The Times all of the donors were personal acquaintances who he had met on a variety of different occasions.Mr Vaz said members of the Asian community financially supported MPs, including Mr Bercow, due to admiration for their commitment to diversity.

A spokesperson for Mr Bercow’s offices said: “The Speaker’s seven years’ experience in office and his professional adviser’s 40 years’ experience carry rather greater weight than the implication that the Speaker’s Office should operate in the manner of an episode of Diagnosis Murder — keeping order in the chamber by day and investigating alleged crimes by night.“Although this is a pitch I may well make at some stage if I decide to go into the writing of daytime drama, the reality is that this is not how the role of the Speaker works.“To be clear: the Speaker implements standing orders and chairs proceedings in the chamber – freestyling as Columbo at the request of a member on the basis of an unsubstantiated allegation is not part of the Speaker’s job description.”http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/765991/John-Bercow-Keith-Vaz-Andrew-Bridgen-police-investigation-donations-select-committee

 

Bercow’s best man Julian Lewis (associate of Gordon Anglesea) a key player in Le Cercle. As for Vaz+Nadhmi Auchi…

(See below)

4 February 2017

What Has The Sun Got On Keith Vaz?

The art of tabloid news, as Zelo Street regulars will know by now, consists not only of getting some stories out there, but preventing others from doing the same. Hence anything that assists the attacks on politicians of inconvenient view, judges making decisions that their proprietors don’t like, and Slebs who exercise their right to speak freely gets out there, while anything on the likes of John Whittingdale most certainly does not.
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So it was that the Tabs knew all about Whitto and his relationships with a number of known sex workers, but published nothing – not until Byline Media, with Zelo Street in the vanguard, had put the story out there. So it also seems to be with Labour MP Keith Vaz, about whom sources independent of one another have recently voiced concern, but who is still in post as MP for Leicester East, and still chairing a Commons committee.

Accusations: Natalie Rowe


This state of affairs has not pleased Natalie Rowe, former purveyor of strict disciplinary measures to the Rt Hon Gideon George Oliver Osborne, heir to the Seventeenth Baronet. After the Mirror stung Vaz in true red-top fashion paying rent boys for sex, she hinted very firmly that the MP could look forward to rather more dirt being dished in the very near future. But thus far there has been much indignation, and little revelation.

Heavyweight opinion: The Great Guido


After Vaz got himself onto that Commons committee, Ms Rowe voiced her concern on Twitter – in Tweets which are still live. “So when #Vaz intervened when Leicester City Council tried to evict a tenant suspected of running a male brothel, things become clearer” she began last November, adding soon afterwards “I personally have seen #Vaz come out of a known brothel”. And there was more.

Only two weeks ago she asserted “So EVERYONE is aware, I gave ALL details that I knew via a source regarding #KeithVaz, that he was a Landlord of a brothel in Earls Court … @TheSun had Vaz Male – Escorts Years before ON Video, I Asked why they didn’t run: Said there wasn’t enough evidence … The Sun was more pissed off that their golden boy Vaz had been exposed & that Mirror had the SCOOP of the YEAR”.
There are two significant claims there: that Vaz is alleged to have been the landlord of a brothel in Earl’s Court, and that the Sun has significant dirt on the MP that it has declined thus far to publish. So far, so interesting, but the accusations of improper behaviour are also coming from the perpetually thirsty Paul Staines and his rabble at the Guido Fawkes blog. Staines is often wayward on facts, but his claims are still live as I type.
This was the Fawkes take: “Keith Vaz was under police investigation over year ago on suspicion of financial corruption and historic allegations of under-age sex. Speaker Bercow was informed of this and fellow MPs demanded – Andrew Bridgen in writing – that he step down from his position on the Home Affair Select Committee”. Vaz has since threatened legal action against Bridgen. And then comes the really damning claim.
It is widely known around Westminster that Vaz – who owes his career to Greville Janner – was the unidentified MP in this Sun front page from last year … Vaz offering to buy cocaine for rent boys is at the mild end of Vaz’s sleazy life and times”. The Sunday Sun front page simply saidCOPS TOLD: TOP LABOUR MP IS PAEDO”. The story is still live.
These are two sources who are independent of one another. Both are effectively saying the same thing: there is a lot yet to be revealed about Keith Vaz, and if and when it comes out, it will be of a career-terminating nature.
The Fawkes folks have not added to their claims for a while: the thought enters that The Great Guido, being an establishment sell-out, has been advised to keep the MP on the back burner. Ms Rowe suffers from no such restriction.
In the days when the deeply unsavoury Kelvin McFilth was editing the paper, the standing joke was that he had a large safe full of dirt on the good and the great which could be used to keep them in line. Now the name of Keith Vaz has been pitched – and by two very different sources – as someone on whom the Murdoch mafiosi have dirt.
So the question has to be put: what dirt has the Sun got on Keith Vaz, and, more importantly, what’s preventing them from dishing it? We’re waiting.

Keith Vaz letter/ DPP Closed for 84 years

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Keith Vaz organises event – Jimmy Savile was one of the invited

 

Rev Jesse Jackson reunited with Stuart Lockwood,

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2009 (from left) Labour Deputy Leader Harriet Harman, Jacqueline Brown (wife of Jesse Jackson), Her Excellency South African High Commissioner (Dr. Lindiwe Mabuza), US civil rights campaigner Rev Jesse Jackson, Stuart Lockwood, Baroness Howells and Labour MP Keith Vaz pictured at the Radisson Edwardian Mayfair hotel in central London.

 The reunion was arranged by Labour MP Keith Vaz.

 

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Sir Jimmy Savile at the hotel in central London where US civil rights campaigner Rev Jesse Jackson met Stuart Lockwood, who as a 5-year-old appeared on British television having his hair ruffled by Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein during the first Gulf War.


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 Jimmy Savile at event organised by Vaz

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Stuart Lockwood –

The newspaper accused Jackson of using Stuart in a “publicity stunt.“

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May 13, 2003

Keith Vaz, Sarah (duchess Of York, Fergie) At The P.a.c.t. (parents And Abducted Children Together) Ball At The Dorchester Hotel In London


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P.a.c.t. (parents And Abducted Children Together) Ball. Keith Vaz With Lady Catherine And Sir Christopher Meyer, Sarah (duchess Of York

 

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Fergie admits ‘gigantic error of judgment’ after accepting £15,000 from billionaire paedophile

She made her comments as criticism of Prince Andrew’s close relationship with billionaire paedophile Epstein grew.

Virginia Roberts, who worked for Jeffrey Epstein, photographed with Prince Andrew in early 2001

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Can Vaz REALLY stay on as an adviser to the Queen? Disgraced MP still holds posts on the Privy Council, national security committee and Labour’s NEC


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Disgraced MP still holds posts on the Privy Council, national security committee and Labour’s NEC

  • Vaz quit his powerful committee job yesterday amid the rent boy scandal 
  • But he still has a series of high profile jobs in and around Parliament 

Other senior posts Vaz holds in public life:

The Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy (JCNSS)

Paul Boateng also sits on the JCNSS Committee

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What right has compromised Bercow to block FoI requests about his chum Vaz?

What dirt does Keith Vaz have on John Bercow to make him so willingly malleable?

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Bercow: – visits footy matches with his chum Vaz – accepts money from Vaz’s charity – stops Brigden ment’ing Vaz in HoC – turns down FOI

And you’re telling me Bercow wasn’t aware of police investigation against Vaz and isn’t abusing his position to protect him



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Under the Freedom of Information Act I applied to the House of Commons, for the letter, redacted if necessary, that Andrew Bridgen MP sent to speaker John Bercow [1]

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The letter applied for is thought to have been sent to warn the House of Commons of possible vile criminal activities involving Keith Vaz and that they were being investigated by the police.

These allegations and the conflict of interest by Vaz (being investigated for criminal activities whilst on a powerful justice committee) it seems were not passed on by Bercow to anyone. This enabled Vaz, having resigned, from the Home Office Public Affairs Committee to swiftly join the Justice Committee. (To be clear, this is fact not irony).

The person who eventually refused to provide that information under the FOI Act, was none other than …….John Bercow!

The circling of the wagons or the arrogance of power?

What Do They Know?  FOI Request answer Bercow Certificate [1a]

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Interesting that Lord Carlile, defender of Greville Janner, was a frequent visitor to 104 Kennington Road, offices of the Manorial Society

Here’s one of their functions in 2014:

The Reign of King George II, 1727-1760 Foundation of the World’s first Superpower

by Jeremy Black

Foreword by HRH The Duke of York KG

Published by Smith’s Peerage Limited, a Company Registered in England and Wales No 02659551 for the Manorial Society of Great Britain

A Reception to launch the book was held on 10 April 2014 in the State Apartments of St James’s Palace in the presence of The Duke of York

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Nirj Deva and Prince Andrew at Manorial Society event

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Elizabeth Butler Sloss was there too.

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Elizabeth Butler-Sloss and Randy Andy 2014

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Elizabeth Butler-Sloss  – at Manorial Society event

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MSGB Spring Dinner14th April 2010

Members of the Manorial Society of Great Britain

Guest of honour , Baroness Butler Sloss

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Keith Vaz, also a frequent visitor to 104 Kennington, was also one of those in HoC who welcomed Janner back with open arms.

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Another close buddy of Vaz at the Manorial Society was Michael Petry

The list of attendees to Manorial Society events makes for interesting reading. Enoch Powell, Montagu, Michael Petry...

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Michael Petry of the Manorial Society with Ovenden-like exhibition in former brothel…

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Nirj Deva – Member, Carlton Club

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Political Advisor to the Home Secretary (1984-85) Leon Brittan

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One of Vaz’s contacts at the Manorial Society was Nirj Deva. Was he the link to Vaz/Savile’s ties to Sri Lanka?

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Niranjan de Silva Deva-Aditya, Member of European Parliament (MEP) from U.K. and Honorary Ambassador-at-Large for Sri Lanka

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In 1981, Deva became Chairman of the Bow Group (a leading conservative think tank in Britain). Leon Brittan had been chairman too.

In April 2005 he was chairman of the European Parliament’s delegation to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development in New York, and delivered a paper on the future of the United Nations at the US Council on Foreign Relations. A few months later, he headed the European Parliament’s delegation to the UN High-Level Conference on global financing of aid. Also in 2005 he was Co-Chairman (with former Prime Minister of France Michel Rocard) of the European Parliaments’ Delegation to the World Summit at the United Nations 60th General Assembly.

Deva was a Member of the Council of the Royal Commonwealth Society from 1976 to 1980.[citation needed] In 1985, he became the first Asian-born person to be appointed by Queen Elizabeth II to the office of Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London – a position which he holds for life.[citation needed] He is a Fellow of Britain’s Royal Society of Arts, President of the EU-India Chamber of Commerce, and a Patron of the International Monarchist League.

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The Manorial Society seems to me to have been a big rip-off, preying on the infatuation of would-bes with titles.

Now wasn’t there a Red Room at 104 Kennington, home of Manorial Society, with blackened windows and fuzzy red upholstery/furnishings?

 

Another close buddy of Vaz at the Manorial Society was Michael Petry


Is it in the least surprising that Smith was a close friend of Keith Vaz, who featured at many Manorial Soc events.

The Manorial Society was based in Kennington Road. Rumours abound that there was a very naughty male conclave at the Society…

One of Vaz’s contacts at the Manorial Society was Nirj Deva. Was he the link to Vaz/Savile’s ties to Sri Lanka?

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Chairman Robert Smith With the Queen and Quintin Hogg

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The Manorial Society run by Robert Smith and closely linked to Keith Vaz was all about social snobbery.

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Janet Rosamund Blishen was secretary to many of the companies of both Robert Smith and Michael Petry of the Manorial Society.

People and places re: Manorial Society – from their website

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The Manorial Society holds functions at the Carlton Club:

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Carlton Club, London

Guest of honour , The Earl of Gainsborough, Knight of Malta, and former Bailiff Grand Cross of Malta


The Reign of King George II, 1727-1760 Foundation of the World’s first Superpower

by Jeremy Black

Foreword by HRH The Duke of York KG

Published by Smith’s Peerage Limited, a Company Registered in England and Wales No 02659551 for the Manorial Society of Great Britain

A Reception to launch the book was held on 10 April 2014 in the State Apartments of St James’s Palace in the presence of The Duke of York



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Keith Vaz offers to put up bail for jailed Leicester footballers – jailed on rape charges

6 March 2004

Keith Vaz, the MP for Leicester East and a former government minister, yesterday offered to act as a guarantor for the release on bail of three Leicester City footballers held this weekend in a Spanish jail on rape charges.

Mr Vaz, a season ticket holder, said yesterday that the players were internationally known and could not disappear, so should be granted bail.

I will be happy to act as a guarantor,” he said.

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Slippery Vaz Gets Off Again

Dec 16 2016

The police have dropped their investigation into Keith Vaz after he was caught on camera offering to buy cocaine for rent boys. This particular police investigation was always at the mild end of Vaz’s sleazy private life…

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29th November 2016

Disgraced MP Keith Vaz lashes out at government Prisons Minister Sam Gyimah, for not kicking out foreign crooks fast enough amid rent-boy rap

Sleazy MP cited Romania as one of the EU countries with most citizens in UK prisons despite his active police investigation for allegedly offering ‘to buy a rent-boy cocaine’

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Disgraced Keith Vaz lobbies bank boss over friend’s £11million debt despite Commons guidelines

The MP’s staff had previously told Mr Vaz’s friend that he was unable to get involved as he was not the constituency MP

19 NOV 2016

Keith Vaz ignored Commons guidelines to intervene on behalf of a friend who did not live in his constituency.

Yet Vaz ’s staff had previously told a business partner locked in a bitter dispute with the friend that he was unable to get involved as he was not that man’s MP.

On Commons paper, the then-Home Affairs Committee chair asked Royal Bank of ­Scotland boss Stephen Hester to look into an £11million debt owed by the partnership – which also has an address outside the constituency – but the dispute was none of his ­committee’s business either.

He should instead have been referred to his own MP – a protocol Vaz’s staff appeared well aware of when the friend’s estranged brother, Jack Kotak, himself pleaded for assistance.ang

Jack wrote to Vaz asking for help with RBS on December 20, 2012, but was told by a caseworker the MP could not assist.

An email sent to Jack from Vaz’s office said that because MPs are governed by “very strict ­guidelines and parliamentary etiquette” he would need to see his own MP.

The caseworker suggested Jack contact his own MP, Alan Duncan.

But on January 31, 2013, six weeks after turning down Jack, Vaz penned the letter to RBS chief executive Mr Hester (above).

Don Kotek, Shilpa Shetty, and Keith Vaz

Within seven days Vaz’s friend, Midlands businessman Don Kotak, was granted a meeting with senior RBS staff in a bid to resolve the long-running dispute.

But Mr Kotak does not live in Vaz’s Leicester East seat – and guidelines issued to all MPs and recorded in the House of Commons library indicate Vaz should not have taken the case.

Vaz said yesterday: “This case relates to a business within my constituency, Sabras Radio, which serves the wider community in the Midlands.

“Don Kotak approached me to help in his capacity as a director of Sabras.

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Chief constable of the force investigating played football with him?

Mr Vaz’s six-player squad also includes Simon Cole, Leicestershire police chief constable, Phil Kay, assistant chief constable in the same force and Dorothy the duck – the mascot for the Silver Star Diabetes charity.
Jan 28 2015

Panel:

MP Team:

Keith Vaz MP, Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, local MP for Leicester East and Founder Patron of Silver Star Diabetes

Simon Cole – Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police

Phil Kay- Assistant Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police

Sam Bailey – X Factor winner

Dorothy the duck – Silver Star Diabetes mascot

John Morris – Headmaster of Hamilton Community College


Nov 17 2016

Since Keith Vaz’s appointment to the Criminal Finance Bill committee this week, it has sat twice, on Tuesday and today. For some reason – to the great disappointment of hacks – Vaz has absented himself from both sessions. Guido can give readers some background as to why that might be…

Guido understands Labour whips have been told that not only is Vaz now under investigation by Scotland Yard, they have been made aware that four files regarding Vaz have been passed to the National Crime Agency. Given that the Bill committee have been taking evidence from the National Crime Agency it would clearly be completely inappropriate for Vaz to attend this committee. If Vaz had attended he would either have to recuse himself or declare his interest. Rather than face the embarrassment, slippery Vaz has unofficially recused himself by not showing up…

Rent-boy shame MP Keith Vaz handed plum job on new influential crime committee despite police probe

14th November 2016

Leicester MP appointed to the new Criminal Finance Bill Committee as well Justice Committee despite cops probing allegations he offered to buy rent-boys cocaine

Mr Vaz was put forward for the job by the Labour Party and will be able to cross-examine witnesses from the Serious Fraud Office and National Crime Agency as the bill makes it way into law.

But furious fellow MPs demand he step aside while being probed by the Met after allegations he offered to buy rent-boys cocaine.

This latest outrage comes just days after Scotland Yard launched the formal robe probe in the the Leicester MP after recordings emerged of him allegedly discussing cocaine with male prostitutes in August.

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BBC Reports Keith Vaz Booed in Leicester

Nov 14 2016

Usually the attention-grabbing Keith Vaz is cheered by constituents when he takes to the stage at the annual Diwali light switch-on in Leicester. This year he skulked at the back and was booed by the home crowd. Vaz is clinging to his position on the Justice select committee despite potentially breaking a law he helped draft. He retains the Labour whip and still sits on the party’s NEC despite consorting with prostitutes and trying his hand at procuring drug deals. Corbyn has defended Vaz – who is the subject of a police investigation – claiming it is a “private matter”. 

Compare this to the treatment of Simon Danczuk, a single man who sexted a woman but didn’t meet her let alone break any laws, and was immediately suspended by Labour. At the time Corbyn told the press: He was suspended this morning because of recent revelations. His conduct will now be investigated”. This is a glaring double standard – the only real reason action has been taken against Danczuk but not Vaz is their differing attitudes to the leader.

As Tory MP Edward Garnier told the Leicester Mercury today: 

“This is the justice select committee – it is not the drawing pins committee or the paperclips committee. It is not appropriate for an MP under investigation by the police to be on the committee.”

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Edward Garnier MP?? Curious…

Sir Edward Garnier, former solicitor-general, defending Ted Heath…he said Wiltshire Police had damaged Heath’s name

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Garnier protecting Leon Brittan:

Did PM’s adviser Edward Garnier, try to stop MP linking Brittan to claims of child sex abuse?

  • Simon Danczuk, the campaigning Rochdale MP, claimed Sir Edward Garnier spoke to him before he was due to give evidence
  •  Mr Danczuk said Sir Edward – who was Solicitor General from 2010 to 2012 – said
  • that ‘challenging Lord Brittan on child abuse would not be wise’
  • The MP made the claims in a Commons debate under Parliamentary privilege
Edward Garnier MP (to whom Alison Saunders used to report)...

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SIR EDWARD GARNIER – A former Guardian lawyer In March 2015, he was appointed to the Privy Council of the United Kingdom

Sir Edward defended Lord McAlpine

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( with a fwd by Garnier) ……………has two illustrious VICE presidents – Leon Brittan and Ken Clarke

Garnier has represented Edwina Currie and Alistair McAlpine so maybe represents Leon?

Defamation seems to be a specialty

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Child Sex Cult at Buckingham Palace – Children of God – both Brittan and Garnier acted as lawyers for similar sects

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Garnier:

Orme –v- Associated Newspapers 1979-1981 (appeared for Daily Mail led by Lord Rawlinson QC and Richard Rampton in 6 month jury trial – the longest ever civil jury trial – and in the Court of Appeal and House of Lords hearings in the action brought by the ‘Moonies’)

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SIR EDWARD GARNIER was named as the man led by Lord Rawlinson…in defamation action brought by the Moonies against the Daily Mail

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Defamation seems to be a specialty

The Cost of a Reputation

Worth considering that info in the light of this very informative piece

Mr X and the Rule of Law divides the rule of law into applying to those with fame and those without.And the rule of law, divided, is by definition, no longer the rule of law. It ceases to exist conceptually.

Garnier warned off Danczuk from naming Leon..And WHO encouraged GARNIER to enter politics? Why – Leon Brittan – of course

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How does this work? Sir Edward Garnier, Leicestershire MP, libel lawyer to alleged paedos, fights freepress,YET daughter is #BBC journo


One of David Cameron’s former legal advisers was accused yesterday of trying to discourage a Labour MP from naming Lord Brittan over child abuse allegations.

Simon Danczuk, the campaigning Rochdale MP, claimed Sir Edward Garnier spoke to him before he was due to give evidence to a committee of MPs this summer.

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Which (witch) hunt are we on now? * innocent face*Mr Danczuk said Sir Edward – who was Solicitor General from 2010 to 2012 – said that ‘challenging Lord Brittan on child abuse would not be a wise move’.

“Beneath contempt” – Harborough MP Edward Garnier on Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk’s child abuse debate remarks

Practitioners of the Tricky Business of defamation: Nicholas Fairbairn and Edward Garnier

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Rt Hon Sir Edward Henry Garnier:

He has worked with many professionals for example: Elizabeth Rantzen, Dame Audrey Francis Glover, Carlene Emma Firmin, Rex Ian Bloomstein, The Rt Hon The Lord Woolf Harry Kenneth Woolf.

Rt Hon Sir Edward Henry Garnier was appointed to 5 companies. Other director jobs: China Oxford Scholarship Fund (Highdown House in Leamington Spa, incorporated on the 15th of September 2004), Great Britain-china Centre(The) (15 Belgrave Square, incorporated on the 10th of January 1975), Prison Reform Trust

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Another of Edward Garnier’s  defamation cases – Patti Boulaye:

Boulaye is the founder and President of the charity “Support for Africa”, which has built five clinics in rural Africa and a school with HRH Prince Harry’s Charity, “Sentebale”, in Lesotho.

What was your best business decision?

Marrying my husband, Stephen Komlosy, who had managed such acts as Lionel Bart and Mike Berry

She’s a Lady Ratling [the Grand Order of Lady Ratlings is a showbusiness charitable organisation].

Patron: Lady Sheila Butlin

President of the Cup of Kindness: Barbara Windsor M.B.E.

The Grand Order of Lady Ratlings (established in 1929) welcomes professional performers and those directly connected with the theatrical profession.

The ultimate accolade for a member is to become Queen Ratling, who presides for one year over the Lodges as well as the charitable work of the Order.

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Patti Boulaye –v- Guardian Newspapers 1999 (recovered substantial damages for British-Nigerian singer who was a Conservative candidate for the Greater London Assembly falsely accused of being a supporter of South African apartheid)


Over the years, Patti has worked for charities and served on the committees of eight British charities and she has been a patron of five, including Eastside Educational Trust, Barnardo’s, SOS and Women Into Business. Patti was also a Founder Member and Patron of (HRH Prince Michael of Kent) Enterprise Club for GENESIS, the facilitator organisation for the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the promotion of Small Business. She is also on the Advisory Board of The Iman-Foundation Worldwide, which promotes dialogue and challenges extremism to bring about change. Patti is a Patron of The Commonwealth Resound as well as The British Monarchist Society.

During a visit to Africa and by another twist of fate, Patti was introduced to 60 babies who were saved from being buried alive because they were HIV positive. On her return to England Patti was determined to do something about the affect and stigma of HIV on the lives of African villagers. She formed a charity Support For Africa and asked the Rt. Hon Sir John Major KG CH and other prominent persons to be Patrons, all of whom agreed and her charity has built 5 clinics in Africa and helped to build a School in Lesotho with Prince Harry’s Charity Sentebale. Patti hired the Royal Albert Hall for a charity event, which she presented and organised. This was the first of her sell-out “Reaching Out For Africa” events, which she co-produced with Major Sir Michael Parker KCVO CBE at the Royal Albert Hall, starring Sir Cliff Richard, Gabrielle, Uri Geller, Patti herself and BONEY M, amongst others and featured 3,000 Gospel singers whom Patti put together herself.

The event was supported by The Rt. Hon Michael Portillo, Frederick Forsyth CBE, The Rt. Hon Iain Duncan Smith, The Rt. Hon Paul Boateng, The Rt. Hon. Lord Greville Janner QC and the new Miss World. Patti’s second sell out Royal Albert Hall charity event was Football Reaching Out For Africa (FROFA) and starred, among others, footballer Didier Drogba of Chelsea FC, Simon Callow, Boney M, Christopher Biggins, Greg Dyke, David James and The Rt. Hon. Charles Kennedy. Patti also produced ‘Scotland Reaching Out For Africa’ supported by Lord McConnell the then First Minister and Alex Salmond the current First Minister, Football manager Alex McLeish, Leo Sayer, Mazie Willams and Boney M.

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Unite unites with Boulaye and digs in to African challenge

Patti Boulaye, actress, singer, motivational speaker, and her husband Stephen Komlosy, who recently invested in Aim-listed mining company Platinum Diversified, hosted a reception last week with Lord Janner at the House of Lords. It was designed to raise cash for her Africa charity.

During the evening, she extracted £25,000 from Bristol-based student housebuilder Unite to help build her next medical centre in Cameroon. It’s Unite’s first overseas project.

Patti has starred several times in “Music on Fire” the Fireworks Proms at Sandhurst. As a guest of Michael Jackson, Patti attended and sang at his 45th Birthday Celebrations in LA.

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Her “network”

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Stephen Komlosy, Keith Vaz MP, Moira Stuart and Patti Boulaye at the House of Parliament
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Boulaye is very good friends with Uri Geller

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Applauding Peter Ainsworth at the Conservative Party conference in 2000
Applauding Peter Ainsworth at the Conservative Party conference in 2000 link

Peter Ainsworth

In 1994 Ainsworth became the Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Jonathan Aitken, and in 1995 became PPS to the Secretary of State for National Heritage, Virginia Bottomley. He was promoted by John Major in 1996 to the Whips’ Office. When the Major government fell the following year he remained a whip in opposition and was promoted to Deputy Chief Whip by William Hague.

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The President and founder of Support for Africa is singer/actress Patti Boulaye. Patrons are The Rt. Hon Sir John Major KG CH, H.E Dr Christopher Kolade (Nigeria) Lord Janner of Braunstone, The Rt. Hon.Charles Kennedy, The Rt. Hon. Michael Portillo, Fredrick Forsyth CBE and Shaquille O’Neal.
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Keith Vaz charged taxpayer £82 for return train fare from London to Leicester…when he was away in TUNISIA at the time

13th November 2016

More embarrassment for shamed MP just days after police launch probe into videos after drugs allegations emerged from shocking rent boy tapes

A probe has been launched after it emerged the 59-year-old claimed expenses for a return ride from London to Leicester, despite being 1,400 miles from home at the time.

But according to the MP’s website, he was meeting holidaymakers in Tunisia

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Retweeted P J

Is this the real reason for Vaz’s trip to Tunisia?

‘Liar’ Keith Vaz offered to fly us around the world, claim rent boys

“…he (Vaz) tried to convince me to go abroad, to Tunisia or Morocco. He wanted to take us away ….”

Keith Vaz drugs probe as police look into cocaine claims at MP’s sex party with male escorts

11 Nov 2016

Vaz stood down as Home Affairs Committee chairman in September after the Sunday Mirror revealed he paid two men for sex at his London flat

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Shamed MP Keith Vaz

Disgraced Keith Vaz is at the centre of a police investigation over drug allegations.

It came after a review into claims the Labour MP discussed cocaine with male escorts at sex parties.

Scotland Yard said: “Following that assessment, which included obtaining early investigative advice from the Crown Prosecution Service, the MPS is now ­investigating offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.”

The Met launched the probe on Thursday. It said yesterday a specialist team had been involved in a month-long examination of the drug claims.

Vaz stood down as Home Affairs Committee chairman in September after the Sunday Mirror revealed he paid two men for sex at his London flat on August 27 – as his panel examined laws on prostitution.

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Sept 28 2016 – Keith Vaz and Jeremy Corbyn at the Pullman hotel

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said a few words and slapped Vaz on the back…


Oct 31 2016

Photo published for Weekly update - 28 October 2016 - News from Parliament

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Keith Vaz joins Commons Justice Committee

MPs have approved Keith Vaz appointment to justice committee ayes 203 noes 7

Just 7 MPs voted to block Keith Vaz’s appointment to the justice committee

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Speaker John Bercow said the move may have broken convention, but it did not break the rules of the house.

Mr Bridgen told MPs he had spoken to the Metropolitan police, who had still not decided what, if any, action to take.

He said: “A potential Police investigation still hangs over the honourable member.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/bid-block-keith-vaz-justice-9168420


An intimate evening was hosted by the Rt Honourable Keith Vaz and Rt Honourable John Bercow...saw Shah Rukh Kahn humbled in front of 150 select people including the chairman of Lycamobile – Subaskaran Allirajah

Interesting that one of the main actors in this racket is a good acquaintance of Vaz and his little buddy Bercow

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Nov 1 2016

Tory Whips save Vaz

List of MPs who voted for Vaz – including 159 Tories on the instructions of the Tory whips

Perhaps the Tories will put Vaz in charge of their toothless floundering child abuse inquiry while they’re at it.

Why did Tory whips herd their sheep through the Aye lobby during the Vaz vote last night? What are they afraid of?

I can only assume that the Tory whips know what Vaz knows about Brittan, Morrison, Proctor…

it’s very telling that this Labour MP has so much Conservative support. Is he a keeper of their dirty secrets?


Government whips covered-up MPs’ ‘scandals involving small boys’ in exchange for loyalty

  • Tim Fortescue served as a whip in Heath’s government from 1970-73
  • Revealed in 1995 interview how whips would ‘get a chap out of trouble’
  • Scandals involving MPs and debt or ‘small boys’ would be covered up
  • Heath himself kept MPs’ secrets in a ‘dirt book’ to keep them in line
As at July 2016, the Conservative Government Whips in the Commons are
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Chief Whip (Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury): The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP (Former PPS to David Cameron)  speaking to Queen Elizabeth.

Chief whip in top Tory gay smear: Theresa May’s enforcer ‘made an outrageous claim that an ex-Minister cheated on his wife with another man’

  • Gavin Williamson said to have made allegation during EU campaign
  • Made false accusation against a prominent ‘Leave’ campaigner
  • Allegedly made comment when Cameron was combating the Brexit revolt
  • As Chief Whip he is responsible for enforcing discipline among Tory MPs

When Mr Cameron resigned, he switched sides to back Mrs May who rewarded him by promoting him to her Cabinet as Chief Whip.

His huge influence in May’s inner circle is reflected in the fact he is the only Cabinet Minister to attend her daily morning meeting at No 10 with her inner circle of advisers.

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  • Deputy Chief Whip (Treasurer of HM Household): The Rt Hon Anne Milton MP.

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Stride would not answer questions about whether they have benefited from offshore accounts.
It comes after a scandal involving leaked documents which showed politicians, football stars and celebrities had benefited from offshore investments designed to avoid UK taxes.

TOP TORIES BACKING VAZ

Karen Bradley Culture Secretary

James Brokenshire Northern Ireland Secretary

David Davis Brexit Secretary

Dr Liam Fox International Trade Secretary

Damian Green Work and Pensions Secretary

Jeremy Hunt Health Secretary

Andrea Leadsom Environment Secretary

Amber Rudd Home Secretary

David Lidington Commons Leader

Gavin Williamson Chief Whip

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The Keith Vaz Westminster fan club: Why do they protect this man

Andrew Bridgen, Conservative MP for Leicestershire North West, moved a rare motion objecting to the appointment of :Labour MP, Keith Vaz, to the Commons Justice select committee.

During his speech, Mr Bridgen told the Speaker Mr Bercow: “You have often spoken that this place must reflect the society with which we make the laws and I agree with you.

“I respectfully point out to the House that in any other sphere of activity a candidate with so much hanging unresolved over him would be very unlikely to be considered for such an important office.

Earlier, Bridgen had been warned by Mr Bercow to ” desist” after he also referred -under Parliamentary privilege- to a current historical child sex investigation said to be being conducted by Leicestershire Police where four people had come forward alleging child sexual abuse crimes.

Instead of lecturing on what he cannot say, Mr Speaker should have recused himself, given his close friendship with Vaz!

Pompous pipsqueak Bercow rose to his feet to warn Bridgen to ‘desist’ from speaking, since the allegations about Leicestershire Police were not in the public domain.

He prevented Bridgen from using Parliamentary privilege to reveal more details about the police inquiry.

Bercow opened the London office of the Silver Star diabetes charity set up by Vaz in 2007. The charity also gave £2,500 to Bercow’s election campaign in 2010.

The pair share a love of curry, and have been photographed together sitting side by side accepting hospitality at a Premier League football match.

After Vaz spoke in the House following his fall from grace over the rent boy scandal, Bercow gave Vaz a reassuring pat on the back in the Commons chamber.

How fortunate for the beleaguered Vazeline that he has friends he can rely on in times of trouble.

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It was the Tory Cabinet that stood out in support of him. They included Amber Rudd, the home secretary, who decided that there has been no ” miscarriage of justice in Orgreave” and was obviously happy to think that Mr Vaz had committed no offence.

Other key supporters included Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, Liam Fox, the International Secretary; James Brokenshire, the Northern Ireland Secretary and  former home office minister: David Gauke, chief secretary to the Treasury;Andrea Leadsom, the environment secretary,and Karen Bradley, the culture secretary, who is advised by Craig Woodhouse, a former Sun journalist and David Lidington, leader of the House.

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From the debate:

Also on 5 September, I wrote to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards with regard to the right hon. Gentleman. An investigation was instigated and then immediately suspended, as is the procedure, pending the results of the police assessment. Should Scotland Yard decide in due course not to investigate the said Member with regards to potential criminal activity, the parliamentary standards investigation will commence immediately.

It is fair to say that the right hon. Member for Leicester East has quite a history regarding parliamentary standards. He was subject to extensive inquiries by Elizabeth Filkin, the then commissioner, into allegations of misconduct in 2001 and 2002. He was suspended from the House for one month in 2002 for breaches of the MPs’ code of conduct.

Further to my letter to the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, in which I urged Scotland Yard to liaise with Leicestershire police, it has been stated that four witnesses have confirmed that they were recently interviewed by Leicestershire police and that their inquiries have been going on for at least a year. Those inquiries concern allegations that the right hon. Member for Leicester East abused his position in public office—

https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2016-10-31/debates/0F9B8D86-F329-4109-A397-1D7815051C88/JusticeCommittee

.. why did Watson and Danczuk, two CSA campaigners, give an alleged paedophile a leg-up?

Why did Amber Rudd, ultimately in charge of , vote this man onto Justice Committee?

  • Vaz was disgraced over a sex and drugs scandal with two male prostitutes
  • Detectives may still investigate claims he offered to buy the men cocaine

In an extraordinary move, Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox joined seven other Cabinet ministers in helping to install Mr Vaz in the influential role just weeks after he was embroiled in a sex and drugs scandal.

Only 38 Labour MPs were among the 42 other MPs who supported him

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Return of Keith Vaz: Stitch up? Closing ranks?

Why MPs failed to block the appointment of “disgraced” Keith Vaz to the Justice Select Committee.

Close inspection of the division list reveals the Government’s “payroll vote” – ministers and their parliamentary aides – turned out in force to support Mr Vaz.

In fact, a breakdown of the voting suggests that more than 150 Conservative MPs backed Mr Vaz compared to just 38 Labour MPs, plus the suspended Simon Danczuk.

But why? A move to prevent a potentially dangerous precedent? The cosy MPs’ club closing ranks? An establishment stitch-up? Probably all three.

Monday’s debate on Mr Bridgen’s objection lasted only about a quarter of an hour.

But it was a bad tempered affair. Hansard records that the Speaker, John Bercow, intervened no fewer than seven times.

For the record, the Cabinet ministers backing Mr Vaz were: Karen Bradley, James Brokenshire, David Davis, Liam Fox, David Gauke, Damian Green, Jeremy Hunt, Andrea Leadsom. David Lidington, Amber Rudd and Chief Whip – yes, the Government Chief Whip – Gavin Williamson. His deputy, Anne Milton, joined them too. Government whip David Evenett was a teller for the Ayes

On the Labour side, Chief Whip Nick Brown, deputy leader Tom Watson, arch-tribalist John Spellar, veteran Barry Sheerman and Mr Vaz’s fellow Leicester MP Jonathan Ashworth were among his backers.

Besides Mr Bridgen, the MPs voting against Mr Vaz’s appointment were Jake Berry, James Duddridge, Philip Hollobone, Scott Mann and Matthew Offord, tellers Kark McCartney and Nigel Mills and – perhaps surprisingly – Sir Nicholas Soames.

Soames? Now if ever an MP belonged in the establishment lobby it would be Winston Churchill’s grandson, surely?

http://news.sky.com/story/return-of-keith-vaz-stitch-up-closing-ranks-10640875

https://twitter.com/beforethestars/status/793464816270733312

24 MP’s who voted for him were on the Privy Council which includes 108 UK appeal court Judges. Corrupt as hell


Update:

Oct 24 2016

Keith Vaz takes up position on the JUSTICE committee So which Labour MPs nominated him? This is disgusting…


The Justice Select Committee is a cross-party committee of MPs appointed by to scrutinise and associated bodies.

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Mr Bridgen claimed Mr Vaz is alleged to have “abused his position in public office” with four witnesses interviewed by Leicestershire Police as part of inquiries which have been ongoing for at least 12 months.

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Membership – Justice Committee

Robert Neill’s election as Chair of the Justice Committee was announced on Thursday 18 June 2015.

Member Party
Robert Neill (Chair) Conservative
Richard Arkless Scottish National Party
Alex Chalk Conservative
Alberto Costa Conservative
Philip Davies Conservative
Kate Green Labour
Mr David Hanson Labour
John Howell Conservative
Victoria Prentis Conservative
Marie Rimmer Labour
Keith Vaz Labou

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Robert Neill MP (Chair of Justice Committee) – Freemason heads the Justice Committee

A pro-European, he supported former Conservative Chancellor Kenneth Clarke in both of his bids for the leadership of the Conservative Party.

He is a Freemason,.[3]

Register of Members’ Interests – Robert Neill

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Weeks after being kicked off the Home Affairs committee Keith Vaz puts himself on the JUSTICE committee

  • Internal Labour party document reveals Vaz is joining Justice committee unopposed
  • Remarkable move comes despite on-going police investigation into claims he paid for rent boys and offered to buy them drugs
  • Tory MP Andrew Bridgen condemns his latest move, saying: ‘Keith Vaz’s guile knows no bounds’

Vaz would have needed fellow Labour MPs to nominate him to the role, showing he still enjoys support in the party despite his fall from grace.

In addition to a possible investigation by police, Mr Vaz will also be the subject of a probe by Parliament’s sleaze watchdog

Parliamentary Standards Commissioner Kathryn Hudson announced she will conduct an official  investigation into Mr Vaz’s conduct and determine whether he breached MP rules.

His committee had conducted investigations into drug use and prostitution.

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Maybe it’s the Corbyn > Derek Sawyer > Islington council > Keith Vaz connection that influences things

Is it bc Keith Vaz been involved Richmond, Islington, Leicester and scared big focus on Vaz wld shine torch on whole CSA scandal?

 With so much unfinished business in terms of & his conduct, it’s imperative & others oppose this. Please.

Shadow Leader of the House is now Valerie Vaz sister of disgraced Keith Vaz

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In June 2015, Valerie was appointed by the Speaker to the Panel of Chairs. Since then Valerie has chaired debates in Westminster Hall and Delegation Legislation

Valerie is an elected member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Executive and then the Finance, Audit and Remuneration Committee (FAR) sub-Committee. She is also the elected vice-chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP).

Valerie chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Epilepsy and is a member of the APPG among others on the British Library, Burma, Classical Music and Yemen.

In Parliament, Valerie has presented two 10 Minute Rule Bills. The Epilepsy and Related Conditions Bill (2010) and the Adoption (Leave, Pay and Allowance Arrangements) Bill. (2011). Valerie has worked with Ministers to successfully include elements of the Bills in the Children and Families Act 2014.

Valerie has published reports on ‘Obesity and Diabetes Programmes in England: Capturing the State of Play’ in 2011, ‘Instruments on Planes’ with the Incorporated Society of Musicians in 2012 and the ‘Use of Higher Rate Numbers by Government Departments’ in 2014.

Valerie visited Burma in 2013 as a member of Mr Speaker’s delegation and met with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the President and members of civil society. In 2015 Valerie was a member of the  UK CPA delegation to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) historic first Women’s Forum in Malta.

She is currently a member of the Law Society, Friend of Walsall New Art Gallery, Kew Gardens, a Member of The National Trust, The Wildlife Trusts and Cadw (Welsh Heritage).

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Keith Vaz promoting his sister Valerie Vaz

3h3 hours ago

Keith Vaz sister Val Shadow job of Leader main role is organising government business in Commons work closely w government’s Chief Whip

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Jeremy Corbyn receiving his award at the Asian Voice Political and Public Life Awards 2013 held in The Member’s Dining Room, House of Commons, Westminster, London. On the left is Valerie Vaz, Member of Parliament.

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Valerie was a panel member of the Silver Star Open Forum at the House of Commons

Keith Vaz’s sister is also a promoter of his charity Silver Star


Police probe Vaz misconduct claims

11 Sept 2016

Police are examining allegations against the Labour MP Keith Vaz involving potential abuse of office and personal misconduct dating back 25 years.

Four witnesses, including a former lord mayor of Leicester, last week confirmed they had been interviewed by Leicestershire detectives. The inquiries have been going on for at least a year.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/police-probe-vaz-misconduct-claims-rk8p5h6pk

Mooted attempt to oust Keith Vaz at yesterday’s Labour NEC never happened. Instead, I’m told, he got a round of applause as he entered room

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Andrew Bridgen & John Mann  re: Vaz ?


Senior MP accused of child sex abuse: Two MPs report same serving Labour politician to police over sex attacks and corruption claims

  • Labour MP John Mann one of the informants to pass information to police 
  • A fortnight ago a Conservative MP told police about the same politician 
  • Unnamed MP is accused of offering political favours to a brothel owner
  • Also claimed they were arrested for indecency in public place with a minor 

A senior Labour MP has been reported to police by two fellow MPs over claims of child sex abuse, The Mail on Sunday has learned.

One of the informants, Labour MP John Mann, passed details about the prominent individual to officers earlier this year.

Then, a fortnight ago, a Conservative MP went to the same police force armed with information about the same individual, some of which had been provided to him by a former Government Minister.

It is believed to be the first time that a sitting MP has been scrutinised by any of the ongoing police investigations into child abuse, representing a further extension of the ever-widening sphere of historic sex allegations.

Mr Mann handed his information over to an ongoing criminal investigation into another public figure, which included links between that figure and the Labour MP.

The Conservative MP’s allegations about the MP, which date back to the late 1980s, include claims that the MP had been arrested for indecency in a public place with a minor – during which he is said to have assaulted the arresting officers.

It is claimed the MP had performed political favours for the owner of a brothel in his constituency in which men consorted with underage males.

The Conservative MP also made further allegations about drink-driving, assault and corruption involving the Labour MP.

A BBC News team, headed by a journalist who specialises in reporting on sex abuse crimes, is also understood to have had access to the information. The team, which has been granted significant resources by bosses, has already started interviewing potential witnesses about the MP. Director-general Tony Hall has been made aware of the special project.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3166708/Senior-MP-accused-child-sex-abuse-Two-MPs-report-serving-Labour-politician-police-sex-attacks-corruption-claims.html

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Keith Vaz is good friends with The Purdews of Champneys – and the Purdews were good friends with Jimmy Savile.

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Dr Venu, Keith Vaz MP, businessman Stephen Purdew and Michelin chef Sriram Aylur

Stephen Purdew… is certainly close to Keith Vaz, the prominent Labour politician who enjoys being in the company of rich men and is not himself a stranger to allegations of sleaze.