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Richard Farnell and Cyril Smith

Predictably, the cover-up continues…IICSA report on Rochdale

It concluded that there was “no deliberate cover-up by the authorities” yet criticised Margaret Thatcher’s “remarkable” decision to award a knighthood to the suspected child abuser Cyril Smith.

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Cyril Smith with Lord David Steel MP.

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

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2566158/Lord-David-Steel-paedophile-MP-Cyril-Smith-forward-knighthood-told-abuse-allegations.html

Rochdale abuse: ‘Insufficient evidence’ for perjury charges

May 8 2019

No further criminal action will be taken against a former Rochdale Council leader who was investigated for perjury after giving evidence to an inquiry into child sex abuse.

Richard Farnell was accused of “lying under oath” about being unaware of child sex abuse in Rochdale.

Police said after a “full review” there was insufficient evidence to charge him.

Pupils at Knowl View residential school were abused at the school and sexually exploited in the town centre over a 20-year period.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) report branded Mr Farnell as “shameful” and said that it “defied belief” he was unaware of what was happening.

In May last year, Greater Manchester Police asked the Met Police to review an allegation of perjury.

Acting Det Ch Insp Gail Granville has written to Mr Farnell to inform him they will not be taking matters any further following a “full review” of the evidence.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-48199434

Anthony John Wixted‏ @TrojanManifesto

IICSA Cyril Smith finding:

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


Resigned Rochdale council leader ‘lied to child abuse inquiry’

Richard Farnell faces police investigation after inquiry says he lied while giving evidence

Rochdale’s recently resigned council leader is facing a police investigation after an official inquiry concluded that he lied over evidence he gave about child sexual abuse allegations.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) said the evidence given by Richard Farnell about his knowledge of abuse in the Greater Manchester town “defies belief”.

In a report, published on Thursday, the inquiry took the extraordinary step of stating that it believed Farnell lied under oath while giving evidence in October 2017.

Farnell, who is still a councillor in Rochdale, quit on 8 December after weeks of mounting pressure over his testimony at the public inquiry.

In its 154-page report, IICSA described Farnell’s refusal to accept responsibility for events as “shameful”.

Prof Alexis Jay, the chair of the inquiry, said: “After listening to the evidence presented by a number of victims and survivors in Rochdale at the time, I am deeply disturbed at the evidence of extensive abuse and the institutional responses to that abuse.

“Many of those who testified to their abuse have never had the opportunity to seek justice through the courts. I hope that the public hearings and this report has offered them some measure of acknowledgement for their suffering.”

The report, the inquiry’s first into abuse in the UK, follows three weeks of evidence about allegations spanning from the early 1960s to the mid-90s.
It concluded that there was “no deliberate cover-up by the authorities” but “a careless and wholly inadequate response” to the serious sexual abuse of children at Knowl View school.

The report also criticised Margaret Thatcher’s “remarkable” decision to award a knighthood to the suspected child abuser Cyril Smith. It said the knighthood in 1988 showed the “unwillingness of those at the highest level” to believe his victims.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/12/resigned-rochdale-council-leader-richard-farnell-lied-to-child-abuse-inquiry

Richard Farnell suspended by Labour party after national child abuse inquiry found he lied under oath

12 Apr 2018

Just half an hour after the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) reported its conclusions, the party confirmed action had been taken against Coun Farnell

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/richard-farnell-suspended-labour-party-14522669?utm_source=google_news&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=google_news&utm_content=sitemap

Independent Inquiry publishes Rochdale report

12 April 2018

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has published its report into the institutions where children were placed by Rochdale Council, following three weeks of public hearings in October 2017.

The report is concerned with the institutional responses of the council, the police and the Crown Prosecution Service into child sexual abuse in Rochdale between the early 1960s and the mid 1990s.

It highlights the vulnerability of the children at the council-run Knowl View School and how the institution failed to keep pupils safe from harm for 25 years. It finds staff complacent and arguably complicit.

Sexual exploitation of boys was also happening in the town centre, the bus station and the Smith Street public toilets which were across the road from the council’s offices. The report catalogues the total lack of urgency on the part of the authorities to treat the matters as serious sexual assaults; boys as young as 11 were not regarded by those in authority as victims but as authors of their own abuse.

The Inquiry heard evidence about sexual abuse at Cambridge House Boys’ Hostel. It outlines the lost opportunities to prosecute former Rochdale MP Cyril Smith (who was Honorary Secretary of Cambridge Boys’ Hostel) in relation to allegations of child sexual abuse, and the unwillingness of those at the highest level to recognise that a person of public prominence was capable of perpetrating child sexual abuse.

The report is also clear that the Inquiry did not believe the evidence of Richard Farnell, then leader of Rochdale Council, who resigned some weeks after giving evidence about child sexual abuse in council-run establishments. His refusal to accept responsibility for events is described by the Inquiry as shameful.

Professor Alexis Jay, Chair of the Inquiry, said:

“After listening to the evidence presented by a number of victims and survivors in Rochdale at the time, I am deeply disturbed at the evidence of extensive abuse and the institutional responses to that abuse.

“Many of those who testified to their abuse have never had the opportunity to seek justice through the courts.  I hope that the public hearings and this report has offered them some measure of acknowledgement for their suffering.”

https://www.iicsa.org.uk/news/independent-inquiry-publishes-rochdale-report

Thirty years of child abuse – the many missed chances to save Rochdale’s victims

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has published a report many people have waited decades to see – here are some of the report’s key findings, including the abuse taking place right outside the window of the town hall’s social services department.

12 APR 2018

Today the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published a report many people have waited decades to see.

As reported earlier today, the inquiry’s investigation into four decades of abuse in Rochdale , including by the late MP Cyril Smith and on the streets of the town, issues a damning verdict on former council leader Richard Farnell, finding that he lied under oath.

But the wider inquiry is about the victims, what they went through between the 1960s and mid-1990s, and why the abuse was not stopped or prevented.

Here we run through some of the report’s key findings, including the abuse taking place right outside the window of the town hall’s social services department.

Cyril Smith and Cambridge House

The late Liberal MP Cyril Smith was not the entire focus of the inquiry, but he was the ‘starting point’.

IICSA outlines his considerable power within the town – even while still a councillor in the 1960s – and his close involvement with the council’s decisions over where children would be placed in care, more so than would appear to be ‘usual’. Over the course of his political career he was governor of up to 30 different schools in the town.

In particular the inquiry focuses on his activities at the Cambridge House boy’s hostel in Rochdale, set up under by the Rochdale Hostel for Boys Association – of which he was honorary secretary – in 1962.

It heard the testimonies of several men who described assaults and molestations carried out under the pretext of medical examinations during the three years it was open, some of which were later reported to the police.

One victim said he believed the couple who ran the hostel had it under ‘instruction’ that any time any boy felt ill, he would be called in to examine them.

When questioned about the allegations in 1970, Smith said that he had been acting ‘in loco parentis’ to the boys there.

“But we found it inexplicable that he thought his role permitted ‘medical examinations’ when he had no medical qualifications,” finds the report.

“He had considerable control over which boys were admitted to the hostel and, in general, showed a strong, perhaps unduly detailed, interest in children in care as his political career developed.

“This interest appeared to go unchallenged by the council.”

It finds he tried to use his power in the town to exert undue influence, including by trying to keep victims quiet – but that the police were not leant on and, in fact, were not well-disposed to Smith at any rate.

Neither does it find evidence of a cover-up by the Director of Public Prosecutions, who in 1970 recommended that he not be charged, or by the committee in charge of awarding knighthoods under the Thatcher government in 1988.

However it is still critical of those discussions, finding: “While there was never any expression of concern for boys who had made allegations against Smith, there was considerable discussion about whether it would be fair to Smith to refuse him a knighthood, and worries about the potential reputational risk to the honours system.

“There was little further investigation into the allegations against Smith by the political honours scrutiny committee, demonstrating a considerable deference to power and an unwillingness to consider that someone in a position of public prominence might be capable of perpetrating sexual abuse.”

The Smith Street toilets

The report identifies a particularly stark fact about the child exploitation taking place right under the nose of Rochdale council .

By the late 1980s the Smith Street toilets, slap bang across the road from the town hall’s social services department and visible from its window – pictured below – had become a well-known place for grown men ‘from all over the north west’, as far away as Blackpool, to seek out sex with young boys, including youngsters from the council’s own Knowl View school.

The report describes how police recorded that ’14 children from various children’s homes had been organised into a ring’ and were ‘extracting money for sexual favours’, organised by an ‘older’ boy – of just 13.

Another child of just 11 is described asking a man for 50p for sexual activity.

All the activity was taking place directly opposite the department charged with protecting them.

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The Smith Street toilets in Rochdale (1) and the council’s social services department at Rochdale council (2). Children were abused at the toilets in the 1980s despite being visible from the department over the road

“Sexual exploitation of children from (Knowl View) school at Smith Street public toilets was known about by the authorities from at least 1989,” finds the report.

“Indeed, some social services staff could see the toilets from their offices, recognised some of the boys as children in care and were deeply suspicious of what was going on, although there was no apparent follow-up.”

Records of individual children convey a ‘total lack of urgency’ on the part of the authorities to address the problem, however.

“One boy’s file recorded that he had contracted sexually transmitted hepatitis through ‘rent boy’ activities,” says the report.

“We concluded that no-one in authority viewed any of this as an urgent child protection issue. “Rather, boys as young as 11 were not seen as victims, but as authors of their own abuse.”

Police ‘did not turn a blind eye’ to this abuse but were unable to get enough evidence to prosecute, it says.

However there was ‘no satisfactory answer’ as to why they did not charge the men involved, despite knowing the names of perpetrators and having spoken to some of the victims.

Knowl View

Not only was the now-notorious Knowl View school – which was run by the council between 1969 and 1996 – rife with abuse, but even its fabric was not ‘homely, safe, secure, caring or therapeutic’, finds the report, which adds that it also ‘failed in its basic function’ to keep children safe.

Despite widespread abuse within the school by pupils and paedophiles, including known sex offender Rodney Hilton, staff did little or nothing about it, it finds.

In 1990 Hilton managed to get back inside the school – six years after first abusing children there, but staff still did not act.

Even while out on licence a year later he continued to be a ‘malign presence’ there, it finds, yet still ‘little’ was done.

Staff were ‘at best complacent but arguably complicit in the abuse they knew to be taking place and they must take their share of the blame for what was allowed to occur’, says the report.

Meanwhile the council’s handling of appalling abuse at the school – a residential institution for vulnerable youngsters with learning and behavioural difficulties – draws scathing criticism from the inquiry.

As well as slamming the then-leader Richard Farnell for having ‘lied’ to it over what he knew , the report also finds two separate directors of social services seriously wanting.

It is ‘incredulous’ that Ian Davey, acting director of social services in the late 1980s, did not choose to pursue the child protection issues at the school through formal procedures, including pupils being abused at the Smith Street toilets.

“It was his decision alone; it was inexplicable, professionally indefensible and extremely poor judgment on the part of the most senior social work officer in the council’s employment,” it concludes.

Even when Diana Cavanagh took over his role, there were still major flaws in her handling of the allegations, it finds.

While she disagreed with Davey – by concluding that action did need to be taken – and commissioned an independent review in 1992, before also writing her own, the resulting reports were factually inaccurate and ‘flawed’.

There was ‘no urgency’ in resolving the allegations either, it finds, adding: “Matters were allowed to drift.

“All this occurred on Mrs Cavanagh’s watch, made worse by a feeble board of governors who seemed unable to fulfil their governance responsibilities.

“Regardless of the board of governors, Rochdale council was the provider of the facility and its external manager.”

By 1992, the matter was still drifting, it finds, including under the leadership of Liberal Democrat Paul Rowen, who took over from Coun Farnell in May of that year.

Paul Rowen

“Mr Rowen bore considerable responsibility for the school as council leader from 1992 to 1996,” it concludes.

“As with Richard Farnell, he was prepared to blame others without acknowledging his own failures of leadership.

“At best, he was insufficiently inquisitive about Knowl View school, despite having knowledge of the serious problems that persisted at the school; at worst, as council leader, he turned a blind eye to these problems and chose to give them low priority.”

It does not make a judgement on whether the former MPs Jim Dobbin and Liz Lynne failed to act on this issue once allegations were raised by the school’s former head of care, Martin Digan, due to conflicting testimonies by those involved.

However it does find that Mr Digan – who has campaigned on the scandal at Knowl View for more than 25 years – did pass on his concerns to the MPs.

Police and prosecutors

The report finds no evidence of any cover-up by any institution, including the police.

In particular the Rochdale police officers who investigated the initial claims about Cyril Smith at Cambridge House hostel in 1970 did a ‘comprehensive’ job and were not swayed by his status, it finds.

All the evidence suggests Lancashire police – under which Rochdale fell at the time – were very keen to prosecute, it notes, to the point where they had even drawn up a timetable for the process.

But their 80-page dossier on Smith was knocked back by the Director of Public Prosecutions, the predecessor to the Crown Prosecution Service, in just three days, it finds.

The inquiry is ‘troubled by the cursory nature of this analysis’, as well as the DPP’s denial to the local paper Rochdale Alternative Press nine years later that a file had ever been passed to them. That may well have helped fuel conspiracy theories ever since, it believes.

However it again concludes that there was no evidence of a cover-up and makes no judgement on whether the DPP was legally correct not to pursue a prosecution.

In the early 1990s it finds the police did investigate the Smith Street abuse, although it is unclear why nobody was charged due to a lack of records. Had a better report been commissioned by the council at the time, the police may have more easily been able to act, it adds.

Later, in the 1990s, allegations of abuse surfaced again and were looked at under Greater Manchester Police ’s Operation Cleopatra.

The inquiry does not direct criticisms at GMP but does find the Crown Prosecution Service wanting.

“A valuable opportunity was lost in 1988 and 1999, not only to charge and to prosecute Smith during his lifetime but also for the complainants to seek justice,” it says.

Nevertheless it was the CPS’s advice, not a ‘cover up’, that caused that failure, it finds.

The victims

Ultimately the inquiry is fundamentally about the many victims who were abused in Rochdale between the 1960s and the 1990s, some of whom reported their suffering but were ignored.

Some of them ‘may have been very young indeed’, finds the report, which says that not only were they abused in residential care homes such as Cambridge House and Knowl View themselves, but also ‘targeted on the streets of Rochdale’, which it says was a ‘compelling’ reason to investigate abuse in the town.

Many came forward and gave evidence to the inquiry under anonymity.

The report describes the backgrounds of the teenagers and young men who were offered places at Cambridge House in the mid-1960s, often in unhappy foster placements and wanting an escape, or in one case, having moved down from Glasgow to work in a factory in the town.

One victim describes how Smith simply turned up one day at his home and offered him a place at the hostel – and says he was initially ‘happy’ there, but that things later took a darker turn.

Others experienced abuse straight away.

(Image: Sean Hansford)

One boy, who was 16 at the time, was told on his second day to have a bath and go to the ‘quiet room’, where Cyril took off his clothes on the pretext of a ‘nit’ check and molested him.

He ran away the next day.

“But the police were called and someone from Cambridge House came to pick him up,” says the report.

“When he was brought back to Cambridge House he was again taken to see Cyril Smith, who shouted at him and asked him to take his clothes off onces more.”

Smith would later pressure him to withdraw his police allegation, which he refused to do, but he was still never prosecuted before his death in 2010.

The children at Knowl View were vulnerable in a whole range of additional ways, some having autism, others with learning disabilities and mental health problems.

At least two children taken into care at the school in 1989 – both aged 11 – were already known to be engaging in sexual activity at the Smith Street toilets, one of them walking up to a man and asking for 50p in return.

Yet while at Knowl View, matters only got worse.

“Not only did his exploitation continue after [he] was placed at Knowl View, he was also being exploited out of the area,” says the report, describing how he had sex with a man at a house in Salford for £5 six months later.

“We conclude that no individual, not any institution with responsibility for them, took decisive action to address what was happening to these exploited children,” it concludes.

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/rochdale-child-abuse-scandal-report-14525144

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Cyril Smith was the Lord Lieutenant for Manchester.

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Rochdale council leader Richard Farnell quits weeks after telling child abuse inquiry he knew nothing about Knowl View scandal

Councillor blamed a ‘small minority’ of Labour members for ‘undermining’ his leadership ever since the hearing

8 DEC 2017

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/richard-farnell-resigns-rochdale-council-14014394

Rochdale council leader accused of being involved in ‘cover up’ of Knowl View abuse, inquiry told

The inquiry was told it was ‘inconceivable’ Coun Richard Farnell did not know about the abuse at Knowl View at the time

27 OCT 2017

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/rochdale-council-leader-accused-being-13820553

Rochdale council leader Richard Farnell faces vote of no confidence

7  Dec 2017

Next Wednesday opposition councillors will table a motion calling on Coun Farnell to step down until the findings of an inquiry into claims of historic abuse at the former residential school for boys are published

Under-fire Rochdale council leader Richard Farnell is to face a vote of no confidence in protest at his handling of the Knowl View child sex abuse scandal.

Next Wednesday opposition councillors will table a motion calling on Coun Farnell to step down until the findings of an inquiry into claims of historic abuse at the former residential school for boys are published.

The motion, which will be put forward by Rochdale’s Lib Dem leader Coun Andy Kelly, states: “This council has no confidence in the leader of the council and calls for him to step down and resign his position until such time that the findings of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) are made public.”

Rochdale Labour group have accused Kelly of ‘using the tragic events at Knowl View for party political mud-slinging.’

His motion comes after Coun Farnell, who was also leader in the early 90s when much of the abuse was taking place, was criticised after giving evidence at the IICSA.

Coun Farnell repeatedly told October’s hearings, which examined claims Cyril Smith, the former Lib Dem MP for Rochdale, and others abused boys at Knowl View and Cambridge House boys hostel, that he had never heard of any allegations relating to Knowl View until recently, adding: “I am not prepared to accept personal responsibility for… failing to take action in this matter.”

He was repeatedly challenged by Brian Altman QC, who pointed out the director of education, director of social services, education chair and opposition members were all on record as having been aware of the allegations, but Coun Farnell insisted he had never been briefed.

During summing up, barrister Laura Hoyano, counsel on behalf of the victims, said it was ‘inconceivable’ Coun Farnell did not know about the abuse, but, she added, if he did not, he was guilty of ‘wilful blindness’ – pointing to ‘a cover up at the level of the leadership of the borough council’.

As the Lib Dems have just two councillors to Labour’s 48, the motion is not expected to gather enough votes to be passed, but Coun Kelly called on his political rivals to ‘do the right thing’ and support him.

He said: “I would call on Labour councillors to vote with their heart and do the right thing.

“Do they honestly believe that Richard Farnell remaining in position is the right thing for this town? That’s the question they should ask themselves.

“If the inquiry comes back and says Richard Farnell has not done anything wrong I will be the first to hold my hands up and say fair enough, but until that point he should step down.

“This is about justice for the victims of Cyril Smith, and let’s also not forget [Former Lib Dem council leader and MP] Paul Rowen was also on the stand during the inquiry, but neither he nor Cyril Smith are serving councillors.

“I will fully support the outcome of the inquiry, whatever it says, because it is about closure for the people who suffered abuse and about the recognition that the people in power at the time did not do what they were supposed to do. That’s the most important thing.”

But a Rochdale Labour group spokesman said in a statement: “If Coun Kelly gets more than two votes for his motion he will be lucky. Just how low can you get? Trying to use the tragic events at Knowl View for party political mud-slinging is appalling. We should be concerned about the victims and not trying to score nasty political points.

“The Inquiry has examined over 140,000 pages of documents relating to Knowl View. There is not one single report, letter, briefing note or memo addressed to Coun Farnell informing him of the events at Knowl View.

“Coun Kelly is deafeningly silent on the Liberal Democrats’ appalling failure to deal with the allegations of abuse made against Cyril Smith. They knew of the allegation going back almost 40 years. What did they do? Nothing.

“It is interesting that Coun Kelly has nothing to say about the former Lib Dem council leader and MP Paul Rowen’s evidence to the Inquiry.

“And just when are the Liberal Democrats going to apologise to the victims for Smith’s horrific abuse?”

Coun Kelly’s motion comes a week after the secretary of Rochdale Constituency Labour Party resigned in protest at the party’s handling of the scandal.

The findings of the IICSA are expected to be published before April.

www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/rochdale-council-leader-richard-farnell-14008696

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

November 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

Claims council leader knew about Knowl View child abuse allegations in early 90s – inquiry told

25 Oct 2017

Leader Richard Farnell told the inquiry yesterday he only heard about allegations relating to Knowl View ‘two or three years ago’

Claims Rochdale’s council leader has known about the Knowl View boys scandal since 1992 were reported to the Labour Party three years ago – but they did nothing to investigate – an inquiry has told.

Richard Farnell – who is both the current leader and was also in charge of the town hall between 1986 and 1992 – was also accused of ‘not telling the truth’ by a fellow councillor in the latest explosive hearing of evidence relating to the scandal.

Yesterday the leader had told the inquiry he only heard about allegations relating to the notorious school, at which boys were abused throughout the 1980s and 1990s, ‘two or three years ago’ when they were raised in parliament.

But this morning his fellow Rochdale Labour councillor Peter Joinson told the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) that the leader would have ‘automatically’ known what was going on at the time.

He also said Coun Farnell had admitted to him in 2014 that he had known about the allegations as far back as 1992 – a claim Coun Farnell says is a ‘lie’.

However Coun Joinson said he was sufficiently concerned to have reported their conversation to the regional party.

Those concerns were bounced to the party’s headquarters, he said, passed back to the regional office and then eventually put on hold, because by that point the police were investigating.

This morning’s meeting of the national inquiry – which is currently looking at abuse in Rochdale institutions between the 1960s and 1990s – follows yesterday’s evidence from Coun Farnell himself, in which he repeatedly insisted no senior officer or political colleague had ever told him about abuse taking place at the school.

But Coun Joinson claimed that at a meeting in 2014, when he himself was still chief whip, the council leader had admitted to having seen a draft report into the scandal at some point between March and June 1992.

Following that conversation – shortly after Coun Farnell had told the media he had never been aware of the allegations at the time – Coun Joinson says he raised concerns with the then deputy leader, Coun Peter Williams.

He then raised it with the regional office of the Labour party.

“I felt there was a conflict between what was in the press and the information he’d offered to me,” he said.

“There was a clear difference. As a consequence I sought advice from the regional director of the Labour Party because I felt at that point, because he was council leader, the people who should do the investigation were in fact the people from the regional party.”

Asked what happened next, he said the complaint bounced backwards and forward before being left to the police to follow up as part of their own child abuse inquiry, Operation Clifton.

“I spoke to the regional director,” he said.

“She referred me to a further senior officer in the Labour party in London. I had a discussion with them. They referred me back to the regional director.

“By that time Operation Clifton was going on and the comment of the regional director is ‘we will have to let the police investigation take its course’.

Coun Farnell told the inquiry yesterday that Coun Joinson had made up the conversation about Knowl View, arguing it was a ‘smear’ and the result of an internal civil war raging at the time.

Under questioning by Brian Altman QC, the councillor was asked: “Did you invent any of this, Mr Joinson?”

He replied: “I did not.”

Mr Altman then asked him: “Which means Richard Farnell lied to this inquiry?”

Coun Joinson replied: “I don’t like using that word, but he’s probably not telling the truth.”

Yesterday Coun Farnell told the inquiry repeatedly that at no point had any senior officer or political colleague told him of the emerging allegations around Knowl View at the time.

That included his chair of education, the late Mary Moffat, who he said had not breathed ‘a word’ of the claims to him.

However Coun Joinson suggested that claim was not credible.

“Up to 2004 I held senior positions as a councillor,” he said.

“I was chair of education, then I moved on to be the deputy leader. I was responsible for human resources, finance. It would have been common practice for the chief executive or any chief officer to discuss any area of massive concern with the appropriate member of the council or chair of that committee.

“For me, as chair of education at the time, if that was part of my portfolio I would have automatically gone to the leader of the council.”

When asked whether that would have also been the case during the 1990s, he said: “Yes.”

The Labour party has been asked to comment.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/claims-council-leader-knew-knowl-13809896#ICID=sharebar_twitter

Rochdale Inquiry: Labour councillor Peter Joinson says Council Leader Richard Farnell “not telling the truth” about Knowl View

http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/113533/rochdale-inquiry-labour-councillor-peter-joinson-says-council-leader-richard-farnell-not-telling-the-truth-about-knowl-view

Is Diana Cavanagh wrong or does now have to admit he knew about Rochdale CSA for 25 yrs? Page 188

Rochdale and Beyond – the Legacy of Child Abuse by Anne Wade

Cyril Smith
Cyril Smith was born in 1928 and became active in local politics in his teens. He promoted himself as working tirelessly for the welfare of deprived boys. Suspicions of child abuse began in the 1950s. In 1956 he bought St Mary’s Gate newsagent and tobacconist. In the late 1950s, according to Mike Smith of the CID, this was put under police surveillance because of concerns about the number of young boys seen going in through the back door. Specific complaints began in 1961: for instance, he supported a boy to have singing lessons, groomed and sexually abused him. Why were these leads not followed up?

Smith gradually developed connections with paedophiles both locally and elsewhere in the country. Without these connections, and without sympathisers protecting him on a large scale, he would not have been able to offend as he did. One notable connection was with his later friend Jimmy Savile, born in 1926. Savile similarly presented himself as a dedicated fund raiser for charity. He volunteered at Broadmoor from his early 20s, and as a porter in other hospitals. The first complaint of abuse against him came in 1955, at a Manchester dance hall he managed. Some abuse is recorded from 1960, for example with autograph hunters being taken into hotels and abused. Just as Smith’s abusing can be traced over the next decades, so too there are records of complaints about Savile at the BBC, at Leeds general infirmary, and at Stoke Mandeville hospital.

Smith and Savile continued to live parallel lives as predatory paedophiles for half a century, both becoming well-known members of the establishment and escaping public disclosure and judicial convictions during their lives. However, once their behaviour began coming out in 2012, after their deaths, the offending of Savile, the media figure, led to the establishment of five separate inquiries, most notably Operation Yewtree. Other media figures began to be effectively followed up. But in the case of Smith, the high-level politician, all investigations have been so far resisted, just as they have been for other politicians who have been implicated.

Thanks to the public reaction to all this, one strand of IICSA, the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse, is assigned to Rochdale. We are not powerless. They govern by consent, and when ordinary protest is wide enough, they back down, at least until they think we have forgotten.

Like Smith and Savile, once he surmounted initial setbacks, Righton thrived as a predatory paedophile within the establishment.

Like Righton and Savile, Smith organised access to institutions with children whom he could abuse with relative impunity, first at Cambridge House and Moorland Home, and later at Knowl View School. He maintained a power base on the local council,

Peter Righton, another paedophile born in 1926, also became a close friend of Smith, and like him and Savile rose high in the establishment.

Smith escaped prosecution through corrupt pressure from friends on the council and senior police officers, and later from the British political establishment, who used the security services to steal files and cover up any charges by claiming ‘national security’. This is part of what we hope IICSA will investigate. Smith escaped prosecution through corrupt pressure from friends on the council and senior police officers, and later from the British political establishment, who used the security services to steal files and cover up any charges by claiming ‘national security’. This is part of what we hope IICSA will investigate.

Despite hostile reporting in the alternative press, an increasing tide of critical reports from local professionals, renewed police investigations, and referrals to the DPP, the director of public prosecutions, Smith was knighted in 1988, recommended by David Steel. Questions about this recommendation were covered up for some time, but the fact was forced out under an FOI request in January 2014

In 1972 Smith became the MP for Rochdale. Without the intervention of the DPP Norman Skelhorn, empowered by the long term AG Michael Havers, to protect Smith, this could not have happened. The prosecution would have gone ahead, he would almost certainly have gone to jail, and he would have had a criminal record. His power in the community would have been curbed, and decades of abuse might have been prevented. Instead, for the next twenty years Smith operated with impunity under establishment protection

Another official who culpably failed to do anything was John Pierce, the chief executive of Rochdale council. He has gone on record as claiming he knew nothing about the three separate reports in 1988, 1991 and 1992 that paedophiles were abusing children as young as eight years of age. Yet Pierce was sent copies and Paul Rowen, who was leader of the council in 1992, said he had a number of meetings with Pierce in which the abuse at Knowl View was discussed. Shepherd’s report then appears to have been buried. It was certainly withheld from DS Bob Huntbach when he was assigned to carry out a police investigation in 2000, and asked for all the papers.

……………………………..

Diana Cavanagh, former Head of Education at Rochdale Council
Diana Cavanagh, former Head of Education at Rochdale Council

“No doubt in my mind got a copy of the Val Mellor Report” detailing sexual abuse of boys in 1992. ExHeadEd

Rochdale’s council leader was subjected to an excruciating grilling at the child sexual abuse inquiry this morning:

Councillor Richard Farnell gave evidence about what he knew about horrific abuse at Knowl View boys’ school during the 1980s and 1990s

…grilling from the government’s national inquiry on child abuse today – over what he knew about horrendous abuse at Knowl View boys’ school during the 1980s and 1990s.

Coun Farnell was also leader of the council between 1986 and 1992, when horrific rapes and sexual assaults – including by paedophile Roderick Hilton, who managed to enter the school in September 1990 – were taking place.

In today’s hearing Coun Farnell repeatedly denied ever having been informed about abuse at Knowl View at the time, despite senior officers having commissioned a damning report into the welfare of boys there in early 1992.

He never read about Roderick Hilton’s crimes in the local paper, he said, despite another witness – former Liberal Democrat politician Paul Rowen – previously testifying that it had been reported in the Rochdale Observer.

 

Here is part of an exchange between Coun Farnell and Brian Altman QC, who pointed out that in the early 1990s the town’s infamous satanic abuse scandal had already severely embarrassed the council.

BA: You will remember that pretty well, Mr Farnell?

RF: Yes.

BA: That led to a pretty bad publicity for the council, yes?

RF: Yes, I think that would be a fair assessment.

BA: And not only politically embarrassing for Labour, but those with whom you worked were politically sufficiently astute to have realised that?

RF: Yes, I would say so, yes.

BA: So what did she [Mary Moffat] tell you about Knowl View?

RF: I have no recollection of Mary Moffat raising Knowl View with me.

BA: So Mary Moffat was – for a short period of time during your leadership – your deputy, who was throughout the whole period of time of your leadership the education chair. You say you have got no recollection at all of her ever raising Knowl View with you?

RF: I have no recollection whatsover.

about Hilton’s activities in the last three years.

Neither were emerging worries over abuse of boys in the school ever raised with him by his chair of education Mary Moffat – who for a short period was also his deputy – or by his director of education, director of social services, chief executive or any Tory opposition councillors, he said.

BA: When you say, Mr Farnell, ‘I Richard Farnell have no recollection whatsoever’ what does that really mean?

RF: I do not recollect Mary Moffat mentioning to me any issue concerned with Knowl View. If she’d raised it I wouldn’t have forgotten.

BA: So what you are really telling us is she never did.

RF: Yes. Yes I’m saying that.

BA: So Mary Moffat, in all the years we know there were problems at Knowl View, not a word?

RF: Not a word.

BA: So she left you, your erstwhile deputy and education chair, completely and utterly exposed as Labour leader of the council, to a scandal at Knowl View? Is that what you are telling us?

RF: What I’m saying is Mary Moffat’s style wasn’t to come running to me every five minutes with problems within the department. She was a formidable politician in her own right. She got on with the job and she was confident in her own ability to deal with the issues that were put before her.

BA: But just think what you are saying, Mr Farnell. You are the leader. She was the education chair. And however formidable she was, any astute education chair would not leave the leader un-sighted by the kind of issues this inquiry has heard about going on at Knowl View between 1989 and the time you lost your seat on the council in May 1992. Is that what you are seriously telling the inquiry? She never brought it to your attention?

RF: She never brought it to my attention.

BA: And nor did anyone else?

RF: No.

BA: Not any single chair of any single committee who sat on your ‘chair’ panel?

RF: No.

BA: Not your chief executive John Pearce? Not the borough solicitor?

RF: No.

BA: So you were completely and utterly oblivious to what was going on at Knowl View for all those years?

RF: All those people you have mentioned did not bring that to my attention.

BA: Did anybody else, Mr Farnell?

RF: No.

BA: No-one?

RF: No.

BA: Is that the reality, do you think?

RF: It’s what happened in Knowl View.

BA: Is it the truth?

RF: It is the truth.

The leader of Rochdale Council has told an inquiry he had no knowledge of the sexual abuse of children at a residential school in the town despite mounting evidence in the early 1990s.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is examining how the late MP Cyril Smith and others were able to target youngsters at institutions in Rochdale over several decades.

It has heard how senior council staff knew about serious allegations of sexual abuse involving children at Knowl View School by the early 1990s.

But Richard Farnell, who regained the position of Labour council leader in 2014 after a gap of 22 years, told the inquiry he was never informed of the scandal during his first stint in office between 1986 and 1992.

The inquiry heard that a paedophile had been admitted to Knowl View in September 1990, where he had sexually abused at least one boy.

The council’s education chairwoman, Mary Moffat, knew about the incident but Mr Farnell insisted the information was not passed on to him.

Brian Altman QC, lead counsel for the inquiry, suggested the idea he had not been told by his political colleague was “ridiculous”.

The inquiry heard that by April 1991, the council was also dealing with the sexual exploitation of Knowl View boys at the town’s Smith Street toilets as well as an “epidemic” of “peer on peer” abuse at the school.

A report submitted on March 20 that year from a worker from the Rochdale health authority detailed claims that boys as young as eight were being targeted by men from as far afield as Sheffield.

It said most people would be “horrified” by the allegations, which had the potential to become a “public scandal”.

Mr Altman asked the council leader: “You knew absolutely nothing at that time of the scandalous nature of what was going on in Knowl View?”

Another report on Knowl View was submitted in February 1992, while Mr Farnell was still in office, but the politician denied he had been shown it at the time.

Mr Altman asked: “You were still completely and utterly ignorant of the problems in Knowl View?”

Mr Farnell replied: “I was unaware of the problems at Knowl View.”

https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2017/10/24/council-leader-nobody-told-me-about-rochdale-school-sex-abuse/?ncid=aolshare_twitter

 

IICSA 24 Oct transcript here

tweets via matt o’donoghue‏ @mattoitv:

I am not the only regional journalist to find a remarkable absence of reporting of #RochdaleCSA from @InquiryCSA in the national media.

24 Oct 2017

hearing evidence from Vince Hill, a former @GMPolice officer who was part of Operation Cleopatra in late 90’s looking into #CSA.

Cyril Smith with children from Rochdale who he had invited down to the Houses of Parliament
tweets via matt o’donoghue‏ @mattoitv:

Hearings into exploitation of boys at Knowl View School. What did @Richardfarnell1 know & do as leader?

“I have no recollection of Mary Moffatt raising Knowl View with me … no recollection whatsoever.”
 
QC: “You were completely and utterly oblivious to what was going on at Knowl View over the years?” RF: “No one.”
 
 “The idea that you never knew about it and was never told is just ridiculous, isn’t it?” “That’s your view.”

It does appear form the evidence being put to @Richardfarnell1 that just about every senior official at the council knew about Rochdale CSA

“I was unaware of those incidents because (they) had failed to inform me of those incidents.”@Richardfarnell1@InquiryCSA

Others who have given evidence from Rochdale say they were aware of Roderick Hilton and his abuse at Knowl View residential school.

Farnell was in charge during ‘Middleton cases 1991’ – satanic accusations. Farnell has denied anything scandalous during his tenure

Despite saying he cannot remember there is the issue of 20 children who were wrongly taken into care after false “Satanic” allegations.

Many, many people at #Rochdale council have known about of boys at KVS for many, many years. But not their leader @Richardfarnell1

 The note appears to show a report of the meeting went to Councillor Farnell. Diana Cavanagh says she was certain he was “informed.”
 
 
 RF: “I’ve not seen any copy of the minutes of that meeting … certainly the director of education did not speak to me.” 

BA: What you mean is that it was never brought to your attention RF: It was never brought to my attention, yes.

We’re now being shown a cutting from Rochdale Online from June 2014 where RF described the use of Knowl View as a “political football.”

 Going over HiV Report prepared into the risks pupils at KVS faced. An 11yr old had already contracted Hep through sex.
 

 

“Parents of children at the school would be horrified” if they knew. BA: A public scandal was the last thing you needed in 1991, wasn’t it?

.. in the end, Mary Moffat who was your dep and ed chair, she was bound to have told you, wasn’t she?

BA: Not one of the breathed a word throughout your whole period of leadership RF: It was for them to tell me and they did not.
BA: Mr Farnell, you are not being realistic.
BA: Even in Feb 92 you were still completely and utterly ignorant of the problems at Knowl View RF: I was unaware of the problems.
 We’re back to March 1992 and the presentation of the Val Mellor report in against boys at Knowl View School.We’re back to March 1992 and the presentation of the Val Mellor report in against boys at Knowl View School.
 All main political parties Education Spokespeople were present at the meeting in March 1992. But says he was never told.
Mr Farnell says electioneering became such a priority that no one would have had the opportunity to raise the issue of with him
Mr Altman has pointed out that other senior officials seem to have had the time to meet and discuss when Mr Farnell did not.
We’re now being shown a council memorandum from May 1992 asking for a statement of action that has been taken “so I may advise the leader.”
This memorandum is from the Chief Executive, Mr Pearce, at . Soon after Mr Farnell lost his seat.
Mr Altman is putting a series of allegations about Mr Farnell’s character that he “bullied and browbeat people” “Interfered inappropriately”
RF: Definitely not, no. Mr Farnell has batted away criticism of his alleged “hands-on” management style at Council
We’re now onto the dealings – direct or otherwise – he may have had with Cyril Smith. What was his reputation? A larger than life figure
BA: Did you hear any of the rumours about his sexual involvement with young boys? RF: He was alleged to have spanked boys …
RF: Cyril Smith was investigated at the time but nothing was done with it … it had been investigated but nothing came of it.
BA: Was there ever a pack between the Labour and Liberal parties? (to not disclose abuse) RF: The idea of a pact – absolute nonsense.
RF: I’m not sure what there was to cover up.
Now discussing type written note from the Chief Whip in Rochdale who spoke with @Richardfarnell1 over what he did and didn’t know
The note says; “at the end of the meeting I raised the issue of press articles that questioned Mr Farnell’s knowledge of the KVS report.”
The notes form the meeting say Mr Farnell received a draft copy of the report into HiV risks. BA: He’s made all that up?
RF:Yes
The notes says “Councillor Farnell says he’s only seen a draft report” BA: Those are words put in your mouth. Completely untrue? RF: Yes.
BA: This meeting with you is utterly invented? RF: Yes Mr Farnell say the Joinson note is an illustration of how “nasty” politics was.
RF: This is a complete invention to try to politically damage me and undermine me as the new leader.

If it was an illustration of civil war and bad blood in the group in the BA says it was never used. RF: He’s lying.

BA: Several boys went through that school and their lives were blighted. Presumably you will accept responsibility for that as leader?
RF: I bitterly regret the senior members of the council never approached me about these matters. They never did.
 … the people who have told the that they knew of and are responsible for the failures….
Head of Ed – Diana Cavanagh, Social Services – Ian Davey, Chief Exec – John Pearce “they are the people who should shoulder responsibility”
 BA: You are not prepared to accept personal responsibility for this? RF: For me to have taken action I would have had to have been informed

 


25 Oct 2017 – IICSA – hearing from former Labour Chief Whip Peter Joinson
Peter Joinson has been called to th InquiryCSA into Rochdale CSA He claims Richarf Farnell told him in 1992 that he’d seen a draft CSA report.
MrJoinson says he doesn’t like the word “liar” and would prefer to say “Richard Farnell didn’t tell the truth”

Rochdale Council leader accuses colleague of lying over abuse claims

A note of a meeting on June 11 that year made by Peter Joinson, the Labour group’s chief whip at the time, read: “At the end of the meeting I raised with the leader the issues of press articles that questioned his knowledge of the Knowl View abuse reports.” The note, handed to police in October 2014, made reference to a report from a sexual health worker employed by the Rochdale health authority. “As a consequence of that report the council was preparing a report, this was between approx March and June 1992,” it continued. “Cllr Farnell said he had only seen a draft report and the full report wasn’t complete until June. By that time he had lost his council seat and ceased to be council leader.” Mr Altman said Mr Joinson was questioned by police about the note in April 2016. “He (Mr Joinson) said you told him there were allegations of sexual abuse in the draft report you had seen,” said the barrister. Mr Farnell said: “No.” Mr Altman continued: “So Mr Joinson completely and utterly invented the content of this meeting with you on June 11?” “Absolutely, yes.” Mr Farnell replied. The council leader suggested Mr Joinson made up the content of the conversation as part of a “bitter election campaign”, which he described as a “civil war within the party”. “Either he’s lying, or you’re lying,” said Mr Altman. Mr Farnell replied: “It’s certainly my contention that he’s lying.”

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/news-wire/rochdale-council-leader-accuses-colleague-of-lying-over-abuse-claims-1-8821218

War of words between Labour colleagues Richard Farnell and Peter Joinson over knowledge of Knowl View sex abuse report escalates

26 October 2017

“I am disappointed that Councillor Farnell is denying a meeting had taken place and, more importantly, to use this to further obfuscate the main issue that he had offered to me the information that he had seen a draft report.

“There should not be any issue for Councillor Farnell here, he had seen a draft report, lost his seat and therefore the leadership of the Council. The responsibility for taking this issue further was therefore in the hands of Councillor [Paul] Rowen who had taken up the position of council leader and not Councillor Farnell. That is all he had to say in any press release he gave in June 2014 prior to our meeting and this particular part of the wider issue would not have occurred.”

@mattoitv

Priceless – Richard Farnell – brands calls for his resignation “appalling political mud-slinging” then slings the political mud himself:


 

Councillor Richard Farnell, Leader of Rochdale Borough Council, has hit back following the call for his resignation by Councillor Andy Kelly, Leader of the Borough’s Liberal Democrats.

Councillor Kelly has called for the “immediate resignation” of Councillor Farnell “as both leader of Rochdale Council and as councillor for Balderstone and Kirkholt” over Councillor Farnell’s evidence to the government’s national inquiry on child abuse.

“Kelly is deafeningly silent on the Liberal Democrats’ appalling failure to deal with the allegations of abuse made against Cyril Smith. They knew of the allegations going back almost 40 years when it was exposed in the RAP article in 1979. What did they do? Nothing.

“It is interesting that Kelly has nothing to say about the former Lib Dem council leader and MP Paul Rowen’s evidence to the Inquiry. He was told about the abuse at Knowl View and refused to meet officers to discuss it, stating he was too busy.

“And just when are the Liberal Democrats going to apologise to the victims for Smith’s horrific abuse?

“Just when is Councillor Kelly going to apologise for the decision of the Lib Dem council who – despite knowing of allegations of abuse carried out by Cyril Smith – unbelievably put him on the governing body of Knowl View school?

http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/113532/call-for-council-leader-richard-farnell-to-resign

Daniel Hewitt @DanielHewittITV

 

I asked Rochdale Council leader Richard Farnell 8 times if he was sorry to victims of child abuse at Knowl View when he was leader.

“It is deeply regrettable that no politician sees fit to apologise to the victims to Know View. They should be help personally accountable.”

Cyril was, of course, a huge factor in Paul Rowen winning back the Rochdale seat for the Lib Dems in 2005

https://www.libdemvoice.org/rip-cyril-smith-20986.html

Sir Cyril Smith with MP Paul Rowen and Rochdale Childer chairwoman Maureen Cooper

SIR Cyril Smith’s 80th birthday party raised almost £4,000 for charity.

Proceeds from the gala concert, featuring Jimmy Cricket and the Debrose Choir at the Town Hall in June, will be donated to Rochdale Childer, a charity which helps children in the borough.

He said: “The fact that we raised so much money for such a worthwhile cause was tremendous. As a founder of Rochdale Childer, I know the excellent job that they do for some of the most vulnerable young people in Rochdale.

MP Paul Rowen added: “Sir Cyril had a great night and we raised much more than we had anticipated. We are working with the Rochdale Childer team looking at a number of options of how to spend this windfall.”

Maureen Cooper, chairwoman of Rochdale Childer, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Sir Cyril’s big bash raised so much money. I can solemnly declare that not a penny will be wasted.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/local-news/charity-benefits-from-sir-cyrils-birthday-600273

THE big man celebrated his birthday with a big party on Saturday night.

MP Paul Rowen opened the gala concert by introducing a video montage of tributes from political colleagues and celebrity friends, including Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg, Paddy Ashdown, Lord David Steel, Coronation Street star William Roache and comedian Jim Bowen, before guests joined in a sing-a-long of his adopted theme tune.

Sir Cyril was as straight-talking as ever during his speech as he praised Mr Rowen,

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/local-news/big-bash-for-a-big-man-959059

Council leader Alan Taylor thanked Cyril for being ‘a great inspiration and teacher’.

Alan was of course the olden days Hennigan type character. Cyril Smith’s agent. Party to all the party intrigue. And still sitting pretty. Perhaps young Alan was Cyril’s favoured candidate when Rowen stole the crown? Seen here Alan is barefoot, as is the Rochdale Lib Dem wont even today, as the Rochdale Alternative Paper’s 1975 “playmate of the Century” or something like that.

http://chrispaul-labouroflove.blogspot.com/2008/09/sunday-cyril-corrupt-cyril-file.html

Rowen – Deputy head of a secondary school in Bradford (Yorkshire Martyrs) as well as leader of Rochdale Council

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/4581035.stm

Born in Rochdale, Rowen went to the Bishop Henshaw RC Memorial High School (became St Cuthbert’s RC High School in 1989 when Rochdale scrapped its three-tier system) on Shaw Road in Rochdale. From the University of Nottingham, he graduated with a BSc in Chemistry and Geology in 1976. From 1977-80, he taught Science at Kimberley School in Nottinghamshire. From 1980-6, he was Head of Chemistry at St Albans RC High School, Warren Lane in Oldham (now closed), then Head of Science at Our Ladys RC High School from 1986-90. From 1990-2005, he was Deputy Headteacher of Yorkshire Martyrs Catholic College on Westgate Hill Street in Tong, West Yorkshire.

Disgraced RE teacher found with 200 indecent images of children can continue teaching after Michael Gove gives go-ahead

Bettley, who joined St Mary’s in September 2001 from Yorkshire Martyrs Catholic School in Bradford, West Yorkshire,

By the time police seized his computer in December last year, he had viewed 143 images, assessed to be on the lowest “level one” on the scale for seriousness.

He downloaded another 46 more serious “level three” images, including scenes of child abuse, but they had not been viewed.

Instead of being taken to court, however, he was given the option of accepting a police caution.

https://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/operation-greenlight/yorkshire-humber/bradford/st-marys-catholic-school-menston/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/10104771/Teachers-who-view-child-pornography-to-be-banned-from-the-profession.html

Rowen – From 1990-2005, he was Deputy Headteacher of Yorkshire Martyrs Catholic College on Westgate Hill Street in Tong, West Yorkshire.

He was deputy headteacher when protected Bettley was at Martyrs Catholic School…

Bettley, who joined St Mary’s in September 2001 from Yorkshire Martyrs Catholic School

https://alchetron.com/Paul-Rowen-376983-W

Yorkshire Martyrs School linked to Kenya school via Rowen

A school in Kenya has finished building two new classrooms thanks to a £7,000 donation from its sister school in Bradford.

Yorkshire Martyrs Catholic College may be closing in 2010 but its name will live on in Marigat, Kenya, where the new school block has been dedicated to the Bradford school.

“The money that we raised was initially going to be used to bring a group of young Kenyans to Bradford.

“But as the visa situation could not be sorted out, we decided to put the money to good use by helping build the school block.”

The partnership was originally set up by former Yorkshire Martyrs deputy head teacher Paul Rowen, now MP for Rochdale, who visited the site with Mr Bishop in the summer

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/4009882.College_s_name_to_live_on_in_Kenya/

Paul Rowen WBro David Action who is also inevitably a big wheel in the local Rotary Club as well as one of the Rochdale Chapters of the hell’s Angels Freemasons – hence the strange handshake. I believe he is Mr Big in beds. Meanwhile a Mr Mason is Mr Big in used cars. Both are long time associates of Paul Rowen for his charidee activity – mainly to do with orphanages in East Africa.

http://chrispaul-labouroflove.blogspot.com/2009_01_25_archive.html

Greenland Orphanage

The Rochdale Greenland School and Orphanage appeal is a UK registered Charity established in Rochdale, Lancashire in June 2001.

It was established by Mr Rafiq Ahmed Arien and his family after a visit to Kampala, Uganda when he saw the conditions of poverty that many orphans and victims of AIDS had to live in.

Mr Rafiq Arien and his family are former Ugandan refugees who on settling in Rochdale in the 1970’s have established a successful retail and wholesale electrical business.

Together with his friends Councillor Paul Rowen and Mr Terry Mason they established The Greenland School and Orphanage Appeal which is raising money to build an orphanage and school in Uganda.

In August 2002 a group including Charity Chair Councillor Paul Rowen, Organiser Rafiq Arien and Mr Terry Mason travelled to Kampala for the Foundation Stone Lying Ceremony.

http://www.rgsorphanage.com/about-greenland.html

http://www.rgsorphanage.com/

Paul is in Keen-ya. Apparently sunning himself whilst doing charidee work at children’s homes.

Does anyone picture portly Paul Rowen in a pith helmet whilst on a colonial verandah, G&T in hand? The Happy Valley of Kenya has a reputation for “fun and games”. Were table tennis paddles packed in Paul’s trunk? Or will Rochdale’s current MP be too busy having slap up meals at various african Rotary clubs?

Will he be planning a trip to the bush? Is he popping over to Uganda to conduct some business in his second paid job working for a property company called Corinya?

So how do young Rochdale people become Parliamentary interns for Paul Rowen. Unlike Hazard County, surely this is not a “job for the boys”?

Paul explains:

“I’ve been very lucky over the last few months to have had a number of young people from Rochdale working as interns in both my London office and in Rochdale. These have included Natassa Malik whose father is a good friend of Sir Cyril Smith

http://rochdaleraw.blogspot.com/2009/08/how-to-get-job-with-paul-rowen-mp-as.html

Paul Rowen MP – member of the Beveridge Group as are John Hemming and Mike Hancock

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

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

Rowengate

The Ugandan Corinya does have a charidee element (a laudable children’s home- following Cyril Smith’s example of supporting the charity Rochdale Childer with its Moorland Home?).

http://rochdaleraw.blogspot.com/2009/05/rowengate-ugandan-shenanighans.html

Hancock has been the chairman of the southern region of the NSPCC since 1989

janellabooks‏ @janellabooks

Savile, Hancock, Bonner Pink. Emery Wallis, connected friends , also Ted Heath, and more. add Peter Ball into this mix, you have a flaming disgusting group

Did you know ex MP Hancock worked for childrens TV at BBC, on same corridor as Savile. Hancock and Savile also friends, and Bonner Pink!

 


5 June 1990

Leaders of some of the 19 councils that are fighting a poll-tax capping order line up outside the High Court. (l-r) Richard Farnell (Rochdale), Marie Rimmer (St Helens), Peter Ballard (Basildon), Joan Twelves (Lambeth), Sir Jack Layden (Rotherham), Margaret Hodge (Islington), Jim Dobbin (Rochdale, deputy), and Mike Goodman (Hammersmith).

link

Cassandra Cogno‏ @CassandraCogno

Cf Margaret Hodge who needs to name the officers who “misled” her into alleging children were paid & complaining to Press Commission

http://archive.islingtontribune.com/news/2014/sep/islington-child-abuse-scandal-haunts-margaret-hodge-politician-poised-run-mayor-london

Any Knowl View cover-up may also involve 1990s NW Labour personnel

 

 

…the Manchester Evening News carried a story claiming that the disgraced, deceased Liberal MP Cyril blackmailed an unnamed council leader into covering up Smith’s actions by threatening to reveal an incident of abuse by the council leader against a child in a public toilet.

 

 

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Over a month ago, in early September when the issue of child abuse at Knowl View home in Rochdale started to hit the news again because of its inclusion in the public inquiry into child sexual abuse, whistleblowers contacted the SKWAWKBOX with a number of allegations.

The first was that Greater Manchester Police (GMP) had stated that it would be making a ‘full disclosure’ of all evidence it had gathered in its investigation of events at Knowl View.

The second was that part of that disclosure would be that the leader of Rochdale Council had information about the abuse – and had kept it quiet. The person – a councillor – who knew he had received this information had, allegedly, subsequently been removed from all positions of responsibility by the council leader.

The SKWAWKBOX contacted Rochdale Council’s leader’s office and asked whether these claims were true. We were told – via a press officer – that the council leader absolutely denied them and would not be discussing them further.

The councillor said to have direct knowledge of events declined to take our calls. GMP was asked whether the information would be included in its disclosure – but its reply was essentially non-responsive:

Op Clifton report will be heard in full at the IICSA hearing in London in mid-October. You would need to ask IICSA as it is their inquiry.

IICSA had not yet heard the evidence, so this was a dead end. In the absence of options to corroborate the claims, there was no option but to shelve them and wait for developments.

Those developments have now begun.

Last week, evidence was given to the inquiry that matched the reports given to the SKWAWKBOX more than a month earlier. The comments began on the first day that evidence was taken, as the transcript of the session shows:

Despite its closure over two decades ago, Knowl View has continued to resurface, provoking concerns that investigations into what happened were deliberately concealed. It has been suggested that the local politicians were party to this and to suppressing allegations about Smith, regardless of their political allegiances. There has been rumour and speculation about some form of deal/pact between local political parties not to make allegations about Cyril Smith. We will call some of those politicians in the final week of the hearings so they can be asked more about that.

ITV news correspondent Matt O’Donoghue tweeted about it three days later, as claims were detailed:

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He then asked council leader Richard Farnell:

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A day later, the inquiry spoke to the then-head (in 1992) of social services about events at the time. That witness alleged not merely silence but interference:

Q: You made a distinction in your statement about inappropriate interference in departmental matters between Smith, on the one hand, and the then-leader of the council, Richard Farnell.

A. Yes.

Q. The distinction you made was that Cyril Smith interfered on a sort of granular level, in the cases of individuals, whereas Farnell was perhaps more to the sort of generalised approach to his interference.

Yesterday, the Manchester Evening News carried a story claiming that the disgraced, deceased Liberal MP Cyril blackmailed an unnamed council leader into covering up Smith’s actions by threatening to reveal an incident of abuse by the council leader against a child in a public toilet.

The SKWAWKBOX contacted Rochdale Council’s press office again today with the following:

In early September I called you about allegations that Richard Farnell knew about abuse at Knowl View and did not act. You told me he had absolutely denied it.

In view of the evidence coming out at the public inquiry about a council leader covering up information and indeed being involved in at least one act of abuse, do you wish to revise that position?

The response this time was different:

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The Head of Communications subsequently emailed to add:

And just to reiterate.. the leader maintains his denial

Labour’s HQ did not cover itself in glory in its handling of this blog’s enquiry, either. We wrote to the party at the same time as to the council and the police, detailing the information received, including the name of a councillor who alleged that Mr Farnell had told him privately that he had ignored a report on the abuse at Knowl View when the institution was still open.

The same councillor also claimed that he had informed Labour’s North-West regional office about that conversation – but that the report had been ‘buried’.

We asked Labour HQ the following questions:

  • Did ________ make such a report?
  • If so, what if any action did Labour take?
  • _________ used to be Rochdale Labour Group Whip, but says that Richard Farnell has since removed him from all positions. Why?

Labour HQ failed to respond until the SKWAWKBOX sent a follow-up email advising that we were about to publish an article on the matter and telling the party to provide any comments quickly if they wished to have the information included in the article.

We received a statement in reply that contained answers to none of the questions asked over a month ago:

The Labour Party is fully co-operating with the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

The allegations against Richard Farnell were put into the public domain by the IICSA (Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse) session transcripts and subsequently by the mainstream media.

They remain allegations only and the SKWAWKBOX does not claim that they are accurate, but their existence is indisputably of overwhelming public interest. There is no evidence so far to indicate that Mr Farnell is the unnamed council leader in the Manchester Evening News article and his continuing denial of cover-up allegations should of course be recognised by all, unless and until the allegations are proven in a court of law, should a case ensue.

However, should the police decide they merit investigation, officers should also be talking to people who worked in Labour’s north-west office at the time, because any cover-up is alleged to have extended there as well.

Any #KnowlView cover-up may also involve 1990s NW Labour personnel

Boys in special school were at risk of Aids

Alarm over sexual activities at a Rochdale council home has taken years to emerge.
9 September 1995

THEY were boys aged eight to 16 with learning difficulties, and what they needed from Knowl View special school in Rochdale was care. What they got, according to Phil Shepherd, a council HIV-prevention officer, was the risk of Aids.

Mr Shepherd was horrified by the situation he discovered when he made a sex-education day visit to the residential school in March 1991. In a report he made within a week to the town’s director of education, Mrs Diana Cavanagh, he set out a picture grimmer than anything Dickens imagined for Dotheboys Hall.

“Reputedly five of the junior boys have been or are involved in ‘cottaging’ in and around public toilets. Men as far away as Sheffield are believed to be aware of this activity and travel to Rochdale to take part.

“One eight-year-old is thought to have been involved. The police are aware of the problem. What action has been taken is not known.

Mr Shepherd was a member of the Rochdale Health Authority Aids unit. “We are committed to preventing the spread of HIV,” he wrote. “The boys in this school look to us to be increasingly at risk.”

He added: “Most people, not least parents of children at the school, would be horrified were these facts to be made known.”

They were not. Mrs Cavanagh assured him the problem was being addressed “through concerted professional action”. She asked him to circulate his report no further, and “not to undertake any independent action”.

The Aids team was not asked back in. Mr Shepherd’s report has remained unpublicised, and it is only now that parents of the boys in Knowl View are becoming aware of the risk their children ran and what they may have gone through.

The full story of Knowl View, which opened in 1969 and closed nine months ago, has never been made public, but is clearly visible in confidential council documents seen by the Independent on Sunday.

In essence, boys as young as eight were put at risk of Aids through prostitution and liaisons with known sex offenders, after a disintegration of control over several years.

Concerns about the sexual behaviour of the boys were first passed to the council as far back as 1988 by Dr Alison Frazer, a child psychiatrist at Rochdale’s Birch Hill Hospital, yet it was three years later that Mr Shepherd issued his dire warning about the Aids dangers facing them, and another year before the council received recommendations on restoring management control after its own inquiry.

That report, by Valerie Mellor, a consultant clinical psychologist, came in February 1992. In it, Mrs Mellor said there was no doubt up to a quarter of the pupils at the 48-place school had been involved in serious sexual incidents and the activity had continued “over a very long period of time …. It is very difficult to believe that this behaviour had not come to the attention of at least some members of staff.”

Although her report suggested that sexual activity was at an end, five months later a pupil and a former pupil, both 14, were cautioned by police for soliciting in the town’s Smith Street lavatories.

At the height of the affair, a known sex offender gained overnight access to the school and allegedly plied pupils with cider and cannabis cigarettes before sexually assaulting them. Official details are scant.

In her 1992 report Valerie Mellor said only: “In September 1990, an incident occurred involving an adult male intruder at the school. That intruder had sexual contact with one or more of the boys on school premises.”

But one boy  says he was raped and that at least one other boy in his house was forced to have oral sex with the intruder. He claims their cries for help went unanswered because the member of staff on “sleeping-in” duty was not there. The offender returned the next night, but that time was beaten off.

The alleged rape victim says he was never interviewed by the police. The teenager was awarded a legal-aid certificate last week to sue for damages, and on Friday Mark Walker, of solicitors Molesworths, who are representing him, applied to the council for the release of files. Mr Walker said there were serious questions about the way Rochdale handled the incident. “We are concerned that not enough was done afterwards to help our client.”

John Pierce, Rochdale council’s chief executive, said police had reviewed the case again recently and found nothing requiring further action.

He added: “The police have also stated quite clearly that they do not believe there is any substance in allegations of a ‘cover-up’ relating to incidents at the school and that all the issues involved were discussed and investigated at the time by a number of agencies and the necessary action taken then.”

The authority was already taking action before Mr Shepherd’s report, Mr Pierce said.

“Both social services and the police had become involved in dealing with issues related to inappropriate sexual activities involving Knowl View pupils and adults unconnected with the school,” he said. “Arrangements appropriate to each boy’s circumstances were made in relation to counselling and health advice.”

Mr Pierce said that staff had received sex-education training and advice on how to warn pupils of the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases.

But one care worker at the school said: “I would never work for this authority again. It is appalling that those people who were in charge still have jurisdiction over so many children’s lives.”

Martin Digan, 36, another former care worker, said: “I believe there has been a cover-up. Only a public inquiry can place responsibility where it should be placed.”

Parents are also dissatisfied. One 41-year-old mother believes the deterioration in her son’s behaviour was a direct result of the sexual activity he became involved in at the lavatories in Rochdale’s Smith Street – and of a vicious school environment in which, she says, on one occasion he was hit with a cricket bat.

Another mother, whose son is now in jail for causing grievous bodily harm, was informed of what happened at the school only six weeks ago by one of the other parents.

“I should have been told,” she said. “They’re pretty disgusting, aren’t they? All of the reviews I’ve sat at and none of this ever came out.”

Neither were staff and parents alone in their surprise. Bill Hopkins, who became a lay member of the governing body in late 1990, looked shocked when told last week about the prostitution. “I don’t know anything about that. I don’t know if any of the other governors did. As far as I understood it, the problem was [the known sex offender],” he said.

It seems to me that everybody at the time was contemplating their navel,” one adviser said.

“All the reports were on how the system failed and there was only a one- line reference in all the documents to the fact that the children might need some help. Rochdale let those kids down.”

Chris’s story

CHRIS (not his real name) can only now bring himself to admit what happened to him at Knowl View School. The memory leaves him furious.

He claims that when he was 14 he was raped by a known sex offender who gained access to the school one night and plied him with alcohol and cannabis.

He says: “I was hysterical. I couldn’t do anything. It was physical force. He threw me against the wall, threw me around the room.

“I was shocked and scared. He threatened to kill me if I told anybody.” Afterwards, he says, he lay in his bed terrified, hearing other pupils screaming.

Nobody came to help. He says the duty member of staff was not in his room.

Though Chris was later questioned by the school, he says he was never interviewed by the police.

Eventually he decided that nothing was being done – and began lashing out. He threw another pupil through a window. Once he was locked up in his bedroom for a week.

“I got to the stage where I was going to run off and find help elsewhere,” he said.

Then he decided that he had to learn to live with the experience. But that is difficult.

“If I saw [the intruder] now I’d kill him. I’ve been close to suicide and I’m extremely lucky I haven’t gone to prison.

“There were six in my dorm and two are in prison. One is serving ten- and-a half years for rape. The other shot a boy in the eye and blinded him.”

Chris was sent to Knowl View at the age of 12 because he had been disruptive at his previous school, but he believes he was too bright for the special school. He describes the lessons there as “a joke”.

He has no job and feels Knowl View deprived him of a chance in life.

“Before I went there I had a life. I don’t have one now. Sometimes I want to go to the Black Box [council offices] and just blow the whole lot of them,” he says.

“I was in care. That place was supposed to be full of qualified people to look after me and I don’t think they did. So they deserve to pay, don’t they?”

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/boys-in-special-school-were-at-risk-of-aids-1600318.html

Cyril Smith MP for Rochdale 1972 to 1992. Died in 2010 age 82.

He was unmarried had a brother Norman. Interestingly, Cyril Smith’s brother Norman was on Rochdale Council and was Rochdale Mayor 1986 – 1987 when Richard Farnell was Head of Council.

Harold Shipman had a practice at Todmorden and Hyde 1977 (31 years old) to 1998 (52 years old), during a period when Shipman was murdering one person a week, and where Jimmy Savile cycled passed regularly and Cyril Smith lived nearby (30 min drive – Emma Street, Rochdale) . It is known that Savile undertook necrophilia and was associated with Rochdale NHS Trust. The Janet Smith review – the Harold Shipman Inquiry, I am told, did not look into these matters. Savile died October 2011 age 85. Cyril Smith died Sept 2010 aged 82 and Harold Shipman found hanged in prison 2004 age 58. Harold Shipman ‘s wife Primrose was a child minder.

Cyril Smith MP behind
(1) the 1962 Cambridge House, hostel for boys – by November 1965 social worker had reported Cyril Smith for abusing boys

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2605635/Brave-boys-fat-man-branded-liars-How-Cyril-Smiths-victims-ignored-tried-expose-abuse-suffered-hands.html

(2) and the 1969 Knowl View school in Rochdale. Cyril Smith was Rochdale Mayor 1966 – 1967.
Knowl View School was labelled a “boy brothel”

In 1989 it’s alleged that Rochdale social workers were replaced by Londoners to sort out matters.

This would have been under Flowers and Farnell as they left council in 1992.

1994 Rochdale Council closed Knowl View School (Farnell and Flowers had left Rochdale Council in 1992) but nobody was ever prosecuted over abuse said to have taken place there.

Knowl View School had the 1991 Shepard Report and 1992 Mellor Report and closed 1994;

Paul Flowers:

Rev Paul Flowers’ links to Cyril Smith

The Rev Paul Flowers had close political links to Sir Cyril Smith, the late Liberal Democrat MP accused of several child abuse offences

Smith was originally a Labour councillor in Rochdale and later a Liberal then Liberal Democrat MP for the town from 1972 to 1992. His brother, Norman Smith, who was mayor of Rochdale in 1986-87, said that Mr Flowers sat on council committees with Sir Cyril.

“Cyril was more involved with [Paul Flowers] than me. Cyril was a councillor and MP at the time,” he said.

“They knew each other by being on the council, and of course he was a prominent minister. They were on committees together.”

Mr Smith said Mr Flowers was the minister of Champness Hall in Drake Street, in the centre of Rochdale.

A spokesman for Rochdale Borough Council confirmed that Mr Flowers was a councillor from 1988 to 1992. The minister served as vice-chairman of the social services committee in 1990/91, and sat on the committee in the previous and following years.

During that time, 16 children in the town were taken into care because it was alleged that they had been abused and forced into Satanic rituals.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/10466679/Rev-Paul-Flowers-links-to-Cyril-Smith.html

‘Crystal Methodist’: Former Co-op bank boss in ‘drugs and rent boys binge’

The Methodist minister appears to have been caught in a another scandal after his public fall from grace in November 2013

 Paul Flowers arrives to answer bail at Stainbeck Police Station, Leeds, April 2014

Paul Flowers, the disgraced former Co-operative bank boss, has been allegedly caught taking Class A drugs with rent boys during a hot-tub party in his home.

The Methodist minister, 65, spent 28 days in “life-changing” rehab after admitting drugs charges when he became embroiled in a previous scandal.

Paul Flowers conviction The Guardian 12 Dec 1985

Paul Flowers (ex Co-Op bank) was Vice Chair Rochdale Social Services 1988-92 conducted a review of alleged satanic csa at Knowl View School and it’s this report that seems not to have been made public, although requests have been made to Rochdale Council and Simon Danczuk MP for it to be public .

Its alleged that both Savile and Cyril Smith attended the satanic csa rituals.

 

“Currently nine alleged victims are suing Rochdale council over abuse they say they suffered while at the school.

Several also claim they reported that abuse to GMP both in the early 1990s and later during the Operation Cleopatra investigation into child abuse across the region in the late 1990s, but that nothing was done.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/knowl-view-school-scandal-police-7498775

AshkenaziHistory‏ @TheAshkenazi

Michael Todd joined GMP in 2002

Manchester police chief Michael Todd found dead at bottom of cliff

12 Mar 2008

A police spokesman said officers were unaware of any scandal in Mr Todd’s private life.

But Max Clifford, the publicist, said: “Someone phoned me a week ago and they had a Liverpool or Manchester accent. All they said was that they had a story about a top copper and that it was a big scandal and that they wanted to get a lot of money. I didn’t hear from them again and there was probably no connection at all with this.”

He played host to the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh when they visited Manchester.

Mr Todd began his career with Essex police in 1976, serving as a uniformed officer and a detective and was appointed Assistant Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire in 1995 before joining the Metropolitan Police.

He rose to the rank of assistant commissioner and supervised the policing of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations.

He became Manchester’s £122,000-a-year police chief in 2002

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1581401/Manchester-police-chief-Michael-Todd-found-dead-at-bottom-of-cliff.html

Todd was appointed an Assistant Chief Constable in Nottinghamshire in 1995, initially managing support services and then operational policing. In 1998, he was appointed as the Deputy Assistant Commissioner back in the Metropolitan Police. In 2000, following his promotion to Assistant Commissioner in the Metropolitan Police, he was responsible for Territorial Policing, covering all 32 London Boroughs. In 2002, he was selected as Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police from 2002 and in 2006 he became a vice-president of ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers), both posts he held until his death.[6]

In 2012, it was announced that Police officials are examining new claims of financial malpractice against Todd. Greater Manchester’s new Police Commissioner appealed for information about Michael Todd, former chief constable of the force. The claims centre on Todd’s role in drawing up unique contracts that allowed some staff to get enormous payoffs when they left the force.

After his death, Manchester Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Angie Robinson was reported to have been having an affair with Todd. It was later revealed that he was conducting numerous affairs with up to 38 different women

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_J._Todd

Todd’s numerous affairs over the past decade were an “open secret” among senior officers at Greater Manchester Police, his former employers Metropolitan Police and senior figures at Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary.

However, they turned a blind eye to his “reputation” – despite him suffering occasional depressive episodes, the risk of him being blackmailed and one of his mistresses being caught up in a police corruption scandal.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/3525937/Chief-Constable-Mike-Todd-had-relationships-with-38-women-as-chief-constable-of-Greater-Manchester-says-report.html

Investigation of CIA extraordinary rendition flights

Todd investigated on behalf of the Association of Chief Police Officers the extraordinary rendition flights conducted by the CIA to transport detainees.[7]

December 2012 – reported 48 survivors of Knowl View school

csahttp://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/local-news/files-reveal-the-full-horror-of-sexual-698079 …

LEANNE McKIE, MIKE TODD, JIMMY SAVILE, CYRIL SMITH, DON MACKINTOSH

http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2017/10/leanne-mckie-mike-todd-jimmy-savile.html

Paul Flowers to be quizzed over csa at Farnell controlled Rochdale Council Nov 2013:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2608675/Shamed-Co-op-boss-quizzed-cover-child-sex-Cyril-Smith-school-Flowers-targeted-QC-suppressed-reports-exposing-horrific-sweet-shop-paedophiles.html

“alarm bells were being rung constantly by health professionals 1988-1992 when Flowers” was head of social services and Farnell head of Rochdale Council.

But “no one would ever believe the story that ‘lovable Cyril’ would be abusing those he pretended to help – a man who could present himself as a saviour of the needy, while at the same time abusing them.”

Paul Flowers vice chair social services Rochdale 1988-92 under Farnell -Knowl View satanic csa – 2011 “resigned” from Bradford council due to inappropriate material

“Former Rochdale council leader Colin Lambert – who previously passed detectives a dossier on alleged abuse ” this was reported in MEN (Manchester Evening News) 8 & 11 & 17 June 2014

Jim Dobbin MP was highly critical of the selection of Richard Farnell as Head of Rochdale Council and mentioned this on BBC TV and reported in the media here (June 2014)
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/heywood-mp-slams-new-rochdale-7234251

Richard Farnell on Jim Dobbin. October 2014.

 

September 2014
Jim Dobbin MP dies of alcohol poisoning/ excess on an official Council of Europe visit to Poland* with Lord John Prescott and Sir Alan Meale MP.
Jim Dobbin MP was very critical of Farnell and Simon Danczuk. After Knowl View survivors were sent to his office, by Simon Danczuk’s office, the family banned the Danczuks from his funeral.

 

Councillor Richard Farnell, Samaritans branch Director Janet Murphy and Simon Danczuk celebrate 50 years of the Samaritans

Prince Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh (R) laughs with Simon Danczuk MP for Rochdale

Rochdale MP Danczuk is no stranger to scandal, having been suspended from the Labour Party in December 2015 over allegations of sending sexually explicit text messages to a 17-year-old girl.

Now, Vaz – Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee – is hitting headlines for allegedly paying male prostitutes for sex and discussing the possibility of paying for cocaine.

Soon after the Vaz scandal erupted, disgraced member of parliament Simon Danczuk leapt to defend his colleague, tweeting his support for Vaz.

“I’ve known Keith since I entered parliament. He makes a positive contribution to politics. He serves his constituents very well.

http://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/707591/Keith-Vaz-Simon-Danczuk-GMB-Susanna-Reid

Farnell now in his 50’s, has never married nor been seen with female company. Nor male company for that matter. Very reminiscent of Cyril Smith. Ooh errr !

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:uQEJiJCk2AYJ:northwestnationalists.blogspot.com/2014/03/labour-for-working-man-what-is-it-with.html+&cd=4&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

 

The Insider: Liverpool council’s press office.

HAVE standards slipped at Liverpool council’s press office since spinmeister general Matt Finnegan was suspended? According to official council documents seen by the Insider, the reading matter of choice at the press office has taken a distinctly comic turn. For on an order form for national and local daily newspapers there is one very special request – for a copy of the Beano (young lads magazine)  for senior press officer Richard Farnell. Could it be that one time parliamentary candidate Mr Farnell has a bit of Dennis the Menace about him or is he simply reliving his childhood days

https://www.thefreelibrary.com/The+Insider%3A+Liverpool+council%27s+press+office.-a0135460918

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

 

Vote of No Confidence in Rochdale Council leader Richard Farnell

Cllr Richard Farnell is overseeing austerity cuts to the most needy in our Borough at the same time as defending a 34% rise in Councillors allowances and a 51% rise for himself.

https://www.change.org/p/rochdale-councillors-vote-of-no-confidence-in-rochdale-council-leader-richard-farnell

Rochdale council leader brands political rival a ‘turd’ on Twitter

Richard Farnell was involved in a Twitter spat over apparent illegal parking

Rochdale council’s leader has branded a political rival a ‘turd’ on Twitter – for highlighting his apparent illegal parking.

Richard Farnell was snapped over the weekend on Drake Street in the centre of Rochdale, next to his car.

It was parked on double yellow lines and on ‘no loading at any time’ lines, clearly marked on the kerb.

When his apparent breach was pointed out to him online, Coun Farnell claimed he had a blue badge displayed out of shot.

 

However, although blue badges entitle holders to park on double yellow lines for up to three hours, they don’t if there are ‘no loading’ markings on the kerb.

When called out on it on Twitter, Coun Farnell responded with fury, calling his critics ‘plonkers’.

He replied to Lib Dem political rival David Hennigan, who had said he was ‘banged to rights’, with the tweet: “Who says so? You? No obstruction just a nasty turd trying to cause trouble.”

Parking illegally on a double yellow line carries a £70 fixed penalty notice.

In response to the spat the Liberal Democrats – who are campaigning hard in Rochdale ahead of the local elections – have called for Coun Farnell to be fined.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/rochdale-council-leader-twitter-turd-11036496

Richard Farnell

“Councillor Richard Farnell is a trained journalist and communications professional.

 

My Sweet Landlord‏ @MySweetLandlord

Richard Farnell claims he knew nothing about Knowl View until 2014. As a journalist in 1995, did he miss this?

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/boys-in-special-school-were-at-risk-of-aids-1600318.html

He has worked on newspapers throughout the North West and worked in local government public relations for several years. He recently retired from Liverpool City Council where he ran their Press Office and was an advisor to the directly-elected Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson.

“Richard was elected a Labour Councillor for Balderstone and Kirkholt ward in 2012. It is his second stint on the Council after a 20-year break. Richard was previously Leader of the Council in the 1980s. He was elected Leader of the Labour Group and Leader of the Council in May 2014 and is responsible for the policy direction of the council. He is also responsible for regeneration and special projects and sits on the Board of the Rochdale Development Agency and Rochdale Boroughwide Housing.” [1]

Coun Richard Farnell, Rochdale Council leader, a position he came to as a result of a so-called “coup” in 2014 within the local Labour Party group. [1]

Farnell was the former head of Liverpool City Council’s press office. In early 2013 it was reported that “Richard Farnell has made it to 26 out of 29 meetings at Rochdale council since last May – despite being unable to work as office manager for Liverpool’s elected mayor Joe Anderson since last summer.” [2]

 

First broadcast in September 2013, this is the Channel 4 Dispatches documentary that explored the horrific scale of Cyril Smith‘s sexual abuse of children and the how the police, crown prosecution service and MI5 not only knew of his activities but actively protected him from being prosecuted for his crimes.


Cyril smith confesses to police combi

Of course, no one in the police forces involved, the CPS or in MI5 has been held to account for aiding and abetting Smith’s vile crimes against children

https://imincorrigible.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/cyril-smith-the-paedophile-mp-and-the-police-and-mi5-cover-up-dispatches-documentary-video/

Secret service infiltrated paedophile group to ‘blackmail establishment’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In 1981, Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens used Parliamentary privilege to name Sir Peter Hayman, the deputy director of MI6, as a member of PIE and an active paedophile. In 1983 Mr Dickens gave the Home Office a dossier of what he claimed was evidence of a paedophile network of “big, big names, people in positions of power, influence and responsibility”. The Home Office says the dossier no longer exists.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

So I’ll ask once again: What did do with the boxes of documents from Mary Moss?

Tim Raison – he was helped and promoted by alleged satanist William Whitelaw, becoming his PPS in the Northern Ireland Office in 1972.

Edward Heath made him a junior education minister under Margaret Thatcher the following year

He edited Crossbow, the Bow Group magazine

In 1967 he was also elected to Richmond upon Thames council

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2011/nov/10/sir-timothy-raison-obituary

Raison was a minister under Edward Heath and Margaret Thatcher, gaining a reputation as the keeper of the party’s conscience on such issues as immigration, refugees, child benefit and social policy.

thanks to the support of Willie Whitelaw, Raison served as Minister of State at the Home Office from 1979, and as Overseas Aid Minister from 1983

Mr Whitelaw’s team at the Home Office – Tim Raison and Leon Brittan

…member of the Inner London Education Authority

Timothy Raison was sworn of the Privy Council in 1982 and knighted in 1991.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/politics-obituaries/8877400/Sir-Timothy-Raison.html

From 1960 to 1966 he headed the Youth Service Development Council

Raison told me that if he had political heroes they would be Rab Butler and Sir Robert Peel

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/sir-timothy-raison-tory-minister-who-also-co-founded-new-scientist-6260304.html

He shared a flat in Tufton Street, near the House of Commons, with fellow Old Etonians Douglas Hurd and Philip Ziegler.

John Major was pps to Tim Raison 1981-83 at the Home Office

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

MUSIC box collector and clock maker Keith Harding, whose staff restored antiques for royalty, played a vital role in Britain’s biggest child sex ring.

Leon Brittan and Cyril Smith were both regular visitors to the shop.

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The former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe would also drop by along with key members of the vile Paedophile Information Exchange Steven Adrian Smith and Tom O’Carroll.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/576187/Keith-Harding-MPs-Leon-Brittan-Cyril-Smith-Jeremy-Thorpe

Corbyn Conundrum‏ @Jigsawman2014

,,,all at it together do you think? Northern MPs like Cyril and Brittan together with Savile and the Scarborough mafia?

 

Michael Evans @Mikey2017Evans

The IICSA say what is the link with Cyril, Keith Harding and MI5 Secret Services, why are they involved? ANSWER…

Establishment paedophiles Jimmy Savile and Keith Harding

The Freemason Lodge Mercurius 7507 Keith Harding, close friend of Cyril Smith was Grand Master of “The Spies Lodge”

Harding met MPs Cyril Smith and Leon Brittan in the 1980s when he ran a north London antiques store.

Thirty-five years ago he appeared alongside paedophile television presenter Jimmy Savile in a Christmas special of Jim’ll Fix It.

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

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

One of his staff, who worked for him between 1980 and 1987, said: “Leon Brittan and Cyril Smith were both regular visitors to the shop.

Usually they would come in via the side door, other times they would ring the bell at the front entrance and come in.

“They’d straight away ask for Keith who would be coming down the stairs.

“Then they would then either go up to his office for a private meeting or they’d go out for several hours.”

The former worker added: “The shop had many high profile customers, including the Royals

Jeremy Thorpe too was an occasional visitor.”

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/576187/Keith-Harding-MPs-Leon-Brittan-Cyril-Smith-Jeremy-Thorpe

A British antiques expert who restored items for royalty was a child abuser involved in a notorious paedophile campaign group, the BBC can reveal.

Keith Harding was active in the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), according to documents seen by the BBC.

A former chairman of the British Horological Institute, he appeared alongside Jimmy Savile in a Christmas edition of the BBC’s Jim’ll Fix It.

Harding, who died in June, had been convicted of sex offences in the 1950s.

A man who appeared on the Christmas 1980 episode as a boy has told BBC News the feature was “set up” by the production team, who approached the family and asked for a letter to Savile to be written.

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

Lord Caccia (right), the Lord Prior of St John invests Mr Cyril Smith

 Lord Caccia (right), the Lord Prior of St John invests Mr Cyril Smith (left) the Liberal Party Chief Whip as a Serving Brother of the Order of St John at todays investiture at the Grand Priory Church, Clerkenwell. Mr Smith has served St John for 18 years and is currently president of the Roche Ambulance Cadet Division, Rochdale.

The Duke of Gloucester wearing the mantle of the Grand Prior of the Order at an investiture

Keith Harding had members of the royal family as clients and appeared with Jimmy Savile on Jim’ll Fix it

Savile with the Duke of Gloucester

Savile’s brother canvassed for Cyril – he even stood for election-Battersea with Honor Blackman as celeb attraction. And of course Honor was around Hebden Bridge – another Savile haunt – all palsy walsy.

Late Liberal Democrat MP Sir Cyril Smith had a close friendship with Jimmy Savile, The Sun has revealed.

Smith, who died in 2010 aged 82, reportedly bonded with Savile after meeting him at a medieval banquet forty years ago.

In his autobiography Big Cyril, the MP whom police have now acknowledged abused young boys, recounts meeting the DJ.

He said: “I once attended a medieval banquet at Worsley, Lancashire, along with Jimmy Savile. When I joined in the community singing, Jimmy blurted out: ‘You’ve got a nice voice there, Cyril, you must come on my programme!’ That’s how I ended up singing ‘She’s a Lassie from Lancashire’ on Clunk Click.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/11/29/paedophiles-cyril-smith-jimmy-savile-friends-_n_2210121.html

Jeremy Thorpe, Cyril Smith and Davis Steel

Paedophile  Sir Clement Freud was nominated for his knighthood by David Steel – who also put Cyril Smith up for the same gong 

  • Ex-Lib Dem leader Lord Steel nominated Clement Freud for a knighthood
  • Freud, a disgraced MP and former TV and radio star, became a Sir in 1987
  • Also revealed Lord Steel backed child abuser Cyril Smith for knighthood
  • Cabinet Office confirmed who proposed Freud to be a Sir after an appea

Cyril Smith admitted spanking and touching boys, but I let him stay, says Lord Steel

Lord Steel, the former Liberal leader, said he confronted Cyril Smith over allegations that he spanked and touched teenager

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/liberaldemocrats/10796546/Cyril-Smith-admitted-spanking-and-touching-boys-but-I-let-him-stay-says-Lord-Steel.html

 

Paedophile MP Cyril Smith was in league with another appalling child sex abuser who set up satanic rituals and raped children as young as TWO, the Sunday People has discovered.

Victim Michael Roberts, 40, today bravely puts aside his right to ­anonymity to tell for the first time how he was only six when he was sexually abused by 29-stone politician Smith.

And shockingly he has revealed his devil-worshipping stepdad Michael Horgan organised the horrendous ordeal. Horgan made a deal with the man who went on to be knighted after years as a ­respected Member of Parliament.

Michael claims Smith, who was also a close pal of Jimmy Savile, told him he had been “a naughty boy” before forcing him to take part in a perverted spanking and groping ritual.

Now studying for a counselling ­qualification, Michael fought back tears as he recalled: “I was frightened of him because of his size. But by then I was getting abused by so many people I’d just got used to it.”

Horgan, who has also used the name Shaun O’Donnell, became known as the High Priest of Satan.

Michael Horgan
Devil worshiper: Perv Michael Horgan organised abuse

He was jailed for 10 years and placed on the sex offenders’ register after he was found guilty of six sex abuse ­charges in 1992. Smith died in 2010 aged 82.

Horgan organised a series of satanic-themed orgies for like-minded paedos.

In one of them he raped little Michael and an even younger female child before watching on as others did the same.

He organised outdoor “parties” for these activities on Saddleworth Moor, where child killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley had buried their victims.

Youngsters from two to 13 were drugged, tortured and sexually abused during the satanic “ceremonies”.

The shock revelation over the satanist and MP’s friendship raises questions over any role Smith and Jimmy Savile may have played in Horgan’s paedo ring.

Horgan was also pals with Raymond Hewlett, the child rapist questioned in relation to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Michael added: “Michael Horgan used to take me out to ‘visit’ people ­regularly. It didn’t seem that far away. It didn’t take us long to get there. We went there in a taxi. Just me and Michael Horgan.

“I can’t remember where it was, just that it was a long row of houses and that it wasn’t far from where we lived in Rochdale.”

Michael says the visit had obviously been set up beforehand as local MP Smith ­greeted him by his first name when he walked in the room.

He added: “We went into the house. He was a big fat guy. They (Horgan and Cyril) were talking between themselves. It looked like it had been pre-planned because he (Cyril) said, ‘Hello, Michael.’

According to police records, prosecutors were given evidence about him in 1970, 1998 and 1999 but charges were never brought.

He was finally exposed as a ­paedophile in November last year. The Crown Prosecution Service admitted he should have been charged.

One of his victims claimed he was sexually abused in a room in the Houses Parliament as MPs walked past.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/pervert-mp-cyril-smith-pals-1546290

High priest of evil set free to prey on children
14 March 1999
The News of the World
Paul McMullan and Amanda Revell Walton

Satan sex monster abused his own kids..then let sick disciples do the same

A sick ‘high priest’ of Satan who raped his own kids, then handed them to devil worshipers for more abuse will this week be FREED to prey on other tots.

Michael Horgan hung his naked daughter and stepson on HOOKS and tied them to a CROSS so his ‘disciples’ could torture and film them.

Yet he only served half his ten-year jail sentence before being transferred to a bail hostel last May.

And on Tuesday the monster- whose youngest victim was only TWO -will be back on the streets unsupervised.

Vile Horgan, 50-who has changed his name to Shaun O’Donnell-would normally have his identity cloaked by the same laws which guarantee his victims anonymity.

But today his daughter Philomena, now 21, and stepson Michael, 26, have taken the amazingly brave decision to reveal themselves.

For they want the world to see the evil that is their father- and every parent to be warned that he is back on the loose. Philomena and Michael even found the courage to tell of the torment they suffered at Horgan’s hands as they grew up in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.

http://raymondhewlett.blogspot.com/1999/03/high-priest-of-evil-set-free-to-prey-on.html

 

‘Nick Clegg ignored letters from lawyers’ over Cyril Smith claims

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/feb/27/nick-clegg-ignored-letters-lawyers-cyril-smith

Nick Clegg refuses to hold inquiry into Cyril Smith child abuse allegations

The Liberal Democrat leader says allegations of child abuse spanning decades are a matter for police as he denies having any knowledge of rumours surrounding the former Rochdale MP

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/nick-clegg/10765504/Nick-Clegg-refuses-to-hold-inquiry-into-Cyril-Smith-child-abuse-allegations.html

Nick Clegg issued a tribute on his 80th birthday and when Cyril Smith died.

The man who knew nothing: As Cyril Smith furore grows, MPs and child campaigners scorn Clegg for claiming that he was too young to know about his abuse

  • Nick Clegg says he was too young to know about Smith’s vile acts
  • Allegations published in magazines in 1979 and aired publicly in 1987
  •  Smith’s actions known in Westminster and his constituency, critics say
  • Vince Cable said there could have been a cover-up on a ‘very large scale’

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2604670/The-man-knew-As-Cyril-Smith-furore-grows-MPs-child-campaigners-scorn-Clegg-claiming-young-know-abuse.html

Cyril Smith and asbestsos

How the world’s biggest asbestos factory tried to stop campaigners exposing the killer dust’s dangers

Turner and Newall spied on journalists and activists before trying to accuse the of being communists in the 1980s

executives at Rochdale-based asbestos giant Turner and Newall monitored people they considered to be “subversive” and kept a dossier on their activities at the height of the debate about the mineral’s safety in the 1980s.

They also enlisted the help of disgraced Rochdale MP Cyril Smith in a clandestine but ultimately unsuccessful bid to discredit the makers of an award-winning documentary that told how asbestos workers were dying from cancer.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/how-the-worlds-biggest-asbestos-factory-tried-to-stop-campaigners-exposing-the-killer-dusts-dangers-a6798236.html

The boy who grew up to be Blair’s favourite priest

By FATHER MICHAEL SEED

Along my path, I met the late Cardinal Basil Hume. (Who invited Jimmy Savile to the Athenaeum Club.) This holy and humble man, with such a lively sense of fun and serenity, would become my mentor and friend. I was ordained a deacon in 1985.

On January 1, 1988, Cardinal Hume asked me if I would become his secretary for ecumenical affairs.

I accepted with joy and gratitude and began an eventful and extremely happy 11-year association with him, which I still cherish.

I was even more delighted when his successor, Cardinal Cormac Murphy- O’Connor, asked me, in spring 2000, if I would continue in that role during his tenure as archbishop – a ministry I still hold to this day.

Jimmy Savile & Cardinal Basil Hume

Sir Jimmy Savile causes anguish at the Athenaeum

The late Cardinal Basil Hume is being held responsible for the election of Sir Jimmy Savile as a member of the Athenaeum

Savile had to wait only two months before being admitted to the club in 1984.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/celebritynews/9596850/Sir-Jimmy-Savile-causes-anguish-at-the-Athenaeum.html

 

Why did the CPS abandon investigation into Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor?

As the full scale of the British Establishment’s cover-up of child sex abuse becomes apparent, Alistair McBay argues it is time for the Crown Prosecution Service to make public its reasons for dropping the investigation into Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor 12 years ago.

http://www.secularism.org.uk/opinion/2015/03/why-did-the-cps-abandon-investigation-into-cardinal-cormac-murphy-oconnor

Fr Michael Seed of Knowl View

Tony Blair’s chaplain Fr Michael Seed describes being sexually abused by one of its teachers David Higgins.

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-34262186

Tony Blair’s priest fixed papal knighthoods for cash: Senior Catholic took up to £50k donations for honours

Andrew’s secret Palace talks with controversial priest, Fr Seed, who converted Tony Blair and the Duchess of Kent to Catholicism

Sir Eldon Griffiths
The wedding in Bury St Edmunds will be followed by a reception at the Athenaeum Club and a blessing the next day by Fr Michael Seed at the Carlton. 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2348630/Pippatips-Parody-Pippa-Middleton-peril-say-lawyers.html

Cyril Smith, This Is Your Life: A Timeline

Below is a timeline for Sir Cyril Smith MBE which we hope will provide a quick and easy reference resource. It is by no means definitive and if anyone has information that can help make it better then please post it as a comment. Even if we don’t add them to the timeline, such comments will be useful to anyone researching Cyril Smith in the future.

Timelines like this can be useful but they can also have their drawbacks. As a positive this one clearly highlights no less than 12 occasions when the police became aware, to a greater or lesser degree, of Cyril Smith’s offending or his unhealthy and illegal interest in young boys, These 12 entries are in bold.  In my view, this timeline also clearly demonstrates a cover-up and complicity by the authorities which allowed Cyril Smith to continue to offend.

As a negative, this timeline does not adequately illustrate the fact that Cyril Smith was continuously offending throughout the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. As I understand it, Greater Manchester Police are still investigating Cyril Smith’s sexual offending against young boys and hopefully a report will be published in due course which will better illustrate the appalling scale of Cyril Smith’s offending. However, until such a report is published this is the best that can be done.


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Sir Cyril Smith MBE. This Is Your Life.

Timelines

Knowl View School Timeline

1969 Knowl View Residential School for opened for children with learning difficulties.

1988 Concerns about the sexual behaviour of the boys were first passed to the council by Dr Alison Frazer, a child psychiatrist at Rochdale’s Birch Hill Hospital [3]

1990 Sept  An incident occurred involving an adult male intruder at the school. That intruder had sexual contact with one or more of the boys on school premises. Mellor report  [3]

1991 Rev Flowers, disgraced ex boss of Coop was vice-chair of the social services committee in 1991 [6]

1991 Mar Phil Shepherd visited Knowl View. 1 week later Phil Shepherd had written the report and submitted it to Mrs Diana Cavanagh, Director of Education. [3]

1991 Apr 11 Investigation by police and social services requested by DOE [5]

1991 May 31 Social Services say No case to answer!! [5]

1992 Feb Report  by Valerie Mellor, a consultant clinical psychologist. In it, Mrs Mellor said there was no doubt up to a quarter of the pupils at the 48-place school had been involved in serious sexual incidents and the activity had continued “over a very long period of time …. It is very difficult to believe that this behaviour had not come to the attention of at least some members of staff.” [3]  Her report suggested that sexual activity was at an end.

1992 c.Jul A pupil and a former pupil, both 14, were cautioned by police for soliciting in the town’s Smith Street lavatories [3]

1995 Knowl View School Closed down [5]Whistleblower Martin Digan, whose appointment as the school’s head of care heralded its closure [6]

1995 Sep 10 Independent [3]  John Pierce, Rochdale council’s chief executive, said police had reviewed the case again recently and found nothing requiring further action. He added: “The police have also stated quite clearly that they do not believe there is any substance in allegations of a ‘cover-up’ relating to incidents at the school and that all the issues involved were discussed and investigated at the time by a number of agencies and the necessary action taken then.”

2013 Sep 11 Exaro Nick Fielding [4]  Knowl View files. Council warned of scandal

2014 Apr 12 Telegraph Melanie Hall [8] and Liberal party allegedly ‘covered up’ MP Cyril Smith’s four decades of abusing children

2014 April Police began a fresh investigation into allegations of abuse and a possible cover-up at Knowl View. A separate independent inquiry is investigating whether Rochdale Council could have done more. [5]

2014 Jun 3 BBC Richard Bilton [5]  Knowl View: Report into abuse at Rochdale school ‘suppressed’

2014 Jun 3 FOI Request [1] for Shepherd Report on Knowl View

2014 Jul 7 ITV Council suspends review for police investigation [7]

2014 Sep 17 Shepherd Report [2] heavily redacted released in reply to Jun 3 2014 request.

https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2014/09/17/the-shepherd-report-1991-knowl-view-rochdale-child-abuse/


Cyril Smith Timeline

 

28th June 1928- Cyril Smith is born in Rochdale Lancashire, the illegitimate son of  Eva Smith who worked in service to a local cotton mill-owning family. He has a sister, Eunice and a brother Norman. They never learn who their father is.

1945- Cyril Smith joins the Liberal Party

1951- Cyril Smith leaves the Liberal Party and joins Labour

1952- Cyril Smith was elected a Labour Party councillor for the Falinge ward of Rochdale. As a councillor, Cyril became governor of twenty-nine local schools and would often visit them.

1956-  Cyril Smith buys St Mary’s Gate newsagent and tobacconist. (It was demolished in 1959 as part of a re-development scheme).

Late 1950s-Smith’s newsagent on St Mary’s Gate was put under police surveillance as there had been concerns that boys were entering from the rear of the property.  (Source Mike Smith, CID).

Late 50s-  Cyril Smith gets a criminal record and is bound over to keep the peace for twelve months after breaching public lottery laws and trying to sell a lottery ticket to the chief constable of Rochdale.

1960- Cyril Smith sets up and manages Rochdale’s first bingo hall with Fred Ratcliffe, the Rochdale football club chairman.

1961-  The first victim of Smith that the police know of was groomed in December 1961 after a visit to a school carol service.  The boy was fourteen years old and Cyril pays for singing lessons for him and soon sexually abuses him.

1962- Cyril Smith helps to set up Cambridge House, an independently run hostel for homeless boys funded by Rotary club and Rochdale council .

1964- Ronald Neal is physically attacked by Smith at Cambridge House, his head smashed against a wall and two teeth knocked out.  He is taken to hospital for stitches and but when he explained what had happened to him was advised to say he had fallen over.

lyndon price

Lyndon Price, Head of Social Services, Rochdale (1965-1971)

 1965 – Lyndon Price, Head of Social Services, Rochdale (1965-1971) goes to the Chief Constable Patrick Ross concerning allegations of improper behaviour by Cyril Smith at Cambridge House.Nothing was done at this time but soon after Cambridge House closed.

1966- Cyril Smith was appointed the Mayor of Rochdale and visits every single school in Rochdale that year.  He claimed that children love meeting him – ‘It’s like a fairy story for them’.

June 1966- Cyril Smith is appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) ‘For services to youth’ in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

1967- Cyril Smith MBE resigns the Labour whip and becomes an independent until 1970.

Knowl View Special School

Knowl View Special School

1969- Cyril Smith helps to found Knowl View Special School. He will be a governor of the school with his own access all areas pass key for the next 34 years.

Jack Tasker

Jack Tasker, Detective Constable Lancashire Police CID (1966-1973)

 1969-1970-  Rochdale Borough Police Force begin new investigation under the leadership of Chief Inspector Derek Wheater into Cyril Smith regarding  Cambridge House allegations, 8 former residents are witnesses. Finding his investigation being subtly obstructed, he asks Detective Constable Jack Tasker of the county CID to investigate. Tasker interviews Cyril Smith under caution. Smith denies the allegations but Tasker believes the 8 witnesses. However, before Jack Tasker can make his report 2 senior police officers demand all the evidence and order Tasker to cease his investigation. However, this was not a cover-up. The investigation was in fact taken over by Detective Superintendent Jack Watson who concluded that Smith “used his unique position to indulge in a sordid series of indecent episodes with young boys toward whom he had a special responsibility.”

Jack McCann MP

Jack McCann MP

Cyril Smith asked the then Rochdale MP John ‘Jack’ McCann for help and he spoke to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Despite the evidence file running to 80 pages to case was swiftly dropped, the DPP commenting that “any charges of indecent assault found on these allegations, as well as being somewhat stale, would be in my view be completely without corroboration. Further, the character of some of these young men would be likely to render their evidence suspect.”

1970- Cyril Smith rejoins the Liberal Party and is controversially selected as the parliamentary candidate in the 1970 general election. He comes second.

1970- CPS records indicates file received on Smith, aged, 42, for allegation(s) relating to indecent obscene publications. (Source)

May 1972 – Smith is stripped of committee chairmanships when Labour regained control of council.

October 1972- Following the death of the Labour MP John ‘Jack’ McCann in July, Cyril Smith  is elected in a by-election  and becomes the member of Parliament for Rochdale.

1974- Smith is returned as Rochdale’s MP in both of the general elections of that year (Feb 28th and Oct 10th).

June 1975- Smith is appointed as the Liberal Party Chief Whip.

Tony Robinson

Detective Sergeant Tony Robinson of Lancashire Special Branch (1964-1981)

It is around this time that Detective Sergeant Tony Robinson of Lancashire Special Branch saw the Cyril Smith criminal file which had been locked in a safe at Lancashire Special Branch since the police investigations of 1969-1970.

Mid 1970s-Jimmy  Savile appears with Cyril in a Liberal Party political broadcast giving his backing to the party.

1976- Following the election of David Steel as leader of the Liberal Party, Cyril Smith resigns as Chief Whip for ‘health reasons’.

Paul Foulston

Detective Constable Paul Foulston, Thames Valley Police CID (1976-1988)

1976- In an unconnected investigation , Detective Constable Paul Foulston, Thames Valley Police CID visits a youth at Ashford Young Offenders Centre to eliminate him from a murder inquiry. He and his sergeant are spoken to outside of the centre by two Metropolitan Police Special Branch officers who attempt to  stop them interviewing the youth as it would “not be in the national interest” to do so. They ignored the warning and interviewed the 18 year old youth anyway. After the youth had been eliminated from the murder inquiry he proceeded to tell the two police officers that he had been in a relationship with Cyril Smith for many years and that he had been discarded for a younger boy who had in turn been discarded in favour of a boy even younger. Detective Constable Paul Foulston quotes the youth as saying ” that when they were young and tight, they excited him [Cyril Smith] when they became older he lost interest in them.”

March 1977- The parliamentary Liberal Party enter into a confidence and supply agreement with the Labour government (Lib/Lab Pact).

Soon after this Detective Sergeant Tony Robinson of Lancashire Special Branch was contacted by MI5 using the code term ‘Box 500’ demanding that the Cyril Smith file that was locked in their safe be sent by special courier that day to them in London.

Late 1970s-  Martin Digan, a social worker, begins work at Knowl View School.  He complained that Smith and his friend, the Conservative councillor, Harry Wild, chair of the board of govenors at Knowl View, would enter the school for no reason but to look at the boys.  Digan put in several complaints but was threatened with disciplinary action by the headmaster and warned not to complain about Smith again or else he would face dismissal.

Late 1970s- Ron Foynes, a member of the Royal Military Police Company based in central London says that Smith was detained on a number of occasions in the late 1970s by the Royal Parks Constabulary after he was caught ‘in acts of gross indecency with young lads’ in the public toilets close to the junction of Marlborough Road and the Mall.  On each occasion they had been told to discontinue their inquiries due to Smith’s status.

1978-  Cyril Smith molests an 11-year-old boy at the National Liberal Club in London.

May 1979- Smith is returned as Rochdale’s MP in the general election of that year.

Smith the Man-RAP

May 1979- The Rochdale Alternative Press(RAP) publish the Cambridge House allegations. The story is taken up by The New Statesman and Private Eye but none of the mass circulation newspapers take the story up. It is revealed following the death of Jeremy Thorpe that Thorpe’s defence barrister, George Carman QC, has put pressure on the press not to report the RAP allegations as it could prejudice his clients trial for Conspiracy to Murder.

In response to the RAP story about Smith a spokesman for the Liberal Party was quoted as saying, “All he seems to have done is spanked a few bare bottoms”

The Director of Public Prosecutions tells the Rochdale Alternative Press that they could not ‘confirm or deny’ receiving files of evidence incriminating Smith.

1980s-  Smiths car was pulled over on the motorway and a box of indecent images of children found in the boot.  He was put in a  cell but police received a phone call from London and he was released without charge.  Senior officers had threatened the officers involved with dismissal if Smith was not released immediately.

1981- Police operation started in 1981. It targeted south London addresses including a flat in Coronation Buildings, Lambeth – a tenement block less than a mile from Parliament and found substantial evidence of men abusing boys aged about 14. A hidden camera was installed in the flat with the help of a caretaker. Cyril Smith and a senior member of Britain’s intelligence services were among the suspects filmed. The investigation also had evidence on two senior police officers.

Cyril Smith was later arrested after reportedly taking part in a sex party with teenage boys  but he was released that night and a sergeant who wanted to keep him in custody was reprimanded.

June 1982- Following the police raid on the Elm Guest House, Barnes, South West London, allegations are made against Cyril Smith regarding the sexual abuse of a young boy. Much later in Sept 2013 Cyril Smith’s attendance at the guest house is confirmed by police.

1983/1984- CPS records indicate file received on Smith, aged 55, for allegation(s) in relation to Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889 [Bribery] (Source)

June 1983- Smith is returned as Rochdale’s MP in the general election of that year.

Done Hale

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Summer 1984- According to Don Hale, then editor of the Bury Messenger, he received a dossier concerning the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) and supporters within Parliament from Barbara Castle who was then a member of the European Parliament. Cyril Smith, who was not named in the documents visited him at his office and tried to persuade him that the allegations were “poppycock” and that he should not publish them. Later, Special Branch seized the documents. (Source)

June 1987- Smith is returned as Rochdale’s MP in the general election of that year.

1987-1989- Cyril Smith is investigated as part of Operation Hedgerow, an investigation which would expose two paedophile rings. Smith’s involvement is never followed up.

1988 – A former police officer has told how he called at a house in Stockport in 1988 after a complaint that the occupier had been committing a lewd act in his window in front of a newspaper boy. When he arrived he said Cyril Smith was there, together with a police officer in civilian clothes and two teenage boys, aged about 14 to 15 yrs old, both drunk – one a runaway from a children’s home.

Cyril Smith and the police officer left the house and the other man, a known offender, was cautioned. The retired police officer further alleges he was summoned to a meeting with a senior officer and mentoring officer and told ‘in no uncertain terms’ to say nothing about the incident (source).

3 March 1988- The Liberal Party merge with the SDP to form the Liberal Democrats

June 1988- After being nominated by David Steel, the leader of the Liberal Party faction, Cyril Smith MBE is knighted in the Birthday Honours list and becomes Sir Cyril Smith MBE.

July 1988- Paddy Ashdown is elected as the leader of the newly created Liberal Democrats.

1990s – Police investigate Smith regarding abuse Knowl View

April 1992- Sir Cyril Smith steps down as Rochdale’s MP.

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Martin Digan, former head of care at Knowl View Special Needs School in Rochdale

1994-  A boy under the age of eleven at Knowl View came to Martin Digan one night after having been sexually assaulted by a man fitting the description of Harry Wild.  The police were called.  Digan knew that Smith and Wilde both had keys to the school, but they did not have the alarm code and he could not understand how they were gaining access at night.  He eventually noticed that the headmaster’s office door was being left ajar at night.  In this office, he also discovered a report by the local health authority that had been presented to the council’s direction of education, Diana Cavanagh.  Cavanagh had instructed the author of the report ‘not to undertake any independent action’ or circulate the report any further.

It stated that boys aged eight to sixteen at Knowl View were at risk of AIDS and had been subjected to severe sexual abuse and violence by men from as far away from Sheffield who had travelled to Rochdale for this purpose.  The boys were being sold to paedophile gangs.’  Digan copied the papers, returned the originals, and made the report public although he omitted Smith and Wild’s names.  The publicity resulted in the closure of the school but Digan lost nearly everything and had to move home.  He also received phone calls from paedophiles threatening to target his children.

3 September 2010- Sir Cyril Smith MBE dies of cancer in a Rochdale nursing home.

November 2012, Greater Manchester Police  Assistant Chief Constable Steve Heywood said there was “overwhelming evidence” that young boys were sexually and physically abused by Sir Cyril Smith MBE.

April 2014- It was reported that there had been 144 complaints against Sir Cyril Smith MBE from victims as young as eight.

https://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/cyril-smith-this-is-your-life-a-timeline/

How Cyril Smith abuse went unpunished

A former colleague of Steel, David, now Lord, Alton, tells Channel 4Dispatches that he discussed the allegations made by the Rochdale Alternative Paper about boys being stripped, beaten and subjected to bizarre “hygiene examinations” or “chastisements” from Smith at Cambridge House, with Steel. He claims Steel made “a facetious remark” saying that what Smith was accused of was “no different” from what went on in public schools all over the country.

Michael Meadowcroft, a former Liberal MP and colleague of Steel, tells the programme that: “Essentially as long as a colleague turns up and votes the right way you don’t really do much about their own problems.”

http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news/dispatches-reveals-how-cyril-smith-abuse-went-unpunished

Special Branch officers would watch as Smith cruised known pick-up spots looking for young rent boys during Liberal Party conferences in Blackpool, it was claimed yesterday.

Police were also allegedly aware that he secretly took vulnerable schoolboys on holiday with him and his mother to Lytham St Annes in Lancashire so he could abuse them.

Michael Meadowcroft wrote an obituary for paedophiles  Cyril Smith and Clement Freud.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2010/sep/03/sir-cyril-smith-obituary

Turns out it was Thorpe that was responsible. Former Isle of Ely MP Sir Clement Freud accused of abusing two girls between the late 1940s and 70s:

Former MP Michael Meadowcroft in an obituary wrote of how Freud became the MP for the Isle of Ely.

My recollection is that the contact came via Jeremy Thorpe,” wrote Meadowcroft, describing how Freud won the nomination in 1973.

“He won the nomination by thirteen votes to eight – a total vote hardly evidence for a massive association membership, particularly as he stated that the thirteen were residents of a care home across the road, drafted in to make the numbers look more respectable.”

https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2016/06/clement-freud-part-downfall/comment-page-1/

From: Michael Meadowcroft, Honorary Alderman, City of Leeds.
THE death of Sir Jimmy Savile has reminded me of my failed attempt to get him elected to the Leeds City Council as its last elected Alderman. In early 1972, Labour Alderman John Underwood died and, as the Local Government Bill then wending its way through parliament abolished the office of Alderman as a member of borough and county councils, this was likely to be the last ever vacancy. Jimmy had already made a name for himself locally and on the media and I had met him briefly when he “dropped in” at the Liberal party conference in Scarborough some years earlier. It occurred to me that it would bring some much-needed colour to the City Council if we had Jimmy as a member, not least because, despite his appearance and his gimmicks, he had a very serious side. I therefore contacted him and he asked me to call at his terrace house in Lower Woodhouse. We discussed what it would entail to be a City Council member, even if only for a couple of years, and he said he was prepared to be nominated but only on condition that it had cross-party support. I next went to see Alderman Frank Marshall, the Conservative Leader of the City Council but, alas, he was not prepared to back the proposal and I had to report back to Jimmy that we couldn’t take it forward. And so the chance to have Jimmy Savile on the City Council was missed!
[LIZ MACKEAN] Now in 1979 you read Private Eye, you read allegations about Cyril Smith. What did you make of that?

[MICHAEL MEADOWCROFT] There were whispers before that that there were problems, I don’t think we did much about it, maybe we should have done at the time but we didn’t

[LIZ MACKEAN] ‘Whispers of problems’ ?

[MICHAEL MEADOWCROFT] Yes that, that he had, he liked boys, and that was that, there was never any whispers that there was sexual activity as such.

[LIZ MACKEAN] Was he challenged or asked about it?

[MICHAEL MEADOWCROFT] Not that I know of.

[MICHAEL MEADOWCROFT] Certainly we expected something to happen in Rochdale if it was going to.

[LIZ MACKEAN] Do you think then it was decided that there was nothing in the allegations?

[MICHAEL MEADOWCROFT] Or that they couldn’t be sustained. Which…

[LIZ MACKEAN] Which obviously’s not the same thing…

[MICHAEL MEADOWCROFT] Not the same thing no.

[LIZ MACKEAN] The police believed them

[MICHAEL MEADOWCROFT] That’s right, yes, but they didn’t do anything at the time

[LIZ MACKEAN] They tried

[MICHAEL MEADOWCROFT] Right.

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Cyril Smith’s friends…Les Dawson, Ronnie Corbett, Bernard Manning,  Jim Bowen and Jimmy Crickey

https://books.google.com/books?id=XRSuAwAAQBAJ&pg=PT82&lpg=PT82&dq=Bernard+Manning+%2B+cyril+smith&source=bl&ots=dNmOvs3uC8&sig=iCOz3zxDZuhIpYZa2VSZLtcph2I&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjwiLTwuYnXAhXnilQKHZ4PDJMQ6AEIXTAM#v=onepage&q=Bernard%20Manning%20%2B%20cyril%20smith&f=false

Sir Cyril Smith, former Rochdale MP and friend of Manning, said: “Bernard was a heavyweight in more ways than one. A heavyweight to the literally hundreds of charitable causes that he supported all his life and raised thousands of pounds for.

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/tribute-to-comic-accused-of-racism-1-2106651

 


Richard Farnell was an advisor to the Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson

 

Joseph Anderson from Liverpool is made a Officer of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth

Farnell was employed as Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson’s PR agent. Liverpool has longstanding csa issues.

http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1smsbai

Fiona Woolf and Joe Anderson

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson added: “I’m delighted that the new Lord Mayor has taken the opportunity to visit the city so early in her tenure.

“We have developed very cordial and positive relationships with the Lord Mayor’s office since establishing a presence in London and we are grateful for her help in promoting the UK’s International Festival for Business in Liverpool next year.”

https://www.insidermedia.com/insider/northwest/105057-london-lord-mayor-promote-ifb

JOE ANDERSON was elected mayor of Liverpool in May 2012. Anderson, 56, was born in Liverpool and raised in a tenement in the city centre. One of six children, he left school at 16 to join the merchant navy and then P&O Ferries. Anderson spent 12 years at sea, during which he became the National Union of Seamen’s youngest ever convenor, aged just 20. He then took a degree in social work at Liverpool John Moores University before joining Sefton council as a social worker in 1992. He was elected to the city council in 1998, becoming Labour leader in 2001. He became council leader in 2010.

Liverpool teacher acccused of downloading child porn quizzed over deleted files

8 MAY 2013

Labour Party Councillor & School teacher Ben Williams gets a tip off from Labour Mayor Joe Anderson & Deletes 207 files from his computer the day before the section 47 police raid a jury at Liverpool Court heard Ben Williams admit.

A FORMER councillor accused of downloading child porn deleted hundreds of files off his computer the day after his party leader revealed he was under investigation.

Liverpool’s Labour Party Lord Mayor Joe Anderson rooting for pie?

One-time Clubmoor councillor Benjamin Williams, 35, admitted he had removed 207 files from his computer’s memory the day after speaking to Liverpool Labour leader Cllr Joe Anderson in December 2007.

He was arrested two days later on suspicion of making indecent images. But Williams, of Townsend Avenue, Norris Green, yesterday insisted he had deleted the files to simply make his computer work more quickly.

History and politics teacher Williams had originally fallen under suspicion in October 2006 after the IT manager at Southport’s King George V (KGV) college discovered he had been putting explicit terms such as “Lolita” and “child porn” into school computers.

Theresa May and Joe Anderson

During his second day of evidence yesterday, Williams confirmed Cllr Anderson had told him a section 47 enquiry was underway. A section 47 enquiry is a joint social services and police investigation into child protection issues.

But Williams insisted he did not realise the police would be involved.

But prosecutor Peter Davies questioned Williams over why the very next day he deleted 207 files from his computer’s temporary internet cache.

He said: “I never, ever thought it was a sinister activity. I thought it was a way of making my computer work more effectively.

“I guess I would do it every week or two. The reason was totally innocuous.”

He insisted he regularly removed files from his computer when it was running slowly or freezing.

Williams denies 10 charges of downloading indecent images.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/liverpool-teacher-acccused-downloading-child-3445705

Councillor Richard Farnell

Shameless councillors cash in on rate rises with bumper pay hikes of up to 67 per cent

Rochdale Borough Council’s Labour leader Richard Farnell treated himself to a 51 per cent pay day – up to £47,304 from £31,224.

Grasping local government members are filling their pockets as ordinary people buckle under pressure of council tax increases

“It’s outrageous that in this time of austerity, when services are being cut to the bone, cabinet members are awarding themselves massive pay rises.

“The council is forever pleading poverty and has just started charging extra for garden waste collection – but there seems to be plenty of money to line the pockets of the powerful.

“This is absolutely sickening.
“What exactly have these politicans done to deserve these pay rises?

“How many taxpayers struggling with tax bills will have seen a pay rise of up to 50 per cent?
“Families expect their taxes to pay for social care and road maintenance, not to line the pockets of greedy politicans.”

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3137493/councillors-bumper-pay-rise-rate-rise-increase/

Council leader Richard Farnell at first struggled to remember who Spanker Danczuk was, when he did remember he said he supports him 100%.

https://rochdaleherald.co.uk/2016/10/16/danczuk-less-popular-than-dog-shit/

LABOUR MP Simon Danczuk bombarded a 17-year-old girl with a string of vile sex messages.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/politics/928287/want-me-to-spank-you-mp-simon-danczuk-49-sleazy-texts-to-girl-17/

Title: Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Regeneration

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About Councillor Richard Farnell

Councillor Richard Farnell is a trained journalist and communications professional. He has worked on newspapers throughout the North West and worked in local government public relations for several years.

He recently retired from Liverpool City Council where he ran their Press Office and was an advisor to the directly-elected Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson.

Richard was elected a Labour councillor for Balderstone and Kirkholt ward in 2012. It is his second stint on the council after a 20-year break. Richard was previously Leader of the council in the 1980s.

He was elected Leader of the Labour Group and Leader of the Council in May 2014 and is responsible for the policy direction of the council. He is also responsible for regeneration and special projects.

Richard, as a member of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, was appointed by the new major of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham in May 2017 as the City’s Region’s Lead for the Digital Economy.  He also serves as national vice-chair of the Cooperative Councils Innovative Network.

Regeneration of the boroughs town centres, attracting new firms and jobs to the area, and improving education, skills and opportunities for young people are major priorities for the Leader. Richard also wants to see Rochdale become one of most customer-friendly councils in the country.

Richard lives in Rochdale and is a supporter of Rochdale Hornets Rugby League Club, which is one of the first member-owned Co-operative clubs in England.

When I was a rentboy I often serviced Cyril Smith at the Strand Palace Hotel in the Charringcross Road. Cyril was unbelievably brutal and made me dress up as a Boy Scout. He used to give me thirty bob and my bus fare home.
Cyril Smith’s Tory councillor boyfriend
Harry Wild ‘groomed’ young prison inmates

24.11.17

Liberal MP Sir Cyril Smith’s councillor boyfriend preyed on young male inmates of a jail in Rochdale, a previously confidential police report reveals.

Harry Wild, who was a Conservative councillor in Rochdale and chairman of the council’s social services committee, is suspected to have shared with Smith a sexual interest in under-age boys.

Greater Manchester Police investigated Wild in 2000 over allegations that he, while a member of the board of visitors at Buckley Hall prison in Rochdale, attempted to groom young male inmates and indecently assaulted at least one of them.

A confidential 17-page report on the investigation, codenamed ‘Operation European’, described its findings as “somewhat disturbing”.

Prison staff told detectives that Wild used his position on the board of visitors, which acted as a watchdog for the prison, “to further his own sexual gratification”.

The report says: “The prison staff who have been interviewed at Buckley Hall have expressed concern about Wild and his unhealthy interest in young males and what they describe as ‘grooming’ of certain individual inmates.”

The national inquiry into child sexual abuse heard last month that Wild was also suspected of indecently assaulting a pupil at Knowl View special school in Rochdale. The inquiry’s “Rochdale” investigation was also told at hearings in October that Wild was Smith’s boyfriend.

Smith, who was Rochdale’s MP, and Wild were both governors of Knowl View, where child sexual abuse was rife.

A barrister to the inquiry referred to the Operation European report, but it was not made public. I asked for the report, and the inquiry has released the document.

It comes amid growing concerns about the scale of sexual and physical abuse of inmates at youth offender institutions and prisons.

On Tuesday, Durham Police announced that seven former members of staff at Medomsley detention centre near Consett have been charged in relation to allegations of abuse of young men there. More than 1,480 men have come forward to the police investigation, ‘Operation Seabrook’, with allegations of sexual or physical assaults at Medomsley.

GMP launched Operation European in 2000 because Wild had become a trustee of the Rochdale and District Youth Fitness Foundation, which claimed to promote physical education for people in the town aged 11 to 23.

Wild was then aged 66 and living in Rochdale with his mother. The police became aware of his role in the group because Wild wrote to the chief constable three months after it was founded to seek active support for it from the police.

Detectives wanted to establish whether he was a “fit and proper person to be involved with young people”.

Wild was 6’5 tall, an imposing figure who liked to dress in a Crombie coat down to his ankles and to wear black polished boots. He pretended to have been an army officer in the Household Cavalry, and inmates called him “the colonel”.

However, detectives found that he was never an officer, but joined the army under national service in 1951 and transferred to the Household Cavalry.

The report is marked, “IN STRICTEST CONFIDENCE”. It records the fact that he had long been a “big friend” of Smith. It adds that Smith was believed to have sponsored Wild for an MBE, which he was awarded for “services to the community”.

An official from the secretariat for the Home Office boards of visitors was to interview Wild about the allegations in 1997. But the interview did not go ahead after Wild resigned from the board of visitors.

Operation European investigated Wild’s activities at the prison as well as his background.

The report on the operation was sent to the GMP’s then chief constable, but said that there was insufficient evidence to charge him. Wild died the following year in 2001.

The report describes how Wild is alleged to have groomed young male inmates, for example, buying tobacco and chocolate for them, giving money to them, helping them secure parole, and picking them up on their release and taking them for meals.

It referred to one prisoner who was at Buckley Hall from 1996, saying:

“WILD took a personal interest in him. He brought in to him tobacco and chocolate and sent in, anonymously, presents of money, clothing and an electronic spell checker. [Name redacted] realised that WILD was homosexual and was attempting to groom him, but he decided to take advantage of the situation.”

After the prisoner was released in 1998, says the report:

“WILD picked him up on his release and took him for a meal. When WILD dropped him off in Burnley later the same day [name redacted] made it clear that there would be no relationship and he has not seen or heard of WILD since.”

The report then turns to the case of another prisoner, saying:

“WILD took an unhealthy interest in him and on one occasion grabbed his backside, an incident which was investigated by the prison authorities. [Name redacted] did not then, nor does he wish to now, make any formal complaint, although he has provided a statement for information purposes. On one occasion WILD asked him if he could take him for a meal on his release. [Name redacted] realised that WILD was homosexual and did his best to avoid him. There has been no contact since his release.”

The prison governor, Walter MacGowan, told officers that Wild was full of his own self-importance and a predatory homosexual:

“He described WILD as an overbearing bully who was arrogant and full of self important [sic] and through his dealings with him formed the opinion that he was a ‘predatory’ homosexual. He was extremely concerned about WILD’S excessive visits and as soon as the [name redacted] incident became known he ordered a full enquiry.”

Other staff described Wild as pompous, saying that he would boast of being well connected in political and social circles. He claimed to be a good friend of the then home secretary, Michael (later Lord) Howard.

The report sets out what several other staff told officers:

“Mary LOWERY was the Residential Manager for Alpha and Bravo units at Buckley Hall Prison. She too was concerned at WILD’s over familiarity with prisoners and recalls him telling her that he was making arrangements for a third party to give items of clothing to a prisoner upon release. She told him that this was totally inappropriate. WILD also asked her to watch over the previously mentioned prisoner, [name redacted] because he was concerned that older prisoners found him ‘attractive’. She describes WILD as having a tendency to be pompous with a ‘large’ presence and one who liked to make it known that he was well connected in political and social circles.”

“John McLAUGHLIN is a prison officer who was Visits and Segregation Supervisor at Buckley Hall Prison. He recalls WILD as a man who presented himself as a powerful figure both in and out of prison. The prisoners began to refer to WILD as the Colonel which he played upon. McLAUGHLIN was also concerned about the amount of attention WILD gave to the younger, fresh-faced prisoners, not appearing to take any interest in the older prisoners. McLAUGHLIN was aware of the [name redacted] incident and also knew of a letter which WILD had written to the Parole Board in support of an application made by [name redacted]. This was most unusual and not within the remit of a Board of Visitors Member.

“McLAUGHLIN recalls the previously mentioned [name redacted] and another prisoner by the name of [name redacted] as being two inmates in whom WILD has a particular interest. McLAUGHLIN described [name redacted] as different from the majority of prisoners, being of good family background and very sensitive. He recalls one occasion when [name redacted]’s parents came to visit and how WILD had hovered round [name redacted] for the whole two hours.

“He also recalls another prisoner, [name redacted (1)]… who also took a strong interest in [name redacted (2)]. [Name redacted (1)] was well versed in prison life and was serving a long sentence for violence. McLAUGHLIN believed that [name redacted (1)] was using [name redacted (2)] for his own personal gratification. Interestingly, WILD requested that [name redacted (1)] be moved from Buckley Hall, albeit that the transfer and movement of prisoners was not the concern of a Board of Visitors member. McLAUGHLIN felt that WILD saw [name redacted (1)] as direct opposition and an obstacle between himself and [name redacted (2)]. He too described WILD as a predatory homosexual who used the position as a Board of Visitors member to further his own sexual gratification.”

“Gary WALSH is a Security Manager at Buckley Hall and was informed by [name redacted] that WILD had put a letter in his parole file supporting his application. WALSH found this to be most unusual as never before had he heard of a Board of Visitors member doing so.”

“Thomas FOLEY, a prison officer… was involved with his colleague, WALSH, in interviewing [name redacted] with regards to the incident when WILD grabbed his backside. [Name redacted] also told FOLEY on the day of his release that WILD had asked him for his telephone number so that he could contact him later and take him for a drink or a meal.”

“Irene Veronica BIRD, was a Prison Controller at the Prison and now works as a Governor at a prison in Gloucestershire. She too had grave concerns with regards to WILD’s excessive visits and improper conduct towards prisoners. WILD told her that he was a computer expert and often travelled abroad. Interestingly WILD used her as a reference, and without her knowledge, when he reapplied to become a Board of Visitors member at six other prisons in the North West in 1998, an application which was immediately withdrawn when he was reminded of the allegations at Buckley Hall.”

“Trevor KAY is employed as a Probation Officer at Buckley Hall and had concerns regarding WILD when WILD submitted a letter supporting the parole application made by [name redacted]. It was unheard of for a Board of Visitors member to write such a letter and he had further concerns when WILD offered to make housing arrangements for a prisoner on his release. KAY was also involved in interviewing [name redacted] regarding allegations. [Name redacted] told him that WILD had made comments about him looking nice in shorts and had also asked him for his phone number so that he could take him for a meal and a drink upon his release.”

“Sandra KNIGHT, a Parole Clerk at the Prison, told WILD that his submission of a letter supporting the parole of a prisoner was inappropriate and irrelevant.”

“Janice WALTON was a Prison Officer at Buckley Hall and had met WILD previously whilst working as a store detective at Tesco’s, Rochdale. Although she didn’t know him by name at that time she remembers him always seeking the assistance of young trolley boys to help him with his shopping. One in particular, who she knew to be called [name redacted] had told her that WILD had said he would help him out when needed. WALTON was aware of the allegations made against WILD at Buckley Hall and on one occasion had put his arm around a prisoner called [name redacted] and had apparently spoken to him in a suggestive manner.”

“John Henry CLEMENTS was Chairman of the Board of Visitors at Buckley Hall at the time. He was concerned about the excessive number of visits WILD was making and that he was too familiar with prisoners with some of them calling him ‘Harry’. On another occasion he referred to an unknown prisoner as ‘a dear boy’. CLEMENTS was responsible for initially telling WILD about the allegations being made against him and showing him a letter outlining matters. WILD, having read the letter, replied ‘TOTAL AND UTTER RUBBISH AND UTTER NONSENSE.’ WILD then further stated, ‘IF THAT’S THE CASE, I AM RESIGNING’.

“Alan CROSSLAND is the Residential Manager at Buckley Hall Prison and he was aware of the allegations against WILD. He recalls bumping into WILD on Leeds Railway Station in 1997 and seeing him talking intensely to a young man who was introduced as WILD’s son (false). CROSSLAND was so concerned about matters that he submitted an internal intelligence memorandum regarding this event. The young man on the railway station has never been traced.”

“John LYNCH was Deputy Controller of Buckley Hall at the time and describes WILD as a pompous man who liked to name drop. He even stated that he was a good friend of Michael HOWARD, the then Home Secretary.

“Ian LOCKWOOD is HMP Area Manager for the North West Area, Prison Governors Manager and directly answerable to the Minister for Prisons and the Home Secretary. WILD told him that he was an agent for the Home Secretary. It was LOCKWOOD who instructed Walter MacGOWAN to carry out an investigation into the allegations against WILD.”

Detectives also asked Lyndon Price, then Rochdale’s director of social services, about Wild. The report says:

“PRICE describes WILD as ‘pompous’ and ‘overbearing’, he was bright and well connected to Cyril SMITH. He showed great interest in youth work with particular regards to young boys. WILD in his position had free access to, and would visit, children’s homes. Though PRICE had no evidence that he had acted in an improper manner towards children, he felt uneasy with regards to his interest and motives for involvement with children’s services. PRICE would follow up any visits by WILD. Around 1971 WILD told PRICE that he was being posted to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by ICI to set up a fertiliser company. He disappeared, returning around the early 1980’s… In 1991, WILD became a member of Knowl View Governors having been co-opted by Cyril SMITH. Around 1995 WILD was elected to the Committee of Age Concern, Rochdale, and the following year became Chairman. In 1995 Cyril SMITH wrote to PRICE asking him to provide a written reference to support WILD’s nomination for the MBE. PRICE confirmed his previous work, and the following year WILD received his MBE. PRICE stated that WILD always sought positions that gave his [sic] respectability and that Cyril SMITH always promoted WILD’s rapid rise within any committee he sought to join.”

On Sylvia Kelly, who then ran Age Concern in Rochdale, the report says:

“Sylvia KELLY, when Chief Executive of Age Concern, Rochdale, was approached by Cyril SMITH with a request that she find suitable voluntary work for WILD within the organisation. She initially found WILD charming and was told by him that he had been proposed to be a Prison Visitor by Michael HOWARD, the then Home Secretary. He also told her that SMITH had told him to get a ‘gong’ by getting involved in a charitable organisation such as ‘Age Concern’. Once WILD became a committee member his attitude changed and he made it clear that he wanted people out of the organisation. WILD quickly introduced an associate of his… to the organisation… WILD made life very, very difficult for KELLY and she resigned about the same time as WILD got his MBE. WILD himself resigned shortly after getting the award.

“When being interviewed, Mrs KELLY intimated that she suspected that WILD had used Age Concern money to pay for a legal bill which she thought he had incurred and that an invoice had been sent to his home address by a firm of solicitors in Manchester, and that this somehow had been put through Age Concern’s accounts. This prompted further enquiries into the affairs of Age Concern in order to establish if a fraud had been committed.”

“No documentation or evidence was found to suggest that WILD had committed fraud whilst at Age Concern, Rochdale.”

The inquiry plans to publish a report on its “Rochdale” investigation by next April.

One of Smith’s close friends who was later implicated was a councillor and Freemason called Harry Wild, who chaired the education committee.
Where were the other councillors in all this? Why did they allow it, when they had a fair idea of how Smith, and Wild, were behaving? Why could the decent ones not manage to stop it? How many others of them were part of Smith’s paedophile network, and swung the voting, or succumbed to his forceful personality or simply accepted bribes? Predictably, Smith dominated Knowl View as he had Cambridge House, and used it as his personal brothel, shared with his friends, including the 21 men the GMP interviewed – who were they? Who was visiting Knowl View, which was functioning in the same way as Bryn Estyn in Wrexham? Councillor Harry Wild, chair of governors and of social services, was one, named along with Smith as at least voyeurs by Martin Digan, soon after Digan started working at Knowl View; and also at various times by the police. Teacher David Higgins was another, as we shall see.

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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

 

Pushing an agenda

2014

Don’t lock up web perverts… treat them on the NHS: Anger as police chief insists many will never abuse a child

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2861958/Officer-says-view-child-porn-dont-abuse-helped.html#ixzz52jzX9QCt

2016

Police spend £1 billion a year on child sex abuse cases

His comments came as Scotland Yard announced that Operation Midland, the police investigation into historical claims of a Westminster VIP paedophile ring, closed after no arrests.

http://www.itv.com/news/2016-03-22/police-spend-1-billion-a-year-on-child-sex-abuse-cases/

Feb 28 2017

said low level offenders should simply be placed on the sex offenders register and given counselling and rehabilitation instead.

Mr Bailey said he acknowledged that many people would be “nervous” about his proposals.

But he said it was time to look at alternatives to prosecution because reports of sexual abuse have reached “saturation point”.

 

Sex offender treatment scheme led to increase in reoffending

June 30 2017

Inmates on the prison-run programme were slightly more likely to commit further sexual offences on release, a Ministry of Justice review found

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jun/30/sex-offenders-on-group-treatment-programme-more-likely-to-reoffend?CMP=share_btn_tw

Evidence from this afternoon, police chief Simon Bailey says low-level paedophiles should be let off with cautions to take pressure of the “failing” criminal justice system.

29 December 2017

police warn as they admit there aren’t enough officers

police had to ignore lower level offenders

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5222175/20-000-British-men-interested-sexually-abusing-children.html#ixzz52jzBHpzr

Cassandra Cogno‏ @CassandraCogno

What is Simon Bailey’s response to suggestions re digital special constables?

Mr Gamble …. telling the IICSA hearing his idea of copying the model of special constables and engaging members of the public to be ‘special digital constables’ who can assist the police in catching people downloading images of CSA

June 2017

Norfolk’s Chief Constable to remain in role until at least 2020

http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2017-06-14/norfolks-chief-constable-to-remain-in-role-until-at-least-2020/

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!

My father, the ‘respectable’ paedophile

6 May 2017

My father viewed thousands of child abuse images over many years, but rather than accept his guilt, he blames my wife and me for ‘refusing to move on’ because we no longer let him see our young daughters

 

I know from first-hand experience the emotional manoeuvres, the psychological contortions, and the linguistic sleights of hand a user of child abuse imagery will employ to play down the severity of his crimes. This is why the recent recommendation of chief constable Simon Bailey, the lead on child protection for the National Police Chiefs’ Council, makes me so angry.

Bailey has proposed not prosecuting viewers of child abuse images categorised as the least serious, referring to a lack of resources to deal with the large number of people committing these crimes. My understanding is that even if Bailey’s recommendations were put into practice, my father’s crimes would still have been serious enough to warrant prosecution. Nevertheless, the message Bailey is sending out plays into the hands of the perpetrators, and all those who seek to minimise the seriousness of viewing these images.

Perpetrators only get to hear the frank, unflinching words of a judge when a case is prosecuted, and in my opinion it was crucial that my father heard these words. For people like my father, the last thing we should be doing is strengthening the arsenal of arguments they can use to say that what they were doing was not that bad after all. Shining a light on these dark crimes is, in my opinion, the best way to counter them, and prosecution plays an important part in doing this. Sunlight, as they say, is the best disinfectant.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/may/06/my-father-the-respectable-paedophile?CMP=share_btn_tw


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

 

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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.

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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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So they can find prison for this minor offence but Chief Police Officers announce no room for paedophiles who will escape custodial sentence…


A Woman Who Begged For 50p Was Sentenced To Six Months In Prison In A Hearing Where She Had No Lawyer

The case was described by legal experts as “a damning indictment of our criminal justice system”, while the judge who sentenced her said he was “disturbed and concerned” by the situation.


Shock as hundreds of sex offenders avoid court

May 14 2017

Detective Superintendent Jason Tingley

Detective Superintendent Jason Tingley

A MAN reported for raping a child was given a caution instead of being taken to court.

The attack on the boy, who was younger than 13, was reported in February last year but the offender was not prosecuted.

Sussex Police took the same approach with 25 other sex crimes reported between April and November, including assaults on men, women and children, figures obtained under the Freedom of Information laws showed.

In the last five years the force issued 221 cautions which included 77 for sexual offences against women and girls over the age of 13. The majority were given to adults and 33 were handed out as youth cautions to children aged 17 and under. These included three for rapes of girls younger than 13 between 2014 and 2016.

It is understood the rape victim, who endured the attack more than a decade ago, did not support prosecution and while statistically it was correctly recorded as a rape, the caution the force issued was for indecent assault.

Katie Russell, of charity Rape Crisis, said it was “hard to imagine” circumstances where issuing an adult with a caution for rape would not be “wholly unacceptable” and called for a review.

Fabia Bates, director of Brighton-based Survivor’s Network which supports rape and abuse victims, said: “It seems impossible to me that an adult could be found guilty of raping a child and be given a caution.”

She queried how anyone could be given a caution for sexual violence but said more information was needed to understand how police decide if a caution is the most appropriate form of action. She was keen to know how the victim is involved in the discussions and if they support the decision.

Detective Superintendent Jason Tingley said cautions for the most serious offences were only used in “exceptional circumstances”.

He said: “We take all offending behaviour very seriously. Cautions aim to deal with offenders outside the court system in appropriate circumstances.

“The response to each case is dependent on a range of factors including the nature and circumstances of the offence, the welfare and views of the victim, whether there had been a clear admission of guilt and the ages of those involved.

“It is also important to recognise a caution is a legitimate criminal justice outcome, with real sanctions attached.

“In cases such as this it includes being placed on the Sex Offenders’ Register and the resulting risk management that follows.

“It can also have long-term implications, such as notification on pre-employment checks.

“We also have a scrutiny panel who assess the use of out-of-court disposals.

“This panel includes magistrates, defence solicitors, the Crown Prosecution Service and youth offending teams.”

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/15284816.Shock_as_hundreds_of_sex_offenders_avoid_court/?ref=twtrec

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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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Tom Watson insists Max Mosley is a ‘friend of mine’ despite the damning revelations about his racist past and the deputy Labour leader says he won’t return donations from the ex-Formula One boss

  • Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson has said he still counts Max Mosley as a friend
  • He also maintained he won’t be handing back £540,000 Mosley donated to him 
  • Last month, the Daily Mail revealed Mr Mosley published a racist leaflet in 1961 

Tom Watson yesterday insisted Max Mosley is still a friend despite the damning revelations about his racist past.

The deputy Labour leader launched an extraordinary defence of the ex-Formula One boss and his ‘very unusual life’ as he maintained he will not hand back more than £540,000 he has received from him.

Last month, the Daily Mail revealed that Mr Mosley published a racist leaflet linking non-white immigrants to diseases such as tuberculosis in a 1961 by-election campaign.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5543151/Tom-Watson-insists-Max-Mosley-friend-mine.html

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.

The Church is refusing to publish the report or even name the author who prepared it on the grounds it was an ” internal report”.

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 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.

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

 

more here


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.

John Stingemore at the trial of Peter Sutcliffe..linked to Savile..linked to McSweeney…

Grafton Close which at the time was run by a friend of the priest, John Stingemore, who would have been tried alongside him at Southwark Crown Court if he had not died just before the trial.

The inquiry into Elm Guest House led the police to focus on a Richmond  Council children’s home – called Grafton Close

The allegation that boys were taken by Stingemore to Elm Guest House were never tested in court – though the CPS agreed a charge should be made – because of Stingemore’s death.

But the court heard that McSweeney and Stingemore did take boys away to a flat in Bexhill on sea where they were sexually assaulted. And when McSweeney was arrested   pornographic pictures of children were found on his computer.

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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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2004

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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http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/stephen-frys-paedophilia-limerick-qi-2236504

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

Rusbridger’s Ghost‏ @JamesRusbridger 

Answer: FRANK BRUNO

Question:

SAVILE | PURDEWS (Bryn Estyn; HDLG; Westmnstr/VIPnetwork)

VAZ | RANTZEN | FASHANU (Westmnstr/VIPnetwork: Dolphin Sq)

MCSWEENEY (Westmnstr/VIPnetwork: Grafton, Elm GH)

JANNER | JANNER’S CHILDREN (Leics; Westmnstr/VIPnetwork)

Know what I mean, ‘Arry?

 

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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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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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

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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

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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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 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

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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?


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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′?

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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 will not stand for re-election

10 Nov 2019

Labour’s Keith Vaz, who was suspended from the Commons after he was found to have “expressed willingness” to purchase cocaine for others, will not be standing for re-election.

Mr Vaz, who has been MP for Leicester East for 32 years, said in a statement he was retiring from Parliament.

He said it had been “an honour and a privilege” to serve his constituency.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he had “made a substantial and significant contribution to public life”.

https://www.bbc.com/news/election-2019-50369905#

Labour MP Keith Vaz facing six-month Commons suspension

28 Oct 2019

Labour MP Keith Vaz is facing suspension from the Commons for six months after he was found to have “expressed willingness” to purchase cocaine for others.

Recommending suspension, the Commons Standards Committee said the finding represented a “very serious breach” of the House code of conduct for MPs.

It said that by failing to co-operate fully with the Commons inquiry process, Mr Vaz had shown “disrespect for the House’s standards system” and caused “significant damage” to the reputation and integrity of the Commons as a whole.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/28/keith-vaz-faces-parliamentary-ban-over-drugs-for-sex-workers-scandal?CMP=twt_gu&utm_medium=&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1572273331

 

The Standards Committee has published its first Report of the 2019-20 parliamentary session, entitled “Keith Vaz”.

Read it here:


 

Bercow Uses Personal Veto to Block Vaz Investigation

We applied under the Freedom of Information Act to get papers relating to Mr Vaz’s trips abroad.

Clerks raised concerns – denied by the Leicester MP – that Mr Vaz had not abided by all the rules for trips. We wanted to know if those concerns ever become formal complaints.

If they did, did the liaison committee, which controls this process, do anything about it? This is clearly an area where, one could argue, the Freedom of Information Act should bite.

If the administration of MPs’ expenses is not covered by privilege, why should the administration of committee trips be? MPs are involved – but they oversaw expenses too. Could knowing which travel agent booked tickets for MPs be a route to power for a would-be tyrant? What is the threat to free speech?

Some months ago, Mr Bercow personally made the argument that this paperwork was all covered by privilege. But I looked forward to a tribunal when this could be tested.

A personal veto

Normally, this sort of determination can be referred to the Information Commissioner and then to the tribunals and courts to judge whether that finding is fair. My judgment is, if they did that, I had a reasonable chance of winning.

I suspect Mr Bercow agreed. That would explain why he has now used an unusual personal power to block any appeals.

This week, I was notified he has issued a “certificate” under section 34(3) of the Freedom of Information Act. This is, in effect, a personal release veto.

These sorts of vetos are supposed to be used sparingly – an emergency reserve power to guard sacred spaces if courts get it wrong.

That is because their use means I have no rights of appeal. The Information Commissioner’s view is that, since the certificate is genuine, that is the the end of the matter. Any appeal to the tribunals will automatically be discarded. I can ask a judge to review his decision, but it would entail looking at a decision taken by a parliamentary officer. That would hit privilege from another direction.

The net result is that the Speaker, who denies bullying, has made an order to hide information about the behaviour of his close personal friend, Keith Vaz, a man who also denies bullying – supposedly to protect MPs’ freedom of speech.

And then he has gone out of his way to use a personal veto to make sure no-one could even consider reviewing that questionable decision.

You can understand why staff are so suspicious about whether MPs will ever let themselves be judged by outsiders when it comes to bullying and harassment.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-46112355

November 8, 2018

John Bercow invokes parliamentary privilege to block BBC Newsnight’s freedom of information query over Keith Vaz bullying claims

https://www.pressgazette.co.uk/john-bercow-invokes-parliamentary-privilege-to-block-bbc-newsnights-freedom-of-information-query-over-keith-vaz-bullying-claims/


Labour declined to investigate bullying complaint against Valerie Vaz

17 October 2018

The shadow cabinet minister leading Labour’s response to the Westminster bullying scandal has herself been spoken to by her party leadership after a bullying complaint, the New Statesman has learned.

Valerie Vaz, the shadow leader of the House of Commons, was met by Jeremy Corbyn’s office and that of Nick Brown, the Labour chief whip, after a former member of her Westminster staff complained that they had been subject to workplace bullying while employed by Vaz in 2012. She denies the allegations.

The New Statesman understands that the complainant also contacted Laura Cox’s inquiry into bullying and harassment in parliament to raise the same concerns. Vaz led Labour’s response to an urgent question on the report on Tuesday.

In a letter to the complainant in August, seen by the NS, Labour said it would not pursue any formal investigation or disciplinary action against Vaz on the grounds that its historical nature would make it difficult to judge fairly.

The party’s Head of Complaints wrote: “The Labour Party has not codified a strict time limit on historic investigations but we have considered your case and believe the passage of time means it will be difficult to conclude a case fairly. Therefore we will not be taking formal disciplinary action.”

She added: “Valerie Vaz has been met by [the] Leader’s Office and the Chief Whip’s Office following your complaint, to be reminded of her requirements as an employer under the Labour Party Code of Conduct.

“It has been decided in this case that there will not be an investigation into the complaint and no further action taken. The option of complaint via the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards remains an option to you.”

While the Standards Commissioner is able to investigate complaints dating back seven years, the process is ultimately overseen by the MPs on the Commons Committee on Standards.

Parliament’s new independent complaints and grievances procedure, introduced in July, has no MP oversight but cannot investigate claims that date to before the start of the 2017 parliament. Vaz left the cross-party group that oversaw its development in January 2018.

In her report on bullying and harassment in parliament, released on Monday, Cox recommended that the new grievance procedures be given the power to investigate historical allegations.

Labour responded to the complaint against Vaz before that recommendation was made, noting: “The ICGP agreed by the House of Commons in July 2018 selected “the start of this Parliament for the retrospective application of investigations under the Scheme” on the advice of Tom Linden QC that “an investigation of a complaint will be more difficult the further into the past you go.”

However, in the event that Cox’s recommendation was adopted, the complaint against Vaz would be admissible under the new procedure. Asked about the report today, a spokesman for Jeremy Corbyn said Labour was pushing for the issue of historical allegations to be “properly addressed”.

Vaz has avoided explicitly endorsing the recommendations made in Cox’s report and has instead promised to “look seriously” at their detail. Responding after its publication on Monday, she said: “Sexual harassment and bullying must not be tolerated in any workplace. Some of the accounts in this report are truly shocking.

“The House of Commons has recently passed an independent complaints process to deal with cases of bullying, sexual harassment and victimisation under the supervision of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.

“Labour thanks Dame Laura Cox QC DBE for her report and will look seriously at the detail of the recommendations. We will continue to work on a cross-party basis to tackle this and ensure new procedures are as robust and effective as possible in order to protect everyone working in and visiting the House of Commons.”

A spokesperson for Vaz said: “Valerie vigorously denies these allegations, which are vindictive and defamatory, and is committed to tackling bullying and harassment in Westminster, which has gone unchallenged for too long.”

A Labour Party spokesperson said: “The Labour Party takes all complaints of bullying extremely seriously, and we insisted that new complaints processes in Parliament fully cover bullying as well as harassment and sexual misconduct.

“We are pleased these processes are now in place and we will continue to bring forward proposals to ensure they as robust as possible. The Labour Party’s complaints procedures are confidential so we cannot comment on individual complaints.”

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2018/10/labour-declined-investigate-bullying-complaint-against-valerie-vaz?amp&__twitter_impression=true

Keith Vaz accused of ‘bullying members of staff in House of Commons’

1 Aug 2018

The MP allegedly made comments about a clerk’s race and fertility

Veteran Labour politician Keith Vaz has reportedly been accused of bullying from a number of clerks as they tried to uphold the rules and processes in the House of Commons.


The MP for Leicester East allegedly made comments about one clerk’s race and told her she was bad at her job because she was “not a mother”, when she raised an issue about him not following rules and standards.

Jenny McCullough told the BBC’s Newsnight she was repeatedly on the receiving end of Mr Vaz’s bullying and was forced to leave her job because of his behaviour.

Mr Vaz has denied the allegations.

Ms McCullough served as the second clerk of the Home Affairs Select Committee which Mr Vaz chaired from 2007 to 2016, until he was forced to quit after the Sunday Mirror revealed he had engaged in unprotected sexual activity with male prostitutes and had said he would pay for cocaine if they wished to use it.

She told the programme that he made the comments when she attempted to enforce a set of rules that designed to stop professional visits abroad turning into personal holidays or business trips.

During a trip to Russia and Ukraine she allegedly attempted to highlight to him that he had not followed protocol on a number of occasions.

When she did so, she said Mr Vaz launched a “tirade” against her in a hotel lobby.

“At one point during this tirade, he told me that I wasn’t capable of serving the committee because I wasn’t a mother,” she told Newsnight. “All I knew was it wasn’t normal to be harangued about my fertility status in the reception of a hotel room, at public expense in front of my colleague on the team.

“I think there were other members of the committee there, I think there may have been some foreign office staff and other guests of the hotel.”

She also alleged that Mr Vaz made jokes that Ms McCullough was a security threat, on account of her Northern Irish background and accent.

The treatment continued well after the trip had come to an end, she said, adding that she was eventually asked to stop coming to team meetings because her presence resulted in Mr Vaz being too disruptive and not getting any work done.

She said when she highlighted the treatment to her managers, it was treated as though it was normal.

“It was as though there was something wrong with me, that I was too sensitive, that this was normal. And I found that a really hard response to deal with because they seem content to let Keith Vaz deliver this lesson to me by his treatment of me,” she said.

She said she did not put in a formal complaint because she was “afraid” of Mr Vaz and that as he was well connected she “thought it could only end badly”.

Ms McCullough is not the only clerk to raise a complaint about Mr Vaz’s behaviour, the programme reported.

The Independent has contacted Mr Vaz for a comment, but none had arrived at the time of publication.

However, a representative for the MP told Newsnight that he “did not berate Ms McCullough at any stage whether before during or after the Russia trip, nor did he at any time insult her maternal status”.

They added: “Furthermore, our client finds the allegation that he would make insulting jokes about anyone on the basis of race extremely offensive” and “would never trivialise a person’s ethnic background. ​No complaint or allegation of this nature has ever been brought to his attention. Our client had considered that he and Ms McCullough had previously had a good working relationship, and had always considered her to be very effective as a clerk.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/keith-vaz-bullying-allegations-house-of-commons-jenny-mccullough-clerk-a8473561.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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Renewed calls for Labour MP’s resignation amid fresh allegations of misconduct

Records show Keith Vaz accepted VIP tickets to Leicester City Premiere League football matches during the time he was meant to be too ‘ill’ to participate in other ethics probe

25th April 2018

SHAMED Labour MP Keith Vaz faced fresh calls to quit last night after it emerged he attended a string of Premier League football matches despite being deemed too “ill” for his rent boys probe.

Parliament’s sleaze watchdog suspended the investigation into allegations he paid for rent boys due to his illness in December.

 

But despite the three-month pause Mr Vaz accepted invitations for VIP hospitality at Leicester City football matches.

The Register of MPs’ Financial Interests reveals he accepted £330 worth of hospitality on February 24 and March 18.

The latter match was three days before Parliament’s Standards Commissioner reopened her inquiry into Mr Vaz.

Mr Vaz has also travelled nearly 5,000 miles to India and took a trip to Saudi Arabia during the suspended investigation.

Mr Vaz issued a grovelling public apology to his wife and children in 2016 after it emerged he had paid two male escorts for their services.

A newspaper sting revealed Keith Vaz tried to hide his real identity by telling them he was a washing machine salesman called Jim.

The escorts claimed he asked them to bring poppers and offered to reimburse a third man for buying cocaine.

Tory MP Andrew Bridgen said the latest revelations of Mr Vaz’s activities during his suspended investigation was proof he’s no longer fit to be an MP.

He said: “As we can see from his register of interest Vaz wasn’t too ill to accept hospitality at LCFC. This shows that the Standards Commissioner was right to kick off the investigation into his rent boys and cocaine incident again.

“I have long been of the belief that Keith Vaz is not a fit and proper person to serve in the House of Commons and he should resign immediately.”

The outgoing Standards Commissioner Kathryn Hudson suspended the probe days before Christmas “on the basis of a medical assessment”.

Her successor Kathryn Stone reopened it after a fresh medical assessment last month

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6144998/renewed-calls-for-labour-mps-resignation-amid-fresh-allegations-of-misconduct/

Sleaze probe into Keith Vaz over male escorts is BACK ON after standards watchdog decides Labour MP is well enough to be investigated

  • Sleaze inquiry into Labour’s Keith Vaz had been put on hold for ‘medical reason’
  • The MP was accused of meeting male prostitutes in 2016 newspaper sting 
  • Married Vaz stood down as Home Affairs Committee chair after scandal broke
  • Questions have been raised over health as he has continued to carry out work 

A sleaze probe into Keith Vaz and male escorts is back on after the parliamentary standards watchdog decided he is well enough to face investigation.

The inquiry into the veteran Labour MP was suspended in December ‘for medical reasons’.

Questions have been raised as he has continued to take part in engagements in the UK and around the world.

However, commissioner Kathryn Stone confirmed on her website today that she has resumed her investigation. 

Mr Vaz, who is diabetic, did not respond to a request for comment this afternoon.

Married Mr Vaz, who has two children, stood down as chairman of the Commons home affairs committee after his involvement with male prostitutes was exposed by a newspaper sting in 2016.

During the liaison, at which he claimed his name was Jim and that he was a washing machine salesman, he discussed buying cocaine with one of the Romanian rent boys, with undercover film footage of him saying he would pay for the class-A drugs but did not want to take any himself.

Later that year, Scotland Yard dropped its investigation into Mr Vaz, but a separate probe by the Commons sleaze watchdog was due to look at whether the MP was guilty of a conflict of interest as he had been leading a review of vice laws at the time of the allegations.

The inquiry was also due to examine whether he had caused ‘significant damage’ to Parliament’s reputation

But in December, the standards commissioner Kathryn Hudson cited medical reasons when she suspended the long-running investigation into Mr Vaz.

However, that same month, Mr Vaz reportedly went on a trip to Saudi Arabia, while in January he posted a picture of himself in Goa, India, with government minister Rohan Khaunte.

That month he was also photographed alongside Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn at a meeting of the all party parliamentary group on Yemen.

Since the investigation into his conduct was halted by the standards commissioner, the Leicester East MP has opened a new swimming pool in the city, attended planning meetings, travelled nearly 5,000 miles to India and took a trip to Saudi Arabia.

n an outing earlier this month, Mr Vaz appeared alongside Bollywood actor Shatrughan Sinha at an event in London, where they were both pictured on stage.

Mr Sinha told the website Bollywood Hungama how he had been invited to come to the UK by the Labour MP.

He said: ‘Keith and the Indian community in London wanted to honour me. I couldn’t say no. This was a huge and humbling honour coming from my brothers and sisters on British soil.’

The MP was also a VIP guest at the Festival of Polish Folklore in Leicester on Sunday, described on its website as a vibrant celebration of Polish dance, song and music that featured more than 400 performers.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5527899/Sleaze-probe-Keith-Vaz-male-escorts-ON.html

 

 

‘Too sick to be investigated’ Keith Vaz was spotted at both a Bollywood and a dance festival at different ends of the country in the last week. The MP was a VIP guest at the Polish Folklore festival at De Montfort Hall, Leicester on Sunday. Earlier, he attended a Bollywood festival in London where he was pictured with a famous actor:

“Shatrughan Sinha was honoured in London by Keith Vaz the MP from the British Labour Party. During a Q-and-A session after being honoured Shatrughan Sinha was asked which distinguished Indian he would like to play on screen.”

Guido revealed how last month Vaz was spotted opening a swimming pool, attending council meetings, an APPG and a music gig in Leicester. In December Guido asked what had happened to the Standards Commissioner’s investigation into Keith Vaz, which still hasn’t reported back after nearly a year and a half. The Vaz inquiry remains “suspended for medical reasons”. Becoming embarrassing for the parliamentary authorities…

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Phil King‏ @CllrPhilKing Mar 3 2018

Mr Vaz seems well enough to author articles for the Guardian but not to answer questions from the Parliamentary Standards Commissioner for ‘medical reasons’ from 2016?

Vaz Reported to National CRIME AGENCY OVER HIS FINANCES

 

Tory MP Andrew Bridgen has tonight reported Keith Vaz to the National Crime Agency calling for an Unexplained Wealth Order investigation to look into his finances.

 https://order-order.com/2018/02/17/vaz-reported-national-crime-agency-finances/

Keith Vaz Makes Trips to India and Saudi Arabia – But ‘Too Ill’ to Face Male Prostitutes Investigation

11 Feb 2018

Labour MP Keith Vaz has remained active internationally, despite an investigation into footage of him using male prostitutes and discussing Class A drugs being suspended due to alleged ill health.

The former Chair of the Commons Select Committee has visited India and Saudi Arabia and attended several engagements in his constituency, all whilst claiming to be too ill to face justice.

In Leicester, he has opened a new swimming pool, attended planning meetings, met a housing developer, and is even alleged to have been spotted at a music gig.

He has also been well enough to appear in public alongside Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and table a number of parliamentary questions.

Now, a Tory MP has compiled a dossier of his activities and is calling for the parliamentary standards watchdog to resume their investigation into his alleged use of Romanian rent boys and hard drugs, the Daily Mailreports.

Mr. Vaz was caught discussing sex and the illegal substances in undercover footage shot by the Daily Mirror in 2016, but has carried on as a member of parliament, and even been appointed to the Justice select committee.

Tory MP Andrew Bridgen, who says his office had compiled a dossier on Mr. Vaz’s appearances that would be passed to the standards commissioner, commented:

“He is supposedly unfit to answer questions about his conduct in relation to rent boys and cocaine, but he appears to be out and about in Leicester and elsewhere. He is the most healthy-looking ‘ill’ person I’ve ever seen.

“At the end of the day if he’s unfit to be held to the standards of an MP then he’s not fit to be an MP.

“The parliamentary standards watchdog says she has independent medical advice to say that he cannot face questions. But he looks surprisingly well to me.”

The standards commissioner’s office said: “When she has fresh independent medical advice, the commissioner will review it.”

Mr. Vaz’s office did not respond to request for a comment.

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/02/11/keith-vaz-makes-international-trips-despite-being-too-ill-to-face-prostitution-and-drug-investigation/

 

Martin Walkerdine‏ @mwalkerdine

A Labour Lords spokesman says party leader Jeremy Corbyn has asked peer Lord Mendelsohn to step down from the front bench after attending the Presidents Club dinner

Laffin@Mirror again‏ @veniviedivici

What is he going to do about Keith Vaz ?

Dame Alun Roberts

I find it quite alarming that you sanction this man yet fail to take any action against Keith Vaz.

Labour peer Lord Mendelsohn is sacked by Jeremy Corbyn after attending the sleazy all-male Presidents Club dinner where women were ‘groped and sexually harassed’

  • Lord Mendelsohn sacked after attending controversial Presidents Club dinner
  • He was probed by Labour officials and asked to stand down by Jeremy Corbyn
  • Young women were allegedly groped and sexually harassed at the charity event

 

You wouldn’t think the man standing behind at this Yemen Day event is actually written off sick to avoid parliamentary scrutiny of his rent boys saga, would you?

HRH Crafty Muvva  @craftymuvva

Keith Vaz – Too ill to be investigated by the Parliamentary Standards Office, but well enough to chair the Yemen Parliamentary Group. Can anyone explain this please?

Jan 10 2018

http://www.keithvazmp.com/yemen-day-in-parliament/

Anyone at all? you guys like a good dig at . Perhaps you can get to the bottom of it as aren’t responding.


WESTMINSTER SLEAZE: The investigation into disgraced Keith Vaz, the Labour MP accused of paying for rent boys & was taped discussing buying cocaine, has been suspended… because he’s not very well.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-42439333

Dame Alun Roberts

HRH Crafty Muvva @craftymuvva

Is he still undertaking his parliamentary duties? If so there’s no reason for the investigation to be halted.

Andrew Bridgen @ABridgen

I instigated the complaint into Keith Vaz in Sept 2016. If more than 15 months later he is not fit to be held to the standards expected of a Parliamentarian, then he’s not fit enough to be a Parliamentarian and we should be expecting a by-election in Leicester East

Andy O’Brien‏ @Camelot_1966

John Bercow blocked Andrew Bridgen MP from revealing investigation into Keith Vaz after accepting £41,000 in donations with links to Keith Vaz

Just Mick‏ @Stressed_Eric72

He’s not dead, he’s still a working MP, investigation should continue.

Cathy Higgins….‏ @justmebeingme4

How can a guy with the chequered background like Keith Vaz get away with corruption & sleaze 4 so long?…Could the answer be he has Shit on all of ? In 450 pages, the damning verdict on bullying Vaz is laid bare by MPs

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/in-450-pages-the-damning-verdict-on-bullying-vaz-is-laid-bare-by-mps-9196370.html

My Sweet Landlord‏ @MySweetLandlord

Keith Vaz has been bloody busy for a man too ill to be investigated by Parliamentary Standards.

Abused Mind‏ @AbusedMind1

Wonder if he will be claiming expenses for all this work , while too ill to answer questions ….

HRH Crafty Muvva

Is it Vaz who is unwell, or the Parliamentary Commissioner?

Most peculiar…

 

Andre Walker‏r @andrejpwalker 4

On the day Damian Green is sacked for looking at porn. Keith Vaz is allowed to keep his job despite using rent boys. Amazing to see consistency in action

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/765991/John-Bercow-Keith-Vaz-Andrew-Bridgen-police-investigation-donations-select-committee


Vaz Off International Trade Select Committee

Yesterday’s order paper showed Keith Vaz being discharged from his position on the International Trade select committee, just three months after he joined. Vaz is being replaced by Tom Watson’s old flame Stephanie Peacock. Sources say Vaz hasn’t been seen much around the House recently, and he hasn’t voted since 18 October. A few months back Momentum were coming for his place on the NEC; surely he isn’t now being lined up for a frontbench job? Wonder what he’ll do with his newly free time…

https://order-order.com/2017/12/05/vaz-off-international-trade-select-committee/

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ZED @ZedTrafficker

 MP Vaz asked top cop ‘inappropriate’ questions about Ted Heath sex abuse probe

Oct 7 2017

Wiltshire Police Chief Constable Mr Veale believes Labour MP Mr Vaz wanted “to know the operational detail and reasons for investigating” the former Tory PM

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

So Vaz was meddling in Op Conifer around the time he was having unprotected sex with Romanian callboys?

 

 

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.


15 JAN 2016
“...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??

https://twitter.com/AQUAB23/status/1039999351362342912



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.

silver star keith vaz

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?

siver-star-charity-finance
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

 

patel-vaz-co-chk

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

 PRINCE IN SAVILE COVER-UP Daily Star Sunday 12-05-13, p6

PRINCE IN SAVILE COVER-UP Daily Star Sunday 12-05-13, p7

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

Knight Commander, Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St George

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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JIMMY SAVILE AT TAMIL CONFERENCE

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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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Prince Andrew and Father Seed

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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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 Update:

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

14th November 2016

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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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THE SOCIETY OF CONSERVATIVE LAWYERS –

( 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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Patti Boulaye with Mossad agent Uri Geller


 

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.

Another of Edward Garnier’s  defamation cases – Patti Boulaye:

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)

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”

Stephen Komlosy, Keith Vaz MP, Moira Stuart and Patti Boulaye at the House of Parliamentvaz patti boulaye.GIF

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
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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.
ETC, ETC, ETC

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.

https://twitter.com/commonsjustice

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]

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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

 

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Cassandra Cogno ‏ @CassandraCogno

So if Keith Veness is a close friend of Jeremy & a close friend of Sandy (see Facebook) is this why doesn’t feel able to speak up for survivor constituents/whistleblowers?Keith & Valerie have been political mentors to him in many ways since 1971/2 as for Sandy

Keith Veness reminisces about his time as Jeremy Corbyn’s electoral agent – before his wife Valerie became Corbyn’s PA at House of Commons? “MP’s polls ‘minder’ who had defied Russian tanks” (25.11.11)

Corbyn’s friend and former partner, Diane Abbott was in the Civil Service (Home Office) 1976–78, as a race relations officer for the NCCL (1978– 80), in television 1980–85, and finally as a press officer.

She got to know Patricia Hewitt and , the then general secretary; it’s legal officer Harriet Harman and Harma’s husband Jack Dromey.

https://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-daily-telegraph/20160130/281556584852753

Cilla Black used to go on holiday with Lily Savage aka Paul O’Grady, who worked as a social worker in Lambeth at the time of the paedophile gang and neglect of clients in that Borough. Diane Abbott was Lambeth Borough Council’s press officer/PR person.

http://www.drsallybaker.com/tag/diane-abbott/

Chris Stacey@chrisstacey1

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

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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.

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Keith Vaz, speaker John Bercow and Champneys’ Stephen Purdew

Mr Bercow is regarded as being on warm terms with Mr Vaz.

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John Bercow:

Sarah Westcott, a young journalist at the Press Association, went out with John Bercow a few times in 2000. He was nearly 40 at the time, yet seemed more like a clumsy schoolboy than a middle-aged MP.

‘He was a bit funny with women. One night, I kissed him on the cheek and he was terrified.’

The lack of a girlfriend was becoming a curse, as local associations tended to look favourably on those who were married or at least had a respectable girlfriend to help with fund-raising coffee mornings.

Not wanting to lose out, Bercow came up with a solution: he borrowed other people’s girlfriends or co-opted friends to take along to selection meetings.

One friend was so confused by the fake girlfriends that, to this day, he believes Bercow is gay.

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Lord Tebbit was John Bercow’s hero.

Norman Tebbit admits he heard rumours top Tory was paedophile a decade before truth revealed

Norman Tebbit admitted he had been told Sir Peter Morrison was a paedophile more than a decade before the truth about the notorious Tory was exposed.

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Background on Bercow:

At 18 Bercow became secretary of the Monday Club when it favoured bans on coloured immigration and “properly financed voluntary repatriation”.

Bercow became national chairman of the ultra-right Federation of Conservative Students in 1986, a year after it disgraced itself by indulging in riotous vandalism at Loughborough.

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Anthony Tosswill Courtney

 

It was 2 members of the Monday Club (Commander Anthony Tosswill Courtney, OBE and Sir Henry Victor Alpin MacKinnon Raikes KBE) who gathered the info in the Dickens Dossier)

“…the information was gathered from two former Tory MPs – Sir Victor Raikes and Anthony Courtney.”

Andreas Baader‏ @stop1984

Sir Henry Victor Alpin MacKinnon Raikes, Monday Club Member..

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My Sweet Landlord‏ @MySweetLandlord

I suspect Victor Raikes and Anthony Courtney held office in Monday Club with GK Young, who has mentioned before.

Cassandra Cogno‏ @CassandraCogno

(21.10.15) “The files that are there, I know are valuable to their ongoing investigation.”

what did Op Midland do?

John Mann said that the file was handed to him by the same individual who had provided it to Mr Dickens in the 1980s, after it was compiled by former Tory MPs Sir Victor Raikes and Anthony Courtney – both now dead.

“There were two files that Geoffrey Dickens gave to Leon Brittan in 1984, this is the second file and the person who gave it to Geoffrey Dickens has now given a copy to me,” Mr Mann said.

“Two questions now arise. Firstly, why were the contents of the file not investigated? Secondly, why was the Prime Minister unable to find this file when he instigated the Wanless Review last year?

Mr Mann said the dossier included a list of alleged paedophiles, including “a small number of names which would be recognised by people who follow politics”, but declined to reveal the identities of those named.

“There are also background documents which will be of interest to police now and would have been of interest to police at the time,” he said.

Mr Mann said that he was “confident” that the dossier was genuine and that the person who passed it to him was the same individual who provided it to Mr Dickens and would be willing to speak to police now.

“The files that are there, I know are valuable to their ongoing investigation,” he said. “It may lead to new investigations as well. I would be surprised if it didn’t, but that is a decision for them to make, not me.”

My Sweet Landlord‏ @MySweetLandlord

GK Young dossier is annotated with “authenticated handwriting”. Is it Dickens’? Does it state to be handed to Brittan?

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Anthony Courtney

Colin Forster‏ @colinwforster

Was Courtney in Naval Intelligence? Did he inherit safe seat from a man ruined in a gay sex scandal?

Courtney was chosen to follow Ian Harvey as Conservative candidate for Harrow East in early 1959. Harvey had been forced to resign over a homosexual scandal in which he was found in flagrante delicto with a guardsman in St. James’s Park. Courtney kept the seat in a by-election.

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INTELLIGENCE IN RECENT PUBLIC LITERATURE

SAILOR IN A RUSSIAN FRAME. By Cdr. Anthony Courtney. (London: Johnson. 1968. 256 pp. 35s.)

“I’m not a Profumo, but …” was the title on the illustrated handbill, with photos to match, which was sent to the British press and the wife and political friends and enemies of retired Royal Navy Commander Anthony Courtney, Conservative Member of Parliament for Harrow East, in August of 1965. Before a year had passed, Courtney had lost his wife, his seat, and most of his business as a result of a KGB political action operation in the heart of London. His book is the story of why the Soviets “framed” him and how he fought back, and almost won. The episode vividly exemplifies how the Soviets employ assiduous data collection and personal provocation in political action.

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A STORY ABOUT THE UNDERPANTS OF A ROYAL NAVY SIGNAL OFFICER WHICH LED TO HIS DOWNFALL AT THE HANDS OF THE KGB

He was Commander Anthony Tosswill COURTNEY OBE RN Rtd, listed rather strangely as a Commander WSR RN in the Navy List, WSR standing for “War Service Rank”

He supported corporal punishment.

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

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The 12-year-old John Bercow appeared on the BBC in Crackerjack in 1975.

Bercow’s father drove minicabs for a living and John Bercow went to Finchley Manorhill comprehensive school in north London.

(A bizarre 50-year feud started when his father, Charlie, and his uncle Samson – Alan Bercow‘s father – fell out over the ownership of the family minicab company in Finchley, North London. The feud between John Bercow’s father, Charlie, and Alan Bercow’s father, Samson, dates back to the 1950s and involved a successful minicab company in Finchley, North London, set up by Charlie.)

Bercow’s paternal grandfather, Jack Bercowitch, was from Romania who worked first as a gas fitter and then as a furrier, and in due course opened a shop.

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Two of his sons, Ralph and Charlie, set up a business called Bercow Motors, in Warren Street in central London, which prospered until the late 1960s, when the council painted yellow lines on the road outside their showroom. Charlie Bercow married Brenda Bailey, a legal secretary and in 1963 she gave birth to their son, John Simon Bercow.

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Mr Bercow first became involved in politics as a teenager while attending a school in the Margaret Thatcher’s Finchley constituency.


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John Bercow and his Monday Club colleagues:

Bercow joined not only the Young Conservatives but the Monday Club, where very soon he was promoting the voluntary repatriation of immigrants.

The Monday Club had various study groups  including:

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George Kennedy Young

John Mann said Monday Club member “ George Kennedy Young was ‘key’ to paedophile claims”

Labour MP said GK Young, ex-deputy director of MI6 took part in ‘dubious’ activities

Mann added Mr Young was a ‘manipulator’ who controlled groups of people within which there were paedophile rings in the 1970s or 1980s.

Interesting that Bee Carthew worked closely with Denby, Proctor, Powell, GK Young and … John Tyndall from the NF.

19th January 1984

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Jeremy Corbyn accused Mr Dickens of irresponsible behaviour and demanded  he withdraw the allegation.

Dickens Dossier:

In a Westminster Hall debate, Mr Mann said George Kennedy Young, who died in 1990, had been named in the first line of the document.

He said: ‘This is an original, I have spoken and met and got a copy from the person who personally handed it to Geoffrey Dickens who then personally gave it to Leon Brittan.

‘And what it says is, first line – GK Young heads up a Powellite faction known as Tory Action. GK Young, George Kennedy Young, was deputy director of MI6 in the past, long dead.

‘The allegations are that he manipulated a group of people and that within that there were paedophile rings. And it goes into detail – who it’s alleged were involved and where.

‘I won’t give all the locations because some would be I think sensitive and would potentially identify people – but London is one, Greater Manchester is another, North Yorkshire is a third one.’

Mr Mann said GK Young may be key in finding out what happened to the dossier.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3304214/Ex-deputy-director-MI6-named-MP-key-figure-manipulated-Westminster-VIP-paedophile-ring.html


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Monday Club activist, George Kennedy Young, began setting up the Unison Committee for Action with Ross McWhirter

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Sara Morrison, February, 1967 wife of Charles Morrison, MP for Devizes. (Sir Peter Morrison’s brother) and the McWhirters.

Sara  Morrison performed the opening of the print works for the Guinness Book of World Records

Sir Charles Morrison was one of the investors in Proctor’s shirt shop Cottonrose in Richmond.

Sara Morrison’s brother-in-law: Sir Peter Morrison (below right) with Thatcher:

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 A former Bryn Estyn resident said he saw Sir Peter Morrison visit the Welsh care home and drive away with one of the boys.

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Former MP Gyles Brandreth was warned several times that Sir Peter Morrison was a “disgusting pervert”.

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Gyles Brandreth – part of Lord Longford’s porno junket – (which included Jimmy Savile and Cliff Richard)…

 

Chums:

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Foyles Luncheon For Malcolm Muggeridge Who Is With Old Friends Enoch Powell The Bishop Of Durham (David Jenkins) And Lord Longford

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Gordon Anglesea trial:

A police commissioner has told a jury that he used to drive a senior officer, Gordon Anglesea, accused of sexually abusing boys to Bry Estyn children’s home.

He used to give Anglesea lifts in a police vehicle when asked. He said: “The only place I recall taking him was to Bryn Estyn children’s home. If he wanted to go to Bryn Estyn he would ask me and I would take him.”

Jones said he would not go into the home with Anglesea but just drop him off and carry on with the other duties that he had. He did not know how or when Anglesea would leave.

“I have no idea. I have no recollection of collecting him,” he said

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EXCLUSIVE — GORDON ANGLESEA: THE FINANCIAL REWARDS OF CHILD ABUSE

INCOMPETENCE BY North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones led to convicted paedophile Gordon Anglesea keeping his police pension.

The Commissioner has acknowledged Anglesea deserved to lose his pension but, in the eight weeks between Anglesea’s conviction and his death, failed to ask the Home Office to revoke it.

Rebecca understands the pension — which is fully-funded from the public purse — is worth up to £25,000 a year.

Jones’ inaction meant that Anglesea was being paid some £500 a week while he was in prison.

Jones has also decided that his widow, Sandra, should receive a widow’s pension  of 50 per cent.

She will receive up to £12,500 a year for the rest of her life.

Rebecca has also discovered the Commissioner did not consult the Home Office over this decision.

We have written to policing minister Brandon Lewis asking him to issue a “forfeiture certificate” under the Police Pensions Regulations 2015.

This would automatically revoke Anglesea’s pension — and prevent his widow from enjoying the proceeds of his child abuse.

https://paddyfrench1.wordpress.com/2017/02/02/exclusive-gordon-anglesea-the-financial-rewards-of-child-abuse/

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McWhirters  – Guinness  World Records

The Society for Individual Freedom, which is described as a British Intelligence front involving George K. Young, Ross McWhirter (both with UK intelligence connections) and Gerald Howarth.

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Gerald Howarth MP for Cannock and Burntwood from 1983 to 1992

Conservative Sir Gerald Howarth, defence minister until 2012, has mounted an extraordinary defence of a Tory MP who organised a Nazi-themed stag do – saying he was the victim of a ‘disgraceful witch hunt’.

And he tried to justify the MP’s involvement in such a distasteful event, claiming ‘we’ve all done it’.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2551933/Ex-minister-targets-Press-exposing-MP-Nazi-theme-party.html

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Carter-Ruck’s champion Gerald Howarth MP talks gibberish on paedophilia

Here are some choice clips of Gerald Howarth sharing his wisdom on paedophilia with Chris Morris’s Brass Eye back in 2001

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The Viscount De L’Isle
The Freedom Association was founded in 1975 as the National Association for Freedom (NAFF) by the Viscount De L’Isle, Norris McWhirter, Ross McWhirter and John Gouriet. Ross McWhirter had drawn up a fifteen-point Charter of Rights and Liberties before being assassinated by the Provisional IRA in November 1975. NAFF was renamed The Freedom Association in the winter of 1978
Tom Young‏ @FULLY_BADASS

Interesting that the Freedom Association’s William De L’isle is mentioned in relation to Playland (courtesy of ) ‘course, that was around the time Richmond Councillor Edward Leigh was Thatcher’s Private secretary…

Anthony Daly‏ @anthonydaly01
Well spotted Tom. I had wondered if an attentive reader of PLAYLAND would join the dots with people I mentioned in the book: William De’Lisle, Andrew Mitchell, Major John Gouriet who founded the National Association for Freedom, following the IRA assassination of Ross McWhirter.
Chris Stacey‏ @chrisstacey1
Not Andrew Mitchell MP?
Anthony Daly‏ @anthonydaly01
Sorry, my mistake. It was David Mitchel, Andrew’s father.
Sir David Mitchell with Margaret Thatcher

Sir David Mitchell was a minister under Margaret Thatcher who also ran Fleet Street’s gossipy watering hole El Vino

When Heath led the Conservatives to power in 1970, Mitchell became PPS to Sir Keith Joseph, Social Services Secretary.

In January 1981 Mrs Thatcher moved Mitchell to the Northern Ireland Office.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/11066354/Sir-David-Mitchell-obituary.html

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John Gouriet, founder of the National Association fro Freedom and author of the document ‘Set the People Free’ (left) and Victor Raikes, former Tory MP and executive member of the Monday Club.

 

PIE member / convicted paedophile Charles Napier – his half-brother John Whittingdale was involved.

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Nick Reeves #FinalSayForAll #FBPE‏@nickreeves9876

Peter Lilley is among Theresa May’s 9 (2018) new peers. So he wasn’t lying when he ‘boasted’ he was in line for a peerage in the ‘Chinese cash for Brexit sting’

Back to the Monday Club…other members included:

Sir Rhodes Boyson, Sir Peter Bottomley, Neil Hamilton,  Sir James Goldsmith, Victor Montagu, Alan Lennox-Boyd, Derek Laud

Alan Lennox Boyd-prior owner of Henlow Grange (later owned by the Purdews) – “Churchill protege Alan Lennox-Boyd, who married sisters, Guinness heiresses, but enjoyed riotous homosexual adventures behind the scenes. Lennox-Boyd had a distinguished ministerial career in several governments…”

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Alan Lennox Boyd’s son: Mark Lennox-Boyd (above) invested in Proctor’s Cottonrose shirt shop and and was Mrs Thatcher’s private parliamentary secretary.
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DJ Jimmy Savile interviews MP Enoch Powell for Radio 1 programme Speak Easy. The recording took place at the Paris Cinema in London 01-Jan-1971

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Enoch Powell and Jimmy Savile

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Start of the Week radio programme 6 April 1970 with Richard Baker as host

Jimmy Savile, Enoch Powell, Malcom Muggeridge, John Peel, Lord Menuhin, Cardinal Heenan.

Savile asked Cardinal Heenan “How are things with the church now, business-wise, as it were”

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Cliff Richard, Jimmy Savile, Lord Longford, Myra Hindley and the porn report connection

Lord Longford has decided to produce a report on pornography

Amongst those who were included, and who stayed the course, were singer Cliff Richard and Radio One DJ Jimmy Savile, alongside more obvious suspects like Malcolm Muggeridge and the Rt. Revd Ronald Ralph Williams, the Bishop of Leicester.

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

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

Apr 16 2018

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

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

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

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Sir Jimmy Savile/Sir John Peel

Special report: A 15-year-old,  Claire McAlpinewho killed herself after leaving a diary naming DJs as abusers. Disturbing questions about John Peel.

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John Peel OBE


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Yehudi Menuhin, Lord Menuhin of Stoke d’Abernon

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Pupils sexually abused at an elite music school

Marcel Gazelle, the founding music director of the Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey, sexually abused pupils in the 1960s

“It’s a disgrace really that people’s trust has been abused in such a way.”

The Menuhin School was founded in 1963 by virtuoso Yehudi Menuhin with the help of his friend Gazelle, with whom he performed and recorded prolifically.

Gazelle sexually abused girls in the school’s bedrooms, according to claims.

 

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John Bercow’s admiration for Enoch Powell was unbounded.

Harvey  Proctor was also a devotee of Enoch Powell.


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Harvey Proctor/his solicitor Jonathan Denby (cousin of Barbara Hewson)/ Enoch Powell

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Jonathan Denby’s cousin Barbara Hewson:

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Miss Hewson lives in a £1million home in Islington, North London

Barbara Hewson’s cousin – fugitive solicitor – Jonathan Denby was PPS to Enoch Powell and was Harvey Proctor’s solicitor:


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Slap bang in the middle of the ContraGate affair!

I wonder if Proctor’s solicitor was involved in sanctions-busting as this conviction came slap-bang in ContraGate?

I suspect a man who could be bribed and had dealings with the Iranians during ContraGate would have busted sanctions, too!

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Does Barbara Hewson, cousin of Proctor’s lawyer Jonathan Denby, have a vested interest in conspiraloons’ theories being ditched?

Why did Keith Vaz deny knowing an Iranian (Shahbandeh) who had been living at one of his properties for years?

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The oily Keith Vaz and the Iranian Reza Shahbandeh

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Wonder if Keith Vaz’s mysterious Iranian tenant was familiar with Iran shipping lawyer Jonathan Denby, Proctor’s solicitor?

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Linked to address directly opposite where Bulic Forsyth died. But can’t ascertain dates.

Keith Vaz’s mystery tennant Shahbandeh was also linked to an address opposite where Bulic Forsythe liv

Who killed Bulic – the man who was about to expose the paedophile ring?

ed and was murdered.

Did Stephen Govier by any chance know Bulic Forsythe?


Just wondering whether the Lambeth paedos who took kids on holiday to Snowdonia were involved in the murder of Bulic Forsythe?


Today’s admission by Lambeth means it’s high time to revisit the Bulic Forsythe case and look at what S Govier knows about Lambeth abuse.

not to mention whether PAUL BOATENG is ever going to appear before child abuse enquiry.

Clive Driscoll was REMOVED from a case after naming BARON BOATENG. Driscoll wasn’t the one who had done something wrong…

Lambeth Adventure Playgrounds needs investigation.

Bulic Forsythe was a senior manager in Lambeth’s housing dept. murdered in 1993 possibly to prevent him going public

 

I’m thrilled for Shirly Oaks folks – but why does Mail believe them and not VIP accusers?


Bee Carthew was extremely close to GK Young, recently mentioned in connection with Dickens Dossier given to John Mann.

(Carthew) wrote in great detail to senior politician Enoch Powell and his wife

telling him:  that Harvey Proctor’s London solicitor (Denby) is on the run after forcing policemen to lie on floor at gunpoint was hiding in Home Secretary’s (Leon Brittan) constituency (Richmond) whilst being search for by Crimewatch. Isn’t that weird?

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Interesting to see Young’s strong connections to Iran, just like Denby’s shipping links there.

Accepting a bribe from the Iranian State shipping Line?

I didn’t realise that, like Jonathan Denby, pervert Peter Hayman was heavily involved in shipping! Is there perhaps a link?

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Sir Peter Hayman went to a Hong Kong conference after getting arrested for child porn

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In 1978 a packet containing obscene literature and written material was found on a bus. The subsequent police investigation revealed a correspondence of an obscene nature between Sir Peter Hayman and number of other persons. The papers involved an obsession about the systematic killing by sexual torture of young people and children.

Sir Peter died in 1992 but during his career worked as a diplomat including as High Commissioner to Canada. He also worked for intelligence service MI6.

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Paedophile Sir Peter Hayman and wife – her cousin – Charles Napier – convicted paedophile PIE leader.

Their son Christopher Hayman:

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Seatrade Chairman Hayman: “South America a massive opportunity for the cruise industry

Sir Peter Hayman’s son Christopher worked with Seatrade Publishing and went to the conferences

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Seatrade Pblishing is now Seatrade Cruise Review Publisher: Christopher Hayman

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Arab shipping Seatrade Publications, 1989 Publisher Chirstopher Hayman

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Towards a Shipping Policy for the EEC: Proceedings of a Conference Held at the Brussels

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Seatrade 20th Anniversary Study 1970-1990 Contributors Christopher Hayman, Ian Middleton, Seatrade Org
The Seatrade Organisation Ltd., Seatrade House, 42 North Station Road, Colcester
Peter Hayman was born in Colcester
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Hayman’s bio
chmn. Estates House Investment Trust, 1975-77; gov. Internat. Student Trust, 1974 — ; dir. Delta Overseas. 1974 —
Mathew Hall Internat., 1977 — ; cons. Seatrade Publs., 1974— Served with Brit. Army, 1942-45; Italy, Balkans.
 
Established the Seatrade Cruise Academy in Oxford and Cambridge
 

When will hacks finally scrutinise Harvey Proctor’s relationship to arms peddler Soames and shipping lawyer Jonathan Denby?

 

Iranian Shipping Line & bribery case against Jonathan Peter Denby

Did Denby ever pay back the ‘bribery’ money from Iranian Shipping? Anyone got access to this?

Looking through newspaper articles between 1976-82, found that Brown&Root built the oil pipelines for BP. Shipping by Intermarine?

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Sir Peter Hayman ran Seatrade Publishing

Arab Shipping 1981: A Seatrade Study Christopher Hayman Seatrade Publications, 1981

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Denby, hired by Proctor re: libel action against the BBC, “was one of London’s leading shipping lawyers.”?

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Worc1 In the runup to 2010 election, Intermarine, a Folkstone company made a very dubious donation to – son of Peter Walker

Worc2 This donation came from Intermarine’s two Texan directors, one of them being Mr Cloyd:

Worc3 Prior to setting up Intermarine, Cloyd was VP of B&R. B&R UK’s VP until 1982 was Vassall friend Raymond Govier

Worc4 Shortly after the ominous donation, both Raymond Govier and brother Jonathan joined Intermarine as directors. Cosy!

Worc5 Raymond Govier was Vassall friend and father of coke addict, criminal and Atkinson flatmate

Worc6 KBR, which merged with B&R, has a long history of corruption and would have expected a ROI for their donation.

Worc7 Intermarine, like Denby, has a long association with Iran, even during trade embargo years

Worc8 Jonathan Denby, lawyer of Harvey Proctor, had business interests just a few streets away from Intermarine.

Worc9 Denby, on the run after holding cops at gunpoint, was also in touble with both Law Society and Iranians as Bee Carthew tells E Powell

Worc10 In fact, Jonathan Peter Denby was involved in a court case with Iranian Republic’s shipping lines. Mmmh!

Worc11 Funnily enough, Denby was also involved in litigation against B&R UK, whose VP was Raymond Govier

Worc12 Oh, and the other donor to back in 2010 was still at it in the 2015 elections:

Worc13 Another club involved in ‘donation laudering’ is the Carlton Club, of which Robin’s daddy Peter was Chairman



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Thomas Mair is a racist with magazines from a South African publisher with links to Swinton Circle which spawned Bee Carthew and GK Young.

Former fugitive, Jonathan Denby, Harvey Proctor’s solicitor, got off lightly for his crimes and is now running a hotel in the Lake District.

Hotel owner, Jonathan Denby, has replaced the handy Holy Bible in nightstand drawers for  S&M porn  “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

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Councillor John Bercow of Lambeth

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 1986 -1990  : Bercow, age 23 – Conservative councillor in Lambeth

Bercow served as the youngest ever deputy leader of the Tory group in Lambeth.

Lambeth:

Paedo MP cover-up claim: Top cop removed from sex abuse probe after naming politicians as suspects

There’s another reason why Scotland Yard were so keen to close the investigation down.

In November 1997 the South London Press ran a story about a ‘sex chamber’ hidden in the basement of Lambeth Police Station with bedding, a red light, and a manacle. Was Lambeth Police Station being used by the paedophile ring to abuse children and produce child pornography?

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The Lambeth Police Station ‘Sex Chamber’

The Mirror have reported on the cover-up of an investigation of a paedophile ring in Lambeth council children’s homes. It’s suspected that the reason for the cover-up was the involvement of politicians, including at least one MP.

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My Sweet Landlord ‏
 Lambeth District Housing Office is next door to Lambeth Police Station!

Lambeth Child Sexual Abuse Basic Timeline

LAMBETH CHILD ABUSE; HANGED BOY; TOP PEOPLE

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Bercow gave up a political lobbying job with the Tories’ favourite ad agency, Saatchi and Saatchi, to work for Jonathan Aitken, after previously spending a brief period in the City, working as a merchant banker for Hambros.

In 2001 the Purdews of Champneys (friends of Sir Jimmy Savile and Keith Vaz) briefly acquired Inglewood health hydro from agents of Saudi prince Mohammed bin Fahd. Inglewood had been the scene of allegations, published in the Guardian six years earlier, that then defence minister Jonathan Aitken, a director of the spa, had tried to arrange girls for a Saudi prince and his entourage.

The report led to the notorious libel action brought by Aitken ultimately culminating in his being sentenced to jail for perjury.

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Former Tory MP Jonathan Aitken, once a director of Champneys Inglewood. He was accused by former employees of acting as a ‘pimp’ by requesting call girls, once for a sheikh and once for a group of Arabs.

Then he was embroiled in a legal dispute with former brothel keeper Lindi ‘Miss Whiplash’ St Clair, who claimed that she was thrown out of Inglewood partway through a course.

And though Aitken met his future wife Lolicia at Inglewood, he also cheated on her with bondage prostitute Paula Strudwick, telling her to collect the right sort of birch branches from the woods outside the estate for sadomasochistic sex games. You’d have thought someone would have twigged what was going on.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/columnists/article-259644/PS.html

After Aitken was jailed for perjury and perverting the course of justice, and he was forced to resign as a cabinet minister,

Bercow went to work for Virginia Bottomley, by then National Heritage Secretary, moving on at the 1997 election when her career as minister ended and he began his as an MP.

Virginia Bottomley

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The Bottomleys’ links to Lambeth

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Henry Bottomley

Peter Bottomley’s brother Henry was a Lambeth councillor at the same time as John Bercow (1986-90) and Virginia Bottomley worked at Maudsley Hospital (Brixton and Camberwell Child Guidance Units) as psychiatric social worker 1973-84 and was chairman of Lambeth Juvenile Court 1981-84

Henry Bottomley DCMS

July 2011 – now

Statistician – Broadband Delivery UK, Department for Culture Media and Sport

He would have worked with Whittingdale

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The World of Who’s Who of Women 1992/93

Peter Righton –

who abused children with Charles Napier (MP John Whittingdale’s half brother)  and Richard Alston,

was a founder of PIE (Paedophile Information Exchange).

Charles Napier was the treasurer of PIE.

Peter Righton was also one of Britain’s leading child protection specialists when Virginia Bottomley was Health Secretary


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Sir Peter, who is married to the former Conservative Cabinet minister Virginia Bottomley, told Radio Four’s Today programme that people were also now wrongly suggesting that he may have visited the Elm Guest House, in Barnes, south-west London, which is at the centre of some of the current claims.

The Elm Guest House is alleged to have been the scene of paedophile activity and sex parties attended by politicians and other prominent figures in the 1970s and 1980s. Visitors are said to have included the late Liberal MP Sir Cyril Smith.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2683533/I-ll-sue-links-untrue-paedophile-claims-says-Tory-grandee-Peter-Bottomley.html

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Cyril Smith with Lord David Steel MP.

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

Anthony John Wixted‏ @TrojanManifesto

IICSA Cyril Smith finding:

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

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/liberaldemocrats/10775341/Cyril-Smith-the-predatory-paedophile-protected-by-establishment.html

 


Back to Peter Bottomley’s fellow Monday Club member John Bercow…

Like his friend Keith Vaz, Bercow also married late in life

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Bercow, age 39, married Sally Illman in 2002

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^His good friend, Julian Lewis, the future shadow cabinet member was best man at his wedding.

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