1985 – Norman Lamont (now Baron Lamont Of Lerwick) MP
In June 1991, Norman Lamont, the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, was investigated for using taxpayers’ money to handle the fall-out from press stories concerning Miss Whiplash, who was using a flat he owned
Sara Dale “Miss Whiplash” different from “Miss Whiplash” (Lindi St Clair )
Lamont’s Kensington home rented out … massage and caning “therapy business …resulted in a call to Carter-Ruck
Under Whitehall rules, Treasury is not obliged to reveal money paid to the Chancellor.
Lamont was able to get help from a secret Conservative Party donor.
The Guardian London 14 Jan 1993
The Observer 6 Dec 1992
What price justice? There is a savage irony in the news that the Chancellor, Norman Lamont, was given a 4700 government hand-out to pay his private legal bills at the same time as the Treasury had imposed the deepest cuts in legal aid. The result of the latter is to deny millions of people access to affordable justice.
(Later articles refer to Lamont’s “Miss Whiplash” as Lindi St Clair)
Norman Lamont, the Tory Chancellor who let out his London home while he was stationed in Downing Street in the early 1990s to dominatrix brothel madam “Miss Whiplash” Lindi St Clair nee Marian June Akin
Peter Wright (MI5) client of Miss Whiplash – For some 15 years approx 1972-1987,
(Wright) was a business associate of mine. I elicited information from sensitive clients he sent my way. In return he pulled strings to make sure I was never busted.
The Sydney Morning Herald Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Spycatcher was part memoir, part exposé of what Wright claimed were serious institutional failings in MI5 and his subsequent investigations into those. He is said to have been influenced in his counterespionage activity by James Jesus Angleton, the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) counterintelligence chief from 1954 to 1975.
During the trial a witness, Sir Robert Armstrong, famously coined (or at least brought back to life) the phrase “Economical with the truth” in response to Wright’s claim that he was telling the truth.
NSPCC’s Peter Wanless (left) was Norman Lamont’s PPS
Lindi once ran a kinky S&M dungeon below former Chancellor Norman Lamont’s flat in London’s Notting Hill
For many years from the mid-1970s until 1992 St Clair offered sexual services from her own large four-storey house at Eardley Crescent in Earls Court, London
Here she ran a lavish brothel frequented by British and international politicians and aristocrats as a high-profile Madam and dominatrix.
In 1991 it emerged St Clair was renting Chancellor of the Exchequer Norman Lamont’s basement flat in Notting Hill
Jimmy Savile paid Miss Whiplash and thirteen-year-old friend £3 for unprotected sex in the 1960s
Former Miss Whiplash, aka Lindi St Clair, revealed sex-fiend Jimmy Savile paid her and an underage pal £3 for unprotected sex in the 60s.
Lindi, now 60, was 15 when she and a 13-year-old friend were handed the coins by the warped Jim’ll Fix It presenter who took them to his grubby bedsit for a seedy threesome.
The runaway teens were picked up by Savile near Carnaby Street, in London, as he prowled the streets
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.
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.
LINDI ST CLAIR – MISS WHIPLASH speaking about her later life:
As a bankrupt, age 44, I married a 75 year old male-to-female transsexual named Marion Wells. We wed at Eastbourne registry office in 1995. Journalists from The Sunday People newspaper attended the service. Marion was very wealthy and gave me all his/her money.
Our marriage was annulled in 1999 so I could marry our minder who I’d fallen in love with – he was handsome hunky notorious mercenary Dean Shelley – a known professional hit-man who was questioned by Scotland Yard over the famous Jill Dando murder.
Jill Dando & Cliff Richard
I bought a farm in Herefordshire from my first husband’s money and moved there with Dean. Marion died in 2000. Dean and I divorced in 2001.
Younger days – Lindi St Clair – member of the 59 club
Unbeknown to me at the time, an English priest called Father Graham Hullet who had known me since I was 15 when I went to a youth club (the 59 Club) he worked at, and who had followed my ‘career’
Father Bill Shergold and Father Graham Hullet were leaders of the 59 Club:
The 59 Club was a church run youth club intended to save the souls of errant yobs
Many stars of the time supported the club – most notably Cliff Richard.
The club became well known, and attracted luminaries such as Sir Cliff Richard, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon, and the Bishop of Bath and Wells
Its trustees included Bishop Trevor Huddleston, the famous anti-apartheid campaigner. For British motorcyclists, it was famous for being one of the first places in the UK to preview the previously banned biker movie The Wild One, in 1968
Madame Whiplash/Lindi St Clair claimed 252 Members of Parliament had been on her books.
Norman Lamont’s Madam Whiplash ran for office many times. She was leader of the Corrective Party
Described as the fastest growing fringe party in 1993, the Corrective party was a radical British political party which campaigned for social justice, civil liberties, animal rights and sexual freedom, Fight Sexual Taboo. (NCCL/PIE-like?)
Dominatrix Madam St Clair attempted to become elected to the House of Commons, in eleven by-elections, on one occasion threatening to expose the depraved lives of hundreds of MPs.
Corrective Party concerns – pre-puberty sex education on the National Curriculum; children’s ombudsperson
St Clair associated with the rockers and Hells Angels
Lyndie St Claire was a brothel madame was a very successful professional dominatrix and madam, she had printed brothel tokens that could be given as Christmas and birthday gifts from everything from a spanking to being tortured,…she stood for parliament several times with her “corrective party” giving free spankings.
In the June 1991 controversy, Norman Lamont, the then Chancellor of the Exchequer was investigated for using taxpayers’ money to handle the press coverage regarding Miss Whiplash having a brothel in his home.
The Treasury contributed £4,700 of the £23,000 bill which had been formally approved by the Head of the Civil Service and the Prime Minister.
Hague & Lamont 1991
Norman Lamont Pictured On Budget Day 1991 Pictured To The Left Was Lamont’s Personal Secretary William Hague
William Hague 1989: Norman Lamont’s Prostitute, Dominatrix, Brothel madam “Miss Whiplash” is on the left
“She came into my headquarters, crashed her whip down on the counter and demanded to see Little Willie.
There’s “eccentric” Lord Sutch, Simon Hughes and Peter Tatchell
“Little Willie” is a supporter of caning
September 24, 1998
A European human-rights court Wednesday condemned Britain
The case before the European Court of Human Rights, based in Strasbourg, stemmed from a 1993 incident in which a man severely beat his stepson, who was 8-years old at the time, with a three-feet long cane. The man was charged with assault but was acquitted after arguing the beating amounted to “reasonable punishment,” a permissible defense under British law.
The case is likely to lead to a ban on parents severely beating their children, although the UK Government says smacking is a separate issue
The decision was hailed by children’s rights activists.
But William Hague, leader of the Conservative opposition, said the ruling amounted to interference in family life.
Conservative leader William Hague told BBC Radio 2’s Jimmy Young Show:
“We’ve taken the nanny state too far when we have to have court rulings about what people can do with their own children in their own home.
Norman Lamont held key political appointments at crucial times:– he became UK Minister for Defence Procurement just in time to sign the Al-Yamamah arms deal and he was Chancellor of the Exchequer when Black Wednesday transferred around £3B from UK taxpayers to currency traders.
Before entering Parliament he worked for N M Rothschild & Sons, the investment bank, and became director of Rothschild Asset Management.
Since 1996 Lamont has been Chairman of Le Cercle, a foreign policy Club – Le Cercle Chairman as of 13 October 2008 but not as of April 2013.
^ “important members” Lord Julian Amery, his protege Jonathan Aitken and Lord Norman Lamont (all three members of the Privy Council).
- Bilderberg Attended, 1995
- Bow Group Chairman 1971-72
- British Iranian Chamber of Commerce Chairman
- Iran Heritage Foundation Member, Advisory Board
Lamont is very close to David Cameron, who worked for him during the dark days of Black Wednesday
David Cameron was working for Lamont at the time of Black Wednesday, when pressure from currency speculators forced the Pound sterling out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism.
1992: The pound is forced out of the European exchange rate mechanism, netting currency market investor George Soros £1bn
Cameron was rewarded with a promotion to Special Adviser to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Norman Lamont.
Director of corporate affairs for television company Carlton, now part of ITV, his only professional excursion beyond the cosseted world of Westminster.
Michael Howard and David Cameron
The manner in which he obtained the job says much about how men of Cameron’s background tend to progress through life. The future Tory leader, whose credentials at Conservative central office were already well-established after periods working for Norman Lamont and Michael Howard, believed a stint in the private sector would benefit his political career.
Carlton’s head office was a Tory enclave at a time when the party was facing political extinction. Rachel Whetstone, who worked for Norman Lamont along with Cameron, was also based there for a time;
she is now married to Cameron’s chief policy advisor, Steve Hilton.
The former colleague says Cameron was “an upmarket guy, but they were all bloody upmarket at Carlton … they were all terribly posh.
Cameron Joke moving into Downing Street
As for whether the Camerons rent or sell their £2.7m house, when asked by reporters, the Prime Minister joked:
“I certainly won’t be renting it to Miss Whiplash, if that’s what you mean.”
He was referring to the notorious case of his old boss Norman Lamont, the Tory Chancellor who let out his London home while he was stationed in Downing Street in the early 1990s – only for the press to discover that it had been rented by “a sex therapist”.
Norman Lamont and friends Stanley Johnson (father of Jo Johnson see below), Leon Brittan
Norman Lamont? Harvey Proctor?
^ Was Julian Clary outing Norman Lamont?
Jeremy Heywood “Sir Cover-Up” – PPS to Norman Lamont
Jeremy Heywood (Sir Cover-Up) joined HM Treasury in 1992 and became the Principal Private Secretary to Chancellor Norman Lamont at the age of 30, having to help mitigate the fallout from Black Wednesday after less than a month in the job.
Heywood remained in this role throughout the 1990s under Chancellors Kenneth Clarke and Gordon Brown before being promoted to be the Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Tony Blair in 1999.
He stayed in this position until 2003, when he left the civil service in the wake of the Hutton Inquiry where it emerged that Heywood claimed to have never minuted meetings in the Prime Ministerial offices about Dr David Kelly, a job he was required to do.
The Hutton Inquiry was a 2003 judicial inquiry in the UK chaired by Lord Hutton, who was appointed by the Labour government to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of David Kelly, a biological warfare expert and former UN weapons inspector in Iraq.
Sir Jeremy has also been criticised in his current role as Cabinet Secretary, in which capacity he has been involved in protracted arguments about the publication of confidential documents relating to the Chilcot inquiry.
More recently: Jeremy Heywood’s involvement in the Patrick Rock case –
Cameron aide who allegedly made indecent images of children
Patrick Rock’s seniority was demonstrated by the fact that he was one of only three advisers given his own private office in No 10.
On the authority of the CPS, the National Crime Agency has today charged Patrick Rock, 63, a former Whitehall adviser, with making indecent images of children and possession of 59 indecent images of children.
David Cameron is under pressure to explain whether his senior aide Patrick Rock was tipped off by Downing Street that he was accused of an offence related to child abuse images hours before his arrest by police.
…accused Number 10 late Tuesday of a “lack of transparency” about the senior adviser’s resignation and subsequent arrest, which took place nearly three weeks ago but only became public after a leak to a newspaper.
Sir Cover Up – Jeremy Heywood, Ed Llewellyn and David Cameron
It also emerged that the aide (Patrick Rock) was previously accused of “inappropriate behaviour” by a colleague and this incident was investigated by his line manager, Ed Llewellyn, Cameron’s chief of staff, who is also an old friend of Rock’s.
Ed Llewellyn – He has served Cameron for a decade…If you google his name, you discover next to nothing about him: just the repetition of the same bare facts.
No profile of him seems to have been written: a singular achievement when one considers he is one of the most influential men in the country.
After all, Llewellyn had not only worked, in Bosnia, for Ashdown,… but is on friendly terms, since working in Brussels for Patten, with Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, wife of the current Lib Dem leader, Nick Clegg.
After leaving Oxford, Ed Llewellyn was employed as an aide to former Governor Chris Patten in Hong Kong, as Patten’s ‘Chef de Cabinet’
Mar 2014 It was discovered that Patrick Rock had been arrested on the charges of child abuse image claims.
June 2014 Rock was charged with three counts of making an indecent photograph of a child in August 2013
Old Etonian Mr Llewellyn has known Mr Cameron since school and the pair were close colleagues at Conservative Central Office in the early 1990s.
14 May 2015 Llewellyn was sworn of the Privy Council
Why has David Cameron appointed his chum Ed Llewellyn to the Privy Council?
Why should an adviser be given this role?
Privy Councillors are almost all MPs (or ex-MPs), peers or judges. But it has not, until now, been a reward for members of a political entourage.
Questions over Patrick Rock arrest amid cover-up claims:
Ashworth set out his concerns in a letter to Sir Jeremy Heywood, the cabinet secretary, after Heywood, Cameron’s spokesman, refused to answer a series of questions about events leading up to Rock’s arrest and the handling of a separate claim against him of sexual harassment.
Patrick ROCK: FORMER AIDE TO PM FACES MAY TRIAL OVER IMAGES OF CHILD ABUSE
A former aide to David Cameron accused of possessing child pornography will face trial in May next year. Patrick Rock, 64, allegedly downloaded 62 indecent images depicting females who appear to be between 10 and 14 posing erotically. He charged with six offences of making an indecent photographs of a child of and one offence of possession of 56 indecent images of children. Described as Cameron’s policy fixer, Rock was a key member of the Prime Minister’s inner circle at Downing Street, and had been involved in drawing up government policy on internet porn. –
The court heard that 62 images, assessed as being Level C, had been found on an iPad in North Carolina. As a British national Rock can be charged in the UK for these offences even though the images are held in America.
District Judge John Zani said he was transferring the case to Southwark crown court because of the “complexity” it involved.
The court also heard that Rock, who was part of David Cameron’s “inner circle” before his resignation, is being monitored by a welfare officer appointed by Downing Street “for his own protection”.
He had known Mr Cameron since working alongside him in the Nineties for then home secretary Michael Howard. Rock, of Fulham
The indecent images which form the subject of the charges were found on an iPad which was forensically examined. It was seized from an address in North Carolina in America where Rock had been living and working until recently.
Wonder what work the UK government/Downing St had Rock working on in the North Carolina area?
Mr. Patrick Robert John Rock de Besombes, Case Number T20140498
26 May 2016
He’s listed as Patrick Robert John Rock – he’s dropped the fancy de bescombes part of his name
Details: For Mention – Case Started – 09:32
For Mention – Hearing finished for PATRICK ROBERT JOHN ROCK – 09:48
Patrick Rock – Judge for his May court dates:
Patrick Rock knows where the skeletons are buried
Patrick Rock was political correspondence secretary in the government of Margaret Thatcher.
He went on to operate as special adviser to various ministers, including service as a special adviser to Michael Howard in the late 1990s, when David Cameron was also advising Howard
Patrick Rock later worked in Brussels under Chris Patten, with special responsibility for the western Balkans, before later being brought back into government in 2011 as a Downing Street special advisor, taking on the title of deputy director of policy.
Cameron had last year been reportedly poised to recognise Patrick Rock’s service with a peerage.
Patrick Rock, who has been arrested on suspicion of an offence relating to child abuse imagery, may not be a household name, but he has been a powerful figure in the upper strata of the Conservative Party for decades.
Patrick Rock and David Cameron have known each other for many years.
David Cameron and Patrick Rock first worked together as special advisers to Conservative minister Michael Howard in the late 1990s.
Indeed, such was the strength of their relationship that Mr Cameron brought him back into Downing Street in 2011, appointing him deputy head of the influential No 10 policy unit.
Jo Johnson, far right
The unit is a key driver behind government decision-making and is currently led by Jo Johnson MP, brother of London Mayor Boris, son of Stanley Johnson
…Norman Lamont More Sleazy Connections …
Iraqi tycoon Auchi linked to sleaze quiz
Mr Auchi (right) receiving the signed watercolour of the Houses of Parliament from Lord Sainsbury
Lord Norman Lamont on the board of the UK arm of Auchi’s operation
23 April 1999
Blair, Hague and Kennedy signed anniversary card to chairman
Lord Sainsbury, in congratulating Auchi on … a £1.7bn business empire
Former Liberal leader Lord Steel, who sits on the board of GMH, was there that night
Auchi made his fortune largely thanks to his extensive business contacts in the Middle East, and in particular in his native Iraq, where he is reported to have once been an official of the Iraqi government. Before the Gulf war changed the commercial network of the region for ever, Auchi set up several multi-million pound deals within Iraq.
His extraordinary global business deals have brought him to the attention of investigators in two of the most dramatic corruption scandals post-war Europe has seen.
In March 1993, Battaglia swore a statement that he had given millions of dollars in commission to Auchi to help secure a deal to build a pipeline from Iraq to Saudi Arabia for a consortium of Franco-Italian companies. Battaglia provided a detailed description of the transactions, involving companies in Panama and Guernsey. (Panama Papers?)
While Auchi and his associates say that GMH has no links to the Saddam regime, Iraqi dissidents are not so sure.
Opposition groups remain suspicious and are known to have expressed concern to the Foreign Office as long ago as 1995.
The King of Sleaze involved.
Keith Vaz on the board of the UK arm of Auchi’s operation
Just two weeks before the party, Keith Vaz, the Labour MP for Leicester East, had accepted a place on the board of the UK arm of Auchi’s operation –
Luma Auch – The daughter of Nadhmi Auchi
…named on a serious fraud office search warrant and is understood to have been directly in charge of running generic drugs manufacturer Regent-General Mediterranean during part of the period between 1996 and 2000 on which the SFO’s investigation is focusing.
Cyril Smith was free to abuse boys for several decades- his defender, Lord David Steel on right
Lord ” All he seems to have done is spank a few bare bottoms ” David Steel is a General Mediterranean board member
Other career politicians on the board of General Mediterranean or its subsidiaries are former Liberal party leader Lord Steel, former president of the European commission Jacques Santer, former Conservative chancellor Norman Lamont and former Tory health minster Gerry Malone, who is chairman of Regent.
Revealed: Vaz’s job with Iraqi tycoon
3 Feb 2001
Foreign Office Minister Keith Vaz accepted a job with a company owned by an Iraqi-born tycoon who is wanted for questioning over a massive European corruption scandal, The Observer can reveal.
Vaz, who is facing calls for his resignation over his business relationships, accepted a directorship of the company owned by Nadhmi Auchi, a British multi-millionaire facing inquiries over his role in an oil deal allegedly involving £40m of kickbacks.
Nadhmi Auchi, convicted of fraud in 2003, and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg
A controversial Iraqi-British billionaire organised a banquet in honour of Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg
Nadhmi Auchi, 73, was convicted of fraud in the giant French Elf-Aquitaine oil company trial in 2003 and given a suspended sentence
The former Lib Dem leader Lord Steel is a longstanding director of Mr Auchi’s Luxembourg-registered company General Mediterranean Holdings. Other politicians who have worked with Mr Auchi include Lord Lamont and former minister Keith Vaz.
“It is alleged that Mr Auchi and his lawyers, Carter Ruck, have been making strenuous efforts to close down public debate.”
Obama and Auchi
Kenneth Clarke’s Wedding
The photograph, reproduced in biographies of Clarke and Howard, shows Gummer as best man, and the ushers at Clarke’s wedding. From left to right, Fullerton, Howard, Gummer, Clarke, Brittan, Christopher Mason (who became a Liberal Democrat) and Norman Lamont.
CUCA alumni had considerable influence on British politics in the 1980s and 1990s, with the rise to prominence of the ‘Cambridge Mafia’ including cabinet ministers Michael Howard, Kenneth Clarke, John Gummer and Norman Lamont, who had dominated CUCA and the Cambridge Union in the early 1960s.
Considerable overlap between the officeholders of the two societies continues to the present day.
Patrick Rock was SPAD to Michael Howard, friend of Janner & Brittan
20 March 2017
Lord Lamont of Lerwick, 74, is enjoying a blossoming friendship with Rebecca Wallersteiner, a writer almost 20 years his junior who has entertained the nation with her colourful love life.
Saucy Rebecca, 56, whose charismatic brother Dr Anthony Wallersteiner is headmaster of Stowe boarding school, is a former lover of the late artist Lucian Freud.
‘Ever since my teens, I’ve had a thing for older men,’ she revealed in 2015. ‘I don’t mean two, three, five years older but decades my senior.
John Whittingdale & Norman Lamont – 15th April 1992
Lindi St Clair aka Miss Whiplash claimed 252 Members of Parliament had been on her books. – wonder if Whittingdale was a customer?
Top Tory minister John Whittingdale admits to relationship with dominatrix – but says he didn’t know her real occupation
13 Apr 2016
JOHN WHITTINGDALE INTO “TORTURE PORN”
Charles Napier arrest: Half-brother of Tory MP John Whittingdale questioned over ‘sexual assault’ by police probing alleged VIP paedophile ring
Media Select Committee Chairman John Whittingdale has spoken out about the arrest this morning of his half-brother Charles Napier, who was nicked by the Met investigating 80s abuse at Elm Guest House in Barnes:
“I am aware that my half-brother was arrested at our mother’s home.
I have absolutely no idea about the claims but if allegations have been to police they should be investigated.”
His arrest was part of Operation Fairbank – the Met Police’s umbrella inquiry into historical child sex abuse claims involving politicians and other public .
CHARLES NAPIER Half-brother of senior Conservative MP John Whittingdale Charles pleaded guilty at Southwark crown court to 29 sex offences involving 21 boys. … a paedophile ring with establishment connections.
He bragged of easy access to young boys and how he could send obscene images back to Britain in diplomatic bags.
Standards probe launched into John Whittingdale over his trip to Amsterdam with dominatrix ex-girlfriend
Parliament’s sleaze watchdog has launched a formal probe over John Whittingdale over a trip to Amsterdam he took with his dominatrix ex-girlfriend.
22 APRIL 2016
Napier has also been linked to a shadowy and vile organisation called the Paedophile Information Exchange which campaigned in the 70s and 80s for what they called the age of “child love” to be reduced to four
When police raided his house in Evesham, Worcs, in 1992 they found not only hard-core child abuse images from Amsterdam but a “quarter-century of correspondence” between paedophiles in Britain and around the world.
–Mr Whittingdale was unknowingly passing information about his relationship, parliamentary business meetings and movements to Mr Djoughdem via Ms King, who was attempting to sell this information to tabloid newspapers.
Djoughdem, a self described gangster who goes by the name ‘Gerrard’ in underworld circles.
Read more at:https://www.byline.com/column/51/article/1008
–Mr Djoughdem spoke about his former association with infamous London gangsters Kray twins and about being one of the ‘biggest cocaine dealers in London.’
–Mr Djoughdem used to run infamous high end nightclub Wall St. which was known for being a centre of cocaine dealing, and frequented by celebrities including Prince and Dodi Al-Fayed, lover of Princess Diana.
–Darius, Koslowski, one of Djoughdem’s former bouncers, a former bodyguard of Prince, boasts regularly about drugs and guns online.
These revelations will raise fresh questions about the Cabinet Minister’s judgement and suitability for office, particularly in regards to whether Parliamentary security was jeopardized by information passing from him to criminal elements.
Today, again, the Krays have cropped up in the Whittingdale case. A couple also linked to Boothby, Cliff Richard and Savile.
Fixer Lord Wyatt of Weeford – one of his wives – Lady Moorea Black shows as a co-worker of Patrick Gilbert – she was director at Guild Of Freemen Of The City Of London.
(from 1992-05-22 to 2009-07-08),
People linked to this family … Murdoch, Thatcher, Norman Lamont, Boris Johnson…
TO MOVE AND TO SHAKE
To some, he’s a gadfly; to others, he’s one of the most influential figures of our age. Lord Wyatt of Weeford – close friend of Maggie, Rupert and the Queen Mum – looks back on a lifetime of courting the rich and powerful
In the 1980s, the Sunday Telegraph called Woodrow Wyatt “the most influential person of our age” – reflecting both his closeness to the Prime Minister, and his almost cabalistic relationship with the other person who most defined that period: Rupert Murdoch. More than anyone else, Wyatt demonstrates the way in which those two great enemies of the Establishment none the less developed an Establishment of their own.
Lord and Lady Wyatt’s daughter Petronella is assistant editor of the Spectator. She was appointed by the magazine’s editor, Frank Johnson
Petronella – it was her mother, Verushka, widow of the late Lord Wyatt of Weeford, who briefed journalists about the alleged affair between Petsy and the Tory MP Boris Johnson, her editor at The Spectator magazine.
Such an unusual approach was always forgiven, though, for Petsy was a hugely popular figure within the Telegraph group (she later edited The Sunday Telegraph’s Mandrake column before moving to The Spectator). She was considered to live an impossibly glamorous life and was much lusted after by male staff, particularly the older ones. She always seemed to be at gatherings thrown by the powerful, singing for Norman Lamont, then the Chancellor, at his 50th birthday party. She is still to be seen at soirées given by the likes of the historian Flora Fraser, granddaughter of the late Lord Longford, or Jonathan Aitken.
After Max Clifford told her that “Carey from the Church of England” had called him for advice, the Spectator ran the line “The Archbishop calls on Max” on the cover. Unfortunately, Clifford had been referring to the then Archbishop of Canterbury’s son Andrew, not George.
The outrageous confessions of an upper-class Lolita
Laurence Olivier, Robin Day, Lord Lambton … as a teenager, PETRONELLA WYATT was groped by a bevy of her famous father’s friends.
Sir Simon Hornby, (older brother of paedophile Charles Hornby) had seven years previously married the Queen Mother’s racehorse trainer’s daughter, Sharon Cazalet, in a star studded wedding. The Queen Mother, Princess Margaret, Noel Coward, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are all on film walking into a tiny village church in Shipbourne in Kent for the occasion.[ii] At the Cazalet family home Fairlawnes in Kent, the Queen Mother had often been a guest, as well as the historian Elizabeth Longford (nee Harman) and her husband, Labour Peer, Lord Frank Longford
Charles Hornby – abused young boys
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