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Westminster Paedophile Ring – Roddam Twiss / son of Sir Frank Twiss

Pervert son of a former Black Rod was quizzed by police investigating the Westminster child-sex abuse claims over his late father Sir Frank Twiss’ connection to a prolific paedophile MP

  • Two retired policemen reveal they were banned from investigating Twiss
  • The Mail on Sunday tracked down Twiss to a dingy flat in West London
  • He said he had given up ‘spanking’ boys and bragged of his access to Parliament 
12 May 2018

Claims about a Westminster child-sex ring took a new turn last night when it emerged that police have interviewed the paedophile son of a former Black Rod, the Queen’s envoy in the Lords.

Roddam Twiss – whose father Sir Frank was Black Rod in the 1970s, responsible for security and ceremonies at the Lords – was quizzed by officers investigating the claims.

The news came as two retired policemen told The Mail on Sunday they were banned from investigating Twiss in the late 1970s after Liberal MP Sir Cyril Smith, a prolific child-sex abuser, was allegedly seen taking a rent boy to Twiss’s London home.

Hiding his past: Roddam Twiss last week

They say Mr Twiss:

  • Was well known among London’s rent boys;
  • Was banned from the Palace of Westminster by his father;
  • Visited Dolphin Square, the private apartment block in Westminster where Establishment figures allegedly had wild parties.

Police say their inquiries were halted when they told their superiors Twiss could be involved in a wider racket supplying rent boys to VIPs.

Incredibly, they didn’t know former prep school teacher Twiss had been jailed in 1967 for assaulting boys as young as 11, tying them up and beating them.

He was later imprisoned twice for fraud.

Nor did they know that he rented a room to Lennie Smith, one of Britain’s most vicious paedophiles.

The Mail on Sunday tracked down Twiss to a dingy flat in West London.

Twiss, who changed his name to Raymond Gibson in a bid to shake off his past, strongly denied any wrongdoing – but confirmed much of what the two policemen said.

He spoke frankly of his jail terms, said he had given up ‘spanking’ boys, and bragged of his access to Parliament and Dolphin Square, calling it ‘a den of iniquity for 30 years’.

He displayed an expert knowledge of London’s rent boy scene in 1970s and 1980s and described the ‘dangers’ faced by gay MPs and peers who picked up young men.

Twiss said he felt ‘alarmingly well’ for his 78 years. But asked if he knew the names of the politicians involved, he said: ‘No. And I wouldn’t tell you if I did.’

The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Admiral Frank Twiss, approaches the Speaker and members of the House of Commons to summon them to the Bar of the House of Lords for the state opening of Parliament

The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Admiral Frank Twiss, approaches the Speaker and members of the House of Commons to summon them to the Bar of the House of Lords for the state opening of Parliament

He said he had no idea police had investigated him at the time.

The developments come after a series of claims and counter-claims regarding allegations of a historic child sex abuse ring at Westminster.

Much-publicised claims that young boys had been raped and even murdered at Dolphin Square by VIPs turned out to have been made by a fantasist. Today’s disclosures will spark fresh speculation that not all the claims of sexual misconduct and rent boys at Westminster were groundless.

The new claims are expected to be considered by Alexis Jay, head of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse, who has reaffirmed her determination to find out if claims of a Westminster paedophile ring were covered up.

In a statement on Thursday, she vowed to look into ‘concern that police investigations into possible child sexual abuse linked with Westminster may have been the subject of inappropriate interference’.

She added she would also look into the disclosure last year that MI5 and the Director of Public Prosecutions lied to cover up the Cyril Smith rent boy scandal.

The MoS was told of the allegations about Twiss by two former vice squad officers. They investigated him after monitoring the ‘Meat Rack,’ a notorious haunt for rent boys in Piccadilly. They saw Smith pick up a youngster and followed him to an address in Cricklewood, North-West London.

When they found out that it was the home of Twiss, they investigated him and uncovered his links to the corridors of power. When they told their superiors, the investigation was abruptly scrapped.

The two former police officers, who have asked to remain anonymous, said they were deeply frustrated by the decision. One went on to hold a series of high-profile security jobs and the other worked for a well-known sports team.

One of them recalled: ‘We went to the police station in Belgravia, and found a file that said Twiss had been banned by his father from entering the Palace of Westminster. He also went to Dolphin Square late at night. We thought he could be procuring boys for bigger figures from pimps at the Meat Rack. Well-to-do people would not want to be seen somewhere like that. We also followed him to the Meat Rack. Our superiors called it off. We assumed it was to protect VIPs.’

Asked why they did not discover Twiss’s 1967 conviction for assaulting young boys, one of the former policemen said: ‘We had trouble finding out anything about him.’

As well as serving as Black Rod, Twiss’s father Sir Frank was Secretary to the Lord Great Chamberlain, whose duties include dressing the Monarch on Coronation Day. After he died in 1994, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh attended his thanksgiving service.

Well-connected: Sir Frank Twiss, the former Black Rod

Well-connected: Sir Frank Twiss, the former Black Rod

A former Admiral, Sir Frank had connections to Royal, military and political elites. In 1960 he was made Naval Secretary to First Sea Lord, Lord Carrington, later Defence Secretary under Edward Heath and Foreign Secretary under Margaret Thatcher. As Second Sea Lord in 1968, Sir Frank ordered a crackdown on the ‘unnatural vice’ of homosexuality in the Navy.

There have been persistent claims that Meat Rack inquiries were blocked to protect VIPs. In 2016, former Chief Inspector Howard Groves said police were warned not to investigate Establishment figures. And Norman Tebbit, a Cabinet Minister in the 1980s, has said there ‘may well’ have been a cover-up to protect ‘the system.’

With their permission, this newspaper passed details of the two officer to Wiltshire Police, which carried out Operation Conifer into claims about Sir Edward Heath. Officers interviewed both men.

Mr Twiss told us that three officers from the operation interviewed him for three hours. He denied any wrongdoing.

‘The rent boys would claim to be over age but were more like 14’ 

‘I thought I’d be dead by now, but I’m alarmingly well,’ says Roddam Twiss as I interview him at his dingy flat in West London.

At 78 his memory is as sharp as a knife as he describes the London rent-boy scene of the 1970s and 1980s and the ‘Meat Rack’: ‘It started at the railings of the Regent Palace Hotel.

‘Rent boys looking for customers would lean on the railings and men looking for boys would go and see if they fancied anyone.

VIP parties: Dolphin Square

VIP parties: Dolphin Square

‘But it was dangerous. Most of the boys just wanted to rob you for drugs. It was much safer to pick up one in one of Soho’s gay drinking clubs. They would all say they were over age but some were more like 14 or 15.’

Twiss says political figures were among those who went looking for rent boys. But asked if he knew their names, he replies ‘No. And if I could I wouldn’t tell you’, adding: ‘There were more Tories than Labour.’

When I ask Twiss what he knows about claims of a paedophile ring at Westminster, he says police investigating historic child abuse visited him recently and spent three hours asking him similar questions, mainly about Sir Edward Heath. He told them he did not believe the former PM abused young boys.

As we chat in his front room, Twiss introduces me to Martin, 28, who he says is his carer. A succession of other scruffy young men stroll in and out of the flat. ‘I’m gay – I make no bones about that,’ says Twiss, unprompted.

He says he met scandal-hit Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe ‘in passing’ and was ‘always suspicious’ about him, and adds that ‘everyone knew’ Cyril Smith was picking up young rent boys in Soho.

When I tell Truss he was followed by police around 1978 or 1979, he is shocked.

But he corroborates key aspects of the police story: he lived above a parade of shops in Cricklewood and was a regular visitor to Dolphin Square. However, he flatly denies Smith took a rent boy to his flat. ‘I knew Cyril was into boys. But absolutely not. It would have brought shame to my father.’

Asked if he was a ‘fixer’ who procured rent boys for other Westminster figures, he replies sharply: ‘Even if I was I wouldn’t tell you, I assure you.’ And he insists he never went to the ‘Meat Rack’.

However, he is happy to boast of his connections. ‘My father was Black Rod and high-profile in political circles… I used to visit him at the Lords where he had a grace and favour home.’

His second entrée to high society was through his ‘stockbroker’, the Hon Mervyn Greenway, millionaire playboy son of the 3rd Baron Greenway. ‘Mervyn knew everyone in high places,’ says Twiss. ‘I met them through him.’ He often visited Greenway at his flat in Dolphin Square, a place he says was perfect for residents, including Westminster figures, who wanted to misbehave.

‘If you knew the right porter, you’d leave a few pounds and they would allow your guests in with no questions asked.’

Parties would start in the flats and then ‘spill outside into the square on balmy summer evenings. It was ‘a den of iniquity for 30 years’, with residents’ ‘mistresses and prostitutes’ among the guests.

Including male prostitutes? ‘Yes, probably.’ But again, he can’t – or won’t – name names.

Twiss says his father ‘thought I should have done more with my life’ and was disappointed he did not follow him into the Armed Forces, instead going into teaching. But he refuses to believe his father banned him from the Palace of Westminster.

He says he gave up ‘spanking’ young boys long ago and he changed his name to Raymond Gibson after finishing his third jail sentence in 2006 and ‘disappeared’ from London, moving to Sheerness, Kent.

Twiss happily agreed to meet me for dinner the next day to continue our conversation. But he cried off at the last minute, texting: ‘I told you all I can remember. I am not willing to defame the dead because it will only hurt their families.’

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Operation Conifer – The Investigation into Sir Edward Heath – This covers evidence from ex-Met officer Malcolm Sinclair

Witness Statement of DS Stephen Kirby – SIO on Operation Conifer Makes references to testimonies from Holmes and Sinclair

– Former Met officers Talks about discussions with Roddam Twiss – Twiss admitted visiting Heath at parties in a flat – though not in Cricklewood

More evidence from Malcolm Sinclair and discussions about a brothel in Hanover Square and the flat in Cricklewood – linked with Leon Brittan, Cyril Smith and Sir Edward Heath
More evidence concerning Malcolm Sinclair – Makes references to a property connected to the Royal Family – plus evidence about Roddam Twiss

Roddam Twiss  – Abuser with a long history of scams and assaults

Roddam Twiss has a string of criminal convictions. In 1967, he was jailed for three years on seven charges of assaulting boys as young as 11. He and another man were said to have ‘stripped, tied up and beaten’ their victims.

In the 1980s, he served 18 months in jail for a business con, seeking investment in a fake cheesecake factory. And in 2004 at Southwark Crown Court, he was handed a three-and-a-half-year sentence for a £1.2 million scam.

He was accused of duping wealthy Americans using ‘flannel’ and dropping the names of ‘titled and influential people.’

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Sir Cliff Richard appeared in Parliament alongside DJ Paul Gambaccini

It was also said that Twiss tried, unsuccessfully, to entice DJ Paul Gambaccini into investing in one of his dubious schemes.

Roddam Twiss  – He rented a room to vile paedophile

When police investigated Roddam Twiss in the late 1970s, it appears they had no idea that one of Britain’s most vicious paedophiles, Lennie Smith, was renting a room from him.

Twiss confirmed that Smith, jailed in 1992 for his part in a paedophile gang that killed five boys, once rented a room at his Cricklewood Broadway flat.

Twiss said he helped police to investigate Smith, adding: ‘He was a nasty individual and I was content to provide police with information they deemed useful.’

The paedophile, above, was reportedly 23 when he left Twiss’s flat, which suggests it was around 1978 or 1979 – the same time police were investigating Twiss after following Cyril Smith to Cricklewood.

@REBELTROOP

Leon Brittan’s attendance at Cricklewood flat, alongside Jeremy Thorpe, Cyril Smith and Edward Heath New revelations have emerged of how Sir Peter Hayman tried to bribe officers investigating his case

How Twiss aided Kajagoogoo star

Help: Twiss with Limahl

In a curious episode of his past life, Twiss helped to fund the early pop career of Kajagoogoo lead singer Limahl.

Help: Twiss with Limahl

Twiss told us he met Limahl, real name Chris Hamill, when the singer was a teenager.

Hamill lived with him in Cricklewood and Twiss would drive him to clubs including gay haunt Heaven, where DJ Paul Gambaccini was given Hamill’s demo tape in 1982.

Limahl (Hamill) later moved in with Gambaccini.

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Paul Gambaccini , far right, with, from left, Jimmy Savile, Ed Stewart, Dave Lee Travis and Annie Nightingale at Radio 1’s 15th birthday party in 1982


Diary of a witch-hunt: In his own words, Paul Gambaccini reveals the pain of being denounced as a sex attacker and demonised by police – all on fantasists’ claims

Savile sex scandal hits horrific new low as former colleague Paul Gambaccini claims on Radio Five Live that DJ was a ‘necrophiliac’

  • Former BBC DJ said he was aware of claims in the eighties
  • ‘The expression I came to associate with Savile’s sexual partners was “under-age subnormals”, says colleague of the Jim’ll Fix It presenter
  • In 1990 interview Savile dismissed claims he was a necrophiliac after saying he took pleasure in taking dead people to a hospital mortuary

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2221922/Jimmy-Savile-necrophiliac-says-colleague-Paul-Gambaccini.html

Paul Gambaccini threatens legal action against ‘vile’ Met police

20 Oct 2016

Paul Gambaccini and Sir Cliff Richard leave parliament on Monday after meeting MPs and peers to warn them of the impact of being wrongly accused of sex crimes

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/oct/20/paul-gambaccini-threatens-legal-action-against-vile-met-police

1974 Sir Frank Twiss  …he took over as Secretary to the Lord Great Chamberlain, and then, when the Lords’ Serjeant-at-Arms retired, he took over that job too, involving everything to do with housekeeping and security. In the mornings, he comes down from his one-bedroom flat in the Palace.
The Observer 03 Nov 1974

 


Twiss

UK Admiral Sir Frank Roddam Twiss, the Second Sea Lord, warning commanders to be on the look out for “unnatural vice”.

The Navy’s chief lawyer noted: “It is not necessary to carry out a witch hunt for the more discreet offenders … that it goes on discreetly and hidden away need not cause us too much dismay.”

In 1981, 11 members of the crew of the Queen’s yacht ‘Britannia’ were charged in connection with  sex. scandal

1964 Commission issued to Frank Twiss…authorising him …to assemble Courts-Martial as often as he shall see occasion.

Mischief‏@mischiefx

Times, Sep 6 1967 Roddam Quintin Twiss, son of Sir Frank Twiss (Black Rod/Admiral of the Fleet)

…charged with assaulting a boy aged 11



Anthony Daly‏@anthonydaly01

Well this is interesting. In I describe how one evening I was introduced to a group of paedophiles, all of whom used silly nick names. One man was introduced to me as Mr Twist (as in Oliver). The MoS has just revealed his identity: Roddam Twiss!


justme‏@zante03

well if this doesn’t tie a bunch of child rapists and murderers to the establishment via at least RODDAM TWISS (now RAYMOND GIBSON) of West

Lennie Smith shacked up with Twiss Lennie Smith part of the Dirty Dozen who murdered Jason Swift and other young lads. Sidney Cooke still alive isn’t he << lucky escape

HRH Crafty Muvva@craftymuvva:

I believe Smith lived with Twiss in Belgravia before later on shacking up with the Telegraph sub-editor.

Anthony Daly‏@anthonydaly01

Tom Driberg lived in the Barbican. He died in 1976, a year after I met him.

Truthseeker‏@thewakeupcall09

Apparently there was a paedophile ring operating in Barbican in 1982/84. Paedophile Roger Took, director of the Barbican Art Gallery

http://www.spectator.co.uk/2008/07/the-establishment-paedophile-how-a-monster-hid-in-high-society/

IslingtonSurvivorsNetwork‏@theIslingtonSN

In the 90s, Islington council denied Jason Swift (murdered by Hackney based paedophile gang) was in LBI childrens home Conewood Street. But ISN survivors and former staff clearly remember him being there.

http://www.hackneygazette.co.uk/news/crime-court/paedophile-ring-led-by-well-known-figure-abused-london-fields-kids-in-1970s-and-1980s-1-5193252

ISN survivors of Gisburne House, Watford speak of well-to-do nighttime visitors including the late Cyril Smith MP. The young girls watched men go upstairs to the ‘office’. Who were these mystery visitors?

The horrors of Gisburne House

Roger Took

The Establishment Paedophile’s wife

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-1083032/The-Establishment-paedophiles-wife-My-husband-8217-s-secret-tore-lives-apart.html

2013 – 6th Feb – John Stingemore, 70, St leonards on Sea East Sussex, and Tony McSweeney, 66 a Roman CatholicPriest
from Norfolk arrested by MET police under OP Fernbridge and questioned at Belgravia station in relation to Elm Guest
House abuse allegations.

link


Driberg befriended at various times the satanist Aleister Crowley and the Kray twins.

After his death, allegations were published about his role over many years as an MI5 informant, a KGB agent, or both.

 

Interestingly, Peter Ball, Trevor Huddleston and Tom Driberg all attended Lancing College.

Tom Driberg had attended Lancing College where he fell under the spell of Adam Fox and his pagan verses in the hymn book, who later becomes Sub-Dean of Westminster Abbey

Aged 16, Robin Bryans first went to St Wulfran’s in 1944 with Father Charlton, prebendary of Chichester Cathedral and Tom Driberg MP, then an Independent MP for Malden, Essex (later Labour MP for Barking 1959-1974 )

“Hidden in its fold of Sussex downland, St Wulfran’s inevitably attracted black magic adherents who believed that the ancient church was built on an even more ancient site of a pagan temple. At first my visit to the church with Tom Driberg and Father Charlton in 1944, I could not possibly have foreseen the reaction of Brighton Corporation to Louis Wilkinson’s reading of the Hymn of Pan at Bear Road crematoriam over the hill or that in 1980 a High Court jury would hear me described not even by Crowley’s title of the Great Beast but as The Devil himself!”

p.119

https://bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/30/rottingdean/

Peter Ball was involved with confirmations at Lancing College when he was Bishop of Lewes …

Lancing College has certainly seen its fair share of hot tempers – like in June 1980 when a college boy from Japan took his pre-confirmation vow of silence too far.

The 18-year-old had been told not speak to anyone by the Bishop of Lewes to make sure he was fully prepared for the ceremony, so he went for a walk by himself along the River Adur.

Without a word, he marched up to the boys and stamped on their bicycles, causing more than £30 damage.

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/9972266._Tickle_Toby__canings_at_Lancing_College/

Lancing alumnus Tom Driberg, like Bishop Ball, was involved with satanists

In 1925 the self-professed black magician and wickedest man in the world Aleister Crowley received a letter from an undergraduate at Oxford University. The student was Tom Driberg.

Crowley said grace – “Pardon me while I invoke the moon” – and over a London restaurant table informed his promising young follower that “he had decided to nominate me as his successor as world teacher”.

…upon Crowley’s death in 1947 an anxious Driberg – by then a Member of Parliament – burst into the apartment of Crowley’s executor and anxiously demanded the return of certain correspondence.

https://www.lashtal.com/570-old-news/

Crowley as a British Spy? 

 

Was Crowley’s embrace of this “evil” persona a façade to hide a career as a British intelligence agent?

While some historians view Crowley’s antics as a contrived attempt to stick out and leave a legacy for Thelema, some believe he may have used it to cover his tracks working as a spook for English intelligence agencies.

This idea was explored in Richard B. Spence’s investigative biography Secret Agent 666: Aleister Crowley, British Intelligence and the Occult. In the book Spence examines documents from English, French, American and Italian archives, finding that Crowley likely played a role in many intel operations including the sinking of the Lusitania and plots to overthrow foreign governments.

These accounts have been debated, though it’s widely acknowledged that Crowley’s influence during WWII reached the highest ranks of English government in the form of the “V for victory” gesture. Picked up by the BBC and Churchill himself, the gesture has maintained its dominance in politics since, and was considered by Crowley to be a magick counter to the Nazi swastika.

And even in years prior there is evidence of Crowley’s involvement in international politics, most notably seen in 1914, when he moved to New York and began writing for The Fatherland, a German propagandist publication that tried to keep the U.S. neutral during WWI. Crowley wrote articles for the paper that were absurdly exaggerated and intended to make the Germans appear fanatical and silly.

It’s believed this faux charisma and Crowley’s undercover persona played a large role in hyping the false flag Lusitania attack which subsequently encouraged the U.S. to become involved in the war as England’s ally.

https://www.gaia.com/article/aleister-crowleys-famous-thelemites-a-misunderstood-magick


Tom Driberg – was a British journalist, politician, High Anglican churchman and possible Soviet spy, who served as a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1942-55, and again from 1959-74.

Driberg left for the Far East, to report on the conditions of the allied troops in Burma. The Supreme Allied Commander, Lord Mountbatten,  made him an unofficial temporary special adviser

Always in search of bizarre experiences, Driberg befriended at various times the occultist Aleister Crowley and the Kray twins, along with honoured and respected figures in the worlds of literature and politics. He combined this lifestyle with an unwavering devotion to Anglo-Catholicism. After his death, allegations were published about his role over many years as an MI5 informant, a KGB agent, or both.

 

In 1963 he met the Kray twins and began a lengthy friendship with them and their associates.[98] In July 1964 two backbench Conservative MPs reported to their Chief Whip that Driberg and Lord Boothby (a well-known Conservative peer) had been importuning males at a dog track, and were involved with gangs of thugs.[99]

 

He was reported by Anthony Blunt for passing information on the Party to Maxwell Knight of MI5. Driberg and Knight were long-standing acquaintances who met frequently and, among other things, shared a mutual interest in the works of Aleister Crowley.[39]

 

At parties which Driberg and Boothby attended at the Krays’ flat, “rough East End lads were served like so many canapés”, according to Wheen. While Driberg avoided publicity, Boothby was hounded by the press and forced to issue a series of denials. After the twins had been convicted of murder in 1969, Driberg frequently lobbied the Home Office about their prison conditions, requesting that they be given more visits and allowed regular reunions.[100]

Driberg, was friends with Mervyn Stockwood, the Bishop of Southwark

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

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Driberg with Reggie Kray

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Dribreg with Lord Boothby

Cliff Richard and Lord Boothby

http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2014/08/cliff-richard-top-pedophile-rings.html

Ronnie Kray’s gay lover and henchman believed to have been murdered by twins ‘was an MI5 mole at the heart of the crime empire’ who fled to Australia

  • ‘Mad’ Teddy Smith was a lieutenant for Ronnie and Reggie Kray in the 1960s 
  • Smith allegedly also had an on-again, off-again sexual relationship with Ronnie 
  • Writer Clare Campbell claims Smith was an MI5 secret agent in new research
  • Smith escaped to Sydney, Australia, after ending his association with the Krays

  • The MI5 files studied by Ms Campbell focus on Lord ‘Bob’ Boothby, a Tory peer, former MP and wartime junior Minister, who was said to share Ronnie Kray’s fondness for young boys.

Anthony Daly‏@anthonydaly01

Lord Boothby lived in 1 Eton Square where he was visited by Ron Kray and rent boys. He moved in the same circles as L’Isle.

link

Peter Ball began his ministry as a curate in Rottingdean.

Ball was ordained in the Church of England as a deacon in 1956 and as a priest in 1957.[6] He began his ministry as a curate in Rottingdean.[7]

Peter Ball:

After theological college, it was Bishop Bell ultimately who did sponsored [sic] me for ordination, but with the approval of the Selection Board. Bishop Bell then placed me in the parish of Rottingdean where I undertook my first curacy.

‘He would visit my curacy on occasion to carry out confirmations and to take services.

‘We had a good working relationship; I was aware that he was “fond” of me. He was someone who I looked up to when I was a young curate starting out in the Church.’

https://www.christiantoday.com/article/george-bell-was-fond-of-paedophile-bishop-peter-ball-and-sponsored-him-through-ordination/127773.htm

What went on in Rottingdean, East Sussex?

In the small village of Rottingdean on the East Sussex coast where Lord Robert Boothby grew up (p.50) attending St Aubyns Prep school until 1913/14, aged 13, and to where he sometimes returned, the author of The Dust has Never Settled*, Robin Bryans became a regular visitor during the 1950s to visit Peter Harris, resident at St Dunstan’s, Ovingdean’s  famous residential home for blind veterans. During the war the young Peter Harris was both blinded and completely paralysed and Bryans often used to take him for walks across the downs, describing to him the scenery as they went. Slightly down the coast, Tom Driberg had attended Lancing College

Harris lived at St Dunstan’s [See Blind Veterans UK on map above] and together he and Bryans would meander down the lane to take shelter in St Wulfran’s porch, doing a crossword together, while ignoring Crowley’s devotees coming into the churchyard to light candles and leave relics.

p.121

During 1976 over games of chess down at the local pub [Queen Victoria, Rottingdean] the police asked if Bryans had seen much of Crowley’s black mass people around Ovingdean because “more than usual black chicken feathers and blood had been seen, and the unsolved murder of Keith’s young schoolfriend was still on police record.”

 

HRH Crafty Muvva@craftymuvva:

So Tom Driberg was living in Mountjoy House and Roddam Twiss was living in Thomas More House at the Barbican in 1975.

 1967: Roddam Twiss, teacher & Richard J Hitchcock, driver:
1967: Roddam Twiss

Grayshott is in Petersfield.

Petersfield is near where Vishal was found & where Lennie Smith’s death was registered…

Even though it was reported that Lennie Smith died in a paedo unit in Nottingham.

 

My Sweet Landlord‏ @MySweetLandlord

MP for nearby Petersfield in 1982 was Michael Mates. Of Dolphin Square fame.

Michael Mates 1989


Father claims Scotland Yard covered up son’s murder by Westminster paedophiles

Exclusive: The father of murdered eight-year-old Vishal Mehrotra says police ignored a tip-off that the boy may have been abducted by a VIP paedophile ring

 


HRH Crafty Muvva @craftymuvva:

Did his ‘stockbroker’ go down to Fontwell often, I wonder? Wasn’t there a big race on there during the weekend Vishal disappeared?

I just checked – it was Goodwood racing that weekend.

Martin Walkerdine‏ @mwalkerdine

Michael Mates lived at Durford Mill / Mehrotra body found Durford Abbey Farm just 200 yard away

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo:

Wasn’t that just a couple of hundred yards from Michael Mates MP’s doorstep?

Michael Mates MP lived at Dursford Mill …

Isn’t Paedobritain a small world? Michael Mates was campaign manager to paedophile Patrick Rock!

 

Was Michael Mates, friend of Rantzen’s lover Fairbairn, ever interviewed by Police re. Vishal’s disappearance.

 

 


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Michael Mates attending Leon Brittan’s memorial service

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Mates set to make over £100,000 from Dolphin Square windfall

6 Sep 2012

https://www.channel4.com/news/by/michael-crick/blogs/mates-set-to-make-over-100000-from-dolphin-square-windfall

HRH Crafty Muvva @craftymuvva

1990: : Yet more reasons for its inclusion in

ColinWallace MichaelMates

Ben Smith‏ @brumsongsben

Michael Mates was leadership campaign manager for Michael Heseltine (shirt shop investor)

Michael Heseltine helps fund Harvey Proctor shirt shop

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/16/newsid_2524000/2524727.stm

Truthseeker‏ @thewakeupcall09

Who did Michael Mates allegedly caught in flagrante years ago ?

HRH Crafty Muvva @craftymuvva

Are you referring to this from 1981?

Truthseeker‏ @thewakeupcall09
Not that one, this two very well known male politicians together.

Dame Alun Roberts‏@ciabaudo:

From Freddie Mercury’s biography:


 

Limahl – Children’s charity NSPCC/Princess Margaret

The front cover of the programme for the ‘Children’s Royal Variety Show’ in aid of the ‘NSPCC’ (National Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Children)

http://limahl.com/finding-success/

justme‏@zante03

the singer LIMAHL mentioned regarding Gambachinni .. was he getting it on with the older men one wonders.. Adam Ant ‘s father = Alfred Leslie Goddard was in SAME gang as Lennie Smith too wasn’t he all same era innit

and he also starred in an Adam Ant promo video

justme‏@zante03

how kind of RODDAM TWISS to give singer LIMAHL THEN THOUSAND POUNDS to get equipment to hit the big time…very generous

 

adam-ant-margaret

Adam Ant’s mother was an embroiderer or the Queen’s dressmaker Norman Hartnell and worked at Paul McCartney’s house as a cleaner.

 

The cross dressing secrets of the Queen’s ‘Miss Kitty’: He was the couturier who dressed three Queens and half the aristocracy. But Norman Hartnell also hid an extraordinary double life that led to his ruin

  • Sir Norman Hartnell was the dressmaker to three British Queens in his lifetime 
  • He began his career creating uniforms for Selfridges lift girls in the early 1920s
  • The dressmaker went on to design Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation dress in 1953
24 October 2019 

NORMAN HARTNELL: THE BIOGRAPHY  

designing costumes for the Cambridge Footlights while he was an undergraduate at Magdalene.

Michael Pick later drops into the text that Norman was a fetishist: he kept a large collection of riding boots and uniform, and liked to be transformed into ‘Miss Kitty’ and ‘violated with considerable force’ by a male sexual partner.

…for three decades from the 1940s to the 1970s, to be in thrall to his lover, a married ex-soldier called George Mitchison, who clearly had a sexual hold over him, and whom Norman promoted to general manager of the firm.

Hartnell’s pre-war lover, Commander John Pleydell, had been a much better manager of the firm.

…When the bailiffs were about to arrive to remove his furniture, Hartnell wrote a desperate letter to the Prime Minister Harold Wilson, begging for his help to rescue a great British name.

Wilson passed the letter on to the Chancellor — and it seems to have done the trick, as the bailiffs didn’t turn up as expected.

Like Sidney Cooke, Leslie Alfred Goddard was also a chauffeur to rich families.
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Alfred Leslie Goddard had served in the Royal Air Force.

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

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Ted Heath with Margaret Thatcher and Quintin Hogg

Adam Ant’s school governers were MPs.  The MPs  called Quintin Hogg and Margaret Thatcher (junior minister) and Adam Ant’s family were given Council accommodation.

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http://lightbluecar.com/nl/The%20Official%20Adam%20Ant%20Story%20%5Bv01%5D.pdf

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Quintin Hogg, the Lord Chancellor

Bank job that opened the door on a royal sex scandal

The ex-gang member said he was terrified to discover one box belonged to the-then head of the judiciary.

He said: “It was owned by Quintin Hogg, the Lord Chancellor.

When we opened it we dropped it on the floor like it was a time bomb. We didn’t want to take anything that might give us extra trouble so we left it

And what was most disturbing was the child pornography we found.

We were disgusted and left it in their open boxes so police could trace the owners.”

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/bank-job-that-opened-the-door-on-a-royal-293740

1984    “Heath Picture” Case … found five erotic colour photographs showing the woman with two children and two men – Mr Heath and a police detective


@TailWaggingTheDog DogWaggedByTail

I can’t understand why, in the midst of his hissy fit, Harvey Proctor told anyone who was listening that he was being asked about Albert Leslie Goddard (Adam Ant’s father).

Adam Ant's father, Alfred Leslie Goddard (left), was jailed for preying on runaway boys nearly 30 years ago

Adam Ant’s father dragged into VIP child abuse probe: Alfred Leslie Goddard was jailed for preying on runaway boys nearly 30 years ago

  • Alfred Leslie Goddard was jailed for preying on boys nearly 30 years ago 
  • His pop star son, Adam Ant, had a string of chart hits in the 1980s 
  • Goddard has now been dragged into the Westminster child abuse probe 
  • He was part of a gang that included notorious paedophile Sidney Cooke

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Goddard’s links to the controversial Operation Midland were revealed by ex-Tory MP Harvey Proctor last week in his furious denunciation of police for treating him as a suspect on the basis of claims made by a single, unnamed alleged victim.

Mr Proctor said he had been asked by officers if he knew Goddard during a lengthy police interview last Monday, in which he was also accused of taking part in sick child abuse alongside former Prime Minister Edward Heath.

‘I was asked if I knew a number of people including Leslie Goddard,’ the former politician said, adding that he did not know him.

One source said last night: ‘It’s an important angle and I don’t think many people know Goddard was part of a ring who were suspected of supplying boys to VIPs.’

Goddard, then 58, was jailed for two years in June 1987 after being convicted at the Old Bailey of sex offences against two boys.

He was one of 12 men told by a judge that they had ‘taken advantage’ of the youths ‘to gratify your sexual desires’. The court heard they had ‘procured’ boys who had run away from home or were in care, plied them with drink and drugs then ‘hawked them about’ to men across London.

At the time, Goddard lived in Eccleston Square, Pimlico, close to the exclusive apartments of Dolphin Square where the VIP child abuse ring is said to have been based.

It was later claimed that his father’s disgrace contributed to the depression and mental health problems later suffered by his son, born Stuart Leslie Goddard, who as Adam Ant enjoyed seven Top 10 singles.

Two years after Goddard was sentenced, his co-defendant Sidney Cooke was one of four jailed for the manslaughter of Jason Swift. The gang took turns to rape the 14-year-old before his strangled body was found in a shallow grave.

Cooke is now 88 and still behind bars. Goddard died in 1997.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3215608/Adam-Ant-s-father-dragged-VIP-child-abuse-probe.html



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^ Goddard – Adam Ant’s father



National archive files on Frank Roddham Twiss from 1971 just recently opened in March 2018

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16658522

Smith, Lennie (Leonard William)

Leonard William Gilchrist Smith
Born on 23rd August 1954 in Montgomeryshire, Wales Lennie Smith was taken into care after leaving school at fourteen and was, by then, already an active rent boy. Consistently absconding from various care homes he was heavily involved in the gay scene in Oxford, Birmingham and London and accumulated convictions for burglary, theft and attempting to obtain goods by deception.

In London he operated at Victoria Station (where he first met Robert Oliver circa 1973) and the Piccadilly “meat rack” and lived for four years at an address on Eaton Place in Belgravia, “with the son of a man who held a prestigious and historic parliamentary post, meeting him first as a client who enjoyed being tied up and whipped”.

Smith then moved to Southend, working as an amusement arcade assistant for an elderly homosexual called Jack Parsons, who was described as Smith’s “sugar daddy” and whom Smith referred to as his grandad.  The amusement arcade was a cover for dealing in drugs, prostitution of boys and the picking up of boys. At the age of twenty three he was convicted for gross indecency.

In the early 1980’s Smith based himself in Birmingham, and served a year in prison after being convicted for burglary, theft and criminal damage offences. Upon his release he returned to London, becoming the tenant of 70 Templemead on the Kingsmead Estate. Only 5ft 2 in height and looking very young for his age Smith lasted longer than most as a rent boy however he moved on from rent boy to pimp.

In 1984 Smith married a Bolivian student at Hackney Registry Office, having been paid £500 to do so, so the student could secure her residency. By this point he was living at 36 Ashmead House, a flat which was also shared with Robert Oliver and Donald Smith who was the tenant. It was in this flat that Jason Swift was to meet his death a year later.

Also in 1984 Lennie and Donald Smith met Leslie Bailey and introduced him to homosexual ‘orgies’.

Operation Stranger was launched on 17th January 1986 and eventually resulted in conviction of the ‘Dirty Dozen’ gang and four convictions for the killing of Jason Swift. Under Operation Stranger, Smith was arrested in February 1986 and was remanded in custody where he remained until the dirty dozen trial in June 1987 where he was convicted and given a thirty month sentence.

Released from Wandsworth Prison on 23rd October 1987 detectives immediately arrested him outside the prison gates and the following day Smith was charged with the murder of Jason Swift. Immediately remanded ito custody again, Smith remained in custody until he was released at the committal stages in February 1988 when charges were dropped against him.

During the 1989 trial of Cooke, Bailey, Barrell and Oliver for the murder of Jason Swift Bronwyn Bevan QC stated that Jason had become involved with Lennie Smith who then handed him to Sidney Cooke “because he feared the police were taking an unhealthy interest in him”. Smith had always denied knowing Jason but police had uncovered eight witnesses who said differently.  Former rent boy Derek Crabbe said he had seen Jason about a dozen times in 36 Ashmead. A neighbour also recalled seeing Jason leaving Smith’s flat at 70 Templemead.

In May 1989, and immediately after the Jason Swift trial had drawn to a close, Smith was tracked down to a flat at Savernake House in Stoke Newington where he was living with “a bloated, middle aged man who worked as a sub-editor on the Daily Telegraph”. The day following the verdict the Daily Mirror’s front page carried a photo of Smith with the headline “This Man is Evil”.

The Operation Orchid team kept him under close surveillance because his name cropped up more than any other, and on 2nd May 1990, he was arrested at a public toilet where he had indecently assaulted a child. He was sentenced to three years.

Whilst serving the three-year sentence Smith was interviewed with regards to other offences involving a six year old boy. In May 1992, he was charged with offences in relation to this boy and when he was released remanded into custody until his trial.

During the 1991 investigation into Smith in respect to his abuse of the boy he babysat, a friend of the boy’s family who had lived on the same estate was traced to Newcastle.  He emerged as a useful witness but died several months later from AIDS, although not before making a statement to police on his deathbed, detailing homosexual activity on the Kingsmead estate, and also naming a gay priest, who was seen driving children to orgies there.  Robert Oliver had also previously revealed that Smith had passed one boy – a 15 year old called “Michael” on to a gay priest friend of his who took the boy down to Brighton.

Though closely linked to the killing of seven-year-old Mark Tildesley and Barry Lewis, and named in court during the 1992 trial of Leslie Bailey, Smith was never charged.

The CPS decided that, whilst evidence existed, a prosecution against Lennie Smith (and Sidney Cooke) would fail because it relied too heavily on Bailey’s evidence and Bailey’s confession was not enough to prosecute Smith and Cooke.  Leslie Bailey was the only one convicted in relation to Mark’s death.

Smith had always replied “No comment” when asked about Mark.

“That’s all he would say, with a very straight face,” according to former Detective Chief Superintendent Roger Stoodley, who brought the paedophile ring to justice. “He was very calm and very cunning.”

On 9th December 1992 Smith was sentenced to ten years imprisonment for a string of vicious sexual assaults eight years earlier against a six year old boy who he had been baby-sitting. It was reported that on one occasion the boy was taken by Smith to an illicit gay club in the West End.  The boy told the court he had witnessed two men having sex.

Upon Smith’s release in 1999 former police chief superintendent Roger Stoodley, who brought Smith to justice, said“wherever he goes children will die. He will always try and offend again. He does not deserve to have any freedom whatsoever”

Released into a prison housing unit for former sex offenders in 1999, Smith died of AIDS in 2006.

Sources include “Lambs to the Slaughter” by Ted Oliver and Ramsey Smith, “Catching Monsters” by David Bright, and press reports.

2 July 2006

BRITAIN’S most dangerous paedophile, Lenny Smith, has died of AIDS in a secret prison unit – taking to the grave the terrible secret of just how many children he abused and murdered.
The 51-year-old pervert – jailed for 10 years in 1992 for sickening sex attacks on a six-year-old boy – was a member of a sadistic paedophile ring that preyed on children and murdered five boys in the mid-1980s.
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/NEXT+STOP+HELL%3B+EXCLUSIVE+Worst+paedophile+in+Britain+dies+of+AIDS+in…-a0147708938

In May 1989, and immediately after the Jason Swift trial had drawn to a close, Smith was tracked down to a flat at Savernake House in Stoke Newington where he was living with “a bloated, middle aged man who worked as a sub-editor on the Daily Telegraph”. The day following the verdict the Daily Mirror’s front page carried a photo of Smith with the headline “This Man is Evil”.

Daily Mirror, 13th May 1989 (part ocr)

‘…THIS is Lennie Smith who led 14-year-old Jason Swift to his depraved homosexual killers.

He introduced Jason to four other perverts who killed him in a horrific orgy after promising him £5 each, the Old Bailey was told.

Two of the four told police Smith was with them during the attack on Jason.

But Smith is  still  free and  the  Daily  Mirror tracked him down.

The four — Sidney Cooke, 60, Robert Oliver, 36, Leslie Bailey, 35, who was nicknamed Catweazle because of his wild looks, and Steven Barrell 27 — were found guilty at the Old Bailey yesterday of manslaughter and raping Jason.

They will be sentenced on Monday.

Last night they were in solitary confinement — to protect them against attacks from other prisoners.

Smith was arrested and charged with Jason’s murder. But he did not, face

trial, even though some of the killers said in statements that he was in the flat in Hackney, East London, during the orgy in 1985.

Statements by accused people cannot be used as evidence against others unless they are repeated in the witness box — so the charges had to be dropped.

“When we arrested Lennie Smith he was the only one who admitted absolutely nothing.” a detective said.

“The other four admitted being present an were able to charge them.”

When the Daily Mirror confronted Smith in his dingy North London flat, we caught him with his trousers down.

He refused to answer questions about the death of Jason Swift.

“Why don’t you **** off and leave me alone he screamed.

“Were you there when Jason died?” we asked.”

“I don’t want to talk about it,” he retorted.

“What do you feel about Jason’s death?”

“Nothing. I’m saying nothing,” he said as he fled into the night still only half-dressed and leaving his front door open.

The prosecution told the trial: “It was through lennie Smith, a homosexual with a particular leaning towards young boys, that Jason was introduced to these defendants.

Smith 35, a former rent boy,has been convicted five times for gross indecency.

And in June 1987 he was jailed for 2 1/2 years along with pop star Adam Ant’s father Leslie Goddard for taking part in a child sex racket…'[ SEE BELOW]

http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/this-man-is-evil-13-5-89/

 

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Hackney Gazette, 12th June 1987

Men procured and corrupted boys, court told

The twelve men, who included the father of pop singer Adam Ant, pleaded guilty or were convicted of a variety of serious sexual offences against two boys aged 13, one of 11 and one aged 14.

Among the defendants were Leonard William Smith, 31, of Templemead House, Hackney; Sidney Charles Cooke, 59, of Oswalds Mead, Lindisfarnc Way, Hackney; Simon Haeems, 35, of Victoria Road, Stoke Newing-ton; Walter Ballantyne, 46, of Hather-sage Court, Newington Green, Isling-ton; Colin Byrne, 18, of the same address; Daniel Paine, 33, of Maiden Road, Kentish Town, and Roy Alan Morris, 26, of Crowndale Road, Camden.

Also in the dock were: Alfred Goddard, 58. of Victoria, the father of Adam Ant; John Thornton, 36, of New Addington, Surrey; John Stead, 23, also of New Addington, and Edward Talbot, 47, from Luton.

Ballantyne, with previous convictions for sex offences against hoys, was jailed for six years and three months. Byrne was put on probation for a year.

Smith and Morris were each jailed for 30 months; Turner and Stead for five years; Haeems, Paine and Goddard for two years; Thornton for eight years; Talbot for a year, and Cooke remanded on bail for reports.

http://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/men-procured-and-corrupted-boys-court-told-12-6-87/

https://webbrain.com/brainpage/brain/0FE31538-2121-8495-33A5-86073BE95DE1/thought/3687

 £1.2m fraud of Black Rod’s son

His father was Sir Frank Twiss, a war hero who survived a Japanese PoW camp and went on to become Admiral of the Fleet and the House of Lords’ Black Rod.

29 July 2004

With his public-school education, connections and charm,Roddam Twiss could have aspired to emulate his father’s achievements.

But today he sits in Belmarsh prison, awaiting sentencing for a £1.2million fraud. Twiss, 64, was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud and was warned by a judge to expect to be jailed when he returns to court in September.

The former teacher had traded on his name to persuade friends and acquaintances to invest in his scheme, with the promise of “high yield” returns and the chance of helping Third World humanitarian causes. A substantial number of US investors were taken in by his pitch and by numerous lengthy, but bogus, documents.

A total of £1.2million was transferred to two sham companies run by Twiss from his former council flat in Bethnal Green. Instead of investing the money Twiss used it to clear his £40,000 mortgage and buy a £48,000 Jaguar. He and his Lebanese-born accomplice Emile Coury, 62, banked the rest of the money in London, France, Guernsey, Switzerland and Lebanon.

Prosecuting counsel Sir Derek Spencer QC told Southwark Crown Court: “His technique was that of a confidence trickster. He used high-sounding business names and verbose language, which was mostly flannel. He name-dropped, making references to a number of titled and influential people.”

Twiss’s victims were well-to-do American professionals such as Miami accountant Anthony Brunson, who put in £68,000 of his savings, and Miami lawyer Kimberley Daise who, with another three people, invested £194,000.

But nearly 40 years ago Twiss had picked on a far more vulnerable group of victims — young schoolboys. In 1967, when he was a 27-year-old teacher in Hampshire, Twiss was jailed for three years for indecently assaulting, stripping and beating five boys, one as young as 11.

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Sir Frank Twiss

The conviction must have come as a terrible blow to Sir Frank, a man of impeccable character and moral strength. The year Twiss was jailed for indecency, his father was promoted to full admiral and would go on to become Black Rod, one of the key ceremonial figures in the Houses of Parliament. He died in 1994.

By the mid-Eighties Roddam Twiss had become involved in London’s rent-boy scene, paying £20 to young men to beat him. He was nicknamed “The Teacher” and known for his sado-masochistic tastes.

Soon after he was sentenced to another three years, this time for a £5,000 business fraud. Over the years Twiss had moved on to the fringes of London’s music scene. He befriended Limahl, who would go on to become the lead singer of Eighties pop band Kajagoogoo, and helped fund two of his early records, recorded under his real name Chris Hamill.

During the Nineties, Twiss set up financial consultancy Dragon Rampant. Here he sacked one of his stockbrokers after the man took an overdose at his desk.

Twiss fired off a curt letter to Leslie Walbrook calling his suicide bid “inconsiderate”. Mr Walbrook’s wife Gill said at the time: “Twiss is a cruel, heartless beast.”

Like many conmen, however, Twiss managed to mask his true intentions beneath a veneer of affable sophistication.

The Serious Fraud Office is trying to recover what is left of the money Twiss swindled from investors.

Peter Twiss with a scale model of the Fairey Delta 2. (The Teegraph)

Sir Frank Twiss’s second cousin Peter Twiss, 83, a retired test pilot who in 1956 broke the world’s absolute speed record, said: “Sir Frank was an outstanding man. He would have been devastated that his son has been convicted.”

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/12m-fraud-of-black-rods-son-6967435.html

Admiral’s son jailed for fraud

13 Oct 2004

A public school-educated conman whose father served as Black Rod in the House of Lords was jailed yesterday for swindling money out of investors who believed they were helping humanitarian projects in the Third World.

Roddam Twiss, 64, was sentenced to three and a half years for conspiracy to defraud after taking £1.2 million from people in the US and Europe. He used his share to clear the mortgage on his house in Bethnal Green, east London, and buy a £48,000 Jaguar.

His accomplice, Emile Coury, 62, escaped prosecution by fleeing to the Lebanon.

Twiss, the son of the former Admiral of the Fleet Sir Frank Twiss, was found guilty in July.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1473993/News-in-brief.html


Peter Twiss (right) drives villain Morzeny's boat in From Russia With Love

Peter Twiss (right) drives villain Morzeny’s boat in From Russia With Love

Lionel Peter Twiss was born on July 23 1921 at Lindfield Sussex and educated at Sherborne School.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip look over the Fairey Delta 2 with Lieutenant-Commander Peter Twiss

Neville Duke funeral : News Photo

Neville Duke funeral
Former test pilot Peter Twiss (centre) shares a lighter moment with the Duke of Richmond (left) after the funeral of Neville Duke, test pilot and World War II fighter ace at St Andrews Church in Tangmere near Chichester West Sussex

 

Roddam Quintin Twiss 1979 Bankruptcy

55 Park Lane, London W.1

53 Avonmore Road, London W. 14

77 New Bond Street, London W.1

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/48039/page/16292/data.pdf

Matter 1424 0f 1973. Trustee’s Name Addres and description-O’Reilly John Francis,

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/48577/page/5282/data.pdf

VISHAL MEHROTRA; MICHAEL MATES; ASIL NADIR

Vishal Mehrotra (above) is believed to have been murdered by the VIP child abuse ring that contained top UK politicians and top people in the UK military and security services.

FIELD MARSHALL BRAMALL; VISHAL. / ELM GUEST HOUSE; MISSING BOYS; LEON BRITTAN.

Vishal’s body was found 200 metres away from the home of the top UK politician Michael Mates.

Michael Mates

“Vishal’s body was found on the edge of Durford Abbey Farm, less than 3 miles from Harting.

“Peter Morrison (‘child abuser’) had taken a boy from Harting and assaulted him at Elm Guest House (boy brothel) in Barnes, SW London.

“Michael Mates (MP for Petersfield) lived at Durford Mill as well as Dolphin Square (site of boy brothel) next to Nicholas Fairbairn (‘child abuser’).”

Petersfield | scepticpeg..

Michael Mates was the Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Petersfield / East Hampshire from 1974 to 2010.

Michael Mates was educated at Salisbury Cathedral School, Blundell’s School and King’s College, Cambridge, where he was a choral scholar.

He served for twenty years in the British Army, leaving in 1974 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel with the 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards.

From 1992 to 1993, Mates was Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office.

The Kincora boy brothel in Northern Ireland.
Mates resigned after a scandal involving his links to fugitive businessman Asil Nadir.[2]

Asil Nadir was said to be involved in the ‘Arms to Iraq’ scandal.

Mates served as the Chairman of the Defence (1987–1992) and Northern Ireland (2001–2005) select committees and chaired the All-PartyAnglo-Irish Parliamentary Group.

Michael Mates is the father of James Mates, a senior reporter and presenter for ITN.

Lord McAlpine, who got money for the Conservative Party fromAsil Nadir

Anonymous left a comment, on the post “COLBY, BARAK, ROTHSCHILD, EPSTEIN, MAXWELL...“, pointing out possible links between the UK child abuse scandal and the sale of arms to Iraq.

1. TheTurkish Cypriot newspaper Kibrisli (13.01.12) reported that Britain illegally sold weapons to Saddam Hussein’s regime through a company run by a wealthy British businessman called Asil Nadir.Lord McAlpine persuaded Asil Nadir to give a large sum of money to the UK Conservative Party.

Cyprus Expat | Blog: Asil Nadir’s Company Used For Selling weapons to Iraq…

Asil Nadir.

2. The Turkish newspaper reported that “an experienced intelligence specialist, who worked for 20 years with the CIA”, told the Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet that a CIA document shows that the British ‘deep state’ used Nadir’s company for an illegal weapon’s sale.

CIA document shows deep British state involved in secret arms sale …

“The documents which contain the details of USA-UK cooperation, along with the cover for the secret weapon sale’s network, expose that the ‘deep state’ used a series of dirty paths, including murder.

“The documents prove that Unipac, a company based in occupied Famagusta and which is connected to Nadir’s Polly Peck, was among a set of companies used for selling guns to Iraq.

“According to the intelligence specialist, Mark Thatcher, son of ex-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, received a 12 million fortune from a weapons sale and Nadir’s company Polly Peck tried to cover it.

“This pushed the button for the company’s collapse under the British Serious Fraud Office.”

Cyprus Expat | Blog: Asil Nadir’s Company Used For Selling weapons to Iraq.

Elizabeth Forsyth (born Elizabeth McAlpine), left, with Asil Nadir’s family, in Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus, in July 1987

3. Asil Nadir ran an international fruit, shipping and leisure conglomerate, called Polly Peck.

Elizabeth Forsyth was Nadir’s personal banker.

‘My father Thomas McAlpine of the Scottish McAlpine construction family always treated me as if I was an adult,’ she says. 

The £29m riddle: Why DID Asil Nadir come back? 

“It was a raid on Miss Forsyth’s company, South Audley Management (set up to manage Nadir’s personal matters), by the Serious Fraud Office in September 1990 that triggered the collapse of Polly Peck International…

“The sudden implosion of the international fruit, shipping and leisure conglomerate left 23,000 shareholders with worthless stock…

“Nadir later fled by private jet to his home in Northern Cyprus where he remained until two years ago.”

Miss Forsyth’s conviction for handling stolen cash was overturned on appeal

The £29m riddle: Why DID Asil Nadir come back? 

4. Angus James Wilson was the co-founder of Scallywag Magazine, together with his half brother Simon Regan.

Angus told Simon “that he had been supplied with compromising pictures of ….”

The photos were of a top cabinet minister, alleged to be linked to the Welsh child abuse scandal.

Reportedly, in 1996, Angus took the photos to Northern Cyprus to show to Asil Nadir.

Almost immediately afterwords, Angus died in a car crash in Cyprus (September 1996.)

Someone “took all Angus’s possessions into his own custody, presumably with the photographs.”

Angus James Wilson died in 1996 and Simon Regan died around 2000.

justice denied: death of scallywag co founder angus james wilson …

Sterling Sub-Machine Gun, the weapon at the center of James Edmiston’s arms-to-Iraq trial. SOURCE: Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images 

5. Anonymous comments:

“I understand MI6 used British companies to get around the embargo; many were collapsed to take the fall, leaving a lot of disgruntled businessmen like Gerald Reavney James, Astra.

“Scallywag (Wilson, Davis) had compromising photos of Y, which they were selling to Nadir.

“Giovanni di Stefano is representing Nadir: he has refused to withdraw allegations re X.

“X was somehow connected to the SA nuclear matter.

“No wonder there was no libel claim re the Scallywag article.”


Mafia?

Reportedly, the CIA document, which has not yet been made public, implicates “MI6 agent Stephan Kock” and contains the statement that the arrest of Polly Peck CEO Asil Nadir was arranged through the British Serious Fraud Office.

CIA document shows deep British state involved in secret arms sale …

“Claims have also been made that apart from Mark Thatcher, the then Defence Sales Organisations chairman Lord Levene and British Military Services chairman Lord Cuckney had retired after having become millionaires from the arms sale to Iraq. 

“The CIA document also gives coverage to the suspicious death of experienced journalist Jonathan Moyle in Chile in the wake of the surfacing of allegations concerning Matrix Churchill, Astra and CIA connected Chilean company Allivane regarding the arms sale to Iraq.

“Claims had been made that Stephan Kock was responsible for the suspicious death of Moyle who was the editor of the Helicopter Defence World.

“There are claims that Moyle was murdered in a way that looked like natural death after he had started investigating Cardoen who was a close friend of Mark Thatcher and was in control of the Allivane company which was planning to sell helicopters to Iraq.

“There are other claims which say that the MI6 and SAS were responsible for the murder of Gerald Bull who was killed in an assassination that was carried out outside his home in Brussels. Gerald Bull was a Canadian engineer who was the architect of the arms sale apparently.”

CIA document shows deep British state involved in secret arms sale …

Arms-to-Iraq  / 1996: Arms-to-Iraq report published
The arms for Iraq scandal: Firm claims pounds 4m from taxpayer to …



Islington

Jonathan Aitken mentioned here in same context as Offenbach lawyer for Lennie Smith (Jason Swift) @mwalkerdine ??
Release, an underground organisation that provided legal advice and welfare services to young people arrested for drugs offences. Jonathan Aitkendid much to smooth the way for Release.
A number of lawyers took referrals from Release. The first of these was Martin Polden; the others who worked with Release in its early days included Desmond Banks, David Offenbach, Bernie Simons, Dennis Muirhead and David Pedley.
Jonathan Aitken in priest's outfit

Jonathan Aitken becomes prison chaplain

30 June 2018

The Sidney Cooke “dirty dozen” gang

These eight have all been described as being in the dirty dozen gang by the MSM.

Definites (or as far as MSM reports on them go..)

Sidney Cooke
Robert Oliver
Stephen Barrell
Bill Malcolm (murdered- shot in the head on his doorstep)
Leslie Bailey (murdered- strangled in his cell)
Lennie Smith (died of AIDS)
Walter Ballantyne
Brian “chickenmaster” Turner

Possibles

Another possible is Richard Becker (convicted with Roger Gleaves and described as a friend of Cookes)

More candidates just put forward (and thanks) – all convicted together in 1987, along with Cooke, Ballentyne and Smith. This lot could well be the original dirty dozen

Bryne, Colin
Goddard, Alfred (father of Adam Ant :-/ ) http://www.thefreelibrary.com/THE+EV……-a063899413
Haeems, Simon
Morris, Roy Alan http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/ne…fender_jailed/
Paine, Daniel
Stead, John
Talbot, Edward
Thornton, John

Keith Spratt?
Douglas Braithwaite?
Dennis Ward?
Robert Kearns?

“Remember Operation Orchid in the 1980s, when police broke a paedophile ring who had murdered four young boys from the East End of London. At the end of that inquiry, detectives released the names of six other boys who were also missing and who, they feared, might also have been victims. And, unofficially, they admitted that they knew there were up to a dozen members of the ring who had escaped prosecution“.

From the GLO database on the Needle

Hackney Gazette, 12th June 1987 (ocr)

TWELVE homosexuals who preyed on young runaway boys were jailed for a total of 36 years and three months at the Old Bailey.

Judge Michael Underhill told them: “For the protection of the young il must be made absolutely clear that those who seek to abuse them for their own purposes will face heavy sentences.”

The judge said: “Runaway boys have to be protected from their own folly and inexperience. You took .advantage of their weakness to gratify your sexual desires. The shock consequence of that can lead to a victim becoming a male Prostitute or rent boy whose only prospect is one of degradation and misery.”

The twelve men, who included the father of pop singer Adam Ant, pleaded guilty or were convicted of a variety of serious sexual offences against two boys aged 13, one of 11 and one aged 14.

Among the defendants were Leonard William Smith, 31, of Templemead House, Hackney; Sidney Charles Cooke, 59, of Oswalds Mead, Lindisfarne Way, Hackney; Simon Haeems, 35, of Victoria Road, Stoke Newington; Walter Ballantyne, 46, of Hathersage Court, Newington Green, Islington; Colin Byrne, 18, of the same address; Daniel Paine, 33, of Maiden Road, Kentish Town, and Roy Alan Morris, 26, of Crowndale Road, Camden.

Also in the dock were: Alfred Goddard, 58. of Victoria, the father of Adam Ant; John Thornton, 36, of New Addington, Surrey; John Stead, 23, also of New Addington, and Edward Talbot, 47, from Luton.

Ballantyne, with previous convictions for sex offences against hoys, was jailed for six years and three months. Byrne was put on probation for a year.

Smith and Morris were each jailed for 30 months; Turner and Stead for five years; Haeems, Paine and Goddard for two years; Thornton for eight years; Talbot for a year, and Cooke remanded on bail for reports.

Crown prosecutor Mr John Sevan told the court that between January 1984 and January last year the defendants procured and corrupted boys who had run away from home or from council care.

Boys were “hawked about” all over London, staying for a week or two at the homes of different men who passed them on when they got tired of the lads. To keep one step ahead of police, social workers or parents, the men hid the boys.

The victims were plied with drink and drugs including cannabis, amphetamines and LSD to weaken their resistance to sexual demands.

“This group of men had the wickedness to introduce boys to the so-called delights of drugs and unnatural sex,” counsel said.

Ballantyne, a stallholder at Dalston Market, was one of the ringleaders of the network.

Paedophiles and Fun Fairs

Fun fairs are a big part of english culture, me myself hated them, I always found them sinister,and scary and a perfect vehicle to procure children, where people are strange(lost boys) here is some examples…

UK Victims snared at funfairs

Paedophile Sidney Cooke set up his own funfair stall at fairgrounds around the country to lure his unsuspecting victims. The 72-year-old, nicknamed Hissing Sid, used a children’s Test Your Strength machine to meet his victims and trap them into under-age sex orgies. With his friends Robert Oliver, Lennie Smith and Leslie Bailey, former farm worker Cooke would drug the children before subjecting them to brutal assaults. Habitually dressed in a dirty suit and trilby hat, he was one of a gang in the 1980s suspected of the deaths of up to nine boys.

Operating from a flat on the Kingsmead estate in Hackney, east London, the gang hired underage male prostitutes or snatched children off the streets to torture them sexually, including Jason Swift, a 14-year-old rent boy from Hackney. A group of men each paid £5 to have sex with Jason in the Kingsmead flat. He was later found strangled in a shallow grave on the outskirts of London.

Det Supt Bright of Essex Police described Cooke as “cocky and arrogant” before he eventually confessed to Jason’s killing. It was appalling beyond belief,” he said. Det Bright described how the gang would stalk boys at fairgrounds as if they were hunting prey. He added: “There are certain cases that you work on during your career that will never leave you. I will never forget Jason.”

Cooke was sent to prison for 19 years in 1989 for Jason’s manslaughter but managed to get his sentence reduced to 16 years and was released after nine. Bailey named him as one of the killers of Mark Tildesley, seven, who disappeared after visiting a funfair near his home in Wokingham, Berkshire. Police believe he was lured away from the fair by Cooke on the promise of a 50p bag of sweets.

He was then tortured and killed by Cooke’s gang in a caravan in almost exactly the same way as Jason. But in 1991 the CPS declined to prosecute Cooke for Mark’s death as he was already in prison for killing Jason.

Cooke has indicated that he knows where Mark’s body is buried but refuses to tell police or the boy’s grieving parents exactly where his grave is.

During his time in Wandsworth Prison in London Cooke was held on a special wing for sex offenders. He became the centre of attention, admired by other paedophiles for the extent of his depravity and the lengths he was prepared to go to ensnare his victims. Detective Constable Tina Birnie said: “He (Cooke) has been put on a pedestal because he killed all of those kids. It was a fantasy to all those paedophiles to go a bit further.”

After his release in April last year Cooke lived, at his own request, in a suite of three cells at Yeovil police station in Somerset for his own safety. He was arrested at the police station by detectives investigating allegations of serious sexual offences.

Paedophile Lee Bamford, himself abused as a child, tried to get funfair jobs

A 20-YEAR-OLD paedophile who abused a young boy has been banned from having contact with children after trying to get jobs at two funfairs. Lee Bamford, from South Croydon, has been given a sexual offences prevention order – despite claims it was a breach of his human rights.The sex pest, who was abused as a child at funfairs, was caught trying to gain employment at a fair in Crystal Palace in April and another in Purley in May.

Croydon Magistrates’ Court heard on Friday that Bamford, of Normanton Road, had abused a six-year-old boy and still posed a “serious risk” to young children. Gareth Munday, prosecuting, said the defendant had grown up in a difficult family background and was sexually abused eight years ago. He was taken into care and housed with other young victims, but was eventually removed. Mr Munday said: “It appears the problem which had arisen in his early years continued. It was no longer appropriate for him to be in group care.”

Bamford was then placed with foster parents but came into contact with a boy who he abused. But the Crown Prosecution Service decided not to take the case to a full trial because of the young ages of Bamford and his victim.Croydon Council secured funding to give the youngster 24-hour care in Liverpool where he remained for four years before returning to Croydon.

He then received support from a care worker who raised concerns about his “inability to cope with his urges”. Mr Munday said: “Through his behaviour and determination to attend funfairs, where he was abused when he was young, it will be a spring board to him starting offending again.”He’s unable, unless forced to do so, to address his problems.”

Rad Kohanzad, defending, said he did not contest the application but there were concerns about how long the sexual offences prevention order should be made for. The prosecution argued that it should be indefinite whereas Mr Kohanzad said it should be for five years – the minimum time for such an order. “It’s right to say that this order is an infringement on his human rights,” he said. “It’s still a reduction on his rights and his freedom. “He is only 20 now. Five years is a substantial period of time. It’s a quarter of his life so far.” But magistrates said the order would last until a further one was made because he had showed reluctance to engage with professionals and seek help for his problem.

Under the terms of the order, he is banned from having contact or communicating with children under 16. He is also prohibited from attending funfairs and seeking or undertaking any employment which brings him into contact with youngsters.Bamford is able to apply to have the order lifted after five years.

Defendant ‘was at funfair’, Sarah Payne jury told

The man accused of murdering eight-year-old Sarah Payne claimed he was at a funfair on the night she was abducted, a court was told today.
Police officers who visited Roy Whiting’s one-bedroom flat in Littlehampton, West Sussex, on July 2 last year, the day after Sarah vanished, asked the defendant where he had been the night before.

Mr Whiting, who denies kidnapping and murdering Sarah, claimed he left his flat at 5.30pm and drove to a funfair in a park in Hove, returning to his home at 9.30pm. Lewes crown court heard from Detective Constable Christopher Saunders who went to Mr Whiting’s flat at 7.45pm on July 2 last year. Mr Whiting, 42, was out but when Mr Saunders returned at 9.30pm he telephoned the defendant who answered and allowed the police officer inside. “It was very untidy,” Mr Saunders told the court.

Sarah’s parents, Sara and Michael, sat at the back of the court today as the jury was told how the officers informed Mr Whiting they were investigating the disappearance of an eight-year-old girl from nearby Kingston Gorse on the previous evening. Mr Whiting was asked about his whereabouts but claimed he had not been in the area on the night of Saturday July 1, or the following day. The court heard notes written by Mr Whiting, which said: “5.30 to 6pm arrived at funfair in park in Hove.

“Block of offices overlooking park. Left 8.30pm, drove on top road A27, through Shoreham, Lancing, Worthing and Arundel. Drove through Lyminster to home. Arrived 9.30pm, had bath, went to bed.” Mr Whiting then accounted for his movements on July 2, telling officers: “Got up at 9.30am, stayed in all day, watched motor racing and football. Went out for food at 7.45pm to Oscars Cafe. Got back at 8.45pm. I have been with no one during this period.”

Mr Saunders made a note of Mr Whiting’s appearance, recording that he was 6ft tall, with short dark hair with a centre parting. He noted that Mr Whiting had a front tooth missing and was a smoker. The prosecution claim Mr Whiting abducted Sarah while she was playing in a cornfield near her grandparents’ home, killed her and left her in a shallow grave, where she was discovered 17 days later.

Paedophile back in jail for breach of children ban

A PAEDOPHILE jailed last year after being discovered working at Thorpe Park in breach of two court orders to stay away from children is back behind bars this week after committing a third offence just three days after his release from prison. The National Probation Service said that his return to jail shows that the system governing sex offenders in the community was working. Apart from his stint at the leisure park, persistent sex offender Bruce Hunter, 32, has in the past had a job at a funfair.

This time Hunter — whose criminal record includes the attempted rape of a six-year-old girl — was jailed for 18 months after being spotted throwing a tennis ball with young children. He admitted breaching the sexual offences prevention order in December last year but appeared last week to be sentenced. Ruby Selva, prosecuting, told Guilford Crown Court that the children’s father said Hunter had not been alone with them at any time but played with them during the week. Richard Sharpe, defending, said: “The father said Mr Hunter was throwing the tennis ball around harmlessly.”

But Judge Stuart Sleeman told Hunter it was the second time that within three days of leaving prison he was involved with young children. He said: “The seriousness of this matter is not simply breaking the order that you shouldn’t come into contact with children under 16, but it is the third occasion you have broken it. “The whole purpose of the order is that you don’t have any contact with a child under 16 so there is no possibility of a child being at risk.”

In addition to the 18 months Hunter was jailed for on this occasion, he was ordered to serve first 190 days relating to the earlier offence. However, the 98 days spent on remand for this breach will count towards the sentence. Sentencing Hunter, then of Dene Road, Farnborough, for the theme park breach, Judge John Crocker said: “When you first of all get employment at a funfair then get employment at Thorpe Park I think the reason for the order becomes abundantly clear.

WALES: Child – grooming pervert given life ban from funfairs and having camera

A NOVELTY shop pervert was yesterday given a lifetime funfair ban and barred from using cameras to stop him preying on kids

Son of former Black Rod sentenced to 3 1/2 years

13 October 2004

AN ADMIRAL’S son who betrayed his privileged background to embark on a life of crime was jailed for three and a half years yesterday for a £1.2 million investment scam. Roddam Twiss, 64, whose father, Sir Frank Twiss, was also a former House of Lords Black Rod, dazzled victims with “big talk and small print”, name dropping and unrealistic schemes to help the Third World. But the former teacher – first imprisoned nearly 40 years ago for indecently assaulting, stripping and beating young boys – was little more than a conman indulging in “pure flannel”. Southwark Crown Court in London heard he was so successful in concealing the truth, that those he swindled never suspected the bearded businessman had bought his luxury car with their money, or that he ran his so-called “high-yield investment” empire from a squalid former council maisonette. Their cash also paid off his mortgage and funded an array of far from successful business interests. The public school-educated Twiss, from Bethnal Green, London, tried to put all the blame on a former business partner. But earlier this year a jury unanimously convicted him of conspiracy to steal in 1997 and 1998. Appearing for sentence yesterday, Twiss was told by the judge, James Wadsworth, QC, that he had dealt in “wholly unrealistic” promises of large profits. Those who lost their cash may well have been “governed by an avid chase after money that was almost bound to lead to trouble”. While Twiss may also initially have believed he was about to “find that Holy Grail of incredible returns”, he did not hesitate to turn to dishonesty when he realised the whole project was doomed to failure, the judge said. It was plain he felt “no remorse whatsoever” for what he did. The judge, who disqualified Twiss from being a company director for seven years, said he would have to serve a further 18 months if a “realisable assets” confiscation order of just over 89,000 was not paid by the beginning of 2006.

https://www.scotsman.com/news/uk/son-of-former-black-rod-sentenced-to-3-189-years-1-558147

The Birmingham Post (England) > July 28, 2004

Admiral’s son faces jail after tricking investors.

A admiral’s son was behind bars yesterday after betraying trusting investors and pocketing a fortune.

Roddam Twiss, a 64-year-old former schoolteacher, conned victims with ‘big talk’, complicated language and namedropped almost every time he spoke. He also ‘put out long documents with regrettably small print’.

London’s Southwark Crown Court heard his approach to life was that of a ‘confidence trickster’, who indulged in ‘pure flannel’ while concealing the fact his so-called headquarters was a squalid ex-council maisonette.

As a result, clients’ cash never got close to the high-yield investment he had promised.

Instead, public schooleducated Twiss, of Victoria Park Square, Bethnal Green, east London, used their hard-earned money to pay off his mortgage, splash out on a luxury car, fund other business interests and fritter away what was left on general living expenses.

He showed no reaction as the jury of four women and eight men trying the two-month case took just over five hours to unanimously reject his defence of betrayal by a former business partner, and convict him of one count of conspiracy to defraud between November 1 1997 and December 1 the following year.

Adjourning sentence until September 17, Judge James Wadsworth QC rejected a defence application for bail and told Twiss: ‘I warn you now that I take the view that a sentence of imprisonment is as near inevitable as anything can be, and in the circumstances of the case I think you should be remanded in custody until that date.’

The court heard Twiss had worked as a teacher before a couple of brushes with the law involving various offences of deception more than 20 years ago.

Spells as a business consultant and company director followed. Sir Derek Spencer QC, prosecuting, said: ‘He is the son of Sir Admiral Frank Twiss, a former Black Rod in the House of Lords. He moved in the company of the late the Hon Mervyn Greenway, a stockbroker, whose father, Lord Greenway, had been Lord Mayor of London.’

The barrister explained it was the Serious Fraud Office’s case that the defendant was an ‘international fraudster’, who had teamed up with Lebanese-born Emile Coury (62) to defraud investors with empty promises of healthy returns from a ‘high-yield scheme’.

But ‘they never intended to invest the money, and never did,’ said Sir Derek. ‘Indeed, they jointly stole the balance of the money, pounds 1.2 million. Then they used it for their own purposes. Coury had about two thirds and Twiss one third.’

Sir Derek maintained that while Coury was now too unwell to ever be tried there was nevertheless ‘compelling evidence of guilt’ against both men.

They had ‘sought to entice’ investors with talk of large profits and assurances their capital would be safe.

‘His technique was that of the confidence trickster. He boosted investors’ confidence by talking big. He used high-sounding business names and verbose language, which was mostly pure flannel. He put out long documents in regrettably small print. He also name-dropped, making references to a number of titled and influential people,’ said the barrister.

The court heard the fraudster set up something called the Grosvenor Trust, a name he specifically chose ‘with the intention to impress’.

Sir Derek said while it had ‘no connection whatsoever’ with the Duke of Westminster and the Grosvenor Estate, Twiss nevertheless boasted it had a number of distinguished and titled persons as trustees.

The barrister explained that while nothing could have been further from the truth, it still caught the interest of a number of mostly American investors.

But after they had parted with their money and begun wondering why they were not receiving any income, they were met with a variety of lies.

‘When pressure from investors became intolerable,

https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Admiral%27s+son+faces+jail+after+tricking+investors.-a0119830904

https://books.google.com/books?id=rbaDDAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=%22roddam+twiss%22+%2B+%22croydon%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiUtbGMhIPbAhURw1kKHQbhCFwQ6AEILjAB#v=onepage&q=%22twiss%22&f=false



HL Deb 17 January 1978 vol 388 cc1-5

https://api.parliament.uk/historic-hansard/lords/1978/jan/17/tributes-to-sir-frank-twiss

Admiral Sir Frank Roddam Twiss, of Westbury, Wiltshire, Second Sea Lord 1967-70 and Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod in the House of Lords 1970- 78, left estate valued at pounds 277,363 net. He left pounds 1,000 to St Dunstan’s.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/wills-1433766.html

A former Admiral, Sir Frank Twiss had connections to Royal, military and political elites. In 1960 he was made Naval Secretary to First Sea Lord, Lord Carrington, later Defence Secretary under Edward Heath and Foreign Secretary under Margaret Thatcher. As Second Sea Lord in 1968, Sir Frank ordered a crackdown on the ‘unnatural vice’ of homosexuality in the Navy.

Lord Carrington

From 1983 to 2002, Lord Carrington was President of the Pilgrims Society.[1][2] He relinquished the Chancellorship of the Order of St Michael and St George on 7 June 1994,[3] and was appointed Chancellor of the Order of the Garter on 8 November 1994,[4] a role from which he retired in October 2012.[5]

Carrington attended many Bilderberg conferences (at least as far back as 1978)[6] and chaired them for several years in the late 1990s, being succeeded in 1999 by Étienne Davignon.[7]

Secretary General of NATO

As is suspected for all subsequent Secretaries General of NATO, Carrington had attended meetings of the Bilderberg group before being appointed to lead NATO.

Director of RTZ

Margaret Thatcher‘s government, through negotiations led by Foreign Secretary Lord Carrington, a Director of RTZ for the past five years of Conservative opposition, stated that it has “no international obligation to terminate the uranium contracts“.

While continuation of the contracts defies the 1971 Opinion of the International Court of Justice, for the first time ever, it also dismisses out of hand several specific UN General Assembly and UN Security Council Resolutions on the issue.

One has to ask the British Government through Lord Carrington, how it is able to make such a statement when Britain is currently at the very centre of international negotiations to determine the future legitimate independence of Namibia and the freedom of its people?

The Rossing File awaits the answers to these questions from those responsible.[8]

https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Peter_Carrington

Lord Carrington

Lord Carrington was Lord Lambton’s boss

Antony Claud Frederick LAMBTON MP (formerly Viscount Lambton): allegations of possession…

1973 Jan 01 – 1981 Dec 31

Closed Or Retained Document,

Antony Claud Frederick LAMBTON MP (formerly Viscount Lambton): allegations of possession of drugs following his association with Honora Mary (Norma) LEVY and her ring of prostitutes. Subsequent resignation of Viscount Lambton from his position as junior minister at the Ministry of Defence.

Parts of the documents released from the National Archives on the subject have been blacked out and some are missing.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3360629.stm

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1301&dat=19730531&id=bfhjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=qO%20UDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3331,165701&hl=en

Lord Lambton scandal linked to child abuse.

a German “hostess operator” Hans Ulrich-Altoff was  tried for pimping in Germany [1] and had claimed to work with Norma and that they had an arrangement to swap girls between English and German outfits [1]. Part of the charges against Hans were that he tried to entice children to pose for erotic pictures, which he denied [1].

Who was the third minister named by Norma Levy? and who the possible fourth?

Was the Heath cabinet stuffed with users of prostitutes?

What were the results of the Report of the Security Commission inquiry?

What happened to Hans Ulrich-Altoff, what were his links to photographing children and his links to English pimping and prostitution?

At the time of Altoffs trial Heath was on a private visit to Bavaria -what was he doing, especially in view of the allegations about him being a DVD agent? [9]

What was the role of Colin Levy?

What was the role of MI5, especially given all the indications of the “elite” child sexual abuse paedosadism scandal that MI5 oversee it for blackmail purposes?

https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2015/08/17/lord-lambton-scandal-link-to-child-abuse-who-was-the-third-man/

He was a friend of Prince Charles, and Tony and Cherie Blair were dining guests.

Lord Carrington, who as Defence Secretary was Lambton’s boss in 1973, said: “He was exceedingly competent and a very clever man who did his job wonderfully well.”

Secret files released three years ago contained the names of three people but they were deleted.

He was a friend of Prince Charles.
Lambton retired to a Tuscan villa where, the biography notes, he “was visited by numerous politicians and pop stars; it was rumoured that Lambton presided over many dissolute parties”.

Lord Lambton hosted  Prince Charles at his villa.

Visitors to Villa Cetinale, near Siena, included Tony and Cherie Blair, while Prince Charles was reputedly served frozen fish pie by its eccentric owner, the errant Viscount Lambton, who bought the then run-down palace after resigning from the Tory Cabinet in 1973 over his affair with a call-girl.

July 2007

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/columnists/article-471722/Viscount-Lambtons-lover-loses-palace.html

craftymuvva

Well it IS a small world. Lord Lambton was represented by Edward Cazalet during his trial…

Edward Cazalet – son of the Queen Mother’s racehorse trainer Peter Cazalet.  His friends include Sir Simon Hornby, who would later marry his sister Sheran.

Prince Charles is a very close friend of Lambton’s daughter Lucinda (He writes her weekly letters)
“Well, you are a passionate admirer of the Prince of Wales,” muses Worsthorne, seated in the spring garden of the couple’s Berkshire rectory. “Each week, a letter wings its way here from the Prince of Wales.”

Lucy was invited by the Prince of Wales to Highgrove to show her the gardens. He gave her a delicious tea, cucumber sandwiches, that kind of thing.

“At about 7pm, he looked at his watch. Lucy said: “How dare you look at your watch. You asked me to look at your gardens!”

“At about 8pm, in desperation, he took her to her car. She put the key in the ignition but it wouldn’t start. So the Prince of Wales pushed the car himself.”

Lucinda was brought up at Biddick Hall, on the Lambton estate in Durham. Despite her large family and her parents’ famous parties (her mother knew Lady Diana Cooper and Lucian Freud and Nancy Mitford)

She was involved with…John Patten MP

She then moved to North Oxford, “a lumpen Victorian in Rawlinson Road. I sold it for £120,000, and it has now just gone for £3 million.”

Rawlinson Road was where Lucinda lived, on and off, with the former Conservative education minister John Patten, who was an Oxford don at the time. She met him on a train, just as she met her first husband at a bus station. Lambton likes to mix passion with the mundane.

This time the Catherine Wheel met her match. “John had great fire, a lot of whooomph.”

I ask if they threw crockery at each other and she becomes vague. “Mmm, I can’t remember that.”

(Paedophile Graham) Ovenden has curated numerous exhibitions, many featuring his extensive collection of antiquarian photographs. Ovenden and his work have been the subject of broadcasts and films, including ‘Lolita Unclothed’ for the series ‘World without Walls’ (ITV, Channel 4, 1993), ‘Stop The Week’ (BBC Radio 4, 1989), Curious Houses with Lucinda Lambton (BBC-TV, 1987)

http://www.drsallybaker.com/category/jimmy-savile/

Leading artist David Hockney, Ovenden’s former tutor Sir Peter Blake, writer Laurie Lee and the photographer Lucinda Lambton were among those who proclaimed his innocence.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2302849/Graham-Ovenden-How-art-world-turned-blind-eye-paedophile.html

”I’m going to be showing the stupidity of it all,” says Nicky Akehurst, owner of the London gallery putting on the exhibition. ”The art world is tackling this issue head on.” (A petition signed by Sir Hugh Casson, Laurie Lee, Peter Blake and Lucinda Lambton was important in persuading the police to return the photographs.) ”But it needs to be addressed by politicians and the public generally. That’s what I’m trying to do. We’ll show a few of Graham’s nudes, but apart from those it will be what the police took.”

https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/portrait-of-the-artist-as-an-accused-man-15-2-94/

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Oddballs, freaks and garden gnomes

Eccentrics –

Spike Milligan is almost certainly one. So is Jimmy Savile. Lucinda Lambton probably is...

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/oddballs-freaks-and-garden-gnomes-1610974.html

BBC PERSONALITIES

LUCINDA LAMBTON AND JIMMY SAVILE – 1994

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Lord Lambton with Princess Margaret


Other notable residents of Belgravia:
Ted Heath
Enoch Powell
Lord Boothby

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some of the Freud clan. Linked to Miramax/Weinstein


THE WHO’S WHO OF CHILD SEX ABUSE

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It’s all a matter of public record…You cannot be silenced for discussing something already in the public domain. … research and form your own conclusions.

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Jonathan Aitken

Paedophile Clement Freud,a former secretary of the Refugee Children’s Fund, he set up, with Jonathan Aitken, a Parliamentary Den of the Good Bears of the World, providing teddies to children in hospital, and was later president of the Down’s Children Association.

 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/tv-radio-obituaries/5163084/Sir-Clement-Freud.html

 

Sleazy Bercow:

1997

JOHN BERCOW

Bercow, 33, hired a helicopter to whizz him between two selection interviews on the same evening, before scooping up his selection for the safe seat of Buckingham. Not new to the political fast track, Bercow has pursued his parliamentary ambition with steady determination, acting as special adviser to Jonathan Aitken and Virginia Bottomley. A noted right-winger, he was chairman of the Federation of Conservative Students – reputedly so right-wing that it compelled Norman Tebbit to close it down. A consultant with Westminster Strategy, a lobbying outfit, he has maintained a Nolan- friendly line on outside financial interests: “I intend to take a parliamentary salary and no consultancies or directorships whatsoever,” he says.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/the-cabinet-of-tomorrow-1277684.html

Churchwardens at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster –

 

Jonathan Aitken

 

Patrick Cormack MP

 

Enoch Powell

 

Sir Peter Bottomley MP

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/1997/jun/21/uk3

 

Jonathan Aitken & Release…

 

The Times, 26th March 1981 –The questions unanswered in the Hayman case

 

Some of those most guilty of conniving at the attempt to make the paedophile “movement” respectable have been other pressure groups in receipt of government money and support…(NAMH) Mind had given  PIE…Likewise, “Release”, an organization concerned with drug addicts, for a time provided PIE with an accommodation address, which was given on PIE’s enrolment form.

 

……………….

 

Release, an underground organisation that provided legal advice and welfare services to young people arrested for drugs offences. Jonathan Aitken,  did much to smooth the way for Release.

 

A number of lawyers took referrals from Release. The first of these was Martin Polden; the others who worked with Release in its early days included Desmond Banks, David Offenbach, Bernie Simons, Dennis Muirhead and David Pedley.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2007/apr/30/guardianobituaries.drugsandalcohol

Michael Howard a close friend of Jonathan Aitken

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/1997/jun/21/uk3

 

April 1995

 

The Guardian reveals that Aitken’s Paris Ritz hotel bill was paid by the Saudis. Screening of Granada’s World in Action documentary, Jonathan of Arabia, about the business and personal dealings between Aitken and Mohammed bin Fahd. Among the programme’s accusations, it is alleged that Aitken pimped for Saudi friends at a health farm.

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/1999/mar/04/uk

 

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.

 

link

 

 

 

Aitken partner flees Saudi Arabia

 

 

18 Oct 1997 12.04

 

 

Said Ayas, a Saudi business associate of the disgraced former minister, Jonathan Aitken, has escaped from house arrest in Saudi Arabia, according to family and other Middle East sources.

Mr Ayas was arrested on the orders of his boss, the Saudi king’s son, Prince Mohammed bin Fahd, shortly before he was due to give evidence to the High Court in the Aitken libel case against the Guardian and Granada Television in June.

He was accused by the prince, for whom he was a personal assistant and business manager for 20 years, of stealing up to pounds 25 million. He claimed the money had been spent on the prince’s gambling debts.

Prince Mohammed is said to be furious at the way Mr Ayas was spirited out of the country. Both the prince and Mr Ayas were business partners of the MP from 1979 until he joined the government in 1992. The prince was one of the investors in Aitken Hume, the financial services group set up by Mr Aitken and his cousin Tim. He also provided some of the secret money that went into TV-am in the early 1980s.

The exact method by which Mr Ayas escaped from his armed guards is unclear but the sources say that he was helped by members of the ‘Saudi underground’. While under house arrest he was allowed access to a telephone.

Using the prince’s money, it was Mr Ayas who paid for Mr Aitken’s weekend stay at the Paris Ritz in September 1993 – the episode at the centre of the libel trial. During the trial, which collapsed after 10 days, Mr Ayas was expected to be one of the witnesses falsely to claim that the bill was paid by Mr Aitken’s wife.

After the collapse, with Mr Aitken facing legal costs of around about pounds 2 million, it emerged that Mr Ayas had been placed under house arrest in his villa in Dhahran. He spent a week in prison, but was allowed back to the villa after complaining of a heart condition.

Mr Ayas was believed last night to be in the United States, although he still maintains a luxurious apartment near Hyde Park in central London where his wife, Danielle, lives.

 

Jonathan Aitken – a director of Nacro along with Monday Club members Peter Bottomley and Sir Charles Irving

 

https://companycheck.co.uk/company/00203583/NACRO/companies-house-data

 

Nacro

 

Nature of business   

Other social work activities without accommodation n.e.c. – To reduce crime in communities and change lives for the better. A registered charity

 

The Bottomleys (Virginia and Peter Bottomley)  and Sir Charles Irving shared a mutual friend – Clive Froggatt

Clive Froggatt

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

https://www.thefreelibrary.com/COCAINE+SHAME+OF+TOP+TORY+DOCTOR%3B+EXCLUSIVE%3A+NHS+reform+adviser…-a061160679

Both Peter Bottomley and Charles Irving are on the Elm Guest House List. 

Another director of Nacro: Paul Chapple Whitehouse

 

between 1993 and 2001, the Chief Constable of Sussex Police, resigning after criticism by the Home Secretary,[1]

 

In 1972 he founded Starehe UK, a charity which supports boys and girls at the two Starehe schools in Kenya. He was the vice-chairman of Nacro until the end of 2007 when he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Governors of Sidcot SchoolI.

 

 

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

 

 

Starehe –  where alleged  paedophile  Roger Martin of Christ’s Hospital School worked.  Roger Martin is due in court in March  2019

 

He is accused of assaulting a 10-year-old boy at Christ’s Hospital School  between September and December 1976.

 

STAREHE UK ASSOCIATION – Fundraising and support for Starehe Boys’ Centre and Starehe Girls’ Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.

Roger Martin Director appointed   16 Nov 1991

https://companycheck.co.uk/company/00968223/STAREHE-UK-ASSOCIATION/companies-house-data

Oh, and here’s a director of Nacro who has been in the news recently:

Lord Lester Of Herne Hill

 

 

 

Queen Elizabeth II is the Patron of Nacro. 

The current Chief Executive  of Nacro is Jacob Tas, formerly of Action for Children and The Prince’s Trust.[19]

 

Charles Irving

Andy‏ @REBELTROOP

Playland Trial of 1975. 

The same names keep on emerging. Peter Morrison, Michael Havers, GK Young, Keith Joseph, The Hornby brothers, Charles Irving, Lords Annan and Arran, Peter Righton, Peter Hayman, Tony Hetherington. Sickening and revolting

@anthonydaly01

Found an interesting little snippet of info in the Operation Jordana report which was set up in 2014 to investigate allegations that a confidential police operation in 1984 targeting rent boys in Piccadilly Circus, was closed down early and evidence supressed to protect VIPs.

Police officer Michael Berry was the “Collator” who managed information and intelligence out of West End Central police station from 1975 -1995. Reflecting back on Operation Playland (2) in 1970s, he believed that Charles Hornby knew Black Rod in Parliament.

Black Rod at that time was Frank Twiss, father of Roddam Twiss, convicted child abuser and fraudster. Roddam Twiss was the subject of a police undercover survailance opperation in 1979 on suspicion of supplying rent boys to VIPs. Hornby-Twiss. An interesting link in the network.

“In 1987 a Cheshire MP, Mr Peter Morrison, was taken off a train in Crewe following an allegation of abuse of a young male on the train. The MPs name is on the list of those involved with North Wales Child abuse.”


Sir Charles Irving

 Pinniger also worked for Charles Irving who offered steady ‘stream of advice’ to CHE

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

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

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20140720145747/www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/former-rent-boy-i-abused-3885690

The police are investigating perjury allegations against Mr Aitken. He constructed an elaborate story about how his wife, Lolicia, flew from Geneva to Paris to pay for his two nights at the Ritz, with supporting statements from one of his twin daughters, Victoria, and Mr Ayas.

The Guardian was able to prove that Mrs Aitken and Victoria never went to Paris.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/1997/oct/18/uk.davidpallister

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/1999/mar/05/uk.davidleigh

 

Jonathan Aitken is godfather to Diane Abbott’s daughter.

 

Diane Abbott of NCCl

 

After university, Abbott entered the civil service, where she worked at the Home Office, going on to join the NCCL

 

Abbott: isa product of Cambridge University, from which she gained a history degree, and before that, of Harrow County Grammar School, where she shone in the sixth-form drama club, making friends with the broadcaster Clive Anderson, the Washington ambassador, Sir Nigel Sheinwald and Michael Portillo, with whom she starred in Romeo and Juliet, though not in the title roles. Today, she and Mr Portillo appear in the BBC politics show, This Week, where their close rapport has been described by Jonathan Dimbleby as a “love-in.”

 

Ms Abbott has not lacked for Tory grandee soulmates either. She was once so close to Jonathan Aitken, with whom she worked at TV-am long before he was jailed for perjury, that he is godfather to her only child.

She denies any rumour that she and Aitken, who says he is backing her for the Labour leadership, were ever an item. “He was my boss and then, when I became an MP, my [voting] pair.

https://archive.fo/WyyN#selection-649.1-653.182

 

Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09

 

8th May 1999

Diane Abbott knew about Savile alluding to being a paedophile, what did she do

Vaz and Aitken both linked to Savile via Champneys and Stephen Purdew

Diane Abbott Race Relations Officer at the National Council for Civil Liberties 1978 to 1980, that would of brought her in contact with PIE.

For more than 35 years, Corbyn, 66, the MP for Islington North since 1983, has been a close friend and political soulmate of Abbott, 61, the MP for the adjoining constituency of Hackney North.


I told Corbyn bad things happened to me 2 months before child sex scandal in his constituency was exposed…so why did he stay silent?

  • Jeremy Corbyn is facing damaging questions over a paedophile scandal
  • The Labour leader attended three meetings and heard evidence of abuse
  • He stands accused of taking no action of the abuse detailed in care homes in the North London borough of Islington 

Jeremy Corbyn is facing damaging questions over claims he failed to respond to repeated warnings about a paedophile scandal in his constituency.

The Labour leader attended three meetings where shocking evidence of abuse in care homes in the North London borough of Islington was detailed, yet stands accused of taking no action.

An investigation by The Mail on Sunday has unearthed new details of the meetings which took place in the early 1990s, around the time that newspapers were beginning to expose the scandal of the widespread rape and sexual abuse of vulnerable children dating back to the 1970s.

In a devastating attack on the Labour leader, whistleblowers accuse him of remaining silent and failing to challenge the Labour-controlled council as it sought to cover up the scandal.

  • A man abused from the age of ten by two council employees told Mr Corbyn in August 1992 – two months before the scandal broke in the media – that ‘very bad things had happened’ to him at a council care home;
  • Five social workers met the Labour MP just weeks later and he promised to raise the matter with Virginia Bottomley, the then Tory Health Secretary – but this weekend she said she had ‘no memory’ of any such approach;
  • Fearing a council cover-up, an investigative journalist who exposed the vile abuse urged Mr Corbyn to speak out, only to be brushed off with a bland statement that the council were doing ‘everything that needs to be done’ – although it later emerged that they were actually destroying vital evidence at the time.

A string of sexual predators infiltrated Islington’s care system from the 1970s and their sickening activities are now regarded as among Britain’s darkest child abuse scandals. Abusers – including paedophiles, pimps and child pornographers – had been employed at each of the council’s 12 children’s homes, but staff who raised concerns were accused of racism and homophobia.

At least 26 workers linked to abuse were allowed to leave their jobs without being investigated, but when the London Evening Standard first revealed the scandal in October 1992, Margaret Hodge, the then-leader of Islington Council and now Labour MP for Barking, described its report as ‘a sensationalist piece of gutter journalism’.

She has subsequently apologised for what she described as the council’s ‘shameful naivety’ in ignoring victims’ voices.

In the aftermath, Mr Corbyn’s only public intervention was a short comment to the Evening Standard, saying: ‘These allegations are extremely serious and must be properly investigated.’

Yet Demetrious Panton, who was one of the many abuse victims in Islington, believes that inaction by local politicians, including Mr Corbyn, may have allowed some of the paedophiles to escape justice.

None of the alleged abusers is thought to have been prosecuted and at least three of the ringleaders, including Bernie Bains who abused Mr Panton, fled abroad.

‘I never heard him [Mr Corbyn] say anything,’ said Mr Panton, 51, now an employment law adviser.

‘I don’t think I fitted into a political paradigm.’

Mr Panton was ten when he went into care in 1978. He lost his mother when he was a baby and his father was unable to cope. Yet instead of finding safety, he was abused at the hands of Bains, who ran the home in Elwood Street in Highbury.

When Mr Panton revealed his plight to a health worker in 1979, Bains was allowed to resign. He later fled to Morocco, where he was jailed for child abuse, and killed himself 18 years ago in Thailand.

Shockingly, Mr Panton was later abused by another staff member.

From the age of 14, Mr Panton wrote letters detailing the abuse to Islington Council. ‘I still have copies,’ he said. ‘I demanded a proper investigation, to save other kids, but they all just told me, in writing, to “move on” with my life.’

Remarkably, he did. After gaining a polytechnic degree, he won a place to study a PhD at the University of Hull but was denied funding by Islington Council. In August 1992, he met Mr Corbyn at his constituency office at the Red Rose Community Centre to ask him to support his funding application. During the meeting, he told the MP that he had been in care in Islington and that ‘very bad things had happened’ to him at a home.

He was behind a desk and there were papers everywhere. It was like being in a room with one of your university lecturers,’ said Mr Panton, who had not even confided in close friends at that point.

He told Mr Corbyn that he felt the council had a ‘duty’ to help him because of his terrible experiences in homes that they ran. Mr Corbyn did write a letter in support for Mr Panton’s funding bid, but does not appear to have acted on Mr Panton’s ‘very bad things’ comment – even after the Evening Standard revealed the abuse scandal weeks later.

‘When the story broke, I never heard him say anything,’ Mr Panton said. ‘The problem that I have is this: for about four years, Islington Council was denying it and Margaret Hodge was calling it gutter journalism. He could have said, “No, actually it’s not because an individual came to my surgery.” ’

Mr Panton believes that, had more pressure been put on the council, some abusers may have been prosecuted. ‘With a more robust response from Islington, helped by a more robust response from the politicians who represented Islington, perhaps those individuals might have been brought to justice, who knows?’

Just weeks after the scandal broke in the media, the Red Rose Community Centre was the venue for another meeting involving Mr Corbyn and a delegation of five social workers, led by Dr Liz Davies. They had identified at least 61 potential abuse victims and, for more than an hour, detailed their evidence. Mr Corbyn assured them that he would talk to Virginia Bottomley, the then Health Secretary.

However, Baroness Bottomley has no recollection of any contact. ‘Having worked in a child guidance unit for ten years and chaired the Lambeth Juvenile Court, I had significant expertise in this field,’ she told The Mail on Sunday. ‘It is inconceivable that I would ignore any such approach. But I have no memory of it whatsoever.’

Dr Davies was surprised when she received no further contact from Mr Corbyn. ‘No letter. No phone call. I never, ever saw him speak about it,’ she later recalled.

In early 1993, Mr Corbyn met Eileen Fairweather, one of the Evening Standard reporters who had revealed the scandal, at the Commons. There, she begged him to speak out publicly and warned that Nicholas Rabet, a former care home manager and suspected child abuser, was still running a children’s activity centre in Sussex.

Rabet, 56, would later kill himself in Thailand while awaiting trial after being charged with molesting 30 underage boys.

‘I went to plead with him,’ Ms Fairweather told The Mail on Sunday. ‘We sat in a corner and I took him through the strength of the evidence. I said, “This is really serious, you’ve got to do something.” He listened very politely. He promised to make enquiries.’

But she heard nothing until she rang him several weeks later. ‘He said, “I have made some enquiries and I have been reassured that everything that needs to be done is being done”,’ she recalled.

It emerged later, however, that crucial documents were being destroyed by Islington Council at that very time.

Last night, a lawyer who acts for abuse victims urged Mr Corbyn to make his position clear. ‘His response to allegations of abuse in Islington raises very serious questions,’ said Richard Scorer, from law firm Slater and Gordon. ‘If he wants to command confidence on these issues, he needs to acknowledge if and when mistakes were made.’

Islington Council has agreed a compensation package of £2.1 million for victims of the abuse scandal and said that it provides personal and psychological support to those affected.

Its current leader, Richard Watts, said: ‘We’re very sorry for Islington Council’s past failure to protect vulnerable children in its care. The council today is a very different place, and protecting children from harm is our top priority.’

Last night a Labour spokesman said: ‘The claim that Jeremy Corbyn failed to speak out about child sexual abuse is false.

‘In October 1992 he publicly demanded a full investigation into abuse of children in care in Islington. He is on the record describing the allegations as “extremely serious” and demanding they be ‘“properly investigated.” ’

A source insisted that Mr Corbyn had raised allegations with Islington Council’s director of social services at the time, and believes he raised Dr Davies’s issues with Baroness Bottomley.

Children were being abused on an industrial scale on Corbyn’s doorstep… yet he did nothing 

Much of Corbyn’s Islington North constituency was made up of white English and Irish workers alongside immigrants. Most inhabited either unrepaired private houses or dilapidated council estates. They suffered bad schools, stretched health services and one of the most corrupt Labour councils in the country.

But Corbyn never issued press releases about local issues. His frequent publicity flyers were about Palestine, Ireland, the Western Sahara or Nicaragua. He seemed oblivious to Islington being ranked as London’s worst borough for social services, housing, education and street maintenance.

Under Margaret Hodge, the council leader between 1982 and 1992, the People’s Republic of Islington boasted a red flag fluttering above the town hall and a bust of Lenin inside.

Despite levying London’s highest council tax, nearly half of its residents lived in 35,000 council houses plagued by crime, drugs, damp and dilapidation because Islington’s unionised labour force refused to undertake repairs.

Yet while Hodge regularly received complaints from Chris Smith, the Labour MP for Islington South, she never heard from Corbyn. Preoccupied by the needs of immigrants and foreign conflicts, he appeared uninterested in the many woes of his constituents.

Most shamefully, he didn’t seem to care about the systematic sexual abuse of vulnerable children in Islington’s residential homes, all of which were staffed by council employees, members of his old union, NUPE.

Horrifying evidence of sex orgies run from a ‘hot house’ on Islington’s Elthorne estate was exposed.

Children had been rented out from a brothel to paedophiles.

Among the many victims was Vivian Loki, a 17-year-old girl whose decomposed body was discovered on the estate six months after her murder by a paedophile.

Further north, at Gisburne House, another Islington home, children were being abused on an industrial scale. ‘All this,’ Islington social worker Liz Davies discovered, ‘was happening on Corbyn’s doorstep. He knew all about it because it was raised by [Conservative MP] Geoffrey Dickens in the Commons’.

In October 1992, five Islington council social workers, led by Liz Davies, confronted Corbyn in his office at the Red Rose Community Centre.

By then, dozens of drugged, hungry and distressed young people of both sexes living in 12 council homes were being routinely raped by council employees.

Paedophile gangs were rampant across the borough, and at least 30 employees who were suspected of crimes had been allowed to quietly resign.

Peter Righton, founder of the pro-paedophile group the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), had been given authority by the Home Office to brief council social workers to place vulnerable children with known sex offenders. Having set out this appalling scenario, the social workers told Corbyn that their complaints to Margaret Hodge had been ignored.

After London’s Evening Standard newspaper published a detailed exposé of Islington’s employment of known paedophiles, and the officials’ shredding of documents to cover up the crimes, the council accused the paper of ‘gutter journalism’.

Gisbourne House (pictured above) where children were being abused on an industrial scale

Gisbourne House (pictured above) where children were being abused on an industrial scale

The council employees’ meeting with Corbyn lasted 90 minutes, during which he pronounced

‘I’ve heard similar issues from other constituents,’ and then said little else.

As usual when confronted with complicated or unpalatable facts, he retreated into his shell, mumbling and smiling but offering no meaningful replies.

At the end, he promised to speak to Virginia Bottomley, the Health Minister, but she does not recall any such conversation having taken place.

‘We heard nothing more from Corbyn,’ Liz Davies recalled.

‘We don’t know whether he did anything to help us.’

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6713005/I-told-Corbyn-bad-things-happened-2-months-child-sex-scandal-exposed.html


 

Jeremy Corbyn‏ @jeremycorbyn

Wonderful picture of Diane Abbott, Paul Boateng, Bernie Grant & Keith Vaz. Four MPs who have inspired thousands.

Abbott was a press officer at the Greater London Council under Ken Livingstone from 1985 to 1986 and Head of Press and Public Relations at Lambeth Council from 1986 to 1987.[8]

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

Abbott will be well aware of all the allegations against Portillo.

…the persistent rumors about NSPCC’s Wanless’ close friend and confidant Michael Portillo, now like Savile, a BBC TV personality, being allegedly involved in a Westminster sex scandal himself. Rumors circulated in 1994 that Portillo and another Tory Secretary of State, Peter Lilley, had got sexually involved with Britain’s first openly gay footballer, Justin Fashanu.

Diane Abbott – press officer to Linda Bellos, leader of Lambeth Council

Labour Research Department, 1987

n mid-1986, three of Lambeth’s most senior officials held a secret disciplinary hearing, and decided to leave him in post. And when Carroll asked if he could turn Angell Road into a centre to provide therapy for victims of child abuse, Lambeth agreed. The police even sought advice from him when they were investigating alleged child abuse in another home, South Vale.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35686482

Janet Boateng: Former chair of Lambeth social services committee

Janet Boateng’s name never comes up in articles about the paedophile ring that operated in Lambeth Council-run children’s homes between 1974 and 1994.

But maybe it should, because she was chair of Lambeth Council’s social services committee, who had overall responsibility for the running of children’s homes, and she personally unveiled the ‘new child care strategy’ at a time when Lambeth children’s homes were infested with paedophiles.

 

Christian Solidarity International (CSI)/Jonathan Aitken/David Atkinson/Mervyn Thomas/ Rev Martin Smyth

 

Atkinson, right, with Timothy Chmykhalov, centre, of the Siberian Seven, and Roger Shelley, national director of CSW, in 1986Atkinson, right, with Timothy Chmykhalov, centre, of the Siberian Seven, and Roger Shelley, national director of

CSW, in 1986

 

David Atkinson, a Roman Catholic, set up the sister organisation in 1979 with a Pentecostal businessman, Mervyn Thomas, and the Rev Martin Smyth …

 

 

David Atkinson was Conservative MP for Bournemouth East for 28 years and one of the founders of the UK wing of the human rights group Christian Solidarity International (CSI), which campaigns worldwide on behalf of those who are persecuted because of their faith. Atkinson, a Roman Catholic, set up the sister organisation in 1979 with a Pentecostal businessman, Mervyn Thomas, and the Rev Martin Smyth, MP, Grand Master of the Orange Order, after watching a CSI film in Parliament on the oppression of Christians in the Soviet Union.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/david-atkinson-vq8mv3hlf3t

 

………………….

Stephen Milligan who  was a Tory MP and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the notorious Tory cabinet  minister  Jonathan Aitken. Stephen Milligan the PPS  who knew too mutch.   On 7th February 1994, he was reported to have been found tied to a chair with a plastic bag over his head and a satsuma stuffed into his mouth. The usual embarrassment surrounding these cases seem to have prevented the press from carrying out an in-depth investigation into various discrepancies in the case. Aitken, was known to have an particular interest in Sado-Masochistic sex – Milligan wasn’t. He was a normal guy engaged at the time to a woman who is now a Tory MP. More relevant perhaps is Aitken’s well-documented links to intelligence agencies and his role in shadowy arms deals that were conducted in the Ritz hotel in Paris in 1993.At this time Aitken was the head of an International Intelligence Service called Le Cercle  and Milligan was taken out in this bizarre way perhaps as a warning to Aitken  or perhaps  to silence him.  Aitken quickly toppled from his high perch shortly after Milligans Death.

 

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:0a82F5dudTYJ:www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2961058/posts+&cd=30&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-b-1

 

Mr Aitken has been chairman of Le Cercle

 

In his Diaries, Mr Aitken’s close friend, Alan Clark, relates how he went with Mr Aitken and similarly right-thinking friends to a gathering in Muscat, Oman. He describes it as “an Atlanticist society of right- wing dignitaries” and, later, as “a right-wing think-tank, funded by the CIA, which churns Cold War concepts around”.

 

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/aitken-dropped-by-the-rights-secret-club-1258522.html

 

Jonathan Aitken appointed President of Christian Solidarity Worldwide

5 Oct 2006

 

 

CSW Chief Executive, Mervyn Thomas, says: “As a long time friend and supporter of our work, all of us in the CSW family are thrilled that Jonathan (Aitkin)  has agreed to become our President and are all looking forward to working with him. For me personally it is a special joy to welcome into the team my old friend and prayer partner of many years standing”.

 

Jonathan Aitken says “It is an honour to be appointed President of CSW in succession to the redoubtable Baroness Cox who remains our Patron.

 

 

 

 

justme‏@zante03

 

Jonathan Aitken mentioned here in same context as Offenbach lawyer for Lennie Smith (Jason Swift) @mwalkerdine ??

 

Release, an underground organisation that provided legal advice and welfare services to young people arrested for drugs offences. Jonathan Aitken,  did much to smooth the way for Release.

A number of lawyers took referrals from Release. The first of these was Martin Polden; the others who worked with Release in its early days included Desmond Banks, David Offenbach, Bernie Simons, Dennis Muirhead and David Pedley.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2007/apr/30/guardianobituaries.drugsandalcohol

Jonathan Aitken in priest’s outfit

Jonathan Aitken becomes prison chaplain

30 June 2018

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-44668185

 

 

 

 

And here are a few more bits and pieces

 

 

Stephen Crabb quits Cabinet job days after ‘sexting’ scandal

14 July 2016

link

*Stephen Crabb* – A glance at the Register of Interests shows trips to various exotic destinations being paid for by a whole host of organisations, including Christian Aid, Oxfam Novib, International Alert, ActionAid and Christian Solidarity Worldwide (president Jonathan Aitken, former jailbird and disgraced ex-Tory minister) . In 2005 on another visit to India, we read that flights were paid for by Dr Liam Fox’s office with a donation from a man described as a Middlesex businessman called Stanley Fink

Stanley Fink would appear to be the same Stanley Fink who is co-treasurer of the Conservative Party, a hedge fund manager and pal of Lord Levy. Lord Levy, it will be remembered, is Tony Blair’s friend who was interviewed by the police as part of the Cash for Honours scandal. What a small world.

(Crabb)…fretting about the far-flung Christians of Orissa and Burma, and championing Israeli security. In the recent scandal involving Dr Liam Fox, we learned of an agenda to strengthen ties with the American Right and Israel, with a motley mix of arms dealers, Tea Party lunatics and Christian fundamentalists trying to shape government policy here

The interest in the fate of Christians in far-flung places, and Mr Crabb’s unswerving support for Israel may well be explained by his membership of CARE (Christian Action Research and Education)

link

Release’s Jonathan Aitken does extensive voluntary work for charities and foundations with emphasis on those specialising in education, human rights, prison reform and offender rehabilitation.

He is a trustee of NACRO; the Said Trust, the William Wilberforce Trust and Trinity Forum Europe and Caring for Ex-Offenders.

He is Honorary President of Christian Solidarity Worldwide; Blue Sky; Moving On; and other charitable organisations.

http://www.jonathanaitken.org/#!charities-and-foundations/c1lrc

Dame Alun Roberts ‏ @ciabaudo

I am intrigued why a man of the cloth, namely Rev. David Salt of Checkendon, should rush to the defence of the paedophile Sir Peter Hayman, criticising Geoffrey Dickens, so I did a spot of research: (THREAD)

Dame Alun Roberts ‏ @ciabaudo

amid all the fuss about Blue Arrow’s £25 million loan to Peter de Savary—in which the right hon. Member for Chingford (Mr. Tebbit) was involved

https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/1989-05-24/debates/069a563e-bc7f-4a2c-b555-26394dd6d400/CommonsChamber


1987 Actress fined

Actress Maria Altken, sister of

Tory BSP Jonathan Aitken, was

fined £500 is London for smug-

ging cocaine into’ Britain.

https://archive.org/stream/FinancialTimes1987UKEnglish/Sep%2005%201987%2C%20Financial%20Times%2C%20%2330329%2C%20UK%20%28en%29_djvu.txt

Jonathan Aitken and Jonathan King in Commons

Rev David Salt seems to be a Peter Bottomley type figure, popping up whenever he is needed. He officiated at the Hungerford massacre service and knew the perpetrator.

Rev David Salt appears to have had very strong ties to the military, serving as chaplain.

David Salt, his wife and sister Mavis were missionaries serving in Melanesia. On her return to England, Mavis became a member of the CoE General Synod. The latter years of her life were spent in Sherborne, Dorset. Yes, that Sherborne!

Sherborne will probably ring a bell or three: it is the home of convicted paedophile Charles Napier, half-brother of John Whittingdale MP. What a surprise to discover that Peter Hayman was married to Charles Napier’s cousin!

The Hungerford years:

Paedophile Sir Peter Hayman and Pierre Trudeau

Salt of the Earth: Interesting that Rev Salt, a man who rushed to the defence of the massive paedophile Sir Peter Hayman, should write a thesis on ‘the abuse of priestly ministry’, with special reference to the Ysabel diocese.

Hungerford massacre
The links between Rev David Salt and Sir Peter Hayman have piqued my interest in the Hungerford massacre and some interesting ‘coincidences’
In 1928, Inglewood was purchased by the Catholic De La Salle brothers to be used as a monks’ college. Nearly 50 years later it was transformed into a luxury health hydro, and now part of this beautiful building holds an equally luxurious spa.
In 1971, the de la Salle brothers were forced to sell Inglewood. The sale was completed in the summer of 1972 to Mr Nicolian, who originally planned to set up a nursing home. That soon changed, and a consortium of businessmen transformed it into Inglewood Health Hydro.
In 1981 a consortium headed by Jonathan Aitken bought Inglewood Health Hydro, and it changed hands again in 1998 when it was taken over by Grosvenor Spas, a national chain of health clubs. A further change came in October 2001 when it was bought by Purdew Health Farm Group.

Shortly before the massacre, Michael Ryan’s mother Dorothy had just been employed by a stylish health farm just outside Hungerford: Inglewood Health Hydro

The De La Salle Brothers were renowned for their cruel regime and sexual abuse was commonplace. Inglewood seems to have been no exception:

Later, under the leadership of the Belmarsh inmate (better know as Tory cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken), Inglewood had an equally colourful history: staff members were pressurised to bear false witness in his libel case, and Aitken worked his way through a string of women.

The Purdews, the new owners better known for Henley Grange, had close ties to a motley bunch including: Tony Blair, a war criminal Keith Vaz, rent boy lover and washing machine salesman Jimmy Savile, Britain’s most proliferous paedophile.

Jailbird Jonathan Aitken was closely linked to RELEASE. He is even mentioned in connection with David Offenbach, lawyer for Lennie Smith who assisted Sidney Cooke in the rape and murder of Jason Swift.

Essex Police probe uncovers link between Shoebury ‘sex ring’ and paedophile gang behind Jason Swift killing

POLICE have uncovered a link between the ’Shoebury Sex Ring’ and the paedophile gang which killed schoolboy Jason Swift in the 1980s.

A witness alerted police to the link without even realising it.

Last month, sex crime officers in Rayleigh concluded months of interviews with the man, who was contacted last year after police found his name on a 1990 list of boys linked to the Shoebury ring.

The man’s allegations are corroborated on many key details by a stack of paperwork from a 1989/90 investigation into the ring, the contents of which have never been placed in the public domain.

During his interviews, the man told officers that one of the Shoebury ringleaders often referred to a mystery man called ’Lennie Smith’.

Unbeknownst to the witness, Smith was one of the paedophile gang known as the Dirty Dozen, whose members raped and killed three children – Jason Swift, Mark Tildesley and Barry Lewis.

Smith was linked to all three killings but never prosecuted because in each case all the witnesses against him were fellow paedophiles, deemed unreliable by the CPS.

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SECRET FILES REVEALED: Children abused by Southend paedophile ring were transported to Basildon, Havering and Tower Hamlets – and claimed their abusers included police officers

CHILDREN abused by a Southend paedophile ring in the 1980s were also transported to addresses in Basildon, Havering and Tower Hamlets, according to documents seen by the Yellow Advertiser.

The papers detail evidence given to an investigator by a whistleblowing ex-social worker in 2000.

The whistleblower claimed children’s services in Southend had been ’in chaos’ when the ring was investigated and professionals struggled to get authorities to take the allegations seriously.

Several local charities tasked with providing therapy to the boys abused by the ring started receiving disclosures about men who had abused them, the documents said.

The charities pooled resources to ’collate information on paedophiles, given by the children to those working directly with them’.

Soon, the files said, ’information was coming out about people working in the statutory agencies’ – including social workers and police officers.

But the authorities did not support the charities and failed to follow up on their information, the source claimed.

The whistleblower told the investigator they then received ’threats’ – although they did not say where from – ’that if [their charity] did not shut up about child sex abuse, its grant would be removed’.

The claims are contained in correspondence and minutes documenting the whistleblower’s evidence to Helen Kenward, a child protection specialist hired by Essex Council in the late 1990s to investigate historic abuse allegations linked to County Hall.

The claims are corroborated by contemporaneous documents, written by representatives of the charities involved and seen by the YA.

In March, Essex Council confirmed the existence of the ’Kenward Report’ after the YA learned it had been shared with police investigating the 1980s ’Shoebury Sex Ring’.

Two men were prosecuted and described in court as the ’leaders’ of the Shoebury ring in 1990, but in recent years a YA campaign has forced police to reopen the case, after whistleblowers questioned why none of the other alleged abusers identified by the victims were brought to justice.

Documents reveal the Shoebury whistleblower told Kenward they had formed the opinion that children’s services in Southend were ’in chaos’.

The informant was a former Essex Council social worker but at the time of the Shoebury investigation, in 1989, worked for a charity commissioned by the council to counsel child victims.

A record of their evidence to Kenward stated: “The social workers were demoralised and there were staff employed in Southend who otherwise would probably not have got a job in other areas, due to the difficulty in recruiting staff. There was a high level of anxiety about child sex abuse not being investigated.”

The source told Kenward that during the investigation, their charity received ’lots of’ phone calls with tip-offs about alleged abuse, some connected to the ring and others not.

Many of the calls came from schools and one came from a magistrate, who “alleged that her daughter had been sexually assaulted in the park by a police officer and other police officers had not investigated.”

Kenward’s source is amongst numerous former child protection workers who have spoken to Essex Police as part of its reinvestigation of the Shoebury ring.

Essex Council has refused to release the Kenward Report, claiming there is ’no public interest’ in doing so, and has also refused to answer basic questions about its contents.

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Was the Shoebury sex ring ‘covered up’? Secret documents detail ‘corruption, beatings, threats and missing evidence’.

In December 1989, the charities started meeting to share intelligence gathered from the children. They were assigned a liaison police officer to pass all information on to.

Immediately, the charities realised the ring was far bigger than just King and Tanner. There had been an early indication of this when police raided King’s flat and found a book full of names and addresses in London, with references to ‘tykes’.

A boy had identified three Southend addresses where he was taken by King. He said he was also taken to East London, where he was drugged and sexually abused for a ‘porn video’.

The Children’s Society met with Shoebury county councillor David Cotgrove. According to minutes the YA has seen of that meeting, Cllr Cotgrove said the ring was ‘not new’ and there were ‘high up people involved’.

By January 1990, the group had been told of possible links to Canvey, Thurrock, Havering and Basildon. More boys now reported being drugged and photographed. Care homes were also named.

But children’s home staff weren’t the only state employees implicated.

Boys also named a police officer who frequented King’s flat, as well as a neighbouring flat occupied by a vulnerable drug addict, where men were known to sleep with underage girls. Allegations against him were listed in minutes as, ‘photographs, girls, drugs, blackmail’.

A boy told the charities the officer would, “target families, manufacture charges against any person, go round the house and have sex with the mums.”

The boy reported walking in on the officer having sex with a school friend’s mother.

One of the 14 victims confided in the charity workers that a friend of his had started ‘digging about’ regarding the ring and was ‘warned off by two CID’, who told him he was ‘out of his league’ and gave him a black eye.

By February, the group was receiving tip-offs from other Essex child protection workers who had heard of their work. Some made allegations about impropriety linked to Social Services.

The group continued to feed their intelligence to their liaison officer, but then he was suddenly replaced without any warning or explanation. His replacement, a whistleblower testified in 2000, “was always drunk.”

In March 1990, relations between the police and the charity workers soured dramatically.

On March 6, two of the workers bumped into their liaison officer and his colleague in the Cricketers pub, Southend.

“By the way,” the officer said, a bit worse for wear, “I’ve been asked by my boss to do a hatchet job on you lot.”

The incident was detailed in a memo sent to one of the charity’s head offices days later, which said the officer had then described one worker’s vehicle and day to day movements in meticulous detail, implying they were under surveillance.

Later that week, the charities were interrogated by Social Services as to why they kept meeting up. The Children’s Society was told Social Services would no longer be using the report it had commissioned from the charity and would write its own instead.

The group, feeling ‘attacked’ and ‘under pressure’, sent a joint memo to their head offices, saying they had received sensitive information they no longer trusted police to investigate. They became ‘worried’ about being ‘fitted up’.

A meeting was held in early April between the workers and the NSPCC’s legal department. Aided by a lawyer, they drew up a report listing ‘known facts’ and the authorities’ response.

It said police were told of boys willing to give information about paedophile activity in a Shoebury hotel and at addresses in Havering, Stratford and Southend – but had ‘shown no interest’ in speaking to them. ‘No perceivable action’ had been taken over detailed allegations against police or Social Services staff either.

The diary full of London addresses, seized from King’s flat, went ‘missing’ from police custody. In April, King and Tanner struck a plea bargain. Having initially faced charges with a maximum penalty of life in prison, they were sentenced to four and three years, respectively. The judge, incredibly, accepted the paedophiles’ argument that the boys – as young as 10 – had been the true instigators of the sexual activity.

In May 1990, the charities were told ‘no action’ would be taken over the officer named by the boys. Multi-agency meetings to discuss after-care for the victims continued into 1991, but nobody else was ever prosecuted for their abuse.

In 2016, hundreds of pages of original documents detailing the above events were handed to police. In 2017, the force said its review found ‘no evidence of any corruption’.

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Essex Council refuses to publish report into historic sex abuse allegations against child protection workers

22 March 2018

ESSEX Council has refused to release a report into allegations that some of its former child protection workers sexually abused children in their care.

County Hall confirmed that the document – known as the ’Kenward Report’ – existed, but refused to let the Yellow Advertiser see a copy, saying there was ’no public interest in disclosing the information’.

The YA requested the report under the Freedom of Information Act after learning it had been shown to detectives running Operation SANDS – a reinvestigation of an almost 30-year-old ’child sex ring’ case in Shoeburyness.

In the year 2000, Essex Council contracted independent child protection expert Helen Kenward to investigate historic allegations of abuse within its children’s departments.

Mrs Kenward is also known for her investigation into alleged child abuse in the ’Children’s Homes in Lambeth Enquiry’ (CHILE) in 2003, and her investigation into the death of two-year-old Ainlee Labonte for the Newham Area Child Protection Committee in 2002.

The YA has seen some correspondence connected to the Kenward Report, from the year 2000, which stated that Essex Council had conducted more than 20 investigations into allegations of abuse by Social Services staff in the the last ’few years’.

The correspondence showed one whistleblowing former Essex Council employee, who was interviewed for the Kenward Report, reported concerns and allegations about 18 different child protection professionals, including social workers and police officers.

Essex Police was tipped off that the report existed by whistleblowers, whose work with the YA sparked Operation SANDS two years ago.

The whistleblowers – all former child protection workers – came forward in 2015, after the YA uncovered and reported on secretive compensation payments authorised by Essex Council for ’alleged abuse’ in its children’s departments in the 1970s and 1990s.

They approached the YA to detail ’grave concerns’ about how abuse cases in Essex had been handled by the authorities during the 1980s and 1990s.

In particular, each had concerns about the way in which several agencies had dealt with a paedophile ring, which abused ’dozens’ of children in and around Shoeburyness.

Two men were prosecuted and jailed but documents from the time showed many of the children had reported being abused by more perpetrators, who appeared not to have been pursued.

Police only used a handful of boys’ evidence as ’specimen cases’ in the two men’s prosecution. As other complainants were not involved in the criminal case, the whistleblowers said, Social Services did not recognise them as victims. As a result, they were not case-conferenced and given the appropriate support.

Contemporaneous documents showed several of the children went on to self-harm, attempt suicide, fall into drug addiction, become child prostitutes or even abuse children themselves.

Whistleblowers added that some had since been jailed for serious criminal offences whilst others had died from suicides and drug overdoses.

In late 2015, the YA introduced the whistleblowers to then Essex Police Commissioner Nick Alston, who found them ’eminently credible’ and introduced them to Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh.

In March 2016, as a direct result of the YA’s work, Essex Police announced Operation SANDS.

Last October the YA revealed that despite whistleblowers supplying Essex Police with contemporaneous paperwork detailing alleged police corruption, and despite three new victims coming forward, the force had decided to close the investigation down.

But the YA rescued the case at the last minute by supplying detectives with a dossier of new evidence.

Operation SANDS remains ongoing as police investigate information provided by a fourth victim, who came forward late last year with specific, detailed allegations about a number of men and women in Southend, Castle Point, Basildon and other areas.

The man was known to investigative agencies at the time of the original investigation, in 1990, as a suspected victim – but was not interviewed by police and did not form part of the prosecution case.

As part of Operation SANDS, Essex Police has been allowed to view the ’Kenward Report’, but for now it remains off-limits to Essex taxpayers.

Essex Council has refused to release it, claiming it would ’prejudice the effective conduct of public affairs’ by dissuading people from contributing to future investigations.

It also claimed that the report contained personal data and information which had been provided in confidence.

It described the YA’s request to see the report as ’vexatious’, claiming it would take ’many hundreds of hours’ to redact or remove all the personal or confidential information.

The YA has submitted a new Freedom of Information request seeking some statistical data from the report, making clear that it does not wish to receive any personal or confidential information.

The council is required by law to answer within 20 working days.

Previously:

THE YELLOW Advertiser has been instrumental in reopening a historic child sex abuse inquiry for a second time, by delivering a dossier of fresh evidence to Essex Police.

Detectives called the YA to police headquarters in Chelmsford last week, to announced the end of Operation SANDS.

But when it arrived for the briefing, the YA handed over a document containing detailed allegations about more than 10 men and women based in and around Southend in the 1980s.

The detailed allegations were made by a man who said he was abused over a years-long period as a teenager. It was compiled and handed to police with his consent. In it, he named multiple childhood friends he believed were also victims.

Expert child protection officer Detective Superintendent Tracey Harman confirmed the man was known to police as a suspected victim and said his information would be followed up.

The force has since confirmed that it is pursuing ’multiple new main lines of inquiry’ based on the document.

Essex Police announced in spring 2016 that it was reviewing an almost 30-year-old investigation into child abuse in and around Shoeburyness.

Dubbed Operation SANDS, the review was launched in direct response to an 18-month YA investigation.

The investigation began in late 2014, with the YA raising questions over 10 secret compensation payments authorised by Essex Council for ’alleged abuse’ in the 1970s and 1990s.

It resulted in four whistleblowers – all child protection workers in the Southend area during the 1980s and 1990s – raising concerns with the YA over a ’sex ring’ they felt had not been properly investigated.

Two men were convicted of child sex charges, relating to six victims, after the original Essex Police investigation in 1990.

But the whistleblowers said they knew other men had abused the same children, and possibly dozens more, yet appeared not to have been pursued.

Nick Alston, then the county’s police commissioner, described the whistleblowers as ’eminently credible’. He and Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh ordered the creation of Operation SANDS.

Det Supt Harman said the review found a number of files connected to the original investigation had been destroyed, in line with the force’s retention policy.

In the records which did remain, some victims did make reference to other men, said Det Supt Harman, but they did not identify them in enough detail for police to trace them.

But the complainant who spoke with the YA said he had named several other abusers, by either their full names or their first names and places of work, to police at the time. He named them again in the document handed to Det Supt Harman by the YA last week.

Det Supt Harman said three fresh complainants had come forward after Operation SANDS was announced, each making allegations about one man, now in his 80s, who was arrested and interviewed.

She said: “However, based on all the information gathered and witnesses spoken to, there was insufficient evidence to charge in this instance. If anyone has further evidence in connection with this or any other investigation, I need them to come forward to us.”

Det Supt Harman said that in addition to prompting complainants to come forward to Operation SANDS, the YA’s reporting on historic allegations had emboldened victims to come forward in other, unrelated cases.

Anyone with information about abuse in and around Shoeburyness in the 1980s and 1990s was asked to call Essex Police on 101. The officer leading Operation SANDS is DC Laura Williams.

http://www.yellowad.co.uk/article.cfm?id=128447

previously:

I worked as a senior social worker in the child protection team in Chelmsford Essex in the late 1990s. This does not surprise me in the slightest. I was suspended and disciplined when I started to uncover a group of paedophiles in Southminster near Southend. I cannot prove this but I am convinced that powerful people were involved including senior people at Essex County council and social services.

https://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/24/shoebury-paedophile-scandal-fourth-whistleblower-comes-forward/

Shoebury ‘paedophile ring’ failures must be independently investigated, says outgoing Essex Police commissioner

May 2016

Essex Police is currently reviewing officers’ conduct in a child abuse investigation in Shoeburyness in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Mr Alston and Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh announced in March that the force was reviewing an investigation which resulted in the conviction and imprisonment of two paedophiles in 1990, for abusing adolescent boys in Shoeburyness.

The review was launched after three whistleblowers claimed victims had reported abuse by far more than just two men, but nobody else appeared to have been pursued.

They also claimed some victims were never interviewed by police and most who were still never received appropriate after-care such as counselling. Some have since reportedly committed suicide, died of drug overdoses, been sent to prison and, in one case, gone on to abuse children.

A fourth whistleblower, tracked down by the YA and now cooperating with the review, echoed the original claims.

Two of the whistleblowers, who worked at a Southend young offenders charity and received abuse disclosures from boys on their books, said they feared cops had failed to take the allegations seriously because they took a dim view of the complainants.

Mr Alston described the allegations as ‘chilling’, telling the YA: “It’s an overwhelmingly credible scenario. The circumstantial evidence is apparently strong.”

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In 1990 two local charities – the Rainer Foundation and the Children’s Society – published a report based on assessments of 25 young boys known to have visited the flat of convicted paedophile Dennis King in Shoebury, Essex. Of those 25 boys referred to in the charity report, only a handful were interviewed by Essex Police.

The report suggested, however, that there could be up to 80 victims aged as young as 11 years old.

Of those boys interviewed by the police only two went to court, were formally case conferenced, and received appropriate after-care.

Only two men were convicted, Brian Tanner, then 57, was sentenced to 3 years and Denis King who received 4 years unimprisonment.

Dennis King, 55 years old at the time of his 1990 conviction, had been convicted for sexual offences against boys at least twice before 1990 and has been convicted at least twice subsequent to the 1990 Shoebury conviction – More details HERE

Many of those that have disclosed are clear that more men were involved in the child abuse than just Dennis King and Brian Tanner.

Since then, multiple boys who disclosed abuse to the local charities have died of drug overdoses, committed suicide, or gone to prison.

 

Thursday, 14 April 2016 By Charles Thomson in Crime
Brian Tanner, left, and Dennis King, right, outside Chelmsford Crown Court in April 1990. Picture: Anglia Press Agency. A MAN convicted of abusing boys as part of a Shoebury ’sex ring’ in the late 1980s had several prior convictions, the Yellow Advertiser can reveal.
Dennis King, then aged 55 and living in Cunningham Close, Shoebury, received a four-year jail term in 1990 after admitting four counts of gross indecency and three counts of attempted buggery.
He was convicted with Brian Tanner, then 57 and living in Beedell Avenue, Westcliff, who got three years for three counts of gross indecency and three counts of attempted buggery.
Tanner has since died and King no longer lives in Essex.
Both men were jailed for their part in what Essex Council described in official papers as a ’sex ring’ targeting ’adolescent boys’.
Essex Police last month announced a review of its investigation into the King and Tanner case, after three whistleblowers alleged a catalogue of failings.
A fourth whistleblower, tracked down by the YA, has now agreed to cooperate with the review.
The YA has now obtained court records showing King was jailed for seven years in 1966 for sexually abusing two boys he met in a public toilet on Southend seafront.
An appeal document states: “According to their evidence, they were hanging around a public lavatory on the front and they got into a conversation with the appellant, who asked them if they wanted to play about with him and offered them 10 shillings each.
“According to them, he took each one of them in turn into a cubicle inside the lavatory where certain of these offences were committed.
“According to them, an arrangement was then made for the appellant to meet them at the same place at about 10.30 that evening and go back to his flat.
“They did meet that evening. The appellant took them back to his flat. One of them slept on the floor and one of them in the bed with him, and it was there that the other offences were committed.”
King denied the allegations but was convicted of two counts of attempting to procure acts of gross indecency, three counts of indecent assault and one count of attempted buggery.
The appeal record shows that before his 1966 trial, King already had several prior convictions for child sex offences.
The record states: “This appellant of 31 has already been sent to prison for six months for attempting to procure gross indecency with a youth of 15, and two offences were then taken into consideration, one of which was with a boy of nine.
“He has been fined for importuning immoral purposes and finally, in September 1964, he was given 12 months imprisonment for attempting to procure gross indecency.”

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This former charity boss whistleblower explains how one of the young boys turned to recruiting for the gang so that he wouldn’t keep getting abused himself.

EXCLUSIVE: Former charity boss recalls ‘shock’ of uncovering Shoebury ‘paedophile ring’

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 By Charles Thomson in Crime
Chris Hickey A FORMER charity boss has spoken about how he learned a ‘paedophile ring’ was operating in Shoebury in the late 1980s.
Chris Hickey – former manager of the Rainer Foundation, a young offenders’ charity in Weston Road, Southend – is the fourth whistleblower to voice concerns over Essex Police’s investigation into the abuse of dozens of boys.
Mr Hickey, now a HR consultant, is believed to have received the first abuse disclosure from one of the victims.
He said: “The first time I had any real sense that something really strange was going on, I was working with this young lad. He slowly started to burn himself with a cigarette, rather than tell me what was going on.”
Mr Hickey was tracked down by the Yellow Advertiser and is now cooperating with an Essex Police review, announced last month, into whether the case was properly investigated.
Two men were jailed in 1990 but whistleblowers say the victims reported abuse by more paedophiles who were not prosecuted. They also claim police failed to interview multiple victims and that most of those who were interviewed never received appropriate after-care.
Mr Hickey co-authored a 1990 report criticising the ‘patchy’ response by local agencies, which said victims had already suffered problems including self-harming, displaying ‘abusive behaviour’ towards younger children and ‘graduating into the local rent boy scene’.
Recounting the moment the first boy – a ‘cheeky chappy’ and ‘prolific car thief’ – disclosed his abuse, Mr Hickey said: “It was late afternoon. He was getting less and less responsive. The silences were getting longer and longer. I knew I just had to sit there.
“The room was going dark and I wouldn’t even get up to turn the light on because I knew if I moved the spell would be broken – and if he was going to say something, he was going to say it now.
“I’d been working with him for well over a year and I knew there was something going on. I waited and waited and I watched him burn himself with a cigarette – and then he told me.”
Mr Hickey said the disclosure left him ‘shellshocked’. In the coming weeks the boy revealed he had become a ‘recruiter’ for the paedophiles to stop his own abuse. Soon afterwards, more boys began coming forward to local charities, including 12 to 15 who disclosed to Rainer.
Mr Hickey said: “It was terrible when you realised what had happened. We had no idea this was going on and then it all unfolded before our eyes. It is an experience seared into my memory.”

Jonathan Aitken was a director of NACRO along with Monday Club members Peter Bottomley and Sir Charles Irving. Both also appeared on the list of Elm Guest House patrons.

The Bottomleys (Virginia and Peter Bottomley) and Sir Charles Irving shared a mutual friend: Clive Froggatt, the man at the centre of Thatcher’s NHS privatisation. Froggatt had big problems: an addiction to cocaine. On arrest, he claimed the drugs seized were for Charles Irving.

Indeed, NACRO’s directors reveal many interesting associations, including Lord Carlile, the go-to man to protect the Establishment against abuse claims, Lord Peerages-for-Sex Lester and Paul Chapple Whitehouse, founder of Starehe.

But let’s return to Inglewood, where the gunman’s mother Dorothy Ryan worked: A World in Action documentary aptly entitled Jonathan of Arabia accused Aitken of pimping for Saudi friends at a health farm. Later, the Purdews acquired Inglewood from agents of a Saudi prince!

Aitken’s contacts to Saudi businessmen, particularly those in the arms trade and with strong links to the Saudi prince, are manifold. These include the Saudi arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi. Now where have I heard that name before?

Aitken’s Saudi affiliations were not just related to business; they were also of an amorous nature: DNA tests in 1999 revealed that Aitken’s daughter Petrina was the issue of a dalliance with Soraya Khashoggi, lowly-born Leicester lass and wife of Adnan.

 





Convicted Establishment Paedophile Jeffrey Epstein – His Little black book – Charlotte Fairbairn

 


Convicted Establishment Billionaire Paedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s Black Book – “The Holy Grail”

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^^Entry for Charlotte Faibairn – London

Would that be Charlotte Fai(r)bairn – the eldest daughter of the late Sir Nicholas Fairbairn – who was part of an elite paedophile ring?

Charlotte Fairbairn worked for the Oldies Publication
 
Richard Ingrams  was a director during her stint there.
 

Charlotte Fairbairn:

LinkedIn
Richard Ingrams’ directorships:
co-director with Auberon Waugh
 
and Ingrams is a co-director at several companies with Ian Hislop
Richard Ingrams – a co-founder and second editor of the British satirical magazine Private Eye, and founding editor of The Oldie magazine.
Ingrams’ The Oldie was the first publication to break the story of Savile’s history of child abuse.[10]
 

“I don’t think anyone’s really explained how he got away with it,” he says, noting that people have suggested that surely Private Eye, which Ingrams co-founded and edited until 1986,  knew something – “we didn’t”.

Ingrams says he never suppressed any Savile stories at Private Eye and believes the story may never have been told before because victims were too “scared” to expose him.

Ingrams says that although there was “a lot of tension” surrounding his decision to appoint Ian Hislop – because he didn’t consult anyone (Eye journalists weren’t “big buddies”) – people soon “fell into line” when he was appointed, realising it was a good idea.
Dr Sally:
Between 1966-69 Ronnie (Waterhouse) worked as a libel reader for ‘Private Eye’ after his friend and neighbour Alistair Sampson told Ronnie that the ‘Eye’, which was at the time owned by Peter Cook, could do with his services after a costly damages settlement.
Thus Ronnie (Waterhouse) got to know Richard Ingrams, Auberon Waugh, Paul Foot, Christopher Booker, John Morgan, Patrick Marnham, Willie Rushton and Barry Fantoni.
Whilst the ‘Eye’ employed Ronnie they received many libel writs, including a number from Lord Hailsham.
Auberon Waugh was delighted when in 1978 Ronnie became a High Court judge because Auberon felt that Lord Gnome would have a friend in the judiciary.
Richard Ingrams a co-director at Private Eye with IAN HISLOP

 
 
First Broadcast: 28th May 1999
Jimmy Savile says in this show, “I’m feared in every girls’ school in the country” and during the discussion about caravans, Ian Hislop asks Savile, “what do you do in your caravan?” Savile replies, “anyone that’ll let me..”
 
George) Carman took to hosting parties in the 1990s. He held a bash in the summer of 1993.
 
Guests included the Lord Chief Justice, Sue Lawley, Ian Hislop, Norman Lamont, Sir David English (Chair of Associated Newspapers, which was the major shareholder of Euromoney Publications, Dominic Carman’s employers).

http://www.drsallybaker.com/tag/ian-hislop/

In 1992, George Carman QC, had been retained by Savile’s lawyers

The son of George Carman QC recalls the powerful effect he had on newspaper groups and points out Savile retained Carman in 1992 in another matter, so that when Paul Connew of The Sunday Mirror wanted to publish a photo of Savile at Haut de la Garenne children’s home, Jersey, newspapers were aware of who they might be up against and what their odds of winning would be:
 
The Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust was formed under the patronage of Ingrams and the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie. In 2011 he announced he had converted to Roman Catholicism.
 
 
Richard Ingrams is a vice-president of Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust. 
The patron is Archbishop Justin Welby
Vice-presidents
Mr David Barham JP DL, The Rt Revd & Rt Hon Lord Carey of Clifton PC, Dr John Davis FBA, Frederick Forsyth CBE, The Rt Hon Lord Howard of Lympne CH PC QC, Richard Ingrams, The Rt Revd the Bishop of Dover, Shaun Leavey OBE, Charles Moore, Christopher Neave, Adam Nicolson FRSL, John Nightingale, Paul Smallwood, The Rt Revd Stephen Venner, Prof Sir John Vickers MA DPhil FBA, The Rt Revd & Rt Hon Lord Williams of Oystermouth PC, Sir Robert Worcester DL
Jilly Cooper – author who wrote about Elm Guest House:
One of my great heroes is Richard Ingrams, former editor of Private Eye and now editor of the wonderful Oldie magazine. I very seldom go to London these days but the Oldie lunch at Simpsons in the Strand is one of my highlights. I was thrilled last August to be asked to Richard’s 71st birthday where I sat between him and Terry Wogan. On this occasion I was delighted to meet Richard’s new wife Sarah, who is extremely pretty, fun, reassuring and has made Richard so happy.
 
 
Jilly Cooper thread

Born in 1937, Wilfred De’Ath’s outwardly conventional early life in suburban London was dominated by the overpowering puritanism and fanatical patriotism of his mother, the daughter of a German pastor. In the De’Ath household Hitler was idolised and every German victory heartily celebrated. On shopping expeditions with his mother during the Blitz, young Wilfred had to endure the spectacle of his mother giving Nazi salutes and shouting ‘Heil Hitler!’ to her friend and compatriot, Mrs Maybury.

This singular upbringing may account for De’Ath’s subsequent ill treatment of his own family and the abandonment of a charmed career in journalism which brought him much acclaim for his interviews with figures as diverse as Mick Jagger, Margaret Thatcher, John Lennon, PG Wodehouse and the Archbishop of Canterbury and as a ground-breaking radio and television producer (one of his discoveries was Kenny Everett). Instead he chose a life of vagrancy and petty crime totting up ten years behind bars in the process not to mention his lifelong twin obsessions with sex and religion.

A self-confessed voyeur who was recruited by MI5 to befriend a Russian spy at an orgy, De’Ath was a sexual predator whose victims included Susanna York, Sarah Miles, Julie Christie, Julia Foster and Charlotte Rampling. A godless but enthusiastic churchgoer, he made a career out of exposing the peccadilloes of Anglican clergymen in Private Eye, whose editor, his Oxford contemporary Richard Ingrams, later commissioned a long-running column in the Oldie retailing his experiences at the hands of plodding policemen, mad magistrates, crazy criminals and sadistic screws. In Uncommon Criminal an unrepentant sinner looks back at his deplorable but colourful life with a candour bordering on relish which will disgust and delight in equal measure.”

Charlotte Fairbairn was also campaign manager for Rory Stewart MP

Charlotte Fairbairn’s MP father, Nicholas Fairbairn – part of a paedophile ring.
Richard Ingrams is on the RAINS list.
While a student at Oxford, Stewart was a private tutor to Prince William and Prince Harry during the summer.[13]

Suggested links to MI6

Some have suggested that Stewart was an employee of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), during his time as a British Representative to Montenegro – allegedly being recruited to MI6 shortly after he graduated from Oxford University.[18][19] Stewart has said that his career progression and his father’s work for MI6 might “give the appearance” that he worked for MI6,[20] but says he did not work for MI6 while a diplomat.[19] Stewart has acknowledged that due to the Official Secrets Act, even if he had worked for MI6, he would not be able to admit if he had.[21]

In late 2005 he joined the Turquoise Mountain Foundation, a human development NGO established by Charles, Prince of Wales, and Hamid Karzai, in Afghanistan.[25]
 
He is a member of the Athenaeum Club and the Special Forces Club.[172]
 

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

 

She has cashed in on the family name, but doesn’t want to talk about her father and has dismissed claims made by a survivor of her father’s sexual abuse.


Charlotte Fairbairn may have grown up with her two younger sisters in Fordell Castle  haunted by a Green Lady, but the ghost of her “colourful”, “eccentric” father (she has remarked more than once that she would like to dig him up out of his grave so that she could murder him for being so infuriating) continues to spook the family.

http://www.scotsman.com/news/rider-on-the-storm-1-610711

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Now, here she is with a new book – her publishers believe she’s a major talent and are talking her up in terms of “another Angela Carter” and “the new Paulo Coelho” – and all anyone wants to talk about is her dead parent.

The tartan-sporting, Thatcher-adoring shade of Sir Nicholas, it seems, will never be laid to rest. “My family will be forever haunted by Papa and the past,” agrees Fairbairn. “Yet it is all in the past. It’s dead and buried and we should be allowed to move on.” Then she jumps up and says: “Anyway, let’s not talk about him,” as she darts into the kitchen to brew another pot of tea.

Of course we are here to talk about her latest book, but as we sip our tea she acknowledges that we probably wouldn’t be here but for her name. “Oh, God,” she says, burying her head in her hands, “do we have to talk about my family?”

She can hardly complain. She has, after all, chosen to keep her family name. Had she published a fable about the cataclysmic effect on a village of the arrival of a mysterious stranger as Charlotte Pople, we probably wouldn’t be sitting here talking about it, despite the fact that her publishers are selling it as “a fairytale for grown-ups” that will appeal to addicts of Chocolat.

http://www.scotsman.com/news/rider-on-the-storm-1-610711


In 2000, the daughter of a prominent Scottish lawyer, who was never publicly named, alleged Sir Nicholas had been part of a paedophile ring.

The claims were denied by his family.

My father (Robert Henderson) was feted by legal establishment, but was really a monster who let his powerful friends rape me

Susie Henderson claims she was raped at the age of four by Sir Nicholas Fairbairn, a senior Tory MP who was one of Margaret Thatcher's closest allies

Susie Henderson, 48, says she was raped by Sir Nicholas Fairbairn at age 4

Now, Miss Henderson, 48, has told the Mail that she was raped as a young child by Sir Nicholas – and that she also suffered years of sexual assaults by her late father, prominent Scottish QC Robert Henderson, who was a friend of the MP.

She said of Sir Nicholas: ‘I hated that man,’ adding: ‘More than I hated my father.

Sir Nicholas who died in 1995, first abused her at one of her father’s parties at his Edinburgh home

Duncan‏ @Duncan82669814

Good old Esther she didn’t have a clue about Fairbairn or Savile and Childline isn’t a front organisation, honestly it is all coincidence.

Childline’s Esther Rantzen’s former boyfriend – Sir Nicholas Fairbairn

Esther Rantzen, who founded the Childline telephone service for children suffering abuse, had an affair with the late Conservative MP and Solicitor General for Scotland Nicholas Fairbairn after they met at a BBC studio in 1966.

Father: Miss Henderson also claims she suffered years of sexual assaults by her late father, prominent Scottish QC Robert Henderson, who was a friend of the MP

Miss Henderson says she was abused by her late father, a prominent QC

Miss Henderson says: ‘With the Fettesgate (Magic Circle) scandal, my father had a list of all the prominent people involved and he used to just laugh. He would say, “If I go down, they’ll all go down with me.”

Henderson, by then retired but still a prominent member of the legal establishment, phoned his daughter and warned her not to continue making allegations.

‘He told me he could put me six feet under,’ says Miss Henderson, whose claims were investigated by the police. They interviewed both her and her mother, who supported her daughter’s claims.

At the time, she handed a number of key pieces of evidence to police. She asked for their return several times over the years but was always told they were in a ‘safe’ place.

Recently she was told that they had been ‘mislaid’.

‘I want answers for that,’ she says. ‘I want my stuff back. And I want it acknowledged that my father and Fairbairn did something very  evil.

Not just to me.

There are other children out there.

‘And these were people in power.

Fairbairn’s daughter Charlotte dismissed the claims.

Sir Nicholas’ eldest daughter Charlotte declined to comment on the latest allegations, stating: ‘There’s nothing I can say. He’s been dead for 20 years.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2724386/I-raped-aged-4-aide-Thatcher-Woman-claims-abused-senior-Conservative-MP-visited-notorious-guest-house-paedophile-Cyril-Smith.html


Fairbairn Family – International Contacts

12 Mar 1995

THE daughters of the late Sir Nicholas Fairbairn may become involved

in a legal wrangle over his estate with his second wife Sam — just

three weeks after his death.

Over the past few years, Lady Fairbairn has made Fordell pay for

itself. The roof was restored largely due to ”paying guests” from

America and Russia who would be given a tour of the keep followed by a

lavish lunch

The couple both adored the castle. Sir Nicholas once

wrote: ”For me, my castle is my home, but, more, it is the very

expression of my soul within and without.”

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12541710.Fairbairn_estate_may_be_disputed/

http://www.salon-london.com/content/Cultural_Moi/Week/culture-Charlotte-Fairbairn-15

http://gawker.com/here-is-pedophile-billionaire-jeffrey-epsteins-little-b-1681383992

Nicholas Fairbairn had a residence at Dolphin Square

705 Hawkins

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=B633AwAAQBAJ&pg=PA305&dq=%22nicholas+fairbairn%22+%22dolphin+square%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=cDKpVIe8Lcz0ULPtg6AL&ved=0CCkQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22nicholas%20fairbairn%22%20%22dolphin%20square%22&f=false

Michael Mates, 902 Hawkins House, Dolphin Square.

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=B633AwAAQBAJ&pg=PA305&dq=%22michael+mates%22+%22dolphin+square%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi98c3Ii4zMAhVEdT4KHcG3AZcQ6AEIKzAA#v=onepage&q=%22michael%20mates%22%20%22dolphin%20square%22&f=false

justme‏ @zante03

remains of young boy found 200 metres away from Michael Mates MP (pa of James Mates , journo) did police interview him

AshkenaziHistory‏ @TheAshkenazi

 

Michael Mates MP – Norther Ireland etc links but also to Nadir with links to Scallywag Magazine founder murder ^^

Scallywag Magazine was founded and edited by Simon Regan and Angus James, Simon’s half-brother.

Michael Mates MP > Northern Ireland > Nadir > Scallywag > Angus James Wilson – Vishal Mehrotra body

 

James Mates of ITV news is son of Michael Mates ex MP Magazine

 

both Michael Mates ex MP and his son James Mates have been interviewed by police – right?

justme‏ @zante03

no mention of it anywhere. weird, cos the house is quite isolated so surely they should have been?

you would think the cops would speak to the nearest property to where remains of a young boy had been found….

AshkenaziHistory‏ @TheAshkenazi

Indeed isolated ….yet close to Mates

Vishal Mehrotra disappeared in London his body found at “the back door” of Michael Mates MP home in rural Harting, West Sussex –

his body is found at “the back door” of Michael Mates MP home in rural Harting, West Sussex

What became of Nicholas Fairburn, neighbour to Michael Mates MP in Dolphin Square?

Justme:

Nick fairbairn the former LOVER of Esther Rantzen you mean?

Nick Fairbairn lover of Childline founder Esther Rantzen and neighbour to Michael Mates

Revealed: The Full horrifying truth about Sir Nicholas Fairbairn – the other paedophile at Margaret Thatcher’s side

  • Nicholas Fairbairn has been linked to fellow paedophile MP Cyril Smith 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2732234/Revealed-The-Full-horrifying-truth-Sir-Nicholas-Fairbairn-paedophile-Margaret-Thatcher-s-side.html

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

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

Vicount Ian Kerr CGC‏ @IanKerr
Heath’s paedo ring linked to New Forest. Fairbairn >>Esther Ratznest (Rantzen) has New Forest cottage….near Bramshaw.
AshkenaziHistory‏ @TheAshkenazi:

this is not rocket science.

You need to move faster before more VIP paedos die, or is that the intention?

 

 Its endless, isn’t it? If police and can’t join the dots and make arrests its because they do not want too.

 
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at a reception thanking supporters of Childline with Esther Rantzen, Frank Bruno, and Sir David Frost…
 

Vishal Mehrotra (above) is believed to have been murdered by the VIP child abuse ring that contained top UK politicians and top people in the UK military and security services.

Father claims Scotland Yard covered up son’s murder by Westminster paedophiles

The father of murdered eight-year-old Vishal Mehrotra says police ignored a tip-off that the boy may have been abducted by a VIP paedophile ring

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11239535/Father-claims-Scotland-Yard-covered-up-sons-murder-by-Westminster-paedophiles.html

Vishal’s body was found 200 metres away from the home of the top UK politician Michael Mates.

 

Michael Mates

“Vishal’s body was found on the edge of Durford Abbey Farm, less than 3 miles from Harting.

“Peter Morrison (‘child abuser’) had taken a boy from Harting and assaulted him at Elm Guest House (boy brothel) in Barnes, SW London.

“Michael Mates (MP for Petersfield) lived at Durford Mill as well as Dolphin Square (site of boy brothel) next to Nicholas Fairbairn (‘child abuser’).”

http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2016/02/vishal-mehrotra-michael-mates-asil-nadir.html

my sweet landlord

Michael Mates did a pretty good job of putting the brakes on the 1990 Colin Wallace investigation.


http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/11973842.Tory_brakes_on_Wallace_investigation/

The Guardian

michael-mates-was-patrick-rocks-campaign-manager

Michael Mates was convicted paedophile Partick Rock’s campaign manager

London, Greater London, England

Friday, May 25, 1984 – 15
Mates who sat on the Intelligence and Security Committee that oversees MI5 and MI6.

Brian P Willmot‏ @BrianWillmot

If you are in Public Office or of Blue blood, the CSA/SRA cover-up is a well practised process overseen by the Intelligence Services . . .



Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo
Had he been attractive to voters, Patrick Rock could have become constituency neighbour to Bugger (Peter) Morrison in Chester. What a pair!

Had he won, this would have made him constituency neighbour to Peter Morrison, the Puddington Paedophile.

 
Peter Morrison, Tory MP for Chester with the Thatchers and Leon Brittan

Sep 2012

Mates set to make over £100,000 from Dolphin Square windfall

https://www.channel4.com/news/by/michael-crick/blogs/mates-set-to-make-over-100000-from-dolphin-square-windfall

my sweetlandlord

Nicholas Fairbairn had affair with Charles Morrison’s secretary.

(Charles’ brother was Peter Morrison linked to Bryn Estyn children’s home abuse )

Nicholas Fairbairn and Michael Mates visit Rhodesia together.

Nicholas Fairbairn had affair with Charles Morrison’s secretary. It got messy, and Michael Mates helped clean up

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2507&dat=19811229&id=eMBAAAAAIBAJ&sjid=1qUMAAAAIBAJ&pg=5773,4467146

http://m.theargus.co.uk/news/national/11614236._Cover_up__fear_over_boy_s_murder/

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Misc

David Cameron’s father and senior Tory figures named in ‘Panama Papers’ leak

The long-serving former MP Michael Mates, who was Northern Ireland minister under John Major in 1992/3, was also named as a client. The ICIJ said a company Mr Mates chaired, Haylandale Limited, was created in the Bahamas and registered with Mossack Fonseca.

https://searchbonus.eu/ind-david-camerons-father-and-senior-tory-figures-named-in-panama-papers-leak/

A former Defence Minister and spy watchdog is recreating the comic songs of Flanders & Swann to raise money for orphaned children.

Michael Mates will perform classics like Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud and The Gasman Cometh in aid of Hope & Homes For Children next week.

The charity was founded by the former British commander in Bosnia, Col Mark Cook, after he found a cellar full of starving children in war-torn Sarajevo.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/former-defence-minister-performs-flanders-swann-for-charity-6533755.html

Hope and Homes for Children charity

Mark Cook founded the charity[28] and was awarded several honours including an OBE and a Heart of Gold award from Esther Rantzen; Caroline Cook was also appointed an OBE.[29] Martin Bell OBE was with Mark Cook when he founded the organisation;[28][30]

In 2010 former Defence Minister The Rt. Hon. Michael Mates with William Godfree performed Flanders and Swann songs in aid of the charity.[32

Other patrons include Kristin Scott Thomas OBE,[38] The Rt. Hon. The Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon GCMG KBE PC, Martin Bell OBE, Arpad Busson, The Rt. Hon. The Lord Carrington KG, General The Rt Hon The Lord Dannatt KCB, CBE, MC, David Furnish, The Lady Jopling, Gordon McInally, H E Rt. Hon Donald C McKinnon, Mrs Lily Safra, The Rt Hon The Lord Selkirk of Douglas PC QC, Princess Marina Sturdza, Sam Taylor-Wood OBE, James Whiting, Claire Wright, Kate Adie OBE and Matt Bell.[39]

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

Kevin Spacey apologizes for alleged sex assault with a minor

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/30/entertainment/kevin-spacey-allegations-anthony-rapp/index.html

Vicount Ian Kerr CGC‏ @IanKerr

 

Is that BBC DJ Fearne Cotton in the background ? Part of the BBC Billy Cotton dynasty ? Ex ‘girlfriend’ to the pop music paedophile Ian Watkins, currently serving 33 years ? Tut tut.

Image result for fearne cotton and ian watkins

Fearne Cotton – ex-boyfriend Ian Watkins pleads guilty to attempted rape on a baby

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2516831/Fearne-Cotton-seen-looking-subdued-ex-Ian-Watkins-pleads-guilty-attempted-baby-rape.html

Fearne Cotton Presents Her Collection

Fearne Cotton presents her AW14 Fashion Collection For Very.co.uk at The Groucho Club on July 30, 2014 in London, England.

Bono once serenaded Bill Clinton with a version of “Happy Christmas, Mr President” and Madonna hired the entire venue for private party.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/26/revolt-groucho-members-claim-clubs-feng-shui-ruined-renovation/

Fearne Cotton’s great-uncle –

Bill Cotton Jr – close to paedophile Jimmy Savile

Call for an inquiry into the cover-up of child abuse on the Groucho Club’s members forum

The Groucho club’s management has refused to issue a full and transparent account of the child abuse network, the rapes and the sexual haressment and assult of an employee.

Many of the celebrities now facing allegations, arrested or convicted in the past few years for sexual depravity such as the infant rapist, Ian Watkins, Weinstein, Spacey, Glitter, Saville, Harris, Hall, Max Clifford and others have frequented the Groucho Club. Harvey Weinstein is a lifetime member and was invited to write a chapter in a book about the Groucho Club where he talks about his membership.

link

 

Jeffrey Epstein: the billionaire paedophile with links to Bill Clinton, Kevin Spacey, Robert Maxwell – and Prince Andrew

Many A-list celebrities broke off links with the businessman after he was conviction of having sex with an underage girl

Epstein reportedly flew Tucker and Spacey to Africa on his private jet as part of a charitable endeavour.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/who-is-jeffrey-epstein-a-study-of-the-man-linked-to-worlds-of-celebrity-politics-and-royalty-9954397.html


 

Parliament Lied to the Daily Mail to Cover Up Barclays’ Role in Pedogate while Judiciary Chief Paul Kernaghan investigated for his role in Ted Heath’s paedophile ring.

  • Jes Staley appointed CEO of Barclays in 2015
  • Staley was lobbied into his position by elite paedophile pimp Jeffrey Epstein.
  • UK’s Treasury Select Committee told the Daily Mail it would quiz Staley.
  • Parliament’s response to FOIA confirms Staley’s appointment was never challenged.
  • Staley threatened to have gold rigging lawsuit quashed against his bank.
  • Police files show Judicial Internal Affairs boss Paul Kernaghan, tasked with investigating corrupt judges involved in Barclays gold rigging cover up, was a named suspect in RAINS list, that identified Ted Heath’s and Cyril Smith’s paedophilia five years before it became mainstream news.
  • Former Lord Chief Justice, Baron Thomas, and former Lord Chancellor Elizabeth Truss MP, covered up a judicial paedophilia normalization programme, and allowed Kernaghan to keep his post while he was under investigation for his role in child abuse rings.
  • The current Lord Chief Justice, Sir Ian Burnett, appears to have nullified the gold rigging lawsuit within 24 hours of Baron Thomas being notified of Deutsche Bank’s involvement in its £65 billion money laundering operation.
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Above left, Staley and wife. Above right, Epstein and Prince Andrew.

Readers of the SGT Report or The International Reporter may be aware of an article they kindly published for me in the Summer in which I reviewed some of Epstein’s links into the British banking system.

Of particular and personal interest to me is one Jes Staley, current CEO of Barclays, who threatened to have my lawsuit against his bank struck out of court. His bank appears to be incriminated by Deutsche Bank in a parallel lawsuit in New York.

The Daily Mail had published an article concerning Staley’s appointment, for it appears that the top position was gifted to him by his friend, the infamous paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein was reported to have threatened the nation of Great Britain should the establishment have hired someone else.

Now while the Treasury Select Committee in that article told the Daily Mail and its readers it would grille Staley on these very serious allegations, a response to a Freedom of Information Act request told another story:

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Mark Garnier MP and John Mann MP were both explicitly named in the Daily Mail article. I had written a letter to them shortly after the FOIA response came back (on the 26th July 2017) to ask why there was an apparent contradiction. Neither MP responded. Jeremy Lefroy, my constituency MP, said he would ask the head of the Treasury Select Committee for an explanation. Mr Lefroy is almost singular – a politician who provided the UK courts a letter of recommendation, advocating summary judgement against Deutsche Bank for gold manipulation. Precious metal rigging is up there with #pizzagate when it comes to discussion in mainstream politician venues. In the event that some ‘honest’ explanation is found, it will be published in a follow-up article.

As a side note, Staley is an executive of the Robin Hood Foundation, from which disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein resigned on the 10th of October 2017. Weinstein seems to be a sadistic sexual predator and is involved with the Clintons, the Democrats and Jeffrey Epstein – just like Jes Staley.

Diana Jenkins, the ex-wife of former Barclays executive Roger Jenkins (not to be confused with Barclays’ Anthony Jenkins) was recently alleged to have been running an elite paedophile ring in Hollywood circles. Diana Jenkins is involved with the Clintons, the Qataris and Haiti, having funded Sean Penn’s ventures into that country. Roger Jenkins is currently in custody and facing a trial for corrupt deals with Qatar. Qatar fund ISIS, who are known to swap arms for gold – the price of which Barclays’ cabal friend – Deutsche Bank – is known to have suppressed.

The FOIA implies Parliament’s Treasury Select Committee told an outright lie to the Daily

Mail and its readership suggesting the Westminster paedophile ring has agents therein. One may think that the Financial Markets and Services Group – another Parliamentary Quango – would be interested in a banker appointed at the decree of a convicted paedophile pimp Jeffrey Epstein. None of its members would reply to an email to them on these matters written in August of this year. Interestingly the father of a prominent member of that group is on the RAINS list, along with Ted Heath, Cyril Smith, Michael Winner, Paul Kernaghan and many others.

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The RAINS List (Ritual Abuse Information Network and Support)

As a result of naming and shaming particularly insidious characters in the executive of the UK Judiciary, I have been contacted by people involved with their own battles against corruption against the very same people. Some of these are in the police and intelligence services, and they were kind enough to supply me with an internal memo, otherwise known as the RAINS list. Up to now it has been top secret and even Chief Constable Mike Veale was not disclosed a copy when he was investigating allegations of child rape against former Prime Minister Ted Heath. Mike Veale concluded that a number of independent allegations against Heath from the 1960s were entirely valid. Veale had been pressurized by many MPs to whitewash the investigation, some of whom have friends and colleagues named in the RAINS list. One famous Daily Mail columnist who railed against Veale earlier this month is also on the list.

The document was compiled between 2005 and 2007 – way before the allegations against Ted Heath and Cyril Smith caught the mainstream attention. It also named Michael Winner, the deceased executive from the same mould as Harvey Weinstein. It alleges a child abuse cult. Ted Heath was accused in it of wearing a set of fake claws when he molested his victims, which is the appendage of a sadists’ sexual fantasy. The fact that individuals named on that list have been determined to be guilty for the type of allegations made elsewhere gives very great credibility to its source. Not all of the names are suspects, some are informants, so it would be irresponsible to release the entire document.

The important message is that the RAINS list alleges a paedophile ring, not just names of

people under investigation, and that Cyril Smith and Ted Heath were part of the same ring. There are a number of MPs still living on that list, and some still serve in the House of Lords so its release is greatly feared by those culprits that know of its existence. In the case that I am suicided, arrested, dispossessed or my reputation ruined, the full list will go public. But I will expose one name here – perhaps the most serious entry on the list, for he is Paul Kernaghan, Judicial Appointment and Conduct Ombudsman – the man who judges the judges in the UK.

He was a former police chief, who retired early and given new life in the judiciary. He has been alleged to have covered-up paedophile rings while he served as police chief from several independent sources, and these have led to an ongoing investigation. His entry in the RAINS list claims he was involved in a Satanic Freemason ritual. The allegation would have come from detectives in the paedophile ring so we can figure those rituals would involve the abuse of children.

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Kernaghan is known to me, because he let the former Lord Chief Justice, Baron Thomas, avoid recusal from office for violating the Data Protection Act. Thomas had refused to admit that his successor, Sir Ian Burnett, never had a transcript of hearing when Burnett dismissed over twenty allegations of misconduct against former Judge Simon Brown QC in my lawsuit against Deutsche Bank for gold rigging. In that lawsuit I alleged Deutsche Bank were involved in a Russian money laundering operation. Subsequently Deutsche Bank, RBS, Barclays and HSBC (all defendants in my lawsuit) are shown to be involved exactly as alleged to the tune of £65 billion. Email records show that Burnett closed the appeals 24 hours after my letter to Thomas arrived in his email folder.

Now it is unthinkable that Kernaghan could be under investigation not just for blocking a police investigation into paedophile rings, but under investigation for indulging in those vices himself as part of some perverted sub-cult of Freemasons, while the former Lord Chancellor Elizabeth Truss and the current Lord Chancellor David Lidington MP and the former Lord Chief Justice Baron Thomas and current Lord Chief Justice Sir Ian Burnett were never informed. They would have to know that Kernaghan was under investigation, and that he was named in the RAINS list. He was entirely unfit for office. At the very least he should have been suspended until the investigation was concluded.

Of course, if they did know, they would be in perfect position to blackmail Kernaghan, and Burnett would be sure to have kept his office and Thomas avoided disgrace for the cover up of the most serious financial frauds. Baron Thomas has personally put men in prison (Tom Hayes et al) for Libor rigging. For that matter, Julian Assange has spent more than half a decade holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy as a result of Thomas’ decrees. Wikileaks has released documents that showed gold rigging fraud was established at the national level. Liabilities for gold rigging are estimated to

be more than an order of magnitude higher than those of Libor manipulation.

Judge Simon Brown QC, before his early ‘retirement’ appears to have done judicial favours for businessman Alan Jackson who is involved with Acorns – a charity for dying children. Such a charity is a perfect vehicle for some special kinds of activity is it not? One wonders whether Brown’s payment involved visits to those dying children, and whether Kernaghan ever met Brown or Jackson at a Freemason ceremony, and if so, what were kind of rituals went on? Brown was administrating a charity for a boys’ school from 2002-2005.

In my latest hearing Deutsche Bank still claim to be undertaking their gold trading audits, they claimed in Reuters – even after they released 75 audiotapes incriminating themselves in the New York lawsuit. They refused to hand over receipts and would neither confirm nor deny destroying them. Anshu Jain’s lawyers claimed he was entitled to received enhanced damages due to the attack I made on the reputation of judges. Judge David James Worster awarded them £15,000 on that basis. Presumably Jain intends to distribute the winnings to Kernaghan and Burnett. Worster invited me to appeal his ruling that deemed my allegations of Deutsche Bank’s gold rigging as ‘totally without merit.’ The appeal would involve Kernaghan and Burnett, executives of the judiciary. The Birmingham Courts have refused my request for a copy of the court recording. Not a single lawyer from the New York lawsuit would help me, not one answered an email. It is ironic then that they have complained that the US Department of Justice had refused to disclose materials that would help them with their lawsuit. What comes around goes around.

I remind the reader that Truss and Thomas ran a paedophile normalization programme that failed miserably and led to the abuse, rape and murder of children. Kernaghan never reproached either for that. Well he wouldn’t would he?

https://www.sgtreport.com/articles/2017/10/29/pedogate-uk-the-rains-list

Kevin Spacey in Jeffrey Epstein’s  Black Book

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-billionaire-pedophile-who-could-bring-down-donald-trump-and-hillary-clinton

Kevin Spacey was given a private tour of Buckingham Palace by Prince Andrew – and he even sat on the THRONE

The Duke of York personally escorted the actor into the heart of the Palace, including areas that are strictly off-limits to most visitors

12th November 2017

Senior royal sources claimed pictures of Spacey were taken inside the Queen’s hallowed throne room.

It is Buck House’s centrepiece, decked out with glittering chandeliers and silk wallpaper.

Last night sources close to the Duke said he had “no recollection” of Spacey being let inside.

Royal experts described the July party — whose guests included Andrew’s daughter Eugenie, 27 — as “tawdry”.

And it revived questions about the Duke’s choice of friendships with the rich and famous.

Both Spacey, 58, and Andrew were pals of paedophile US billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who was jailed for trying to hire a 14-year-old girl as a prostitute.

Andrew, 57, quit as a UK trade envoy in 2011 after the friendship was revealed.

A royal source said: “Buckingham Palace is not a theme park to be used for private tours, it’s the heart of the  monarchy.

“The Duke’s decision to invite Spacey for a personal guided visit was not ideal then.

“Against the backdrop of the current allegations against Spacey, it looks even worse.”

Spacey was artistic director of London’s Old Vic theatre from 2004 to 2015 and became a darling of the British arts scene.

But last month Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp accused him of trying to seduce him at 14.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said last night: “The Palace is home to a number of members of the Royal Family who, from time to time, host guests in a private capacity.”

Spacey’s lawyer did not respond to a request for comment.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4894752/sleazy-kevin-spacey-was-given-a-private-tour-of-buckingham-palace-by-prince-andrew/

 

FBI RECORDS ON JEFFREY EPSTEIN

https://vault.fbi.gov/

Jeffrey Epstein News Articles

Excerpts of Key Jeffrey Epstein News Articles in Media

Below are highly revealing excerpts of important Jeffrey Epstein news articles from the major media suggesting a cover-up. Links are provided to the full news articles for verification. If any link fails to function, read this webpage. These Jeffrey Epstein news articles are listed by order of importance. You can also explore the articles listed by order of the date of the news article or by the date posted. By choosing to educate ourselves and to spread the word, we can and will build a brighter future.

https://www.wanttoknow.info/jeffrey-epsteinnewsarticles


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NSPCC and Childline – Whom Do They Protect?

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

Esther Rantzen letter to Jimmy Savile

Foreword by Princess Diana, introduction by John Major, and a very strange contribution from JS. About 300 words about sleeping through Christmas Day and not realising it.


Also a contribution from Alan Freeman about how he devised “Youth Club Call” for his radio show.

Man tells of agony at the hands of BBC paedo ring involving DJ Alan Freeman and evil pal Jimmy Savile


 


Vicount Ian Kerr CGC‏ @IanKerr

BBC’s Esther Rantzen…….. ”a series of functions”


Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09

I never shielded sex pervert, says Esther

Daily Express 29-11-91

Not Jimmy Savile, Nicholas Fairbairn – another one… Alex Standish

ESTHER AND THE PERVERT SHE DIDN’T EXPOSE

ESTHER AND THE SEX PERVERT TEACHER

Alex Standish

Charity slur hurt Diana says Esther Daily Express 30-11-91



Convicted paedophile teacher Mark Standish aka Alex Standish


Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09

Mark Standish aka Alex Standish was a producer for BBC’s Panorama

Synopsis – That’s Life – The Scandal of Crookham Court 13-01-91

genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/76293fe187924a


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Esther Rantzen A Secret Life
The main character Lucy Strong is self-obsessed and has no empathy with any of the other characters, only considers her own feelings. She also moans about being a ‘celebrity’ but then happily uses her ‘celebrity’ to further her own career.
.a sub-plot of abuse…about a pedo ring that reaches into the media..government..shipping boys out to pedo parties from a boys school

More recently …In 2007 a paedophile was fundraiser of the year at the Pride of Andover awards where he was congratulated by Esther Rantzen.
Update 5 Mar 2017

5 Mar 2017

 THE founder of an Andover children’s charity – caged for a string of horrific child sex crimes – has had his sentence slashed by top judges in London.

As previously reported by the Advertiser, Ronald Nicholson Bennett, 73, of Launcelot Close, was jailed for 16 years in October for five crimes against two girls.

The offences took place more than three decades ago and caused “life-changing devastation” to the victims.

But after an appeal on Tuesday, three senior judges in London cut the “excessive ” term to 14 years.

Bennett founded the now-disbanded Brave Hearts children’s charity and had refused to go into the witness box to defend himself during his trial.

In 2007 he was fundraiser of the year at the Pride of Andover awards where he was congratulated by Esther Rantzen.

http://www.andoveradvertiser.co.uk/news/15129650.Andover_rapist_jail_term_cut_by_judges/?ref=twtrec

Lord Justice Sir Peregrine Simon

Justice Simon – William Goad

Andover rapist, Ronald Bennett, jail term cut by judges

He had gone on to serve the community for over two decades with charity work, he told

Lord Justice Simon,

Mr Justice Soole and

Mr Justice Blake.

Justice Blake.

Judges hand-picked for special cases where establishment links need to be covered-up…

5 Mar 2017

Lord Justice Simon, Mr Justice Soole and Mr Justice Blake cut paedophile’s jail term.

THE founder of an Andover children’s charity – caged for a string of horrific child sex crimes – has had his sentence slashed by top judges in London.

As previously reported by the Advertiser, Ronald Nicholson Bennett, 73, of Launcelot Close, was jailed for 16 years in October for five crimes against two girls.

The offences took place more than three decades ago and caused “life-changing devastation” to the victims.

But after an appeal on Tuesday, three senior judges in London cut the “excessive ” term to 14 years.

Bennett founded the now-disbanded Brave Hearts children’s charity and had refused to go into the witness box to defend himself during his trial.

In 2007 he was fundraiser of the year at the Pride of Andover awards where he was congratulated by Esther Rantzen.

http://www.andoveradvertiser.co.uk/news/15129650.Andover_rapist_jail_term_cut_by_judges/?ref=twtrec

The idea that we keep the political and judicial systems apart in this country is sound. No one would want a crooked government being able to lean on the courts to make sure decisions always went the “right” way. But when you study this week’s decision to cut 10 years from the sentence handed down to Roy Whiting, the killer of Sarah Payne, you might come round to see the justice in my idea for a radical overhaul of our legal system.

To highlight the legal lunacy of the decision made in the High Court by Mr Justice Sir Peregrine (Simon)

Simon, unfortunately it is necessary to remind you of the continued depravity exhibited by the predatory paedophile whose case he has seen fit to support….

…what was going on in Mr Justice Simon’s head when he made that shocking decision to uphold the rights of a child murderer.

The judge “has form” in puzzling verdicts though; five years ago he took two years off the sentences of three Real IRA terrorists jailed for a bomb plot and refused a bid to increase the minimum tariff for William Goad.

Now aged 60, he was dubbed Britain’s vilest paedophile having abused hundreds of boys. As a consequence, he

http://www.express.co.uk/comment/expresscomment/180658/Who-would-vote-to-let-paedophiles-be-set-free-early

Paedophile Army sergeant who raped a young girl has jail term cut by top judges

February 22, 2017

A paedophile army sergeant who raped one young girl and committed sex attacks on another has had his jail term cut by top judges.

Alan McCurry, 67, who served in the 4th Battalion Mercian Regiment, based in Farnborough, abused the victims during the 1970’s and 1980’s.

McCurry lived in South Cerney, Gloucestershire, after leaving the Mercians in 1982. And he later served as a chef in a Territorial Army division of the Merseyside-based King’s Regiment.

He was arrested after one of the victims plucked up the courage to go to the police in 2010.

The sick ex-soldier was jailed for 15 years in July 2015 at Colchester Military Courts Centre.

He was convicted of two counts of rape, four of indecent assault and one of indecency with a child.

 

Lord Justice Simon, at London’s Criminal Appeal Court, cut his sentence by a year.

Justice Michael Soole

Justice Holroyde / Sir Timothy Victor Holroyde

The judge, sitting with Mr Justice Holroyde and Mr Justice Soole, also heard McCurry’s bid to get his convictions overturned.

Lord Justice Simon commented:

“These were very serious offences with a devastating impact on the lives of the victims,” he added.

But aspects of the 15-year sentence were “unlawful” and the overall term had to be cut by a year.

http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/paedophile-army-sergeant-who-raped-a-young-girl-jas-had-his-jail-term-cut-by-top-judges/story-30155484-detail/story.html

Adam Rickwood was the youngest person in modern times to take his own life whilst in custody, at the age of just 14 in Hassockfield Secure Training Centre.

The notorious Medomsley run by the Home Office where much child sexual abuse had occurred had been knocked down. [HT @RandolphTrent]

It was replaced by the Hassockfield Secure Training Centre
It was a custodial centre run by SERCO Home Affairs Ltd, and the monitoring and enforcement of the contract and placement of children was performed by the Youth Justice Board.

Before: The Hon. Mr Justice Blake

Between R(On the Application of Carol Pounder)

v.

HM Coroner for the North and South Districts of Durham and Darlington

Youth Justice Board

Serco Home Affairs Limited

Lancashire County Council

https://cathyfox.wordpress.com/2017/02/14/adam-rickwood-1-r-v-hm-coroner-and-others-22-jan-2009-high-court-of-justice/

 Justice Holroyde

British court refuses to extradite suspected American paedophile

UK judges say Roger Giese, a fugitive from FBI since 2007, can only be sent to US after assurances his human rights will not be breached

The two judges at the high court in London made it clear that if no assurance was given, they would refuse to hand over Roger Giese, 40, to stand trial in California, where he is charged with sexually abusing a boy under the age of 14 from 1998 until 2002.

The former choirmaster has been living in a village in Hampshire under a different name and working for a PR company.

Giese is wanted in Orange County, California, for allegedly committing “lewd acts” with a child. He is alleged to have befriended the boy in 1998, when he was working as a voice coach for the All-American Boys Chorus. He fled the US eight years ago just as he was about to stand trial.

An extradition request from the US was certified by the Home Office in May 2014, and Giese was arrested on 4 June last year. But magistrates court district judge Margot Coleman refused the request last April.

Lord Justice Aikens and Mr Justice Holroyde stated in a joint written judgment that Coleman was right to conclude that extradition would be “inconsistent” with Giese’s ECHR rights. The judges said that if no assurance was given “in due time”, the US government appeal for the right to extradite must be dismissed.

According to a Daily Mirror investigation, Giese set up home with a new partner in the Hampshire countryside. There was no suggestion she knew about his past. Together, the pair built a PR company with clients including the travel firm (Savile-linked)Thomas Cook.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/law/2015/oct/07/british-court-refuses-to-extradite-suspected-american-paedophile

(Lord Alistair McAlpine involved)

US alleged paedophile Roger Giese set for extradition

  • 14 August 2017
  • From the section Hampshire & Isle of Wight

An alleged paedophile who was on the FBI’s most wanted list can be extradited to the USA, a judge has ruled.

US national Roger Giese, 42, is wanted for trial in California, charged with sexually abusing a boy under the age of 14 between 1998 and 2002.

His counsel had argued conditions in US prisons and an extended custody threat meant he should not be sent back.

The Secretary of State will now make a final decision on the case.

District judge Margot Coleman said she had thought a “great deal” about the case before ruling against Mr Giese at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

Mr Giese emptied his bank account and fled to the UK on the eve of his trial in 2007, leaving his family behind.

He is wanted in Orange County after allegedly befriending the child when working as a voice coach for the All-American Boys Chorus in 1998.

As well as child sex offences, US Federal authorities also issued a warrant for Mr Giese’s arrest on a charge of “unlawful flight to avoid prosecution”.

The married former choirmaster was eventually traced to a Hampshire village where he was living under a different name, working for a PR company, and cohabiting with a woman who knew nothing of his true identity.

Since 2014, a series of extradition battles have been fought after the Home Office certified a request from the US.

Mr Giese’s removal was previously blocked by High Court judges on human rights grounds.

He now has 14 days to appeal against the decision.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-40927609

ChildLine/Hillary Clinton speech Stock Photo
13th May 1999
America’s First Lady, Hillary Clinton at the New Connaught Rooms in London, to address the ChildLine conference, a major international conference on children and the law hosted by ChildLine, the UK children’s charity.

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Clinton & Cherie/Rantzen Stock Photo

13th May 1999


30 Years of ChildLine: Reflections from a Witness Seminar

2016

Speakers elaborated the nature of voluntary action, and the motivations and contexts that facilitate or disable the establishment of a service such as ChildLine.  Many paid tribute to Rantzen’s role in pushing through the introduction of ChildLine, including in her work at the BBC and forging links with BT. Rantzen was also instrumental in persuading parliamentarians to provide funding to the untested charity.  Panellists also talked about the role of chance in the establishment and success of a charity.

ChildLine/Clinton & Blair laugh Stock Photo

MacLeod recalled Rantzen meeting Cherie Booth at the hairdresser in 1992, and was able to persuade her to get Hilary Clinton to speak at a ChildLine conference on children and the courts.

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Report: Bill Clinton Wasn’t Only One to Go to ‘Sex Slave Island,’ Hillary Went with Him–‘Six Times’

The source for this claim is Erik Prince, the founder of the security firm Blackwater (yes, that one.) In an exclusive interview at Breitbart News, Prince first states that the NYPD is “ready to make arrests in Weiner case.”

Prince pivots from the Weiner laptop investigation to claiming that Hillary Clinton accompanied Bill Clinton and billionaire convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein to “sex island” (aka “sex slave island”).

“They found State Department emails. They found a lot of other really damning criminal information, including money laundering, including the fact that Hillary went to this sex island with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Bill Clinton went there more than 20 times. Hillary Clinton went there at least six times.”

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Mr. Clinton flew on the billionaire’s convicted paedophile, Jeffrey Epstein’s infamous jet more than a dozen times — sometimes with a woman whom federal prosecutors suspect of procuring underage sex victims for Mr. Epstein. Fox News reported Friday that records show Mr. Clinton declined Secret Service protection on at least five flights.

The network’s investigation reveals Mr. Clinton flew on the Boeing 727 “Lolita Express” 26 times, more than doubling the previously reported 11 trips.

Bill Clinton … associated with a man like Jeffrey Epstein, who everyone in New York, certainly within his inner circles, knew was a pedophile.

Why would a former president associate with a man like that?” said Conchita Sarnoff of the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Alliance to Rescue Victims of Trafficking, Fox reported. Ms. Sarnoff also authored a book on Mr. Epstein titled “TrafficKing.”

Mr. Epstein was arrested in 2005 and signed a plea agreement in 2007 with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, accepting a single charge of soliciting prostitution. He agreed to a 30-month sentence, registered as a “Tier 1” sex offender with the U.S. Virgin Islands and paid dozens of young girls

link

Jeffrey Epstein News Articles

Excerpts of Key Jeffrey Epstein News Articles in Media

Below are highly revealing excerpts of important Jeffrey Epstein news articles from the major media suggesting a cover-up. Links are provided to the full news articles for verification. If any link fails to function, read this webpage. These Jeffrey Epstein news articles are listed by order of importance. You can also explore the articles listed by order of the date of the news article or by the date posted. By choosing to educate ourselves and to spread the word, we can and will build a brighter future.

https://www.wanttoknow.info/jeffrey-epsteinnewsarticles

A MAN who sexually assaulted a girl of five in a swimming pool at Esther Rantzen’s country home was jailed for 18 months yesterday.


Update:

5 November 2016

 

NSPCC rejects plan for ‘mandatory reporting’ of suspected child abuse

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Rita Pink,  Ralph Bonner Pink’s wife, was the local chairperson for the NSPCC in 1960s

 

janellabooks‏ @janellabooks

Peter Ball was protected by the royal family, his friend Charles did so , by giving glowing comments, fact is, Ball is just a paedo.

Paedophiles in westminster, oh yes, I met them, three abused me, but I have been targeted by Police. Portsmouth Police.

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, and Peter Prosser, another Paedo!

Mike Hancock

janellabooks‏ @janellabooks

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!

(From left) Drag queen Miss Jason, late Lib Dim Councillor & convicted paedophile Peter Hawksworth and Mike Hancock MP

MP & COUNCILLOR Mike Hancock used to keep quite esteemed company in the 1990’s, it would seem, as this picture shows him alongside late Lib Dem Portsmouth City Cllr Peter Hawksworth who was convicted in 2001 of sex attacks on “two vulnerable boys”,

janellabooks‏ @janellabooks
I am the “girl,” mentioned in report. he abused I was nine years old!

In Hampshire bent Judges , bent Police, who will make up crimes,and a CPS who will charge you, farce trials, whistleblowers beware!
they ignored that abuse, my fathers abuse Savil”s abuse on me, no one cared.
my late father also friends with Mike Hancock ex MP Portsmouth South the same man who used Portsmouth Police to try to shut me up!!!
Ralph Bonner Pink pictured with his wife
If you read “MY Father abused me, then put me in Broadmoor, from Sunday Mail you will see connections to other westminster paedos.
There are 4 examples of Mike Hancock getting Police to shut up his political opponents and whistleblowers, in just a few years.
Mine, Mr Packer”s, Mark Austin, Mr Cummings, Jez Baker”s.
My Interview on Sky, 2013, I was then charged with a crime, stopped from going on facebook, anything to shut me up now!
more here:

PEDO RING; ADOPTED GIRL; HAMPSHIRE; SAVILE; MI6

Update:

Oct 23 2016

Founder of a children’s charity who received a prize from campaigner Esther Rantzen has been jailed for 16 years for child sex offences

Ronald Bennett, 72, was convicted of five counts of historic sexual abuse in the 1980s

  • Ronald Bennett, 72, was convicted of five counts of historic sexual abuse 
  • Founded Brave Hearts charity in 1991 and got award from Rantzen in 2007
  • Victims, in the 1980s, range in age from 14-16, and he was arrested in 2013

Founder of the disbanded Brave Hearts Children’s Charity Association, based in Andover, Hampshire, Bennett preyed on young girls and targeted vulnerable families.

In 2007 he was named fundraiser of the year at the Pride of Andover awards where he was congratulated by presenter Esther Rantzen

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Pride of Andover: The winners and highly commended from the first awards ceremony.
Ron Bennett, Fundraiser of the Year;

18 Oct 2007

BROADCASTER and journalist Esther Rantzen presented the prizes at the first ever Pride of Andover Awards during a very special evening at The Lights

Pride of Andover awards

Inspired by journalist Dick Bellringer of the Andover Advertiser and with the help of numerous local businesses and media partners, so far we have awarded a Pride of Andover Award to more than 100 local people!

Since 2007 we have been honoured to have the founder of ChildLine and The Silver Line, Dame Esther Rantzen present the awards.

The journalist and TV presenter has commented about the community spirit of Andover and the extraordinary people she has met over the years.

You should know you have a town to be proud of with outstanding citizens who really do care for each other,” Esther told a packed audience at The Lights in 2012.

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The Duchess of Cornwall attends a reception to mark her 70th birthday at Clarence House in London. Picture: Tim P Whitby/PA Wire

Silver Star

THE Duchess of Cornwall has been named patron of a national charity that offers help to elderly people.

To coincide with her 70th birthday, she will take on the role at the Silver Line Helpline, a charity launched by Dame Esther Rantzen in November 2013.

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Dame Esther said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have Her Royal Highness’s support for our work and we would like to wish her a very happy 70th Birthday.

The Silver Line has already received nearly one and a half million calls from older people around the country.

Sophie Andrews, CEO, said: “To have the support of The Duchess of Cornwall for our crucial work will assist us enormously to spread awareness of the charity’s services, so that we can reach out to all the vulnerable older people who need us.”

http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15417291.Duchess_of_Cornwall_is_new_patron_of_Silver_Line_Helpline/

The original charges relate to offences which allegedly took place in Hampshire and East Anglia between 1983 and 1997.

The recent allegations are said to have taken place in Hampshire between 1981 and 1987.

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Andover rapist, Ronald Bennett, jail term cut by judges

THE founder of an Andover children’s charity – caged for a string of horrific child sex crimes – has had his sentence slashed by top judges in London.

As previously reported by the Advertiser, Ronald Nicholson Bennett, 73, of Launcelot Close, was jailed for 16 years in October for five crimes against two girls.

The offences took place more than three decades ago and caused “life-changing devastation” to the victims.

But after an appeal on Tuesday, three senior judges in London cut the “excessive ” term to 14 years.

The court heard Bennett had taken advantage of two girls, satisfying his perverted sexual urges with a series of attacks.

However, it was only decades later that the offences came to light and he was prosecuted.

He was convicted at Winchester Crown Court last year of rape, indecency with a child and three indecent assaults.

But his barrister, Andrew Horsell, argued that the 16-year term – with an additional year of extended licence conditions after release – was too tough.

He had gone on to serve the community for over two decades with charity work, he told Lord Justice Simon, Mr Justice Soole and Mr Justice Blake.

Bennett founded the now-disbanded Brave Hearts children’s charity and had refused to go into the witness box to defend himself during his trial.

“There’s no suggestion his work in charity can make amends for what he has done,” said the barrister.

“But it is our submission that this court could use that as mitigation.

“We are dealing with a man who is 73, who is infirm. The sentence is arguably a whole life sentence. Even if he emerges from prison alive, his life is going to be indelibly affected.”

Giving judgment, Mr Justice Soole highlighted the devastating impact of Bennett’s offences.

“The reality is that sexual abuse is a life-changing event, and so it was here,” he said.

“However, when standing back and assessing the totality of the custodial term, we consider the total sentence was too long.

“We conclude that a total sentence of 14 – not 16 – years, plus the licence extension, was appropriate.”

Bennett’s sentence is now 14 years, plus one year of extended licence conditions.

The former security officer set up the Brave Hearts Children’s Charity Association in 1991 to raise money to help youngsters needing special assistance.

In 2007 he was fundraiser of the year at the Pride of Andover awards where he was congratulated by Esther Rantzen.

http://www.andoveradvertiser.co.uk/news/15129650.Andover_rapist_jail_term_cut_by_judges/

Ronald Nicholson Bennett
Ronald Nicholson Bennett
THE shamed founder of a Hampshire children’s charity has been jailed for 16 years for historic child sex offences – including rape – after refusing to go into the witness box to defend himself.
When Adrienne Knight, mitigating, opened the case for the defence Bennett chose not to take the witness stand to defend himself having given no comment interviews following both arrests in 2013 and 2015 but his wife and son were called to give evidence in his favour.
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Brave Hearts’ Children’s Charity Association was formed in the Andover Chantry Centre  in 1991, by myself – Ron Bennett, I was a security officer at the time.

Much needed local support has come from the editor of the Andover Advertiser, who  “has given such a lot of support” by publishing letters and photographs and helping raise awareness of  Brave Hearts child appeals since the charity began.

…support children under sixteen, resident in Hampshire, Andover, Salisbury, and the Wiltshire district, who need help due to distress, financial hardship, family crisis, physical or mental handicap, or infirmity

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24 May 2007

THIS week the Andover Advertiser is proud to launch the first Pride of Andover Awards, presented by TV broadcaster and journalist Esther Rantzen.

Sponsored by HSA and Stannah, and part of Andover Vision, with backing from Testway Housing, Test Valley Community Services and Test Valley Borough Council, the aim is to honour individuals who give up their time to help others or improve the community – or those who excel in their chosen activity.

Ron, a retired security officer at the Chantry Centre shopping precinct in Andover, had eight volunteers working for him, from a planning engineer to teenagers, as well as the unstinting help of his wife Sue and Joe Scicluna, the editor of the Andover Advertiser

The money is drawn from direct donations as well as fundraising activities, such as holding duck races, and working as car park attendants and security assistants for special occasions at Highclere Castle and events such as the lawnmower races.


The NSPCC, a charitable organisation whose purpose is to protect children (ostensibly), is sponsoring a debate about non-recent (read vip) child abuse investigations being witch hunts

From the NSPCC

Tomorrow at NSPCC @DAaronovitch & Peter Spindler debate “Have non-recent child abuse investigations become witch hunts?” #DaretoDebate


“I told Esther Rantzen about paedo Jimmy Savile 18 years ago”

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Some of the gang: Wanless, Amaechi and Rantzen

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John Amaechi NSPCC Ambassador

Formerly Amaechi was involved in convicted paedophile Jerry Sandusky’s charity, The Second Mile

In November 2011, when the Sandusky scandal broke, Pennsylvania radio host Mark Madden predicted: “I will use the only language I can—that Jerry Sandusky and Second Mile were pimping out young boys to rich [Second Mile] donors.”

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Peter Wanless, NSPCC Chief Executive

Wanless review ‘fails to find Dickens’ dossier

That information was said to contain the names of MPs and police officers who were suspected of being child abusers.

And yet… lo and behold…”File linked to child abuse surfaced the day after Leon Brittan died”

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Gerald Ronson, the vice-pres of the NSPCC is related to Leon Brittan

Even though Leon Brittan has not been cleared, Peter Wanless tweeted this:

leon brittan wanless lie

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Dame Alun Roberts ‏@ciabaudo

In the light of the NSPCC giving David Aaronovitch a platform, was this really just a slip-up by Peter Wanless?

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and then there’s …Sir Rodney Walker who was a guiding light of the NSPCC’s Full Stop campaign,

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Sir Rodney Walker bought Jimmy Savile’s Scarborough apartment to use as a holiday home for his family

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Jimmy Savile helped the Midland Bank to fix it for twelve of our best known charities with the launch of its care card. ..including NSPCC, Save the Children, and The Spastics Society

The Guardian

London, Greater London, England

Wednesday, May 31, 1989 – 13

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NSPCC promoter Prince Andrew – friend of convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein

Duke of York faces questions over sex scandal friend’s flights to Sandringham


The Duke of York is facing renewed questions about his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein after it emerged that the convicted paedophile landed his private jet at an RAF fighter base during a visit to Sandringham.

Prime Minister Tony Blair, celebrity Cilla Black and the Duke of York, at the launch of the NSPCC’s (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) Full Stop campaign at the Theatre Royal in London.

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ChildLine Founder Esther Rantzen CBE

FAIRBAIRN

Rantzen hooked up with Nicholas Fairbairn – member of establishment paedophile ring

Fairbairn has been subject to several accusations that he sexually abused a number of children

Fairbairn has also been linked to a paedophile ring involving former MPs Cyril Smith and Sir Peter Morrison

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Rantzen hired Val Howarth to run Childline.

Val Howarth was a social worker in Lambeth, of all places

Throughout the 80s and early 90s, both Islington and Lambeth borough councils ran children’s homes that had been infiltrated by paedophiles.

Islington had paedophiles, pimps, or child pornographers in all 11 of its homes. Lambeth had a paedophile ring operating in up to 25 of its homes, and over 200 children were believed to have been victims of sexual abuse.”

Esther Rantzen’s sister Priscilla Taylor, was also a social worker in Lambeth and was trained by Val Howarth. Howarth was blamed for a child’s horrific murder. (Jasmine Beckford)

She was social services director in Brent at the time.

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Article below written by Esther Rantzen:

…in 1984, another little child died, in Brent. It was such a horrific murder that it led to an enquiry …. heartbreaking details of the torture she suffered throughout the few short years of her life

The director of social services, Valerie Howarth, was immediately blamed by Brent council and punished. Until then Ms Howarth had been regarded as a high-flyer in the world of social work, but she left Brent, and lost the prestigious job she had been lined up for as head of Cambridgeshire’s social services. By 1986 she was unemployed.

That was the year I launched ChildLine. As chairman of a fledgling charity I knew I needed to find a skilled chief executive …

My sister Priscilla Taylor is a social worker and I asked her advice. Valerie Howarth had trained Priscilla when they both worked in the London Borough of Lambeth. My sister reminded me that in spite of her notoriety Valerie was a skilled and experienced social worker. Would she be prepared…to go back into…child protection, …? I met Valerie and asked her. She thought about it, and agreed.

At the last moment a colleague came to me and begged me not to make the appointment: “It will destroy ChildLine” she predicted. When the appointment was announced, one tabloid newspaper ran an attacking headline accusing ChildLine of stupid callousness, in employing “the Beckford director”. I rang the editor who agreed to run an interview with Valerie, to talk about her hopes for ChildLine. … In the event the interview was favourable.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/baby-p/10424062/Sharon-Shoesmith-villain-Victim-Or-someone-who-got-it-wrong.html

Brent Council:  Led by Valerie Howarth


 

Kendall house in Gravesend

 Kendall House was a private children’s home for girls based in Gravesend, Kent.

Until 1986,it was run and funded by the Church of England, overseen by the Joint Council for Social Responsibility for the Dioceses of Rochester and Canterbury. Girls who were placed there were aged between 11 and 16 years.

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Young girls at a Church of England children’s home were drugged, sexually abused and bullied for two decades, a shocking report revealed.

An independent review laid bare the horrors of the now-defunct Kendall House between 1967 and 1986 where girls as young as 11 were left “broken”.

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About 2.5 billion pounds of the Church’s portfolio is invested in shares listed in Britain or overseas, including in drug companies GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) and AstraZeneca (AZN.L)

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Valerie, now Baroness Howarth of Breckland…one of Tony Blair’s “people’s peers. Her
assistant director (family services), Dennis Simpson, went on to become social services director in Southwark and headed the 1999 Joint Review of Haringey social services, published three months before Victoria’s death.

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ChildLine’s Chief Executive Valerie Howarth OBE knew paedophile Peter Righton:

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Righton of P.I.E. was well known to Valerie Howarth, the Director of Childline – “He’s an adviser to all sorts of organisations. He was Director of Education at the National Institute of Social Work, …pretty much a national figure in child care”

Dame Alun Roberts ‏@ciabaudo

Peter Righton and his mate Napier lead straight to the heart of government as V Bottomley and Whittingdale know:
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Esther Rantzen’s cousin, Sarah Caplin, with whom she started Childline, is married to Nick Ross – Nick Ross admits he would ‘probably’ watch child pornography

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Protectors of children???

No longer a slave‏ @C70214921
I wondered if childline was a way to filter out those who were reporting celebs and Govt or am I being cynical?
Perfect ruse. Kids frightened to tell parents, phone Rancid, they filter out and never goes to court, or even as far as the police.

Copies of Correspondence between Childline and NSPCC and copies of letters from abused children to Childline were shared with Office of Chief Rabbi

Chief Rabbi – is friends with Greville Janner/Prince Charles/Margaret Thatcher etc

Gerald Ronson – exec of NSPCC

Gerald Ronson & wife Gail are close with chief rabbis the rabbi visits Ronson in jail

WildCat‏ @calamiTcat

 
 

Diamond Lights‏ @Diamond__Lights
Sir Nicholas. Fairbairn –  Her lover and paedophile.
Stuart Smith‏ @StuartBenSmith
And the more you hear the more likely Dunblane was definitely a cover up for the police and court officials, sheriffs and MP’s.
WildCat‏ @calamiTcat
ALL MEMBERS O SPEC SOCIETY.. *ALL* LINKED 2 DUNBLANE
 

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Lord and Lady Louis Mountbatten with one of their daughter Patricia Mountbatten later Knatchbull

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Patricia Knatchbull presents check to NSPCC charity 1980

She is the third cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and first cousin to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and is a godmother to Prince Charles, Prince of Wales.

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Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09:

Lord Louis Mountbatten former chauffeur Norman Nield exposed him

Meanwhile, in New Zealand, there have been such newspaper headlines as, “‘Uncle Dickie’ the Sex Pervert” (N.Z. Truth, Sept.  8, 1987), since Mountbatten’s former chauffeur, Norman Nield, started revealing details of the late Lord Mountbatten’s alleged sexual exploitation of boys.

Paedophile Lord Louis Mountbatten


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Edward Prince of Wales and his cousin Lord Louis Mountbatten “relax” in a canvas swimming pool on board H. M. S. Renown during their 1920 Empire Tour.

Lord Louis was a great grandson of Queen Victoria and the uncle of Prince Philip (consort of Queen Elizabeth II). Mountbatten was also a promiscuous bisexual who was famously rumored to have had an affair with Edward VIII (who was Prince of Wales at the time) when he accompanied him on his Empire tours (see photo above).

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The Queen. Like any human being, she is subject to the influence of those around her. While he lived, Lord Mountbatten was a persuasive counsellor, and he formulated the plan for Prince Charles’s unusually rigorous education.

http://www.nytimes.com/1981/07/26/magazine/an-informal-look-at-the-royal-family.html?pagewanted=all

Grandson of Lord and Lady Mountbatten on his family’s long relationship with India

 

Christmas 1968, outside the front door of Broadlands, the last Viceroy of India’s home in Hampshire

Christmas 1968, outside the front door of Broadlands, the last Viceroy of India’s home in Hampshire

Ashley Hicks, son of Lady Pamela Hicks and grandson of Lord and Lady Mountbatten, on his family’s relationship with India: From his grandfather holidaying there with the Prince of Wales to his grandmother’s platonic love affair with the former Prime Minister of India… And the new film, Viceroy’s House, about his grandparents, starring Hugh Bonneville

This was Christmas 1968, outside the front door of Broadlands, my grandparents’ home in Hampshire, where we spent every Christmas until my grandfather died. I am the five-year-old boy who is not looking at the camera but instead admiring his cousin Philip Knatchbull, who because he was older, was my great hero.

In the picture are a mixture of relatives and staff. Next to me is my sister, Edwina, and in the centre of the group under the doorway  is my grandfather, Louis Mountbatten. My mother, Lady Pamela Hicks, is at the very end on the left. (My dad had been standing next to her but took this photograph, hence the gap.)

My mother had  a conventional early childhood, but then her parents took her out of school and said, ‘We need you to come to India. You’ll be able to help us to win over the young people, and it will be a marvellous experience for you.’

My family has a long relationship with India and when my grandfather went there in 1921 with the Prince of Wales, my grandmother Edwina (who was dead by the time this photo was taken) bought herself a ticket to Delhi, aged 20, which is fairly brave.

The Prince of Wales even lent them his room to have a drink in so my grandfather could propose.

They returned to India in March 1947, when Mountbatten became Viceroy. It was the great dramatic event of my mother’s life and she was unique among any Viceroy’s children in that she saw some Indian culture.

Lady Pamela Hicks with her daughters India and Edwina in 2007

They had Indian food in the Viceroy’s house for the first time and my grandmother insisted on at least half the guests at meals being Indian.

Jawaharlal Nehru (third from left), leader of the Indian independence movement and later the first Prime Minister of India

Prime Minister Nehru was my grandmother’s great friend – they had a platonic love affair. Nehru’s sister told me that it was impossible that he and my grandmother could have had sex because  he was impotent – and had been for years.

I think that is probably true, but they had  this intense, romantic feeling for each other.

Last year we had dinner with Hugh Bonneville, who is playing my grandfather in the film Viceroy’s House.

The first thing Hugh said was, ‘Lady Pamela, I have to apologise because your father looked like a movie star and I’m afraid I don’t.’

After lunch, my mum said to him, ‘Now Hugh,  just salute, will you?’  So he saluted, and she said, ‘Oh no, a little bit quicker, a bit nearer the forehead…’   She was trying to get him to do a proper naval officer’s salute, the way that my grandfather would have done – it was the only thing she was really concerned about.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/2017/02/17/lady-mountbattens-grandson-prime-minister-nehru-had-platonic/

News - Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Esther Rantzen at the headquarters of Childline - London Stock Photo

31 May 1990

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher points to an instructional board used in the training of telephone counsellors at the London headquarters of Childline, the free national helpline for children in trouble or danger. With the Prime Minister during today’s tour was Childline chairwoman and TV personality Esther Rantzen (background, on right).

Lord Mandelson of children’s charity NSPCC & in convicted paedophile’s Jeffrey Epstein’s phone book

Peter Mandelson lobbied Tony Blair for alleged paedophile Lord Janner to receive a peerage, it has been claimed.Janner, 86, was elevated to the House of Lords six years after being publicly accused of child sex abuse in a high-profile court case.The Labour grandee, who escaped historic child sex abuse charges last month because he has dementia, has also boasted how his ‘friend’ Gordon Brown helped him get into the Lords.Considering it would be ‘splendid’ to be made a peer, he consulted his ‘valued friend’ Lord Mandelson, who told him: ‘

You’ll have to talk to Tony. I’ll ask him.’Janner made an appointment to see the then-Labour leader in his Commons office a week later.Lord Mandelson emerged as he was going in and smilingly said to him: ‘I’ve just been reminding Tony of the reason for your visit.’Mr Blair reportedly told Janner during the meeting: ‘I shall do my best to get you there [the Lords]. It’s not just that I’m fond of you, which I am. It’s not just that you’ve helped me a lot, which you have. It’s because you deserve it. But I can’t give you any guarantees. If we win the election, there should not be a problem.’

On the day Labour won the May 1997 general election, Cherie Blair hugged Janner and offered words of condolence over his wife’s recent death. However, he heard nothing more about his longed-for peerage so spoke again to Lord Mandelson, who said he would ‘keep an eye on it’.

He said he also raised the subject with his ‘old friend’ Mr Brown, who had just become chancellor.Janner claimed that Mr Brown replied: ‘Hasn’t Tony said that he’s going to do it? I’ll have a word with him about it … I have a special relationship with Tony and can talk to him about anything.’ His name appeared ‘soon after’ on the first list of new peers appointed by the Labour Government.


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Mark and Charlotte Pelling with Pat and Martin McMillan

Chairman Martin McMillan OBE

Martin McMillan is a Cheshire entrepreneur who lives in Sutton near Macclesfield, Cheshire. He built his own business in Publishing and Advertising sales. He sold the Company in 2005. Martin enjoys shooting and playing golf. He is a long established fund raiser, formerly NSPCC Chairman of the North West Full Stop Appeal, currently Deputy Chairman of Halle Concerts Society. In 2011 he became a trustee of the Cheshire Community Foundation. Martin is married to Pat McMillan, Chair of the Cheshire Ladies Philanthropy Club and Deputy Chairman of Lyme Green Settlement.

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HRH meets NGS representatives

Before leaving, Her Royal Highness addressed the guests and signed the visitors’ book, and was presented with a rambling rose bush by Mr & Mrs Robinson.

Martin McMillan, Chairman of the National Gardens Scheme, said “It is a privilege to have Her Royal Highness visit one of the beautiful gardens in our scheme. Many thousands of people visit our gardens every year, and it must be one of the most enjoyable ways of raising money for nursing and caring charities and supporting those who need our help. We are delighted to be able to increase our support for Carers Trust this year.”

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Children’s charity boss who praised shamed Stuart Hall quits

NSPCC branch chair resigns after supporting Hall during his child-abuse trial

19 JUN 2013

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Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan wrote a reference in support of Hall's charity workHall was jailed for 15 months

NSPCC volunteer and Wigan football club chairman give glowing character references for former BBC star Stuart Hall, 83, as he is jailed for abusing girls as young as nine

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Rolf Harris trial: Esther Rantzen ‘I am profoundly shocked’

30 June 2014

Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris has been found guilty of 12 counts of indecently assaulting four girls in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

One of the victims was a childhood friend of his daughter, while another was aged seven or eight.

Broadcaster and founder of ChildLine Esther Rantzen told the BBC that she was “profoundly shocked”.

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@darren_dazmav

 If you want to get filthy rich, get into charity.
The CEO of Save the Children is Helle Thorning-Schmidt. She earns approx £230000 per year. She is married to Stephen Kinnock! Says it all!!
And she’s Denmark’s former PM. Remember her at Mandela funeral-took selfies with Cameron & Obama.
Charities have now become a way of freeloaders to receive huge wages & pensions
Sadly Most charities are run as a business & the people at the top take MASSIVE Annual Wage Packets & of course Lots are Friends of Friends
David Miliband earns £425,000-a-year as head of refugee charity International Rescue via

if you don’t mind, “is paid”. Earns? I doubt it.

 
 https://youtu.be/8VF04Xds_c0
 Ye and that’s what’s happening at Grenfel now

 https://twitter.com/westham_pete/status/887325889289220097


Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Read how Alex Standish grassed on other paedophile teachers at his school to save his own skin – and Rantzen’s role!

 

Esther Rantzen is a patron of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) and who is best known for presenting the BBC television series That’s Life!, she too is founder of the child protection charity ChildLine but it seems that Rantzen knew more about children being sexually abused than she let on. And in most cases, never spoke out, allowing the abusers to continue to their vile acts.

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Here we look at several key moments in Rantzens career that bring several questions about not only her conduct but also her knowledge of and seemingly closeness to children being abused.

Sections on this page include :

1: Firstly lets have a look at her association with Jimmy (so-vile) Savile. Rantzen DID know of rumours and did nothing

2: Here we look at a “incident” at Rantzen’s country home – Child abused, pervert jailed

3: Mark Standish – Was he protected ? Rantzen knew that Alex Standish, a School Teacher was a paedophile. She did a investigation into his school. She just didnt pass the evidence on

4: Ben Fellows which includes Rantzen ignorance – Ben refers to a party in a house in the New Forest attended by the founder of a child protection charity (Esther Rantzen). At the party  Ben was given drugs, alcohol and was propositioned by men and women all night. Ben ended up passed out in the garden. Ben was aged just 15 at this time and Rantzen knew 

Firstly lets have a look at her association with Jimmy (so-vile) Savile

Rantzen said, “I heard the rumours almost immediately. It was always said that he behaved inappropriately with children, but rumours are not evidence.“

But Rantzen was told of percific abuse carried out by Savile, but not only did she do nothing, but she also now denies the very conversation. So Rantzen’s integrity was called into question because she chose not to pursue the rumours she heard, of acts of unacceptable sexual behaviour by Savile, particularly during her time at the BBC. 

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Esther Rantzen with Jimmy Savile, pictured in 1988. She has since said she found him ‘creepy’ and ‘odd’

Rantzen has denied hearing specific allegations, and expressed her concern that public criticism of her role could threaten her work as the patron of charities concerned with child abuse. So, it seems Rantzen was more worried about self preservation than child molesters abusing children. Yet in October 2012, Rantzen reiterated her belief that television star Jimmy Savile was guilty of sexual abuse.

Speaking at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, she told a hushed audience ‘it seemed to me to be absolutely clear’ that the late television presenter abused children. 

Does it not seem strange that Rantzen who presented That’s Life!, a show that boasted of doing investigations and exposing corrupt members of society, knew about Savile “rumours” but did not think of looking into any of them ?, and further more In 1968 Rantzen started an affair with Desmond Wilcox, who was the head of her department and was married at the time to her friend Patsy who also worked at the BBC. After several years they decided to live together, and informed BBC management of their relationship. Management’s solution was to move the entire production team of That’s Life! out of Wilcox’s department. The new arrangement meant that Rantzen and Patsy were now working in the same department, causing both women concern. Patsy Wilcox had always refused to divorce her husband, but agreed when Rantzen became pregnant. After Rantzen and Wilcox married in December 1977, BBC management moved her back into General Features department run by him. So if Rantzen did have concerns about Savile, her husband and boss would surely not of stopped her from investigating the beast.

Here we look at a “incident” at Rantzen’s country home

July 1994

Man jailed for pool sex assault on girl

A MAN who sexually assaulted a girl of five in a swimming pool at Esther Rantzen’s country home was jailed for 18 months yesterday.

Robert Gillings, 63, of Addlestone, Surrey, was earlier convicted on two counts of indecently assaulting the girl, after a trial at Guildford Crown Court.

Ms Rantzen, television presenter and ChildLine campaigner, was not present at her house in the New Forest, Hampshire, at the time of the assault last August but had lent it to friends. Gillings, a former British Airways engineer, and his wife were invited by the girl’s parents to visit them there.

The victim had told the court Gillings repeatedly assaulted her before the New Forest visit. ‘He had said that if I told mummy he would kill her,’ she said.

Judge John Bull said the incident at Ms Rantzen’s home was the culmination of a year of repeated assaults. Because both charges against Gillings were of a sexual nature against a five-year- old entrusted to him

Mark Standish – Was he protected ? The below article had been sourced from another website courtesy of Chris Spivey We hope not to offend anyone by the language used but we wanted to copy and paste the whole article 

Well, well, well. What have we here then?

It seems that Esther Rantzen wasn’t covering up for another paedophile – despite what the Sunday People would have you believe. I say that because Rantzen sued the Mirror Group and the Sunday Peoples Editor, Richard Stott for claiming she did.

Course, there was no denying that Rantzen knew that Alex Standish, a School Teacher was a paedophile. She just didn’t tell anyone about it… She was leaving that to the Police since they also knew… And also did nothing. Hmmm.

The following Express article is a report on the subsequent libel trial, dated Friday, November the 29th, 1991. Rantzen got a result and was initially awarded £250,000 damages, later reduced to £110,000 on appeal.  

So, lets recap.

Esther Rantzen admitted to knowing about Jimmy Savile being a raving monster loony sex case nonce… But did fuck all about it.

The former child actor Ben Fellows alleges that Rantzen was also at a perv’s party where he was plied with drink, drugs and chatted up by paedophiles. Ben further alleges that despite Rantzen knowing that he was only 15 years old at the time, the goofy bitch never intervened.

In 1994 a 5yr old girl was molested by an old fella in Rantzens swimming pool…  But that was fuck all to do with her either.

And now we have her being accused of  shielding another sex monster. Hmmm… Never far away from the thick of it is she… Just saying.

Below the article there is a copy of the court ruling, which has all the relevant facts. Had this court case taken place today, I doubt that she would have been so lucky. 

Libel trials have been known to get it wrong, don’t cha know. Just ask Bruce Grobbelaar, Lord Boothby, Jeffery Archer, Lance Armstrong and John Major, to name but a few.

Mark Standish was eventually convicted in March 2012. Click here for his conviction. Mark Standish, 48, was a tutor at a notorious boarding school in the late 1980s which came to national prominence when three of its teachers were jailed for 10 years for grave sexual offences against its pupils. Standish gave evidence for the prosecution against Crookham Court School headmaster Michael Gold and two other teachers at the original trial in 1991

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Esther: I don’t lie to Editors.

TELEVISION personality Esther Rantzen angrily denied that she was a liar.

Trembling with emotion, she said in the High Court: “It is not my habit to lie to newspaper Editors for whatever purpose.”

The outburst from Miss Rantzen, 51, presenter of that’s Life and founder of Childline, came during the third day of her libel action against The People. She/is suing over articles which said she kept quiet about an alleged child abuser because she owed him a favour.

Charles Gray, the paper’s QC, accused her of making false claims to Richard Stott, then editor of The People, to stop him publishing the story linking her to suspected pervert Alex Standish.

Miss Rantzen demanded: “You are saying I lied?”.

Mr Gray replied: “I am saying you made statements that were false…”

Miss Rantzen answered angrily: “You are saying I lied to Mr Stott”. “It is inconceivable I would ring up Mr Stott as editor of The People and lie to stop him publishing an expose about Alex Standish.”

She insisted she phoned because she believed a police investigation into Standish would be “blown out of the water” if The People printed its stoiy.

She said the Department of Education and Science, also investigating teacher Standish, had asked if the That’s Life team could do anything to stop The People running the story on February 3.

Miss Rantzen said she was always concerned about Standish who in her view was not fit to be in charge of boys aged 7-16.

”I thought he could have been a very dangerous man,” she said. “It was absolutely crucial that the police be allowed to discover whether that was the case.”

A recording of the conversation between Miss Rantzen and Mr Stott was played to the court.

Miss Rantzen, who said she had not known the call was being taped, complained that Mr Stott had shouted at her and was belligerent.

She said she would have preferred to sit down and discuss the matter properly rather than have a quick phone call in a stressed 15-minute break from rehearsals.

She said: “If I had realised I was going to become the major target of his newspaper, I would have asked him if we could do that.”

The trial continues.

Rantzen v Mirror Group Newspapers (1986) Ltd. [1993] EWCA Civ 16 (31 March 1993)

Cite as: [1993] EWCA Civ 16, [1993] 4 All ER 975

This judgment is cited by the following judgments:

  • De Rossa v. Independent Newspapers [1999] IESC 63; [1999] 4 IR 432 (30th July, 1999)
  • O’Brien v. Mirror Group Newspapers Ltd. [2000] IESC 70 (25th October, 2000)

This judgment cites the following other judgments:

  • [1972] AC 1027
  • [1987] 1 WLR 1248
  • [1990] 1 AC 109
  • [1991] 1 QB 1
  • [1991] 1 AC 696

1986-11-06

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 The royal courts of justice

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    Neutral Citation Number: [1993] EWCA Civ 16
    Case No:

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE
COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)
ON APPEAL FROM THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
QUEEN’S BENCH DIVISION
(Mr. Justice Otton)

    Royal Courts of Justice
    31st March 1993

 

B e f o r e :LORD JUSTICE NEILL
LORD JUSTICE STAUGHTON
and
LORD JUSTICE ROCH

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  ESTHER LOUISE RANTZEN
Respondent (Plaintiff)
  and
 
  (1) MIRROR GROUP NEWSPAPERS (1986) LTD.
 
  (2) BRIAN RADFORD
 
  (3) RICHARD STOTT
 
  (4) MIRROR GROUP NEWSPAPERS PLC
Appellants (Defendants)

____________________(Transcript of the Shorthand Notes of the Association of Official Shorthandwriters Limited,
2 New Square, Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2).____________________MR. RICHARD HARTLEY QC and MR. GEOFFREY SHAW QC
(instructed by Messrs Herbert Smith) appeared on behalf of the Respondent (Plaintiff).
MR. CHARLES GRAY QC and MISS HEATHER ROGERS
(instructed by Mr. Cruddace Esq., Solicitor to Mirror Group Newspapers) appeared on behalf of the Appellants (Defendants). 

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JUDGMENT (Approved)

LORD JUSTICE NEILL: This is the judgment of the Court.
On 16 December 1991 after a trial in the Queen’s Bench Division before Mr. Justice Otton and a jury Miss Esther Rantzen was awarded the sum of £250,000 as damages for libel in respect of articles published in The People newspaper on Sunday 3rd February 1991. It will be seen that the action came on for trial with commendable speed.
The Defendants in the action were the publishers of the newspaper, Mr. Richard Stott, the editor of The People, and Mr. Brian Radford, a journalist who wrote the two main articles complained of.
The articles of which Miss Rantzen complained were

(a) An article written by Mr. Radford which was published on the front page of The People under the headline “ESTHER AND THE SEX PERVERT TEACHER” “A People Investigation”.

(b) An article by Mr. Radford published on pages 4 and 5 of The People under the headline “ESTHER AND THE PERVERT SHE DIDN’T EXPOSE”.

(c) An article by another journalist published on page 5 of The People under the headline “Her Hot Line to save kids from sex abuse”.

(d) The leading article published on page 6 of The People under the heading “VOICE OF THE PEOPLE” “The wrong line, Esther.”

For the purposes of this judgment it is not necessary to set out the text of all four articles. It is sufficient to reproduce the text of the article on the front page and the leading article.
The article on the front page contained a further heading “She knew horrifying secret but didn’t tell his school.” The article then continued:

“A teacher who helped T.V.’s Esther Rantzen to expose child abuse at a boys’ school hid a horrifying secret. He was a pervert himself.

Esther knew the truth about depraved religious studies master Alex Standish.

But the That’s Life star, who set up ChildLine to protect victims from abuse, didn’t tell the school where Standish taught about the danger he posed to pupils. Nor did she warn any of the parents.

Esther wasn’t the only one to keep quiet. She and the police had known about Standish for two years. The Department of Education also knew. But nothing was done to stop Standish teaching.

When Esther spoke to The People, she said that Supt. Mike Hames, Head of Scotland Yard’s Obscene Publications Squad, had asked her: Please leave it to me.’ She was angry at our decision to publish our investigation and suggested it would jeopardise police enquiries into Standish.

But yesterday Mr. Hames backed The People. He told us: ‘I’m totally behind what you are doing.’”

On the left hand side of the article on the front page was published a photograph of Miss Rantzen with the words “ANGRY: Esther objected to our report, saying it could endanger police enquiries.”
On the right hand side of the article was published a photograph of Mr. Alex Standish with the words “TEACHER: Depraved religious studies master Standish enjoyed wearing uniforms.”
Underneath the article the following words were published:
“THIS MAN SHOULDN’T BE ALLOWED NEAR KIDS – Pages 4 & 5.”
The leading article on page 6 was in these terms:

“When Esther Rantzen set up ChildLine, she did so to protect children from adult abuse.

Assaulting children is the nastiest of crimes. Thanks to ChildLine hundreds, perhaps even thousands, have been spared the ongoing agony of ill-treatment.

Many others at risk can take comfort in knowing that help is only a phone call away and for that Esther and ChildLine deserve our praise and our gratitude.

That was why we were astonished to discover Esther’s attitude to the sordid secrets of teacher Alex Standish. Standish helped Esther and her ‘That’s Life’ team to expose the goings-on at Crookham Court boys’ school and bring the guilty men to justice. Yet, as we reveal today, Standish is a pervert himself, a sadistic fantasist, who is unfit to have any child in his care. And Esther knew it.

But when he got another job at a boys’ school in Orpington, Kent, neither Esther nor the Thames Valley Police, who also knew about him, felt they should tell the school authorities.

The police argue that because there was no evidence of a criminal offence they were not in a position to warn Standish’s present employers of his sick taste in amateur pornography.

Esther has no such excuse. And what she did, or rather failed to do, was a gross error of judgment. Her defence was that she and the police were waiting for worse to happen. Whether it did or didn’t is immaterial.

ChildLine is there to look after children. Not to use them as bait for a paedophile.

What The People publishes today will ensure that Standish never teaches children again.

The last question put to Esther by the Editor was what would SHE say to parents, if, as a result of her inaction, a child had been abused?

Three times she was asked. Three times she wouldn’t answer.

WHY? BECAUSE SHE COULDN’T.

NO HIDING PLACE FOR VILLAINS.

Just over a year ago, we branded two policemen as cowards for failing to help three colleagues from being beaten up by a drunken mob. The two P.C.’s sued us for libel.

Last week a High Court jury decided we were right and they were liars.

The People is proud of its motto to be frank, fearless and free and we will continue to expose public servants who fail in their duty.

CON-MEN, LIARS, HUMBUGS AND HYPOCRITES – YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.”

In the pleadings served on behalf of Miss Rantzen it was alleged that the articles by Mr. Radford on the front page and on pages 4 and 5 of The People bore the following meanings:

(a) That the plaintiff, knowing that Alex Standish was guilty of sexually abusing children, protected Standish by keeping that fact a secret because of his past services to her as confidential assistant in preparing a programme about the sexual abuse of children at Crookham Court School, thereby abandoning all her moral standards and in particular her publicly professed concern for abused children;

(b) That the plaintiff, knowing that Alex Standish was guilty of sexually abusing children, and notwithstanding her position as founder of the ChildLine Service for sexually abused children, took no action at all in respect of what she knew.

(c) That the plaintiff knowing since 1988 that Alex Standish was guilty of sexually abusing children at Crookham Court School and knowing since early 1989 that he was teaching at Cannock School, took no action in respect of the risk thus arising at Cannock School.

(d) That the plaintiff’s public statements and activities on behalf of sexually abused children, given her misconduct and culpable admissions as set out above, were insincere and hypocritical.

(e) That the plaintiff untruthfully told the Editor of The People that publication of a story about Alex Standish would blow Superintendent Hames’ inquiry into Alex Standish out of the water, when, she well knew, the truth was that Superintendent Hames would welcome such a story; and that she told this lie in an attempt to avoid publication of the facts of her misconduct and culpable admissions as set out above.

The Defendants served a Defence setting out pleas of justification and fair comment. In addition the Defendants strongly disputed the assertion that the article meant that Miss Rantzen had protected Mr. Standish as a reward for his help. The judge, however, and later the Court of Appeal on an interlocutory appeal, upheld the submission advanced on behalf of Miss Rantzen that this was a possible meaning which should be left to the jury. In the Defence the Defendants pleaded justification of the following meanings:

“(a) That the plaintiff knowing that Alex Standish was sexually depraved and perverted failed to warn Cannock School, Orpington, Kent, the Headmaster of the school, parents of the children at the school and the public thereof.

(b) The plaintiff deprived Cannock School, the Headmaster and parents of children at the school of the opportunity of taking preventative steps to ensure that children at the school were not left in the custody of Alex Standish and exposed to the risk of homosexual abuse or depravity.

(c) The plaintiff by her actions, in good faith but mistakenly, exercised a judgement which risked children at Cannock School remaining in the custody of Alex Standish and, being at risk to homosexual abuse or depravity instead of seeking to ensure that they were forthwith removed from his custody.

(d) That the plaintiff sought to persuade the defendants that they should not publish a story about Alex Standish by making statements to them which were (as the plaintiff must have known) false and/or thereby compounded the plaintiff’s own error of judgement in depriving Cannock School, the Headmaster and parents of children at the school of [the opportunity of] taking preventative steps to ensure that the children at the school were not left in the custody of Alex Standish and so exposed to the risk of homosexual abuse or depravity.”

The meanings set out in (d) above were added by way of an amendment made a month before the trial.
In support of the plea of fair comment the defendants pleaded that the articles were fair comment on a matter of public interest “namely the plaintiff’s judgement in failing to alert Cannock School, the Headmaster of the school, parents of children at the school and the public as to her knowledge in relation to Alex Standish.”
In answer to the plea of fair comment Miss Rantzen served a Reply alleging that the defendants had been actuated by express malice. She relied on, inter alia, an article about her published in the issue of The People on the following Sunday, 10 February 1991.
THE BACKGROUND TO THE ARTICLES.
Miss Rantzen is the presenter of the B.B.C. Television programme “That’s Life”. In addition she is the founder and chairman of the ChildLine charitable service for sexually abused children. The ChildLine service was established in October 1986. In her evidence at the trial Miss Rantzen explained that in the following five years about 190,000 children had been counselled and helped by making use of the ChildLine service, though she added that the service received about 10,000 attempted calls every day. In addition she told the court that she had set up the ChildLine Educational Trust to try to help children who had been abused and needed further counselling.
In February 1989 Miss Rantzen’s attention was drawn to Crookham Court School, a private preparatory school near Newbury in Berkshire. A former pupil wrote to her to say that he had been abused while at the school. As a result of receiving this letter Miss Rantzen together with Mr. Richard Woolfe, a senior producer on the “That’s Life” programme, made enquiries which involved interviewing former pupils at the school and some members and ex-members of the school staff. One of those interviewed was Mr. Standish.
Mr. Standish told Miss Rantzen and Mr. Woolfe that he had been a teacher at the school, that it was a very unsatisfactory school which had a “feeling of a culture of abuse”, and that he believed that some of the teachers had abused children at the school. The meeting with Mr. Standish took place at the B.B.C. offices at Lime Grove on 20 April 1989. He had resigned as a teacher at Crookham Court in February 1989.
Following the interviews with former pupils at Crookham Court and with members of the staff including Mr. Standish, Mr. Woolfe began to assemble material for a television programme about the school to be broadcast at the end of May 1989.
On 14 May 1989 Mr. Woolfe met Mr. Ian Mucklejohn, who was then a part time teacher at Crookham Court. Mr. Mucklejohn handed Mr. Woolfe copies of some pornographic documents which he said he had been told had been found in the possession of Mr. Standish. As a result Mr. Woolfe spoke to Mr. Standish about the pornographic material which had been found in his possession but Mr. Standish denied that he was the author of it. Meanwhile Miss Rantzen showed copies of it to Mr. Hereward Harrison, Childlines’ Director of counselling. The suspicions about Mr. Standish remained, however, and it was arranged that the three boys who were living with him as his wards should visit London to meet Miss Rantzen, Mr. Woolfe and Mr. Harrison. When interviewed none of the boys made any complaint about Standish. Meanwhile Mr. Woolfe gave copies of the pornographic material to the police at Newbury.
On 28 May and 4 June 1989 programmes exposing sexual abuse at Crookham Court School by three members of the staff were broadcast on the “That’s Life” programme on television. These programmes were based on information provided by pupils and former pupils at the school. On 22 June 1989 Crookham Court School closed.
On 26 June 1989 Mr. Standish was interviewed by the Newbury police. Following the interview Detective Constable Parsons spoke to Mr. Woolfe, informing him that though Mr. Standish admitted that he was the author of the pornographic material the police accepted his explanation. At that time Detective Chief Inspector Morey was in charge of the enquiry into Mr. Standish’s conduct. Mr. Parsons told Mr. Woolfe that the “That’s Life” programme should leave Mr. Standish alone.
In about January 1990 Mr. Standish obtained a teaching post at Cannock School in Kent. It was not, however, until 16 July 1990 that Mr. Woolfe was informed by Mr. Michael Gold, a former headmaster of Crookham Court School, that Mr. Standish was teaching at Cannock. At that time Miss Rantzen was in Australia.
On 30 July 1990 Mr. Woolfe spoke to Detective Superintendent Hames, the head of the Obscene Publications Department at Scotland Yard. On 31 July Mr. Woolfe sent copies of the pornographic material to Mr. Hames who then instructed two of his officers to discuss the matter with the Thames Valley Police. Also in July 1990 (on 21 July) Mr. Woolfe had a long talk with JS a former pupil at Crookham Court, who told Mr. Woolfe that Standish had not sexually abused him in any way.
In September 1990 Mr. Woolfe told Miss Rantzen about what had happened in the previous July. On 26 November 1990 Miss Rantzen and Mr. Woolfe met Mr. Michael Fallon MP at the Department of Education. Mr. Fallon was told about the pornographic material and on 4 December 1990 copies of this material were sent to the Department.
On 30 December 1990 JS wrote to Mr. Mucklejohn. In this letter JS alleged for the first time that Mr. Standish had abused him. Copies of this letter were sent to Mr. Woolfe and also to Mr. Barker at the Department of Education, who was responsible for the administration of the regulations under which the Secretary of State can ban individuals from teaching. On 17 January 1991 Mr. Woolfe gave a copy of the letter from JS to Detective Superintendent Hames. JS had been one of the three boys who had visited London on 29 May 1989 and he had also been seen by Mr. Woolfe on 21 July 1990. On neither of these previous occasions, however, had JS made any allegations against Mr. Standish.
In this summary of the background to the case we have not attempted to deal in detail with all the matters which arose in the course of the evidence. In general terms the case for Miss Rantzen was that she had done all she could to bring her anxieties about Mr. Standish to the attention of the authorities and that she believed that the police were keeping a careful watch on Mr. Standish. It was in these circumstances that she urged the editor of The People not to publish the article because it might interfere with the enquiries which were being carried on.
The case for the defendants on the other hand was that the pornographic material was of such a revolting nature that it could only have been written by someone who was likely to abuse children sexually and that steps should have been taken by Miss Rantzen to alert Cannock School to the fact that Mr. Standish had been responsible for writing it. The Case for the Defendants in support of the Appeal.
It was accepted by counsel on behalf of the appellants that for the purposes of the appeal it was necessary to concede that the jury had been persuaded that the articles bore the meanings which Miss Rantzen sought to put upon them. Accordingly it was inevitable that a substantial award of damages would be made if Miss Rantzen succeeded on the issue of liability. Nevertheless it was submitted that on a number of grounds the award of £250,000 could not be supported. It will be convenient to consider these grounds under three main headings:

(A) Alleged misdirections by the Judge.

(B) The argument that the sum awarded by the jury was excessive.

(C) Whether the Court of Appeal should interfere and substitute another award.

(A) Alleged Misdirections by the Judge.
It was submitted on behalf the appellants that they were entitled to a new trial on the ground of mis-direction. It was recognized by counsel that RSC Order 59 r.11 (4) did not apply to an application for a new trial on the ground of misdirection. It was also accepted that the court had to take into account the provisions of Order 59 r.11 (2):

“The Court of Appeal shall not be bound to order a new trial on the ground of misdirection ….. unless in the opinion of the Court of Appeal some substantial wrong or miscarriage has been thereby occasioned.”

The first complaint of misdirection put forward was that the judge had failed to give sufficient guidance to the jury about the financial implications of their award in accordance with the guidelines set out inSutcliffe v. Pressdram Ltd. [1991] 1 QB 153. At page 178 G Lord Donaldson MR said:

“In the instant case I cannot believe that the jury appreciated the true size of the award which they were making. This is understandable. Despite the inflation which has occurred in the post-war years, sums of money of £100,000 or more, and in many cases less, still lack the reality of the £1 coin or the £5 note. In the lives of ordinary people they are unlikely ever to intrude except in form of the nominal sale or purchase price of a house. I say ‘nominal’ because in such transactions the only sense in which these sums are real is in the effect which they have in determining the amount of the mortgage payments and the size of the relatively small sum which the purchaser has to pay in cash. Even to the vendor, they do not usually spell wealth, but only the means of reducing the amount of the mortgage payments on his new home.

What is, I think, required, is some guidance to juries in terms which will assist them to appreciate the real value of large sums. It is, and must remain, a jury’s duty to award lump sums by way of damages, but there is no reason why they should not be invited notionally to ‘weigh any sum which they have in mind to award’.

Whether the jury did so, and how it did so, would be a matter for them, but the judge could, I think, properly invite them to consider what the result would be in terms of weekly, monthly or annual income if the money were invested in a building society deposit account without touching the capital sum awarded or, if they have in mind smaller sums, to consider what they could buy with it.”

In addition we were referred to the judgment of Russell L.J. in the same case at page 190.
In the present case the judge quite correctly followed the current practice of explaining to the jury that the law does not allow either the judge or counsel to indicate what damages would be appropriate. He told them, again quite correctly, that he was not permitted to tell them by way of comparison what awards are received by a plaintiff who has been totally or partially paralysed as a result of an accident or who has lost a limb. He explained the purpose of compensatory damages and then continued (86E):

“The figure you come up with, if you get to that point, must be a fair and reasonable one. It must not be miserly otherwise the suspicion will linger. On the other hand, the figure must not be wildly excessive. Be reasonable. Keep your feet on the ground. In so arriving at a figure you are entitled to take into account the value of money, what it can buy – a house, a car or a holiday. The question of costs might cross your mind. They are totally irrelevant to the question of damages. The question of costs is for me to determine depending on your verdict. You will arrive at a reasonable figure having balanced out the factors which you think may aggravate and so increase the figure or mitigate and so reduce the figure.”

It is true that in this passage the judge did not direct the jury’s attention to the fact that a large sum of money could produce an income which could be enjoyed while the principal sum was left intact. In our judgement, however, the judge gave sufficient guidance to the jury by telling them to take into account the value of money and to relate it to its purchasing power by reference to a house, a car or holiday. He might have gone further but we are satisfied that this suggestion of misdirection is not made out.
Counsel’s second complaint of misdirection was that the judge had failed to give the jury any direction on the lines adumbrated in Pamplin v. Express Newspapers Ltd. [1988] 1 WLR 116. In that case Neill L.J. pointed out that although a defence of partial justification may not prevent the plaintiff from succeeding on the issue of liability the facts proved by the defendant may be of great importance on the issue of damages.
Here again we consider that the judge gave the jury sufficient guidance on the facts of this case. At page 88 of his summing up he said:

“You are entitled to bear in mind that the defendants have sought to justify and say that what they wrote in part was true in substance and in fact. Here of course you must be careful. You may well find that they have justified part of what they wrote against her in substance and in fact and that it was true, and insofar as they have succeeded obviously she is not entitled to any award at all. But where they have sought to justify and they have failed she is entitled to compensation and the fact that it has taken your verdict to nail the lie and prove their justification plea was mis-founded. Your award can reflect that fact.”

The judge might have explained the matter in greater detail, but he drew the jury’s attention to the fact that damages should not be awarded for that part of the words complained of which had been proved to be true. It is also necessary to bear in mind that by their verdict the jury clearly rejected the suggestion that the articles meant no more than that Miss Rantzen had been guilty of errors of judgement. They were satisfied that she had been the victim of a very serious libel. Pamplin’s was quite different. In that case Mr. Pamplin admitted that his conduct could be described as slippery and indeed unscrupulous and that he did not really object to being called a liar. His objection was to being called a “spiv”. As the judge explained at the trial in Mr. Pamplin’s case the damages were to be as compensation for what had been described as the “over the top” element of calling the plaintiff a “spiv”. We turn therefore to the next matter of complaint.
Counsel submitted that the judge misdirected the jury by inviting them to take into account in assessing damages the fact that the defendants had not apologized to the plaintiff. It was said that a failure to apologize can only aggravate damages where a plea of justification or fair comment is not an honest plea.
Mr. Gray drew our attention to a passage in the speech of Lord Guest in Morgan v. Odhams Press Ltd. [1971] 1 WLR 1239 at 1262D:

“There was another misdirection when the learned judge told the jury that they might, in considering the amount of damages, take into consideration the fact that the respondents had never apologized…. In my view, this direction by the judge does not represent the law. Failure to apologize is not evidence of malice…. By parity of reasoning it cannot increase the damages.”

We were also reminded that in the same case at 1247A Lord Reid left open the question whether mere failure to make an apology can ever justify aggravation of damages, though he doubted whether it could. In addition we were shown a passage in the judgment of Toohey J in Coyne v. Citizen Finance Ltd. (1991) 172 CLR 211 at 237 where he said:

“Mere persistence, or even vigorous persistence, in a bona fide defence, in the absence of improper or unjustifiable conduct, cannot be used to aggravate compensatory damages.”

In our judgment the relevance of the absence of an apology depends upon the facts of the case. InMorgan (supra) the defence was that the words did not refer to the plaintiff and could not be understood to refer to him. The absence of an apology was therefore explicable. In other cases, though the absence of an apology may be no proof of malice, it can increase the injury to the plaintiff’s feelings.
Lord Hailsham’s speech in Broome v. Cassell [1972] AC 1027 is strong support for the proposition that the absence of an apology can be taken into account in aggravation of damages. At 1071 E he said:

“Quite obviously, the award must include factors for injury to the feelings, the anxiety and uncertainty undergone in the litigation, the absence of an apology, or the reaffirmation of the truth of the matters complained of, or the malice of the defendant.”

To the same effect is the following passage in the judgment of Nourse L.J. in Sutcliffe (supra) at 184 D:

“The conduct of a defendant which may often be regarded as aggravating the injury to the plaintiff’s feelings, so as to support a claim for ‘aggravated’ damages, includes a failure to make any or any sufficient apology and withdrawal; ….”

In the present case the judge told the jury (87 G) that they were entitled to take into account the fact that there had been “no apology throughout”. In the context of the present case we do not regard that as a misdirection.
Next, counsel submitted that the judge erred in directing the jury that they could take account of the fact that the defendants had persisted in a plea of justification.
It has often been said that the fact that a defendant persists in a plea of justification or fair comment is no evidence whatever of malice unless the plea has been put forward mala fide. It has also been said that the persistence in such a plea should not be taken into account in aggravation of damages. It may merely show that the defendant, though mistaken, has a firm and honest belief in the strength of his case. On the other hand, if one looks at the matter not from the point of view of the state of mind of the defendant but for the purpose of assessing the injury to the plaintiff’s feelings, it is easy to see that a contest which involves justification or fair comment may increase the injury and add greatly to the anxiety caused by the proceedings which the plaintiff has had to bring to clear his name. in Broome v. Cassell (supra) at 1125 Lord Diplock discussed the difficulty of allocating compensatory damages between ordinary damages and aggravated damages. He continued:

“The harm caused to the plaintiff by the publication of the libel upon him often lies more in his own feelings, what he thinks other people are thinking of him, than in any actual change made manifest in their attitude towards him. A solatium for injured feelings, however innocent the publication by the defendant may have been, forms a large element in the damages under head (1) itself [ordinary damages] even in cases in which there are no grounds for ‘aggravated damages’ under head (2). Again the harm done by the publication for which damages are recoverable under head (1) does not come to an end when the publication is made. As Lord Atkin said in Lev v. Hamilton: ‘It is impossible to track the scandal, to know what quarters the poison may reach.’ So long as its withdrawal is not communicated to all those it has reached it may continue to spread. I venture to think that this is the rationale of the undoubted rule that persistence by the defendant in a plea of justification or repetition of the original libel by him at the trial can increase the damages. By doing so he prolongs the period in which the damage from the original publication continues to spread and by giving it further publicity at the trial …. extends the quarters that the poison reaches.”

The final suggestion of misdirection was based on the complaint that the judge had given insufficient prominence to the factors which tended to mitigate the damages. In addition the judge was at fault, it was said, in referring to the mitigating factors as though they were merely comments of counsel rather than points which could properly be taken into account to reduce the jury’s award.
We see nothing in this complaint. The judge listed the matters which Mr. Gray had stressed in a passage at the conclusion of his summing up. He thereby gave them what we regard as entirely satisfactory prominence.
In our judgment there was no misdirection of any significance in this case. In any event, even if one assumes that there may be some merit in some of the individual complaints, we are quite satisfied that there is no possibility that any misdirections led to the risk of injustice or any substantial wrong or miscarriage”.
(B) The argument that the sum awarded by the Jury was excessive.
The second main ground of appeal was that the sum of £250,000 was excessive and unreasonable. It was so large as to indicate that the jury must have applied a wrong measure of damages and furthermore amounted to a restriction or penalty on the right to freedom of expression. The argument under this heading was developed on the following lines:(1) That the Court of Appeal has power to order a new trial on the ground that the damages awarded by the jury were excessive. This power has been given statutory recognition in section 8(1) of theCourts and Legal Services Act 1990 (the 1990 Act).

(2) That in the past this power has only been exercised in a small minority of cases where the damages have been regarded as so excessive as to be “divorced from reality” (McCarey v. Associated Newspapers Ltd. [1965] 2 QB 86, 111 per Willmer L.J.). The barrier against the grant of a new trial has been set very high.

(3) That the exercise of the power to order a new trial requires to be re-examined in the light of

(a) the fact that section 8(1) of the 1990 Act refers to “excessive” damages and contains no indication that the power can only be exercised where the damages are, for example, “grossly excessive” or “excessive and wholly unreasonable”.

(b) the fact that the Court of Appeal is now empowered under section 8(2) of the 1990 Act and RSC Order 59 r.11(4), in place of ordering a new trial, to substitute for the sum awarded by the jury “such sum as appears to the court to be proper”.

(c) the fact that it has been established by recent authorities that the common law is consistent with Article 10 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (the Convention).

(4) That in any event, even if one applied the old test which had to be satisfied for the grant of a new trial, the damages were excessive and the court should exercise its powers under section 8(2) of the 1990 Act and Order 59 r.11(4).

In order to examine these submissions it is necessary to start by setting out the text of section 8 of the 1990 Act, of Order 59 r.11(4) and of Articles 10 and 13 of the Convention. Section 8 of the 1990 Act, as far as is material provides:

“(1) In this section ‘case’ means any case where the Court of Appeal has power to order a new trial on the ground that damages awarded by a jury are excessive or inadequate.

(2) Rules of Court may provide for the Court of Appeal, in such classes of case as may be specified in the rules, to have power, in place of ordering a new trial, to substitute for the sum awarded by the jury such sum as appears to the court to be proper.

Order 59 r.11(4), which applies to appeals set down after 31 January 1991, is in these terms:

“in any case where the Court of Appeal has power to order a new trial on the ground that damages awarded by a jury are excesssive or inadequate, the court may, instead of ordering a new trial, substitute for the sum awarded by the jury such sum as appears to the court to be proper;…”

Article 10 of the Convention provides:

“1. Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. This article shall not prevent States from requiring the licensing of broadcasting, television or cinema enterprises.

2. The exercise of these freedoms, since it carries with it duties and responsibilities, may be subject to such formalities, conditions, restrictions or penalties as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society, in the interests of national security, territorial integrity or public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, for the protection of the reputation or rights of others, for preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence, or for maintaining the authority and impartiality of the judiciary.”

In addition our attention was drawn to Article 13:

“Everyone whose rights and freedoms as set forth in this Convention are violated shall have an effective remedy before a national authority notwithstanding that the violation has been committed by persons acting in an official capacity.

It was common ground that in the past appellate courts have been very reluctant to interfere with an award of damages made by a jury. The barrier to be surmounted was a high one. The question for consideration in the present appeal is whether this barrier needs to be re-assessed in the light of pronouncements made by the House of Lords in the context of the right of freedom of expression.
Counsel for Miss Rantzen submitted that there was no reason to depart from the former practice which had been reaffirmed by the Court of Appeal not only in Sutcliffe v. Pressdram (supra) but also more recently in Gorman v. Mudd (unreported) (15 October 1992). In Sutcliffe Lord Donaldson collected together some of the formulations which had been used to identify the test which had to be satisfied before the Court of Appeal could grant a new trial. These formulations included:

“(1) ‘The damages are so excessive that no twelve men could reasonably have given them’: Praed v. Graham (1889) 24 QBD 53, 55 per Lord Esher MR.

(2) ‘There must be some reasonable relation between the wrong done and the solatium applied’:Greenlands Ltd. v. Wilmshurst [1913] 3 KB 507, 532 per Hamilton L.J.

(3) The damages are ‘out of all proportion to the circumstances of the case’: Scott v. Musial [1959] 2 QB 429, 437 per Morris L.J.

(4) ‘It is out of all proportion to the facts or such that twelve reasonable men could not have made such an award’: Lewis v. Daily Telegraph Ltd [1963] 1 QB 340, 380 per Holroyd Pearce L.J.

(5) The jury’s award was ‘divorced from reality’: McCarev v. Associated Newspapers Ltd [1965] 2 QB 86, 111 per Willmer L.J.”

In the reports there are many other passages to the same effect. Counsel for Miss Rantzen submitted that these tests remained unaffected by any recent changes in the law.
On behalf of the defendant, however, it was submitted that section 8 of the 1990 Act now empowers the court to intervene more readily and to apply a less stringent test. Counsel contended that section 8 was enacted to address the concern which was widely felt that awards of damages in libel actions had become unreasonable. The new power conferred by section 8 of the 1990 Act, and by the Rule made under it, was clearly designed to be exercisable whenever an award of damages was considered by the Court of Appeal to be “excessive.” It was no longer necessary or appropriate to use the barrier against interference which the earlier formulations had erected.
At the invitation of the parties and in order to resolve a possible ambiguity as to the meaning of the word “excessive” in section 8(1) of the 1990 Act the court consulted the passage in Hansard for 20 February 1990 when the Lord Chancellor introduced the clause in the House of Lords. At that stage the Lord Chancellor was moving an amendment to introduce a new clause 7A to the Courts and Legal Services Bill. In his speech the Lord Chancellor said this (col. 170 – 171):

“The power is a useful addition to the powers available to the Court of Appeal. I do not believe that I can be accused of coming forward with the amendment too soon, seeing that it was first suggested in 1948. That suggestion was reinforced in 1975. Both those committees [the Porter Committee and the Faulks Committee] suggested a rather wider formulation than this rule. It is within the recommendation but it does not go quite so far. On the other hand, it may be wise to allow the juries to fix damages in the first place. The difficulty of the previous formulations was to see on what grounds it would be right to allow the Court of Appeal to interfere in a jury’s verdict. That is not being touched by the amendment. It deals only with the consequences of the Court of Appeal coming to that conclusion. I believe that it is a useful although not a major change in the law.”

Counsel for Miss Rantzen submitted that this passage made it plain that the change in the law was not introduced to lower or otherwise interfere with the barrier which had to be surmounted before the Court of Appeal could exercise a power to order a new trial. The amendment was introduced merely to give the court the opportunity of substituting a different award once it had been established that the power to order a new trial could be exercised.
We agree that this passage in the Lord Chancellor’s speech does not by itself lend any support to the propositions advanced on behalf of the appellants. As we explain later, however, it is necessary to examine the powers of the court to order a new trial and to substitute a fresh award in accordance with section 8 (2) of the 1990 Act and Order 59 r.11(4) in the light of the guidance recently given by the House of Lords as to the relationship between the common law and Article 10 and also in the light of the guidance as to the proper scope of Article 10 given by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg (the court in Strasbourg).
It was accepted by counsel on behalf of the appellants that article 10 cannot be applied directly because the Convention has not been formally adopted by Parliament so as to have become part of English Law. It was also accepted that, by reason of paragraph 2 of Article 10, the “right to freedom of expression” enshrined in paragraph 1 had to be considered subject to such conditions and restrictions as are contained in domestic law. It was submitted, however, that these conditions and restrictions had to be interpreted so as to take account of the decisions of the Court in Strasbourg.
It was therefore submitted:
(a) That any relevant conditions or restrictions had to be “prescribed by law”. There was no statutory basis for the practice whereby a jury was free to award a sum of damages without any clear instruction by the court as to the principles to be applied or the precedents to be followed.
In this context counsel referred us to paragraph 49 of the decision of the Court in Strasbourg in The Sunday Times v. The United Kingdom [1980] 2 EHRR 245 at 271:

“In the courts’ opinion, the following are two of the requirements that flow from the expression ‘prescribed by law’. First, the law must be adequately accessible: a citizen must be able to have an indication that is adequate in the circumstances of the legal rules applicable to a given case. Secondly, a norm cannot be regarded as a ‘law’ unless it is formulated with sufficient precision to enable a citizen to regulate his conduct: he must be able – if need be with appropriate advice – to foresee, to a degree that is reasonable in the circumstances, the consequences which a given action may entail. Those consequences need not be foreseeable with absolute certainty: our experience shows this to be unattainable. Again, whilst certainty is highly desirable, it may bring in its train excessive rigidity and the law must be able to keep pace with changing circumstances. Accordingly, many laws are inevitably couched in terms which, to or a greater or lesser extent, are vague and whose interpretation and application are questions of practice.”

It was recognised that it would never be possible in advance to calculate damages with precision, but under the present practice no one, and certainly not a newspaper, had any means whereby, even with appropriate advice, he could foresee the consequences of the exercise by him of his right to freedom of expression.
(b) An award of £250,000 on the facts of the present case was not “necessary in a democratic society … for the protection of the reputation or rights” of Miss Rantzen. Miss Rantzen had not suffered any financial loss or any social damage. She continued to be an extremely successful television presenter. Counsel referred us to the general principles set out in the judgment of the Court in Strasbourg in The Sunday Times v. The United Kingdom (No.2) (26 November 1991). I should refer to paragraph 50 of the judgment:

“Argument before the court was concentrated on the question whether the interference complained of could be regarded as ‘necessary in a democratic society’. In this connection, the court’s judgments relating to Article 10 … enounce the following major principles.

(a) freedom of expression constitutes one of the essential foundations of a democratic society; subject to paragraph 2 of Article 10, it is applicable not only to ‘information’ or ‘ideas’ that are favourably received or regarded as inoffensive or as a matter of indifference, but also to those that offend, shock or disturb. Freedom of expression, as enshrined in Article 10, is subject to a number of exceptions which, however, must be narrowly interpreted and the necessity for any restrictions must be convincingly established

(b) these principles are of particular importance as far as the press is concerned. Whilst it must not overstep the bounds set, inter alia, ‘in the interests of national security’ or for ‘maintaining the authority of the judiciary’, it is nevertheless incumbent on it to impart information and ideas on matters of public interest. Not only does the press have the task of imparting such information and ideas: the public also has a right to receive them. Were it otherwise, the press would be unable to play its vital role of ‘public watchdog’.

(c) the adjective ‘necessary’, within the meaning of Article 10, paragraph 2, implies the existence of a ‘pressing social need’. The Contracting States have a certain margin of appreciation in assessing whether such a need exists, but it goes hand in hand with a European supervision, embracing both the law and the decisions applying it, even those given by independent courts. The Court is therefore empowered to give the final ruling on whether a ‘restriction’ is reconcilable with freedom of expression as protected by Article 10.

(d) The Court’s task, in exercising its supervisory jurisdiction, is not to take the place of the competent national authorities but rather to review under Article 10 the decisions they delivered pursuant to their power of appreciation. This does not mean that the supervision is limited to ascertaining whether the respondent State exercised its jurisdiction reasonably, carefully and in good faith; what the court has to do is to look at the interference complained of in the light of the case as a whole and determine whether it was ‘proportionate to the legitimate aim pursued’ and whether the reasons adduced by the national authorities to justify it are ‘relevant and sufficient’.”

Counsel submitted that it was apparent from this passage in the judgment that the Court in Strasbourg considered not only the rules of law which the domestic courts applied but also the results in practice of the application of those rules. Accordingly, in a case such as the present the Court in Strasbourg would be likely to scrutinize not only the unguided nature of the jury’s deliberations but also the result of those deliberations which had led to an award of £250,000. Such an award lay a long way outside the confines of the “margin of appreciation” accorded to national courts. In addition counsel referred us to the decision of the Court in Strasbourg in Lingens v. Austria (1986) 8 EHRR 407. In that case the publisher of a magazine in Vienna had been convicted of criminal defamation and had been fined as the result of the publication of two articles critical of the Austrian Chancellor. At page 418 the Court emphasised that it had to determine whether the action taken by the National Court was “proportionate to the legitimate aim Pursued”.
(c) That in considering whether the court could and should interfere with the jury’s award it was relevant to take account of the concerns expressed by the U.S. Supreme Court in New York Times Co- v. Sullivan (1964) 376 US 254; Curtis Publishing Co. v. Butts (1967) 388 US 130; Gertz v. Robert Welch Inc. (1974) 418 US 323 and Philadelphia Newspapers v. Hepps 475 US 767. By this series of decisions it was now established that where a newspaper article is on a matter of public concern it is for the plaintiff, whether he is a public official or a public figure or only an ordinary private citizen, to prove not only falsity but also fault before he can recover damages.

In this context we were referred to a passage in the speech of Lord Keith in Derbyshire County Council v. Times Newspapers [1993] 2 WLR 449 where it was held that it would be contrary to the public interest for institutions of central or local government to have any right at common law to maintain an action for damages for defamation. At page 456 Lord Keith referred to the decision of the Supreme Court of Illinois in City of Chicago v. Tribune Co. (1923) 139 NE 86 and to Sullivan’s case (supra). At page 457 he continued:

“While these decisions were related most directly to the provisions of the American constitution concerned with the freedom of speech, the public interest considerations which underlied them are no less valid in this country. What has been described as the chilling effect’ induced by the threat of civil actions for libel is very important.”

It was submitted that the public interest in the freedom of expression required a re-examination of the level of awards in defamation proceedings tried with a jury and of the present rules of practice which prevent or at any rate inhibit a judge from providing any adequate assistance to the jury as to the basis on which the damages should be awarded.
(d) That the present practice whereby damages can be awarded as a vindication of the plaintiff” was contrary to the principle of compensation because it had the effect of allowing the jury, even where exemplary damages were not claimed, to express their indignation.
On behalf of Miss Rantzen on the other hand Mr. Geoffrey Shaw Q.C. advanced very powerful arguments to counter each of these submissions put forward in support of the appeal. He reminded us quite rightly that Article 10 of the Convention is not part of English law and he drew our attention to the speech of Lord Bridge in R. v. Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex parte Brind [1991] 1 AC 696 for an exposition of some of the limited circumstances in which the court can have regard to the Convention. In addition he argued:

(a) That even if Article 10 were to be applied the award of damages fell clearly within paragraph 2 of Article 10. The jury was the tribunal “prescribed by law” to assess the damages.

(b) That a margin of appreciation was accorded to the national courts. No tribunal could be better than a jury to assess what was “necessary in a democratic society” to protect the reputation and rights of Miss Rantzen. In English law the jury were regarded as “the lamp by which freedom lives”.

We would like to pay tribute to the quality of the arguments on this aspect of the case.
(C) Whether the Court of Appeal should intervene and substitute another award.
It is always to be remembered that the Convention is not part of English domestic law and therefore the courts have no power to enforce Convention rights directly. Nevertheless, as Lord Bridge explained in Brind [1991] 1 AC 696 at 747 the United Kingdom is obliged “to secure to everyone within its jurisdiction the rights which the Convention defines including both the right to freedom of expression under Article 10 and the right under Article 13 to ‘an effective remedy before a national authority’ for any violation of the other rights secured by the Convention.

It is therefore clear that the Convention may be deployed for the purpose of the resolution of an ambiguity in English primary or subordinate legislation (see Brind at 760 per Lord Ackner), and that where there is an amibiguity the courts will presume that Parliament intended to legislate in conformity with the Convention, not in conflict with it (see Brind at 747 per Lord Bridge). It is also clear that Article 10 may be used when the court is contemplating how a discretion is to be exercised. Thus in Attorney General v. Guardian Newspapers Ltd. [1987] 1 WLR 1248 Lord Templeman at 1296 referred to Article 10 when considering whether the interference with the freedom of expression which the grant of an interlocutory injunction would entail was “necessary in a democratic society” for any of the purposes specified in paragraph 2 of Article 10.
Where freedom of expression is at stake, however, recent authorities lend support for the proposition that Article 10 has a wider role and can properly be regarded as an articulation of some of the principles underlying the common law. In Attorney General v. Guardian Newspapers (No.2) [1990] 1 AC 109 Lord Goff at 283 referred to the requirement that in order to restrain the disclosure of Government secrets it had to be shown that it was in the public interest that they should not be published. He continued:

“…I can see no inconsistency between English law on this subject and Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights. This is scarcely surprising, since we may pride ourselves on the fact that freedom of speech has existed in this country perhaps as long as, if not longer than, it has existed in any other country in the world. The only difference is that, whereas Article 10 of the Convention, in accordance with its avowed purpose proceeds to state a fundamental right and then to qualify it, we in this country (where everybody is free to do anything, subject only to the provisions of the law) proceed rather upon an assumption of freedom of speech, and turn to our law to discover the established exceptions to it. In any event I conceive it to be my duty, when I am free to do so, to interpret the law in accordance with the obligations of the Crown under this treaty. The exercise of the right to freedom of expression under Article 10 may be subject to restrictions (as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society) in relation to certain prescribed matters which include ‘the interests of national security’ and ‘preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence’. It is established in the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights that the word ‘necessary’ in this context implies the existence of a pressing social need, and that interference with freedom of expression should be no more than is proportionate to the legitimate aim pursued. I have no reason to believe that English law, as applied in the courts, leads to any different conclusion.”

In Derbyshire County Council v. Times Newspapers (supra), Lord Keith referred to this passage in Lord Goff’s speech and added these words, with which the other members of the House agreed, at 460G:

“I agree, and can only add that I find it satisfactory to be able to conclude that the common law of England is consistent with the obligations assumed by the Crown under the treaty in this particular field.”

There are other authorities which reflect a similar approach. For example in R. v. Well Street Stipendiary Magistrate, Ex parte Deakin [1980] AC 477 the House of Lords expressed the view that it would be a salutary reform in the law of defamation if no prosecution for criminal libel could be instituted without the leave of the Attorney General. Both Lord Diplock and Lord Keith added that if such a reform were introduced the Attorney General could then consider, in deciding whether to grant his consent in a particular case, whether the prosecution was necessary on any of the grounds specified in Article 10.2 of the Convention and that unless he was so satisfied he should refuse his consent.
How then should the Court of Appeal interpret its power to order a new trial on the ground that the damages awarded by the iury were excessive? How is the word “excessive” in Section 8 (1) of the 1990 Act to be interpreted?
After careful consideration we have come to the conclusion that we must interpret our power so as to give proper weight to the guidance given by the House of Lords and by the Court in Strasbourg. In particular we should take account of the following passage in Lord Goff’s speech in Attorney General v. Guardian Newspapers (No.2) (supra) at 283:

“The exercise of the right to freedom of expression under Article 10 may be subject to restrictions (as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society) in relation to certain prescribed matters which include the interests of national security’ and ‘preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence’. It is established in the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights that the word ‘necessary’ in this context implies the existence of a pressing social need, and that interference with freedom of expression should be no more than is proportionate to the legitimate aim pursued. I have no reason to believe that English law, as applied in the courts, leads to any different conclusion.”

If one applies these words it seems to us that the grant of an almost limitless discretion to a jury fails to provide a satisfactory measurement for deciding what is “necessary in a democratic society” or “justified by a pressing social need”. We consider therefore that the common law if properly understood requires the courts to subject large awards of damages to a more searching scrutiny than has been customary in the past. It follows that what has been regarded as the barrier against intervention should be lowered. The question becomes: Could a reasonable jury have thought that this award was necessary to compensate the plaintiff and to re-establish his reputation?
We must turn shortly to consider the award of damages in the Present case. Before doing so, however, we should express our conclusions as to what further guidance, if any, can be given to a jury by the judge in his summing up.
There is reason to suppose that the present absence of guidance is a source of concern to jurors themselves. At the conclusion of the trial in Savalas v. Associated Newspapers in 1976 the foreman of the jury wrote to The Times newspaper:

“It is no betrayal of the secrets of the jury room to confess, with the other jurors, I entered the Royal Courts of Justice on June 14th with not the remotest idea what compensation is paid for anything except perhaps a dented boot and wing; haloes are outside our normal terms of reference. Apparently that is why we were asked. If that is so, the court had the outcome it deserved from the appointed procedure.”

It is to be remembered that the present procedure is a matter of practice rather than of substantive law (see Sutcliffe (supra) at 178 C per Lord Donaldson MR), and that therefore the court is not bound by earlier precedents, though of course good reasons must be found before departing from an established practice. It is also to be remembered that even in the field of personal injuries references to awards in other cases is a comparatively recent development. Before the decision of the Court of Appeal in Bird v. Cocking & Sons Ltd. [1951] 2 TLR 1260 and the subsequent decision in Rushton v. National Coal Board [1953] 1 QB 495 it was not the practice for judges to allow awards in previous cases to be cited to them. It is also interesting to note that only thirty years later in Wright v. British Railways Board [1983] 2 AC 773 Lord Diplock was able to say at 784 that it was an important function of the Court of Appeal to lay down guidelines as to the quantum of damages appropriate to compensate for various types of commonly occurring injuries.
So far, however, the courts have declined to introduce similar guidelines either in cases where damages are assessed by jury or in cases of defamation. In Ward v. James [1966] 1 QB 273 a Court of Appeal of five judges presided over by Lord Denning MR emphatically rejected the submission that in cases of personal injury a jury should be referred to awards in comparable cases or even to any conventional figures.
Furthermore, in Sutcliffe’s case at 178 Lord Donaldson MR expressed the view that the reasoning inWard v. James was as valid today as it was then and applied “with far greater force to the assessment of damages in libel cases than it did to personal injury claims.”
It is for consideration whether this state of affairs should continue or whether the present practice conflicts with the principle

enshrined in the second paragraph of Article 10 that restrictions on the exercise of freedom of expression should be prescribed by law. As was said in The Sunday Timescase [1980] 2 EHRR 245, 271 “A norm cannot be regarded as a ‘law’ unless it is formulated with sufficient precision to enable the citizen to regulate his conduct” and to enable him to foresee, if need be with appropriate advice, the consequences which a given action may entail.
The matter can be approached in three stages:

(a) References to other jury awards in defamation cases.

(b) References to (what we may call) section 8 awards by the Court of Appeal in defamation cases.

(c) References to conventional awards in personal injury actions.

We are not persuaded that at the present time it would be right to allow references to be made to awards by juries in Previous cases. Until very recently it had not been the practice to give juries other than minimal guidance as to how they should approach their task of awarding damages and in these circumstances previous awards cannot be regarded as establishing a norm or standard to which reference can be made in the future.
Awards made by the Court of Appeal in the exercise of its powers under section 8 of the 1990 Act and 0.59 r.11(4) stand on a different footing. It seems to us that it must have been the intention of the framers of the 1990 Act that over a period of time the awards made by the Court of Appeal would provide a corpus to which reference could be made in subsequent cases. Any risk of over citation would have to be controlled by the trial judge, but to prevent reference to such awards would seem to us to conflict with the principle that restrictions on freedom of expression should be “prescribed by law”. The decisions of the Court of Appeal could be relied upon as establishing the prescribed norm.
We come therefore to the most difficult aspect of the matter, the possibility of references to awards in personal injury cases. One can start with the judgment of Diplock L.J. in McCarey v. Associated Newspapers [1965] 2 QB 86 where he said at 109:

“I am convinced that it is not just … that in equating incommensurables when a man’s reputation has been injured the scale of values to be applied bears no relation whatever to the scale of values to be applied when equating those other incommensurables, money and physical injuries. I do not believe that the law today is more jealous of a man’s reputation than of his life or limb. That is the scale of values of the duel. Of course, the injuries in the two kinds of case are very different, but each has as its main consequences pain or grief, annoyance or unhappiness, to the plaintiff.”

A little later he added:

“I do not accept that that higher scale of values in defamation cases is sanctioned by the law. It is, I think, legitimate as an aid to considering whether the award of damages by a jury is so large that no reasonable jury could have arrived at that figure if they had applied proper principles to bear in mind the kind of figures which are proper, and have been held to be proper, in cases of disabling physical injury.”

The approach of Diplock L.J. was echoed in the dissenting judgment of Mason C.J. and Deane J. in the High Court of Australia in Coyne v. Citizen Finance Ltd. (1991) 172 CLR 211 where they expressed the view at 221 that “it would be quite wrong for an appellate court, entrusted with hearing appeals in both defamation and personal injury cases, to be indifferent to the need to ensure that there was a rational relationship between the scale of values applied to the two classes of case”.
It has to be recognized, however, that the courts in England have rejected the notion that any satisfactory relationship between damages in defamation actions and damages in personal injury actions can be established. In Broome v. Cassell (supra) Lord Hailsham referred to the subjective element in damages for defamation at 1070:

“In almost all actions for breach of contract, and in many actions for tort, the principle of restitutio in integrum is an adequate and fairly easy guide to the estimation of damage, because the damage suffered can be estimated by relation to some material loss. It is true that where loss includes a pre-estimate of future losses, or an estimate of past losses which cannot in the nature of things be exactly computed, some subjective element must enter in. But the estimate is in things commensurable with one another, and convertible at least in principle to the English currency in which all sums of damages must ultimately be expressed.

In actions of defamation and in any other actions where damages for loss of reputation are involved, the principle of restitutio in integrum has necessarily an even more highly subjective element. Such actions involve a money award which may put the plaintiff in a purely financial sense in a much stronger position than he was before the wrong. Not merely can he recover the estimated sum of his past and future losses, but, in case the libel, driven underground, emerges from its lurking place at some future date, he must be able to point to a sum awarded by a jury sufficient to convince a bystander of the baselessness of the charge.

This is why it is not necessarily fair to compare awards of damages in this field with damages for personal injuries. Quite obviously, the award must include factors for injury to the feelings, the anxiety and uncertainty undergone in the litigation, the absence of apology, or the reaffirmation that the truth of the matters complained of, or the malice of the defendant. The bad conduct of the plaintiff himself may also enter into the matter, where he has provoked the libel, or where perhaps he has libelled the defendant in reply. What is awarded is thus a figure which cannot be arrived at by any purely objective computation. This is what is meant when the damages in defamation are described as being “at large””

We see the force of the criticism of the present practice whereby a plaintiff in an action for libel may recover a much larger sum by way of damages for an injury to his reputation, which may prove transient in its effect, than the damages awarded for pain and suffering to the victim of an industrial accident who has lost an eye or the use of one or more of his limbs. We have come to the conclusion, however, that there is no satisfactory way in which the conventional awards in actions for damages for personal injuries can be used to provide guidance for an award in an action for defamation. Despite Mr. Gray’s submissions to the contrary it seems to us that damages for defamation are intended at least in part as a vindication of the plaintiff to the public. This element of the damages was recognised by Windeyer J. in Uren v. John Fairfax & Sons Ltd [1966] 117 CLR 118, 150 and by Lord Hailsham inBroome v. Cassell (supra) at 1071. We therefore feel bound to reject the proposal that the jury should be referred to awards made in actions involving serious personal injuries.
It is to be hoped that in the course of time a series of decisions of the Court of Appeal will establish some standards to what are, in the terms of section 8 of the 1990 Act, “proper” awards. In the meantime the jury should be invited to consider the purchasing power of any award which they may make. In addition they should be asked to ensure that any award they make is proportionate to the damage which the plaintiff has suffered and is a sum which it is necessary to award him to provide adequate compensation and to re-establish his reputation.
We return to the facts of the present case.
A very substantial award was clearly justified for the reasons which Mr. Hartley explained. The jury were entitled to conclude that the publication of the article and its aftermath were a terrible ordeal for Miss Rantzen. But, as has been pointed out, Miss Rantzen still has an extremely successful career as a Television presenter. She is a distinguished and highly respected figure in the world of broadcasting. Her work in combating child abuse has achieved wide acclaim. We have therefore been driven to the conclusion that the court has power to, and should, intervene. Judged by any objective standards of reasonable compensation or necessity or proportionality the award of £250,000 was excessive.
We therefore propose to exercise our powers under section 8(2) of the 1990 Act and Order 59 r.11(4) and substitute the sum of £110,000.
Appeal allowed. Appellants to have one-third of their costs. Application of Respondent for leave to appeal to the House of Lords granted.

Finally, we look at Brave Ben Fellows (We have done a complete write-up on Fellows which includes Rantzen ignorance)

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Ben Fellows, is a actor who appeared in Eastenders, The Bill and Starlight Express before becoming an award-winning filmmaker

Ben was aged 13 when he arrived in London

He didn’t know it at the time but Ben was the newest member of a deeply sinister and secret club in which young and vulnerable innocents like him were passed around and abused like playthings. The leaders of this shameless parade in this plastic world were – indeed still are – household names.

Ben who did a newspaper interview in 2012, said. “I ran a gauntlet of pedophiles – both at the BBC and at other television production companies, and also in theatres, as well as on commercial photo shoots.”

Ben Fellows was contacted by Ruth Lewy from The Times newspaper on 16 October 2012. Senior Times journalist Jack Malvern interviewed Ben for an article that was to appear on 20 October 2012.

 

Malvern asked Ben to name the people who had abused him as a child.

 

1. Ben talked about cabinet minister Ken Clarke groping his penis in political lobbyist Ian Greer’s office. 

2. Aged 15, Ben was bedded by a lady at the BBC. Ben talked about a top female BBC producer who liked to have sex with teenagers including himself.

3. Ben listed the well known actors, casting directors, producers, directors, writers and executives who had  abused him sexually, or attempted to abuse him sexually, while he was a child actor.

4. Ben refers to a party in a house in the New Forest attended by the founder of a child protection charity (Esther Rantzen). At the party  Ben was given drugs, alcohol and was propositioned by men and women all night. Ben ended up passed out in the garden. The New Forest is close to a major base of MI6. Ben was aged just 15 at this time

5. Ben referred to a BBC person who is “a new star of SKY Television.” Rupert Murdoch is linked to Sky TV

6. He was propositioned by married actors and thespians with a penchant for boys and was almost raped in a grubby hotel room by one of the biggest TV stars of the Eighties.

Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper decided not to publish Ben’s story.

Full story here: My hell with Britain’s biggest stars says Ben Fellows

THE BBC EXECUTIVE AND A RIOTOUS HOUSE PARTY

One of the most shocking abuses of trust and power came at a house party thrown by BBC executives and attended by a raft of stars and their hangers on.

It was in Clapham in 1990 that a 15-year-old Ben, who was filming Model Millie for the corporation, claims that he was plied with alcohol and drugs, seduced and then shamelessly taken advantage of by a BBC employee who, incredibly, later worked in children’s entertainment.

As the music thumped, a host of high-profile BBC producers and directors waltzed in and out of the door to mix with a group of wide-eyed underage actors, almost all of whom were high on spirits and drugs.

Amid the chaotic scene Ben was introduced to one ambitious BBC employee, a female who was starting to make a name for herself in the world of children’s TV.

As the evening wore on and the house became littered with the prostrate bodies of those who succumbed to what was on offer the woman, who was 40, made a startling proposition.

She was fully aware Ben was a vulnerable teenager but the sex-hungry woman, who was at the party with her boss, was desperate to sleep with him.Ben recalls: “She offered to give me a lift back to her place and when we stopped she leant over and slowlykissed me before suggestively saying, ‘Do you want to come in for a coffee?’ Once we were inside her flat it wasn’t long before we were having sex. She knew how old I was. I was just 15 for goodness sake but it didn’t seem to matter. I’m sure it happened all the time.”WILD TIMES WITH A SHOWBIZ ICONThe now veteran darlings of light entertainment have made names for themselves with multiple primetime successes, loved by the BBC and always in demand.What people will be less familiar with are their insatiable appetites for cocaine.Another male comedy star who regularly appeared on prime time TV invited Ben to an end of production party at BBC Television Centre where anything went including, so it would appear, lines of cocaine.The culture of drug taking at the corporation during the late Eighties and early Nineties was so prevalent that this man had his drugs personally dispatched by motorcycle courier.And they were bought on expenses.Naturally Ben, who was still a young teenager at this time, was encouraged to take lines of the highly-addictive drug at these wild parties.He says: “I was only a boy of 14 but I thought I was an adult. It was a really heady time. When someone offers you coke at the BBC like this comic did it didn’t seem strange because it was happening all the time.“The end-of-run parties as they are called are riotous. Often someone would try and do something to you, a grope or similar, and if you didn’t respond they would move on to the next person.”Although he didn’t witness any horrific rape, sexual assault or molestation (the like of which has been well-documented in the sordid Savile scandal) he did see one doyen of light entertainment take a clutch of young girls back to his dressing room.On another occasion during a rehearsal for Model Millie Ben claims that he and his child co-stars were invited to a cocaine-fuelled party on BBC premises hosted by two of the BBC’s biggest stars of the time.“It got very late and I was very drunk. At that point (one of Britain’s best-loved stars) said to me, ‘Do you want to do some coke?’ so we slipped off to a dressing room. The problem was, I was just 15.“She was so drunk that later in the evening she was walking around with her breasts hanging out.”And Ben adds: “Prostitutes and escorts coming into the BBC was happening as standard.

“They would get you what you wanted as long as the ratings were being pulled in. The attitude was ‘nothing is going to get in the way of the BBC’.”

AN INDECENT PROPOSAL FROM A SUPERSTAR

The only time Ben says he feared for his life was when a Hollywood icon tried to rape him.

At the time the young actor was appearing in a West End play and as was the norm members of the cast and crew would regularly meet in late-night bars afterwards to relax.

The married British-born screen legend, who was one of the biggest names in the entertainment industry in the Eighties, approached Ben in a hotel bar and showered him with free drinks.

He later walked with Ben, who was a little worse for wear, to his hotel and helped him into his room before slamming the door shut.

Ben says: “He came up behind and then proceeded to force himself on me. I was feeling as if I wanted to be sick at any moment but couldn’t move.

“Amazingly, my friend was looking for me as I had disappeared from the bar suddenly and burst through the door as this star was on top of me.

“Then he punched me in the face to make it look as if it was all just a game and the rolling around was part and parcel of it. I thought I was in real danger.”

SEEDY SECRETS OF THE WEST END STAGE

As a child actor looking for bit-parts in stage musicals and repertory theatre Ben was mindful of being enthusiastic but there were limits as to what he was prepared to do to get a role.

One married icon of the industry groped Ben, he claims, in his office and tried to force his tongue down his throat after he was invited up for a “cosy chat”.

Naturally, in the bitchy world of professional theatre, Ben was discarded when this man’s advances were spurned.

However the incident also ruined his chances of appearing on stage as he was blanked whenever their paths crossed after that.

On another occasion a married, English-born actor stripped off completely naked in his dressing room before saying to Ben: “Tell every famous person you meet what you want to do and how hard you have trained.”

One of the most surprising names to be mentioned by Ben is that of a married, classically-trained stage and screen actor with a long list of credits to his name who preyed on Ben after he auditioned for a minor part in a major West End musical.

The actor, who will be known to millions for his appearance in an iconic movie during the Nineties, met the youngster after the matinee performance of the musical and invited him to come to his dressing room.

He was wearing only a dressing gown but he was fully exposed.

He circled Ben like a vulture as the teenager desperately tried to move from the window, to the door and back again, before he was able to make his excuses and leave.

The BBC was approached for comment but had not returned our calls before The Daily Express went to press.

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Jimmy savile

BBC Children in Need charity

Children in Need stashes sum away in investment portfolio

 

Oct 14, 2014 – BBC Children in Need has kept £87.7million stashed away in its …. The scandal emerged after auditors carried out an investigation into the

Children in Need investment holdings rise to £94 million

Nov 12, 2015 – The BBC’s Children in Need is sitting on investments worth £94 million

BBC Pudsey bear designer Joanna Ball aka Joanna Lane and Harvey Proctor

http://www.network54.com/Forum/506171/thread/1389304839/2/Children+In+Need+-+Jimmy+Savile+And+Other+Celebrities

Husband and wife BBC Tony Wadsworth and Julie Mayer

‘RICHARD AND JUDY OF RADIO’

 Tony Wadsworth and Julie Mayer – BBC presenters guilty of indecently assaulting underage boys in woodland

The pair, dubbed the Richard and Judy of local radio, denied all offences but a jury found them guilty after a trial

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3111830/tony-wadsworth-julie-mayer-bbc-radio-sex-offences-trial/

 

Children and greed? Charity’s average salary hits £42,000

Oct 15, 2017 – Greg James (L) and Fearne Cotton support BBC Children in Need … of The Great Charity Scandal and founder of the Snouts In The Trough …

Evidence which suggests Save the Children censored criticism of energy firms, to avoid upsetting corporate partners….

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-25273024

Children In Need Insults Our Intelligence

Millions raised, billions slashed: just who should have donated this year?

Nov 21 2017

Peter Newell

Children’s rights activist Peter Newell jailed for abuse

Feb 16 2018

A children’s rights activist has been jailed for six years and eight months for sexually abusing a boy in the 1960s.

Peter Newell was the former co-ordinator of the Association for the Protection of All Children charity.

The 77-year-old from Wood Green, north London, was sentenced last month at Blackfriars Crown Court.

He admitted five indecent and serious sexual assaults on a child under 16.

The Association for the Protection of All Children, or Approach, says its objectives are to prevent cruelty and maltreatment of children and advance public knowledge in the UK and abroad.

It says its focus is on protecting children from “physical punishment and all other injurious… whether inside or outside the home”.

Approach operates through the Children Are Unbeatable! Alliance in the UK and the Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children.

There is no suggestion the south London-based charity knew about Newell’s behaviour, which occurred before he was employed there.

In 2015 Approach brought a complaint to Europe’s top human rights watchdog against France and six other EU countries over its failure to explicitly ban smacking children.

Newell was listed as Approach’s co-ordinator in its accounts on the Charity Commission website, although the most recent document says he stood down from the role in May 2016.

According to the accounts, for the five years from 2012 to 2016, Approach received hundreds of thousands of pounds in income from the NSPCC, Barnardo’s, Save the Children and Unicef, as well as other organisations abroad and a private donor.

The latest accounts for 2017 show Approach only received funding for its overseas activities, and the NSPCC and Barnardo’s were not listed as having made any contributions.

Beneficiaries not at risk

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said Newell’s offences, which were first reported to it in March 2016, started when his victim was aged 12.

Police said they took place between 1965 and 1968 at a number of addresses and locations in south and east England, including London.

Newell pleaded guilty on 2 January to two charges of serious sexual assault between May 1966 and May 1968 and three charges of indecent assault committed between May 1965 and May 1968.

The Charity Commission said it was informed by Approach about the allegation against Newell in 2016.

It said: “We have been in correspondence with the charity on this matter since 2016 to ensure the charity’s safeguarding procedures are robust and that there are policies in place to protect its beneficiaries.

“The charity has confirmed that it has safeguarding policies and procedures in place which are being kept under review and that the charity and the trustees have very limited contact with children and that there is no suggestion that the charity’s beneficiaries were or are at risk.”

In 2007, Newell co-authored the Implementation Handbook for the Convention on the Rights of the Child for Unicef.

Unicef said it has “zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse”.

A spokesperson added: “We are deeply shocked to hear of the arrest of Peter Newell. We had no knowledge of this crime when he worked as a Unicef consultant 10 years ago. Unicef has since set in place strong procedures to vet staff and consultants.”

Barnardo’s said it was “one of over a 100 organisations that supported the Alliance”.

“We have no evidence that anyone at Barnardo’s was aware of these terrible charges and we no longer fund the Alliance,” a spokesman said.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43075546

Paedophile Peter Newell involved with the Cleveland Report

BN 68 – Ministry of Health and successors: Inquiry into Child Abuse in Cleveland 1987: Report and Papers

BN 68/87 1987 Jan 01-1987 Dec 31 Day 69 – 10.12.1987: Eric Bryan [Brian] Roycroft (Newcastle Social Services); Peter Newell (Children’s Legal Centre)

Day 70 – 14.12.1987: Dr Ralph Underwager (Institute for Psychological Therapies, Minneapolis); Susan Amphlett (Parents Against Injustice)

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/browse/r/h/C10939116


 

Save the Children charity ‘spent £100,000 of donated funds to shut down media reporting of sexual harassment cases’

  • Sir Alan Parker told MPs legal fees had been needed to ‘protect’ its reputation
  • Former chairman stepped down from Save the Children amid sex abuse scandal 
  • The 61-year-old resigned, accused of cover-up of sexual harassment allegations 
  • Former chairman admitted charity failed to disclose details about Justin Forsyth

Who is Sir Alan Parker? The multi-millionaire PR guru who goes on beach holidays with the Camerons

But the PR guru has also holidayed with David Cameron. He and the former Tory leader were pictured hitting the beach together in South Africa. Samantha Cameron is an ambassador for Save the Children.

Sir Alan later lent one of his properties – a £16.8 million seven-bedroom townhouse in Holland Park – to Mr Cameron and his family after they left Downing Street.

Gordon Brown is godfather to Sir Alan’s son, William.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/680859/lord-kinnock-jo-cox

Save the Children ‘spent £100,000 to shut down sex story’

May 23 2018,

The Save the Children charity was accused yesterday of spending £100,000 on lawyers to try to “shut down” media reporting of sexual harassment cases involving senior staff.

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Brendan Cox and Justin Forsyth

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Alan Parker with Samantha Cameron and Justin Forsyth at the Save the Children’s Secret Winter Gala

Sir Alan Parker, the charity’s former chairman, was questioned by MPs on the international development select committee about the handling of investigations into claims against the former senior executives Justin Forsyth and Brendan Cox.

The Charity Commission is investigating the handling of cases in 2012 and 2015 and the organisation has stopped bidding for funds from the Department for International Development pending the outcome.

Sir Alan was asked why Save the Children had spent money donated by the public to hire the City law firm Harbottle & Lewis to send “aggressive” letters to media.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/a88e7cb8-5dc4-11e8-881d-a1499f0c9519


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