Tuesday, 27 January 2015



MP 'professionally' burgled after submitting dossier

May to order independent sex abuse claims investigation

Home Secretary Theresa May is expected to announce a broad independent inquiry into how public institutions handled allegations of child abuse. Mrs May will give details of the probe as she makes a statement to MPs this afternoon.

MP 'professionally' burgled after submitting dossier

The son of the late MP Geoffrey Dickens, who approached the Government in the 1980s with claims that a paedophile network was operating within Westminster, has told ITV News that their family home was burgled on two occasions shortly after his father submitted the potentially explosive dossier.
On both occasions, nothing was taken, Barry Dickens explained.
He said that it was "strange" that someone would go to such effort to twice enter the property without actually stealing anything.

The Justice Department’s Child Porn ProbleM

The Justice Department’s Child Porn Problem

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The Vermont Police Academy case exposes this kind of police-judicial cooperation. Child porn was found on the work computer of, among others, Homeland Security’s trainer Dave McMullen at Vermont’s PoliceAcademy. McMullen is alleged to have committed suicide after thisdiscovery. Vermont’s Rutland Herald wanted the police records. Vermont’s Supreme Court denied this request providing legal cover of total secrecy for police who do child porn in Vermont. How is this in the best interest of Vermont’s children? It is not. It is, however, in the best interest of a pedophile ring.
Corrupt police and judges form powerful barriers no ordinary citizen can breach. Exposing pedophile rings, much less rescuing trafficked children, becomes impossible when judges and police protect each other.  In Maine, the retired police officer reported to the Department of Justice, “I have witnessed actions (or inactions) from Maine’s judiciary that I have not previously witnessed in 34 years of involvement with the court system.” Of Maine’s corruption, the officer said, “I am used to that from criminals but not from police officers.”  US Attorney General Eric Holder, Director of the Department of Justice, has taken no action.
When these kinds of crimes are ignored by the Department of Justice, there is a clear crisis in our Homeland. Children are being trafficked to feed America’s billion-dollar child porn industry. Too many police are involved.  Mr. Holder is allowing this national epidemic of child porn to flourish inside our justice system, crippling our most vulnerable citizens; our children.
America needs an Attorney General who enforces zero tolerance for child porn, particularly by government employees, and protects our children, not the government employees profiting from child porn. Democrats accuse Republicans of waging a war on women. Republicans must expose the war being waged on American’s children ignored by Eric Holder’s leadership.  Our children are being destroyed in record numbers by the very people sworn to protect them.  The Obama administration’s Department of Justice does not appear to care.
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To Alex Salmond MSP 1st Minister of Scotland,
                                                                   this is an open e-mail to yourself and the people of Scotland.
   I hereby state to you publicly Mr Salmond that you,the Ministers of your appointment and the local MP’s of this land are by their refusal to act,complicit in the satanic ritual and sexual abuse of children and in particular a woman with Downs Syndrome,namely Hollie Greig.
   I hereby state to you publicly Mr Salmond that you,the Ministers of your appointment and the local MP’s of this land are by their refusal to act,complicit in the cover up of the abuse of Hollie Greig to protect the alleged abusers because of their positions within the Scottish Establishment.
   I hereby state to you publicly Mr Salmond that you,the Ministers of your appointment and the local MP’s of this land are by their refusal to act,complicit in the ongoing abuse and harassment of both Hollie Greig and her mother Anne Greig by the authorities in England who are seeking to take Hollie Greig into care and away from her mother simply because she seeks justice in her life and would see her abusers held accountable for their actions.This again is a blatant attempt to silence those involved because of the “alleged” abusers perceived positions of grandeur.I am forced to use the word “alleged” because of the pathetic refusal of Scotland’s Government and legal system to investigate the abuse,again because of those involved.
   I hereby state to you publicly Mr Salmond that you,the Ministers of your appointment and the local MP’s of this land are by their refusal to act,complicit in the false arrest and imprisonment of one George Robert Green prisoner no:-125799,currently serving one year in prison for committing a breach of the peace in Scotland’s most expensive trial of its kind in history,well in excess of £500,000 of tax-payers money.Again a blatant attempt to silence those involved and protect the abusers.
   I hereby state to you publicly Mr Salmond that you,the Ministers of you appointment and the local MP’s of this land are by their refusal to act,complicit and are in full awareness of a highly dangerous and exclusive pedophile ring that operates within the realms of the Scottish Establishment.And by the refusal and failure to act against said pedophiles,you Mr Salmond and those within your Government and the Legal Systems of these lands place the children and the vulnerable of society in grave danger without prospect of protection from an openly fearful and corrupt system of Governance and care.
   I hereby also ask you again publicly Mr Salmond,”what or whom is the power that holds sway over so many and allows the abuse of our children to go uninvestigated and those in fear to be abused by those who are supposedly there to protect?”.
Once more Scotland awaits your reply
Gary Cluckie


UK Column Discussion / General / Children's Issues / P.I.E Paedophile Information Exchange
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Meadow was appointed Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Leeds in 1980, based at St James's University Hospital, having previously been a Senior Lecturer in the same department. He retired with the title Emeritus Professor in 1998.
In 1961, Meadow married Gillian Maclennan, daughter of Sir Ian Maclennan, the British ambassador to Ireland.
Sir Samuel Roy Meadow...appointed Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Leeds in 1980
a British paediatrician, who first came to public prominence following a 1977 academic paper describing a phenomenon dubbed Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (MSbP). In 1998, he was knighted for services to child health.
PHOTOCALL: Sir Jimmy will present a cheque to University Chancellor Lord (Melvyn) Bragg and Professor Michael Arthur at 3pm on Friday 14 July in the Clothworkers’ Court (beside the Great Hall) at the University.
1. LURE has been developed and led by Professor Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam Clinical Sub-Dean at Leeds Medical School and Consultant Vascular Surgeon at Leeds General Infirmary. It will provide research internships, leadership courses and funding for outreach work.
It has several tiers of mentoring, with students supported by leading clinical researchers at the University, leading up to engagement in one to-one mentoring with children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Scholars will also act as ambassadors for the University’s medical school at research meetings and in school programmes.
2. Sir Jimmy will meet the students and academics involved with LURE at an official launch of the programme later this year.
Leeds Undergraduate Research Enterprise
# What is Lure?
The Leeds Undergraduate Research Enterprise is a unique scheme which nurtures undergraduate medical students with research ambitions to become academic clinicians. Students selected to be scholars are given a bursary to conduct research during vacations. They meet monthly to review their development. Under the supervision of their academic mentor, the students develop valuable skills for their future clinical posts. In return, they act as ambassadors for Leeds Medical School. This scheme is made possible by generous donations and sponsorship. Students undertake research and then disseminate their experimental findings. Scholars go to conferences, produce posters and submit articles for publications. They develop mentoring, leadership and enterprise skills by participation in University and charitable events. The scheme encourages students to network in the University and beyond and to form international links. The scholarship scheme was devised by Professor Homer-Vanniasinkam and Dr Karen Lee, who act as Directors. The Directors aim to develop links with Universities and other medical institutions throughout the world. More recently, Professor Homer-Vanniasinkam has been associated with emerging technology projects and is keenly interested in the medical applications of these technologies; she has been appointed as the first Chair of the UK Nanomedicine Network which has been set up by the Institute of Nanotechnology. She has achieved the following prestigious awards.

A new institute will be created in memory of the local hero, Sir Jimmy Savile.
The scheme will be funded by money from a bequest from Sir Jimmy’s will.
The Savile Institute will concentrate on helping heart patients in Yorkshire and will be based at Leeds teaching hospitals. It will also include funds to aid young students in their academic careers.
The funeral of the radio DJ, who is believed to have raised over £40 million for charity, took place at Leeds Cathedral on Wednesday. His body had been lying in state at the Queen Hotel in Leeds City Centre this week, welcoming visitors to pay their farewells to the Leeds legend. He was buried in Scarborough on Thursday.
Sir Jimmy made a donation of £300,000 to the Leeds Undergraduate Research Enterprise (LURE) scheme in 2008. The project provides bursaries to students who undertake medical research and get involved with mentoring as part of the scheme. This scheme can now continue with the money left in the broadcasting legend’s will.
The co- directors of LURE, Professor Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam and Dr Karen Lee, said: “Sir Jimmy was a truly extraordinary citizen whose immense generosity was coupled with a vision to make people’s lives better, on every front. We, at the University of Leeds Medical School, were hugely privileged to have known Sir Jimmy and to have had his support for the LURE scholarship programme. We will miss his keen interactions with the scholars, and his boundless energy and support for LURE.”
Sir Jimmy volunteered at Leeds General Infirmary for more than 30 yearsoften working as a porter there. He had heart surgery himself in Leeds in 1997.

DEPRAVED: Savile wearing what appears to be a ring made from a glass eye on his finger

Dr Allison Graham of Leeds Hospital spoke at Sir Jimmy’s funeral on Wednesday. She said: “All the staff and patients felt better for meeting him. He was an amazing mentor, for him good was never enough. His devotion to patients was unwavering to the end.”
Sir Samuel Roy Meadow...appointed Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Leeds in 1980
He was influential in the thinking of UK social workers and child protection agencies, such as the NSPCC
Sir Jimmy to fund new heart institute in Leeds. Sir Jimmy Savile working as a hospital porter Sir Jimmy spent hours volunteering as a porter at Leeds.
Lots more here on Leeds Uni  & Savile
There's the picture of him cuddled up with The Beatles; the diamond incrusted, solid-gold wishbone around his neck given to him by a former South African prime minister; the framed photo of him with disgraced astronaut Lisa Nowak. "I did a personal appearance with her at Leeds University when she got back from space," he says. Before I've had a chance to comprehend this statement he continues. "After that she went home, packed her bags, drove 1,000 miles across America and tried to kill her love rival. Everyone said 'You bastard Jim! That could only happen to you!'"
Sir Jim is a magnet for the preposterous, improbable and surreal. This, he believes, is why he has been invited to Chequers by every British leader since Harold Wilson. "I spent 11 consecutive new years there with Margaret," he says of his friend Mrs Thatcher. "Once, I went round to every bedroom in the house and left notes by the telephones saying 'In case of national emergency, call Jimmy Savile' and put my number underneath. The foreign secretary Lord Carrington grassed me up to Margaret but she took one look at the notes and said 'What a very good idea!'"
# Leeds University - Schools Of Research
LIGHT - The Leeds Institute of Genetics Health and Therapeutics - http://www.leeds.ac.uk/medhealth/light/
LIHS - The Leeds Institute of Health Sciences - http://www.leeds.ac.uk/hsphr/
LIME - Leeds Institute of Medical Education - http://www.leeds.ac.uk/medicine/lime.html
LIMM - The Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine - http://www.limm.leeds.ac.uk/
LURE - Leeds Undergraduate Research Enterprise - http://www.leeds.ac.uk/medicine/lure/index.html
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Goodness, Goody smiley I learn something new from you every day! enlightened
That #Lord# Melvyn Bragg............. many comments on the internet about him and Kitty sharing 'hobbies' in common.........
But I've no idea what they mean - not sure I want to know
Guess Bragg and Cliff must be good mates?
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Melvyn Bragg, the writer and broadcaster, has written a novel that reveals the story of his first wife's suicide.
In the book, characters Natasha and Joe meet at Oxford in the Sixties, fall in love, marry and have a daughter, but then are torn apart by his infidelity.
Bragg met Lisa Roche, who came from an aristocratic French background, in Oxford.
Lord Bragg, 70, who is president of the mental health charity Mind, has said of the suicide: "I could have done things which helped and I did things which harmed. So yes, I feel guilt, I feel remorse."

Lord Bragg, 70, who is president of the mental health charity Mind:


Stephen Fry
September 21st, 2011
It was a great surprise to receive a letter some months ago from Lord Bragg (he of unimpeachable Melvynous South Banksy fame) asking if I might consider taking over from him as President of the charity MIND. Only a few years ago MIND had paid me the great compliment of appointing me their 2007 mental health “Champion” so I was fully aware of the organisation and the fine work they did.
MIND, as you may or may not know is, in its (I should now say “our”) own words: “the leading mental health charity in England and Wales.”

Mayall & Fry
June 9, 2014
In 1995, he featured in a production of the play Cell Mates alongside Stephen Fry. Not long into the run, Fry had a nervous breakdown and fled to Belgium, where he remained for several days, and the play closed.
In 2007, Mayall said of the incident:
“You don’t leave the trenches … selfishness is one thing, being a cunt is another. I mustn’t start that war again”
Some claim that Stephen Fry is a known paedophile and the real reason he quit the play was due to a 13 year-old boy making a complaint against him in Norwich.


 Stephen Fry        ✔ @stephenfry
Oh, Sir Jimmy Savile is no more. Spent a train journey from Leeds to London with him once. He was not as other men. Fascinating & rare: RIP
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Stephen Fry's 'lurid' speech was too much even for some of the liberal minded guests at dinner event

The comic treated guests to a graphic story about Gore Vidal’s stay at a top London hotel where he rang a gay escort agency to arrange a boy for an energetic afternoon session.
Fry’s lurid details of the sex act with the young man and what he would or would not perform was too much for some guests. ‘Fry’s speech was deeply distasteful
Princess Margaret on her first Hollywood trip. British drama critic, Kenneth Tynan, of Oh Calcutta notoriety,  and his wife threw a party for her.  Alongside Margaret is her close friend Gore Vidal, next to Jack Nicholson

Stephen Fry opens up about school sexual assault
TV personality Stephen Fry has revealed that he was sexually assaulted by another pupil while at school.
According to sources close to the programme, Fry denies that the event had lasting consequences for his mental health.
Fry's comedy comes under fire.  Plans to stage a comedy penned by actor Stephen Fry about paedophilia in a public school were condemned today.
Plans to stage a comedy penned by actor Stephen Fry about paedophilia in a public school were condemned today.
The award-winning play, which details a homosexual affair between a teacher and his 13-year-old pupil, is to be staged at Edinburgh's Festival Fringe.
But Latin! Or Tobacco and Boys, billed as "a play in two unnatural acts", has come under fire from a children's charity and city councillors.
A theatre company is about to sign a contract to stage the comedy as part of the Fringe programme.
Cambridge-based Activated Image said the play celebrated "the love of a man for a 13-year-old boy".
But the leisure and culture spokesman for Edinburgh's Conservative Party, James Gilchrist, attacked it as "gratuitous smut".
He said: "Stephen Fry's contribution to the world of theatre could be written on the back of a postage stamp.
"What kind of person thinks that paedophilia is funny? Hopefully theatre-goers will have the good sense to give this a wide berth."

"What kind of person thinks that paedophilia is funny?
Savile said in an interview. "I have a freshness of approach which they obviously find to their liking. I think I get invited because I have a natural, good fun way of going on and we have a laugh.

BBC rejects claim Stephen Fry 'trivialised' child abuse on QI
The BBC Trust has rejected a complaint that Stephen Fry “trivialised” child abuse during an episode of QI in which he recited a limerick about a chaplain’s desire for a choir boy.
During the episode, Fry recited the lines: “There was a young chaplain from King's / Who talked about God and such things / But his real desire / Was a boy in the choir / With a bottom like jelly on springs.”
The episode of QI, broadcast on BBC Two on 11 January, was followed by a Newsnight edition focusing on the Jimmy Savile scandal.
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No - not MIND as in

Mental health issues advice

This advice is for people seeking help with mental health issues, whether for themselves or for their partners, families or friends.
The Peter Tatchell Foundation (PTF) is unable to take on individual cases. We are a very small organisation, with very limited staffing and resources. But we can help direct people to the right organisations so that they can get the advice and the support they need.

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Stephen Fry, Alastair Campbell and Lord Melvyn Bragg


Stephen Fry, Alastair Campbell and Lord Melvyn Bragg Get It Off Your Chest - photocall held at the Victoria Tower Gardens.
Mental health charity Mind asks members of the public to 'get it off their chest'. Part of Mind Week. London, England - 11.05.09
Alistair Campbell -
British journalist, broadcaster, political aide and author, best known for his work as Director of Communications and Strategy for prime minister Tony Blair between 1997 and 2003. Campbell describes himself as a "communicator, writer and strategist" on his website

Campbell became interested in journalism. His first published work was Inter-City Ditties, his winning entry to a readers' competition in Penthouse Forum, the journalistic counterpart to the Penthouse pornographic magazine. This led to a lengthy stint writing pieces for the magazine with such titles as Busking with Bagpipes and The Riviera Gigolo, written in a style calculated to lead readers at the time to believe they were descriptions of his own sexual exploits.
He was a close adviser of Neil Kinnock, going on holiday with the Kinnocks, and worked closely with Robert Maxwell. Campbell punched The Guardian journalist Michael White after White joked about "Captain Bob, Bob, Bob...bobbing" in the Atlantic Ocean shortly after Maxwell's drowning in 1991
Shortly after Blair won the leadership of the Labour Party in 1994, Campbell left Today to become his spokesman

Iraq War

In the run-up to the Iraq War Campbell was involved in the preparation and release of the "September Dossier" in September 2002 and the "Iraq Dossier" (or "Dodgy Dossier") in February 2003. These documents argued the case for concern over possible weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in Iraq. Both have been criticised as overstating or distorting the actual intelligence findings. Subsequent investigation revealed that the September Dossier had been altered, on Campbell's orders, to be consistent with a speech given by George W. Bush and statements by other United States officials. On 9 September 2002, Campbell sent a memo to John Scarlett, the chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee, in which Campbell directed that the British dossier be "one that complements rather than conflicts with" the US claims.
Throughout his time in Downing Street, Campbell kept a diary which reportedly totalled some two million words. Selected extracts, titled The Blair Years, were published on 9 July 2007.
Campbell works both as a psychotherapist and a Labour party adviser, ...he wrote a book ...to tell his tale of Martin Sturrock, a troubled psychiatrist, and his half-dozen struggling patients.
The novel also stands as a warning about not seeking help when you need it. Those who make themselves vulnerable and reach out start to get better without exception.
His patienys in the novel : alcoholic minister,the sex-trafficked African beauty, the depressed warehouse shift worker, the philandering barrister, the rape victim and the horribly disfigured young teacher.
The one character who doesn't pays a heavy price. This seems schematic for a novel and also suggests too much optimism about the power of therapy. Six out of six would be an overly ambitious score for any real therapist.
^ (Agenda: depressed people should seek help with organisations like MIND?)
In May 2012, Campbell took a job at PR agency Portland Communications, at the invitation of Tim Allan, a former adviser to Tony Blair.
Along with Tony Blair, Campbell has also provided consultancy services to the government of Kazakhstan on "questions of social economic modernisation."
In an episode of Dead Ringers his close relationship with Tony Blair is satirised in an imaginary scenario where Blair is divorcing his wife. He is asked if it will be difficult to sack the person he most loves and cherishes replying "I'm not sacking Alastair Campbell".

He played an important role in the run-up to the 1997 general electionworking with Peter Mandelson to co-ordinate Labour's campaign.

Alastair Campbell and Tony Blair developed an intense friendship and at times, their relationship was more like that of an old married couple than a politician and a senior aide.
On one occasion in December 1994, the spin doctor went to see Blair at his Islington home to discuss the press reaction to his decision to send his son Euan to a selective school.
He recalls: "Up just after 6... I went in to see TB, who was standing stark naked reading the Mail."
It was not the only time the men would share intimate moments, nor by any means the only occasion on which the PM is describes as being in a state of undress.
July 3, 1996: "He was sitting there, in his dressing gown and underpants, his hair all over the place."
January 5, 1996, Tokyo: "The Japanese saw in TB a very new and attractive kind of leader. I wondered if they would have felt the same if they had seen him later, sitting in the bedroom at his residence, wearing nothing but his underpants and an emergency earth-quake helmet ... pretending to speak Japanese."
April 8, 1998: "I got a message to go and see TB before I was even up. He was in the bath, and said he was worried."
April 5, 2002: "Up to see TB in the flat. Another Austin Powers moment. Yellow/green underpants and that was it. I said what a prat he looked. He said I was just jealous - how many prime ministers have a body like this?"
On February 4 1995, Campbell, Blair and Mandelson traded actual blows in a three-way punchup - triggered by Mandelson fussing over whether the Labour leader should be wearing a shirt and tie for his famous speech on Clause 4 to the party's spring conference in Brighton.
Campbell said: "The speech was a priority. His shirt wasn't. I could feel myself losing it, said he ( Mandelson) could not just swan in, upset what we were doing, then waltz out again.
"TB was like a dad trying to shush two squabbling brothers. "Cut it out you two, for heaven's sake." Then we moved through to my room and PM (Mandelson) was on the edge and eventually tipped over.
"I said I just wanted to be able to do a job. He started to leave then came back over, pushed at me, then threw a punch, then another. I grabbed his lapels to disable his arms and TB was by now moving in to separate us and PM just lunged at him, then looked back at me and shouted, "I hate this. I'm going back to London"."
They later made up and admitted they were 'ashamed'.
Campbell claims he warned the Blairs early on that holidaying in the homes of rich and famous acquaintances would lead to trouble.
January 5, 2000: Jonathan (Powell) told me that TB and CB were going to stay with Cliff Richard in the Algarve. I called him and said I thought it would become a real problem, ... if it became public ...

Blair’s school mentor was sex abuser

Sunday Times, 25th May 1997

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The paedophile ‘child expert’ at the Home Office

Charles Napier, Peter Righton, Richard Alston
Monday 18 Aug 2014
A notorious paedophile at the centre of a forthcoming abuse inquiry toured children’s homes and advised the government on the care system, it has emerged.
Peter Righton, who died in 2007, visited institutions all over the country as he gathered information for a Home Office paper on childcare reforms in the 1970s.

Righton’s research for the paper took him to homes in
Wrexham’s Bryn Estyn school, where 140 former residents complained of abuse in the 1970s and 1980s.
‘He used to go and interview, in approved schools, individual boys – and he certainly went to speak to the heads of homes.’ Righton claimed he ‘took boys out’ and used ‘sexual’ language with them, the source added.
An independent inquiry has been set up by home secretary Theresa May to investigate historic abuse claims. It follows a campaign by MPs who raised concerns over documents believed to suggest the existence of a paedophile gang involving Righton and other public figures.
However, the Home Office declined to comment on the new revelations.
Dr Jon Bird, of NAPAC, called the revelation ‘shocking’ but added: ‘We are glad that the home secretary has taken a strong lead in addressing it.’
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Again, the juxtaposition of headlines...along with a Cilla Black look-alike
Surprise, Surprise...the paedophile 'child expert' at the Home Office

Sheridan Smith stars as Cilla in ITV's big Autumn drama

Cherie Blair together with Cilla Black, Nancy Del'Olio and Baroness Benjamin joined Lord Loomba to lead a charity walk with goats across London Bridge
btw, diplomat Robert Alston's wife was involved with the event above
He became a Freeman of the World Traders (on the firm recommendation of Past Master Peter Gadsden) in 2000, and progressed through the Company to the Mastership in 2007-8. For him highlights of his year were the Sheep Drive across London Bridge in aid of the Lord Mayor's charities (the brainchild of his wife Pat, also a Liveryman of the Company), and leading a delegation of World Traders to accompany Lord Mayor David Lewis on his official visit to Oman.

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Peter Righton et al
'The fish rots from the head down"
Terry Shutt, a former detective constable, says he saw documents in the 1990s suggesting the existence of a paedophile network involving public officials and clergy.
He speaks to Today's Tom Bateman.

Establishment link to paedophile network 'not pursued'

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...what happened to Dickens dossier, how do Parliament explain the risible decisions of Sir Michael Havers and Sir Thomas Hetherington, allegedly in that wonderful phrase “in the public interest ” otherwise interpreted as “in the establishment’s interest”, not to prosecute Sir Peter Hayman who was a PIE member communicating with other paedophiles about the sadistic torture of children ,
why was a prosecution of Cyril Smith deemed to be “not in the public interest,
why does Westminster appear to be the safest environment of all to operate as a pedophile with the full protection of the security services and colleagues ( reference Edwina Currie’s diary re Peter Morrison being known openly to fellow MP’s as a predatory paedophile even before he was promoted to be Deputy Chair of the Conservative Party as well as
Michael Cockerell’s 1995 BBC Documentary where it was openly admitted that it was the role of Chief Whips to make an entry into their Dirt Books if an MP was caught ” getting in to trouble with small boys” as opposed to making a referral to the Police)
The list of questions/issues ... would be limitless .
Whittingdale didn’t become Special Adviser to Leon Brittan until 1985 and that was in Brittan’s role as Trade & Industry secretrary... In 1984 he was head of the political section of the Conservative Research Department).  I am advised that Special Advisers are the eyes and ears of their Minister boss. I am also advised that Mr. Whittingdale is a particularly brilliant brain,a MENSA member with an exceptional memory. As a young 20 something ambitious he might be reasonably expected on arrival in his new post where such an explosive and controversial document, the subject of intense media interest, might be in his new boss’s system. Was it still in his in-tray, pending or closed marked no further action. He could be of great assistance and his committee have had similar expectations of people brought before them to recall highly significant documents even after several years .

Mr.Whittingdale’s half brother is in my professional opinion one of this country’s most dangerous predatory paedophiles.
Charles Napier was the Treasurer of the early PIE organisation –
by definition a treasurer would have a full list of all members and had responsibility for payment of subscriptions in to their account at the Midland Bank in central London.
He remained central to that organisation and I had the horrendous task of sifting through a huge collection of letters he wrote over the years to fellow paedophiles which showed him to be an evil coldly calculating individual who carefully groomed very young boys before abusing them himself and then sharing them with other paedophiles.

Mr Whittingdale will have the crucial insight into the family or environmental background that creates such a monster. Given his severe criticism of institutions like the BBC for failing to detect a similar monster (Savile) within their midst,

Mr.Whittingdale is perfectly positioned to talk about the measures he and his family took to alert the relevant authorities whenever Napier took up a new post with access to children.

When letters arrived from Sweden, Cairo and Turkey to family members during a period when Napier was banned from teaching and Mr.Whittingdale was firmly embedded within No. 10, what dilemmas did the family face, how did they deal with family loyalty as opposed to public duty expected of a powerful public figure.

This experience and insight would be invaluable for the type of questions that need to be asked at a Culture Select Committee or Royal Commission to ensure that David Cameron’s stated aim is achieved ie. ” The Government will do everything it can do. …………… to make sure that we learn the lesson ………..and IT CAN NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN ”

On 12th December 2012 David Cameron added ” Collusion should never happen again”. He added ” the measure of our society is how we treat its most vulnerable members. “. Noble words now we need to demand action.
There are no more vulnerable members of our society than children who have been taken in to care and then re-abused by the very people charged with the responsibility of caring for them and protecting them, and even worse passed on for further abuse by the people who make the laws of this country and who are expected to lead the way on the moral compass.
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Dec 1981: FMR Sec. to Charles Morrisson, Peter's brother, tries to hang herself at Fairbairn's castle.  Havers help

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back to the Freud family - charming bunch - Matthew Freud (above) is nephew to artist - Lucien Freud
Lucien Freud
was a German-born British painter. Known chiefly for his thickly impastoed portrait and figure paintings, he was widely considered the pre-eminent British artist of his time. His works are noted for their psychological penetration, and for their often discomforting examination of the relationship between artist and model.
Lucien Freud
The "artwork" favored, patronised by the elite is exceedingly disturbing to say THE LEAST, and comes as no surprise

Child abuse artist Graham Ovenden jailed

Alice in Wonderland...worlds of violence encased in fantasy played out by a river bank on a sunny afternoon. Alice is a serious, soberfaced child hemmed in and confronted by grown-up games. Cards and chess and English academic politics suffer a sea-change in the hands of a Victorian author sexually attracted only to little girls.
Ovendan Artist on Trial
...accusations that included the "taste test," i.e., that in 1970, when she was four years old,  She also stated that Mr. Ovenden photographed her naked with her legs spread and that she was subjected to mind control.
Sir Peter Blake right, Ovenden in middle
McCartney and Blake
Sir Peter Blake & Pete Townshend (Leeds)
McAlpine was a patron of Ovenden's "work"

Child abuse artist Graham Ovenden jailed for two years after 'unduly lenient' sentence is reviewed

Ovenden, of The Garage, Barley Splatt near Bodmin Moor, received 12 months imprisonment suspended for two years at Plymouth Crown Court in the summer.
The sentence was referred to the Court of Appeal by Attorney General Dominic Grieve and was looked at today by the Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas, sitting with Mr Justice Henriques and Mr Justice Blake.
Ovenden, who studied under the so-called “Godfather of Pop-Art” Sir Peter Blake, was accused of abusing children as young as six who posed for his paintings in the 70s and 80s. Bringing them to his studio in Cornwall and former home in Hounslow, west London, he would make them dress in Victorian clothing before removing it and committing indecent acts.
Saatchi Brothers - Charles Saatchi
The Saatchi brothers are big patrons of the Chapman brothers' work. - The Saatchi bros, as it so happens, were close pals of Thatcher
"Saatchi & Saatchi, the advertising agency so integrally associated with ... Thatcher"
Old friends: Baroness Thatcher poses with advertising chiefs Lord Tim Bell (left) and Lord Maurice Saatchi
Chapman brothers
Saatchi's promotion of these artists dominated local art throughout the nineties and brought them to worldwide notice. Among the artists in the series of shows were Jenny SavilleSarah LucasGavin Turk, Jake and Dinos Chapman and Rachel Whiteread.

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Not sure how trustworthy this is, but I post it up anyway:
Play like Putin, play smart ;-) 
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Old friends: Baroness Thatcher poses with advertising chiefs Lord Tim Bell (left) and Lord Maurice Saatchi

This exhibitionism asserted itself somewhat differently in one of the most controversial incidents of his life. In the early hours of 21 October 1977, three days after his thirty-sixth birthday and close to the peak of his advertising career, Bell stood naked in the bathroom of his second-floor flat at 13c West Heath Road overlooking Hampstead Heath, and exposed himself to several women while masturbating. At 8.35 a.m. he was arrested and a month later, on 19 November 1977, appeared at Hampstead Magistrates Court. According to the official conviction certificate, he was charged with ‘wilfully, openly, lewdly and obscenely’ exposing himself ‘with intent to insult a female’ under Section 4 of the 1824 Vagrancy Act. He was found guilty and fined £50 with seven days to pay. Curiously, this newsworthy case was never reported in the local newspaper, the Hampstead and Highgate Express and only his close colleagues at Saatchi’s knew of it

Timothy John Leigh Bell, Baron Bell (born 18 October 1941) is a British advertising and public relations executive, best known for his advisory role in Margaret Thatcher's three successful general election campaigns.
...educated at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Barnet, and joined ABC Television at 18 as a post boy. He worked in various advertising/PR firms in the late 60s including the London agency Geers Gross, before helping to found and becoming Managing Director of Saatchi and Saatchi in 1970, later serving as Chairman and Managing Director of Saatchi and Saatchi Compton from 1975. On 19 November 1977 Bell was fined £50 for indecency. He had exposed himself while masturbating at his Hampstead bathroom window on 21 October in sight of female passers-by.
Bell's work for the Conservative party did not end there. In 1984 he was seconded to the National Coal Board (NCB) to advise on media strategy at the start of the miners' strike. His duties went far beyond mere media relations, however. So highly was Bell regarded that he became closely involved with the overall political strategy as the industrial dispute turned into political warfare between the NUM and the government. Whilst the NCB own industrial relations department wanted to reach a negotiated settlement, Bell, amongst others, was able to persuade Ian McGregor to accept nothing less than an unconditional return to work.


In 1984, Bell orchestrated a media operation to protect Mark Thatcher from negative publicity about his business dealings in Oman which risked damaging his mother, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. he hired David Boddy, who led an informal group of PR advisors financed by Conservative-supporting businessmen.[6] He was involved in meetings which led to a decision to arrange a job for Mark in the United States.
When Mark Thatcher was charged under South Africa's Foreign Military Assistance Act in 2004, Bell issued a statement on his behalf.
Bell was knighted in 1990 after nomination by Margaret Thatcher and made a Life Peer after nomination by Tony Blair as Baron Bell ofBelgravia in 1998. He is now often seen on panels and current affairs programmes discussing the issues of the day, and is Chairman of the Conservative Party's Keep the £ Campaign. He has also served on various arts and public administration bodies. On 8 April 2013 it was Bell who officially announced the news of Lady Thatcher's death.
Lord Bell, a friend of Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky, handled the media attention behind poisoned Russian ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko,who died in hospital 23 November 2006. The Bell Pottinger Communications agency distributed a photograph showing a hairless Litvinenko in his hospital bed. The PR Agency also offered advice to relatives of Litvinenko and his spokesman Alex Goldfarb
Defence of Controversial Clients
Jacques Peretti described Tim Bell as "the spin chief to more than 40 governments (and best friend of both Murdoch and Mrs Thatcher)"  TheGuardian lists Bell at number 79 on their list of the most influential people in the media.
Chime's PR company Bell Pottinger has been criticised for its work for the Egypt's ministry of information and Bahrain's economic development board after the uprisings of 2011.
In 2010 the Guardian revealed that PR companies including Chime Communications were receiving as much as £2 million for "reputation laundering" for government regimes in Saudi Arabia, Rwanda and Kazakhstan. The Kremlin, Sri Lanka and Zambia were exposed as Chime clients.
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Oman again

Mark Thatcher In The Desert

No, not the time he got lost in the Sahara whilst taking part in the Paris-Dakar Rally, but his involvement with the largest arms deal in history.
In 1984 Mark decided to do his bit for the country by emigrating. He'd just been exposed by The Observer as a potential beneficiary of a project to build a £300 million University in Oman. Mrs T., who'd lobbied the Omanis to get the contract for the company, tried to brush the scandal off by claiming she'd been 'batting for Britain', but it had been a close call, so Mark was exiled.
However had the public known at the time what else Mark was involved in, it might have been Maggie who'd received her marching orders.
Getting to the bottom of the £40 + billion deal by which we keep the desert kingdom armedto the Fraud investigations have been opened and closed, and the deal was the subject of theonly National Audit Office investigation never to be published]

...in exchange for 600,000 barrels of oil a day has been the Holy Grail for investigative journalists for more than a quarter of a century.
What we do know though, is that right at the heart of Al Yamamah was Mark Thatcher.
He has denied receiving £12 in sweeteners, but what we do know is that he got very rich, very quickly and hasn't come forward to explain how. What we do know is that he acquired, via a front company based in Panama, a £1 million Mayfair flat and a £14,000 Rolex. All this from a deal negotiated by his mother.
If there was one scandal that could have brought down Thatcher whilst she was PM, this was surely it.

Diplomat Robert W. Alston. ... He served as British Ambassador to Oman between (1986–1990)
brother Richard Alston - Establishment paedophile Peter Righton's partner
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19 August 2014 

Former teacher Charles Napier charged with child abuse

Charles Napier is accused of abusing 21 boys
A former teacher has been charged with sexually abusing boys who were pupils at the school where he taught.
Charles Napier, 67, from Sherborne, Dorset, is accused of indecently assaulting 21 boys aged between eight and 13.
The alleged offences are said to have taken place between 1968 and 1973.
Mr Napier, who is the half-brother of MP John Whittingdale, will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court in London on 2 September.
Baljit Ubhey, chief crown prosecutor for CPS London, said: "We have carefully considered the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police Service in relation to allegations concerning Charles Napier, a teacher at the time of the alleged offending between 1968 and 1973.
"Having completed our review, we have concluded there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest for Mr Napier to be charged with 21 offences of indecent assault."
The charges are:
1. One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 11 - 13 between 1968 and 1970
2. One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 11 between 1969 and 1970
3. One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 11 – 12 between 1969 and 1970
4. One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 11 – 13 between 1969 and 1972
5. One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 11 – 12 between 1969 and 1970
6. One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 9 – 11 between 1970 to 1972
7. One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 8 or 9 in 1970
8. One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 9 – 11 between 1969 and 1972
9. One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 9 or 10 between 1969 and 1970
10. One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 10 to 13 between 1969 and 1972
11. One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 13 in 1970
12. One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 9 – 12 between 1969 and 1972
13. One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 8 in 1971
14. One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 11 – 13 between 1969 and 1972
15. One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 8 or 9 – 12 between 1969 and 1972
16. One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 8 – 9 between 1969 and 1970
17. One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 11 – 13 between 1969 and 1971
18. One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 10 – 13 between 1969 and 1972
19. One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 12 in 1971
20. One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 8 – 12 between 1969 and 1973
21. One charge of indecent assault on a boy aged 8 between 1969 and 1970
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Operation Ore detective's kid sex ring alert

THE American detective leading the worldwide hunt for internet paedophiles yesterday warned of high-level child sex rings in Britain.
Operation Ore, involving a wide range of agencies including the FBI, has revealed more professional people using the child porn sites in Britain than anywhere else in the world.
As fears of a British magic circle grow, Lieutenant Bill Walsh says he believes British detectives are on the verge of exposing sinister child porn gangs similar to those already busted in the US. He said officers had been shocked by the number of Britons identified as subscribers to child porn sites who held powers of power and influence.

Legendary rocker Pete Townshend, TV star is among the 7272 Britons whose names have been passed to police here for investigation. It is understood a second major rock star is on the list, along with two MPs, a peer a judge and at least 50 policemen.
In Scotland, a priest, a social worker, an army cadet major and several police officers have been pulled in under Ore.
Walsh, head of a Texas internet child crimes task force, heads Operation Avalanche, the US branch of Operation Ore. His team uncovered the credit card details of 250,000 computer users worldwide who paid to access the websites, which feature sickening images of child abuse. The FBI are now planning to hand on hundreds more names to British police and several high-profile Britons are anxiously awaiting questioning.
Walsh, 50, said: "Really it has shocked me, the number of names in Britain compared to the size of the population. The fact that 50 of the names in Britain were police officers caused a stir. That was disturbing."

"It is a distinct possibility there are rings of people with the ability to protect each other. There are vast numbers of people on these lists who could be associated with each other. We hope that nobody will be spared by those carrying out the investigation."
The biggest porn ring discovered so far in the worldwide operation involved parents from several countries exchanging obscene pictures of their own kids.The investigation into the Danish-based ring, known as The Club, was called Operation Hamlet.
 A 10- month investigation resulted in 45 children between two and 14 being taken from their parents. Arrests were made in the UK, the US, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Sweden and France.
Operation Avalanche was launched after video tapes of a four-year-old girl being abused were seized by US postal inspectors in 1999. They were traced back to a Texan firm called Landslide Productions, which raked in £1million a month. Users gave credit card details and for £21 a month were able to view 5700 sites.
But Walsh said their subscription were the tip of the iceberg. He said: "What they will find from hundreds of subscribers are scores who have abused real children. Most people who look at sites didn't wake up yesterday and decide this was something they wanted to do. The reality is it doesn't stop there."
Officers expected most of the images on the websites to have been either very old or taken in poorer countries.
But many of the images are of children and young adults in the UK, US and Europe.

Operation Ore explored this sordid interest into new realms including politics, especially Peter Mandelson and Tony Blairs New Labour, so damaging was this shaping to be for the New labour cabinet that Blair used the D Notice system to sweep it all under the secrecy carpet

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Pearson said there should also be an investigation into why the Fairbairn/Henderson case, reported to police in 2000, was dropped. “Given the new knowledge we have of the powerful people involved in some of these cases, I think the time is right to revisit this and get a clear understanding of what went on and to ask if [the case] was abandoned, was it abandoned for the right reasons?”
Susie Henderson claims Fairbairn – a friend of her father – first abused her when she was around four, ... She says her father abused her regularly between the ages of four and eight, when her parents split up, and sporadically until she was 12, and that Fairbairn also raped her when she was four or five and she was pimped out to others.
The inquiry also touched on Operation Planet which involved a property in Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, owned by convicted sex offender and Bay City Rollers manager Tam Paton.
Earlier this year, Scottish government adviser Dr Sarah Nelson, who conducted a study into adult male survivors of child sex abuse, said she had uncovered a paedophile ring of influential figures centred on Paton and asked why this “Scottish Savile” had been ignored. She said a dossier on Paton had been prepared as long ago as 1982, but was never made public.
At the time when most of these events were unfolding, Conservative politics and the law were incestuously entwined in polite society in Edinburgh. By the Thatcherite 1980s, Scotland was effectively being run by a small handful of Tories, while most of its judges hailed from a small number of private schools, lived within a few hundred yards of each other in the New Town, and socialised together.
Fairbairn and Henderson not only moved in the same circles, but tried to enter parliament at the same time.

27 January 1993
REPORTS OF a homosexual circle among Scotland's elite legal figures that conspired to pervert the course of justice were officially dismissed as 'without foundation' yesterday.
After a five-month inquiry by William Nimmo Smith QC, and the Procurator Fiscal, James Friel, their report into the so-called 'magic circle' concluded that there was no evidence to suggest a conspiracy has ever existed.

Lord Rodger of Earlsferry,
Announcing details of the report to the House of Lords, the Lord Advocate, Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, said that he had studied the findings and had looked at the details of five cases examined by Mr Nimmo Smith and Mr Friel. 'I have decided that no criminal proceedings fall to be instructed,' he said.

Mr Nimmo Smith and his colleague interviewed more than 100 senior figures in the law, police and the media.
Those questioned included:
Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, formerly Lord Advocate, Minister of State at the Scottish Office; senators of the college of justice in Edinburgh;

Lockerbie investigator

One of Fraser's most persistent critics was Dr Jim Swire, whose daughter was a victim of the atrocity and who became a campaigner for Megrahi's release.
appointed by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
For seven years from 2000 he was Chairman of the Statutory Committee of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. He also took a keen interest in the hospice movement, presiding over the association of the Leagues of Friends from 1983. He was active in business, chairing JKX Oil and Gas, Ram Energy and ICE Futures Europe and taking directorships in a number of energy-related
He was a longstanding director of Total UK, the London Metal Exchange and Ram Energy. His most active interests were in the Caspian region and he fostered close associations, through friendship societies, with Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.
Fraser was also a member of the commission appointed by David Cameron to examine the workings of the European court of human rights and to advise on a possible bill of rights.

Malcolm Rifkind, the Secretary of State for Defence and former Secretary of State for Scotland; 

Sir William Sutherland, the Chief Constable of Lothian and Borders Police.
30 July 1992
SCOTTISH newspaper editors last night asked for meetings with the police and the Lord Advocate, as calls for the resignation of Lothian and Borders Chief Constable Sir William Sutherland followed a second dawn raid on a journalist's home.

The Hon Lord Dervaird (Professor John Murray QC)

However, Lord Dervaird, now a professor at Edinburgh University, but a former Scottish judge who resigned in December 1989, receives a special two-page chapter in the report.
The report says that his official conduct as a judge was not affected by the 'matters which led to his resignation'.
Lord Dervaird withdrew from being an active Senator (Judge) of the Court of Session after he was compromised with a possible scandal with aperceived ‘rent boy’. Lord Dervaird now teaches as Professor John Murray QC at Edinburgh University.
Who’s Who 2003 describes Lord Dervaird thus:
Dervaird, Hon Lord; John Murray; Dickson Minto Professor of Company Law, Edinburgh University, 1990-99, now Professor Emeritus; a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, 1988-89; born 8th July 1935; only son of J. H. Murray, farmer, Stranraer; married 1960, Bridget Jane, daughter of Sir William Godfrey, 7th Bt, and of Lady Godfrey; three sons. Educated Stranraer schools; Edinburgh Academy; Corpus Christi Coll. Oxford (BA 1st class. Lit. Hum 1959); Edinburgh University. (LLB 1962). FCIArb 1991. Advocate, 1962; QC (Scot) 1974. Dean of the Faculty of Law, Edinburgh University., 1994-96 Mem., Scottish Law Commission, 1979-88, Chairman: Scottish Lawyers’ European Gp, 1975-78; Scottish Council of Law Reporting, 1978-88; Scottish Cttee on Law of Arbitration, 1986-96; Scottish Council for Internat. Arbitration 1989- ; Member: City Disputes Panel, 1994- ; Panel of Arbitrators, Internat. Centre for Investment Disputes, 19989- ;Adv. Bd. Internat. Arbitration Inst., Paris, 2000- ; Academic Council, SICA-FICA, 2002-; Vice President., Centre of Conciliation and Arbitration for Advanced Techniques, Paris 2000-. Vice-President: Agricultural Law Assoc. 1985-91 (Chm., 1979-85); Comite Europeen de Droit Rural, 1989-91, 1995-96. Hon Pres., Advocates Business Law Group, 1988-, Dir and Chm., BT Scottish Ensemble, 1988-2000. Corresp. Mem., ICC Cttee on Business Law, Paris, 1994-, Trustee, David Hume Inst. 1994-, Grand Chaplain, Von Poser Soc. Of Scotland, 1995; Knight, Order of Von Poser, 1996. Publications: contributed to: Fetschrift fur Dr Pikalo, 1979; Melanges offert a Jean Megret, 1985; Stair Encyclopaedia of Scots Law. 1987, 1992, 1998, 2001; Scottish Legal Tradition, 1991; Corporate Law – the European Dimemsion, 1991; European Company Law, 1992; International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration, 1995; Essays in Honour of Lord Mackenzie-Stuart of Dean, 1996; Science and Law, 2000; articles in legal and ornithological journals. Recreations: farming, gardening, bird watching, music, curling, field sports. Address: AuchenmalgHouse, Auchenmalg, Glenluce, Wigtownshire DG8 0JS (T: 01581 500205; Fax. 01581 500324); Wood of Dervaird Farm, Glenluce DG8 9JT (T: 01581 300222); 4 Moray Place, Edinburgh EH3 6DS (T: 0131 225 1881, Fax. 0131 220 0644) ; e-mail murraydervaird@talk21.com Clubs: New Club Edinburgh, Puffins(Edinburgh); Aberlady Curlers
Lord Hope, the Lord President of the Court of Session in Edinburgh;
was appointed to the Order of the Thistle by Queen Elizabeth II.

The Nimmo Smith report also took in concerns over Operation Planet, an investigation into a 16-year-old boy on leave from a children’s home who was drugged and raped by a group of men at an address in Edinburgh.
Exclusive: Former Scotsman editor confirms government and CIA influence over Lockerbie investigation
Magnus Linklater, the editor of the Scotsman newspaper at the time of the Lockerbie investigation, has revealed that UK Government and intelligence services influenced coverage of the Lockerbie inquiry to implicate Iran and Syria.
Linklater admitted that both the police and UK Government ministers directed the newspaper to concentrate their coverage on Iranian and Syrian links with the downing of Pan Am 103, the suspects initially favoured by the US and UK administrations.
"It is sometimes forgotten just how powerful the evidence was, in the first few months after Lockerbie, that pointed towards the involvement of the Palestinian-Syrian terror group the PFLP-GC, backed by Iran and linked closely to terror groups in Europe. At The Scotsman newspaper, which I edited then, we were strongly briefed by police and ministers to concentrate on this link, with revenge for an American rocket attack on an Iranian airliner as the motive."
This line of inquiry was heavily promoted by the US and UK Governments for two years until the invasion of Kuwait, when the coincidental requirement to use Iranian airpsace to bomb Iraq became a priority.  Libya was then identified as the prime suspect.
The involvement of Iran and Syria has been promoted consistently as an alternate explanation for the Lockerbie event, and PFLP-GC group member Mohamed Abu Talb was named by the two accused, Megrahi and Fhimah, in their special defence of incrimination. However, only three of the hundreds of listed defence witnesses were actually called at the trial, and this avenue of inquiry was never explored in a judicial forum.
Talb’s alleged involvement was held to be at the root of the event in the case compiled by Juval Aviv on behalf of Pan Am’s insurers. Aviv was a former agent of Israeli secret service Mossad, creating a further link to US intelligence of the heavily promoted Iran/Syria connection to the event.
A Firm investigation published in 2007 concluded that there was sufficient evidence to warrant an investigation into whether the airliner had been brought down by the accidental firing of an illegal cargo of explosives or munitions carried on the plane. On 22nd December 1988 Scottish Secretary Malcolm Rifkind described the mid air explosion to TV camera crews as an "accident".
The lack of evidence in the circumstancial case against Megrahi and Fhimah has been the focus of much of the criticism of the judgement against Megrahi.  Material submitted to the trial as semtex explosives evidence had in fact been found to have been manufactured from test explosions.
Linklater does not disclose why the newspaper did not undertake its own investigations. However he did state how former Lord Advocate Lord Fraser expressed concerns to him about whether the CIA could have been involved in planting some of the "evidence".
17th April 1997


THE Foreign Secretary (Malcolm Rifkind) has welcomed an offer from psychic Uri Geller (pictured) to help find four hostages held in Kashmir.
Malcolm Rifkind said he would be willing to listen to any ideas.
Paul Wells, 25, whose girl-friend, Cath Moseley, lives in Norwich; Keith Mangan; Donald Hutchings; and Dirk Hasert have not been seen for nearly a year. Geller said he would use "concentration and prayer".

The Magic Circle is an informal term for what are generally considered the five leading law firms headquartered in the United Kingdom
In 1990, when speculation about the supposed network of homosexual judges had reached fever pitch, Fairbairn called for new legislation to allow newspapers spreading “false allegations” to be shut down.

(Shades of kittygate? Same tactics being used today?)

He referred to the case in reiterating his call for suspects in sex offences to get anonymity and said “questions has got to be answered” over Sir Cliff’s claims.

Conservative MP Nigel Evans, 56 call for suspects in sex offences to get anonymity

However the danger was that the politically motivated misrepresentations of those who attempt to confront paedophilia as ‘homophobic’ (as espoused, for example, in a 1997 article in ‘ScotsGay’ magazine, by Advocate Derek Ogg) can also be seized upon by those with evil intentions to close down any effective response to the serious problem of organised child abuse.

In fact the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) did exactly this and tried to present any attack on paedophiles as an attack on homosexuals generally . More recently so did David Cameron Prime Minister of UK plc in November 2012 in reply to a question from Philip Schofield. He said he “fears a witch hunt against gay people by those commenting online about child abuse allegation

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I lost interest in the goings on with my old lawyers until recently when stories began drifting back from Thailand telling of the goings on of a group known as the Gay McMafia led by Colin Tucker’s old pal Gordon May. This was interesting because at the time the Nimmo-Smith/Friel Report also concluded that those involved in the Magic Circle rumours and Thailand were strangers. The Report stated in this regard: “The part of Orr’s report which relates to the case against May and Tucker refers to Tucker’s homosexuality, states that May is a practising homosexual, and alleges that May was involved in the running of an hotel and nightclub in Thailand. According to the report this place “is openly engaged in providing services for homosexuals particularly in the procurement of young male prostitutes or rent boys for the sexual gratification of visitors. The complex is thought to have been frequented by several persons popular on the Edinburgh gay scene, including the gay element of the legal fraternity.” We are in possession of no evidence which would support this latter allegation.”

I have never been to Thailand in my life but I know a regular visitor to the country-a truthful man of integrity-who told me that in the 1980′s/90′s he was on a flight from Scotland to Thailand which was forced by bad weather to land at a military base and according to him the passengers were terrified that the emergency would attract the attention of the press as half of the Scottish legal establishment were on the plane. High jinks in Thailand were the order of the day when the High Court was in recess apparently.
Now this anecdotal evidence, given voluntarily, in passing and doesn’t mean a thing, but there are other pointers that suggest to me that maybe just maybe there was something to the rumours of ill gotten gains by a crooked clique of Scots being invested in Thailand.
In 2003 a piece of investigative journalism published in the Sunday Herald by award-winning journalist Neil McKay which dealt with Gordon May-Tucker’s old partner-and a Thai gay-sex tourist hotel murder/scandal.
More recently another key player in the Magic Circle affair died in Thailand. Edinburgh’s Martin Frutin contradicted the allegations of the rent boys and his evidence was accepted by Nimmo Smith. Frutin was subsequently convicted of gay porn offences, fled Scotland and took up residence in Thailand where he became a prominent member of the local Masonic Lodge, Pattaya West Winds, as well as the gay scene. His death was reported recently as “Flamboyant Scot On Yard Child Sex Abuse Watch List Dies In Thailand”.
Despite the fact that Foreign Travel Orders were introduced in 2007 to stop paedophiles visiting countries plagued by child sex tourism, such as Cambodia, Thailand and India, Frutin was able to travel between Scotland and Thailand freely. This highlights the failure of the Scottish Courts to grant a single order banning travel by paedophiles, a sad fact highlighted by the Daily Express.
The latest development is the clearing by a Thai court (judgement included in article entitled “Lock, stock and two smoking boyz”, link below) of the investigative journalist Andrew Drummond who faced jail after writing articles that dealt with Gordon May, and among other things, his trial in the Teague Homes case at Dunfermline where he was-with co-defendant Colin Tucker-sensationally cleared of embezzlement. Something dealt with in detail in the Nimmo-Smith/Friel Report. However the Thai court came to different conclusions regarding the £243,438.00 embezzled from Teague about which they said: “However, the income of Teague Homes Co., Ltd. was spent to open of the biggest gay sex bar in Asia. The Court saw that it presented the fact of the case. Such article was just information which is public information.
After being cleared by the court it was reported how Andrew Drummond then petitioned the Thai Prime Minister to have the two “Magic Circle” Scots, James Lumsden and Gordon May investigated over the death of their business partner, Iain Macdonald from inverness.

Now it may be just coincidence that some of those who featured in the Magic Circle affair did end up in the very situations that the rumours suggested, but then again maybe the rumours were true?

One good thing that came out of my brush with the Magic Circle was that I developed a healthy scepticism of those who make up our professional classes and especially those who appear to be pillars of the establishment. This stood me in good stead when I later came to be involved in a corrupted commercial arbitration involving BP Chemicals.
The list of all those who were exonerated by the Nimmo-Smith/Frail inquiry into the Magic Circle Affair and then went on to behave in the manner that their police accusers suggested is long.
The latest miscreant is a man who might be said to have been the most influential of all the players in this sorry saga, the late Robert Henderson QC. Henderson was the man with “Tucker’s List” and as such he had all the power. Charges against him being dropped was one of the five cases that caused Tam Dalyell, MP to push for an investigation which led to the inquiry. A whole chapter of Nimmo-Smith’s report deals with Henderson and concludes: “Nothing to see here now move along!”
Now his daughter has courageously spoken out about her father with tales of how he raped her as a child and allowed his fellow member of the Faculty of Advocates, Nicholas Fairbairn, QC to do the same. LINK
As if that weren’t bad enought there is more LINK But, we were told, there was no “magic circle”.

In 2003 a piece of investigative journalism published in the Sunday Herald by award-winning journalist Neil McKay which dealt with Gordon May-Tucker’s old partner-and a Thai gay-sex tourist hotel murder/scandal.
Edinburgh's Martin Frutin (center)
More recently another key player in the Magic Circle affair died in Thailand. Edinburgh’s Martin Frutin contradicted the allegations of the rent boys and his evidence was accepted by Nimmo Smith. Frutin was subsequently convicted of gay porn offences, fled Scotland and took up residence in Thailand where he became a prominent member of the local Masonic Lodge, Pattaya West Winds, as well as the gay scene. His death was reported recently as “Flamboyant Scot On Yard Child Sex Abuse Watch List Dies In Thailand”.

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Magic Circle Sexual Abuse Scandal
The basics of the “Magic Circle” scandal allegations were that a network of establishment individuals engaged in sexual deviations, homosexual practices and paedophilia. Twinned with this assertion, there was an overall contention that there was a conspiracy by these purported establishment figures that in order to foster and further their (depraved) ends, they perverted the course of justice .  The scandal was also variously known as the “sex for justice scandal” and “sex for judges scandal”.
Many notables, such as Sir Angus Grossart  (Deputy Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland);
Lord Hardie  (judge of the Court of Session, and former Lord Advocate);
Mr Ivor Reginald Guild (Ex Senior Partner of solicitors Shepherd & Wedderburn and prominent resident of the Edinburgh’s New Club);
and the late Very Reverend Andrew Herron (former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland) 

of the Scottish establishment were subjectively linked either directly or indirectly with Lord Nimmo Smith’s findings.
Intertwined with ‘Magic Circle’ accusations, numerous suspected establishment figures were also perceived to combine together and to be members of quasi secret societies and privileged organisations such as the Speculative Society, the Faculty of Advocates , Edinburgh’sNew Club , and Edinburgh’s Merchant Company where such alleged depraved establishment figures conspire against the public interest.  ‘Magic Circle’ influence accusations continue to re-surface; notable are the case of the 100 year secrecy embargo by Lord Cullen,  upon theDunblane enquiry , the Fettesgate cover-up at Lothian & Borders Police Headquarters
On the 29th April 1991 a meeting was held between Lord Fraser (the Lord Advocate), Lord Roger (the Solicitor General), Duncan Lowe (the Crown Agent), Alfred Vannet (the Deputy Crown Agent) and persons unknown, to discuss the Elish McPhilomy report .
As a result of that meeting, directions were issued by the Crown Office to the Procurators Fiscal (Directive No 2025 on the 28th November 1991)in which the Crown Office effectively sanctioned particular criminal acts, contrary to Law – of teenage boys being sodomised by older men. That directive provided the means by which such activities were to be ‘legitimised’ by The Crown
FOI requests submitted to the Crown office for the full text of these circulars  and are way overdue . The concern was not simply that officers ofthe Crown being in breach of their oath (and of ‘malfeasance in public office’). Also there was the matter of the introduction of political activism into the Criminal Justice System – for the purpose of introducing extreme, and unconsented social change .
One such issue, of considerable importance, was that of the activities of paedophiles and of organised paedophile rings. The abhorrence of such behaviour is a natural human reaction against those who indulge in such hideously cruel and selfish acts against vulnerable children.

However the danger was that the politically motivated misrepresentations of those who attempt to confront paedophilia as ‘homophobic’ (as espoused, for example, in a 1997 article in ‘ScotsGay’ magazine, by Advocate Derek Ogg) can also be seized upon by those with evil intentions to close down any effective response to the serious problem of organised child abuse.

In fact the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) did exactly this and tried to present any attack on paedophiles as an attack on homosexuals generally .
More recently so did David Cameron Prime Minister of UK plc in November 2012 in reply to a question from Philip Schofield. He said he “fears a witch hunt against gay people by those commenting online about child abuse allegation
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The Case For The Defence #3: It Would Not Be Possible For Such A Massive Cover-Up To Be Organised

 I cited the example of the Catholic Church paedophile scandal... to demonstrate how serious crimes taking place on a global scale could be covered-up for decades.
  I firmly believe that the vast majority of people employed by the police, Crown Office, Social Services, mainstream media etc will be perfectly decent and well-intentioned. However, I also believe that in organisations where there is a culture of secrecy and where the majority of employees will simply follow instructions rather than "rock the boat", then it will be fairly easy for a very small number of people to orchestrate a cover-up. Such people will be extremely well organised and will typically have links to other organisations.
 It must be said that the Scottish criminal justice system does not have a particularly good record for openness and honesty. Three specific examples are the Lockerbie/Megrahi affair, the Shirley McKie case and the Fettesgate scandal.
Hollie Greig alleged in 2000 that she was the victim of a paedophile gang in Aberdeen. Her mother Anne was forcibly sectioned within days of the allegations being made. Hollie was awarded £13,500 from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority in spite of the fact that no-one was ever charged with any crime.

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Peter Righton himself conducted an inquiry into abuse in a Glasgow boys' centre in 1973

The Larchgrove Assessment Centre for Boys in Glasgow that even Peter Righton found to be cruel

Posted: August 20, 2014
...more and more people are becoming aware of the activities of the sinister figure of Peter Righton, whose name appears in many contexts from children’s homes to public schools, and may have been a serial abuser on the scale of Jimmy Savile, as well as linked to multiple networks of other abusers. An investigation into Righton’s activities, and how he was able to move effortlessly in top circles of social workers and child protection experts, whilst hardly making a secret of his proclivities and activities, needs to be a central part of the forthcoming inquiry.
...report has now linked Righton to a Home Office report which he advised in 1970 (Righton would later advise the Barclay Report in 1980 and give evidence to the Pindown Inquiry in 1991), as well as to abuse in children’s homes in Rochdale and North Wales. Righton has already been linked to many other scandals, and also appears to have played a part in influencing child care policy in such a manner as to facilitate the activities of himself and other abusers, making children in homes more vulnerable to abuse.
Below is a report from The Guardian from March 8th, 1973, concerning the Larchgrove Assessment Centre in Glasgow, from which staff were then suspended following allegations of cruelty. What is most striking here is the fact that Righton himself, together with Ronald Bennett QC, actually conducted the independent inquiry.

Glasgow Herald, March 22nd, 1973
‘Charges against boys’ home staff dropped’, 
No criminal proceedings are to be taken after an investigation of complaints about the conduct of staff at Larchgrove Assessment Centre for delinquent boys, Glasgow.
A statement issued yesterday by Mr Stanley Bowen, Crown agent, with the authority of Mr Norman Wylie, QC, Lord Advocate, said the the required standard of evidence was not available to justify criminal proceddings.
After an inquiry by Mr Ronald A. Bennett, QC, Sheriff of Berwickshire, and Mr Peter Righton, a child care specialist, a report was issued to Glasgow Corporation social work and health committee stating that certain allegations of violence and neglect had been found proved.
After the report was published seven members of the Larchgrove staff were charged with assaulting boys.
A copy of the report went to Mr Henry Herron, procurator-fiscal at Glasgow, who said Crown counsel had instructed him to tell the town clerk that newspapers should be advised to give no publicity to the section dealing with specific allegations of ill-treatment until the question of criminal proceedings had been disposed of.
Glasgow Herald, March 8th, 1973
‘Former Glasgow ‘borstal’ at the centre of the latest child abuse scandal’
Out of dozens of sex abuse investigations carried out by this paper, two key stories led to the unravelling of the true extent and human toll of the abuse of children in care. In July 2000, we reported how a widespread campaign to protect paedophile priests was orchestrated by the former leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland, the late Cardinal Gordon Joseph Gray. He was among senior clergy who refused to act against paedophiles in the Church after being informed by his own that sexual abuse had taken place under his jurisdiction.
And in November 2002 the Sunday Herald reported how Scotland’s most renowned children’s charity Quarriers, which cares for the most profoundly disabled children in the country, had knowingly allowed a paedophile to live alongside the children it was supposed to care for.
Whelan said the claims of abuse at Larchgrove made it all the more essential for a serious of public inquiries to be held into the sexual assaults of children in care in previous decades.
ON THE eve of a watershed government report explaining why children in Scottish care homes from the 1950s until the 1990s were allowed to be sexually abused, the Sunday Herald has uncovered yet another disturbing scandal.
It centres on the sexual assault of children that lasted for decades in government-run Scottish remand homes and assessment centres – the country’s equivalent of borstals. Although children were abused at a number of borstal-type institutions in Scotland, the worst site appears to be a former Glasgow borstal called Larchgrove.
The details are coming to light just as the Scottish Executive is preparing to publish the Historical Abuse Review, which is meant to draw a line under a series of shocking revelations about sex abuse in care homes run by independent organisations such as the Catholic Churchand charities such as Quarriers.

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Other persons of interest in Scotland

Friends: Jimmy Savile, left, and Britain's most senior Catholic cleric Cardinal Keith O'Brien were pictured together in Edinburgh in 2007 as the pair unveiled a £375,000 vehicle for the disabled. “We took delivery of a new Jumbulance,” he recalled. “Jimmy was prominent at its launch in April 2007 when it was dedicated to the memory of the late Pope John Paul II by Cardinal Keith O’Brien at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh. He joined the ceremony in his own inimitable way, making a speech at the cathedral Mass, extolling the work of Across.”
We were always trying to fundraise, not only for the parish, but for a variety of local and national charities and Father Denis had got to know Jimmy quite simply because of Jimmy’s mother, "The Duchess". 
He served as the Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh from 1985 to 2013. He was elevated to the cardinalate in 2003. O'Brien was the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland
...had engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with junior priests.  O'Brien initially contested the allegations. According to the BBC, a source within the church said that O'Brien "doesn't know who his accusers are and doesn't know what they're accusing him of".
The Vatican announced on 15 May 2013 that he had agreed to leave Scotland for several months of spiritual renewal, prayer and penance.The Scotsman reported that the Vatican was not actively investigating O'Brien's actions and would not hold a formal investigation or publish any formal report because "The Church doesn’t work that way."
Initially, serving as curate at Holy Cross, Edinburgh from 1965 until 1966, he completed his teacher training certificate at Moray House College of Education. From 1966 to 1971, he was employed by Fife County Council as a teacher of mathematics and science; he also served as chaplain to St Columba's Secondary School, initially in Cowdenbeath and then in Dunfermline, while assisting at St Bride's Parish, Cowdenbeath.
O'Brien was then moved to full-time parish apostolate in St Patrick's, Kilsyth from 1972 until 1975 and then St Mary's, Bathgate from 1975 until 1978. He served as spiritual director to the students at St Andrew's College, Drygrange from 1978 until 1980 then as Rector of St Mary's College, Blairs, the junior seminary near Aberdeen, from 1980 until 1985.
Former Archbishop Mario Conti claims all the Scottish Catholic bishops except O'Brien cooperated over an independent inquiry into the handling of child abuse in Scotland between 1952 and 2012 with the results to be published. The inquiry was delayed because O'Brien and only O'Brien withdrew cooperation.
In November 2013 there was a report that O'Brien would face no further punishment, which disappointed alleged victims and victims' groups.
Fr. Denis O'Connell and O'Brien
Fr O'Connell then came here to St Patrick's Kilsyth in 1972 arriving on the same day as his new assistant Priest, Fr. Keith Patrick O'Brien, now His Eminence Keith Patrick Cardinal O'Brien.
His next appointment was to change his life in many ways as he was then seconded to the BBC at Hatchend in London for almost 2 whole years where he was to work as a consultant on Catholic & Religious broadcasting making many radio and TV appearances whilst working for Fr. Angelus Andrew who was Head of Religious Affairs in the BBC at that time. This posting would give him access to many famous personalities which considerably influenced his ability to organize public events in subsequent years!
Fr O'Connell meets Prince Charles with the other members of the Cumbernauld & Kilsyth Silver Jubilee Committee at the Opening of theWesterwood Youth Camp in 1978.
Partly because of his association with the BBC, Fr O'Connell was no stranger to celebrity which he used to good effect either for fund raising or for community events. Now, summer rock festivals are commonplace but there was a time when they were uncommon and one well remembered event set up by Fr O'Connell was the staging of a free open air concert in Kilsyth in 1976 by the Bay City Rollers, then at the height of their fame. He vaguely knew Tam Paton their manager but his secretary wouldn't let him in to his office after he had outlined why he was there - to get the Bay City Rollers to play Kilsyth - for free! But eventually she relented and he was allowed to make an audacious request which ultimately lead to another chapter of Kilsyth's recent history being written! The Colzium was taken over and a free open air concert was staged with many supporting acts and headlined by The Bay City Rollers.
Sir Jimmy Savile OBE KCSG was a frequent visitor during the period when he had a hit TV show 'Jim'll Fix It' or was in between presenting 'Top of the Pops' or hosting a show on Radio 1 and could often be seen at 10 O'clock Mass of a morning, sporting a kilt. You could always tell when he was in Kilsyth as his white jaguar car was parked outside the Parish House.

For many years Fr O'Connell famously kept a mynah bird - which he trained to speak. It had a large and sometimes choice vocabulary! The bird was kept in a large cage in front garden of the Parish House where it could talk to passers by in the Low Craigends. Unfortunately this had the side effect that from some of the passers by, it learned a larger and more colourfull vocabulary than any resident of the Parish House would otherwise ever have! Fr O'Connell also used the bird to great effect to attract the youth to his children's Masses of which he was very fond and which are remembered by a generation of Kilsyth's Catholic men and women!
Fr O'Connell was appointed by Cardinal Gray to be one of the Scottish Priests who would organise and plan for the visit of His Holiness Pope John Paul ii in June 1982 where he was to address the Youth of Scotland at Murrayfiled Stadium Edinburgh and say Mass at Belahouston Park Glasgow. Much of the planning work was done at Westminster Diocese in London and this involved Fr O'Connell in much travel between London and Scotland. On one such visit his friend, the highly sucessful businessman and founder of Kwik-fit, Sir Tom Farmer, discovered that Fr O'Connell's shedule was very tight and he offered to fly him to London on his private Jet.

Farmer was made a Knight Commander with Star of the Order of St. Gregory the Great, a high honour that the Catholic Church can bestow on a layman. He was also knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1997. He is a supporter of the international development charity Mary's meals

One well remembered event set up by Fr O'Connell was the staging of a free open air concert in Kilsyth in 1976 by the Bay City Rollers, then at the height of their fame. He vaguely knew Tam Paton their manager but his secretary wouldn't let him in to his office after he had outlined why he was there - to get the Bay City Rollers to play Kilsyth - for free! But eventually she relented and he was allowed to make an audacious request which ultimately lead to another chapter of Kilsyth's recent history being written! The Colzium was taken over and a free open air concert was staged with many supporting acts and headlined by The Bay City Rollers.
Tam Paton at the house in 1975
THE bedroom where Bay City Rollers manager Tam Paton slept in his sprawling mansion has been demolished by the property’s new owner in a bid to erase its “seedy” history.
Edinburgh developer James Ford snapped up the five-bedroom home in Gogar for a cut- price £410,000 after estate agents ­struggled to find a buyer.
The sauna, containing the plunge pool where the controversial convicted sex offender Rollers boss was found dead, has also been levelled.
The developer has gutted the interior decor, which was “stuck in the 1970s”, to make it “unrecognisable” from the home where Paton lived for 35 years before his death in 2009.
When he died, Paton weighed 25 stone and was sharing the house – which was once valued at £1.1 ­million – with a number of young men and several ­rottweilers and ­Staffordshire bull terriers.
 “The master bedroom where Paton slept has already been demolished. It was seedy and we got rid of it because of its history. We wanted to erase the past.
By then he had amassed a fortune of nearly £2.7m and left it to charity. He served three years in jail after being convicted in 1982 of sex offences against two boys aged 16 and 17.
In 2003, former Rollers guitarist Pat McGlynn claimed Paton had tried to rape him in an Australian hotel in 1977, but police said there was insufficient evidence to proceed.

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Back to PIE/Righton/Islington etc
Jimmy Savile sex abuse: Islington is still covering up’.  Kenneth McCallum was known to have visited the West End to prey on homeless boys. His conviction was in 1990, the same year that Savile is known to have visited Islington at the request of Islington Council.

Islington’s “kids on wheels” minicab service (similar to Savile's Blackpool mincab "charity" runs)

The articles below concerning Kenneth McCallum’s arrest and conviction sound very similar to the “kids on wheels” taxi services which Eileen Fairweather describes in her Telegraph article Jimmy Savile sex abuse: Islington is still covering up’. His conviction was in 1990, the same year that Savile is known to have visited Islington at the request of Islington Council.
Kenneth McCallum was known to have visited the West End to prey on homeless boys. An Islington Council social worker, Abraham Jacob, was convicted in 1986 for his involvement in child prostitution rackets in the West End.

Ask Margaret Hodge how horrors can hide

A senior social worker, Liz Davies, and her manager, David Cofie, first told Margaret Hodge, then leader of Islington council, in 1990 of their suspicions that there was widespread sexual abuse of children in Islington care homes.   In 1992, the London Evening Standard published extensive evidence of the abuse, which Ms Hodge denounced as "a sensationalist piece of gutter journalism". In 1995, an independent report found that the council had indeed failed to investigate the allegations properly.     In 2003, Tony Blair appointed Ms Hodge the first ever Minister for Children. Some questioned her suitability, including a courageous and articulate man called Demetrious Panton who had been sexually abused in an Islington care home in the late 1970s and whose attempts to expose what was happening had been repeatedly ignored.
    Ms Hodge wrote privately to the BBC describing Mr. Panton as "extremely disturbed", a remark for which she was later compelled to apologise in the High Court. The first person to categorise Panton as "disturbed" was the paedophile boss of his children's home, Bernie Bain, a man later described by police as "a brutal sexual abuser": Panton was 10 at the time.

    Interestingly while Hodge was children's minister in Blair's Government she supported sex education for 5 year olds.

    Her late husband was Sir Henry Hodge a high court judge. Margaret Hodge (nee) Oppenheimer is a very powerful woman, more so than you would think.

Extract from Wikipedia: Margaret Eve Oppenheimer was born in Egypt in 1944 to Hans and Lisbeth Oppenheimer, a refugee multi-millionaire German Jewish steel trader and his Austrian Jewish wife.

The family's company Stemcor is the world's largest privately owned steel-trading corporation, with an annual turnover of £6.28 billion in 2008

Islington Gazette, 1st June 1989

Peter Righton – His Activities up until the early 1980s

For background, Righton was born in June 1926 as Paul Pelham Righton, in Kensington . He attended Ardingly College from 1940 to 1944, where he was a ‘favourite’ for history master and A dormitory housemaster, Denis Henry d’Abedhil Williams. From 1944 to 1948, Righton served in the Royal Artillery; no further details are known. By 1948, aged 22, Righton was living in 19 Garway Road, in the Paddington area of London (my thanks to Martin Walkerdine for this information). At some point after this, Righton went to Magdalen College, Oxford, where he read Philosophy, Politics and Economics, receiving his MA in 1955 (this could have been several years after receiving his BA; Righton’s three years at Oxford, the exact dates of which I am trying to establish, would thus have been between 1948 and 1955). In 1957, Righton started teaching English at Red Hill, a school for disturbed boys in Maidstone, Kent. Righton had taken a range of vulnerable pupils under his wing, and Mark Thewliss claims he was abused by Righton there from the age of 12. Righton left the school discreetly in 1962 (not 1964 as mistakenly mentioned before), after a police investigation into complaints against him of abuse, during which time he wrote several potential suicide notes admitting having done harm to boys. By the following year, he was working as a tutor and organiser for the Workers’ Educational Association in Wiltshire; his address was given as North Flat, Marden Grange, Marden, Devizes, Wiltshire.
The following contains some documents relating to Peter Righton’s activities in the early 1970s, as he established his influence within the world of social work. 
Between 1963 and 1970, Righton had shifted to working in social work and child care. One article says that he worked for 12 years as a social worker himself before going into education, first at Keele University, then as Director of Education for the National Institute of Social Work from 1974-1982 (‘In Residence’, Social Work Today, February 4th, 1985) – this would have meant Righton’s having started as a social worker by 1962 at the latest, which seems unlikely. In 1965, Righton joined the staff at Keele  (see Inside Story documentary below), in the field of social worker training (how and when exactly he had become qualified in this field is unclear); in 1968 he became a Senior Lecturer at the National Institute of Social Work. By 1969, he had published an article entitled ‘Social work and scientific concepts’, Social Work, Vol. 26, p. 3. The report by Tom Bateman for the BBC Radio 4 Today earlier this week made clear that as early as 1970, Righton was already credited as giving ‘considerable assistance’ to a Home Office report (Advisory Council on CHild Care: Research and Development Committee; Community Homes Project, Second Report (London: Home Office Children’s Department, April 1970). The relevant chapter is printed below.
Between 1971 and 1974, Righton was a development officer at National Children’s Bureau and head of two-person Children’s Centre (‘The National Children’s Bureau’, Evening Standard, May 12th, 1993)
In October 1971, here listed as a ‘lecturer in residential care’ for the National Institute for Social Work, and ‘director-designate of the centre to be established by the National Children’s Bureau later this year’, Righton addressed a social services conference organized by the County Councils Association and the Association of Municipal Corporations, arguing for integration of social workers with residential home staff, and against too-frequent placing of those with social, physical and mental handicaps in residential homes. He also thought children ‘could be greatly helped in a residential unit’.
This same year, Righton also had a letter published in The Listener (June 29th, 1972), in which he expressed his fierce objection to Lord Hailsham’s views on homosexuality (my profound thanks to Daniel de Simone for locating this); Righton would use claims of homophobia more widely to silence critics of his relatively overt exploitation of young boys. (again, the tactic to silence critics of paedophiles - accuse them of homophobia - has served paedophiles, oh so well)
n January 1973, together with Ronald Bennett, QC, Righton was called to conduct an independent inquiry into allegations of violence by staff against boys in Larchgrove Assessment Centre on the outskirts of Glasgow; the report found that 13 out of 30 allegations were proved and was highly critical of the corporation for allowing conditions inducive to violence to occur; later reports found that John Porteus, a houseparent, had sexually abused boys at Larchgrove in the late 1960s, and others testified to sexual abuse during this time. Righton and Bennett’s report did not deal with sexual abuse, and it was possible for a convicted abuser, Robert William Henderson, to gain a position towards the end of 1973, where he formed ‘an indecent association with a 13-year-old boy’
Also in 1973, Righton gave the Barnardo’s Annual Lecture (Edward Pilkington, ‘Shadow of the Attic’, The Guardian, June 1st, 1994); the title was ‘A Continuum of Care’, which was published the following year (Peter Righton, A Continuum of Care: The Link between Field and Residential Work (London: Barnardo’s, 1974)). This year, he also published Counselling Homosexuals: A Study (London: Bedford Square Press, 1973).
In September 1973, Righton argued that children’s homes were like ‘ghettos’ which ‘stigmatize’, because they are deprived of being part of a normal family. As a remedy of this, Righton believed such homes ‘should be made as open as possible to people in the immediate neighbourhood, and to the families and friends of the children living there'; and ‘Staff and children should be encouraged to go out to meet people and residential schools should take both children needing special substitute care and those needing boarding education’, all of which (not, of course, said by Righton) would ease the access of paedophile predators to them.
From 1974 to 1982, Righton was Director of Education for the National Council of Social Work (‘In Residence’, Social Work Today, February 4th, 1985)
In 1974, Righton visited Algeria in April, and published ‘Child Care in Algeria’, International Social Work, Vol. 17, No. 4 (October 1974), pp. 51-53. (Peter Righton – Child Care in Algeria). He also gave the David Willis Lecture for the Planned Environment Therapy Trust, at New Barns School, Toddington, Gloucestershire (where he would later become a governor, and which was closed down following a police raid in 1992), published as ‘Planned environment therapy: a reappraisal’, in Association of Workers with Maladjusted Children Journal (1975) (see James S. Atherton, Review of Perspectives on Training for Residential WorkBritish Journal of Social Work, Vol. 8, No. 2 (1988), pp. 227-229).
In October of that year, the Paedophile Information Exchange was founded in Edinburgh by Ian Campbell Dunn and Michael Hanson (Marcello Mega, ‘Paedophile list set up by gay rights leader’, Sunday Times, July 6th, 1997); the group would soon afterwards relocate from Edinburgh to London, and Keith Hose would take over as chair. Righton was part of the group (member number 51, and a member of the Executive Committee, by mid-1976 at the latest (‘It’s the Magnificent Six’, Understanding Paedophilia, Vol. 1, No. 2 (June-July 1976), p. 7), serving as ‘Organiser of prison-hospital visits/general correspondence/PIE befriending'; in May 1977, he stepped down from the committee (at the same time as Hose stepped down), by which time his position was listed as ‘Community Liaison Officer’ (‘Stop Press – Stop Press’, Understanding Paedophilia, Vol. 1, No. 4 (1977), p. 12).
From 1976 to 1985, and especially from 1976 to 1979, Righton published regular articles in Social Work Todaywhich are all collected here. Of particular note is his article ‘Sex and the residential social worker’, Social Work Today, February 15th, 1977, thus written during Righton’s period on the PIE Executive Committee. Citing a 1975 article by then Lecturer in Social Work at Brunel University Leonard F. Davis seeking to legitimise sexualised touching of children in care (Leonard F. Davis – Touch, Sexuality and Power in Residential SettingsBritish Journal of Social Work, Vol. 5, No. 4 (1975), pp. 397-411 – Davis himself acknowledged Righton’s advice in the preparation of the paper; he is listed as having ‘recently completed the Course in Educational Studies at the National Institute for Social Work’, so may have been one of Righton’s students), Righton argued ‘‘Provided there is no question of exploitation, sexual relationships freely entered into by residents – including adolescents – should not be a matter for automatic inquiry’. Amazingly, several responses to this were essentially sympathetic to Righton’s position
In the mid-1970s, fellow social worker Ann Goldie was present at a dinner party with Righton, who confided to her that he had engaged in sexual relations with eight or nine boys in residential care homes
In 1977, Righton also participated in the London Medical Group’s annual conference, on this occasion the subject being ‘Human Sexuality’, speaking alongside agony aunt Claire Rayner amongst others (M. Papouchado, ‘Annual Conference of the LMG: Human Sexuality
In 1979, Righton sat on a steering committee to establish a course for training staff to work with disturbed young people, together with John Rea Price, director of Islington Social Services, 1972-92, subsequently the Director of the National Children’s BureauOther’s on the committee included G Godfrey Isaacs, chairman of Peper Harow, Mary Joynsons, director of child care for Barnardos, Janet Mattinson, Tavistock Centre, and Nick Stacey
And then in 1981, Righton published his most blatant article to date, ‘The adult’, in Brian Taylor (ed), Perspectives on Paedophilia (London: Batsford, 1981), pp. 24-40Drawing upon an unholy canon of paedophile writers, Righton made the case for sex with children being unharmful, in his characteristically elegant manner. No-one who read this could have been in any doubt about Righton’s inclinations (or the nature of the volume in general). 
One might have thought that one so flagrantly brandishing their sexual interest in children, speaking about it shamelessly to various others, publishing two articles making this clear, and also having been publicly identified as on the Executive Committee of the Paedophile Information Exchange, would have had difficulty being accepted as an expert on child care and child sexuality. But not at all; in 1984, he was one of the major speakers at a conference on Child Sexual Abuse (alongside fellow PIE member and academic Ken Plummer). Righton’s career continued to flourish through the 1980s, and in 1991 he was invited to give evidence to the Pindown inquiry into sexual and physical abuse in Staffordshire (‘Britain’s top kiddies home expert is evil child-sex perv’, The Sun, September 17th, 1992)He also helped with translation and editing of some writings on music produced by Donald Mitchell, a major figure involved with the estate of Benjamin Britten and the Britten-Pears Foundation (having been Britten’s publisher); later he would be a co-translator of the volume Truus de Leur and Henriette Straub (ed) Keep these Letters, Please! A Written portrait of the Concertgebouw Orchestra 1904-1921, translated Ian Borthwick, Nicholas Pretzel and Peter Righton (Amsterdam: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, c. 1998).
At the time of his arrest  for importation of child abuse images in 1992, Righton was also a senior tutor with the Open University (previously the employer of PIE chair Tom O’Carroll, and who had published Righton’s volume Working with Children and Young People in 1990), working on a project to do with residential children (Peter Burden and Peter Rose, .’Porn Squad quiz Child Care Expert’, Daily Mail, May 28th, 1992); James Golden, ‘Hoard of filth in childcare expert’s home’, Daily Mail, September 17th, 1992). 
The Department of Health and then-Health-Secretary Virginia Bottomley were told in 1993 about an influential network involving Righton. but appear to have done nothing. Nor does there appear to have been much action following the disturbing Inside Story documentary on Righton broadcast the following year, with various testimonies of Righton’s victims . After Righton was convicted, receiving a £900 fine, in September 1992, he was able to relocate on the estate of Lord Henniker in 1993, and continue to have contact with children in care, many of who (not least from Islington) were regularly brought to the estate (Stewart Payne and Eileen Fairweather, ‘Country house hideaway of disgraced care chief’, Evening Standard, May 6th, 1993).
Politicians, social workers, civil servants and many others have huge questions to answer about how a figure like Righton could manage to operate with apparent impunity for such a long period of time when his real nature was far from hidden, preying upon the most disturbed and vulnerable boys, and manipulating child care policy towards his own exploitative ends. Righton has been linked to major scandals in Islington, Calderdale, Suffolk, Rochdale, North Wales, Haute de la Garenne (Jersey), a series of public schools, networks in Sweden, Malta, Denmark and Holland, and more, and may be one of the worst offenders ever known in the UK, certainly one of the most influential in facilitating others. The existence of diaries kept by Righton on his ‘conquests’, as seen by Peter McKelvie at the time of his earlier investigation, was the impetus for Tom Watson’s October 2012 intervention in Parliament, which more than anything else set in motion the process which has led to the inquiry which has now been announced. Police collected a whole seven boxes of evidence during the raid on Righton’s home. It is imperative that the full extent of his activities (and also those of the equally sinister and highly-connected Morris Fraser), and the many lessons to be learned, are central to the inquiry.
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