It is very odd, to say the least, how often St James school, run by the School of Economic Science , a strange cultish organisation which preaches a hybrid of Hindu philosophy, meditation, and socialist economics, keeps cropping up.
I first became aware of the School of Economic Science when comments left by former pupils on the SES Forum were brought to my attention. These comments, detail allegations of physical and psychological abuse as well as sexual voyeurism during the 1970s and 1980s.
Then, several weeks later after seeing a tweet posted by Murun Buchstansangur which contained the image of a newspaper article reporting on a number of missing boys, it was brought to my attention that one of those missing boys, Vishal Mehrotra, was also a pupil at St James. As I pointed out here , Vishal Mehrotra went missing on the very day of Prince Charles and Diana’s wedding, which coincidently was the same day a ‘Kings and Queens’ party was held at the Elm Guest House. Some of Vishal Mehrotra’s remains were discovered in 1982.
And now it’s been pointed out to me, in response to my last article which asked what exactly senior Liberals knew about Cyril Smith and his child abusing, that the chairman of the Liberal Party from 1979 to 1982 was Roger Pincham, who also happens to have been the Chair of the Board of Governors of St James Independent Schools between 1975 and 2007, and is I believe still a governor there now.
Anyway, here is Roger Pincham’s wikipedia page, which rather amusingly reads as though it’s been written by himself. I particularly liked the bit which reads ” Roger Pincham is included in an informal shortlist of four most compelling Liberal orators of the latter decades of the 20th century.”
7 responses to “Roger Pincham, The Liberals, And St James School.”
Look at frank beck’s Wikipedia entry. 5 life sentences. Alleged child murderer as well as mass child rapist all done within social services but throughout 80’s he was a LIB DEM councillor. All links eg with Cyril Smith now need to be re – examined
Put simply, thank you for what you are doing.
Here is some more up to date info on Pincham:
Apparently the SES was founded by one Leonardo da Vinci MacLaren, although it is possible that it was his father Andrew MacLaren – a Labour Politician – who did the founding. There appears to be a series of News Reports from the Evening Standard in 1982 which detail the abuse.
“In 1983 there was a controversy over the school’s system of corporal punishment. A series of articles published in the London Evening Standard during 1982 quoted parents who complained of their children’s punishments and bizarre homework. In some cases, MacLaren himself is said to have verbally disciplined the children in a harsh way.”
“Secret Cult, a 1984 book by London Evening Standard reporters Peter Hounam and Andrew Hogg, alleged that the School was then a secretive cult ‘penetrating the corridors of power’, with sinister links to the Liberal Party.”
Wonder why they deemed them ‘sinister links’. Would be interesting to see how many MP’s were perhaps schooled there?
Lib Dems are chocca with ‘sinister links’ (outside the tories that is!) Common Cause and a strange Christian sect, so I heard…
Surely ‘Roger Pincham’ would be a most unfortunate name, under the circumstances.
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