Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Empire Strikes Back

“Angry Americans” ??

22nd August 1983 – Press Council upholds complaint against The Sun by Sir Michael Havers re Geoffrey Prime and PIE

Press Council rulings

The Sun produced no evi-dence for its allegation that at the trial of the spy, Geoffrey Prime, the Attorney General, Sir Michael Havers, held back mention of the accused man’s involvement with a child-sex organization to avoid embarrassing security chiefs, the council said in another ruling. The council upheld Sir Michael’s complaint that the editor refused to withdraw the false allegation and declared that the editor should either have substantiated it or have withdrawn it. The adjudication said in part: The Sun, has failed to produce any evidence at all that the Attorney General held back at the trial mention of a link between Mr Prime and the Paedophile Information Exchange to save embarrassing Britain’s security chiefs, or that angry Americans were convinced that he had done that. The published suggestion that they were so convinced was a serious and damaging one. The editor should either have substantiated it or withdrawn it. The complaint against The Sun is up held.


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A new transcription of the audio tape of the interview with the customs officer – and some comments on the recording

Desiring Progress

Since Saturday. July 19th, 2014, there have been a large range of heated exchanges online (though not in the mainstream media), primarily between the Exaro online news agency and the Needle blog, in particular following interventions from the veteran journalist and film-maker Tim Tate, who has made various features relating to the abuse of children over a period of almost three decades. This has also spilled over into social media.

See these links for the recent Exaro article relating to the tape (David Hencke, Mark Conrad and Alex Varley-Winter, ‘Audio file set to blow lid off paedophile scandal at Westminster’, Exaro News, July 19th, 2014 (do note the extensive comments underneath)) and the following for the responses on the Needle blog (including from Tim Tate) and a first transcript of the tape (‘Exaro Audio Tape Story’, July 19th, 2014‘Tim Tate Comments on the Exaro…

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Keith Joseph Blocked Inquiry 1972

It wasn’t an email that was sent recently but a comment left on The Needle (copied below). No wonder I couldn’t find it. I thought I was going mad!

Keith Joseph pictured here with Margaret Thatcher.

Keith Joseph pictured here with Margaret Thatcher.

Hansard links,

Hansard Nov 7 1972

Hansard Nov 9 1972

Hansard Nov 22 1972

Hansard Apr 3 1973

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What should happen now is a review of DHSS Minister Sir Keith Joseph’s refusal of inquiry 1972 re deaths of disabled children in Hackney Social Services care at the Beeches Ixworth Suffolk in the period 1966 to 1972.

The Commons requests for a public inquiry were from two Labour MPs Michael O’Halloran and Clinton Davis. It is possible that O’Halloran was influenced to ask his question by shadow minister Barbara Castle who had already been refused her request for a care inquiry into death and poor care standards at the Sue Ryder Home Cavendish West Suffolk 1972.

The lady who had been ignored by Sir Keith Joseph, in her complaints about Sue Ryder and Leonard Cheshire, went to Barbara Castle who then raised Commons questions. The lady was document burgled at some point in the 70s. The lady had not discovered the role of Special Branch secretly reporting and monitoring police inquiries into Sue Ryder/Leonard Cheshire.

The various inquiries re Savile are all failing to weigh the implication. In the 1970s Welsh Regional Crime Squad discovered the covert MI5/Special Branch liaison exercise undermining their inquiry.

The charity was being protected from lawful police inquiry by unlawful secret activity orchestrated through Special Branch compliance. Now what are the chances Special Branch did not know about Savile abuse at the Sue Ryder child hospice Leeds 1970s ?

Dominic Grieve when Attorney General did not dispute the affidavit asserting the above facts.

I was aware, as a rural beat Pc in West Suffolk, that OIRA asset(s) in Suffolk were taking a then unexplained interest in the Sue Ryder/Leonard Cheshire
HQ at Cavendish. I first suspected a special branch involvement when a duty DI was contacted, prior to my reporting to him, after the sudden death of volunteer Mary McGill January 1972. The DI tried to order me to destroy the footwear and clothing on the body to prevent it ever being forensically tested.

I defied the order and was taken off the case. I resigned a couple of months later. 17 years after that in 1989 by pure chance I met a retired Welsh Regional Crime Squad detective and he told me their case history of the time.

I then tried to resurrect the Matron McGill case and periodically apply to Attorneys General for consent to access High Court to quash the suicide verdict. Consistently AGs use secret public interest custodianship to deny access to justice. In spite of 42 years ignoring the significance of bruising on the body consistent with anal rape or attempted anal rape. The secret inquest into Matron MacGill’s death left the final 19 hours of her life unaccounted. But after the suicide verdict Leonard Cheshire gave a statement to New Zealand press admitting that he was with Matron McGill during that final 19 hours.

IE I feel sure that a charge, of perjury and conspiracy to pervert justice, if brought properly against Cheshire in 1972 would have succeeded in securing conviction.

Imagine the furore if a conspiracy thriller like Utopia had featured the charity activity of Airey Neave (Founding trustee Sue Ryder Homes) and revealed that his charity was being spied on by OIRA (later off shoot INLA) 7 years before his assassination at the Commons.

Maybe rationalising about “Powerful paedophile networks” the better explanation resides on avoidance of a domino effect ??

More information from the same source can be read HERE in the comments section.


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Urgent Request Regarding Keith Joseph


This is a little embarrassing…

Could the person who contacted me about Keith Joseph blocking an inquiry into abuse at a care home (I think in Suffolk) please contact me.

You contacted me first early last year and again recently but I can’t find any of the emails concerning this and so I can’t contact you privately.

I’d really like to look into this matter as the situation has moved on.

Many thanks.


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An open letter to Theresa May calling for Michael Mansfield QC to chair the Child Abuse Inquiry


Dear Theresa May

Re the proposed government inquiry into organised child abuse

As Butler-Sloss stated, the proposed government inquiry into organised child abuse needs to have the confidence of care and abuse survivors. It is for this reason that the view of many survivors and leading specialists in the area of child protection is that the most suitable candidate to chair the announced ‘Child Abuse Inquiry’ is Michael Mansfield QC.

The chair of this inquiry will need fearlessness, to be prepared to challenge the authorities and to ask and get answers to very difficult questions. This is a role that can only be undertaken by someone clearly seen as outside the establishment.

Mr Mansfield has shown with his work on the Stephen Lawrence inquiry and the current Hillsborough inquiry that he has the respect of survivors and professionals to undertake this inquiry.

In addition to the need to have the…

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1978: MPs Successfully Campaign For The Release Of Sadistic Paedophile William Pate.

I wonder what the names are of the ‘all-party group of MPs’ who campaigned for the release of paedophile William Pate ? Convicted of  horrific crimes against children, and despite doctors at Broadmoor believing him to be ‘a danger and not fit for release’, the campaign was successful. In 1984 he was convicted yet again for paedophilia and ‘sadistic homosexual practices’ after imprisoning a young boy for 12 hours and abusing him.

I think it is a reasonable question to ask which MPs campaigned for his release, don’t you ?

From The Glasgow Herald



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Mrs Thatcher Warned About Sir Peter Morrison

It’s time for this senior police officer from Chester and local journalists to come clean about what they knew about Sir Peter Morrison.


Paedophile and Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party, Sir Peter Morrison

In an exclusive interview with The Sun on Sunday, ex-detective chief inspector Barry said he first heard rumours about Morrison from a senior Cheshire Police officer.

He knew Mrs T was considering appointing Morrison, the MP for Chester, as deputy party chairman to replace disgraced Jeffrey Archer — who had stepped down over prostitute allegations in 1986.

So he immediately dashed to Downing Street and had an evening meeting with the PM and her private secretary Archie Hamilton, who took notes of what was said.

Barry recalled: “A senior officer in Chester had told me there were rumours going around about underage boys – one aged 15 – attending sex parties at a house there belonging to Peter Morrison.

“After we returned to No10 I asked to go and see her immediately. It was unusual for me to do that so they would have known it was something serious.

“When I went in Archie Hamilton was there. I told them exactly what had been said about Peter. Archie took notes and they thanked me for coming.

“There was no proof but the officer I spoke to was certain and said local press knew a lot more.

“This was just after the Jeffrey Archer scandal and I knew she needed to know about it because they were deciding on the appointment of the next deputy chairman.

“I always told her things straight, as I saw them. She listened and thanked me.

“I assumed Archie Hamilton would have spoken to Peter Morrison following that.

“When he was appointed I assumed there had been nothing to the claims — as there was no way on earth she would have given him the job otherwise.”

The Sun On Sunday


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