Tuesday 29 July 2014

Napier And Alston Charged

Charles Napier, the half-brother of Conservative MP John Whittingdale, has been charged as a result of a criminal investigation into allegations of historical child sexual abuse. Richard Alston, a former head teacher at a boarding school, has also been charged.
The Metropolitan police said the charges relate to alleged offences in the late 1970s when the alleged victim was an 11-year-old child.
Napier, a former teacher, has also lived in Sweden and worked for the British council in Cairo.
The Metropolitan police said Napier, 67, had been "charged with one count of inciting a child to commit an act of gross indecency contrary to section 1 of the Indecency with Children Act (1960)."
The Met said Alston, 69, was charged with five counts of indecent assault and three counts of gross indecency with a child.
Napier, now a resident in Sherborne, Dorset, where he lives with his 92-year-old mother, was arrested in June 2013, by Operation Cayacos, which is a strand of Operation Fairbank.
Detectives launched Operation Fairbank after Tom Watson MP made claims in parliament about a paedophile ring with establishment connections.
Both men have been released on bail and are scheduled to appear at Westminster magistrates court on 29 July.
The Met said that the "charges relate to offences which occurred in the late 1970s when the victim was 11 years old".

Wednesday 16 July 2014

The Home Office

Yet again, all roads through the hell that is child abuse, lead back to the Home Office.

Under the rule of William Whitelaw, Leon Brittan and Douglas Hurd, child abusers found safe haven through the Home Office. 
With the right connections, a paedophile was, for the most part, free from persecution and prosecution. 
Some would have to spend a couple of years in jail if caught too often, a warning to be more careful next time.

Then William Hague ordered an Inquiry into the North Wales abuse.

We all know that was a farce, that's why there are more people currently facing court.
Bear in mind, there is a case ongoing in Telford that should really be linked back to North Wales. Cotsbrook Hall was, after all, Bryn Alyn Community.

Jump forward 20-30 years and as more and more victims come forth, and the truth starts to be heard, the Home Office announced an Inquiry into the prolific child abuse propagated by their predecessors.
How did the different Gov departments and Civil Service bodies handle the reports of child abuse.
An Inquiry that, even before its Terms of Reference were compiled, announced the victims were to be ignored.

Why they didn't look to Northern Ireland I do not know. Oh wait, yes I do......

They picked the perfect patsy for the Chair of the UK Child Abuse Inquiry. A woman with several flawed inquiries already under her belt, the appointment of Butler-Sloss was almost guaranteed to cause furor.

Now there is little sign of a new Chair being announced, nor has work begun on setting the terms etc.
With even the Prime Minister having publicly stated his approval of Butler-Sloss' appointment, it was one more nail in his coffin too.
A major shuffle in Government. Home Secretary and Office were able to breathe a sigh of relief.

Now the office staff that handle the day to day running of the Country, the ones that don't change with each Government appointed, can carry on, business as usual.

Only somebody completely independent of the establishment can possibly hope to win over public opinion at this stage I fear.

Saturday 5 July 2014

Dickensgate, Updated.

As yet, I have left the subject of Dickens and Leon Brittan to everybody else.

After reading the statements and various news reports issued over the last few days, I have decided it's now time to voice my opinions on the subject.
To do that we have to jump back to Calderdale, 1982 and throw open just the timeline for West Yorkshire and the relevant MP's, the smaller scheme of things as it were....

1978 - 1983;
Scotland Yard submitted a number of files relating to PIE members to the DPP.
These files were, for the most part, ignored. They have since been "lost".

Mr Geoffrey Dickens MP used Parliamentary Privilege to expose Peter Hayman MP as a Paedophile Information Exchange member. He launched his own investigation into the group in or around this year.

An internal inquiry was held due to the Assistant Director of Social Services (a job title freshly created when Ryall accepted the position) striking up an inappropriate friendship with a couple of young boys, "John" and "Thomas".
Following the conclusion of the internal review, the police were informed but no further action was taken. Ryall faced a disciplinary hearing at which he was said to be "shocked" when the complaints were put to him.
The panel listened to his version of events and decided it had been an error of judgement on his part.

1983, 11th June.
Leon Brittan becomes Home Secretary, replacing William Whitelaw.

1983 November, 1984 January;
Geoffrey Dickens MP submits dossier to Home Office and DPP (August 1983)
Now, the varying news reports all seem to jump on the bandwagon of "1983 Dossiers".
Mr Dickens' investigation actually ran from 1981 to year unknown. 
Based on available evidence it would appear it ran for a lot longer than officially recognised. 

1984, February
Leon Brittan writes to Mr Dickens outlining what has happened with the dossier.

Ryall was promoted to Director when a vote of No Confidence was passed on the then-Director during a child manslaughter inquiry.

The Halifax Courier ran an article about Ryall's appointment as Director.
This was seen by a local councillor Mr Pearson (1975-1985) who had become aware of the 1982 inquiry and the many rumours of continued friendship with the two young cousins. The "rumours" were generated by Rod Ryall's constant interference on behalf of one of the boys. Each time "John" got into trouble in the children's homes or at school, he would ring Ryall to bail him out.
Social workers tend not to like that kind of thing.

Various reports from Social Workers and Residential Care Staff are filed in regard to Ryall's conduct and constant interference in "John's" care/life.

1988, 19th January;  
The Halifax Courier ran a piece on the increase of child abuse. It included a statement by Rod Ryall.
The former councillor, Mr Pearson, composed a letter dated 21st January 1988 to Mr Geoffrey Dickens MP. He enclosed the news clipping and outlined his concerns about Ryall's conduct.
As this was not Mr Dickens elected seat, Mr Pearson was reffered to his own MP, Mr Donald Thompson.
He again outlined his concerns and his MP immediately contacted the Home Office.
The letter was passed around from  Lord Ferrers to Edwina Curry (From 1975 until 1986, she was a Birmingham City Councillor for Northfield. In 1983, she stood for parliament as a Conservative Party candidate, and was elected as the member for South Derbyshire.
So.... she was a councillor in West Midlands and an MP in East Midlands..... didn't she do well! pfft! Although neither position explains why she was examining a letter sent from a former Halifax councillor to the Home Office)
The Home Office then passed the matter to West Yorkshire Police and washed their hands of it.
The Home Secretary at this stage was Douglas Hurd.

1988, 5th August;
Rod Ryall was arrested for crimes against children. His last known contact with his victims was in June of that year despite the ongoing police investigation into Ryall's conduct.
It is said that Rod Ryall was apprehended in the private flat attached to one children's home in Halifax.
The home later closed due to extensive child abuse spanning decades.

This information kind of contradicts everything we are being told about  "Dickensgate".
We have been told the investigation ended in 1985, so why was the honourable former councillor still under the impression Mr Dickens was the correct MP to contact? 
We are told everything went wrong under Brittan. Well now, to be fair..... he only got the job in 1983 - the year the first dossier' were handed over.
We had three Home Secretaries over the time period in question. Whilst I am not defending any of them, I think some need to slow down on the public accusations just a tad. Your'e skipping over names that need including too.

The report containing this information can be found Here.
Also see Here

Tuesday 1 July 2014

Savile Gave VIP's Broadmoor Tour

Celebrities toured a women's ward while patients undressed, alleges one of the victims of Savile's abuse at the hospital.

Jimmy Savile gave Rolf Harris a guided tour of Broadmoor hospital in the mid 1970s, when the Australian-born entertainer gave an impromptu performance of Tie Me Kangaroo Down as female patients were undressing, it has been alleged.
An NHS investigation found widespread abuse by Savile of vulnerable victims at Broadmoor. The inquiry, published last week, confirmed that Savile invited Harris to an escorted tour of Broadmoor, something that could not be reported before a jury convicted Harris of indecent assaulton Monday.
The NHS inquiry said it heard no suggestion of inappropriate behaviour during Harris's visit to Broadmoor in 1973. But one of the victims of Savile's abuse at Broadmoor, Alison Pink, claimed the celebrities toured a women's ward while patients were preparing to go to bed.
Speaking to the Mirror, the former patient, now known as Steven George after a sex change, said he thought it was "strange" that Harris arrived "at the same time the women were undressing for bed". He added: "We all had to get completely undressed in the hallway in front of the staff, male and female, to show nothing was being taken into our rooms."
Describing the entertainers' visit, he said: "Harris was very famous at the time and had his weekend show. He walked down the passageway of York ward with Savile opening the doors along with a nursing officer.
"Some of the girls came out and there was an unprompted performance of Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport. He then went through to the punishment ward."
George told the Sun that the timing of the evening visit was deliberate.
"I was in my nightie and others were too. I think it was deliberate by Savile – to coincide with girls getting changed so he and Rolf could look at them," he said.