Sep 242017
 

HORNY TEACHER ‘OF TREGARON’

Whilst relaxing over a coffee a while back, and reading Llais y Sais, mine eyes alighted upon the report you see below. Straightforward enough, a story we read all too regularly; horny young teacher gets involved with pupil.

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This report in Llais y Sais suggests that the accused, Christopher Wood, “lives in Tregaron” and started working at the school in Solihull, Birmingham, in September 2015. Yet on the website of its Daily Mirror sister-paper we read the prosecutor saying“Wood, previously from Dorridge, Solihull, but now from Tregaron in Ceredigion, Wales, had started working at the school in September 2015.”

The difference is obvious. The Daily Mirror report tells us that Wood has recently moved from Solihull to Tregaron, while Llais y Sais hopes we’ll believe that he’s native to Ceredigion.

However, when I went to the WalesOnline website, I was confronted with a story that was similar, but all references to the alleged offences having taken place in Solihull had been removed. We were left with a naughty teacher from Tregaron. There’s no point in giving a link because the original version has now been updated to more closely follow what appeared in the print version.

In a normal country, any journalist writing up – even copying and pasting – this story would have asked himself or herself, ‘Hang on, why is this guy now living on our patch?’ To ask would be both good journalism and natural human curiosity. But Wales is not a normal country.

THE PAEDOPHILES ‘OF KIDWELLY’

No case in recent years highlighted this lack of curiosity better than that of the Satanic paedophile gang relocated to Kidwelly and housed by Grwp Gwalia. To believe the ‘Welsh’ media these scumbags were all Welsh.

But the English dailies reported quite properly that they had come down from London. Here’s the Daily Mail report of the case from 11 March 2011.

This is the report from WalesOnline. The original WO report of 10 March 2011 made no mention of the gang having come down from London, this was added in the extensive update of 20 September 2014.

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It’s difficult to explain the September 2014 update. There was no appeal or any other development in the case. And anyway, the update was all background stuff – so why? Was it down to the bad publicity Llais y Sais was getting from me and others?

Whatever the answer, it appears that neither the ‘Welsh’ Government nor the Notional Assembly wanted to know how, why, and by what route, a gang of paedophiles could be moved down from London to cause misery in Carmarthenshire.

Presumably our AMs saw nothing wrong with such a system. Which might explain why it goes on all over Wales.

THE PAEDOPHILE ‘OF PEMBROKE DOCK’

More recently, a few days ago in fact, I read of another paedophile in Llais y Sais, this one in Pembroke Dock. Though he was on trial in Somerset, as the offences with which he was charged had taken place in Somerset.

To be fair, Llais y Sais did say that the convicted man was “originally from Bridgwater in Somerset”. Though given the facts it would have been difficult to pretend that this paedo was as Welsh as you and me, look you.

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Which takes me back to the question I asked earlier when dealing with the teacher now living in Tregaron and the paedophiles dumped in Kidwelly – why did no one dealing with this story, in Wales, ask themselves how Somerset paedophile Boyle had reached Pembroke Dock.

I think we can safely assume that Graham Boyle “of Laws Street, Pembroke Dock” was moved to Wales by some agency or other. Perhaps the same agency responsible for moving a paedophile to Monkton just across the Cleddau, a decision that resulted in a near-riot.

I’m talking now of the reorganised and privatised probation service. If you want to know how it all fits together, this might help. As might the graphic below.

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The Community Rehabilitation Company for Wales is owned by Working Links which is in turn owned by . . . well, your guess is as good as mine because we end up offshore. The picture is further confused by the relationship between these probation companies and third sector bodies such as Pembrokeshire Care and Cymdeithas Gofal of Ceredigion, which I wrote about recently. Then the police are involved, as are the local councils.

So not only is the system deliberately labyrinthine in order to deter investigators, the community rehabilitation companies – being private companies – are not subject to Freedom of Information legislation.

It’s a hell of a system, but ideal for dumping English paedophiles and other criminals in Wales.

THE ‘WELSH’ NEO-NAZI

Returning to the wonderful Llais y Sais, another remarkable tale emerged over the weekend.

You may have read about a number of squaddies arrested on suspicion of being neo-Nazis and belonging to National Action, a proscribed group. One of those arrested is a fitness instructor based at the Brecon barracks.

The accused appeared in court at the Old Bailey in London a few days ago. According to Llais y Sais on Friday Lance Corporal Mikko Vehvilainen, based at Brecon, is “a Welsh soldier”. The report was attributed to David Wilcock and Emily Pennick. I did a search and found that both work for the Press Association.

So I assumed that describing Vehvilainen as Welsh was a mistake made by London-based journalists. Even so, I was still angry and put out a tweet correcting them . . . and got an interesting response from David Wilcock.

So why would someone working for Llais y Sais, someone who knows that Vehvilainen is not Welsh, insert that misinformation? Why not just run the PA report unadorned? Was it a crass attempt to make the story more interesting for a Welsh readership, or was there some other motive?

The answer is that this was no clumsy attempt to give the report a Welsh angle, it was something more sinister.

THE INVISIBLE ENGLISH

There is a convention in ‘Welsh’ journalism, an unwritten rule, that wrongdoers must never be described as ‘English’. This rule applied even to Colin Batley, leader of the Kidwelly paedophile gang – despite him having an England flag flying from his drainpipe!

The Batley house in Kidwelly, courtesy of the Daily Mail. I’m fairly certain that this picture was not used by the ‘Welsh’ media

‘English’ and ‘England’ are verboten because they might give us a bad impression of our neighbours and thereby encourage an ‘us and them’ mindset. Far better to passively, by omission, suggest that these people are Welsh!

You’ve just had a lesson in elementary colonialist psychology.

But Llais y Sais seems to be going further. For not only does this rag withhold the truth about paedophiles and others being English, it actively promotes the idea that they’re Welsh. Most blatantly and recently with the case of the fascist squaddie, where someone in Cardiff inserted ‘Welsh’ into a story from the Press Association.

JENNY LEE CLARKE

Being the fair-minded old bastard that I am, I’m now going to offer Llais y Sais a chance to take a small step towards far-off redemption.

Regular readers will recall the disturbing case of Jenny Lee Clarke, who worked with Carolyn Harris in the Swansea East Labour Party office, and then for Harris after she became the MP in May 2015.

The comradely harmony prevailing in the Brynhyfryd office was shattered when Clarke accused Harris of assaulting her over her sexuality. This was witnessed by a Labour councillor. In retaliation, Harris accused Clarke of theft, by the curious route of giving herself a rise without the proper authority.

Carolyn Harris, Labour MP for Swansea East (centre) at the Gay Pride Cymru rally in August 2017. Reports from what are now smoke-free rooms suggest that she too has ‘crossed over’. If true, then it offers a number of fresh interpretations to her assault on a colleague for being a lesbian and for wearing “dyke shoes”.

Bizarrely, it was through the London ‘papers reporting of the (alleged) assault in March 2016 that Ms Clarke learnt she was under investigation, but she wasn’t arrested – and then bailed – by South Wales Police until two months later on June 24.

(As might be expected, the Labour-supporting Llais y Sais and WalesOnline exonerated Harris to go with the ‘thievin’ lezzer’ narrative.)

She was re-bailed on September 19, and again on November 7. It wasn’t until February 17 this year that the papers went to the Crown Prosecution Service for evaluation and a decision on whether to proceed with the case.

When Ms Clarke attended Swansea Central police station on May 17th she was told that she was being released with no charge . . . but was also threatened with, “You may in future be asked to attend voluntarily to be re-interviewed”.

We are now coming to the end of September and Ms Clarke’s ordeal drags on. South Wales Police is making this woman’s life a misery on behalf of a vindictive politician and on the ‘advice’ of the South Wales Police DPP, who is of course former Labour MP Alun Michael.

This should not be happening in a democracy. And if Llais y Sais still harbours ambitions to be regarded as a newspaper then it would be reporting on this disgusting case of persecution and the abuse of political and police power.

But Wales is not a democracy. As I said earlier, Wales is a colonial society, and to facilitate this arrangement the Labour Party is allowed free rein to indulge in petty vindictiveness and to build up a vast network of cronies paid for out of the public purse.

Llais y Sais is just another part of the colonial system. Making Wales a very corrupt country indeed.

But there is hope. Watch this space!

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  56 Responses to “Llais y Sais”

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    It’s disgusting, but totally predictable. For those of us who have for years been aware of what is happening to our identity, and keeping an eye on the welfare of our nation, it is no surprise.

    It is all part of a preconceived plan by the colonisers to wipe us out by all means, and at all levels. The government establishment (Labour in Cymru), working hand in hand with the media (mostly the British Bullshit Corporation + the papers), the underground paedophile rings and occult groups, government servants, the judiciary and politicians (senior civil servants, judges MPs & AMs) are generally moulding the shape of what is to come. The goal is to wipe out the identity of the satellite nations and promote a greater England. Cymru is the weakest link, and is the focus of most of the attention of the project. We already are being softened up by the regular mention of that mythical country called ‘Englandandwales’ in the media.

    The only way to put a stop to it is for the people to wake up. They are currently sleep walking through ignorance into this pit. It’s a big ask, because their thinking has been shaped through incessant brain washing through the education system and the propaganda projected by the aforementioned media mouthpiece of the establishment.

    In the words of that Manic Street Preachers song:

    IF YOU TOLERATE THIS – YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT . . .

    http://jacothenorth.net/pics/manics_your_children_next.png

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      What worries me is that it’s insidious, and coming from sources that most people trust. Because while we can see through it, most people still think that the BBC tells the truth and anything printed in a newspaper must be right.

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        ‘Coming from sources that most people trust’ – despite the increasing number of health care failures/scandals being reported, people still show an enormous level of trust in the medical profession. There is a crisis in recruitment among doctors in Wales – in some specialities it is now almost impossible to recruit doctors in north, mid and west Wales. England has always enjoyed having a good sneer at the NHS in Wales maintaining that it is shite.

        In the late 80s I moved from north Wales to live in London to study and then work in the London medical schools. When I told colleagues there of the horrors that I had witnessed in the mental health services in north Wales, I was repeatedly told that such things were only happening in Wales. I found out that this was not true. The psychiatry dept at St Georges Hospital Medical School was a hotbed of corruption and the associated psychiatric hospital, Springfield, was actually dangerous – within a few years of me witnessing appalling practice there, a series of murders of staff and patients occurred and a public inquiry produced a most damning report about Springfield.

        Now people are frightened to admit this, but it is true that a number of doctors seeking work in Wales do apply for jobs there because they have had great trouble obtaining jobs elsewhere – because of the recruitment problems in places like north Wales, there’s bugger all competition for jobs. But do you know what I was told when I worked at St Georges? That ‘we send the really bad doctors to Wales’. I presumed that this was a joke – the institution was hideously snobbish and it was made clear that there was nothing of interest in Wales at all, it was simply ‘full of sheep’. It was not a joke. There was a gynaecologist who arrived to work at St Georges who was most worrying in that he constantly sexually harassed female members of staff in quite an aggressive way, including unwanted groping. He had sex with a colleague, in a research lab, during working hours. He then failed his professional exams and had to resit. Do you know what they did in the face of this problem Jac? They sent him to Wales. He was frozen out of the London circuit and he now works as a consultant gynaecologist in Cardiff. This dregs of the profession has an
        extensive private practice down there as well as his NHS one, is a member of Cardiff Bay yacht club and the last I heard was taking flying lessons. His patients will not know of his background – but I bet that he hasn’t changed and there will have been further problems with gross misbehaviour which will have been covered up in the usual tradition of the medical establishment.

        Many years later I discovered that the terrible abuse and criminal conduct that I witnessed in psychiatry in north Wales was directly linked to the North Wales Paedophile Ring, which was famously covered up by the Waterhouse Inquiry. It is now admitted that there WAS a paedophile ring operating in north Wales and that the North Wales Police and other agencies concealed it. But do you know why every institution in north Wales was able to get away with covering it up? Because the cover-up was orchestrated at the highest level – the Cabinet of Thatcher’s Gov’t, because one of those abusing children in the children’s homes in north Wales as Sir Peter Morrison, MP for Chester, Thatcher’s PPS and Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party. Both Edwina Currie and Rod Richards have admitted that it was widely known that Morrison was molesting boys, that Thatcher was told in person but ignored it, just as she ignored warnings about her mate Jimmy Savile.

        The NHS in north Wales is actually much worse than the shambles that has been admitted. The problems are long-standing, have been known about at the highest levels for decades and were ignored. Because it is ‘only Wales’. Oh – and I now have documents that demonstrate that one of the prestigious institutions of the British medical establishment that concealed the criminal conduct of north Wales psychiatrists thirty years ago was – St Georges Hospital Medical School.

        The late Duke of Westminster, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor (friend of Prince Charles), was President of the City of Chester Conservative Association whilst Peter Morrison was MP for Chester. That Conservative Association openly gossiped about Morrison’s activities with under-aged boys and they knew that Morrison had been caught by the police on a number of occasions with young boys but had not been prosecuted.

        It was the Duke of Westminster’s family who originally owned the land and building that constituted St Georges Hospital, they bequeathed it to the hospital. In the early 80s the original site at Hyde Park corner was abandoned and a nee hospital and medical school was built at Tooting. Ken Clarke was Health Minister at the time and wanted to sell the Hyde Park site and keep the dosh within the NHS. Gerald went apeshit and demanded that Thatcher return the dosh to his family – we are talking huge quantities of dosh here, that site was worth millions. Thatcher and Gerald had a very big row. Thatcher really pissed Ken Clarke off because she was prepared to give the dosh back to Gerald – already one of the richest men in the UK – when the NHS was desperate for cash and Gerald didn’t have a legal claim on the money. Despite having Thatcher on his side though, Gerald ended up backing down and Ken Clarke got his way – the Hyde Park site was sold and the Gov’t kept the dosh. No-one knows what leverage someone used to persuade the Duke of Westminster to wave good-bye to so much money.

        Not only was Peter Morrison Thatcher’s aide, but his sister was Woman of the Bedchamber to the Queen Mother. Neither was Morrison the only highly placed Tory who was abusing kids in care from north Wales. The children from the home on Maesgeirchan in Bangor were being trafficked to London to work as rent boys. The man receiving them was a Tory party fundraiser and speechwriter for Thatcher.

        I was working at St Georges when Gerald Cavendish demanded his money from Thatcher but then mysteriously backed down. At the time I was one of the people who was trying to raise the alarm over the misconduct and malpractice in the mental health services in north Wales. For some reason St Georges were very angry with me for doing this – I was actually told by my senior colleagues to ‘forget about Wales’. A psychiatrist from north Wales attempted to have me imprisoned for very serious offences by perjuring himself and I was then bullied out of my job at St Georges. Last year my lawyer finally extracted many of the documents relating to what happened to me in the early 90s. St Georges had been in contact with some of the people whom were even named in the Waterhouse Report as facilitating the paedophile ring in north Wales to gather ‘evidence’ about me being ‘dangerous’. There was evidence that a psychiatrist from north Wales admitted to psychiatrists at St Georges that he was sexually abusing patients – the same psychiatrist who was claiming that I was ‘dangerous’. No action was taken.

        It was an absolute barrel of shit Jac. That bunch of molesters who caused havoc in north Wales children’s homes got away with it because of the generous assistance that they received from St Georges. But then St Georges had a little local difficulty themselves – in 1986 their Professor of Paediatrics, Oliver Brooke, was jailed for the possession of huge amounts of child porn. The detectives who worked on the case alleged that Brooke was a key figure in a pan-European paedophile ring.

        The Dean of St Georges throughout all this was a well-known absolute bastard, Sir William Asscher. William Asscher had spent most of his career as a renal consultant in Cardiff. Ysbyty Gwynedd were always very grateful to Asscher, because just before he left Wales for St Georges, he managed to get Ysbyty Gwynedd a dialysis unit (it wasn’t up to much, but they hadn’t had anything at all before). One of the doctors who perjured himself in an attempt to have me imprisoned worked at Ysbyty Gwynedd.

        Paedophiles and a corrupt imploding NHS in north Wales? Oh it’s the Welsh. They’re like that – inbred sheepshaggers. You’d never find such wrongdoing in flagship English medical schools.

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          This rotten, satanic and disgusting behaviour goes right into the heart of the establishment in London Dr Sally. Not just Westminster, but the tentacles reach (or even begin) with the monarchy. It’s depressing information – covered over by establishment mouthpieces like the British Bullshit Corporation, and if not directly covered over the information is muted. How can ANY sane person have confidence in what is broadcast by this mouthpiece?

          It saddens me, as well as people like yourself, that one feels like a voice in the wilderness, because exposing these depraved elites is like trying to stop a tsunami with a row of sand castles. It is a sad reflection on this upside down and inside out world we now live in, where everything is the opposite to what it should be.

          More information HERE & HERE . . .

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            I know Big Gee, it is so bad that it is understandable that people who are just given on overview simply don’t believe it. But do a bit of digging and it becomes very obvious that it is all too horribly true.

            Lord Snowdon seems to have been a friend of the Paedophiles’ Friends and now that both he and Princess Margaret are safely dead, more and more is being admitted about their drug use, their generally vile behaviour towards others and the sexual exploitation of both women and young men by Lord Snowdon. I have also been told repeatedly that Lord Mountbatten was involved in the Kincora Boys Home scandal in Belfast and there are people who maintain that he was murdered by the IRA because of that, rather than because of his status in the Royal Family.

            Numerous people at the BBC had info but kept silent. Huw Wheldon was a very big figure there who had a hotline to some of the abusers in north Wales (Wheldon went to Friars School in Bangor, so some nasty people had a Big Friend to protect them). Jeremy Paxman knows something about it all as well, because his former partner knew the full details of the case of a lady from Caernarfon, Mary Wynch, who was ruined by the Paedophiles’ Friends. Tons of them knew, loads. In the 1990s when I was being stuffed over at St Georges, I had a friend who wanted to make a film about it all. My friend was sacked from the Royal Television Society (she later won her case for unfair dismissal at an employment tribunal) at the same time as I was hounded out of my job at St Georges. Her husband worked at the BBC – and confirmed that they were as corrupt as fuck down there.

            Those we know and love may get a shock yet Big Gee – I’ve now got my hands on the documentary evidence after a battle lasting years and my friend is once more talking about a documentary or a film about everything. Her husband left the BBC years ago, so they can’t get him either…

            Never underestimate how much opposition how much those of us who have tried to expose it all have encountered – we can’t get NHS treatment, we can’t get jobs, we have been assaulted and burgled and our computers were stolen and we have had thirty years of threats. None of the mainstream media will give us a platform when they realise that the evidence that we have touches the highest in Gov’t and the odd Royal. Not that it matters – like Jac we’re blogging and we have positioned ourselves outside of mainstream institutions like the BBC and universities (this was of course forced upon us years ago when we were unlawfully sacked, but it’s proving useful now) so we are in a position to talk freely. Sadly I have had to leave north Wales, a place that I loved and where I lived for decades. I now live elsewhere in secrecy as a result of the very serious threats towards me. I am not the only person in this position… Others have gone abroad.

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              There is a belief that it may not have been the IRA who assasinated Mountbatten, Airey Neave and Robert Bradford MP after all, but rather they were inside jobs. This of course changes the whole idea of who is really in charge and their modus operandi.

              https://mobile.twitter.com/TrojanManifesto/status/912612628958244864/photo/2

              If paedophilia was used in this context, as a blackmailing tool, it would explain why paedophiles were able to infiltrate, into many positions of power, even changing laws. It would also explain why nothing was done about the horrific, institutionalised abuse that you yourself are revealing.

              The role of Sir Peter Hayman Mi6, would seem particularly relevant, the Police found written correspondence between many of Hayman’s other correspondees, discussing the most vile abuse, but none of these other people were brought to book. If it wasn’t for brave Geoffrey Dickens MP, naming Hayman in Parliament, then Hayman too, would have escaped justice. It will be interesting to see, what the Heath investigation brings, but the establishment will be doing all they can to keep it covered up.

              https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Hayman_(diplomat)

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                Yes I am aware that there are allegations that the security services themselves killed Neave et al or stood back and let others kill them.

                It is very difficult to work out what happened all those years ago, particularly because the media have always misreported. What is clear however is that there seem to have been rogue members of the security services who were concealing the sexual abuse of children by public figures. That’s bad enough but a lot of the witnesses in the North Wales Scandal – which involved Thatcher’s closet aide Sir Peter Morrison – were found dead in questionable circumstances (as was Morrison himself actually).

                Special Branch and the security services must have known about all this – they were routinely watching everything that politicians and those close to them did, if only to protect them from the IRA threat in those days. OF COURSE they knew! And in the case of me and my friends who had found out what was happening in north Wales and were then screwed over when we were working as young professionals in London – someone will have known what was happening to us as well. As is demonstrated by the documents now in my possession.

                Most of those who actually molested the kids in north Wales back in the 70s and 80s are now dead. But we have a massive problem Myfanwy in that the younger generation who were junior MPs, civil servants, lawyers, doctors etc at the time who knew what was going on but kept quiet because they wanted to get to the top are now in the most senior positions and it is that layer of people that is preventing the truth from emerging.

                Those who are in the judiciary or Lords are indeed passing the legislation – and having looked at what is happening it is quite clear to me that much of that legislation is being implemented in order to ensure that the grisly truth remains suppressed.

                Poor old north Wales is still suffering. The health and welfare services never recovered after the activities of that lot during the 70s, 80s and 90s – some of the junior folk from that era are now in senior management posts in the NHS and social services. Insiders know what happened which is why professionals like psychiatrists won’t come to work in north Wales – so the Betsi employs anyone that agrees to work there. Yesterday it was reported that a psychiatrist at Wrexham Maelor has been caught in a police paedophile sting…

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                  The security services in the 1970s were, if some sources are to be believed, worse than corrupt, they were planning a coup against Harold Wilson.

                  It all started in Northern Ireland where, due to the threat from the IRA, police, army and MI5/MI6 were given free rein. Part of their operations was the honey-trap of Kincora Boys Home, which was kept open, and the abuse encouraged, because of the blackmail opportunities it provided for the security services. It’s all detailed in Paul Foot’s Who Framed Colin Wallace?

                  This was part of a wider operation of psyops and black propaganda known as Clockwork Orange.

                  The plot against Wilson alleged that he and his inner circle were either working for the Soviets or else had links close enough to compromise the security of the UK. It focused on Marcia Williams, Wilson’s secretary who, it was alleged, made regular trips to the USSR and had refused to be vetted.

                  The only time the allegations emerged into the open was in a couple of questions asked of Wilson in the Commons by Wyn Roberts, the Tory MP for Conwy, who went on to become Minister of State under Thatcher, and who had a background in Intelligence. Roberts wanted to know if those belonging to the political unit of which Williams was a member had been positively vetted and if they were being paid out of public funds.

                  If you justify it by arguing that it’s all done for the security of the state then you can allow anything to happen, and cover it up decades later. Throw in saving the reputations of various organisations, protecting those still living, and the wall of silence is easy to explain.

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                    Thank you Jac, this is an excellent summary of some of what I have previously read – however I didn’t realise that Wyn Roberts had a background in Intelligence. I know from my own dealings with him in the late 80s that Wyn Roberts himself was someone who definitely suppressed knowledge of gross abuses and law-breaking in the north Wales mental health services – I found out many years later that what I witnessed then and tried to raise concerns with Wyn Roberts about was directly linked to the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal.

                    The slurry pit seems to have involved politicians right across the political spectrum. It’s why NO-ONE has ever got to the bottom of it.

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                    Jac and Dr Sally, Wiltshire Police appear to have acted without fear or favour and with great integrity, against huge opposition from the establishment and have published their report on their investigation into Edward (“Edwina”)Heath. Since some of the revelations about Edward Heath have come to light, a very interesting article in the Irish political magazine “Village” has been published which discusses more of the dark and ruthless Anglo/Irish political context discussed here.

                    https://villagemagazine.ie/index.php/2017/10/not-just-ted-heath-british-establishment-
                    paedophilia-and-its-links-to-ireland/

                    The interview that Colin Wallace with the Author and Whistle blower, Robin Bryans is also mentioned. Bryans’ books are very informative and that is perhaps why they are so difficult to find now, “The dust has never settled” discusses in a thinly veiled way, many of the darker figures, such as Anthony Blunt.

                    Those poor children, the survivors of whom deserve justice, we also need to know, that this level of sordid corruption, is not operating still.

                    Tim Fortescue MP and Tory Whip explaining the “Dirt Book”.

                    Some wider context, Timewatch BBC2 “Gladio”, mentions connections to the “Troubles” “Clockwork Orange”, quite grainy quality, but very enlightening.

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      Great song – inspired by an anti-Facist / Franco poster and referring to the bombing of Guernica.

      I agree people need to wake up, easier said than done. They’ve drowned our villages, stolen our natural resources, dumped paedophiles, perverts, drug addicts, in our communities, and built houses that only wealthy people from outside these communities can afford, and that’s not mentioning Aberfan, potentially radioactive waste been dumped in Cardiff, and super prisons for English prisoners being built left right and centre.

      If this isn’t a wake up call is, there any hope at all left?

      Being optimistic, unless we are all wiped out by a nuclear War between N.Korea and USA, we do have:

      YesCymru branches opening springing up all over the place, disproving the myth that there “is no appetite for independence”.

      We have citizen journalists like Jac, Cneifwr and Nation.cymru that are growing an audience for a non colonial journalism.

      Neil McEvoy causing a nuisance, asking awkward questions and as a result pushing Leanne Wood to get a bit more robust in her questioning of Ca-win.

      There was something else but I forgot.

      We need to get off our fat asses and do something. When I say something I mean something peaceful, because as much as this stuff makes my blood boil, it will take the actions of one hot head to give the ammunition the BritNat press to undermine any movement.

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    The scary thing is these cases are the “known knowns”, Jac, due to their identities coming to light because of criminality. God knows how many other undesirables have been closeted into our communities without people having the faintest idea as to the truth.

    That’s a rather nice photo you have published of Carolyn Harris and I’m so glad you’ve confirmed she is the one in the centre. The last time I think I saw her face it was on the back end of a bus – the one Owen Smith was driving round the country. But seriously, the fact that this sordid business is still hanging over Jenny Lee Clarke is nothing short of scandalous. The trouble is – if a citizen was suffering from an abuse of some judicial process one of the avenues they could pursue would be to get in touch with their local MP to help them. Ouch!

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      Yes, it’s Carolyn Harris, Stan; though she may have gained an ounce or two since you last saw a photo of her.

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        Wasn’t she campaigning in the summer because schoolkids in her area might be going without food, and wasn’t there some concern that local foodbanks had run out too? Hmmm. I think I know where that’s been going then.

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      Interesting photo that Jac has published. Three drama queens. The one on the left is quite famous and the one on the right is a great performer. The one in the middle, however, is now an MP. The biggest drama queen in Swansea. Known never to turn down a photo opportunity. Revelations about what Carolyn Harris did to Jenny Lee Clarke at the Brynhyfryd office explains alot. It should be noted that prior to becoming a office staffer for the Labour Party and after leaving Uni at Swansea she worked for two charities. Namely..

      The Guiding Hand and the Joshua Foundation.

      (1) The Guiding Hand Association (517517) performed the role of resettlement and rehabilitation of young offenders. The footprint being Bridgend, Neath, Port Talbot and Swansea. Something went wrong and by 2008 the trustees had to throw in the towel and decided to wind it up as a charity. Output of cash funds of £32k was secured, which was incorporated into a sleeping company called Guiding Hand Limited (05376054). This company did not trade for a number of years, other than a few hundred quid, which I have assumed to be stuff like bank charges and audit fees. However, in 2012 it paid £20k cash to somewhere unknown, and in 2013 the final £10k was paid out, once again to somewhere unknown, before being struck off. This is strange. It would be usual for a good cause charity that sits on £30k, but decides not to continue it’s good work, to donate this cash as a gift to another charitable body doing work in a related role. In establishing a company of limited liability and also relinquishing charitable status at the same time would expose funds to corporation tax should the cash be employed to conduct trade. The £30k cash was not paid out to trade creditors or employees, so would have been a spurious payment. But where?

      (2) The Joshua Foundation. This charity was set to provides holidays and trips for terminally ill children in Wales. However, it got into trouble with the taxman. In 2013 they were being investigated by HMRC to which it owed between £300,000 and £400,000 for over-claimed gift aid, a suspected fraud that occurred some ten years previously. A investigation by the charity commission found they were involved paying relatives of, and trustees, via Shram Events. I cannot understand why this company launched the ‘Oz Experience Project’. Why did they own land in Australia when they were supposed to be sending terminally ill children to Lapland to see Santa?

      Obviously, these difficulties could just be co-incidence and just happens to be charities where Carolyn Harris was previously employed. Drama does tend to follow.

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        Well, well. You’ve given me a new line of enquiry, Brychan. Maybe a letter to the Charity Commission would yield some information.

        I don’t know if you saw Newsnight last night, but it showed Corbyn arriving at the conference in Brighton. There was quite a crowd there waiting but one woman pushed herself to the front and grabbed him. It looked very much like Carolyn Harris.

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          Notice in the above comment I did not included Carolyn Harris’ well versed drama over the poor dinner lady struggling to pay for the funeral of a tragic family death story. Covered extensively in the press. Details here…

          http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/mp-forced-borrow-money-take-9155808

          But I have now decided to air my experience. I too have the tragic experience of arranging the funeral of a relative who died much too young. Also in tragic a circumstances. Although in our case ashes are to be scattered with mam and dad on Kilvey Hill. A location the Labour Party want to make into a zip wire zone for thrill seekers.

          What I discovered in going through the process was that the funeral director does not land you will an ‘unexpected bill’ requiring a subsequent ‘whip round’ of the neighbourhood. Everything is itemisted from the casket, the plot internment, the service fees, and all other expenses prior to the funeral. No such ‘surprise bill’ ever appears.

          Also, all the good funeral directors in Swansea provide various extended free credit terms as funeral directors understand the bill paying process may involve insurance claims, for adults time to crystallise the winding up of estate, for children issues such as custody, especially for those in care.

          Despite the tear jerking appearance of Carolyn Harris woe on the green benches of our lords and masters. There is also a means tested scheme already in place. Run by HM Treasury Social Fund.

          https://www.gov.uk/funeral-payments/eligibility

          After Carolyn Harris shed her tears drama on breakfast television and since becoming a Labour MP, she has managed to get the Welsh Government to instruct councils to fund the burial costs of children on the council tax. This includes those of the more affluent families. The consequence, of course, is any such amount in Wales is now offset against means testing for the ‘funeral hardship fund’ of the poorest.

          Less cash to the people of Wales from HM Treasury.

          Many people (including those in the Labour Party, no doubt) have been adverse to raising this issue in the public domain. Tears doth flow. Sensitive subject. I need not be so candid. The Co-Op runs a scheme for members so I directed this amount to pay a pianist to play the (Swansea written) accompaniment of a hymn at the chapel. Llyfr Gweddi Gyffredin is also free if required.


          With view of the bay.

          No need to get an Anglican vicar to suspend his fees or get the council to pay his lavish employ. It’s rather jolting to see the use a death of a child as a mechanism for political campaigning, especially when playing on the ignorance of constituents of hardship schemes that are already in place.

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            That is one more piece of evidence that Ms Harris is unfit to represent the constituency. If she makes a militant and emotion laden case for a particular issue without having a detailed grasp of existing provision that’s a sign of poor research and advocacy. If she makes that case despite knowing of the existing provision that is deceit. Her prospective opponents need to be building up a case file. No doubt over a couple of years she will furnish them with ample evidence.

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              I’d love to think you are right, Dafis. But if her opponents were unable to make political capital from the Jenny Lee Clarke story, which let’s be honest stinks like a rotten fish, I fear they’ll be equally useless come the next General Election. I mean, is it Plaid Cymru we are talking about here? In the local elections here in NPT they were gifted all sorts of opportunities to stick the boot into Welsh Labour and they were absolutely bloody useless. Oh for the likes of a few more like Neil McEvoy.

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            This is very interesting Brychan, thanks for the low-down on this. I didn’t realise that Carolyn Harris was the culprit, she gained a lot of credibility from that performance.

            It was nearly as good as the performance of Antoinette Sandbach in both the Senedd and the Commons (she was an AM dedicated to her constituents in north Wales until at the first opportunity she legged it to a safe Tory seat in Cheshire). Antoinette lost a baby when he was a few days old and the callous treatment that she received was dished out from Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. Antoinette wept buckets on camera, she cried, she howled at 86 decibels, it was quite something.

            Now Antoinette DID lose a child, but before your readers dismiss me as a truly callous bitch in the face of Antoinette’s distress, let me mention a few things.

            A lot of people have lost babies, nearly lost babies or been generally treated like crap at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd because there were huge problems in the Obs and Gynae service there. So serious that Bangor University withdrew the student midwives from placements and the Welsh Gov’t sent a hit squad in with the brief of ‘achieving normality’ no less. Antoinette did not breathe a fucking word about any of it. Indeed, even in her stellar performances in the Senedd and in Westminster, what Antoinette mentioned was the fact that she had to be interviewed by the police (unexplained death) and that this was traumatic. If one is a politician, it’s OK to have a pop at the police – but not Baby-Doctors, even if you know damn well that scores of local women have suffered at their hands.

            Antoinette also remained intriguingly silent about the many other very troubled depts of Ysbyty Glan Clwyd – including the mental health unit. That eventually exploded in the form of the Tawel Fan Scandal. The rest of us knew for years that care of the elderly and the mentally ill at YGC was terrible and I bet that Antoinette did as well.

            I note that a dinner lady featured in Carolyn Harris’s misery memoir. Which is certainly interesting, because when Antoinette first started gunning for a seat in the Senedd, she described herself as a ‘farmers daughter’ who took a ‘low paid job on the family farm’ in north Wales after a relationship break up. The reality was that Antoinette for many years had been a criminal barrister in London and her parents were wealthy land-owners in north Wales – Antoinette’s dad was a Sir, who was descended from the Penrhyn family and Antoinette’s forefathers, like the Penrhyns, owned Jamaican plantations which were worked by slaves. The father of Antoinette’s daughter is I think an artist who remained on good terms with Antoinette after Antoinette headed for the humble life as a horny handed daughter of the soil.

            Because Antoinette just happened to be a barrister as well as a farm labourer, she ‘volunteered’ to do a bit of work with a local MP – one David Jones, also a lawyer, who of course became Secretary of State for Wales under Cameron. Within a matter of months, Antoinette found herself on the regional list as a Tory candidate…

            I suspect that Antoinette might have had a passing acquaintance with David Jones before she doubled up as Tess of the D’Urbervilles. Antoinette’s dad, Sir Ian, was very well-known in north Wales. Not only was the family estate just down the road from David Jones, but for many years Sir Ian was the highest ranking Freemason in north Wales. David Jones has famously admitted to being a Freemason.

            Sir Ian was head of north Wales Freemasonry throughout all those years of the cover-ups into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal (the failed police investigations, the Jillings investigation, the Waterhouse Report etc) – which was always said to have been concealed largely as a result of the influence of Freemasonry…

            I’m interested in why Tess decided to return home at the moment that she did. Because she certainly hadn’t shown much interest in farming or Welsh politics previously. Tess returned just before Sir Ian died – but she didn’t come home to run the family estate and she’s now pissed off to Cheshire anyway. However at the time that Tess turned up and walked straight into a Tory seat in the Senedd various people – including me – had begun asking questions about the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal again and some of us had begun publishing about the excesses of the mental health services in north Wales.

            Whilst Sir Ian headed north Wales Freemasonry and Antoinette built her career in chambers in London, a number of witnesses to the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal died in suspicious circumstances – including five who were killed all on the same day, after someone invited them to a party and then threw a petrol bomb into the building. If I were a criminal barrister with connections to north Wales I don’t think that I’d have not noticed that.

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    Another very interesting post Jac. I have copied below my enquiry to Welsh Government {dated 20 September} regarding offender management in Wales following the privatisation of the probation service. I await the response.

    “I refer to Welsh Government publication entitled “National Pathway for Homeless Services to Children, Young People and Adults in the Secure Estate” published December 2015. I am currently reviewing operational arrangements in Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire in West Wales and would be grateful if you could respond to the enquiries listed below to inform the review.

    1. On offender release from the Secure Estate is the “National Probation Service” {NPS} responsible for managing in the community high risk serious offenders with “Wales Community Rehabilitation Company” {Wales CRC} responsible for managing in the community low to medium risk offenders.
    2. I note that the NPS and Wales CRC “Offender Manager” has oversight of risk management processes in Wales. Are you able to provide the contact details of the designated Offender Managers in Wales.
    3. I note that high risk offenders on release from the secure estate are provided accommodation in “Approved Premises {AP}”. Who is responsible for approving these premises. Are the location of AP’s known to elected representatives of the community {Councillors, Members of Parliament and / or Assembly Members}. Is the risk assessment {including risk of harm to the general public} undertaken by NPS / Wales CRC or by the Local Authority.
    4. When a former prisoner presents to a Local Authority in Wales following release from a prison in England what “emergency support” is the Local Authority obliged to provide under the new legislation, now introduced in Wales.
    5. I note the requirement for Annex 9 {Housing Risk Assessment} and Annex 10 {Personal Housing Plan} to be completed. Copy attached. Given the involvement of private landlords in housing high risk offenders, is the information contained in these documents available for inspection / scrutiny by any elected representative of the community {Councillors, Members of Parliament and / or Assembly Members}.
    6. As private landlords are able to charge higher rents for housing high risk offenders how is this funded. Is this funded by the taxpayer through homelessness prevention grants provided by Prison Link Cymru and “supporting people” grants provided by Welsh Government and managed by Local Authorities. Who is responsible for undertaking the evaluations to ensure value for money in accordance with grant conditions.
    7. Under S.95 of Housing {Wales} Act 2014 Housing Associations are expected to cooperate with a Local Authority to discharge its duties under the Act, unless it is “incompatible” with the Housing Association’s own duties. Under the new legislation, are Housing Associations able to delegate this role to other third sector societies with Estates and Letting Agency subsidiaries.

    Your response to these enquiries will help to avoid “grey areas” and confirm where responsibility rests along the pathway from prison to rehabilitation of offender in the community. I look forward to receiving clarification at your convenience.”

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      I wish you luck, Wynne, and I look forward to reading the response. But I honestly think the system is deliberately opaque in order that people like us can’t find out what’s going on. I’m thinking now of your own enquiries into what happened at Monkton.

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        Yes, I am beginning to think that it might be better to direct my enquiries regarding the Monkton incident to officials at Welsh Government rather than the police. They have claimed an exemption under FOI Act and it will be a lengthy process it I pursue the matter with the Information Commissioner. As you say, this is deliberate to avoid scrutiny. We have a right to know who is being dumped in our community. Keep up the good work. Information that is not available to us in local newspapers.

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    In seeking to falsely suggest that Lance Corporal Mikko Vehvilaine is “Welsh”, the press are failing to identify the alleged linchpin role that Vehvilainen is accused of.

    Namely: (a) He is the most senior rank in the group, and will have been tasked to score his pupils. (b) He occupied an important ‘mentor role’ for all soldiers who’d passed through Sennybridge training. (c) He will be the ‘best shot’ in rifle scores and considerably more skilled than his peers. (d) He was not just a ‘fitness instructor’ but a specialist trainer in camouflage, ambush, sniping, and weapons maintenance. (e) He would have had access to hundreds of trainees that pass through the infantry school. (f) Would have been the ‘spent shell monitor’ during live firing exercises.

    This is reflected in where the suspects have been remanded in custody. The other suspects are together on remand in HMP Winchester but Vehvilainen held separately in isolation at HMP Belmarsh.

    The key piece of evidence that this group was not just ‘casual and naïve’ acquaintances with a proscribed group, namely National Action, but that there is material evidence that they pose a danger to the public. That defined by the anti-terrorism legislation. Key to this is documentation held, and accessed, and glorification of Anders Behring Breivi, the convicted Norwegian mass killer and white supremacist.

    In seeking to ‘Welshify’ the suspect TrinityMirror are actively ‘killing the real story’ for a journalistic point of view. They salivate over British soldiers marching through Welsh towns, but fail, and perhaps do not wish to raise questions over what dangers and disadvantages come with the MoD having it’s bases in Wales.

    I’m sure any RMPs in Wales will understand that this is no lad on the lash who gets punchy after a beer requiring town square response. It’s an arrest made from intelligence gained from work by civilian police.

    It puts into question the effectiveness of military discipline and whether the MoD are a safe holder of real estate in the Welsh landscape. Are the British Army a fit and proper organisation when they import these terrorists into our country? These are the questions Llais y Sais wish to avoid.

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      I think the answer is that promoting the idea of Welsh neo-Nazis is quite attractive in certain quarters, as is anything that blackens our national image.

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      On the subject of Welsh neo-Nazis I thought that photo of Carwyn saluting the Labour faithful at their conference was as close to a Nazi salute as I’ve seen in many a year. Just a tad limp in the wrist, but I’d best not go there.

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        He’ll never match Kinnock.snr’s instinctive imitation of Mussolini. Almost as though they were related!
        Good to see that Kinnock.jnr hasn’t,as yet, acquired his dad’s natural affinity for bombast and histrionics, though he’s accumulating a solid track record for rhetoric. Maybe he’ll acquire the rest of the “toolkit” later in life.

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    I touched on this in the previous posting. Trinity Mirror rags/online are fulled by half truths, rumours, innuendo and downright ignorance, as most of their journos are absolute imbeciles. Thankfully the circulation of the print edition is hitting rock bottom but the online presence has a following of sorts despite being hideously clunky. Online versions of MSM rags tend to be bland and avoid controversial subjects. Even the Guardian has a high proportion of tame wet material which hardly challenges anything other than the readers’ ability to stay awake ! Which make Wales, the Welsh, their culture language, even their right to survive and prosper a nice soft target for all these wallies who conform in various ways to the mainstream Anglo Brit supremacist template.

    The bigger threat however comes from Television especially as it goes through a transition from rigid “schedule”and “channel” formats into a less structured “on demand” response. Governance of this “free for all” will be a much bigger challenge and while it enables minority activists to promote their ideas it will provide even more scope for powerful majority interests with well financed support to peddle all sorts of disinformation under the banner of “truth”.
    For example, hypothesise that LlafurCymru runs its own TV show and claims that its Welsh Language policies are a roaring success, despite our real life experience suggesting the contrary. Or that NHS in Wales in doing ever so well and turns out a few talking heads to “illustrate” the point. Or that the third sector has “helped” so many failing souls and really deserves to suck up more funds to meet growing demand.

    Well we’re getting this already on BBC and ITV ! so we can expect more of the same as technology’s boundaries expand unless we hurry up and get some things changed. The more I think about it the more convinced I become that if we don’t boot out the present regime in 2021 we will be permanently locked into a downward spiral of Orwellian government and loss of identity.

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    On the subject of dumping on Wales…..


    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-wales-41347137

    Cardiff Grounds (and existing slack water bank) is a bizarre choice for dumping the Hinckley Point nuclear mud. The dumping vessels would have to cross the Bristol Channel passing to other side of Flatholm, transecting against the tides to get there.

    Even if the mud is benign, there is a more suitable slack water bank available, off Clevedon. This is where the dumping vessels would be able to run with the tide. This better site has the unfortunate name of the ‘English Grounds’.

    Why did the Welsh Government issued a dumping license without an environmental impact assessment? Why did EDF choose the more expensive site off Cardiff?

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      The decision was probably taken in London and then passed down to the civil servants who really run Wales. Carwyn and his gang were then presented with a fait accompli. Which means, in fairness, that they didn’t ‘agree’ to anything.

      This doesn’t exonerate them willingly fronting an impotent and externally controlled form of ‘devolution’.

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        You credit the UK Government with too much power in such situations. In all probability the big multinational told Whitehall “we are dumping this muck as part of this project, so sort out the dumping ground sharpish”. Top Tories, and Top Labour people when in government, have been taking their orders from the global corporate mob increasingly since 1979, or even earlier. That’s why there’s such a reluctance to move away from the EU, so many rules have been written to suit global corporates ( forget small businesses, they are just a bloody irritant to UK,EU governments and the bankster/corporate cliques that determine the pace and direction of change and the rules that underpin it ). So in this case best shove the EDF CEO’s head into a bucket of this shit they want to dump and see if he turns green ! If he does then no need for elaborate environmental assessments.

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          Either way, the order to allow this dumping would still have come from London because multinationals wouldn’t bother with Carwyn.

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        To dredge and dump any aggregate at sea you need two permits issued by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) and Natural England / Natural Resources Wales. They are a ‘dumping license’ and an ‘Environmental Permit’. These two documents are what EDF would have applied for.

        The Cardiff Grounds are defined as ‘inshore’ waters, which is devolved and the responsibility of the Welsh Government. The WG is also responsible for the ‘environmental permit’ administered by NRW. Given the delay is authorising the Hinckley Point renewal the ‘fast track’ MMO licensing process would have been used. This is where an additional specific assessment must be done and agreed with Natural England (for the dredge) and Natural Resources Wales (for the dump).

        The policy and how the process works can be found in this document, and was signed up to by Mr Carwyn Jones AM, the First Minister.….

        https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/69322/pb3654-marine-policy-statement-110316.pdf

        Therefore, the agreement to dump nuclear mud on Cardiff Grounds rests in the hands of the minister responsible. For the MMO license (Ken Skates AM) and for the environmental permit (Lesley Griffiths AM).

        Whether they’ve consciously agreed to the dumping, or whether they didn’t do their job through incompetence, or whether they deliberately conspired to withhold scrutiny of these applications from the Senedd, are questions that need to be answered. So far, they have ducked these questions and got a civil servant to issue the statement “all applications were considered in line with legal requirements.”

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          If Lesley Griffiths is involved it’ll be difficult to ascertain whether it is ignorance, terror of powerful forces or collusion with something that she knows is very, very wrong.

          Lesley showed complete ignorance when in her capacity as the Minister dealing with matters agriculture she commented that farmers were not up to much as businesspeople and this is why they had such difficulty making a living by ‘diversifying’. Farmers are usually excellent businesspeople – in terms of running FARMS. As a farmer stated on a radio programme many years ago about ‘diversification’, ‘I am a farmer, if I wanted to run a guest house I would have purchased one in Llandudno’. Nit the most tactful thing that Lesley ever said…

          Lesley of course was previously Health Minister. Lesley was Health Minister when I was having the most appalling time at the hands of the North Wales NHS (along with many other people). I was illegally refused treatment for a serious illness, I was threatened and harassed and on a number of occasions members of the public were so appalled at what they saw happening to me that they provided witness statements and wrote to the senior managers of Ysbyty Gwynedd – those members of the public found themselves being threatened and harassed as well after supporting me.

          My mistreatment at the hands of the North Wales NHS was nothing new, but it was getting worse. I had previously been in communication with Edwina Hart about it, who held the brief directly before Lesley Griffiths. To be fair, Edwina had been very good – she replied to ALL e mails, she took up points and even wrote to the crooks and shysters running Ysbyty Gwynedd demanding answers. The BMA hounded Edwina out of that post and Lesley arrived in her place.

          I discovered from my dealings with Edwina that sometimes Ministers can be put in difficult positions if a constituent who is in a position to sue the arse of everyone demands immediate replies, so if the Minister is doing what they should behind the scenes, it can be best to simply give them the info that they need – in this case evidence of criminal misconduct. So when Lesley Griffiths arrived and the threats and harassment to which I was subjected became even worse, that is what I did. And I waited. And waited. And waited.

          I don’t think that I ever received a reply to anything. Nothing at all. I had even had to move house and go into hiding such was the grief to which I was being subjected. Nothing at all from Griffiths. Bugger all. Now I presumed that Lesley Griffiths knew how chaotic it all was up there because she had been a medical secretary at Wrexham Maelor and medical secretaries know a great deal about hospitals that have gone wrong. I thought that like Edwina, she’d be busy behind the scenes. No she bloody well wasn’t – unless she was busy in the wrong way, tipping of those involved that I was still gathering evidence about their malpractice. Lesley Griffiths completely ignored the most serious criminal activities. So I wondered ‘is she a drip? A Jane Hutt-style dipstick who is completely out of her depth?’

          I found out that as well as being a medical secretary at Wrexham Maelor, Lesley Griffiths was for many years a Councillor in Wrexham. I even was in the audience when she was giving a talk about being a Councillor and how great it was because she was able to get street lighting when it was needed, help ‘the mums’ at the local schools and really bring about change.

          What were the Councillors at Wrexham most famous for? Ignoring the presence of a paedophile ring that operated in the children’s homes at Wrexham. The only Councillor who stuck his neck out was Malcolm King. Everybody else colluded.

          That was the paedophile ring that was facilitated by the north Wales mental health services and concealed by so many doctors in Wrexham. The kids from Bryn Estyn were going into local GPs and into the hospital with serious injuries, sometimes broken bones, and no-one asked how they were happening. In some cases the kids were sent away untreated. On one occasion a teenage boy with a ruptured anus was told by a Wrexham GP that he had ‘piles’. The boy had of course been repeatedly anally raped.

          So a paedophile ring raged whilst Lesley got the street lighting fixed and helped the mums. Not the mums of the kids who’d been taken into care by a bunch of paedophiles obviously, Lesley just ignored them. Like she ignored me. But then Lesley will have had much practice. As a medical secretary Lesley will have handled the complaints and threats of litigation when patients had been harmed. She’ll have been a past master at making lame excuses, avoiding the issue or ‘not noticing’ that a certain letter had arrived. She obviously put her long experience into practice when he was appointed Health Minister.

          One interesting thing. After Lesley had moved on from Health, my lawyer got her paws on the documentation that related to the (mis)handling of my complaints about the NHS. There was a copy of a truly bizarre e mail from a manager at the Betsi stating that ‘SB has been writing to Ministers again. She is a nuisance.’ The date on that e mail suggests that is probably referred to my correspondence to dear old Lesley. The correspondence detailing criminal activities that Lesley did not reply to.

          Somehow I doubt that Lesley will be able to cope with the dumping of several tonnes of radioactive sludge or whatever is being planned for south Wales. The folk complaining are just such a fucking nuisance…best ignore them and send out a friendly e mail to those doing the dumping…

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      I was wondering why the BBC and Labour controlled Cardiff Council are involved in the ‘Flatholm stunt’ off the Cardiff coast in October by installing the temporary roll-up solar panel unit. This unit was launched in 2015 and has been flailing around for a non-military application since them. The product is designed to be used in hot sunny deserts with General Sir Mike Jackson GCB CBE on its advisory board.

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-41443312

      I wonder if it’s anything to do with the controversy that’s just erupted on plans agreed by the UK and Wales governments to allow the dumping on nuclear contaminated mud from Hinckley nuclear power station at Cardiff grounds, a sandbank within spitting distance of Flatholm off the Cardiff coast? Nice bit of green wash from the generals to divert attention. The island has had a fully functional fixed PV array and 6Kw wind turbine since 2007!!

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    Jac – the huge new prisons planned for Wales (like the one now completed at Wrexham) filling up with prisoners from England have been discussed on this blog. I have frequently expressed the opinion that people in prison these days are poor, dispossessed people with mental health and/or drug problems rather than villains. I see that BBC News Wales online is reporting that Frances Crook from the Howard League for Penal Reform has stated that Wales is becoming the new Botany Bay – a dumping ground for poor people from England.
    What have we all been saying for the last few months on this blog??
    Time for the people of Port Talbot to say ‘absolutely not’ to the plans to build a monstrosity on their doorstep…

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      The people of Port Talbot have said No! – so now the prison might be built at Velindre, on the north side of Swansea.

      The problem I see is a kind of subterfuge being used not unlike what we saw in the north. Where it was obvious that a local prison was needed, but what was built was obviously too big for the needs of northern Wales.

      In the south, Swansea and Cardiff prisons are outdated Victorian buildings in city centre locations. If these are to be replaced with a new prison, then fine, but the suspicion is that, as in the north, what will be built will be a massive cross-border institution.

      And as Alwyn ap Huw suggested in a tweet this morning, these cross-border prisons will be used as justification to not devolve policing and give us a separate legal system. The argument used will be that Wales and England are ‘too integrated’.

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        We could take possession of these places under a separate devolved justice, law and order regime and rent out accomodation for any prisoners they send over the border. Over a period we could repatriate Welsh prisoners in exchange for foreigners, including Anglos, held in Wales.

        Incidentally I notice your tweet re Burns and Plastic Surgery. A more novel remedy would be to re-name Wales as Caerdydd and then we can place these services wherever it makes strategic and operational sense.
        Of course the present Cardiff would have to become a series of townships such as Trelai,Tyllgoed, Treganna,Llandaf, EglwysWen, Rhiwbeina, Llanishen, Cyncoed, y Waun, Y Rhath, etc etc. Surprising how many of those communities have retained a Welsh name in that tsunami of Anglicisation.

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        And as you probably well know….very few of the prisoners in the new Wrecsam prison are Welsh. I understand around 10%. Welsh prisoners are still being held across the border. So much for catering for local needs.

        Slightly off topic: I had cause to visit Felindre recently; to visit a farm. The farmer spoke Welsh. He told me most of the farmers around there were Welsh speakers. That surprised me.

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          That’s a strongly Welsh area, especially among the farming community, as was Llangyfelach until new housing was built.

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          It’s worse than that Daffy. One aspect of the ‘Port Talbot’ prison fiasco is that the plan is that it would be exclusively a category ‘C’ prison. It is designed to allow the closure of Cardiff and Swansea prisons.

          However, Cardiff and Swansea although being category ‘C’, they do have category ‘B’ wings.

          Category B – Those who do not require maximum security, but for whom escape still needs to be made very difficult.

          Category C – Those who cannot be trusted in open conditions but who are unlikely to try to escape.

          When a person is accused of serious offences but awaiting the judicial process to complete, they can be held on remand. Remand prisoners are almost always placed in category B prisons because there is an assumption they may attempt to abscond prior to sentencing. Remand prisoners are also held inside a ‘filter environment’ where they have full access to legal council and materials and need to be shipped in and out to court, while at the same time are prevented access to stuff like internet, mobile phones, contact with witnesses etc.

          In some cases a remand prisoner needs to be isolated from other remand prisoners or those already found guilty in the same case. This is why category B prisons or wings are used. A higher prison officer to inmate ratio is needed to provide remand facilities.

          The ‘Port Talbot’ proposal (like Berwyn) will mean that anyone from South Wales that is held on remand (not yet found guilty and sentenced) will be held in England.

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            That’s a very useful explanation of Category B and C prisons. Thank you, Brychan. IF Port Talbot prison was built then, and the closure of Cardiff and Swansea were mooted, then presumably the only place in South Wales taking Category B would be Parc Prison? But how much capacity would it have? Could it conceivably take the Cardiff and Swansea complement I wonder? Very doubtful. Another scenario, of course, is the usual “softly softly, catch yer monkey” scenario beloved of any major developer. Build Port Talbot Prison as a Category C, and overdesign the security element in anticipation of a change of category to “B” once it’s all up and running. Hmmm.

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              Parc prison in Bridgend is a private contract run by G4S, it does take remand prisoners, but only sporadically at the moment and only as an ‘add-on’ in its contract. It’s usually ‘overspill transfers’ from the existing Category B wings. These are transfers within the prison estate.

              G4S also run a separate conveyance operation, taking remand suspects to and from police detention, court appearances, detox cells or hospital, or any other external need of a un-convicted prisoner. The logic of what you are suggesting is that, the home office plans to privatise the whole conveyance chain in South Wales to G4S at Parc. To do this successfully it would be necessary for G4S to have a secure holding facility for hand-over at all custody suites in the catchment area. The key to the remand process is that a magistrate orders detention pending and during trail at crown court. In doing so provision has to be made of remand detention within the legal framework.

              It means G4S would need to ‘own’ some cells at police stations.

              SWP – Merthyr, Swansea and Cardiff.
              Gwent has access to Bristol.
              DPP – the police cells are too geographically spread to allow this.

              Carmarthen is now closed, and the remaining cells at Aberystwyth, Haverfordwest, Llanelli and Ammanford is fully streached with normal police detentions. So a new G4S owned holding and transfer suite would be needed in West Wales.

              At the moment Swansea and Cardiff Crown Court with existing remand wings at the local prison provides seamless a wig to key facility.

              It’s a pity that such informed discussions can be had here on this blog, yet our national assembly just gets a sneering waffle from the FM and a ‘shitty’ abusive comment across the floor of the Senedd by Dfydd El which if shouted in the courtroom would mean a six month sentence for contempt.

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                Your mention of G4S and contempt of court brings back a few memories for me Brychan. In 2004 the paedophiles friends in the guise of corrupt doctors from Ysbyty Gwynedd (see previous comments for details of my battles regarding this) attempted to have me imprisoned on very serious charges after numerous staff from Ysbyty Gwynedd perjured themselves. The charges against me were suddenly dropped – in court no less – and substituted for a much lesser charge under the Public Order Offence, for which it was not possible for me to be imprisoned even if found guilty. The presiding judge, Huw Daniel, threw as many insults about me and comments praising the people whom he knew had just perjured themselves as possible, very obviously hoping that I’d fly off the handle and get done for contempt of court and thus be hauled off to prison by that route. I later heard a number of other accounts from people maintaining that Daniel regularly did this to defendants. I wonder how many previously innocent people were imprisoned thus?

                During the madness of the hearing in which it really did look as though as I was going to be imprisoned despite the perjury and the numerous of breaches of protocol by Daniel, I was handcuffed to a G4S officer, who actually was amazingly nice. I told her that I was really worried that I was about to convicted on the basis of barefaced perjury and jailed and she observed that she didn’t know what was happening in the court but it shouldn’t be. The ushers were all looking pretty freaked out as well, as were the lawyers. The G4S officer told me that if I was imprisoned she’d be accompanying me and make sure that I was OK. It was a spark of humanity that I very much appreciated at the time.

                I always wondered why the serious charges were suddenly dropped against me despite so many Ysbyty Gwynedd staff having gone to all the effort of lying in their witness statements and Daniel obviously fully expecting to be sentencing me to prison. I was told years later that a very brave soul had contacted an official, revealed that they had witnessed the plot to frame me by Ysbyty Gwynedd staff and that if I was imprisoned this person would go public on what had happened to me and much more wrongdoing at Ysbyty Gwynedd besides.

                I did not go to prison, but there was never any investigation into how so many NHS staff had managed to lie in witness statements. Most of them are still employed at YG today.

                Huw Daniel did however issue a restraining order against me – which a lawyer told me was legally invalid. Last year I applied for DBS clearance in connection with a job that I’d applied for and guess what I discovered? That a few days after the serious charges against me were dropped in 2004, the Police National Computer had been tampered with and a serious offence had been recorded against my name! I took this up with the court service only to find that a forged certificate of indictment had been produced after the serious charges against me were withdrawn. So someone’s doing some very interesting things behind the scenes in the legal system in north Wales.

                The North Wales Police’s legal department are supposedly investigating the amended PNC, the forged certificate of indictment and how a judge handed out a restraining order which was legally worthless. They’ve been investigating many months now, but I haven’t yet heard back…

                I’ve given up hoping for a resolution from a system that is so institutionally corrupt that such things occurred in the first place, I have just blogged about it all on my own site. However I am a published author with a PhD and am reasonably capable. Christ knows what has happened to vulnerable, semi-literate defendants at the hands of that lot.

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                  A crucial failing in the criminal justice system in Wales is that we have the English system imposed upon us. This leads to miscarriages. As your specialty has identified, it’s possible to obtain false confessions either from suspects of a low mental acuity usually trawled from a record of less serious offences, or by ‘prison cell eavesdrop evidence’ from those of a similar bent. CPS will prosecute even without corroborative forensics. In Scotland, the procurator fiscal can assemble such a case for the crown in the knowledge that the court can find a ‘not proven’ verdict. So in Scotland if subsequent evidence emerges, the case can be re-visited. The classic example is advances in DNA profiling in cases of murder and rape. As Wales is now to be a penal colony designed to be a warehouse for the English criminal, access to justice for native Welsh suspects becomes more distant. Especially for the mentally challenged. In my point about remand, it means increased use of video link testimony from far off super-prisons, elongated recall requirements of witnesses due to case delays, and of course, additional logistical strain for the police. The result is innocent Welsh people wrongly convicted, with the real offenders continue their criminal episode, victim trauma being extended , while our police forces are run off their feet chasing the consequences of social dumping and the prison estate consisting of motelgrandes for English imports.

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                    Well-summarised, it is an absolute mess. The result is a criminal justice system which undoubtedly imprisons people who are poor and vulnerable – there would seem to be a far grater correlation between those characteristics and imprisonment than criminality and imprisonment.

                    I very much appreciate that you’ve mentioned that the CPS will mount cases in the absence of any forensic evidence at all – a lot of people don’t realise this. The real killer for a defendant in such trials is if the opinion of a ‘expert psychiatrist’ maintains that the defendant ‘has the profile’ of the putative offender. In such cases the defendant has had it, they will go to prison. Two such examples were the convictions of Michael Stone and Howard Hughes.

                    No forensic evidence against either of them, both declared by psychiatrists to be the ‘one who did it’ and because the crimes for which they were convicted were so horrible they have both been in prison for years and will almost certainly stay there a lot longer before the Court of Appeal even dares admit that a terrible miscarriage of justice may have happened.

                    The case of the Birmingham Six was bad enough, in which forensic evidence was simply fabricated. But in the cases of Stone and Hughes, no-one even pretended that there was any evidence against them. They might as well have been found guilty for having eyes too close together or looking at the judge in a funny way.

                    Amazing discipline psychiatry. Someone found out that a bunch of psychiatrists have been up to terrible things? Then wait until they are arrested for a crime with which they have no connection and just give your expert opinion that they done it…

                    If anyone finds this hard to believe, take a look at the case of Howard Hughes, convicted of the rape and murder of 7 yr old Sophie Hook in Llandudno back in the 90s. Hughes had learning disabilities, was illiterate and had a chromosomal abnormality which caused excessive growth (he was huge, I think getting on for 7 ft). So he looked frightening.

                    As a teenager Hughes had been in Bryn Estyn where he claimed to have been abused. As a young man he had been in Garth Angharad, an establishment in Arthog nr Dolgellau, which was termed a ‘hospital for abnormal mentally ill criminals’. It was not a hospital, it was not even run by the NHS, it was a building owned by Paul Hett, a struck off solicitor who featured in the Waterhouse Report because he also owned ‘residential schools’ in which children were abused. People who’d grown up in children’s homes in north Wales who claimed to have been abused whilst in care often found themselves in Garth Angharad. I have documentary evidence that one of the psychiatrists involved with this ‘hospital’, Chris Hunter, felt able to declare people he had never met as ‘dangerous’ on the basis of ‘evidence’ presented by doctors and social workers whom he knew were lying – and whom he knew had been the subject of complaint by the people that they were lying about.

                    After Sophie Hook was found dead, the police seemed to have a good idea of the man that they wanted to eventually charge. The detective in charge of the hunt gave a public statement which explained that they were looking for a ‘brute’, a big brute at that. They arrested Hughes a few hours later. They had to let him go again because they had no evidence that he had anything to do with Sophie’s death, but a police raid on his house later that day most conveniently found child pornography and he was re-arrested.

                    No forensic evidence connecting Hughes to Sophie was ever found. A convicted paedophile whom Hughes was in prison on remand with claimed that Hughes confessed to raping and murdering Sophie. This man’s account of Hughes’s alleged confession sounds remarkably like the fantasy of a paedophile. Hughes has never admitted to killing Sophie. He remains in prison and is one of the very small number of prisoners whom David Blunkett placed on (I think) a 50 yr tariff before parole can even be considered.

                    After it was admitted that a paedophile ring operated in Bryn Estyn, Hughes tried to claim compensation for the abuse that he claimed to have suffered there. His claim was blown out within days and the fact that he made the claim was taken as yet more evidence of how terrible he was.

                    If anyone abusing kids in Bryn Estyn and then banging them up in Garth Angharad when they told people about it wanted to ensure that whatever story Howard Hughes had to tell was never heard, they found a very effective way of doing it.

                    If I remember rightly, Gerard Elias QC who acted as advisor to the Waterhouse Inquiry which concealed the extent of the paedophile ring which operated in north Wales, was also involved in Hughes’s trial – I think he was prosecuting counsel…

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                      There are other examples. Timothy Evans and of course Dic Penderyn. Both innocent. Both hanged.

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      Re: Dr Sally Baker’s comment.
      I’ve been saying it publicly since I was old enough to notice these things and ESPECIALLY since the turn of the millennium! And I’ve been punished and vilified for truthfully exposing the situation. Mostly from the hierarchy within Plaid at that time. Attacks from arrogant and ignorant Anglo Saxons is to be expected – but from your own tribe? Hardly.

      See: “Thank God I’m Welsh“!

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    Wonder where this one originates from. Incident in Cardiff arrested in Weston Super Mare and being referred to as being from Wales.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-41452003

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