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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Goodbye

I can't stand it any more, its gone on for too long, the abuse and reabuse, I'm sorry. The letter from Capita is the last straw and I just cant take it any more they have made me into a zero person. I am going to London at least this way maybe others might be saved

Saturday, 22 November 2014

LAWYERS WHO DEFEND PAEDOPHILES HUMAN RIGHTS FOR HURT FEELINGS IN PRISON

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Two paedophiles who murdered a woman are suing Scottish ministers over lack of contact in jail and for £35,000 compensation each over "hurt feelings".

William Lauchlan and Charles O'Neill killed Allison McGarrigle after she planned to reveal their sex abuse.

The pair say they were previously in a long-standing relationship.

They claim the Scottish government has breached their human rights in relation to inter-prison visits and contact by telephone and letters.

O'Neill, 51, and 37-year-old Lauchlan are serving life sentences in different prisons in Scotland. The authorities have not granted permission for them to see each other in visits.

They argue the Scottish government has failed to respect their rights under Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights, which provides protection for private and family life. They also claim they have been discriminated against on the basis of their sexual orientation.

They say they were in "a long-standing intimate and sexual relationship" before being imprisoned after their trial in 2010.

Both are seeking damages of £35,000, claiming they are entitled to an award for "hurt feelings" among other things.

'Callous and depraved'

It is said: "Their relationship has suffered as a consequence of the treatment they have suffered. They have both felt frustration and distress at being unable to communicate with each other to a greater extent or to have face-to-face contact."

"This is particularly so when heterosexual couples have apparently been afforded greater contact with each other," it is maintained.

The judicial review brought by the prisoners stated that Scottish ministers failed to provide them with "suitable and sufficient contact" with each other.

The men murdered Allison McGarrigle, who intended to report them for abuse
O'Neill was sentenced to at least 30 years in prison, while accomplice Lachlan was sentenced to a minimum of 26 years after they were found guilty of murdering 39-year-old Mrs McGarrigle in Largs, Ayrshire in 1997. Her body, which they disposed of at sea, was not found.

They were also sentenced for sex abuse offences following two trials.

The sentencing judge, Lord Pentland, told them that they were relentless and murderous paedophiles who represented a high risk to the safety of the public.

The judge said that when they became aware that Mrs McGarrigle was intending to report them to the authorities for sexually abusing a boy they "conceived a callous and depraved plan to murder her and to dispose of her body".

He added: "You then put this plan into effect with chilling composure."

He told them: "The consistent theme which permeated the evidence in both trials was your calculating and devious manipulation of vulnerable individuals in order to further your appetites for sexually abusing young men and boys."

'Fundamental rights'

David Leighton, counsel for the men in the judicial review, told the Court of Session in Edinburgh: "This is a court of law and not a court of morals."

He said the men were seeking to relying on "fundamental protections and fundamental rights which the law affords to all persons."

O'Neill is detained in Edinburgh's Saughton prison and Laughlan is held in Glenochil jail, in Clackmannanshire.

Mr Leighton said the men were aware of heterosexual couples, each of whom was in prison, being allowed face-to-face contact, but were not aware of homosexual couples with the same opportunity.

He argued that the state was obliged to assist prisoners to maintain effective contact with close family members.

In the action for judicial review the prisoners are seeking a declaration that the Scottish ministers have failed to respect their rights and that their treatment has been unlawful.

It is also argued that prison rules that require "exceptional circumstances" for inter-prison visits should be set aside. The action maintains that the murderers are discriminated against because of their sexual orientation.

Scottish ministers are contesting the action and maintain that none of the orders sought from the court is justified.

The hearing continues.
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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

NEW SPARTA LIMITED, BARBARA KAHAN, STAFFORDSHIRE PINDOWN

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NEW SPARTA LIMITED

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Monday, 17 November 2014

FILM REVIEW - MR TURNER

I feel moved to do a review on this film, which I had very much been looking forward to seeing, I would certainly not have bothered had I known what sort of film it was.

I had thought that it would be something like Seraphine, a film which I very much enjoyed, I had no idea that I was going to be treated to the dubious pleasure of watching Timothy Spall acting like a demented sex crazed hippopotomus and as the film clearly said it was suitable for young people I really did not expect to be watching his interpretation of Joseph Turner ravishing his poor old Mrs Doyle look alike housekeeper.

The cinematography of the film is excellent, so I do feel sorry for the camera crew, because they did a good job on this film, but for me the disgusting and completly unnecessary sex scenes ruined it for me. I did not at all mind Timothy Spall grunting all the way through the film, if that would have been all he did, unfortunatly reading other peoples reviews made me take the word grunting literally, and now I see that was a euphenism.

Its a pity the film censors have marked this film up as suitable for children over 12, I can only guess that perhaps the people who awarded the film that certificate must have fell asleep during the Mrs Doyle lookalike sexual assault scene.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

PETER WANLESS, PART OF THE CHILD ABUSE COVER UP TEAM



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Peter Wanless


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Peter Thomas Wanless, CB (born September 1964) is an English Chief Executive Officer and former civil servant. Since 2013, he has been the Chief Executive Officer of the NSPCC. In July 2014, he was appointed by the British government to head a review into historical sex abuse claims




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[hide] 1 Early life
2 Career
3 Personal life
4 Honours
5 References


Early life[edit]

Wanless was born in September 1964.[1] He was educated at Sheldon School, then a comprehensive school in Chippenham, Wiltshire.[2] He then studied International History and Politics at the University of Leeds, graduating Bachelor of Arts (BA) in 1986.[3][2][4] He has since studied on the Advanced Management Programme at Insead.[3][2]

Career[edit]

After joining the Civil Service, he held a variety of posts at the HM Treasury, including Head of Private Finance Policy, and Principal Private Secretary to three Cabinet Ministers.[5] including Michael Portillo, both when Portillo was Chief Secretary to the Treasury and later as Secretary of State for Employment.[6] Wanless later held senior positions within the Department for Education and Skills and its successor the Department for Children, Schools and Families,[2][7] including Director of School Performance and Reform and Director of Strategy and Communications.[5][2][7]

Wanless was CEO of the Big Lottery Fund between February 2008 and May 2013,[2] when he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).[8] He is a non-executive director of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT), which operates academy schools in South East England.[9]

In July 2014, Home Secretary Theresa May announced that he would be leading a review into historical sex abuse claims.[10][11]

Personal life[edit]

Married with one son, the family live in Seal, Kent.[11] Wanless is a lifelong supporter of Somerset County Cricket Club where he serves on the committee, and of Welling United.[12] He describes himself as a "fan of jangly guitars, indie pop, Somerset cricket, Borgen....".[13]

Honours[edit]

In the 2007 New Year Honours, he was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) for his role as Director of School Performance and Reform in the Department for Education and Skills.[14][15]

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NO WONDER HE WAS OPENLY SNIGGERING WHILST PRETENDING TO BE GRILLED BY HIS PARLIAMENTARY MONEY GROVELLING CON ARTIST KEITH VAZ IN PARLIAMENT, THEY MUST BE TITTERING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK WITH THE MIRTH OF HOW MAKING MONEY OUT OF COVERING UP OTHER PEOPLES MISERY IS LIKE STEALING SWEETS OFF BABIES!

OPERATION ORCHID AND THE SATANIC MUSIC INDUSTRY

I've put both these seemingly unrelated video clips together because I strongly believe them to be very much related. The so called music industry is involved in the abuse of children.






Friday, 7 November 2014

IS ALISON SAUNDERS THE SAME WOMEN WHO IS FRIENDS WITH JOHN HEMMING ON FACEBOOK?



Call for prosecutors to answer for trial of alleged rape victim who killed herself

Eleanor de Freitas died days before she had to go on trial accused of lying about rape claim, despite lack of evidence
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The Guardian, Thursday 6 November 2014 19.20 GMT

An inquest into the death of Eleanor de Freitas is to begin on Friday.Photograph: Family


A young woman who said she had been raped went on to kill herself after the Crown Prosecution Service put her on trial for making up the allegation in a case originally instigated by her alleged attacker.

The woman’s father is calling on the CPS to explain why they pursued a charge of perverting the course of justice against Eleanor de Freitas, 23, despite being told by police that there was no evidence she had lied, and in the knowledge that she was suffering from a psychiatric illness.

De Freitas killed herself in April this year, three days before her trial was due to start at Southwark crown court. In notes left for her family she described her overwhelming fear of giving evidence as a motive for taking her life.

An inquest into the death of De Freitas, an A-grade student who suffered from bipolar disorder, is due to open in west London on Friday. Lawyers for her family are calling on the coroner to postpone the hearing in order to carry out a wider inquiry in front of a jury to examine whether the CPS decision to prosecute was a contributing factor in her death.

David de Freitas, her father, said: “Eleanor was a vulnerable young woman, diagnosed with bipolar, who made a complaint of rape as a result of which she herself became the subject of legal proceedings. This was despite the fact the police did not believe there to be a case against her.

“There are very serious implications for the reporting of rape cases if victims fear that they may themselves end up the subject of a prosecution if their evidence is in any way inconsistent. It is of the utmost importance that the CPS consider very carefully whether such cases are in the public interest.”

He added: “I feel that the system of fairness in this country has let me down terribly, and something needs to be done so that this can never happen again.”

The CPS had pursued De Freitas for allegedly making up the rape allegation after the man at the centre of the claims spent £200,000 on a private prosecution, documents submitted to the inquest say.

Lawyers for the CPS were told by the detective who investigated the rape allegation that there was no evidence that she had lied, they would not be investigating her for perverting the course of justice and the crime had been recorded as rape.

De Freitas’s death has echoes of the suicide of Frances Andrade, who killed herself after being accused of lying in court about the abuse she suffered at the hands of Michael Brewer, the former director of music at Chetham’s school in Manchester.

Victim Support and Justice for Women have both written to the director of public prosecutions Alison Saunders expressing their concerns at the wider implications of the De Freitas case for rape complainants coming forward in future if alleged rapists are able to use the law to intimidate them.

In a statement, Saunders said she was concerned about the case and was investigating it personally. “I have asked the team which dealt with this case for a full explanation which addresses all of the De Freitas family’s concerns. I appreciate the family’s unease which is why I am looking at this personally in order to satisfy myself of the detail surrounding all the stages of the case.”

She added that she would welcome the opportunity then to meet her family and said the circumstances regarding the case were “rare, extremely difficult and always complex and sensitive. This case was one of the most difficult I have seen.”
Director of public prosecutions Alison Saunders.Photograph: David Levene/Guardian
De Freitas reported to police on 4 January 2013 that she had been allegedly drugged and raped by a male associate shortly before Christmas in 2012. The police investigated the case, interviewed De Freitas and arrested the alleged perpetrator. But the police eventually told De Freitas they could not proceed further as there was not a realistic chance of a successful conviction, partly due to the fact she had reported the alleged rape some time after the event and as such no forensic evidence had been collected to support her claims. The alleged perpetrator was told there would be no further action and the case was closed.

De Freitas’s father said his daughter had accepted the police’s decision and tried to get on with her life. But the man at the centre of the rape claim began a private prosecution against her saying she had lied about the rape. Some months later lawyers for the CPS announced they were taking over the case against De Freitas. Her trial for perverting the course of justice was due to open on 7 April. On 4 April she took her own life.

On Friday Harriet Wistrich, of Birnberg Peirce and Partners, acting on behalf of the De Freitas family, will call for the West London coroner Chinyere Inyama to widen the inquest to consider whether the Crown Prosecution Service breached Article 2 of the Human Rights Act – the right to life – by failing to abide by their own code and consider whether there was a public interest in prosecuting De Freitas before going ahead with the prosecution.

Deborah Coles, co-director of the charity Inquest, said: “This case raises serious issues of concern regarding the prosecution of rape complainants. In addition, Eleanor had severe mental health issues which do not appear to have been taken into account by the Crown Prosecution Service. There must be robust scrutiny at the inquest to explore how these issues of public interest impacted on her life.”

Adam Pemberton, assistant chief executive of the charity Victim Support, said the “tragic and troubling case” raised broader concerns about the use of private prosecutions against rape complainants.

“We are concerned in principle about someone who has been accused of rape being able to bring a private prosecution against the complainant because this allows that individual to use the law to do something guaranteed to intimidate their accuser,” he said.

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Assisted suicide guidelines relaxed by Director of Public Prosecutions

Doctors and nurses who help severely disabled or terminally ill people to take their own lives are less likely to face criminal charges

Until now all health care professionals faced a greater chance than others of being prosecuted for helping people to die because of the trust their patients placed in them. Photo: ALAMY

By John Bingham

10:04PM BST 16 Oct 2014

Doctors and nurses who help severely disabled or terminally ill people to take their own lives are less likely to face criminal charges after Britain's most senior prosecutor yesterday amended guidelines on assisted suicide.


Until now all health care professionals faced a greater chance than others of being prosecuted for helping people to die because of the trust their patients placed in them.


Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions, said this special deterrent would now only apply to those directly involved in a person's care.
Anti–euthanasia campaigners accused Ms Saunders of "decriminalising" assisted suicide by health care professionals "at a stroke of her pen".

Dr Michael Irwin, the former GP nicknamed "Dr Death" for helping several people kill themselves, said the change was a "wonderful softening" that would "make life easier" for people like him.

He said he and many other retired doctors would now feel able to help people travel to Switzerland's Dignitas centre "without worrying".

But campaigners for legalisation of assisted dying said the amendment did not go far enough.

Ms Saunders insisted the change was simply a clarification and would not offer anyone "immunity" against prosecution for assisted suicide, which is punishable by up to 14 years in jail.

Guidelines published by the former DPP, Sir Keir Starmer, in 2010 say people acting "wholly out of compassion" could avoid prosecution for helping people end their lives. But the guidelines also list circumstances that would make prosecution more likely. They include where someone is "acting in his or her capacity" as a medical doctor.

Ms Saunders has changed the guidance so that prosecution for doctors will only be more likely if patients are "in his or her care".

She explained that this meant that someone would not face an extra risk of prosecution "merely because" they were acting in their capacity as a doctor.

She said there had to be a "relationship of care" between the suspect and the person committing suicide.

Dr Irwin said: "This is a big step forward. It would make life a lot easier for people like me, it would mean I could help any individual go to Switzerland and not worry about it.

"There are many retired doctors who will be willing to help."

The change to the guidelines drawn up by Sir Keir four years ago follows a landmark Supreme Court case involving the family of Tony Nicklinson, the "locked–in syndrome" sufferer who starved himself after judges ruled doctors could not help him die.

It comes as Britain's euthanasia laws are brought back into the spotlight as peers prepare to begin detailed scrutiny of a Bill tabled by the former Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, to legalise so–called "assisted dying" for terminally ill people.

Dr Peter Saunders, campaign director of the Care Not Killing alliance, which opposes any relaxation in the law agreed with Dr Irwin that it would make it easier for doctors to help people die.

"This is very concerning," he said. "The Director of Public Prosecutions is effectively at a stroke of her pen decriminalising assisted suicide by doctors and other health care professionals as long as they don't have an existing relationship with the patient. It weakens the protections for sick and vulnerable people." Ms Saunders, said the recent Supreme Court case, had provided "careful and detailed analysis" of the subject.

"I am happy to further clarify the factor in favour of prosecution where the suspect is a health care professional," she said.

"This is, of course, an emotive subject on which many hold strong views and these cases present difficult and complex decisions for prosecutors."

Sarah Wootton, the chief executive of Dignity in Dying, which campaigns in favour of Lord Falconer's Bill, said: "This very small change to the policy addresses – to some degree – the points made in the Supreme Court but does nothing to improve the situation of patients who would like to at least consider assisted dying."

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Alison Saunders


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Alison Saunders, CB (born 14 February 1961) is a British barrister and the Director of Public Prosecutions. She is the first lawyer from within the Crown Prosecution Service and the second woman to hold the appointment. She was previously the Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS London.

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Early life[edit]

Saunders was born on 14 February 1961 in Aberdeen, Scotland.[1][2] She attended primary school in Brixton, London.[3] She read law at the University of Leeds from 1979 to 1982. She graduated Bachelor of Laws (LLB hons).[4]

Career[edit]

Having completed her pupillage and thereby becoming a qualified barrister, Saunders began working for Lloyd's of London.[5] She joined the newly formed CPS in 1986.[2] In 1991, she jointed the CPS policy division.[6] She was appointed Branch Crown Prosecutor for Wood Green in 1997, and Assistant Chief Crown Prosecutor of CPS London South in 1999.[7] She took up the appointment of Chief Crown Prosecutor for Sussex in 2001. She oversaw the successful conviction of Roy Whiting, who had murdered Sarah Payne.[5] Between 2003 and 2005, she served as Deputy Legal Advisor to the Attorney General.[7] She then became head of prosecutions for the Organised Crime division of the CPS.[6] She has been Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS London since 2009.[8] She was involved in the 2011 to 2012 retrial, and subsequent conviction, of the killers of Stephen Lawrence.[8]

On 23 July 2013, it was announced that she would become the new Director of Public Prosecutions in succession to Keir Starmer, taking up the appointment on 1 November 2013. She is the first head of the Crown Prosecution Service to be appointed from within the service and the second woman to hold the appointment.[8][9]

Personal life[edit]

Saunders is married to a lawyer and has two sons.[10][11]

Honours[edit]

In the 2013 New Year Honours, she was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) 'for services to Law and Order especially after the 2011 London Riots'.[12]

References[edit]

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9.Jump up ^ "Saunders to replace Starmer at DPP". Liverpool Daily Post. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
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11.Jump up ^ Hopkins, Nick (30 January 2012). "Rapes, murders – and one sleepless night: the life of a criminal prosecutor". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
12.Jump up ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60367. pp. 2–3. 29 December 2012. Retrieved 23 July 2013.

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I know there was an Alison Saunders who was helping John Hemming cover up institutional child abuse on Facebook and she was going onto other social networking sites as well. I remember having a row with her on Facebook about the Liverpool Care Pathway, and she was trying to justify it, but I call the Liverpool Care Pathway exactly what it is, pre-meditated murder.

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