June 23 2017 – Argus Letter – Richard W. Symonds [not yet published]

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“Church Protected Paedophile Bishop” – The Argus – Front Page – June 23 2017

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http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/15366174.Church_helped_to_cover_up_sexual_abuse/

Church helped to cover up sexual abuse

THE Church of England “colluded” with and helped to hide the long-term sexual abuse of young men by one its bishops rather than help his victims, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said.

The Most Rev Justin Welby’s statement came as the Church published Abuse Of Faith, an independent review of how it handled the case of Peter Ball, the former Bishop of Lewes who was jailed for 32 months at the Old Bailey in 2015 after pleading guilty to a string of historical offences, including two counts of indecent assault.

The review, chaired by Dame Moira Gibb, found that “Ball’s conduct has caused serious and enduring damage to the lives of many men”.

It stated: “Peter Ball betrayed his Church and abused individual followers of that Church.

“The Church at its most senior levels and over many years supported him unwisely and displayed little care for his victims.

“Much of what we have described took place in different times and should be viewed from that perspective.

“But such perverse and sustained abuse by a senior figure in the Church and the Church’s failure to safeguard so many boys and young men still casts a long shadow.”

During his time as bishop, Ball hand-picked 18 vulnerable victims to commit acts of “debasement” in the name of religion, such as praying naked at the altar and encouraging them to submit to beatings, his trial heard.

The Archbishop described the report as “harrowing reading”, adding: “The Church colluded and concealed rather than seeking to help those who were brave enough to come forward.

“This is inexcusable and shocking behaviour and, although Dame Moira notes that most of the events took place many years ago, and does not think that the Church now would conduct itself in the ways described, we can never be complacent; we must learn lessons.”

He restated his “unreserved apology” to the victims who had been brave enough to come forward, adding: “There are no excuses whatsoever for what took place and the systematic abuse of trust perpetrated by Peter Ball over the decades.”

There is criticism in the review of Lord Carey, who was the Archbishop of Canterbury at the time, and other senior figures in the Church, saying the Church was “most interested in protecting itself”.

The review states that Lambeth Palace’s actions, especially in failing to pass on six letters of allegations to the police, while giving them one which was of “least concern”… “must give rise to a perception of deliberate concealment”.

The review points out that the Church’s management of those seven letters, containing allegations against Ball, was perhaps “its greatest failure in these events”.

The NSPCC spoke of its disgust at the findings.

A spokesperson said: “It is utterly disgraceful to discover that collusion at the heart of the Church of England led to the abuse of so many young men and boys. Abuse can happen in any institution or walk of life and we must ensure it can never be covered up by the powerful. Abuse in our most revered institutions must be exposed and investigated, offenders brought to justice, and victims given confidence to come forward.”

ARCHBISHOP CALLS ON LORD CAREY TO STAND DOWN FOLLOWING RELEASE OF DAMNING REPORT

THE archbishop of Canterbury has asked his predecessor George Carey to step down as an honorary assistant bishop.

Lord Carey was singled out for criticism in yesterday’s report, with it stating he was more concerned with protecting the church rather than the victims.

In particular, it refers to Lambeth Palace’s failure to pass on six letters of allegations to the police.

Instead it forwarded one letter which was described as being of “least concern”.

The report stated this “must give rise to a perception of deliberate concealment”. It added that management of the seven letters was perhaps the church’s “greatest failure”.

It stated: “The letters came from a range of families and individuals quite independently of each other. They raised concerns which were all either indirectly or precisely suggestive of sexual impropriety, or worse, by Ball.

“These were not people who were at war with the Church or had any axe to grind. In fact, some of the correspondents go to great lengths to try to avoid rancour and find a constructive way forward.”

The report found that Lord Carey was significantly involved in the way the Church treated victim Neil Todd in 1992/1993. Despite years of abuse in Sussex, Ball was able to leave the diocese in 1992 to take up his post as Bishop of Gloucester.

A year later, the then 16-year-old trainee monk Neil Todd prompted a police investigation which led to Ball’s resignation from the clergy. Ball escaped with a police caution in 1993 for an act of gross indecency against Mr Todd who took his own life in 2012.

Lord Carey described the paedophile bishop as “basically innocent” and said he had a “very high” regard for him in a September 1993 letter to Ball’s brother Michael.

The review, which said Lord Carey had played a leading role in enabling Ball to return to ministry, described this comment as “alarming”. It added: “Ball was basically guilty and had admitted that. Lord Carey was also aware that the Church had received further allegations of potentially criminal actions by Ball.”

Current Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said the review made for harrowing reading.

Steven Croft, the bishop of Oxford, said Mr Welby had written to Lord Carey asking him to “carefully consider his position”. Mr Croft and Lord Carey will meet “in the coming days for that conversation. In the meantime he has voluntarily agreed to step back from public ministry”.

FURTHER INFORMATION
The Guardian

June 22 2017 – “Former Bishop of Lewes Peter Ball and The Gibb Report” – A Personal Reflection by Richard W. Symonds of The Bell Society

https://gatwickcitytimes.wordpress.com/2017/06/22/june-22-2017-church-of-england-colluded-with-sex-abuse-bishop-peter-ball-bbc/

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A BBC article today raises at least two disturbing issues as we await Lord Carlile’s Report on Bishop Bell:

1. Justin Welby, the current Archbishop of Canterbury, has asked the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey to step down from his position as Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Oxford, in the light of The Gibb Report. Dame Moira Gibb’s independent review criticised Lord Carey: “I accept the criticisms made of me. I apologise to the victims of Peter Ball…I believed Peter Ball’s protestations and gave too little credence to the vulnerable young men and boys behind these allegations”.

2. Lord Carey also did not put the ex-Bishop Peter Ball on the Church of England’s “Lambeth List”, which ‘names clergymen about whom questions of suitability for ministry have been raised’. This List would appear to allude to the “Caution List” as described by Andrew Chandler on Page 196 of “George Bell, Bishop of Chichester – Church, State, and Resistance in the Age of Dictatorship” [Eerdmans 2106]: “Over this it is worth pausing, not least because it is perhaps the only official, printed acknowledgement that there existed in the Church of England a Caution List. (The Archbishop of Canterbury: “To the outside world there is no such thing as a Caution List.”) This named priests known to have been guilty of criminal or moral offence, or viewed with “grave suspicion”. In fact, there were national and diocesan caution lists, and each diocesan bishop was advised to keep his own up-to-date; to consult it before making any appointment, and to pass any new name directly to Lambeth Palace…” 

peter ballImage copyright PA: Ball was jailed for sex offences against teenagers and young men between the 1970s and 1990s

 

Lord CareyImage copyright GETTY IMAGES: Lord Carey 

 

 

Dame Moira Gibb

 

The Gibb report makes a number of recommendations about the Church, saying it should “reaffirm and take steps to demonstrate the individual and collective accountability of bishops for the safety and protection of everyone within the church”.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

https://gatwickcitytimes.wordpress.com/2017/06/22/june-22-2017-church-of-england-colluded-with-sex-abuse-bishop-peter-ball-bbc/ (Gatwick City Times)

https://www.christiantoday.com/article/archbishop.welby.asks.lord.carey.to.consider.his.position.as.assistant.bishop.over.bell.abuse.case/110142.htm?email=1 (Christian Today)

“Conservative Government Threatened By Sex Scandals” – ‘Aangirfan’ – October 23 2015

http://aanirfan.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/conservative-government-threatened-by.html

Friday, 23 October 2015

CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT THREATENED BY SEX SCANDALS


The Kray twins, who knew everyone from Judy Garland to Frank Sinatra.

Some years ago, a child sex abuse scandal threatened to bring down the UK’s Conservative government, according to recently released government files.

The files reveal that Lord Boothby’s relationship with the gangster Kray Twins was known to government ministers, the police and the security service.

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The Kray Twins supplied boys to the elite.

So there had to be a cover-up.


Macmillan (right)

1963 was a difficult year for the Conservative Party.

Victor Rothschild‘s friend, the spy Kim Philby, fled from Britain in 1963.

There was a risk that Victor Rothschild himself might be exposed as a traitor.

In 1963, the Conservative government minister Jack Profumo resigned from the government, due to his relationship with Christine Keeler, a friend of the Kray Twins.


Christine Keeler and the Kray Twins (nickelinthemachine

Meanwhile, the Conservative Party’s Lord Boothby had developed his links to the Kray Twins.

Harold Macmillan resigned as UK Prime Minister in October 1963.

The saga of Boothby and the Kray Twins was revealed by the Sunday Mirror in 1964.


Cliff Richard and Lord Boothby

The Kray Twins were sadistic gay gangsters with links to top politicians, TV stars, the police and at least one pedophile ring.

The Krays have a link to the child abuse island of Jersey.

In a hotel in Jersey, the Krays would meet their friends in the UK police and carrier bags of money would change hands.

http://www.dailymail


Edward Heath’s chief mentor and friend was Madron Seligman (above right), who was descended from a family of German Jewish bankers, and who was a friend of the Rothschilds.

“Edward Heath, Prime Minister of England from 1970-74… was a frequent visitor to the Haute Garrene childrens care home on Jersey.”

(WHY THE JUSTICE SYSTEM FAVOURS PEDOPHILES)


Dorothy, in the Wizard of Oz.

Many top politicians have been ‘Friends of Dorothy’ (gay).

Many top politicians who have been Friends of Dorothy have been married.

There would appear to be some sort of ‘Zionist controlled Mafia’ containing politicians who are Friends of Dorothy.

(Judy Garland and Friends of Dorothy – Wikipedia)


Lady Dorothy Macmillan, wife of former UK prime minister Harold Macmillan.

Harold Macmillan would have known about Boothby and the Kray Twins.

Reportedly, Harold Macmillan, the UK’s Conservative Party Prime Minister from 1957-1963, was expelled from the top private school called Eton for ‘homosexual perversion’.

(Did Rothschild Blackmail UK To Aid Israel in 1956?)

Harold macmillan was tutored for Oxford by Ronald Knox.

Macmillan fell in love with Ronald knox.

(Supermac: HAROLD MACMILLAN.)

Macmillan “under pressure” married Dorothy.
Lord Goodman , a powerful British Jew, protected people like Tom Driberg MP, Sir Anthony Blunt and Lord Boothby “who were regularly seen at parties with rent boys and arrested at public toilets.”

(Did Rothschild?)


Goodman

Reportedly Lord Goodman pushed ‘the Rothschild plan’ that Britain must intervene on Israel’s behalf over Suez.

T Stokes asks: Did Rothschild Blackmail UK To Aid Israel in 1956?

Did Israel blackmail certain UK politicians into supporting the Suez invasion?


Harold Macmillan

In the spring of 1956, Lady Dorothy Macmillan’s brother, the 19th Duke of Devonshire Edward Cavendish ‘dropped dead’ in front of his doctor, Dr. John Bodkin Adams .

John Bodkin Adams was ‘a member of the homosexual underground’ and close to Sir Anthony Blunt and Lord Goodman.


John Bodkin Adams. The police acquired a memorandum belonging to a Daily Mail journalist, concerning rumours of homosexuality between “a police officer, a magistrate, and a doctor”. The latter directly implied Adams. The ‘magistrate’ was Sir Roland Gwynne,Mayor of Eastbourne from 1929 to 1931 and brother of Rupert Gwynne, MP for Eastbourne from 1910 to 1924. The ‘police officer’ was the Deputy Chief Constable of Eastbourne, Alexander Seekings.

Bodkin Adams was arrested as over 160 of his patients had died mysteriously, 132 of them writing the doctor into their wills.


Eliza Manningham-Buller, former head of the UK security service MI5

“Harold Macmillan, and the then Attorney General, Reginald Manningham-Buller, were both related to one of Dr Adams’ likely victims….

“A homosexual relationship existed between Adams and a powerful local politician, who had protected him for over thirty years.”

(The Case of Dr. John Bodkin Adams – A Stranger in Blood)

Reginald Manningham-Buller’s daughter Eliza Manningham-Buller was active in MI5 from 1974-2007, and became boss of MI5 in 2002.

She was active at the time of the Lockerbie bombing.


Thorpe

There would appear to be a homosexual underground involving top politicians.

Take the trial of former UK Liberal party leader Jeremy Thorpe’s.

The trial reportedly revealed that boys from care homes were exploited with alcohol and drugs at parties called ‘pink ballets’ over many years.

“This was the reason Thorpe got off: his threat to expose what he knew of those in power.”

Boys from UK care homes “have been used by senior men, in one case for over 40 years.”


Brad Lane with Reggie Kray at Gartree prison. (Yorkshire Post)

Bobby Teale, who once worked for the Krays, has written a book called “Bringing Down the Krays”.

According to Teale, the Krays had paid informers at every level inside the police force.

Lord Boothby, who was a close personal friend of Winston Churchill, apparently had a sexual relationship with Ronnie Kray.

William Ives, a major donor to David Cameron’s Conservative Party, reportedly worked for gangsters Ronnie and Reggie Kray. (Website)


George Raft and the Kray Twins (nickelinthemachine)

According to this source – Archives – the Krays ran a paedophile ring.

“What was involved was the systematic abuse of ten-to-twelve-year-old boys, one of whom subsequentlybecame fairly well known as a singer.

“Another, rather less fortunate,wound up in six pieces in two suitcases…

“The paedophile ring in question had links to the Kray twins.”

More information is found here –Archives

“The police uncovered a large-scale juvenile pimping operation centred on a house in a Suffolk village (Tattington) owned by Ronnie Kray.

(The twins had huge property interests in East Anglia).

“Some of the boys were obtained via a close friend of (Benjamin) Britten’s in London, who named him as one of the beneficiaries of the ‘service’: other’customers’ included Lord Boothby (who frequently shared boys with Ronnie Kray himself) and the record producer Joe Meek.

“At least two other people died in the aftermath of Bernard’s murder as the twins sealed up the leaks.”


Boy by Lucian Freud.

Lucien Freud had a ‘relationship’ with the Kray twins.

Lucian Freud was the brother of Clement Freud and uncle of Matthew Freud and Emma Freud.


Lucian Freud

Matthew Freud is married to Elisabeth Murdoch, daughter of Rupert Murdoch.

Clement Freud helped the parents of missing child Madeleine McCann by cooking them dinners in Praia da Luz

(aangirfan: FREUD, MADELEINE McCANN, MURDOCH)

Emma Freud recommended the ‘bed-hopping bisexual’ Millie Dobie toGordon Brown

(aangirfan: GORDON BROWN AND HIS TRAINER)


Judy Garland and the UK’s Kray Twins (Another Nickel In The Machine – 2). Judy Garland was said to be a victim of brain washing by the spooks.

The spooks and the police protect child abuse rings?

Sir Joseph Simpson (1909 – 1968) was the head of the London Metropolitan Police, from 1958 to 1968.

Simpson apparently turned a blind eye to the crimes of the major London gangsters known as the Kray Twins.

(http://www.personenencyclopedie.info…bertjohngraham)

“Even when they turned to murder, there was no attempt to catch them.”

(Cached)

Some very powerful and spooky people were at work.


Christine Keeler and the Kray Twins (nickelinthemachine) The Christine Keeler-Profumo scandal helped Harold Wilson, friend of Israel, to become UK prime minister.

The Krays were Jewish and gay.

Among the characters in their lives were:

Lord Boothby, who was very close to Winston Churchill, and who liked masochistic sex with rent boys.

Boothby’s close pal Tom Driberg MP, who was a rent-boy loving spook with links to Russia and hence Israel.

(Notorious : The Immortal Legend Of The Kray Twins, by John Pearson /Sex, lies, Downing Street and the cover-up that left the Krays …)

HEATH AND JERSEY; ROTHSCHILDS; BIN LADEN….

14 comments:

  1. The same old story over and over again, nobody saw anything, heard anything, did anything or will, everyone is innocent. OK, whats next?

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  2. Rupert Murdoch is getting antsy that his beloved Tories are about to be destroyed. His rag, “The Sun”, has recently run two stories. The first being about a Filippina procuress who claimed that Heath was not a pedo just a lonely homosexual. The second story concerned an alleged apology from MP, Tom Watson, for implicating Leon Britten in a paedophile scandal.

    It is sickening that the Krays continue to be portrayed as kind of heroes with their own cottage industry.

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  3. I am in agreement, it is disgusting seeing those two on the cover of a movie in my current entertainment streaming sites just knowing the kind of filth and debauchery those two have engaged in and the consequences for the world of their actions.

    ASolo

  4. Isn’t that the popular rumor or has it been corroborated that Kray’s steel company was the one to bid to take away all of the twin towers thermite laden and nuke radioactive steel from NY as an intermediary for an Indian reprocessing center?

    I think so.

    ASolo

  5. ASolo, What! Kray’s steel company? Who’s that then?

  6. annifan needs to examine the very close links between Murdoch and the Kidman family and the McMahon family in Australia. Former PM McMahon was the father of Julian McMahon and Nicole & Julian’s fame far outstrips their talent. The McMahons, Kidmans and Murdochs are all very close friends and holiday together. They have been close for generations.

  7. I should have probably fact checked that one before opening my mouth, I cannot find the reference and remember reading it somewhere but it cannot be corroborated.

    According to FEMA, more than 350,000 tons of steel were extracted from Ground Zero and barged or trucked to salvage yards where it was cut up for recycling. Four salvage yards were contracted to process the steel.

    Hugo Nue Schnitzer at Fresh Kills (FK) Landfill, Staten Island, NJ
    Hugo Nue Schnitzer’s Claremont (CM) Terminal in Jersey City, NJ
    Metal Management in Newark (NW), NJ
    Blanford and Co. in Keasbey (KB), NJ

    The Chinese firm Baosteel purchased 50,000 tons at a rate of $120 per ton. The bulk of the steel was apparently shipped to China and India.

    AkhaldanSolo

  8. And I agree that Aang should look deeper into the Australian pedophile ring and most definitely has more in store for us. I did a cursory examination of some of this information and it gets rich. Aangirfan did an article in 2013 about how deep some of these connections go and they touched upon the cult’s involvement with a Peter Holowczak who was a transplanted Nazi and war criminal, here: http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2014/05/pedophile-ring-exposed-australian.html
    And here:
    http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2013/05/child-abuse-poland-uk-australia-usa.html

    The testimony is from a one Tor Neilsen
    There are DEEP MK-Ultra connections:

    “I recall being sleep deprived. I recall being drugged. I recall being subjected to unethical hypnosis.

    “I recall being subjected to brainwashing involving a synthesiser that continuously played the words “Know this spirit” up and down the keyboard. I recall people chanting nursery rhymes. I recall a man chanting a Batman, Catwoman, and Joker themed chant; one section involved 9 levels represented by ‘9 cat lives’; he stopped at the 6th level and sang: “Number six, number six, what do we have at number six? Number six has lots of tricks…there are SIX spirits at number six!”

    I found it quite interesting as well that the actor from the long gone series Nip-Tuck and the anti-hero of the Marvel Fantastic Four series Julian McMahon is wrapped up in all of this. He does seem to have a dark aura about him.

    AkhaldanSolo

  9. Some interesting comments from the link above:

    “Aang and Anobody,
    Bruce spence, toms x and the whole lot of them..i dare say many “entertainers” theatre elites and “personalities” are all part of the nazi zionist mafia death cult…There is a definite undercurrent in certain circles in Sydney (where i’m from) of the so called elite and well off “creative” set.
    ditto melboure..etc etc.
    movies like bliss, don’s party, the emerald city….all have this undercurrent..
    High class/ low class doesn’t matter the level where it occurs
    it exists and prospers and MK is multi generational tool for keeping the “show” going.
    A satanic gravy train of punishment and reward.
    cheers A”

    Hi, I am the author of the article regarding the elite Australian pedo/SRA ring. I have detailed my story at pedophilesdownunder.wordpress.com.

    Someone mentioned actor Bruce Spence (mad max, dimboola). He raped me during the ritual at Bathurst.

    I submitted an article to editor of a popular Australian news journal, regarding a paedophile ring in northern New South Wales, involving NSW education department, police, child protection DoCS. Witness told me every police officer transfer to local are is a Catholic if they can help it. What a coincidence. If this story breaks, it is bigger than Newcastle or Victoria.

    i will post updates on twitter @KateGardiner666

    My email holowczakengadine@hotmail.com

    cheers
    ‘Kate’

    There’s a powder keg waiting to blow down there in Australia which could blow the lid (one of the lids) off of the UK AND American pedophile industry.

    ASolo

  10. I hope annifan gets onto Fiona Barnett’s latest disclosures of the satanic paedophile ring that operated in Australia’s Parliament House. These scandals are now breaking in the mainstream media.Fiona has named 2 of the Australian PMs privately but I can reveal them now as they are deceased. Gough Whitlam who fancied young Asian boys and Sir William McMahon who is the father of Hollywood actor Julian McMahon. The McMahons and the Kidmans grew up together. Were Nicole Kidman and Julian inducted into the cult as their families were very close. Bill McMahon was thought to be gay and married on orders from is political masters but we all knew he was a pedo. ( he is not believed to eb the biological father of Julian) The other is still living former PM Bob Hawke who is a CIA asset and travels exstensively to Burma & Thailand to indulge in his tastes for young boys. Hawke has aided powerful generals in both countries to invest money safely in Australia and is rewarded with young boys. Whitlam was removed by a CIA organised scandal in Oz when he tried to close down the US Pine Gap spy station in the outback.. They threatened to reveal his pedo habits. What also needs examining is how Nicole Kidman and Julian McMahon rose to such prominence in Hollywood and then the world. Both are not very good actors but their fame & wealth outstrips their talent. It was always claimed that Kidman & Cruise were devil worshippers

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  11. ASolo re the Kray’s steel company, thank you for that response. Shouldn’t be shocked at the depth and width of their filthy tendrils should I? Thanks for taking the time to reply, much appreciated.

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  12. Politicians, Music and connections to Scarborough, North Yorkshire

    nyenquirer.uk/north-yorkshire-police-commend-nye-for-assistance/ (Note the year Peter Jaconelli questioned by Police 1972 – Edward Heath PM 1970-1974 – believe it was around this timescale that EH visited Scarborough and as recent media coverage proves shook hands with PJ)

    http://www.theguardian.com/news/1999/may/20/guardianobituaries.martinwainwright (Note reference to Peter Jaconelli attending Royal College of Music training to be an opera singer)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Savile#Radio (Connection to music industry)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Heath#Classical_music (Scroll down to 11.2 Classical Music)

    http://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2013/nov/25/edward-heath-music-conservative-

    http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/edward-heath-british-conservative-politician-and-piano

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_College_of_Music

    http://www.thescarboroughnews.co.uk/news/local/tributes-to-great-musician-1-5759271 (Note reference to Royal College of Music – wonder if Peter Jaconelli was aware of SADLOS? and did he ever perform for them!!!)

    oldscarborians.org/summertimes/sumtimes2011-2.pdf (Scroll down to page 37 – paragraph starting ‘And naturally, as many of us did…….selling ice cream for Walls and then for Jaconelli’s on the foreshore……)

    oldscarborians.org/summertimes/sumtimes2002-2.pdf (Scroll down to page 29 article entitled 1967 Harvey Proctor by Adrian Copley)

June 7 2017 – Jersey Inquiry – Report Publication on July 3 2017 at 3pm – No questions will be allowed

http://www.itv.com/news/channel/2017-06-06/no-questions-allowed-at-jersey-care-inquiry-report-publication/

  1. ITV REPORT
  2. 6 June 2017 at 4:20pm

‘No questions allowed’ at Jersey Care Inquiry report publication

Frances Oldham QC has confirmed nobody will be allowed to ask questions on Monday 3 July.
Frances Oldham QC has confirmed nobody will be allowed to ask questions on Monday 3 July.Photo:

The chair of the panel investigating allegations of historical abuse in Jersey’s care system is refusing to be questioned about their findings, when the report is published.

Frances Oldham QC has confirmed nobody will be allowed to ask questions, and the media will not be allowed to interview her or her panel members, on Monday 3 July 2017.

Instead, on that day, parties who have given key evidence to the inquiry, and specific individuals named in the report, as well as their lawyers, will be given two hours to read the it before it is made public at 3pm that day.

The panel will not be taking any questions or giving interviews. Video footage and photographs of the report’s launch will be made available as soon as possible after the event.

– STATEMENT FROM IJCI PANEL

The Independent Jersey Care Inquiry began hearing evidence in July 2014 and was due to publish its findings by December 2016. That publication date was twice further delayed.

The inquiry’s original budget was £6 million. That has increased to £23 million, including the £8 million spent by the States of Jersey.

 

Last updated Tue 6 Jun 2017

‘Paedomanic Media’ to relegate Bishop Bell Report to back pages as Jersey Care Inquiry hits front pages?

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http://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2017/04/25/ministers-pr-spending-is-astonishing-says-union-rep/

THE use of taxpayers’ money to help politicians learn how to ‘avoid answering questions’ at a time when public sector workers are losing their jobs is ‘astonishing’, a union leader has said.

Nick Corbel of Unite the union has heavily criticised the spending of more than £50,000 on preparing Jersey’s ministers to deal with the international media when the findings of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry are published.

Last week, the JEP revealed that the States spent £18,000 to employ former Tory spin doctor Ramsay Jones to advise ministers on the matter, on top of £33,5000 which was paid to PR firm Portland Communications.

Mr Corbel said that he thought it was ‘amazing’ that this amount of money could be spent at a time when dozens of States workers face redundancy as part of a £73 million cost-cutting programme and when the States are considering raising a new tax through the waste charge.

‘This is taxpayers’ money being used in order to teach politicians how to avoid answering questions,’ he said.

‘The public don’t want our ministers avoiding answering questions. That money could be better used and once again this spending comes at a time when we are being told that times are tight, that cuts are having to be made, that user-pays charges will have to come in which will impact on business. It is astonishing,’ he said.
Read more at https://richardwsymonds.wordpress.com/2016/12/17/justice-for-bishop-george-bell-of-chichester-october-2015-to-october-2017/

 

Further information on Jersey Inquiry

http://www.itv.com/news/channel/update/2017-04-26/care-inquiry-reject-claims-evidence-will-be-destroyed/

http://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2017/05/02/further-pr-spending-on-abuse-inquiry-is-not-ruled-out/