Why does this man keep secret the pay and perks for people running David Cameron’s taxpayer funded National Citizen Service scheme?

I spent three years of my life at a leading university and the main insight it give me was the UK was a pseudo democracy run not by Plato’s Guardian;s but a public school elite who looked down on the rest of us including the Middle Classes. According to them the only form of good government was that of Elites (public school) and not just that they should run the country, but also be well paid for doing so. The interconnections made the Mafia look amateurish. The well heeled and well connected run this country and believe the public purse is theirs by right to spend and if enriching their friends along the way, so be it.

David Hencke

micheal lynas Michael Lynas Chief Executive of the National Citizen’s Trust. Pic credit: Twitter


This is Michael Lynas. So far he has spent £475m of taxpayer’s money as chief executive of the National Citizens Trust – a legacy project of David Cameron’s government aimed at providing community projects to aid character building  for 15 to 17 year olds across the nation.

His Linked In profile reveals that his sole qualifications  to do the job are a four year spell as a consultant for Bain and Company and just under three years in Downing Street as a policy adviser to David Cameron and Nick Clegg. He is obviously conventionally bright having studied at  Harvard and Cambridge.

Recently he appeared before MPs on the Commons Public Accounts Committee following a highly critical reportfrom the National Audit Office questioning whether  National Citizen Service was value for money. The NAO pointed…

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Thames Water: Unfit to protect our environment

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Sewage around Marlow pc credit Environment Agency Raw Sewage and foam around sailing boats on the Thames. pic credit: Environment Agency


The record £20m fine for  Thames Water’s multiple pollution of the River Thames and its tributaries  with over 1.4 billion tonnes of untreated sewage shows  how badly the company was managed.

It makes the incident where the company polluted the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal seem small fry compared to the damage the company caused to humans, livestock. wildife and fish across Hertfordshire,Buckinghamshire, Berkshire  and Oxfordshire.

Thames Water admitted 13 breaches of environmental laws over discharges from sewage treatment works in Aylesbury, Didcot, Henley and Little Marlow, and a pumping station at Littlemore.

It also pleaded guilty to a further charge on March 17 over a lesser discharge from an unmanned sewage treatment plant at Arborfield in Berkshire in September 2013.

The court at Aylesbury also took into account seven…

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George Webb Summary of Video Links and Notes c.18 March 2017 / Day 134

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George Webb is one of the most significant figures today in child sex abuse research and publication.

He puts the child sexual abuse into context and shows why and how it is happening.

Child sexual abuse is just one of the components in a scheme of horrific crimes perpetrated by the criminal cabal who are in power. These crimes include human trafficking, sex trafficking, rape, causing unrest and war, weapons sales, organ harvesting, drug running, oil sales, money laundering and spying.

Child sexual abuse is one means of blackmailing whoever the criminal cabal want, to do whatever they want. The children are used as objects to achieve an end.

A good place to start as a beginner is this video from a month ago, which  gives a good summary.

[unsure why this videos links are not embedding, as they are on draft]

You Tube George Webb Day 125…

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Richard Hook v The Clerk of Lancashire Police Committee 19 Mar 1980 Supreme Court (Police)

Cyril Smith cover up went up to the top? Of course it did, and a lot of people knew about it. The Young Liberals tried to stop Smith becoming a MP. There was even a report in a paper many years ago on how Smith dealt with delinquent boys , although no trace of it now. Question is of course was itthe police closing it down or M15 orpure political pressure.

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1976 Chief Constable of Lancashire “goings on”. It is not clear what these were.

A sergeant reported them to HMIC who asked the Police Authority to carry out an investigation, whose report was the Osmond Report.

The report disclosed a disgraceful set of affairs not only with the Chief Constable but also others. The Chief Constable was dismissed but the report was kept secret.

parr-lancashire                                                            Disgraced Stanley Parr

A new person on the Police Authority felt he had the need to see it to do his job and he was refused so this court case started. He was refused by this as well.

I publish this, as it is good to shine light on corruption in public officials, but also because Cyril Smith was MP at this time in Rochdale, Lancashire and abusing children and was not investigated properly.

Detective Sergeant Harry  Roby was the hero  who reported the “goings…

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Fenwick, Chamberlain, O’Hanlon, Jones and Fisher 8 Mar 1978 Court of Appeal (Police)

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The Kelland Inquiry was the third Inquiry by Police into police corruption in the seventies, see Cathy Fox Blog The Fall of Scotland Yard [4] and Spectator Police and the pornographers [3]

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Gilbert Kelland’s Inquiry into corruption of over a dozen Soho and Mayfair detectives led to three trials, and the dismissal of Commander Wallace Virgo, sidekick Moody and ex Commander Kenneth Drury the most senior Scotland Yard men then brought before the courts as well as several others and the discreet dismissal of 20 other detectives.

This is an appeal by George Edward Fenwick, Michael Leonard Chamberlain, Charles Edward O’Hanlon, David Cyril Jones and Peter John Fisher who were tried in Nov and Dec 1976.

Fenwick, Chamberlain and O’Hanlon sought leave to appeal against both conviction and sentence. Jones and Fisher applied for leave to appeal against sentence.

Porn sellers were concerned were Bernie Silver, James…

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Why millions of passengers will face years of overcrowded trains because of a staggering electrification blunder

The whole transport system is breaking down. I travel from the village in which I live to a city ten miles away by bus or & train. The average time is 80 minutes. There is supposed to be an integrated transport system, which is badly planned. In fact, I wrote to the manager asking if he would re-alter the route slightly to avoid a busy bypass. Surprisingly I received a letter back weeks later saying this was under review. Two months later the bus was re-directed from the bypass. The East Coast rail line was taking back into public ownership as the company that had the franchise said it was unprofitable. When in public ownership it made a profit , and was then again sacrificed on the altar of Economic Liberalism whose creed is Private Good and State Owned Bad. The tram/railway was in the hands of a German company and breakdowns and delays was a regular occurrence, particularly near the end of the contract and it became obvious that the company was not even maintaining the rolling stock. Long queues would form for replacement bus services, which could not be found. People then had to rely on the existing bus network and being in a queue for 90mins was not uncommon.
Yes, UK’s transport system based on profit, does not in anyway profit the public who it was meant to serve, but the shareholders of these companies are certainly profiting.

David Hencke

electrification-work-on-line Electrification work Pic Credit:South West Business

overcrowded train Today’s Vision of future travel: Overcrowded train Pic credit:BBC


If you want to know what is wrong with the present state of  Britain’s railways look no further than a recent National Audit Office report into the mess that is the Great Western electrification scheme. I have written about this in Tribune

As reported at the time the cost overrun and delay totalled a mouthwatering £1.2 billion on a £2.8 billion scheme and led to the scheme being curtailed with delays to the Cardiff to Swansea electrification for up to five years and  similar delays for the electrification of branch services in the Thames Valley.

But the damage  goes much further than just the Great Western Mainline to Cardiff and Bristol electrification scheme, bad though that is, the National Audit Office reveals. It will affect train capacity hundreds of miles away

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Observer 1994 Nov 13 Knives Out for Portillo Protege (Peter Wanless)

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I was not aware of this connection between Portillo and Wanless when Peter Wanless, Chief Executive of NSPCC, was asked to carry out the review into the handling of historic child abuse allegations, so I post it for others information.


portillo2portillo31994 Nov 13 Observer Knives Out for Portillo Protege via Scribd JustitiaEtLux [1]

There is also much else of interest on their site Scribd JustitiaEtLux [2]

Also check out all the Wanless links below

Please note that victims of abuse may be triggered by reading this information. These links are generally UK based.

  • The Sanctuary for the Abused [A] has advice on how to prevent triggers.
  • National Association for People Abused in Childhood [B] has a freephone helpline and has links to local support groups.
  • One in Four [C]
  • Havoca [D].
  • Useful post on Triggers [E]  from SurvivorsJustice [F] blog.
  • Jim Hoppers pages on Mindfulness[G]  and

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This proves my ever growing suspicion Private Eye is not what it claims to be, investigative journalism more like trivia most weeks



FOR DECADES Private Eye has hammered Britain’s national press in its celebrated Street of Shame column.

The magazine has pilloried the hypocrisy that often passes for news in papers owned by Rupert Murdoch and Lord Rothermere.

But now Parliament plans to curb the power of media billionaires, the Eye is supporting them.

Editor Ian Hislop has joined the chorus of protest at the proposed introduction of a key component of the bid to make newspapers more accountable.

Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 makes publishers potentially liable for all costs in libel actions if they are not members of a regulator approved by the Press Recognition Panel (PRP).

The Panel was established by Royal Charter in 2013 following the Leveson Inquiry into press ethics.

The Royal Charter can only be amended by a two-thirds majority of both Houses of Parliament — and with the unanimous approval of the members of the Panel itself.

The Panel is not a regulator —…

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Exposed: The Whitehall high flyer who stole ministry secrets to help Adam Smith International bid for overseas aid contracts

There needs to be further restrictions placed on former civil servants, and their employment when they leave the Civil Service. This shows once again that we have created a poverty industry in this country and the beneficiaries are not the poor they are millionaires dealing in poverty and this does not just apply to this firm.

David Hencke

rajadasgupta.jpg Raja Dasgupta: pic credit Daily Mail and keyword suggestions


This is Raja Dasgupta. He was a fast stream entrant to the civil service elite. He had a  good career . He started in the private office of  Alan Duncan ,the minster for international development in 2011.

He was promoted to climate change manager in South Africa in 2012 and then became head of the business effectiveness team in 2014 also in South Africa.

His Linked In profile says : “I have played a leading role on strategic business planning for DFID’s regional Africa programme, directly advised and worked with UK International Development ministers, and officially represented the UK during international treaty negotiations at the United Nations.”.

But in June last year he joined Adam Smith International – a British private overseas aid contractor ( annual income £130m) which relied on 80 per cent of its money from…

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Independent Police Complaints Commission largely drops investigation into Met Police handling of Operation Midland

In a preliminary murder investigation a man was detained in his home with a police presence, with a police car parked outside his home. He was after 2 hour bundled into a police car and taking to the police station. He was registered and placed into a police cell, although the police had insisted he had come voluntary to assist enquires. H asked if he could leave , but was told if he left the police may request a warrant for his arrest. The police required his clothes and said they would go to his house and pick up some clothes and any mobiles, laptops etc.
After another hour waiting to be seen, nearly 3 hours in all he was finally interviewed twice by CID officers, and this was a grilling and very frightening for the person as he never had no contact with the police.
He was finally allowed to go home, and two days later he received a phone call that he could pick up his laptop etc. within ten days.
Now, my point is at no time did he ever receive an apology from the police and neither did he expect one. So, why do politicians or their friends or famlies expect an apology from the police or demand investigations which may deter the police in the future from pursing cases against a politically corrupt elite. Parliamentarians make the law but they are not above it. Alas, they seem to think they above the law and once that happens, the legislators will themselves discredit the Laws the very laws they pass.

David Hencke

New_Scotland_Yard IPCC largely clears Met Police of disciplinary charges in their handling of Operation Midland Pic Credit: Wikipedia


The IPCC has announced on Budget Day  that it is dropping disciplinary proceedings against most of the police officers who carried out the £3m investigation into  allegations of a historic Westminster paedophile involving prominent figures, Mps and former government ministers.

In particular they have cleared all the officers facing possible disciplinary charges who investigated complaints by ” Nick ” who has been accused in a separate  independent report of possibly perverting the course of justice by raising the allegations. This is subject to a separate investigation by Northumbria Police.

The IPCC says: “The IPCC has also discontinued its investigation into allegations the DAC, DSupt and DCI failed to properly investigate allegations made by a complainant ‘Nick’ which lead to an extended investigation causing prolonged and undue stress to those…

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