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ISLINGTON: The Connections Leading to PIE






Without much fanfare, a recent article revealed that former vicar, Nicolas Stacey, had instructed his staff at Kent Social Services not to report paedophiles:

An interview with Stacey discovered in 2017 revealed a culture that enabled child abuse in the 1970s and ‘80s. In it, Stacey explained how he never reported staff who had been accused of abuse to the police, because he believed that children could be “incredibly manipulative” and that there was never a “serious case” worth reporting. But in reality, during the time Stacey was head of Kent social services, staff at Kendall House, Gravesend, a Church of England-run children’s home in Kent, were drugging, straitjacketing, and physically and sexually abusing vulnerable girls.

Rev Stacey became the Director of the Social Services Department at Ealing council, which wasn’t a popular decision with everyone, before becoming Director of Social Services at Kent Council (1974-1985).



He was based in Maidstone, which is also where Peter Righton (aka Paul Pelham) lived and worked on Social Work Today (SWT) and the British Association of Social Workers (BASW).


Peter Righton ponography

Peter Righton was Director of Education at the National Institute of Social Work (see my post on Operation Clarence) as well as a former consultant for the National Children’s Bureau.  He had planned to become a clergyman, however Stacey and Righton’s friendship blossomed through their work in SWT and the BASW.



In 1979 both Righton and Stacey found themselves on a small steering committee whose aim was to establish a course that trained people to work with disturbed youngsters.  Another one of those who was also on the committee was John Rea Price.




John Rea Price was Director for Social Services in Islington from 1972-1992 – a time when all Islington’s care homes were infiltrated by paedophiles.  When Liz Davies, an Islington social worker from 1986-1992, blew the whistle on the paedophile ring in Islington, Rea Price left the social services department and became the CEO at the National Children’s Bureau in 1992 – where Righton was a Consultant.  Here he is mentioned within an article from 1978 alongside Chris Andrews, the then general secretary of BASW:




Andrews was another close associate to both Righton and Stacey and eventually became the Chair of BASW.  When Righton was arrested in 1992 following the seizure of material at his home under Operation Clarence, Andrews was outspoken in his defence of Righton stating to the press:

Righton is a highly respected figure within the residential field, particularly working with highly disturbed children.  He is very much concerned with therapeutic work in child care.


Andrews also worked on Social Work Today, alongside it’s journalist, Margaret Claire Jervis.



Jervis was the in-house journalist working for SWT and went on to become a legal adviser for the ‘False Memory Syndrome Society’.


She also happens to be a close friend of Barbara Hewson and together they are outspoken against what they perceive as ‘false allegations’.  Indeed, both Jervis and Hewson regularly communicate their thoughts via Twitter.

And here is Hewson offering ‘Nick’s’ details to Jervis.  (‘Nick’ as you recall, was the complainant in the Operation Midland case and entitled to anonymity for life.)


Barbara Hewson: her opinion is that the age of consent should be lowered to 13

Hewson is a barrister, albeit an administrative sanctioned one I believe at the time of writing this blog post, notorious for calling the head of the Bar Standards Board ‘cunty‘.  She is most famous for her car crash interview on Channel 4 news in which she stated she thought the age of consent should be lowered to 13 to stop the persecution of old men and that some of the abuse by people such as Stuart Hall were actually just ‘misdemeanours’.  She courts controversy by targeting survivors of abuse using a known troll to obtain online data on Twitter and was particularly critical of ‘Nick’ whose allegations founded Operation Midland.

Why is this?

Not sure, but it transpires that Hewson is also the cousin of Jonathan Peter Denby, former Islington resident, a Yorkshire hotelier and gardener with a criminal background who is also a LIFE LONG FRIEND of Harvey Proctor – who was named alongside Edward Heath during Operation Midland and someone whose name also appears on the Elm Guest House paperwork.  You can read more about their association here.




Two pieces of correspondence have recently come to light between Chris Andrews (above) and Tom O’Carroll.  If you are not familiar with the repugnant O’Carroll’s name, he is a convicted sex offender, an outspoken activist and supporter of paedophilia as well as the former chairman of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE).

The correspondence is extraordinary as it shows Andrews, writing in his official capacity representing Britain’s social workers, openly supporting PIE’s aims and requesting to become a subscriber to PIE’s magazine, Magpie.

Correspondence between Chris Andrews and Tom O’Carroll



Magpie was a magazine produced by PIE which never hid the intentions of the group.  In fact, it actually contained adverts by paedophiles requesting to meet up and share children.



PIE itself is the most rancid of former groups whose sole purpose for existing was to join like-minded paedophiles together and share information… and children.  The group came against intense anger from the public and under fire from the press and some politicians, although not all…  The group affiliated to the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL).



The NCCL was set up to campaign for civil liberties in 1934.  However, it expanded considerably during the sixties, when attitudes changed.  By the seventies it had become affiliated with PIE, as well as Paedophile Action for Liberation (PAL) – another group openly advocating paedophilia.  Among those who were part of NCCL, were:


  • Keith Vaz: Former chairman of the West London branch of NCCL during the early eighties.  No stranger to controversy throughout his parliamentary career – there are too many scandals to list, but you can read my blog post about them.
  • Paul Boateng: An Executive member of NCCL.  Known as a ‘police basher’ during the early eighties, he was also identified by Clive Driscoll as someone Driscoll wished to question in regards to abuse in Angell Road care home, Lambeth.
  • Harriet Harman: Refused to apologise in 2014 for any role played in the NCCL’s affiliation with PIE and PAL, stating she had “done nothing to apologise for”.  However, a briefing note written by Harman in 1978 urged for amendments to the Child Protection Bill, stating: ‘images of children should only be considered pornographic if it could be proven the subject suffered‘.
  • Jack Dromey: Husband of Harriet Harman who served on NCCL for 10 years.  Dromey is MP for Birmingham but his political career has not been without it’s scandals, including the ‘cash for peerages’ scandal in 2006, and the ‘Labour donations’ scandal in 2007.
  • Patricia Hewitt: Became General Secretary of NCCL in 1974 and went on to become a minister in Tony Blair’s cabinet.  In 2014 a document in Hewitt’s name came to light entitled: “NCCL proposes that the age of consent should be lowered to 14, with special provision for situations where the partners are close in age or where the consent of a child over ten can be proved” and which also called for incest to be legalised.  Following mass media exposure, Hewitt apologised.  She is also godmother to one of Dromey and Harman’s children.

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Incredibly we go full circle because Labour has always had a tight hold within Islington.  One of those includes current Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, who famously denounced Geoffrey Dickens in the House of Commons in 1986 when Dickens attempted to expose child abuse within Islington.  Corbyn was more concerned about the fact Dickens had been on ‘his patch’ than the fact young children were being systematically abused within his constituency – an issue he flatly refuses to discuss.



8 thoughts on “ISLINGTON: The Connections Leading to PIE

  1. Louise Tume was a teenager when she vanished here, the media never covered her outside of her northern town that she originated from.


      1. Her case can be found if you google her, but she didnt get proper media attention. She was from Darlington but went to Islington and was never seen again. Used the name Anya or Louisa sometimes.


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