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originally posted by: samerulesapply
One of the first things I came across is this thread by Ginga which I think deserves more attention...
originally posted by: eletheia
Funny how they all ended up with titles??
# 'Sir' Jimmy Saville
# 'Sir' Rolf Harris
# 'Sir' Cyril Smith
# 'Sir' Ted Heath
# 'Sir' Leon Brittan ...............................
originally posted by: blupblup
a reply to: samerulesapply
I watched that after this all broke and was quite disturbed by some of it.
The fact he had someone get all Louis' details and stuff... and that guy he travelled with on the boat, there were so many odd, odd things.
Things about caravans and girls.
But mostly just him, his actions... bizarre stuff - so evasive, defensive, sly, clever.
originally posted by: Gaaak
Weren't the Red Rider movies based on these killings? Those films were frightening and a decent watch. One of them had Spiderman(Andrew Garfield) as a main character. When I watched them I wasn't too familiar with all these atrocities, anyone know how much truth is contained in them?
The only surprising thing about his knighthood is how long it has taken him to get it. He has been raising money for charity for at least 20 years – more than £30m at last count – and Stoke Mandeville’s National Spinal Injuries Centre is almost entirely a result of his efforts. The day after I met him, he was going to open yet another £2m donation to the hospital – a new magnetic resonance imager which for the first time will enable surgeons to see the spinal cord as well as the spinal column, with no side effects to the patient. He raised the money, negotiated with Hitachi and the Japanese government to deliver it at unprecedented speed, and meanwhile got the hospital to knock down walls and rebuild areas to make room for it. His official title at Stoke Mandeville (and at Broadmoor, and at Leeds Infirmary, where he performs similar benefactions) is “voluntary helper” – but his help is quite breathtaking in its scope. In 1988, the Department of Health suspended the whole management board of Broadmoor and put Savile in charge of running the place, which he is still doing with every apparent success.
Many businesses and organisations use him as a conduit to the Royal Family; he can pick up the telephone to most of them and has long worked with Prince Charles (“the most caring fellow I’ve ever met – oh, unbelievable”) on the problems of the disabled. He is an habitué of Highgrove and Buckingham Palace, of No 10 and Chequers, where he often spends Christmas or New Year – though he carefully points out that he has been friendly with all the past four Prime Ministers because Stoke Mandeville is Chequers’ local hospital. Anyway, he is very, very well connected; many multinationals use him as a consultant and not just for PR purposes but for marketing advice. To the public, he remains the silver-haired, track-suited jester, but those who have worked with him take him very seriously indeed. Still, his jester image may have made his knighthood slower than it would otherwise have been. “I would imagine that I unsettled the establishment,” he agrees, “because the establishment would say, ‘Yes, Jimmy’s a good chap but a bit strange... a bit strange.’ And I think maybe in the past I suffered from the vulgarity of success. Because if you’re successful in what you do, you can become a pain in the neck to a lot of people, especially if you’re doing it in a voluntary manner, right?”
originally posted by: twfau
I don't know if anyone has already posted this but The Independent produced a copy of a 1990 interview in which many of the rumours about his character are discussed, and no other journalist had the balls to bring up. There are some pretty revealing parts of the interview which imply an individual that wasn't straight and narrow.
So the first question is how did an individual without a specific title get to run a hospital? And the second question is despite all the donations and help to charities, what took so long in giving him the knighthood? One theory is that people at the top knew full well what he was up to and were therefore complicit in and enabling his abuse. The interview implicates the Royal Family and Prime Ministers:
originally posted by: Jukiodone
After fully researching him post full diclosure I still cant work out a number of things-
Why he has a Papal Knighthood
Why he used to spend Christmas at "chequers" with Maggie Thatcher
Why he was Mentor to HRH Charles (and why there is a current UK media gagging order on allegations associated with HRH)
Why he was given private offices at public and crown institutions throughout the UK