Dear Members of Parliament

From: Dennis Hayden
To: CHRIS WILLIAMS0N MP ; THOMAS DOCHERTY MP ; bottomleyp@parliament.uk ; brazierj@parliament.uk ; brookea@parliament.uk ; brooksse@parliament.uk ; campbellr@parliament.uk ; caroline.lucas.mp@parliament.uk ; catonm@parliament.uk ; chi.onwurah.mp@parliament.uk ; clarkk@parliament.uk ; dobbinj@parliament.uk ; donaldsonjm@parliament.uk ; emma.reynolds.mp@parliament.uk ; fosterd@parliament.uk ; gapesm@parliament.uk ; gordon.henderson.mp@parliament.uk ; graeme.morrice.mp@parliament.uk ; hancockm@parliament.uk ; hardyb@parliament.uk
Cc: MARK HARPER MP ; ALISON SEABECK MP ; JOHN BARON MP ; SIOBHAIN MCDONAGH MP ; DR ANDREW MURRISON ; BERNARD JENKIN MP ; GEORGINA HOLMES – SKELTON
Sent: Thursday, November 25, 2010 1:21 PM
Subject: Ref Minister for Veterans Letter Dated 8 Nov 2010 .

Dear Members of Parliament
Members of the Defence Committee .

Further to the forwarded email of the 20th November .
In reference to Minister for Veterans , Andrew Robathan’s letter dated 8th November. .

BETRAYAL , EXPERIMENTATION , COVER – UP AND POLITICAL EXCLUSION
THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE BRITISH NUCLEAR TEST EXPERIMENTS

BETRAYAL AND EXPERIMENTAION – THE NRPB AND THE REDERN INQUIRY REPORT .

This is what else the Minister for Veterans wrote on the 8th November about the National Radiological Protection Board( NRPB ) :

“The NRPB found that participation in the tests had no detectable effect on life expectency , nor on the risk of developing cancers . An exception was certain types of leukaemia , especially in the early years after the tests .”

The Minister for Veterans Therefore Admits Nuclear Veterans were Exposed to Radiation.

The Minister for Veterans has admitted nuclear test veterans were exposed to radiation . It is a well known and documented scientific fact , not only by independent radiation sceintists but by mainstream establisment funded and controlled radiation experts that elevated cases of leukaemia manifest in persons exposed to radiation in the early years after exposure .

Why , therefore were these elevated early deaths from leukaemia publicly and politically ignored ?

It is a health legacy issue along with early debiltating immune system damage , sterility , heart disease , skeletal problems , chronic pulmonary illness ,psychological impact , later mutagenic whole body cancers , premature deaths ,and still births , miscarriages and genetic damage passed to offspring etc , As with elevated early leukaemias these are also triggered by exposure to whole body dose gamma radiation and radioactive fall out particles . .

The Health Protection Agency ( formerly known as the NRPB ) , has been disingenuously stated by Ministers for many years as an being an ‘independent ‘ body.

This is a blatant lie . A lie that has enabled the Ministry of Defence to infer the 1980’s and 90’s series of health and mortality studies into the nuclear veterans were entirely unbiased . These studies were entirely statistical , they did not include any independent examination of surviving veterans blood , body tissue , parts or organs .They were therefore unable to detect genetic damage .The evidence we hold of genetic damage is being ignored .

The Redfern Inquiry Report – 16th November 2010

Whilst the so – called ‘ndependent ‘ statistical studies , without blood testing individual veterans for genetic damage , were being carried out by the NRPB in the 1980’s and 90’s this government funded body were covertly , without permission of living veterans or their families engaged in the unlawful and clandestine, secret removal of tisssue , body parts and organs from living as well as deceased nuclear veterans .

Experimentation Still Continued Today .

Medical Research Council – MR185 ” UK participants in the UK atmospheric nuclear weapons tests ” is the experimental programme still being used today on nuclear test veterans on death .Associate to the CVFI , nuclear veteran Dave Whyte , has uncovered this evidence through FOI . His body is ‘flagged ‘ for research after death . Why ?

On pages 89 and 90 of the Redfern inquiry Report ( Michael Redfern QC ) it is stated that the unlawful removal of body parts is ‘managed ‘ by the Health Protection Agency ( HPA ) , Centre for Radiation , Chemical and Environmental Hazards . ( formerly known as the NRPB ) .

The Redfern Report reveals this experImental programme covering in excess of 40 years on nuclear veterans has been unlawfully done with the collusion of doctors , coroners , pathologists , the NHS , the Medical Research Council and the Atomic Weapons Establishment .. This is coverrt institutional corruption on a massive scale carried out on former members of the armed forces . Why ? ..

The reason for this covert examination of body parts is exposed by Redfern ( p.90 ) as “mainly scientific research and potential damage claims .”

“Potential damage claims” indicates prior knowledge that nuclear veterans were exposed to ionising radiation and by the destruction , withholding and/or loss of radiation records and the destruction or loss of body parts the Ministry of Defence have deliberately set out to cover -up the truth . We have ample, detailed evidence to substantiate the withholding of information by the Ministry of Defence and other government bodies acting in collusion .

Like so much of the information from briefings by officials at the Ministry of Defence it is repeated by ignorant Ministers who have no understanding of the science of radiation damage to health .

As a consequence Ministers often trip themselves up and we nuclear veterans and widows would dearly love them to undergo cross – examination by independent radiation experts and legal counsel in a court of law . However , freed from the umbilical cord that attaches them to the briefings of officials within the MoD Ministers are too ill – informed on the science of radiation damage to health for that embarrassment to be allowed to happen .

However we challenge the Minister for Veterans to take part in a live television debate on this issue with members of the Combined Veterans’ Forum International .

Many veterans and widows regard MR 185 and the covert removal of body parts is worse than the excesses of the NAZI establisments scientific research progarmme which was carried out on prisoners our captives whereas the experimental programme of UK instutional collusion has been carried out on members of the armed forces , many of whom were national servicemen at the time . This is a stain on this nation and should never be allowed to a happen again .

Cover – up and the Political Exclusion of Nuclear Veterans

Promises were made by both John Major and Tony Blair when they were Prime Minister that the Government would look at new evidence when it came to light . But when new evidence came to light the Government ignored it and raised the technical limitation defence which was held up by MoD appeal on the 22nd November to overturn the previous successful judgment of Mr Justice Foskett of June 2009 .

The nuclear veterans’ legal team are considering an appeal to the Supreme Court to enable the those nine lead claimants debarred to also proceed to full court trial . The judgment does not prevent the other 1,002 veterans and their families continueing to trial althogh the MoD will try to suggest it does .We intend to fight the MoD on this issue .

The CVFI wish to make it clear that the nuclear veterans and widows did not seek confrontation with the Government by taking legal action but we were give no alternative because of a political exclusion against us which states ” the standard practice in claims for legacy health issues in veterans is by litigation .” No inclusion in the military covenant , left outside of help , with no legal aid . It has been extremely difficult but the nuclear veterans and widows , unlike our political leadership , do not give in to the abuse of democratic law , honour and decency .

As John Baron MP said in the House of Commons in October , 2008 : ” This is without doubt a political problem “.

As Tam Dayell MP wrote to a member of this Forum in January , 2003 ” There are many deceptions ! “

The Government has inherited many problems and amongst those is the betrayal , experimentation , cover – up and political exclusion of serviceman during the nuclear test experiments of the 1950’s and 60’s .

Action by the Prime Minister

The CVFI demand the following from the Prime Minister who we believe has inherited a poisoned legacy . :

1) An aplogy for the betrayal , experimentation , cover-up and political exclusion of nuclear veterans in clear breach of the military covenant .

2) The promise that this will never , ever happen to any other group of servicemen past , presnt or future .

3) An end to ‘flagging’ of nuclear test veterans for the experimental programme MR 185 on death .

4) The release of documentaion relating to the removal of tissue , blood from servicemen during and after the tests . The release of all documents relating to post – mortem examinations of deceased veterans under MR 185 and other directives by government sponsored scientists , organistions , doctors , coroners and pathologists .

5) A mediated settlement of claims for the Atomic Veterans Group Litigation currently contested by the MoD . Easier access to pensions and official recognition of the suffering and sacrifice of the nuclear veterans during the cold war and the legacy health issues they and their premature widows have had to suffer since the return of these men to civilian life ..

Latest evidence and accumulated evidence has angered and hardened the resolve of nuclear veterans and widows . If the Government prefers confrontation then confronation will continue until all evidence is in the public domain however embarrassing or damaging that may be .

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Copies of these emails are being forwarded to the Atomic Veterans Group Llitigation legal team , to the Press and to an extended list of Members of Parliament .This is an open chain of email for international distribution .

From the Action Executive , the CVFI 25 November 2010 .

—– Original Message —–
From: Dennis Hayden
To: ANDREW ROBATHAN MP
Cc: MARK HARPER MP ; JAMES ARBUTHNOT ; ALISON SEABECK MP ; JOHN BARON MP ; SIOBHAIN MCDONAGH MP ; DR ANDREW MURRISON ; BERNARD JENKIN MP ; ADAM HOLLOWAY MP
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2010 2:20 PM
Subject: RESPONSE TO YOUR LETTERTO MARK HARPER MP

From the Action Exective , the Combined Veterans’ Forum International
an open email letter dated 20th November 2010 .

To : Andrew Robathan MP Your Ref: D/Min ( DPWV) AR MC04612/2010
Minister for Veterans dated 8th November 2010

Copy to Mark Harper MP for the Forest of Dean
James Arbuthnot MP Chairman of the Defence Select Committee
and other Members of Parliament

Dear Mr Robathan ,

FAIRNESS AND DIGNITY FOR SERVICE PERSONNEL

This is a response to your letter of above reference passed to me by my constituency MP , Mark Harper .

Your letter , as stated in fwwd email to Mr Harper , is one of disingenuous half truths , spin and deception . It is full of contradictory science and conclusions briefed by Ministry of Defence officials in their long running political exclusion of nuclear veterans , our premature widows and genetically damaged children and grandchildren from truth and justice in breach of the military covenant ..

It wil be an aberration of democracy if you , as a Minister for Veterans , as recently as reported in the November edition of Navy News do not stand by your statement :

” This government has pledged to treat Service personnel , their families , and former Service personnel with fairness and dignity . “

We surviving nuclear test veterans now demand that the institutional and corrupt ( unlawful without consent ) experimentation on deceased nuclear test veterans by the covert taking of body parts , tissue and organs , as revealed by the 655 page Redfern Inquiry Report ( page 89 ) for the purpose of ” scientific research and claims for damage” ( page 90 ) will receive a long awaited apology from the government you say is pledged to ” fairness and dignity ” for those that serve the nation .

Your dismissal of the “crucial and pivotal ” evidence of extremely elevated chromosomal translocations in the DNA of nuclear veterans who gave service at the British nuclear test experiment locations is the same as a murderer called to the witness box attempting to offer his own defence to the murder victims of his experimental progarmme .

Your defence of the National Radiological Protection Board ( NRPB ) who conduct the so called ‘independent ‘ statiiscal studies of death certificates of nuclear veterans during the 1980’s and 90’s is now completely and utterly demolished . The Refern Inquiry Report explicitly and in depth reveals that scientists from the NRPB together with the Medical Research Council and the Atomic Weapons Establishment with the collusion of doctors , coroners and pathologists embarhed upon a 40 year plus practice of covert removal , examination and destruction of body tissue , parts and organs from nuclear power workers but also from ” service veterans who had attended nuclear weapons tests” .

We nuclear veterans have long suspected our political exclusion from justice and from any duty of care for those who attended the British nuclear weapons experiments has been motivated by the fact that nuclear veterans underpin the whole question of damage to health from ingested , inhaled radioisotopes that can also gain access to the body by cuts or abrasions in the skin . This is the same causal link to ill health as found in nuclear power workers .

Nuclear veterans are still ‘flagged ‘ for covert experimentation on death . In fairness and dignity we demand that this practice stops and is never ever repeated on service personnel without the consent of their families .

Despite attempts by the Parliamentary Inquiry ( nuc vets ), of 2007, to arrange a mediated settlement of claims and despite the same recommendation from Judge Foskett , in June of 2009 , the Ministry of Defence continued its cold war policy of lies , deception , denial and betrayal of those who gave service during the nuclear tests . We also demand that the papers relating to all body part removal and all post – mortems are made available to the families of nuclear test veterans .

It is now time for the Ministry of Defence to pay the penalty and for government to begin to treat service personnel past and present with “fairness and dignity . “

Yours sincerely ,

Dennis Hayden

On belhalf of The Action Executive
The Combined Veterans’ Forum International ( CVFI )
Shirley Denson – Dennis Hayden – Ken McGinley (UK ) – Roy Sefton (NZ )
and our Associates Internationally .

THIS AN OPEN EMAIL FOR INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION , 20TH NOVEMBER 2010 .

—– Original Message —–
From: Dennis Hayden
To: MARK HARPER MP
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 9:04 AM
Subject: LETTER FROM ANDREW ROBATHAN
MINISTER FOR VETERANS

Dear Mr Harper , .

Thank you for your letter containing a reply from Andrew Robathan MP, Minister for Veterans , which of course reiterates the Ministry of Defence’s threadbare dogma of political exclusion aganist the interests of nuclear veterans , our premature widows and our genetically damaged children and grandchildren .. Robathan’s letter is a standard letter of the usual of disingenuous half truths , spin and deception .All of course in contradiction to the truth of the science that ingested and inhaled radioactive dust admitted by you in 2007 that ‘ destroys body organs and and living cell tissue ‘ , which is as you well know , the primary causal link to ill health , disability and premature deaths of nuclear test veterans .

THE REDFERN INQUIRY REPORT ..

The publication of the Redfern Inquiry Report ( by Michael Redfern QC ) yesterday 16th November, a three and a half year study into the removal of body parts , organs and tissue from nuclear power workers , without the families consent, over a fifty year period is the final nail in the coffin of Ministry of Defence / Government lies and misinformation on damage to health as a result of exposure to inonising radiation in the past .

Your attention is drawn to pages 89 and 90 of the 655 page Redfern Inquiry report (you may obtain this by searching google ). These pages provide damning and crucial evidence with regard to nuclear test veterans leagl claimsproceeding through the High Court as follows :

p 89 – Whose body organs were removed and why ? – the list includes ” service veterans who had attended nuclear weapons tests “.

p 90 – Analysis of whose organs and the motive why they were removed ? – the report by Michael Redfern QC states , ” The motive for the work appears to have been similar to those set out in relation to nuclear industry , mainly scientific research and potential claims for damages “
(my underlining )

What happened to the removed body parts , organs and tissue ? The Redfern Report states they were destroyed . A very convenient destruction of evidence .

The NRPB studies ( disingenuously touted as ‘independent ‘ by yourself and other politicians with an umbilical cord to the Ministry of Defence ) predictably used, like Robathan, this discredited series of studies , by epidemiological and satistical manipulattion , to show no causal link to ill health in veterans ( without of course any medical monitoring of veterans heatlth whilst alive ). The NRPB stdies , at great expanse and waste of tax payers money , are now totally discredited because the Refern Inquiry Report shows the NRPB , together with Doctors , Coroners and Pathologists are all implicated in the body part scandal and cover up . It is the stuff of nightmares .. The leg bone removed from one nuclear power worker was replaced by a broomstick so that the desecration and covert violation of his body would go unnoticed by his family at his funeral . The Government and the Ministry of Defence have acted like latter day grave robbers, on nuclear health matters , in order to hide the truth and must now pay the price .

This matter in regard to the nuclear test veterans will be decided in court through the Atomic Veterans Group Litigation ..Having been forced with no other obligation other than litigation is a breach of the miliary covenant by successive governments who have betrayed those who gave valuable service and sacrificed so much during the British Nucler Test progarmme 1952 to 67 to defend the nation during the cold war ..

Yours Sincerely

Dennis Hayden
—————————————————————————-THE COMBINED VETERANS’ FORUM INTERNATIONAL ( CVFI ) , FOUNDED IN 2002 , IS A SELF – FUNDED , INDEPENDENT FORUM OF NUCLEAR VETERANS AND WIDOWS SUPPORTING THE NUCLEAR VICTIMS OF THE BRITISH NUCLEAR TEST EXPERIMENTS 1952 TO 1967 .THE FORUM IS NOT AFFILIATED TO ANY POLITICAL PARTY AND BELIEVES THE ONLY ARBITER IN ANY NUCLEAR DEBATE ON RADIATION DAMAGE TO HUMAN HEALTH IS NOT THE AGENDAS OF POLITICIANS OR INDUSTRY BUT THE TRUTH OF THE SCIENCE .

THE ACTION EXECUTIVEOF THE CVFI IS COMPRISED OF SHIRLEY DENSON , NUCLEAR WIDOW ( 0208 6464098 ) , DENNIS HAYDEN , NUCLEAR VETERAN ( 01594 845118 ) – CO FOUNDERS , KEN McGINLEY, FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE BRITISH NUCLEAR TEST VETERANS ASSOCIATION 1983 TO 2001 ( 01505 345612 ) UNITED KINGDOM AND ROY SEFTON QSM , CHAIRMAN OF THE NEW ZEALAND NUCLEAR TEST VETERANS ASSOCIATION ( NZ 0635 84841 ) .

THE ATOMIC VETERANS GROUP LITIGATION CURRENTLY PROGRESSING WITH SUCCCESS THROUGH THE HIGH COURT IS BEING CONDUCTED BY ROSENBLATT , SOLICITORS OF LONDON .

LEGAL ADVISOR TO THE CVFI IS :IAN ANDERSON , INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR ADVOCATE AND ATTORNEY AT LAW ( NEW YORK )

Strength in Unity

THIS IS AN OPEN EMAIL LETTER .
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DISTRIBUTE THIS EMAIL INTERNATIONALLY .
THE CVFI – 20th NOVEMBER 2010 .

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