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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Who is really behind this nuclear weapons effects blog? The story of John Bryan Cook, 87 - "secret" info about the real founder of this blog (updated 10 May with news of John's repeated alleged murderous abuse by Colchester Hospital and its law breaking palliative "care" liars)

 

John Bryan Cook (Radio Engineer St John Ambulance SouthWest Area ID card number S20 from 3 May 1988; note that first aid CPR advice has now evolved to double the number of chest compressions per two rescue breaths than was the case in 1988 when it was 15 chest compressions then two rescue breaths, general advice now is 30 chest compressions the two rescue breaths, although obviously the best advice is tailored to the situation, so you may need to do far more to put air/oxygen into the lungs of someone who has inhaled water, smoke or gas for a long time, before chest compressions can pump oxygen around the body, than in the case of someone who simply has heart failure due to another reason like electric shock; a defibrillator is useful to diagnose fibrillator - rapid inefficient heart quivers - and to try to shock the heart back into a normal rhythm, but a few shocks from a defibrillator are definitely NOT a complete alternative to the large number of chest compressions, whose role is to manually operate pump blood around the body to re-oxygenate tissue prior to resumption of normal heart function)

"I wouldn't know, sir! I'm from Alabama!"

- the hilarious reply that Vice-President Richard Nixon received during his visit to Accra, Ghana, in 1957, after Nixon foolishly asked a gentleman the ignorant question:

"What does it feel like to finally be free from the yoke of slavery?"


Photo above: 
"Nixon is in Accra for Ghana Fetes", New York Times, 4 March 1957: "ACCRA, Gold Coast, March 3 --Vice President Richard M. Nixon arrived today to represent the United States at the birth of Ghana as an independent nation Wednesday."

But you never quite get the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth from certain Yankie Doodle papers, and the truth is stranger and funnier than the fiction you do read in the papers...

 (For a version of this Nixon blunder, please see Martin Meredith's Fate of Africa.)

Ghana achieved independence on 6 March 1957, when John Bryan Cook arrived. Ghana was previously called The Gold Coast, by the British Empire.  Nixon attended to kick the hell out of colonist slave trading hell home Britain, but found a fellow Yank sticking his own conceit straight back into his crooked pipe, to be smoked at leisure.

The Queen and the late great Prince Philip's 1961 visit to Accra, Ghana was attended by John Bryan Cook ,who was working as Accountant for Travel Services Limited in Accra, where he had been stationed by the London accountancy firm Midgley Snelling and Co. since 1957.  When the beer put out hours earlier in ice buckets turned warm, John personally ran to get Philip a cold beer from the fridge, sticking to Philip who was funnier and had fewer people around him than the Queen, who was constantly surrounded by a huge crowd, John recalls.


Photos above: Queen Elizabeth II dances with the first Ghanaian President, Kwame Nkrumah, in Accra, Ghana, in 1961.  John Bryan Cook was invited, being Accountant for Travel Services Limited in Accra, Ghana, and stuck to the late Prince Philip rather than the poor crowded in Queen Elizabeth II, running to get him a cold beer when he was thirsty, he recalls.

Photo above: John Bryan Cook on left in 1961 in the Ghanaian jungle at the traditional tribal village wedding ceremony of his colleague outdoors where he caught malaria from mosquitoes and was seriously ill with hot-cold fever and then malarial relapse jaundice and anaemia.  He had only accepted this commission to go to Accra, Ghana in 1957 in the first place (Travel Services Limited, Ghana, was the company privately owned "for fun" by the partners of London accountancy firm Midgeley Snelling and Co) because he had poor lung health, having caught TB in 1945 like George Orwell, and barely survived as a living skeleton with damaged lungs, requiring constant warmth to avoid pneumonia (easier in Ghana than in cold London winters).


Photo above: John's 1960-61 Ghanaian (Accra) driving licence photo (the name written in jumbled form as "Bryan John Cook" is an error by the Ghanaian authorities!).  The next page after this shows it was renewed also from 23 August 1961 to 22 August 1962.  After 1962, John moved from Accra, Ghana, to Lagos, Nigeria, taking up the position of accountant for the old Cornish mining equipment firm, Holman Brothers Ltd, who were supplying road building equipment to the newly independent country of Nigeria, which became independent of the horrid British colony slave trading empire on the glorious day of 1 October 1960.  John worked for that firm in Lagos until his third and worst bout of malaria in 1969, during the inter-tribal Nigerian-Biafra Civil War.  When on his travels in the country to distant company branch offices, during this Biafran War, John chanced to encounter a writer, Frederick Forsyth, BBC/Reuters correspondent (later fired from the BBC, now an author) at a hotel bar, sympathising with him on Harold Wilson's terribly murderous hypocritical decision to sell arms to Federal Nigeria to fuel genocide of the poor Biafrans, who only asked for a fair share of the Niger Delta oil profits which Federal Nigeria was sucking out of the local Biafran's lands around the oil fields (the Federal Government was then based in Lagos, before Abuja became the capital in 1991).  This encounter, together with John's startling 1950s nuclear weapons secrets training experiences as a UK Civil Defence Corps Intelligence Section Advanced (red-badge) Instructor (which he did in lieu of National Service, having been rejected due to his tuberculosis (TB) ill health) trained at the Easingwold Civil Defence Staff College in Yorkshire (where he met Britain's leading Home Office Scientific Advisory Branch nuclear weapons testing effects experts), led to this blog as explained on the previous post where John pointed out that the 55,000,000 British C7 gas/biological virus general purpose civil defence masks stockpiled until 1968 would prevent the pandemic if worn where covid transmission was possible for two weeks, since the virus as a surface contaminant only survives a few days!

Photo above: John Bryan Cook proudly wearing a UK Civil Defence Corps Instructor's Enamel Lapel Badge on his jacket in his 1962 Nigerian driving licence photo (you can even see from the driving licence that he was then living at 14 Marine Road, Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria), and his less fancy 1951 UK driving licence showing the extra driving test he needed for special Civil Defence Corps vehicles!  The Instructor badges came in two colours, basic (blue, from the local instructor course) and advanced (red, from the Easingwold Staff College graduation in Yorkshire). See photos of badges below (also his father Harold Cook's silver medal from his finals in the 1931 Certified Accountants exams, which he was proud of, having been raised by a poor bricklayer and studied while working as a clerk; note Harold had heart failure and died aged 48 in 1954, a condition diagnosed during his 1939 RAF medical examination; in WWII he worked in the Essex Police War Reserve in Colchester as a Special Constable during the heavy air raids in Paxman's engine factories and military clothing factories in heavily-defended Colchester as German bombers dumped bombs enroute to London when missions were aborted, damaging 275 houses north of Colchester’s Army Garrison in October 1942 and demolishing a hospital at Severalls, Colchester in August 1942 causing 63 casualties, and many other raids which have yet to be compiled from diaries and newspaper clippings for the shamefully disregarded war history of the town: "In no particular order, bombs hit the areas of Chapel Street, South Street, St Botolph’s Corner, Scarletts Road, Old Heath Laundry, the Sewage Works, Ipswich Road, Vint Crescent, the Wash House of the Maternity Hospital, Park Road etc. There were many fatalities ... my great aunt and her daughter survived, luckily, by sheltering under their kitchen table." - Heather Johnson, Capel Road, Colchester; "On 26 August [1940] Eric Rudsdale saw a large-scale dogfight above Colchester ... On 24 August 1940 German bombers dropped several bombs on London and Churchill ordered retaliatory attacks on Berlin. Hitler was enraged and authorised a massive bombing campaign against London, promising to raze it to the ground." - Paul Rusiecki, Under Fire: Essex and the Second World War, pp. 38-40; there were also deliberate air raids on Colchester on 28 and 30 September 1942, by German bombers, as listed in the WWII database). John was also a member of the Handlebar Club for his moustache, which Ann forced him to shave off as a condition to marriage! (See handlebar cuff links!). Also Holman Brothers lapel badge from his firm in Nigeria. Below the Civil Defence badges is a typical Picture Post 18 February 1950 anti-nuclear H-bomb media scare story - completely wrong in every detail (claiming that Szilard's gigaton bomb, which is mythology, would blow up Australia!), showing the kind of propaganda John Cook had to debunk to new recruits to the Civil Defence Corps (see also posts here, here, here, here, here, here and here, plus the PDF linked here): -


Photo above: John helped with radio communications for the Kingston-upon-Thames branch of the St Johns Ambulance Association and is a Serving Brother of the Order of St John in consequence. This was because, as well as sending weapons to Lagos in the Nigerian civil war to enable the government to butcher the poor Biafran rebels who wanted their share of the profits from the oil being pumped out of their local Niger river Delta, hard left wing Harold Wilson had also listened to lying propaganda from CND about civil defence and so closed the UK Civil Defence Corps in March 1968.  So instead of re-joining that on returning to the UK in July 1969, John helped the St Johns Ambulance Brigade, having already done advanced first aid and advanced driving in the UK Civil Defence Corps.  He had also a passion for electronics since a boy, when he had built his own radio and TV set from scratch, so he was able to repair and recycle broken two-way radios for the St John Ambulance Brigade, saving money.






Photos above: why John was fit enough to lead an active life despite having his lungs and body ravaged by TB at the age of twelve in England, namely his seven years of regular, healthy sea sailing as founder member number 61 of the Apapa Boat Club, Creek Road, Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria (he lived a short distance away at 14 Marine Road, Apapa, for the years 1962-9).  He kept the plastic member's pass (in photos above), which looks as new and modern as if it had been made yesterday!  Their logo is still a mermaid, over fifty years after he left in June 1969, to get married in England the next month.



Photos above: the girl who stole John's heart, Annie Cook (who prefers the shorter word "Ann") nee Shanley with her best friend Kitty, both RGNs (State Registered Nurses, then called SRNs, but now called RGNs, Registered General Nurses), at the London Clinic in 1966.  Ann, now 88, one of ten kids in the farming Shanley family, arrived in London in September 1951, having applied successfully by letter from her home town Roosky, County Leitrim, Republic of Ireland, to train for the newly created NHS at St Anthony's Hospital, Cheam, Surrey, to become a State Registered Nurse.  Cheam is a small place beside the large town of Kingston-upon-Thames, which she loved.  St Anthony's Hospital is affiliated with St Michael's Hospital, Hayle, Cornwall.  Ann spent her first year training at St Michael's in Cornwall, which she loved, then three years at St Anthony's, Cheam. She then did a year long course in general hospital ward nursing at the Holy Cross Hospital, Haslemere, Surrey.  Finally, she went to the Hammersmith Hospital, Ducane Road, London for a long experience-led course in intensive care, used then mostly for heart operation patients and others having major surgery.  But how did they meet? Dad had a malaria relapse on leave in England in 1968, and says Ann was his malaria nurse at the London Clinic!  (So even illness may have a small silver lining, somewhere, if you are lucky enough.)  Kitty and Ann, both pictured above, lived in London Clinic nurses quarters at 5 St Marks Square, Regents Park, London, NW1.  They would walk across Regents Park to the London Clinic in Devonshire Place.  Ann spent three years, 1966-9, working at the private London Clinic for cases such as malaria and also celebrity facelifts such as that for Wallis Simpson, wife of the former King Edward VIII.  (Edward, a frail elderly gentleman, popped in with a nightdress in Marks and Spencer's bag for Wallis, after she had to be returned to surgery for additional stitches, when a wound opened in post-surgical recovery.)  Another celebrity patient she nursed was the last king of Italy, Umberto II, who was exiled to Portugal and his entourage invited her and other nurses back (Ann and another London Clinic nurse, Helen Barry, were invited to visit his exile in Italy by Umberto II's private doctor, who visited Umberto II at the London Clinic; the leggy photo above on the beach was taken during their trip to Umberto II's doctor in Portugal, with Helen cut off the left side of the photo in this enlargement!). After marriage in 1969, Ann moved first to North London, then to Twickenham from 1970-2, and finally to Chertsey, where she worked part-time as ward manager at St Peter's Hospital on geriatric, urology, pediatrics, and others until retirement from the NHS in 1991.  It was a different ward each shift, so she sharpened her memory for names and extended her experience of different areas of specialised nursing.  After retirement from the NHS in 1991, she continued nursing for the agency Inter-County Nursing Services, Burnham, Slough until 1993, and then worked from 1993-1998 for Friends of the Elderly, Victoria, London, providing qualified RGN nursing care in their homes in North West Surrey.  For putting off her retirement, she was on 5 June 1998 awarded extra pension funds by the govermnent's DHSS for putting off her retirement to provide extra help to those in need at a time of overload crisis for the NHS.  She moved with her husband to his home town of Colchester in 1999, after his retirement.  Altogether she has 48 years of hospital ward and geriatrics nursing experience.

Photo above:John Bryan Cook at Colchester Hospital on 5 September 2020, 1724hrs. They refused to give him adequate sodium ot to work out amount needed to avoid hyponatremia, which causes collapse and hospitalisation according to NICE guidelines at 125mEq/L of blood, while the normal is 140+/-5mEq/L units! John was discharged unable to safely climb the stairs at home, with just 127 mEq/L showing on his Discharge Summary from Colchester Hospital, causing collapse and injuries to his wife and son!


Photo above: Ann in April 2021 after major injury to both hips caused directly by Johns illegal discharge unfit from Colchester General Hospital in Turner Road and three subsequent re-collapses due to Dr Suresh and Colchester Hospital's alleged criminal abuse.

We will publish all the evidence on this blog post for the media (permitted under the "Fair Trading" Clauses in the Copyright Acts for investigative journalism, criticism, and objective reporting):

I mis-typed Pippa Mills’ email address, it is actually phillippa.mills@essex.police.uk so will re-send with the correct email address so she can handle this very urgent complaint if Chief BJ is away.  Cheers.

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: nigel cook>
Sent: 18 April 2021 06:58
To: john cook; Jeremy.cook@wanadoo.fr; jill@e-v-a-n-s.net; Joanna.Seraphin@essex.gov.uk>Joanna Seraphin - ASC Social Worker; mailto:nigelcook@quantumfieldtheory.org">Nigel Cook; mailto:Ben-Julian.Harrington@essex.police.uk>Ben-Julian.Harrington@essex.police.uk>; mailto:allport.comms@gmail.com>Richard Allport>
Cc: pippa.mills@essex.police.uk>; Jill Evans>; Jeremy.cook@wanadoo.fr>
Subject: RE: CRIMINAL ATTEMPTS ACT 1981 SECTION 1(1) re JOHN COOK b. 30/06/1933, 42 Pampas Close, Highwoods, Colchester CO49ST

 

ALL - Just a quick update. I have just spent the whole night sorting through approximately 97 voice tape recordings, photos, emails and videos of wilful attempted murder of my father by Colchester Hospital since August 2000, which caused severe injuries to myself and my mother.

 

Action is urgently needed since my mother, dad’s retired Registered General Nurse with 48 years NHS hospital ward experience herself, was injured severely as a result of dad’s illegal discharge home in an unfit state on 10 September 2020 and is due to have hip surgery at 7am 22 April 2021 (this coming Thursday morning) at the same hospital that abused dad.

 

She feels threatened by the abuse.  Dad has just been illegally discharged as a bed blocker using the “palliative discharge mechanism”, only permissible for severe dementia or terminal cancer, whereas dad just has wax blocked ears and anaemia (the anaemia due to Dr Suresh refusing to take him off Apixaban to which he had a strong allergy and which caused anaemia through massive blood loss).  This palliative discharge route is illegal as it bans dad from receiving any life saving treatment, just painkillers. 

 

I will inform all news outlets once I have prepared the evidence for attempted murder under the Criminal Attempts Act 1981 section 1(1) since this so far seems to mum Registered General Nurse (retired) and myself (physicist and technical author for Electronics World magazine and other publications, and for the past year now full time carer for parents, while programming for retired police officer Richard Allport who runs an auction site).

 

I will be informing everybody I can in Essex Police about this outrage as well.  My client Richard Allport, retired police officer, informs me that under fair trading Copyright Act clauses I am able to publish the evidence, and he suggested at 6.30 am this morning (18 April 2021) that I hire a barrister urgently, namely Basil Hillman of the London legal firm Inn on the Greys to prosecute in the event that Essex Police continue to be hoodwinked by lying abusers of dad in the hospital where mum has surgery on Thursday!

 

Essex Police Colchester officer Rub Huddleston has failed to investigate this since it was reported to him last year, allowing Colchester Hospital to continue to abuse patients in its efforts to meet Government targets for discharge and bed blocking elimination “performance”, irrespective of killing patients.  This is a repeat of the Dr Harold Shipman scandal from twenty years ago, where another police force failed to prevent numerous deaths by refusing to investigate evidence of attempted murder.

 

Please help me and my family by reviewing all of the evidence I have collected.  I am prepared to pay personally £10,000 to Essex Police immediately to help finance a major investigation to save lives.

 

Regards,

Nigel Cook

Son of John cook

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: john cook>
Sent: 17 April 2021 11:37
To: Jeremy.cook@wanadoo.fr>; Jill Evans>; Joanna Seraphin - ASC Social Worker>; Nigel Cook>
Subject: Fw: CRIMINAL ATTEMPTS ACT 1981 SECTION 1(1) re JOHN COOK b. 30/06/1933, 42 Pampas Close, Highwoods, Colchester CO49ST

 

 

 

From: john cook <johnbryancook@hotmail.com>
Sent: 17 April 2021 11:37
To: Aaron Pottle <apottle@fjg.co.uk>
Subject: Fw: CRIMINAL ATTEMPTS ACT 1981 SECTION 1(1) re JOHN COOK b. 30/06/1933, 42 Pampas Close, Highwoods, Colchester CO49ST

 

CC. of emails (bwlow) sent to both Essex Police Chief Constable BJ Harrington and Colchester's pen pushing bureaucrat Chief Inspector Rub Huddleston. We do need a barrister in criminal law very urgently for public relations (press and TV releases) then High Court action. May need a very rare (costly) private Criminal Prosecution if police are time-wasters.

 

I can help a little with evidence transcription/proof-reading etc after Thursday morning, when both parents will be in care.

 

Fortunately mum is going to a ward, Great Tey, the other end of the hospital to D'Arcy so hopefully won't be interferred with by culprits, but I'd prefer them suspended/banned from the hospital PRIOR to mum being admitted to Colchester Hospital 7am 22 April.

 

 

From: john cook <johnbryancook@hotmail.com>
Sent: 17 April 2021 10:32
To: Ben-Julian.Harrington@essex.police.uk <Ben-Julian.Harrington@essex.police.uk>
Subject: Fw: CRIMINAL ATTEMPTS ACT 1981 SECTION 1(1) re JOHN COOK b. 30/06/1933, 42 Pampas Close, Highwoods, Colchester CO49ST

 

 

 

Just keeping you informed subsequent to my letter to the Chief Constable of Essex Police which went unanswered last year concerning attempted murder:

 

From: john cook <johnbryancook@hotmail.com>
Sent: 17 April 2021 10:26
To: rob.huddleston@essex.police.uk <rob.huddleston@essex.police.uk>
Subject: CRIMINAL ATTEMPTS ACT 1981 SECTION 1(1) re JOHN COOK b. 30/06/1933, 42 Pampas Close, Highwoods, Colchester CO49ST

 

Dear Chief Rob Huddleston,

 

Just keeping you informed that we have no reply regarding attempted murder under the Criminal Attempts Act 1981 section 1(1) so will be writing with full video and audio taped evidence.

 

Kind regards

 

 

 

From: john cook <johnbryancook@hotmail.com>
Sent: 13 April 2021 15:48
To: 73469@essex.police.uk <73469@essex.police.uk>
Subject: Fw: FORCED TRANSFER OF JOHN COOK b. 30/06/1933, NHS No. 4129440845 FROM D'ARCY WARD, GAINSBOROUGH WING, COLCHESTER HOSPITAL, TURNER ROAD, CO4 5JL TOMORROW

 

 

Recordings 34 attached is where dad and myself are abused by Mark Smith and later Dr Rasool standing blocking my way again, spoiling my booked visit to my dad just as Mark Smith did on Easter Sunday, just for calling Joanna's voicemail as she requested (near end of recording 32, also attached) to get dad to prove that dad could make a decision to live or die.  This was stressful enough without the abuse of Mark Smith shouting at me that he doesn't want his voice to be recorded on Joanna's Essex council social services voicemail, when he had no need to enter room during my visit to start objecting.  If this isn't a public order offence, please let me know.

 

Please also let me know what actions if any have been done against ECL regarding dad's complaint about their coercion of me into bringing a bed downstairs by myself for dad to sleep in (as proved even in the ECL log book by the person responsible for this abuse of me), on 10 September 2020 when dad was discharged before a stairlift could be installed and when his blood sodium was at the NICE threshold for collapse and without enough physiotherapy to climb the stairs.  I had curvature of the spine in a 2008 x-ray and my back still hurts badly, the GP won't do anything.  This kind of coercive blackmail of me by ECL, which when I complained led to lies about me installing dangerous bathlifts and stairlifts when they were installed by reputable companies not me, is surely also a police matter?

 

Thank you for your help.  I know you have lots to do.

 

Kind regards,

nigel cook on  on behalf of dad, John Cook

From: john cook <johnbryancook@hotmail.com>
Sent: 09 April 2021 05:32
To: England, Alyce <Alyce.England@esneft.nhs.uk>; Rasool, Iftikhar <IIftikhar.Rasool@esneft.nhs.uk>; PALS <PALS@esneft.nhs.uk>; nigelcook@quantumfieldtheory.org <nigelcook@quantumfieldtheory.org>; express.expressletters@reachplc.com <express.expressletters@reachplc.com>; Joanna Seraphin - ASC Social Worker <Joanna.Seraphin@essex.gov.uk>; SURGERY, Highwoods (HIGHWOODS SURGERY) <highwoodssurgery@nhs.net>
Subject: Re: FORCED TRANSFER OF JOHN COOK b. 30/06/1933, NHS No. 4129440845 FROM D'ARCY WARD, GAINSBOROUGH WING, COLCHESTER HOSPITAL, TURNER ROAD, CO4 5JL TOMORROW

 

 

 

From: john cook <johnbryancook@hotmail.com>
Sent: 09 April 2021 05:17
To: Maheshwar, Arcot <Arcot.Maheshwar@esneft.nhs.uk>; England, Alyce <Alyce.England@esneft.nhs.uk>; Rasool, Iftikhar <IIftikhar.Rasool@esneft.nhs.uk>; PALS <PALS@esneft.nhs.uk>; nigelcook@quantumfieldtheory.org <nigelcook@quantumfieldtheory.org>; express.expressletters@reachplc.com <express.expressletters@reachplc.com>; Joanna Seraphin - ASC Social Worker <Joanna.Seraphin@essex.gov.uk>
Subject: Re: FORCED TRANSFER OF JOHN COOK b. 30/06/1933, NHS No. 4129440845 FROM D'ARCY WARD, GAINSBOROUGH WING, COLCHESTER HOSPITAL, TURNER ROAD, CO4 5JL TOMORROW

 

Dear Everybody in Field Boxes Above,

 

We have received no answers to any of my specific information requesting emails whatsoever for over a week (the last email reply we received was on Thursday of last week, from Dr Rasool and Sister Alyce England).

 

John Cook had childhood TB (tuberculosis) in 1945 which affected his lungs and makes him vulnerable to severe flu requiring amoxicillin or other treatment if the inhaled air temperature (regardless of blankets over him) is below 23C.  His hands become cold as a first symptom.  I had to place my own woolen hat and coat over him when he had a relapse on Easter Saturday, requiring oxygen, this can be followed by malarial relapse of serious flu (at home he always has the house at 25C, wears a jumper, bodywarmer, and a woollen hat - only removing the woolen hat if he starts sweating).  He is not "frail" in the old-age sense of likely to imminently die in Dr Rasool's sense, if well loved and cared for, for HE HAS HAD THIS PROBLEM SINCE AGED 12, due to lung damage then by TB infection.  After the pneumonia and sepsis of three weeks ago, we feel that any deviation from this is a deliberate act of harm against John, since it threatens his life.

 

In Woodlands View nursing home, Turner Road, Colchester, this is easily arranged, as it was successfully when he stayed there for a week in March 2020 (a year ago).  He feels safer there also because his family can visit him as it is right beside his home, under 1 mile away (walking through Highwoods Country Park from his home, 42 Pampas Close, Highwoods, Colchester, CO4 9ST).

 

He is now being forceably, against his fully-informed choice of expressed wishes, which we have recorded. After being given full information on how the family have underwritten the costs (£55,000) for him to stay in Woodlands View Nursing Home, Turner Road, Colchester, for one year's recover, and after being fully informed by being read all Google views of both Oaks Care Home and Woodlands View, when freely asked where he would prefer to go, he replied decisively "Woodlands View".

 

I was pressurised and coerced myself (taping the conversation) by the Director of Nursing and Sister Alyce England (two people against one) in the waiting room into accepting their poor decision to go to Oaks Nursing Home instead.  I feel personally, as does John Cook and my mother, retired qualified nurse (RGN with postgraduate qualifications), and particularly with a lifetime of experience in coping with John Cook's medical problems, that the conversation was unsatisfactory and that we needed yet again to contact the police.  They kindly listened to the tape recording of John Cook stating he, after being fully informed by myself of all the vital information, prefers to go to Woodlands View to survive and prosper, where he can better control his room temperature to avoid early death from a respiratory infection or other illness.  

 

The police accepted the voice recording of John Cook expressing his informed wish to go to Woodlands View nursing home, not the Oaks Care Home.  They instructed me to take John Cook's complains to the Quality and Care Commission immediately.

 

I have also this evening phoned Joanna Seraphin, whom I personally trust, and who helped us last year when we had issues over getting reliable physiotherapy for John Cook (it was a very similar situation to this one) for her opinion of the Oaks Care Home in Lexden (which is currently not accepting any visits whatsoever, according to its website) and she points out that it is approved by Essex Council and that she has visited it and personally feels it may be OK for John.  However, John himself, now fully informed with the information required to make an informed decision, has chosen Woodlands View. I agree with John.

 

Kind regards,

Ann Cook RGN (retired), wife and next of kin of John Cook, Serving Brother of the Order of St John (St John's Ambulance Association)

and Nigel Cook (son)

 

From: john cook <johnbryancook@hotmail.com>
Sent: 07 April 2021 03:43
To: Maheshwar, Arcot <Arcot.Maheshwar@esneft.nhs.uk>; England, Alyce <Alyce.England@esneft.nhs.uk>; Rasool, Iftikhar <IIftikhar.Rasool@esneft.nhs.uk>; PALS <PALS@esneft.nhs.uk>; nigelcook@quantumfieldtheory.org <nigelcook@quantumfieldtheory.org>; express.expressletters@reachplc.com <express.expressletters@reachplc.com>
Subject: Re: TRANSFER OF JOHN COOK b. 30/06/1933, NHS No. 4129440845 FROM D'ARCY WARD, GAINSBOROUGH WING, COLCHESTER HOSPITAL, TURNER ROAD, CO4 5JL, TO THE LONDON CLINIC

 

Here is the first report my son wrote for me (I can't walk, have two replacement hips that are dislocated).  This is detailing abuse on D'Arcy Ward by Sister England and I copy and paste from Microsoft Word:

 

1.30-2.30pm Friday 26 March 2021 visit to John Cook, D’Arcy Ward, Colchester Hospital

 

1.

 

When I arrived, a nurse took me aside and abusively started to tell me John Cook needs to go to a hospice because he is not eating or drinking and has in declining health this way for a long time.  She eventually said that I was welcome to try to get him to eat and drink. She declined to state whether he has had iron injections for low haemoglobin, and she declined to say whether he was still on antibiotics or not.  No useful information, she treated me like an idiot which is in my opinion abusive behaviour, seeing the condition of dad.  But I politely thanked her to avoid problems.

 

2.

 

I changed his over-ear hearing aid batteries (his right ear one was finished) and explained to him that the doctor called this morning and spoke to mum about his refusal to eat and drink.  I asked him to try to drink and he took a sip and then had a coughing fit as the water hit the dry epiglottis at the back of his mouth and moisturised it.  After a relatively long delay of about 20 seconds (no sooner!) later he was able to finish the plastic child’s cup of water in sips, being reminded constantly by me (speaking near his ear so he could actually hear me – which is impossible w2ithout shouting even 1 foot away due to hardened wax in ears which Dr Mashewar has not microsuctioned since July 2020!).  He then had a 200ml strawberry protein/energy milkshake in the same way, but drinking in small sips from the bottle.  Finally, I refilled the water cup and he drank that as well.  Total fluid intake approx .5 litre.  Conclusion: dad’s “difficulty swallowing” is ONLY FOR THE FIRST SIP, and if you have the time to persevere you can get him to drink plenty of water and nutrition!

 

3.

 

A nurse came to take dad’s blood pressure and pulse during the visit: 129/70 pressure (fine for him) but high pulse of 89.  I politely asked whether he was on digoxin to slow his high pulse, but the nurse declined to give any answer.

 

 

We need to competently get basic questions clearly answered in “yes” or “no” way, but vague patronising incompetence

 

From: Maheshwar, Arcot <Arcot.Maheshwar@esneft.nhs.uk>
Sent: 06 April 2021 21:03
To: johnbryancook@hotmail.com <johnbryancook@hotmail.com>; England, Alyce <Alyce.England@esneft.nhs.uk>; Rasool, Iftikhar <IIftikhar.Rasool@esneft.nhs.uk>; PALS <PALS@esneft.nhs.uk>; nigelcook@quantumfieldtheory.org <nigelcook@quantumfieldtheory.org>
Subject: FW: TRANSFER OF JOHN COOK b. 30/06/1933, NHS No. 4129440845 FROM D'ARCY WARD, GAINSBOROUGH WING, COLCHESTER HOSPITAL, TURNER ROAD, CO4 5JL, TO THE LONDON CLINIC

 

 

Dear Mr Cook

 

As we discussed over the phone this evening, Mr John Cook has been my NHS “choose and Book” patient at Oaks hospital  since October 2017 for microsuction of wax in his ears

 

As he is currently admitted at Colchester General Hospital, he was unable to come to my clinic last week at Oaks hospital for his regular microsuction

 

My registrar, Ms Munira Ally, visited Mr Cook at Darcy ward yesterday (Bank holiday Monday) with a view to perform microsuction.

 

As our microsuction equipment is on Mersea ward,  Mr Cook would have needed to be transported from Darcy ward  to Mersea ward.

 

I believe Ms Ally was informed that Mr Cook was too unwell for this and hence she couldn’t perform microsuction


As I also mentioned, Mr Cook’s treatment will be under the present team of specialists.

 

The ENT team will perform microsuction when it is feasible to do so.

 

Kind regards,

Mahesh

Mr A Maheshwar

Consultant ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon

Sec: 01206 487126

 

 

From: john cook <johnbryancook@hotmail.com>
Sent: 06 April 2021 16:03
To: Rasool, Iftikhar <IIftikhar.Rasool@esneft.nhs.uk>; England, Alyce <Alyce.England@esneft.nhs.uk>; maheshwar_arcot@hotmail.com <maheshwar_arcot@hotmail.com>; Nigel Cook <nigelcook@quantumfieldtheory.org>; PALS <PALS@esneft.nhs.uk>
Subject: Re: TRANSFER OF JOHN COOK b. 30/06/1933, NHS No. 4129440845 FROM D'ARCY WARD, GAINSBOROUGH WING, COLCHESTER HOSPITAL, TURNER ROAD, CO4 5JL, TO THE LONDON CLINIC

 

 

 

From: john cook <johnbryancook@hotmail.com>
Sent: 06 April 2021 16:02
To: Rasool, Iftikhar <IIftikhar.Rasool@esneft.nhs.uk>; England, Alyce <Alyce.England@esneft.nhs.uk>
Subject: Re: TRANSFER OF JOHN COOK b. 30/06/1933, NHS No. 4129440845 FROM D'ARCY WARD, GAINSBOROUGH WING, COLCHESTER HOSPITAL, TURNER ROAD, CO4 5JL, TO THE LONDON CLINIC

 

 

Because the malarial relapse parasites P. ovale can reside in the liver and cause serious disease in low blood concentrations, it is not always easy to detect them, which is why myself as well as John Cook himself and John Cook’s Highwoods Surgery GP Dr Ashok Kumar (who has experience first hand from his regular work in India, where I believe he is today) have never managed to detect recurrent malaria in a blood test on John, although Dr Kumar’s prescription anti-malarial proved effective.  See some of the problems here:

 

“The challenge of diagnosing Plasmodium ovale malaria in travellers: report of six clustered cases in french soldiers returning from West Africa”

 

by

 

Franck de Laval, Manuela Oliver, Christophe Rapp, Vincent Pommier de Santi, Alexandre Mendibil, Xavier Deparis & Fabrice Simon

Malaria Journal volume 9, Article number: 358 (2010)

 

- https://malariajournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1475-2875-9-358

states:

 

 

“… Unfortunately, all available rapid antigenic tests currently lack sensitivity to P. ovale…

 

“…When the diagnosis of imported P. ovale malaria is suspected, routine microscopic searches with thick and thin blood smears should be repeated, up to three times and in an expert laboratory, if possible [9]. Considering the high sensitivity and specificity of molecular detection of P. ovale using PCR [Polymerase Chain Reaction to multiply small samples of Malarial parasite DNA, invented by Kary Mullis in the 80s and used  for the most reliable covid tests], this tool marks real progress in confirming the diagnosis, although it is still not routinely available [5, 7, 16]. It can be used as a second-line diagnosis tool to identify infra-microscopic parasitaemia, especially for unexplained relapsing fever in travellers.

 

“The treatment for proven attacks is based on chloroquine (25 mg/kg for three days). The treatment against dormant stages in the liver consists of a radical cure with primaquine (0.5 mg/kg/d for 14 days) in patients without G6PD deficiency [17, 18]. Failures of primaquine are unusual, mostly due to poor observance or inadequate dosage [19].

 

To date, diagnosing P. ovale infection in travellers returning from endemic areas is still a challenge for physicians and requires repeat microscopic searches to detect low parasitaemia. As PCR is not a routine tool, there is a real need to improve the sensitivity of rapid diagnostic tests for this plasmodial species.

 

 

ALSO:

 

PLEASE note that even PCR tests can be fooled!  See for example:

 

"Molecular tests (tests that look for DNA material from P. ovale in blood) must take into account the fact that there are two subspecies of ovale and tests designed for one subspecies may not necessarily detect the other.[13]"

 

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasmodium_ovale

 

 

"Relapse occurs in P. vivax and P. ovale infections through the activation of hypnozoites in the human liver." – Manas Kotepui, "Prevalence of malarial recurrence and hematological alteration following the initial drug regimen: a retrospective study in Western Thailand", BMC Public Health volume 19, Article number: 1294 (2019),

 

https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-019-7624-1#:~:text=The%20recurrence%20in%20patients%20with,hypnozoites%20in%20the%20human%20liver.

 

Relapse malaria is not so easy to detect as 1st exposure malaria.

 

Please note this: neither nigel, not Dr Kumar, not myself have EVER ASKED FOR A BLOOD TEST FOR MALARIA.  Instead, please just save us all a headache, look up "malaria" in John's GP notes by Dr Kumar, and try what he tried (which worked last time)?  No?

 

Ann, RGN, malaria expert.

 

 

From: john cook <johnbryancook@hotmail.com>
Sent: 05 April 2021 06:05
To: Rasool, Iftikhar <IIftikhar.Rasool@esneft.nhs.uk>
Subject: Fw: TRANSFER OF JOHN COOK b. 30/06/1933, NHS No. 4129440845 FROM D'ARCY WARD, GAINSBOROUGH WING, COLCHESTER HOSPITAL, TURNER ROAD, CO4 5JL, TO THE LONDON CLINIC

 

 

 

From: john cook <johnbryancook@hotmail.com>
Sent: 04 April 2021 21:04
To: M.Office@thelondonclinic.co.uk <M.Office@thelondonclinic.co.uk>
Subject: Re: TRANSFER OF JOHN COOK b. 30/06/1933, NHS No. 4129440845 FROM D'ARCY WARD, GAINSBOROUGH WING, COLCHESTER HOSPITAL, TURNER ROAD, CO4 5JL, TO THE LONDON CLINIC

 

Dear Emma,

 

Many thanks. John's private consultant Mr Maheshwar FRCS will hopefully do this Tuesday he has already given John a message to "Hang on in there".  Really all we are asking is a prescription for immediately starting on a good general anti-malarial eg Mefloquine (Lariam).  Blood tests and fine-tuning by switching anti-malaria can be done if the response is unfavourable within 48 hours.  John apart from that just needs good, intense general nursing for a fever.

 

Cheers,

Ann

 

From: E.Mitchell@thelondonclinic.co.uk <E.Mitchell@thelondonclinic.co.uk> on behalf of M.Office@thelondonclinic.co.uk <M.Office@thelondonclinic.co.uk>
Sent: 04 April 2021 17:38
To: johnbryancook@hotmail.com <johnbryancook@hotmail.com>; M.Office@thelondonclinic.co.uk <M.Office@thelondonclinic.co.uk>
Subject: RE: TRANSFER OF JOHN COOK b. 30/06/1933, NHS No. 4129440845 FROM D'ARCY WARD, GAINSBOROUGH WING, COLCHESTER HOSPITAL, TURNER ROAD, CO4 5JL, TO THE LONDON CLINIC

 

Dear Mrs Cook,

 

I explained to your son this afternoon that I would need a Medical report + COVID-19 result in last 72hrs from the Consultant caring for him in the NHS. In his absence we would except a report from the Registrar.

Once we have the medical report we would need to review to see if this is a suitable transfer.

I would also need to find an infectious diseases doctor who is willing to except your husband under their care which can be slightly challenging at this time.

If excepted we will then need to talk to the self-pay team to assess what deposit would need to be made.

 

Regards

 

Emma Mitchell

 

Senior Nurse

 

Matron's Office

 

T: 020 7616 7732 | x3628

 

The London Clinic

TRUSTEES OF THE LONDON CLINIC LIMITED

Registered company number 307579. Registered charity number: 211136.

Registered address: 20 Devonshire Place, London, W1G 6BW

 

From: john cook [mailto:johnbryancook@hotmail.com]
Sent: 04 April 2021 16:47
To: Matron's Office <M.Office@thelondonclinic.co.uk>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: TRANSFER OF JOHN COOK b. 30/06/1933, NHS No. 4129440845 FROM D'ARCY WARD, GAINSBOROUGH WING, COLCHESTER HOSPITAL, TURNER ROAD, CO4 5JL, TO THE LONDON CLINIC

 

This is an EXTERNAL email, please exercise caution.

 

I wish to stress also that Nigel had a tape recorded discussion with John in hospital yesterday in which John was compo mentos (sound mind) and stated he would like to return to the London Clinic for better treatment.  We have recorded the fact that John was unable to reach glasses of water left at his right side (his right shoulder is dislocated) due to the position of his bed which has the left side (with his good arm) beside the only sink and the only bin in the filled 6-bed room D of D'Arcy Ward, Colchester Hospital, Turner Road.  John is appalled by the treatment and wishes transfer to the London Clinic immediately please.  He was suffering malarial chills yesterday yet had only one think blanket on his bed, and he felt freezing.  The ward manager at 4pm today refused even a blood test for malaria.  The email from the ward sister shows they won't even x-ray him.  They have thus forfeitted their legal rights of care to claim he would be better there than in The London Clinic.  A police complaint will be made if transfer is refused by Colchester Hospital in these circumstances.

 

Ann

 

From: john cook <johnbryancook@hotmail.com>
Sent: 04 April 2021 16:04
To: M.office@thelondonclinic.co.uk <M.office@thelondonclinic.co.uk>
Subject: Re: TRANSFER OF JOHN COOK b. 30/06/1933, NHS No. 4129440845 FROM D'ARCY WARD, GAINSBOROUGH WING, COLCHESTER HOSPITAL, TURNER ROAD, CO4 5JL, TO THE LONDON CLINIC

 

Emma Mitchell: John's recent heart condition report is by:

 

Mr Zafar Maan FRCS,

Consultant Urological Surgeon,

Department of Urology

Colchester General Hospital,

 c/o Joanne.povoas@colchesterhospital.nhs.uk

 

Maan’s letter dated 27/03/2019:

 

“I had a chat with Dr Harkness, your (JOHN COOK'S) Cardiologist today. … Speaking to your Cardiologist we looked at your overall fitness.  We think you may be suitable for percutaneous treatment and very likely would be fit enough for a general anaesthetic. … when you … use stairs you are able to get to the top without huge shortage of breath.  Your ejection faction is greater than 50%, you have cardiac stent and are on Apixaban but the Apixaban could be stopped given that your stent were placed a long time ago [only one bare metal stent was inserted, 2006 by Dr Tang] You are not suffering with angina…This does open up the treatment options for you”…

 

Thank you.

From: john cook <johnbryancook@hotmail.com>
Sent: 04 April 2021 16:00
To: M.office@thelondonclinic.co.uk <M.office@thelondonclinic.co.uk>
Subject: RE: TRANSFER OF JOHN COOK b. 30/06/1933, NHS No. 4129440845 FROM D'ARCY WARD, GAINSBOROUGH WING, COLCHESTER HOSPITAL, TURNER ROAD, CO4 5JL, TO THE LONDON CLINIC

 

 

Ann Cook, RGN (retired),       

42 Pampas Close,

                                                                                    Highwoods,

                                                                                    Colchester,

                                                                                    Essex,

                                                                                    CO4 9ST Tel 01206 842435

Emma Mitchell,

The London Clinic,

m.office@thelondonclinic.co.uk

London Clinic's phone is 0203-6133-885.

 

RE: TRANSFER OF JOHN COOK b. 30/06/1933, NHS No. 4129440845 FROM D'ARCY WARD, GAINSBOROUGH WING, COLCHESTER HOSPITAL, TURNER ROAD, CO4 5JL, TO THE LONDON CLINIC

 

Thanks for your help to our son on the phone at this difficult time.  I attach (Below) the latest report on my husband John Cook's medical condition. You can email the people on that ward or call that extension for the senior nurse (in their confidential email appended below) for more details.  

 

Briefly, I was an SRN (RGN) Staff Nurse working at The London Clinic when I first met this patient, John Cook, who I married a year later.  He was suffering from malaria then as now, which is a recurrent malarial anaemia that escapes from liver to blood stream when his immune system is weak following a serious infection.  He was admitted with pneumonia and sepsis (from the infection leaking into the blood from lungs) but responded to IV antibiotics and was recovering (see below) until yesterday morning when his oxygen saturation fell from 98% to 70% without oxygen, but it has now been restored with 6 litres/minute oxygen mask.  This is the action of malarial anaemia, with the red cells being attacked by malaria.  Previously in 2004 this occurred after flu (malaria) and was treated by an anti-malarial.  Colchester Hospital D'Arcy Ward manager Mark Smith has today stated that they will not administer an anti-malarial like Larmine / Mefloquine because he is "frail" so I request private admission to The London Clinic.  We have substantial savings (£20,000 available as immediate deposit).  His usual private hospital, The Oaks, Colchester (Consultant Mr Maheshwar, FRCS) is not accepting emergency admissions during the covid pandemic.  John has Pfizer vaccume (1st dose) in January and is covid free.  We stress the urgent nature and wish for admission today please because he needs proper treatment immediately.

 

His heart condition is 

 

Yours sincerely,

Ann Cook (wife and next of kin)

Nigel Cook (son)

 

 

 

 

From: England, Alyce <Alyce.England@esneft.nhs.uk>
Sent: 01 April 2021 17:16
To: 'johnbryancook@hotmail.com' <johnbryancook@hotmail.com>
Cc: PALS <PALS@esneft.nhs.uk>; Rasool, Iftikhar <IIftikhar.Rasool@esneft.nhs.uk>
Subject: RE: D'ARCY WARD, COLCHESTER HOSPITAL, DISCHARGE OF JOHN COOK b. 30/06/1933, NHS No. 4129440845

 

Dear Ann

 

Thank you for your enquiry we hope this email response finds you well. I have liaised with Dr Rasool (John’s consultant) and we have discussed the responses to your questions detailed in your email.

 

1). John has had a chest examination today consisting of chest auscultation, there was no wheezing, no signs of fluid overload, reasonable air entry and saturations where 98% on room air and respiratory rate is 20 breaths per minute. Dr Rasool doesn’t feel a repeat chest x-ray is indicated at this time based on clinical parameters. Repeat Chest X-Rays would be carried out if there were signs of clinical deterioration in breathing function despite treatment.

 

2). As discussed on the telephone we are unable to facilitate for ear suction as an Inpatient during an acute hospital stay, however if you are able to arrange for someone to be willing to carry this procedure out we are happy to accommodate for this to take place whilst John is on the ward.

 

3). After our discussion regarding the catheter I was advised that Johns catheter had come out (the balloon had deflated and fallen out). We have monitored Johns urinary passing and he is passing urine freely with no retention therefore a catheter has not been reinserted at this time.

 

4). Unfortunately whilst patients are in hospital it is not accessible for patients to receive a COVID vaccine as patients are required to be well physically and functionally, however Johns second COVID vaccine can be facilitated in the community by either district nurses who will visit patient homes if they are housebound or staff within the nursing home should this be his discharge destination.

 

We would also like to advise that John has been assessed by the physiotherapy team today and was able to sit on the edge of the bed well with assistance of one person and was able to stand on two occasions using a rotunda and assistance of 2 for around 3 seconds each time. They have recommended that we continue to support John to sit out in the chair as tolerated using the rotunda to transfer him from bed to chair. If he is unable to tolerate this we can consider the use of a full body hoist if he is not too fatigued to do so safely.

 

John has also been reviewed by the palliative consultant today who has also advised that John does appear to be very frail and may not improve following this admission as discussed yesterday with you, John will continue to be reviewed by the palliative team as required for symptom control if these arise.

 

I hope this email has answered your enquiries and offers some reassurance with regards to Johns on-going care whilst he is on Darcy ward. Please feel free to contact myself or Dr Rasool should you have any further enquiries or questions you would like answering.

 

Kind Regards & thanks

 

 

Alyce England

Ward Sister

Darcy Ward

Ext 5389

 

 

 

From: john cook <johnbryancook@hotmail.com>
Sent: 01 April 2021 07:15
To: Communications <Communications@esneft.nhs.uk>
Subject: D'ARCY WARD, COLCHESTER HOSPITAL, DISCHARGE OF JOHN COOK b. 30/06/1933, NHS No. 4129440845

 

      

Ann Cook, RGN (retired),     

42 Pampas Close,

                                                                                    Highwoods,

                                                                                    Colchester,

                                                                                    Essex,

                                                                                    CO4 9ST

Sister Elise and Dr Ahamed,

D’Arcy Ward,

Gainsborough Wing,

Colchester Hospital,

Turner Road,

CO4 5JL, email communications@esneft.nhs.uk

                                                                                    Thursday 1 April 2021

Dear Sister Elise and Dr Ahamed,

 

RE: DISCHARGE OF JOHN COOK b. 30/06/1933, NHS No. 4129440845 

 

Thanks for the call yesterday afternoon. To speed my decision up, please clarify:

 

(1) John is in discomfort and always needs to clear his chest of clear mucus after respiratory infections, before he is able to either eat or stand up because the mucus reduces his air access to lung surface area, which makes his pulse fast and causes him dizziness.  I asked on the phone if John had a chest X-ray to check for residual fluids two weeks after his 18 March pneumonia, which our son has observed being coughed up as a clear mucus discharge in choking on his first sip of water? I asked this of you during the phone call, but I did not receive any answer (I checked the call again).  Please clear John’s lungs, and x-ray them to confirm the fluid has been removed.

 

(2) My son also asked Dr Ahamed yesterday if he will do us the courtesy to speed up John’s discharge from your ward by allowing microsuction of the hardened wax in John’s ears as soon as possible, as was attempted on the NHS when he was admitted to Birch Ward on 8 Dec 2020 – essential to communicate easily with John during any care at home or elsewhere.  The wax in December was hard and couldn’t be removed, so we were told to use olive oil ear spray and sodium bicarbonate ear spray to soften the wax and allow it to be removed by a subsequent NHS ENT microsuction.  Hearing is vital to John, so because microsuction is only done in hospital, we request this be done as soon as possible, to speed up a safe and comfortable discharge, please.  (We have a phone appointment with John’s ENT consultant Mr Maheshwar for 3pm today.) Please facilitate this as soon as possible so John can clearly hear us when we explain the situation and ask him for input into the decision, an important factor.

 

(3) I also asked if John’s bladder cathether could be changed under local anaesthetic prior to discharge, as this was fitted on 5 Nov 2020, and has been overdue for change for three months now (because Colchester Hospital cancelled the appointment in January).  It can’t be done at home. Sister Elise agreed to do it in the call prior to discharge.  Otherwise, it causes unnecessary infections.

 

(4) John is now overdue for his 2nd dose of the Pzifer covid Vaccine which must be given in hospital and cannot be given at home due to low temperature vaccine storage.

 

Kind regards,

Ann Cook, c/o johnbryancook@hotmail.com

 

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Dear Alyce England and Dr Rasool,

 

May I please clarify, particularly with the kind Dr Rasool, John's current medication and current blood sodium and haemoglobin levels, since some of the current prescription has provably (see below) caused all of his hospitalised collapses and dizziness via sodium, potassium and iron issues caused by medications, and we have been into this three times over the past year.  John’s low blood haemoglobin and low blood sodium cause dizziness that is artificial and is mistaken for fraility, which affects physiotherapists ability assess his ability to stand up without dizziness: 

 

 

 

Summary of consultant’s reports on privately diagnosed collapse causes and balance problems based on NHS-provided basic laboratory data for  

 

JOHN COOK b. 30/06/1933, NHS No. 4129440845  

 

Covering: August 2020-April 2021: summary by Ann Cook, retired RGN, 2 April 2021  

  

 

  

John’s most recent emergency admission prior to this one was for similar reasons that John is now lying in a bed and not walking competently, and it was confined to the EAU at Colchester Hospital and lasted just 2 days, 15 Dec – 17 Dec 2020. 

  

The 6-pages long Colchester Hospital EAU Transfer of Care (Discharge Summary) states on page 3 that John’s sodium level was 127 on 15 Dec 2020 at 9pm, very close to the 125 mEq/litre N.I.C.E. criterion for collapse and emergency NHS re-admission.  

  

This is also almost exactly the same as the figure of 128 when he was discharged from Tiptree Ward by Dr Nadeem Aftab (Geriatric medicine) on 10 September 2020 with his Transfer of Care (Discharge Summary) report dated that day stating his sodium on discharge had only been increased from 114 mEq/litre on admission to 128 mEq/litre on discharge, still very close to the 125 mEq/litre N.I.C.E. criterion for collapse and emergency NHS re-admission. 

  

This proves that my calculation (appended in full below) that John personally needs 1 gram of salt per litre of water to stabilise his sodium has worked since 10 September: the sodium level only changed from 128 on 10 September 2020 to 127 on 15 Dec 2020.  However, he needs a slight increase beyond that 1 gram NaCl/litre to bring his sodium up from 127 or 128 to the normal of about 140 where he would be OK.  

  

Page 4 of the Colchester Hospital EAU Transfer of Care (Discharge Summary) states that John’s red cell haemoglobin at 9pm on 15 December 2020 was 94 g/L.  The normal range is 130-180 in males, so John was extremely anaemic in addition to having a 128 sodium level, near the NICE collapse criterion of 125. 

  

Therefore we know for certain that blood loss induced anaemia and hyponatraemia have both caused John oxygen insufficiency faints upon standing in the past, as well as some of other medication that reduces blood pressure by increasing blood potassium levels. Iron infusion or injection or a large vitamin B6 injection to facilitate iron absorption into haemoglobin (likewise vitamin D allows calcium absorption) might be tried?  Last Friday week my son was told by a nurse a doctor has requested a B6 injection for John, but it was cancelled for some reason (maybe slow action?). 

  

The summary of data below includes where stated reports I have privately commissioned from specialists and so it may not be accessible in the NHS medical history database on this patient, because private medical information including blood pressure measurements and privately paid for qualified medical consultant reports by Anne Glynn Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist MCSP HPC Registered PH36382 and consultant Mr Maheshwar FRCS (a large number of documents which can be supplied in full if necessary) are pertinent to all three recent emergency hospitalisation collapses of John Cook within the past year.  All were caused principally by low sodium and low haemoglobin: 

  

  1. JOHN’S FIRST EMERGENCY NHS “COLLAPSE” ADMISSION:  

  

21 August 2020 - John’s first passive “collapse” (not causing injury but requiring hospitalisation for loss of coordination) was less than one year ago.  Hyponatraemia made him completely unable to even stand up for one second since he lost his mental ability to control his limbs including his arms, but had normal blood pressure (120/65) and pulse (76).  He had not had a fall or physical injury.  The day before he had walked up and down the 12 steps of the stairs to bed as usual, without a fall. 

  

John’s GP, Dr Kumar (Highwoods Surgery), was unavailable and due to pandemic pressures on the NHS, John was home bed nursed for 6 days waiting for a phone call from a GP, unable to get out of bed or move a limb. GP Dr Suresh visited on 27 August 2020, was unable to diagnose the cause or prescribe solutions, so arranged immediate hospital admission for tests. 

  

28 August 2020: Tiptree Ward diagnosed acute hyponatraemia/low sodium of 114 mEq/litre on admission sampling, 27 August 2019, far below the N.I.C.E. criterion of 125 mEq/litre for hyponatraemia collapse and admission to hospital (normal or ideal is about 135-145mEq/litre).  This NICE concentration threshold is irrespective of age.  He was discharged by Dr Nadeem Aftab (Geriatric medicine) of Tiptree Ward on 10 September 2020 with his Transfer of Care (Discharge Summary) report dated that day stating his sodium on discharge had only been increased from 114 mEq/litre on admission to 128 mEq/litre on discharge, still very close to the 125 mEq/litre N.I.C.E. criterion for collapse and emergency NHS re-admission.  

  

I calculated John’s correct daily sodium intake to prevent further collapses in the future to be 2g salt per day per 2 litres of daily water intake and excretion (or 1 gram of salt per litre of drinking water, palatable contrasted to the 35g in a litre of seawater).  This amounts to four times his normal 0.5g daily salt sprinkling on meals, and the full calculation of this 2g/daily salt intake requirement is appended (it begins with John’s officially measured NHS sodium level in mEq/litre and uses that with John’s body weight to derive the necessary intake as 1 gram per litre of salt intake).   This exactly compensates for the sodium excretion of sodium when 2 litres daily water intake needed to prevent kidney infections and blockage from John’s large staghorn kidney stones.  We twice-daily monitored & home recorded his blood pressure & pulse to ensure no rise due to high sodium.  Previously John had only 0.5g daily sodium intake from salt in food, so there had been a serious net sodium loss causing an expensive NHS bed blocking collapse.  1g salt added per litre of water intake, cheaply and safely stopped hyponatraemia, restoring his nervous system. 

  

  1. JOHN’S SECOND EMERGENCY NHS ADMISSION: 28 Nov 2020 11pm 

  

This NHS hospitalisation from 28 November 2020-8 December 2020 was diagnosed by Ann Cook RGN (retired) as medication-induced hyperkalemia (high blood potassium, causing low blood pressure since potassium dilates veins) which induced hypotension (low blood pressure of 105/60 on a home blood pressure monitor) in conjunction with iron shortage anaemia, causing a collapse and fall. 

  

The anaemia was observed first as chronic loss of over 10ml/day as proved by photos emailed to Highwoods Surgery of both urinary tract bleeding and skin bleeding from John’s allergy to apixaban which the GP has not switched for an alternative. 

  

The GP also kept John on several medications causing John’s very low blood pressure, nicorandil, ramipril and even John’s kidney antibiotic trimethoprim all increased his blood potassium level to dilate veils, thus decreasing blood pressure, causing him to faint with 105/60 blood pressure.  It was still hypotension when paramedics arrived. 

  

Trimethoprim just by itself caused very high serum potassium levels about 5mmol/L in 50% of patients on Trimethoprim, near the 5.5mmol/L hyperkalemia level, as reported in: “Renal mechanism of trimethoprim-induced hyperkalemia”, Annals of Internal Medicine, 15 Aug 1995, v119, issue 4, pages 296-301, available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8328738/ 

  

So that paper shows John’s prophylactic Trimethoprim to prevent kidney infection contributed to John’s hyperkalemia and therefore his hypotension, making him fall!  There are other antibiotics. 

  

In addition, since discharge on 10 September 2020 John has been losing an average of about 40ml/day blood loss from both urinary bleeding and skin bleeding from John’s allergy – repeated telephone calls and emails we have saved that we sent to the GPs at Highwoods Surgery during the pandemic, containing photos of John’s bleeding.  Chronic bleeding at a rate greater than blood is replenished causes anaemia.  Calculation: textbook red blood cells have 120 days mean life, and the patient contains 5 litres of blood of which 1 litre is rec cells /RBCs, so the daily RBC loss from normal expiration of RBCs is 1/120 litres/day or about 8ml/day, which is replaced naturally by the bone marrow supply of new RBCs.  aAdditional 10ml/daily losses in bleeding in urine and more in blood soaked vests you could squeeze blood out of and measure in a measuring cup, produces acute anaemia within 4 months. The total RBC loss in John is then 10 + 8 = 18ml/day, twice the maximum production. 

  

The NHS Discharge Summary for John’s 28 Nov – 8 Dec 2020 admission to Birch Ward (consultant Dr Ajith Pillai) agreed with my blood pressure monitor and observed bleeding, diagnosing postural hypotension (fall when standing due to low blood pressure) and anaemia.  It also changed John’s medication, stopping the prescriptions for blood potassium boosters ramipril and niorandil, and also the beta blocker sotalol which was slowing John’s pulse to below 69 which reduced oxygen to the brain causing dizziness. It also helped by introducing Furosemide, and sodium bicarbonate ear drops but continued with apixaban to which John has a skin bleeding allergy and urinary bleeding.  It instead prescribed Dermol and Cetraben cream for skin bleeding.  Before Apixaban John was on Warfarin which is an alternative that caused no skin bleeding, but this was stopped due to the weekly blood tests needed with Warfarin.  But there are several alternatives that safely reduce platelet clotting and are nearly as effective in large trials (John was on 75mg daily aspirin prior to Warfarin). 

  

  1. JOHN’S THIRD EMERGENCY NHS ADMISSION: 15 Dec 2020 9pm 

  

This is the really vital collapse and fall for understanding the mechanism for John’s dizziness and collapses, and the emergency admission was confined to the EAU at Colchester Hospital and lasted just 2 days, 15 Dec – 17 Dec 2020. 

  

The 6-pages long Colchester Hospital EAU Transfer of Care (Discharge Summary) states on page 3 that John’s sodium level was 127 on 15 Dec 2020 at 9pm, very close to the 125 mEq/litre N.I.C.E. criterion for collapse and emergency NHS re-admission.  

  

This is also almost exactly the same as the figure of 128 when he was discharged from Tiptree Ward by Dr Nadeem Aftab (Geriatric medicine) on 10 September 2020 with his Transfer of Care (Discharge Summary) report dated that day stating his sodium on discharge had only been increased from 114 mEq/litre on admission to 128 mEq/litre on discharge, still very close to the 125 mEq/litre N.I.C.E. criterion for collapse and emergency NHS re-admission. 

  

This proves that my calculation (appended in full below) that John personally needs 1 gram of salt per litre of water to stabilise his sodium has worked since 10 September: the sodium level only changed from 128 on 10 September 2020 to 127 on 15 Dec 2020.  However, he needs a slight increase beyond that 1 gram NaCl/litre to bring his sodium up from 127 or 128 to the normal of about 140 where he would be OK.  

  

Page 4 of the Colchester Hospital EAU Transfer of Care (Discharge Summary) states that John’s red cell haemoglobin at 9pm on 15 December 2020 was 94 g/L.  The normal range is 130-180 in males, so John was extremely anaemic in addition to having a 128 sodium level, near the NICE collapse criterion of 125. 

  

Therefore we know for certain that blood loss induced anaemia and hyponatraemia have both caused John oxygen insufficiency faints upon standing in the past, as well as some of other medication that reduces blood pressure by increasing blood potassium levels.  John normally insists on taking all his medication with a religious respect for doctors, and refuses to appreciate that during the pandemic they do not have the time to read all his lengthy reports.  I hope that the medical summary below will focus your attention on John’s blood haemoglobin and blood sodium as physiotherapists assess his ability to stand up without dizziness. 

  

ANNEX 

  

John Cook’s (born 30/06/33, NHS number 4129440845) estimated extra required salt intake of 2.2g/day needed to prevent any further acute hyponatraemia collapses/falls, calculated from Colchester Hospital’s blood sodium report  (by Ann Cook, SRN (retired), January 2021)  

  

 

John B. Cook sodium level (on admission emergency Colchester Hospital on 27 August 2020):  

  

114 mEq/litre (very low), causing collapse.  

 

N.I.C.E. criterion of hyponatraemia admission to hospital (collapse):  

  

125 mEq/litre.  

  

Normal or ideal sodium level: 135-145 mEq/litre (NHS website).  

  

Hyponatremia: low blood sodium concentration (below 135 mEq/litre)  

A normal blood sodium level is between 135 and 145 milliequivalents per liter (mEq/L). Hyponatremia occurs when the sodium in blood falls below 135 mEq/L.  Kidney stones cause the retention of excess fluid in the body, diluting the sodium to low concentration, causing dizziness, cramps, irregular heartbeat etc.  

  

Sodium blood level units conversion factor: 1mEq of sodium-23 (of +2 ionic charge) = (atomic mass) / (ionic or ion charge, which is +2 for sodium) = 23/2 = 11.5 mg.  Therefore, sodium’s conversion factor = 11.5mg per mEq 

  

Sodium-23 mass is 39.4% or NaCl or 0.394 as a ratio to salt (NaCl), since the ratio of atomic masses of sodium to a molecule of sodium chloride is 23/(23+35.4) = 0.394.  

  

=> 27 August 2019 John B. Cook NaCl body mass = 114x11.5/0.394 = 3330 mg/litre  

  

At 70% body water content and 70kg body mass, this equals 49kg of water = 49 litres water, so the total NaCl is 3330 x 70 = 233100 mg = 233 grams NaCl (total salt content).  

  

Repeating this calculation with the ideal 140 mEq/litre sodium level in place of the measured 114 mEq/litre, gives (140/114)x233 = 286 grams NaCl as required amount.  

  

Thus, the difference of 286-233 = 53 grams of NaCl is John Cook’s NaCl deficiency, causing hospitalisation on 27 August 2019.  This 53g deficiency is beyond a mere sprinkle of salt on a meal, and must be addressed gradually by balancing intake with loss.  The needed extra salt daily to prevent a deficiency is the 53 g deficienty divided into duration of sodium in his body.  

  

Duration of water and associated highly-water-soluble sodium is approximately given by the fact that the 49kg entire body water content is being excreted at the rate of about 2 litres (2 kg water) a day, i.e. a time period equal to (49kg)/(2kg/day) = 24.5 days.  So the required NaCl extra intake per day he needs is = 53g/24.5days = 2.2 grams extra NaCl per day.  

  

We are therefore trying to ensure that in addition to John’s normal salt on meals, he takes an additional 0.5 gram of NaCl dissolved in every 0.5 litre glass of water (thus approx 2g per day of extra salt intake), to ensure that the high water flushing needed to prevent growing kidney stone infections doesn’t cause acute hyponatraemia again.  

  

We are also home-monitoring John’s blood pressure (currently 125/80), to ensure that this extra approx 2g/day sodium chloride intake does not cause blood pressure problems.  At present, it isn’t. Urinary consultant Mr Maan stated in December that he cannot operate to remove the kidney stones during the covid-19 crisis, so John still needs regular prophylaxis trimethoprim antibiotics (nitrofuratoin has failed to prevent urinary infections 3 times), and plenty of water flushing to prevent kidney infections.  

  

Apixaban was causing a severe skin allergic reaction/bleeds was finally replaced with the alternative anti-platelet clotting drug Clopidogrel which has totally stopped John’s skin allergy and profuse skin bleeding, but then the GP insisted to John he take Apixaban again (as well as Clopidogrel), and his skin and urinary bleeding and anaemia problem resumed.  This explains is why I am still so concerned over these "very technical nuts and bolts"!  We have been reassured time and again that all will be well, and yet the medication problems have caused severe dizziness in John.  (I was also prescribed medication but I control my high blood pressure using bananas, high in potassium, plus a blood pressure monitor to determine the correct banana dose by trial and error!  So some of these observations might possibly be of more widespread interest than just to one patient, John.) 



 

Kind regards, 

Ann 

 

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Additional data:

FACT: doctors and nurses the UK are subject to up to 14 years imprisonment for illegal euthanasia or encouragement of suicide, by withholding food and water for example, as was done to John Cook, under the Suicide Act 1961, section 2.  Essex Police should know the basic laws!

Blood in urine: two 2L overnight bags containing blood, 15 February 2021, John Bryan Cook. Typical example (one of many incidences): Doctor Suresh was called by phone and the photos emailed to her about Johns allergy to apixaban causing serious bleeding.  Dr Suresh was also told that the fursomide diuretic was causing over 6L urine throughput per day (good for flushing water through kidneys, but also diluting body fluids excessively, requiring salt supplements to avert hyponatremia, e.g. 1g NaCl per 1L of drinking water).  Dr Suresh ignored this and said "continue with existing medication".

Dr Suresh also harmed John by prescribing anti-inflammatories for John's right shoulder joint, the tissue of which swelled to the size of a football in 2019, instead of authorising an immediate emergency x-ray, which was bungled when it finally took place in January 2020. The radiographer ignored John's dislocated right shoulder and spotted a lung lesion, probably bleeding from his Apixaban allergy in the lung due to her prescription for Apixaban and her refusal to change to an alternative anti-coagulant (John displayed NO signs of coughing or respiratory infection.) While doing nothing about the dislocated right shoulder whatsoever, the radiographer merely booked John in for a PET scan in March 2021 (just before the pandemic closed the NHS down to regular scans). The PET scan debunked the lung cancer theory, so it was possibly a small lung lesion similar to the numerous Apixaban allergy bleeding sores on John's back, legs and arms. January 2020 John had a brain MRI (magnetic resonabce imaging) scan which confirmed no signs of illness and refutes Dr Rasool and Dr Ahmed's quack theory that John has dementia, a lie contrary to hard factual evidence.

John Bryan Cook fit happy and healthy having his blood pressure checked by his son at 1940hours on 15 March 2021.

  

Essex Cares LIMITED aka ECL were used by Colchester Hospital to abuse Johns son who was diagnosed in 2008 by Xray as having curvature of spine into carrying a bed downstairs causing injury when John was unfit for discharge due to having only 127 mEq/L of sodium in his blood that day, 10 September 2020, as proved by the blood analysis printed on John's Colchester Hospital Discharge Summary! Essex Police refused to make an arrest at that time or even to respond to the complaint in any way. ECL never responded to the complaint but instead made up a lying counter-complaint which claimed that Ableworld Colchester Ltd had supplied a dangerous bathlift. Colchester Police has numerous personal links to Colchester Hospital (the largest employer in the town, so officers respond abusively with "Clap for the NHS" or "I think the NHS is doing a wonderful job under difficult circumstances" when crimes by the Colchester Hospital are reported), and there is some evidence that they have been used by the Hospital to ensure a stairlift was not available at John's home on his 10 September 2020 discharge (Essex Police illegally seized John's car on 1 September 2020 while he was in Hospital, thereby preventing family members driving to Ableworld Colchester Ltd in Stanway, too far to walk, for an emergency stairlift; at the time they were warned the car is insured, but the officer simply silenced a family member by reading the official pre-arrest Caution "you have the right to ..." etc, proving that Essex Police's priorities are causing abuse; a complaint sent recorded delivery to the Chief Constable of Essex Police has simply never been responded to in any way!). See photo below of John Cook's car being illegally stolen by Essex Police on 1 September 2020 while he was in hospital, preventing an emergency stairlift being installed in his home prior to his illegally hastened discharge unfit from hospital:


Above photos: proof that Colchester Hospital discharged John on 10 September 2020 as "fit" when he actually had dangerously low sodium which caused his fall. During visits in August and September 2020 it was noticed that they failed to prescribe NaCl tablets to address this critical sodium deficiency either in hospital or upon discharge! Instead of adding 1g NaCl to each 1 L of drinking water to eliminate the net urinary loss of sodium, they tried to merely retain John's existing sodium deficiency by restricting water intake to 0.5L per day as if that would help! John's dehydration was due to partial blockage of kidneys with stones that they refused to remove (when John's private urinary consultant, Mr Maan was asked to intervene, the urology receptionist became abusive on the phone to John's son and screamed that John had no right to have private treatment by Mr Maan if the NHS refused to treat John, and that she would complain about Mr Maan's provision of private help at the Oaks Hospital despite the fact the NHS were themselves refusing any treatment whatsoever and thus causing unnecessary/criminally deliberate collapses and emergency admissions! The NHS is now in a situation which is the exact opposite of the Hippocratic Oath of medicine! It sets out, like Dr Mengele, to treat patients like dirt and then to try to block their private treatment after NHS failures! After four collapses and re-admissions due to low sodium and low haemoglobin, it becomes clear BEYOND ANY REASONABLE DOUBT that this is a deliberate policy of attempting to murder human beings, not an "accident".

Above: Nigel Bryan Cook typical article payment 350.00 in 2002 from publisher NOT to a publisher. I also sold other articles to that and other publications, including a half page in the Mail on Sunday (via the then Consumer Affairs Editor, I believe it was Christopher Leake, who re-wrote the article and the Mail on Sunday then paid me £400 for the facts research I obtained as an evidence researcher on that occasion; I will have the article and the paperwork on file in storage. This disproves Joanna Seraphin's claims that I pay newspapers to publish news! What rot!

The traditional use of racism in the NHS against hard working immigrants and in support of Marxist murderers

by Nigel B. Cook, son of John Cook

While my mother Ann Cook RGN was working part-time as ward manager at St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, I was abused by racist NHS “speech therapists” between ages of 5 and 12, when I had fluid-filled inner ears due to blocked eustachian tubes (which connect inner ear to throat to allow fluid drainage). The fluid build up in my inner ears allowed me to only hear very low frequency sounds, without any high frequencies, causing a severe “autism” style speech defect, because you repeat what you can actually hear (which of course is not what people actually say).

This persisted not just the 7 years from ages 5-12, but afterwards because the mimicking of irritated fellow school pupils and even the head-teacher of Holy Family Primary School in Addlestone (which I left prior to privately getting grommets in my eardrums to drain the inner ears, which the NHS failed to do and which was done privately by BUPA under the family private health insurance my father, John Cook, acquired when changing to a job which included as an employment benefit private health cover with BUPA), who was an amateur “speech therapist”, repeatedly abused me in his study for being unable to hear him (and thus repeat what he said precisely) clearly!

My mother, Ann Cook RGN, then informed me that this was a widespread NHS racism problem, and that she had suffered racist abuse when trying to intervene as a hospital RGN. She would lose her job if the “groupthink teamwork” mentality made her an outsider. In the 1950s, she said when she arrived from Ireland in Britain to train as an RGN, Attlee’s Labour Government still allowed blatant racism in the form of “No Blacks or Irish” notices on the doors of hotels, hostels, and rented rooms. She also found after training in cardiology intensive care at the London Hammersmith Hospital, that NHS racists were killing black patients in post-surgical recovery deliberately by lying them on their back, not on their side, while skin colour was used to indicate internal haemorrhage (internal bleeding). Specific example of a patient who had surgery for a nose injury which later bled in post-operative recovery: the nurses were banned from placing the patient into the side (recovery position), resulting in blood running unseen down from the nose to the lung, resulting in unnecessary mortality. CPR was attempted when blood pressure measurements failed, by which time the patient had already expired as determined by defibrillator flat line and lack of response to chest compressions. The standard practice at the time was to look for internal haemorrhage by signs of skin colour changes, and only to take blood pressure readings at spaced intervals of half an hour. Objecting to this resulted in racist abuse from doctors.

My mother, originally herself a left-wing socialist, gradually lost faith in the Marxist NHS sub-culture of hypocritical Orwellian “doublethink”, racists masquerading as anti-racists, war-mongers masquerading as peace crusaders, money-obsessed capitalists masquerading as communists while striking for higher wages to doom the economy under National Debt, and religious bigots masquerading as marxist atheists. Every time the Marxists riot against capitalism, under the flag of Race War, Class War, Religious War, or Cultural War, the media is saturated with propaganda. Winston Churchill's statue in Parliament Square, London, was defaced with the sprayed words "is a racist" in response to the suffocation of George Floyd, due to a Minneapolis police officer filmed kneeling on his neck for 8 minutes 46 seconds. This is being used to justify the toppling of slaver trader and "public benefactor" Edward Colston's statue in Bristol, UK (the statue was thrown into Bristol harbour) by crowds during a pandemic.

Colston's Royal African Company transported 80,000 slaves to America, and he bequeathed his immoral earnings to local Bristol charities on his death in 1721. Deplorable but not the whole story, any more than the anti-nuclear propaganda is the whole story. I'd like to follow in the spirit of Herman Kahn's original 1962 Thinking About the Unthinkable (not the dire 1984 book of similar title), pointing out the problem that most of abusive slavery, lasting over thousands of years not a couple of hundred, has been "white slavery", which Wikipedia describes thus:

“White slavery, white slave trade, and white slave traffic refer to the chattel slavery of Europeans by non-Europeans (such as North Africans and the Muslim world), as well as by Europeans themselves, such as the Viking thralls or European Galley slaves. From Antiquity, European slaves were common during the reign of Ancient Rome and were prominent during the Ottoman Empire into the early modern period. In Feudalism, there were various forms of status below the Freeman that is known as Serfdom (such as the bordar, villein, vagabond and slave) which could be bought and sold as property and were subject to labor and branding by their owners or demesne. Under Muslim rule, the Arab slave trades that included Caucasian captives were often fueled by raids into European territories or were taken as children in the form of a blood tax from the families of citizens of conquered territories to serve the empire for a variety of functions. In the mid-19th century, the term ‘white slavery’ was used to describe the Christian slaves that were sold into the Barbary slave trade.”

Photo above:Herman Kahn on white slavery in England 1962 Thinking About the Unthinkable book, Chapter 1, In Defense of Thinking (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH CRAP 1984 BOOK OF IDENTICAL TITLE BY KAHN COLLEAGUES). For the full 1962 Kahn book, click link here please!

It gets more difficult for anyone with any honesty who wants to dig up slavery and use it today to further an allegedly anti-racist policing agenda, because in the even more general and flippant use of the term “slavery” by the hard left Marxist agitators, all workers in capitalist countries are “slaves”. So if you hold personal grudges dating back to the Victorian era (and before) over slavery, you might as well smash up everything in protest like the Luddites, which of course is music to the ears of the anti-capitalism Marxist revolutionary movement which infiltrates the media.

Are they going to smash up all the statues of Julius Caesar and other Roman Emperors, since their money came from the slave trade, wars, conquests, massacre, and domination of other races, or is this just about the history of racism in the UK and USA?

Again, what about the Islamic slave trade in white UK slaves in the medieval period? What about white female child slavery in the UK, rife through the ages into the Victorian era? What about other forms of discrimination? I had speech and hearing impediments in childhood which led to discrimination, and still has effects today for self-confidence (e.g. nervous twitches of facial muscles, when under stress; a problem which developed over the seven years of impaired speech and distorted hearing when I had to try to guess what people were saying from only being able to understand 10-50% of words spoken, depending on speed, accent and mumbling of the speaker - I would have to guess what they were saying or be verbally abused falsely for "not listening" if I asked them to speak more clearly or to repeat themselves!). Discrimination is a much deeper problem than race, and the hate preaching anti-slavery campaigners who want the world enslaved to Marxist hell are not doing anyone any service, not even themselves.

The UK Slavery Abolition Act was 1833, and in America it was in abolished in 1865 by the ratification of the the 13th amendment to the constitution after the Civil War decided the matter, aided by the 1863 Gettysburg Speech of Whig and Republican Abe Lincoln (who paid with his life when he was assassinated by a pro-slavery Confederate spy in 1865, before the 13th amendment was ratified).

As late as 1848, some 15 years after the UK had abolished slavery by act of parliament, the US Congress was still arguing over the role of the state on slavery, with the Democratic Party splitting on the issue at its Convention that year. John Calhoun had proposed resolutions in Congress stating that the Congress has no right to end the slave trade, which were opposed by Thomas Benton of Missouri, as John F. Kennedy describes in his book Profiles of Courage. But it was simply too big an issue to be resolved by verbal arguments, so civil war broke out in 1861.

Racism, however, continues in the UK and USA after slavery was abolished, and part of this is fascist style anti-capitalism Jew baiting by Marxists “playing the race card” by claiming their discrimination is anti-racist. There are other brands of racism as well, that don't necessarily equate to skin pigmentation; my mother is Irish and when she emigrated to the UK in 1951 to become a student nurse in the brand new NHS, the notice “No blacks or Irish” were legally allowed in the front windows of hostels and hotels.

During the cold war, Race War was used (along with Class War, Culture War, Religious War, Drug War and support for all sorts of nationalistic terrorist wars on the West, from shipping arms by submarine to the Official IRA in the 1960s to putting nuclear missiles into Cuba) by the USSR's Marxist fanatics to stir up nationalist rebellions in the West, leading to revolutionary movements across Eastern Europe, Western Europe (less successfully, since they had NATO support!), South-East Asia, South America, and Africa.

Dad went to work in Ghana in 1957, just after it had gained independence under the leadership of President Kwame Nkrumah, who won the Lenin Peace Prize from the USSR in 1962 after his 1961 tour of Eastern Europe. In 1958, Nkrumah had tried to outlaw tribal black-on-black racism by passing:

“An Act to prohibit organizations using or engaging in racial or religious propaganda to the detriment of any other racial or religious community, or securing the election of persons on account of their racial or religious affiliations, or for other purposes in connection therewith.”

This was not popular with the most marginalized tribes, but it was the USSR and Chinese Marxists who actually led to Kwame’s overthrow, by encouraging him to make a tour of North Vietnam for Marxist propaganda purposes during the Vietnam War in 1966. While he was out of Ghana, the police and military staged a coup d'etat, and cut Ghana’s ties with Marxism!

Marxism in Ghana had been built on the bubble of state taxation of inflated cocoa prices from 1954-60 (the price shot up after chocolate rationing in the UK ended in 1953, increasing demand). When global supply increased to cater for the demand, the price of cocoa fell in the 1960s and Ghana's wonderful promise of Marxism disappeared together with the support for Marxism, just like Nkrumah himself (who became an exile after the 1966 revolution in Ghana).

This failure of socialism had occurred in 1930s Germany, which borrowed heavily, blew the money on Marxist type “National Socialist” projects like building autobahn and huge weapons stockpiles, and then went so bankrupt it had to invade neighbours just to prevent economic collapse. Similarly, the USSR in the 1980s, found it was bankrupt from socialism, but was deterred from invasions so went under without a shot being fired. I have no sympathy for the crap about Winston Churchill's “eloquence” saving us in both world wars, since it was his failure in Cabinet in 1914 to deter war that led to the mess, and again his bleating warnings in the 30s failed to stop war. If he was such a clever talker, why did he fail in 1914 and the 1930s? He never had even the publicity skills or mass appeal of President Trump, losing the 1945 General Election by Hitler-appeaser, disarmer and NHS fanatic Clement Attlee, even after warning of Gestapo that socialism evolves itself into every time. His 1945 speech, like his 1930s speeches, simply fell on deaf ears. He was no hero, but a careless narcissist.



(Extensive further evidence proving this, including tape-recordings of abusive left wing political style typical NHS rants we received during telephone conversations with doctors, nurses, and taped face-to-face meetings with dad's abusers and video will be posted for all to see at the site: https://www.facebook.com/nigelbryancook/ , which allows multimedia content more easily than this platform.)

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