As public interest advocates, the Association of McKenzie Friends seeks to acknowledge and address these gaps as a matter of urgency. In the wake of debilitating systemic failures such as Hillsborough, Savile and Leveson, we will be presenting an evidence-based analysis of “Seven Deadly Syndromes” that infect public life. Panel members are:
Vicky Haigh, the first mother who was named by John Hemming MP in secret family proceedings.
In the afternoon, John Hemming MP will be replaced by Austin Mitchell MP who has not only been a mainstream journalist but also an expert of monetary reform and victims of white collar crimes for years.
6.Policing – Who Guards the Guards? Who Controls the Controllers?
7.CONTEST: Counter-Terrorism Strategies that drive Miscarriages of Justice after 9/11 and 7/7.
Hillsborough and, amongst others, the cases of Michael Doherty and Tony Farrell highlight ongoing police failings and corruption; requests for a public inquiry into 7/7 go ignored. Savile and other paedophile exposes continue to implicate our care system; schools; churches; prisons; hospitals; Westminster; royalty, decimating public confidence. The NHS is failing our vulnerable. Protests continue as public awareness increases about: secret family courts; Common Purpose; austerity cuts; student loans; the banking system; state surveillance; Israel – all seemingly unheard by government and ignored by mainstream media. This deplorable state in mind, the McKenzie Friends are appealing to all public servants who embrace seven principles of public life to come forward and stand together in the form of “advocates of integrity”:
In an effort to address and take responsibility for UK society’s collective sickness, the McKenzie Friends are calling upon employees at all levels of public institutions, whether Local Authorities, police, NHS, educators, civil servants, judiciary or other, to come forward as advocates of the Seven Principles. UK society does not need “rescuing” or “watching over” by those who refuse to stand open and accountable: we need our individual members – you - to step into self-responsibility and courageous outspokenness; we need our individual members – you - to protect our citizens and families, our neighbours, communities and, above all, our most vulnerable from the effects of what now amounts to an epidemic of secrecy, corruption, perversion and fear.
This is not a call to protest – it is a call to protect.