Archive for January, 2010

OBITUARY – HENRY HODGE – DO NOT REST IN PEACE

January 22, 2010

 

Henry Hodge, founder of Hodge Jones & Allen 180 North Gower Street London, NW1 2NB

This firm is on the Legal Services Commission Multi-Party Action Panel and should be regarded as a Government stooge.

Why has the Law Society so helpful to crooked solicitors?  Henry Hodge was a Vice-President.    Thank God, he has been returned to Hell.   Hodge set up his firm, HJA, with Jones and Allen at a meeting in the Freemasons Arms!   He was a pal of Derry Irvine who went on to become Britain’s worst-ever Lord Chancellor.   When Tony Blair and Cherie Booth joined Derry Irvine’s chambers HJA gave them briefs to get them started.   Hodge and Patrick Allen were key promoters of the Blairs and invited them to settle in Islington where they met in each others’ homes designing the corrupt New Labour project.   When Labour came to power it needed funds to pay off the huge debts it had run up.  Blair made the corrupt deal with Bernie Ecclestone.   There was also embarrassment over the way people had been exposed to unsafe pharmaceuticals so Blair made a deal with Big Pharma that is described in “Labour of Love” by Janet Jones, wife of Ivor Richard, a book dealing with Ivor Richard’s period as Lord Privy Seal in the Blair Government. 16 November 1997 “…the pharmaceutical industry is in and out of Downing Street.   And the industry is giving money to New Labour.    Ivor has a word with Margaret Jay.   “yes,” she says.   

Blair needed a corrupt law firm to protect Big Pharma and needed to pay off his old Henry Hodge, Deputy Chairman of the Legal Aid Board.   The Board gave the contracts for the three embarrassing Group Actions to Hodge’s firm, Hodge Jones and Allen, despite the fact that HJA had never tendered for the contracts.   Lawyers complained and this led to an investigation by Hugh Glancy QC, but the Legal Aid Board denied that there had been an inquiry even though HJA admitted publicly that there had been an inquiry.   Glancy’s report and the minutes of the meeting were kept a secret and HJA kept the contracts and was allowed to vastly overclaim eg £198 per hour for unqualified staff.   Most of that money went into the pockets of the partners – Hodge and Allen.  It was straightforward bribery, pay-back for Hodge, a member of Labour’s “1,000 Club” of leading party donors.   Derry Irvine had made it clear that favoured lawyers would get be expected to make financial contributions to the Party.  But how was Hodge’s conflicted position to be resolved?  Derry Irvine made Hodge a judge!  And this arch-swindler of legal aid sat on the Lord Chancellor’s advisory committee on legal aid.   Hodge was then given another opportunity to help the Labour Party.   He was made President of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal, where he was able to enforce the secret Labour plan to enhance its electoral position by manipulating immigration.    But before Hodge became a judge, HJA set up the giant MMR-Autism scam by applying for funding from the Legal Aid Board to pursue the phony Wakefield theory.   That sent the litigation up a blind alley, ensuring that damaged children would not be compensated, that Big Pharma and the Government would be protected while corrupt lawyers would profit.    A similar job was done on the other two contracts that had been corruptly awarded to HJA, Gulf War and Sheep Dip.   It’s ironic that Blair concocted Gulf War II while Blair’s corrupt pals ensured that the victims of Gulf War I were swindled out of compensation for their injuries.   

Hodge’s links to a corrupt Government were enhanced by his wife – Margaret Hodge, who became a Labour Government Minister.  Margaret Hodge was one of the Islington mob and she became Chair of the Council but denied resources to social workers, which led to resignations.  Margaret Hodge got a job with Price Waterhouse.   But when evidence emerged of child abuse in Islington children’s homes Margaret Hodge issued denials and slandered a victim, for which she was forced to apologise.   She went on to become Children’s Minister in the Blair Government! 

Patrick Allen set up his firm with Hodge and Jones at a meeting in the Freemasons Arms!  He too played a key role in setting up the corrupt New Labour project with the Blairs.