Michael Havers

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Person.png Michael Havers   Powerbase SourcewatchRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Born10 March 1923
Died1 April 1992 (Age 69)
Alma materWestminster School, Corpus Christi College (Cambridge)
ParentsCecil Havers
Children • Philip Havers
• Nigel Havers
SiblingsBaroness Butler-Sloss
SpouseCarol Elizabeth Lay
Member ofNobody's Friends
Attorney General for England and Wales who protected UK/VIPaedophile Peter Hayman, while stitching up the Guildford Four.

Employment.png Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain

In office
13 June 1987 - 26 October 1987
Appointed byMargaret Thatcher
Preceded byQuintin Hogg

Employment.png Attorney General for England and Wales Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
6 May 1979 - 13 June 1987
Appointed byMargaret Thatcher
Succeeded byPatrick Mayhew

Employment.png Attorney General for Northern Ireland Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
6 May 1979 - 13 June 1987
Appointed byMargaret Thatcher
Succeeded byPatrick Mayhew

Employment.png Shadow Attorney General Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
18 February 1975 - 4 May 1979

Employment.png Solicitor General for England and Wales Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
5 November 1972 - 4 March 1974
Preceded byGeoffrey Howe

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Wimbledon

In office
18 June 1970 - 11 June 1987

Employment.png Lord Chancellor Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
13 June 1987 - 26 October 1987
Preceded byQuintin Hogg

Robert Michael Oldfield Havers, Baron Havers was a British barrister and Conservative politician. Hayman belonged to the private dining club Nobody's Friends, where many members have either been part of UK/VIPaedophile, or spent considerable effort covering up for fellow establishment child abusers.

Legal decisions

Decision not to prosecute Peter Hayman

In April 1981 as UK Attorney General, Sir Michael Havers stated in parliament that while Peter Hayman was a member of the Paedophile Information Exchange, he was never a member of the executive committee, so was not prosecuted as others were for publishing contact advertisements.[1][2]

Role in the Guildford Four and Maguire Family miscarriages of justice

Havers represented the Crown in two of the most notable miscarriages of justice in British judicial history:[3] the trial and appeal of the Guildford Four and also of the Maguire family (known as the Maguire Seven), all of whom were wrongfully convicted. Collectively, they served a total of 113 years in prison and one of the Maguire Seven, Giuseppe Conlon, died in prison, convicted on the basis of discredited forensic evidence.[4]

In the case of the Guildford Four, the Director of Public Prosecutions was found to have suppressed alibi evidence that supported Gerry Conlon and Paul Hill’s claims of innocence.[5] The Director of Public Prosecutions, for which Havers was acting, was also found to have suppressed confessions by Provisional IRA bombers, known as the Balcombe Street Gang that they had carried out the Guildford and Woolwich bombings.

In his submission to Sir John May's Inquiry into the Guildford and Woolwich bombings in 1989 Labour MP Chris Mullin cast doubt on Havers’s integrity in the matter:[6]

Sir Michael Havers represented the Crown at the trials of the Guildford Four, Mrs. Maguire and her family and at the re-trial/appeal of the Guildford Four. He is, therefore, probably the person who can lay claim to the most detailed knowledge of this affair. I respectfully submit that any inquiry that passed without the benefit of his experience would be deficient....
The only hope of sustaining the original convictions was to rewrite the script from top to bottom. This Sir Michael and his colleagues proceeded to do with ingenuity and relish.

Maurice Oldfield information

Havers was a regular source for the journalist Chapman Pincher:

Among many leaks to me, perhaps the most extraordinary was his detailed confirmation — while we were shooting pheasants in 1986 — of the Official Secrets scandal surrounding Sir Maurice Oldfield, the former Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6.[7]

Falklands war

During the Falklands War, Havers was part of Thatcher's War Cabinet, to which he provided advice on international law and rules of engagement.[8]

IRA bombing attempt

The house at Gothic Lodge, Woodhayes Road, Wimbledon, where Sir Michael and Lady Havers had an apartment, was bombed by the Provisional IRA on 13 November 1981; Havers and his family were in Spain at the time of the attack.[9]"Attorney General latest target" Times [London] 14 November 1981: The Times Digital Archive, 12 November 2014</ref> A police constable standing guard outside the house was taken to hospital suffering from shock.[10]

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