Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Freddy Patel: Labour MP Michael Meacher on "The disturbing implications of Freddy Patel."

COMMENTARY: "The disturbing implications of Freddy Patel" by UK Labour MP Michael Meacher. (Oldham West and Royton);

GIST: "The disgraced pathologist, Freddy Patel, has now been stripped of his right to practice. However, it is deeply disturbing that accountability for his malpractice has taken a whole decade to come into effect. The failure of the authorities to act on the evidence of misconduct, incompetence and dishonesty over public issues of such importance throughout such a long period of time raises very serious questions about whether the framework for calling such shortcomings and defectiveness to account is really fit for purpose....But why did Paul Matthews, the City of London coroner, appoint Patel in the first place in 2009 for the Tomlinson inquest? In all the furore over several years about Patel’s incompetence and dishonesty, this seems an extraordinary foolish, risky and unnecessary choice. What were the reasons behind it? Had he been lobbied by anybody who wanted an acquittal for PC Harwood?" The entire commentary can be found at:



I am monitoring this case. Keep your eye on the Charles Smith Blog for reports on developments.

The Toronto Star, my previous employer for more than twenty incredible years, has put considerable effort into exposing the harm caused by Dr. Charles Smith and his protectors - and into pushing for reform of Ontario's forensic pediatric pathology system. The Star has a "topic" section which focuses on recent stories related to Dr. Charles Smith. It can be found at:


Information on "The Charles Smith Blog Award"- and its nomination process - can be found at:


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