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Sunday, 31 August 2014

They don’t belong to the parents.

That is, Children, it seems.

Suppose you have a child that has a brain tumour and the doctors at the hospital your child is in, refuse to consider other forms of treatment other than radiotherapy.

Bearing in mind that you are sick with worry over your child’s health, but notwithstanding, have spent hours looking for more effective therapy. And then you see a new form of treatment that is now available but is in it’s infancy in the UK.

What do you do?

You research for available facilities and find that there is such a facility in Czeckoslavkia (Spelling?) which will charge you for the treatment.

You remove the child from the hospital.

You travel to Spain in order to sell a property to raise the money for the treatment.

However in the meantime the British state machine decides that because of this breach of “their” interpretation of what is neglect, issue a European arrest warrant for neglecting your child.

You are arrested by the Spanish police.

To me this is George Orwell’s 1984 becoming fact rather than fiction. What I can’t understand is that the MSM seem to imply that this is how it should be. In my mind the state should only step in when there is serious, premeditated harm to children. They should never, ever, intrude in the judgement of the parents of a child, to attempt to get the best care for the child.

But then this is the result of the failure of government to reign in the bloated departments of the state. NHS, Social services, etc. And the increasing stupidity of those in the Police farce.

If this runs on, as I hope it does. I would like to see:

A thorough investigation into the social services personal involved, with sacking considered.

The medicos involved, suspended until a full investigation is carried out as to what their input to social services was.

The Police team who instigated a European arrest warrant citing “neglect” by the parents (patently false), suspended until a formal investigation has been conducted. (preferably with out pay).

The Magistrate that sanctioned the arrest warrant should immediately stand down until all of the above have been investigated.


It amazes me that we are walking into a totalitarian state and the majority of the people don’t seem to see it. This story is just another example of the trouble we have brought upon ourselves.

I would remind anyone who reads this blog, consider the following:

Banning smoking in cars.

Cut down on sugar.

And salt (bearing in mind that if you cut salt out completely, you die).

Global warming. (Pity it stopped 17 years ago).

I’m not going to carry on. Those are just examples of how the state controls you.

I just hope the poor little boy gets well.


  1. Dame Davina Pancake1 September 2014 at 04:27

    FE - I am deeply delighted to learn that I am not alone in worrying about the state's approach to this sad case. It struck me from the beginning as being heavy handed & incompetent (at least they're consistent).

    You can add to your list decent vacuum cleaners (Lord Pancake has unfortunately put his foot down - we won't be panic buying a top of the range Miele upright), top be followed by electric lawnmowers, hairdryers and kettles.

    I am off to smoke my pipe with a mug of tea made with water that boiled VERY quickly in our super high-wattage kettle!

    Hugs, Davina xxx

  2. It's the lies and obfuscations that will do them in. Every time.

    Good post. I've linked to my latest on it.

    1. I hope the authorities get a good kicking over the next few days.

  3. Czechoslovakia ....

    Seriously, how's longs it been...twenty years?

  4. South East UKIP MEP Janice Atkinson is calling for the immediate release of her constituents Brett and Naghemeh King and asking the Home Secretary to question use of European Arrest Warrant. “I call on the Home Secretary to contact the Spanish authorities so that Ashya’s parents are released immediately… Then I would ask her whether she now thinks that pernicious European Arrest Warrant works in the hands of over-zealous policemen in the interests of British citizens ?

  5. So, everything we thought was wrong about the European Arrest Warrant proved to be so the first time it is used! It is a vile piece of legislation and should be repealed at once. So hear hear to Janice Atkinson MEP and, one has to ask, where are the Tory MEPs on this?

  6. Sit down and look at this from the point of view of the police and social services for a minute, won't you? Most of their actions are explainable by a lack of facts and their past experience of this sort of thing, which has been resolutely negative.

    The police saw a very ill child being removed from the care of a hospital by its parents, for no explanation at all and no negotiation. The parents are known to be religious, so that merely ticks the "probably bonkers parents" box. The kid has vanished out of the country, too.

    Now look to every single other child neglect/abuse case. Police and Social Services are getting a hiding in these cases for not erring on the side of caution, for not interfering where the case was either/or, and for not being officious, high-handed busybodies.

    They have learned from experience over this one; the press and media have taught the Social Services a bitter lesson: never err on the side of caution. Always be sure, for you'll be hounded for it with the benefit of 20:20 hindsight. Always cover your arse.

    Knowing this, what in all honesty would you do if you were a policeman? If the kid croaks it (it has terminal cancer of an aggressive type; this child is going to die of cancer) away from home, you the police/social services will cop the blame for not being psychic and seeing this would happen. A wishy-washy defence of saying you thought the child was in safe hands won't cut it, especially as in most of these case, the kid is NOT in safe hands but is being treated by religious nutters.

    We've taught the police to cover their arses, and this is what arse-covering looks like.

    Deal with it.

    1. What is needed following the Ashya King case is a fundamental shift in culture away from assuming the worst about parents. If anyone deserves the blame for what happened to the Kings, it is the interventionist politicians and child-advocacy groups, which consistently encourage state bodies to ignore the judgement of parents. We should stop assuming that any act of defiance against state intrusion in favour of parental judgement is an act of neglect. We should learn from the Kings’ example that often such defiance can demonstrate compassion, love and an unapologetic commitment to a child’s welfare.


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