The secret English courts that take newborns for forced adoption have moved from victimizing young and defenseless mothers to attacking the middle class, while blocking access to elected representatives. That confirms the decay of Brit democracy, and it’s fortunate the EU is taking over.
The new victims:
A father has been jailed for helping his pregnant wife flee abroad because she was terrified that social services would take her baby.
The 56-year-old businessman drove his wife and her eight-year-old son from a previous marriage to Dover, and then on to Paris.
He was arrested on his return to Britain and lost a High Court appeal earlier this week to have a 16-month sentence reduced.
The mother, who is a professional woman in her 40s but cannot be identified for legal reasons, has since given birth prematurely to a girl and remains in hiding…
Dismissing the appeal, Mr Justice Bennett acknowledged the “powerful emotions” involved, but said: “Such proceedings taken by a local authority must be respected by parents.
I doubt anybody in England respects their local authority – they’ve increased taxes way over inflation for decades, and now that well is running dry have devised a variety of entrapments to make money by contrived fines for parking and speeding.
This latest oppression shows one at its most autocratic – here’s the London Times (my ellipsis):
Last autumn a small English congregation was rocked by the news that two of its parishioners had fled abroad. A 56-year-old man had helped his pregnant wife to flee from social workers, who had already taken her son into care and were threatening to seize their baby.
Most people had no idea why. For the process that led this couple to such a desperate act was entirely secret. The local authority had warned the mother not to talk to her friends or even her MP (Member of Parliament).
The judge who heard the arguments from social services sat in secret. The open-minded social workers who had initially been assigned to sort out a custody battle between the woman and her previous husband were replaced by others who seemed determined to build a guilty case against her.
That is how the secret State operates. A monumental injustice has been perpetrated in this quiet corner of England; our laws are being used to try to cover it up.
In stopping the couple appealing to their MP, this local authority places itself above Parliament, confirming the latter is now irrelevant.
So it’s good the Brits will soon be governed by the EU, since the other nations of the EU don’t countenance baby snatching, and the European Commission, the European Court of Justice, and the European Court of Human Rights will singly or collectively outlaw this odious practice.