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It is striking how often ordinary people, who find themselves the victims of extraordinary wrongs, turn to poetry to express themselves. Perhaps you are living next door to a poet. I would like to publish these as I come across them, for they say more than I can about the battle we fight for truth and justice. So here is the first of the UK Column poets:
The Nottinghamshire child abuse whistleblower's treatment in jail has once again degenerated into something out of Solzhenitsyn, or worse.
Lady Smith and the UK Supreme Court gives the answer.
Words matter - as was recently pointed out by a member of the audience at "What's wrong with Named Person".
The Scottish Government's Named Person Scheme for compulsory state guardians - supervising the upbringing of every child - has been ruled unlawful. Nevertheless, the Minister responsible claims that only a "tweak" is required for compliance with European law.
Amongst the corruption and halfheartedness that characterises much of the modern Anglo-Saxon establishment there remains what Albert Jay Nock called “the substratum of right thinking and well doing “. This manifests itself in the most unexpected areas; in this case family law.
GIRFEC - Getting It Right For Every Child - is the Scottish Government version of Every Child Matters. It's name is interesting, for it does not say getting it right for YOUR child.
In mid-January 2016, Tim Farron MP, leader of the Liberal Democrat Party, called for the resettlement of Syrian unaccompanied refugee children in the UK. “Ignoring the desperation these vulnerable children find themselves in will only allow the situation to get worse,” he said. What could possibly go wrong?
Brandon Lewis MP
In the last few days a very brave Detective Constable from the Met Police has given a public testimony of the orchestrated cover-up of widespread child abuse principally in London, but also UK wide. He describes the nature and scale of the child abuse including grooming, sexual abuse, prostitution, trafficking and cover-ups involving police, politicians, Local Authorities, Social Services and Charities.
In January this year, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron launched a campaign to bring thousands of "unaccompanied" Syrian children to the UK. Initally defeated in the House of Commons, the campaign has gained strength in recent weeks following defeats in the House of Lords.