The 18-year-old Roman Catholic girl is suing Highland Council
for £70,000 damages, for placing her with Protestant foster parents. There is no logical end to this manner of lawsuit, so Cranmer is amused that Lord Uist has said that the case raises ‘novel and difficult questions of law’. The issue of fostering is muddied by the further complaint that the girl was sent to a school ‘which did not meet her needs by providing lessons suitable for her learning disabilities’,
but the principal grievance is that Highland Council had ‘failed to facilitate’ her religious persuasion.
This, of course, caused her ‘anxiety, depression and educational impairment’, and ‘breaches the European Convention on Human Rights’.
Cranmer thanks his communicant, Mr Angry Steve
, for drawing his attention to this case, but wonders if the 'biased-BBC
' would have bothered reporting it had it been a matter of a Protestant child suing a council for placing him/her with Roman Catholic parents…