The British State owns all EU babies
That must be how Essex social workers viewed the Italian woman who had to endure this very treatment in the UK. According to a a senior judge in Milan, the woman’s treatment constituted an unprecedented "act of extreme violence" (adding that it could not never happened in Italy). Shami Chakrabarti, of Liberty, said: "At first blush this is dystopian science fiction unworthy of a democracy like ours. Forced surgery and separation of mother and infant is the stuff of nightmares that those responsible will struggle to defend in courts of law and decency."
At first blush?
This is the 'Court of Protection' we're talking about.
A secret court that meets behind closed doors to determine what happens to those who are deemed incapable of making decisions on their own behalf. The court can nullify a marriage without the consent of both parties (yes, really), and determine which parent gets which child with what visitation rights (if any at all), with draconian restrictions on all media reporting. And this court can also apparently force a foreign citizen to have an invasive medical procedure and seize her child against her will - because she is not foreign at all: she is an EU citizen.
This didn't take place last week: it occurred 15 months ago, and has only recently come to light.
His Grace wrote about these secret courts three years ago. Nothing has changed. Except that the wider world is gradually becoming more aware of them. He wrote back then:
There is a tendency, developed or made more palpable over the past 50 years, that our children are first and foremost a state acquisition. The belief has perhaps been in greater evidence nowhere more than in the state education system, with its national curriculum designed to inculcate whatever values a passing government stipulates, and teachers trained in accordance with a prescriptive code which none dare abjure and no headteacher dare repudiate, lest they fall foul of the Gestapo at Ofsted. Any parental assertions of ownership, as with homeschooling, are increasingly viewed with suspicion, with such parents made subject to a level of monitoring usually reserved for suspected paedophiles. And the absurd belief that a parent ought to be informed about their child’s acquisition of contraception or their 14-year-old daughter’s application for an abortion is viewed as an unacceptable incursion into the child's 'right' to privacy, of which the state is now the self-appointed guardian.It is clearly time for all European states to reclaim their children - and, indeed, their adults - from the foreign courts of their EU partners. And there is obviously only one way to achieve that. In the meantime, secret courts have no place in the modern liberal democratic state. They can lead to manifest injustice, and must be abolished
...We see here a perfect example of the systematic abuse of state power. If the mother speaks out, she risks prosecution and faces the certainty of losing her child forever to fostering or adoption. Every instinct for natural justice wants to name the woman and assist her, yet the local authority bullies, in partnership with inept social workers and private adoption agencies, would exploit the transgression and submit it as evidence that they and they alone are acting in the best interests of the welfare of the child.
Ultimately, of course, it is the rights of the child which are violated. His or her right to a family life is subsumed to the state’s definition of what that life ought to consist. The social workers are no longer pastoral, caring or compassionate: they have become agents of the state, programmed to implement social legislation in accordance with the demands of the state.
The Marxist-Stalinist ideology persists.
..It is a topsy-turvy world indeed in which we are obliged to grant prisoners their ‘right’ to vote; in which we may not deport convicted foreign-nationals because of their ‘right’ to a family life or their ‘right’ not to be tortured in their own country. And yet a British mother who has been convicted of nothing has her child forcibly removed by the state and is then denied natural justice and all means of legal redress because of the labyrinthine bureaucracy of an evil system intent on nothing but its own survival.
...Questions must certainly be asked in Parliament about this crypto-Soviet madness. The Family Courts are out of control and a law unto themselves. It is time for us to reclaim our children from all forms of state oppression.