#FriendsandFamily @Lawrence_Jones @BBCNews @JeremyCorbyn @Nigel_Farage #BBCToday #interview OPEN EMAIL to Minister of Education Nicky Morgan MP

Dear Minister Nicky Morgan MP

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Your statement to BBC Today about removing babies at or shortly after birth has caused considerable outrage, to put it mildly. How you as a mother can deny the natural and human right for breastfeeding to mothers and their babies is beyond my understanding.

Are you really not aware of what it means to cut that biological / psychological / spiritual bond, while Sir James Munby acknowledges it in his judgements?

Your Conservative colleague Lucy Allan MP will fill you in with her contribution to the Parliamentary debate on Forced Adoption on 25 November 2015:

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Progress with PETI and JURI, the Petitions and Legal Affairs Committees of @EU_Parliament

This is the agenda of the workshop that was held between MEPs who are members of either the Petitions Committee (PETI) or the Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) or both:

  1. Pavel Svoboda MEP, ‘shadow rapporteur’ and Chair of the Legal Affairs Committee
  2. Cecilia Wikstrom MEP, Chair of the Petitions Committee
  3. Mairead McGuinness MEP, Mediator for International Child Abduction
  4. Sir Mathew Thorpe, former Head of International Family Justice for England & Wales
  5. Pawel Jaros, former Children Ombudsman for Poland
  6. Tadeusz Zwiefka MEP, Committee on Legal Affairs
  7. Gian Paolo Romano, University of Geneva
  8. Laura Martinez-Mora, Principal Legal Officer, Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law
  9. Ruth Cabeza, family law barrister, International Association of Family Lawyers UK
  10. Nadjma Yassari, Max Planck Institute for Comparative International Private Law.

On this video you can hear Cecilia Wikstrom MEP’s report on the fact finding visit of eight MEPs to London between 8:18 and 16:19.

Sir Mathew Thorpe speaks as Head of International Family Justice for England and Wales from 20:19 to 37:00.

The significance of this event can’t be underestimated, as the ‘issue is above the radar‘ now. For good.

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From The British Attitude to #Children and the Boarding School System to #WoundedLeaders

Victims Unite!

This is a post about two books by an author who has led a varied and interesting life: Nick Duffell, as his psychohistory explains a lot about the five issues that we’ve been highlighting as McKenzie Friends lately:

  1. institutionalised child snatching – the most heinous of all white collar crimes;
  2. the secrecy of family courts – legitimising criminal actions and violations of human and child rights;
  3. forced adoptions – the stealing of children for sex, money and other abuse;
  4. child sexual abuse – topical thanks to Jimmy Savile;
  5. satanic and ritual abuse – topical thanks to adult abuse survivors and the whistleblower kids.

The missing link is this Newsweek article:

Nick Duffell wrote

Isn’t that the best possible explanation for institutionalised child snatching serving paedophiles and…

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@HumanRightsLaw UK vs #HumanRights EUROPE: Mind the Gap and Spot the Differences! @UKSupremeCourt

Victims Unite!

There is more to Europe than the idea of the European Union [EU] of 28 Member States as the grand POLITICAL ‘club’ and the ‘Eurozone‘ as the FINANCIAL club, where the Euro is legal currency.

Seasoned victims of white collar criminals turned starfighters and McKenzie Friends discovered ages ago that two significant Human Rights Articles had been omitted from the UK version (1998) of the European Convention of Human Rights (1953) and Fundamental Freedoms:

We took our petition to Abolish Adoptions without Parental Consent to the EU Parliament for the UK Parliament failed to respond or take action to our Petition regarding Children Placed in Foster Care.

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HOPE from Europe: @EURightsAgency and Council of Europe @CoE launch handbook on #ChildRights

No Punishment without Crime or Bereavement without Death!

15 11 25 EU HandbookVienna/Strasbourg, 20 November 2015

Child rights in European law: new practical guide from the EU Fundamental Rights Agency and the Council of Europe

On the occasion of Universal Children’s Day, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), the Council of Europe, and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), launch a handbook on European law relating to rights of the child.

”The promotion and protection of rights of the child is one of the EU’s objectives. However, legal practitioners are not always familiar with European law and jurisprudence in this area,” says FRA interim Director Constantinos Manolopoulos. ”We are glad to offer this useful guide to assist practitioners better protect children so they can effectively enjoy their rights.”

Council of Europe Director General for Democracy Snežana Samardžić-Marković  says: ”Legislation and policy promoting the rights of the child would have little impact without them being directly implemented through national…

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From Highgate with Love and Exhaustion #McKenzieFriends #McKenzie Angels

A Battle for Britain's Children and others' Human Rights

Dear Friends/All

It’s now well over 2 weeks since our part-‘cyber-event’ at Theatro Technis in Camden and I’m still struggling to get the videos of the evening event up on line – many apologies for keeping you waiting and please bear with me.

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@BBCgoodnews with #McKenzieFriends to #McKenzieAngels: Good Gods, Evil Gods, Angels and Princes of Hell

In the Best Interests of the 'Whistleblower Kids'?

15 11 15 Gog Magog 1Carl Gustav Jung taught us about coincidences and 15 11 15 Gog Magog 2synchronicity:

  • giving meaning to everything that happens to us
  • and what we make happen with conscious intent.

One observant emailer writes:

My work got cancelled today.
I found myself at a loose end.
So as I was in the City of London.
I took a photo of their gods!
Gog n Magog.
Cold n wet. I was heading home.
But in the last carriage were past
Lord Mayors.
I gave a wave to them.
I got a smile n wave back.

(From Fiona Wolff!!!)

Wikipedia writes about Gog and Magog

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#MEPs came for Fact-finding Visit to London and report @EP_Petitions Committee

No Punishment without Crime or Bereavement without Death!

Eight MEPs and their assistants, a policy advisor and the tour organiser visited Europe House in London on 05/06 November 2015.

They were also hosted in Westminster by Conservative MP Lucy Allen who nearly had her son taken by her Council. Their complete agenda is here.

I was told that the tour confirmed what I had presented to the Committee in writing and on three occasions orally, strongly supported by online petitions.

Below is the report by the Chair Swedish Cecilia Wikstrom MEP to the Committee meeting on 12 November 2015:

The next step is the finalisation of their report as well as of ‘oral questions’ for a debate in the EU Parliament, leading to a Resolution.

If you have not done so, please sign this online petition:

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Reporting @GoodNews re #PaedoUK and Fact-Finding #MEPs re #ForcedAdoptions

In an admirable and remarkable speech, John Mann MP demands the Re-Opening of the Wanless Review and Dickens File on 04 November 2015, in Westminster Hall, the Second Chamber:

The conspiracies are the conspiracy of silence at the time, the conspiracy of connivance and the conspiracy of cover-ups.

Since our event The UK and EU Dimensions of ‘Forced Adoptions’, the Association of McKenzie Friends of ‘public interest advocates’ is being supported by McKenzie Angels for ‘public protection advocacy’.

For we have re-discovered the seriousness and significance of MAPPA – the Multi-Agency Public Protection Agreements for sexual and violent offenders: MAPPA is the national template for the Duty to Co-operate between local authorities and national organisations – ostensibly to manage sexual and violent offenders.

In practice, it is the ‘matrix’ for

  • stealing children
  • organising child sexual abuse
  • harassing and tormenting whistleblowers.

Hence our delight in these good news:

At the same time, Sir James Munby seems to have published a press release – because his guidelines are not adhered to – for judgements are up to iindividual judges:

McKenzie Angels are thus delighted. They had to come to the rescue of McKenzie Friends who organised an event on The UK and EU Dimensions of Forced Adoptions to celebrate the Fact Finding visit of 8 MEPs to London on 05/06 November.

  • Their preliminary report was discussed on 12 November at 10.30 Brussels time:

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Celebrating the Fact-Finding Visit of MEPs in Europe House and Theatro Technis, London on 05/06 Nov + Follow-up

15 10 31 PETI Fact Finding picFollow-up in the Petitions Committee on Thursday 12 November:

While UK Authorities visited MEPs in Europe House, we created a parallel event in the Theatro Technis in Camden, near King’s Cross, on

Our event is now online on the multi-media producer’s website http://bit.ly/1lfq8px

Tweets about the official event are on  https://twitter.com/search?f=tweets&vertical=default&q=%23PETIFactFindingForcedAdoptionsUK

These photos were published by UK MEP Jude Kirton-Darling.

The MEPs met representatives of

  • CAFCASS – the organisation supposedly ‘representing’ children:
    • Anthony Douglas, Head of Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service
    • Sheila Pankhania-Collins, Children’s Guardian
  • great Belgian journalist Florence Bellone
  • Family Rights Group: Cathy Ashley and Bridget Lindley
  • Police:
    • Steve Williams, Detective Superintendent in Sexual Ofences, Exploitaton and Child Abuse Command
    • Inspector Jim Cook, Emergency Response Policing Team
    • Anthony McKeown, Detective Inspector in charge of the Camden & Islington Child Abuse Investigation Team, Sexual Offences, Exploitation & Child Abuse Command (SOECA), Metropolitan Police Service
  • Judiciary:
    • Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division
  • Embassy of Latvia in the UK
    • Mrs Solveiga Silkalna, Chargé d’afaires
    • Ms Inga Sergeiceva, Third Secretary
  • Consulate of Bulgaria in the UK
    • Ms Maria Anguelieva-Koleva, Head of the Consular Office
    • Todor Krastev, Head of the Labour and Social Afairs Office
  • Law Society:
    • Naomi Angell, private practice solicitor for the Law Society
    • Dorothy Simon, local authority solicitor
  • Association of Lawyers for Children
    • Martha Cover, barrister
  • British Association of Social Workers
    • Bridget Robb, Chief Executive
  • Islington Social Services
    • Susannah Daus
  • MPs

Here is their final Agenda published by the Petitions Committee on Twitter!

Here are the questions that MEPs will be asking on our behalf:


This PACE report on Social Services in Europe lists the following ‘abusive practices’ in section 5.4:

  1. unwarranted complete severing of family ties –
  1. frequent recourse to removing children from parental care at birth –
  1. basing placement decisions on the effluxion of time –
    • “makes a mockery of both children’s and parents’ rights”, the author writes!
  1. frequent recourse to adoptions without parental consent
  1. para 74: miscarriages of justice have been carried out, because a flaw in the English/Welsh legal system means that adoption orders cannot be reversed in any circumstances – in a misunderstanding of the “best interest of the child” who actually has a right to return to his/her birth family.

Further questions from the veteran of all McKenzie Friends, Ian Josephs, publisher of www.Forced-Adoption.com who has a law degree from Oxford and has been helping parents for over 50 years. He still gets 6 – 10 phone calls a day!

1: Can it ever be right to take thousands of babies at birth  from sane law abiding mothers for « risk of emotional abuse”? If so, when?

2: Research shows that Open Adoption works better than Closed. So why do British Family Courts never permit Open adoptions that could allow children at least some contact with birth parents?

  • This practice is also listed as ‘abusive’.

3: Why are law abiding citizens in UK deprived of their children for risks of things that may never happen? Surely babies should only be taken from those who break the laws not those who keep them?


4: Only from UK do hundreds of pregnant mothers flee  to  Ireland, France, Spain and N.Cyprus etc to give birth in safety from UK Social Services. Surely this mass flight of pregnant mothers that happens nowhere else in the world indicates that something is badly wrong?

5: When UK mothers do flee to other countries and to give birth or to avoid UK Court proceedings for care orders on their children; why do Social Services pursue them and take proceedings in those other countries to retrieve the children for care in UK instead of leaving the foreign local social services to deal with the situation?


6: When children are taken into care in UK their lap tops and mobile phones are usually immediately confiscated, so that they cannot phone or email family or friends – unlike murderers in prison who can do both. How can this limitation on children’s freedom to communicate be right?

7: When children in care see their parents at contact centres they and their parents are forbidden to cry, to discuss their case, to report abuse in care, or to discuss returning home; unlike murderers in prison who can discuss anything they like with their visitors. How can crushing freedom of speech be right?


8: Why do squads of up to 9 uniformed police arrive so frequently to take screaming frightened children from parents at around 7am from their beds and cart them off to isolation from family and friends?


9: The number of children taken from parents for physical or sexual abuse has dropped, whilst the numbers taken for undefined emotional abuse has nearly doubled in the last five years as a percentage of the whole (judicial statistics). Could that be because children sexually or physically abused make poor adoption material?


10: Can it be right that social workers who all have adoption scorecards are named and shamed within their own organisations, if they do not achieve adoption targets? Surely this gives them an incentive to recommend forced adoptions when other solutions are possible and more desirable?

11: “Innocent until proved guilty” has been replaced in the UK family courts by “guilty if their guilt (smacking or injuring their child etc) is more probable (51%) than their innocence”; and as judges usually consider the allegations of social workers to be probably more reliable than the denials of parents, the result is that parents once accused are usually found to have neglected or abused their own children.-Surely “innocent until proven guilty” is a fairer standard of proof?


12: There are many cases in the UK where law abiding parents have been imprisoned for breaching “no contact orders” made by the family courts by waving at their children in the street, sending a birthday card, speaking to them at a chance meeting and even for posting “happy 21st birthday” on the internet.(yes 21st !). Surely such orders should be made illegal when such parents have never been convicted of harming their children?

The Theatro Technis is the home of the Cypriot immigrant community, produced a play on a forced adoption in the 80s, on an abuse survivor’s experience earlier this year and now promotes our event here.

Initiated by Cypriot / Russian immigrant David Edmond Efthyvolou, our parallel ‘cyber event’ facilitates conversations on a number of levels:

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