The Queen on the application of Melissa Laird
v. Secretary of State for the Home Department CO 9385/2013
Application for Judicial Review of Melissa’s deportation to the USA September
Before Anthony Elleray QC sitting as a deputy judge of the High Court
Queen’s Bench Division, Administrative Court 18, 5 December 2013, 10.30
Prior to Melissa’s case 2 other applications were heard, both for leave to appeal against deportations brought by foreign fathers with children still in UK (the court stenographer said Court 18 was a very sad place…). Melissa’s application only arrived before the judge at 12.50, brought on her behalf by members of the Association of McKenzie Friends (AMF) Sabine McNeill and Belinda McKenzie, assisted by especially by Terence Ewing, but also Meirion Bowen and Caul Grant.
Greetings and welcome to this list if you’ve signed my contact sheet only recently and thank you for your interest in this initiative. If I’m mistaken and you’re not/no longer interested in following or joining with me in a ‘Battle for [= to protect] Britain’s Children’ in the lead-up to the General Election 2015 just let me know and I’ll remove you from this list. To date, after sending out 8? editions of BATTLE NEWS since end September 2013 only 2 people on this extensive mailing-list have asked to be removed.
The list which runs into thousands by now represents 4 years of public campaigning on this issue, starting out as ‘Justice for Hollie Greig’ www.holliedemandsjustice.org.uk and widening into a general campaign against all forms of child abuse, including state stealing and trafficking of children and ritual as well as sexual abuse.
As I’ve mentioned recently at public events, the proposed ‘Battle’ doubles as a campaign to ‘Elect an Ethical Parliament in 2015’. I work on the simple premise that those who abuse children or who KNOWINGLY condone, cover-up, turn a blind eye to, sanction, enable or promote the abuse of children & break-up of families are UNLIKELY TO BE ETHICALin any other area of their public activity. In my view therefore such people should not be elected or re-elected to this country’s legislature, nor should they be holding positions of public trust, full-stop. Continue reading →
‘BACK for CHRISTMAS’ for STOLEN UK & FOREIGN CHILDREN
3 Court Hearings in December illustrate how the UK’s ‘child protection’ system is an international scandal
US mother Melissa Laird[i] is listed for a hearing on 5 December 2013 in the High Court to address the ‘substance of her case’ and to ‘exercise her rights of appeal’. Due to torturous prison conditions in HMP Holloway including being beaten up[ii], she was seriously prevented from advancing her legal affairs. This included contact with her son from whom she was separated in December 2011, when he was 4 years-old. She was advised to plead ‘guilty’ to ‘abduction of a child’, her own, after having relocated from the UK to Spain; in May 2011 Barnet Council had issued a European Arrest Warrant. She was arrested when she took her son to hospital in Alicante in December. In March 2012, Family Judge Mayer ordered that contact was at the discretion of Barnet Council who deemed it best not to arrange for any contact at all, contrary to the Children’s Act 1989 and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
If you’ve just signed my contact-list thank you and welcome.
In the past few weeks I’ve been out-and-about a lot and the list has been expanding rapidly which is great. People seem to be very receptive to the need to have a big public ‘battle’/campaign to properly protect the children and family life of this country. The Jimmy Savile scandal has really woken everyone up and has provided the needed opportunity. As well as the paedophiles/paedophile-rings, of major concern also is the activity of the local authorities currently removing children from their birth families at the rate of 1000 per month – Cameron wants that figure to double in 2014. Why? Struggling families need to be supported, not torn apart! The removal of children should only ever be a very regrettable necessity in a small number of acute cases. But sadly even that ‘emergency’ side of things is not working properly as we’ve have seen from the string of tragic deaths in recent years where intervention should have happened and didn’t…
When children are removed from their birth-families/families broken up the resultant damage goes on and on, costing the public purse in the long-run many times over what it would have cost right at the outset to install a home-help in a struggling family and provide it with a little extra money to cover the daily needs of the children. Social workers should be literally no more nor less than that, community workers helping families to stay together and deal with their problems and instructing people in communities to look out for each other and to support any families in difficulties. They should not be not behaving like some kind of neo-Nazi SS, bearing down on a family flanked by uniformed police-officers to wrest a screaming child from its likewise screaming mother’s or father’s arms. Sadly, such barbaric scenes are all too commonplace these days. They are a truly shameful blot on our national life. Factor in the impotence of the police to round up the high-level paedophiles tormenting children in the state care-system and the gangs and cults ritualistically abusing children and you have a very bad scene indeed. All of this needs to be brought into the full glare of public scrutiny and a General Election is a good context in which to do that. Continue reading →
For the British people, the EU is a very double edged sword and most people do not appreciate the different levels for considering pros and cons. I am writing as a ‘pan-German’ of European culture and a ‘world citizen’. For I was born in the part of Germany that became Poland after the war, grew up in the North, finished school in the South and studied in the middle of Germany, before living in Geneva, Switzerland and London since 1981.
Local authorities (Police and Social Workers) take children without any paperwork
justify their actions after the event
get the people processing industry going: medical and psychiatric ‘experts’, lawyers galore who all seem to operate in the interest of the local authority rather than their ‘clients’ and of course, judges who tend to sanction what local authorities are doing rather than question.
1. In all actions concerning children, whether undertaken by public or private social welfare institutions, courts of law, administrative authorities or legislative bodies, the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration. Continue reading →
On the very day, 24th October 2012, that Tom Watson asked you a PMQ re. the possibility of a link between a very large and highly organised paedophile ring and No 10, you made a number of quotes to the mainstream media.
You were in fact referring to the Savile/BBC/NHS scandal.