Looks like Britain has done it again… People’s rights were violated by a medical doctor and a bunch of police officers, and that’s okay because in Britain, that is okay. (Courtesy of Tony Blair, perhaps?)
The rest of Britain is stepping up because, of course, this is NOT okay.
Have you already signed the petition? If not, please do: Reunite Ashya with his parents
Here is the 2 September UPDATE in the Portsmouth News (with the petition this morning standing at a whopping high number).
Thank you, law firm, whoever you are, for stepping up. We all have to start putting a stop to the casual way in which people’s rights – and particularly parents’ and children’s rights – are being violated so often in the UK when it concerns normal folks instead of toffs (Britain’s oh so powerful elite).
This feudal nonsense has to stop. We are in the 21st century, for crying out loud. Tony Blair was a complete nut case. The evil practices he introduced in this country should be abolished as soon as possible.
The casual way in which police officers lie so often is a disgrace too. Clearly, Hampshire Assistant Chief Constable Chris Shead was lying here or did not have a clue what he was talking about. Police sometimes loves constructing and directing its own soaps a little bit too much, it seems to me.
For readers who don’t know this:
- The Kings are a local family, from Southsea, which is part of Portsmouth, so our local media are paying a lot of attention to this case. A court order, apparently, was issued in Portsmouth late on Friday afternoon, not in Southampton. I
am initially was not sure what this particular court order says, as there is was also talk that Ashya’s parents were stripped of their parental powers. That apparently is correct.
- Tony Blair introduced some really messed up ideas in 2006, according to which children can already be taken away from parents even before they are born if someone with enough power does not like the parents, an appallingly “medieval” idea. It appears that he gave NHS staff an insane amount of power which it can exercise as it pleases, fairly randomly. There are now so many cases in which NHS Trusts play such an appalling role that I am starting to equate the NHS with power abuse in Britain; unfortunately many of them carry a gagging order, silencing people effectively (because they get locked up in prison if they say a word about their cases). It is not clear whether the Ashya King case is one of these horrible cases, but the NHS may have acted under powers – or a duty – that it did not have in the past. The main party responsible for the mess appears to have been Hampshire police, possibly because they didn’t want to lose face after they became aware of the facts and realised that they had acted on the basis of incorrect assumptions.
- In Britain, medical doctors are generally still considered superior humans, particularly if they are male. I guess that they are considered in possession of the holy grail of all knowledge. Doctors for instance have the power to identify you on the basis of your passport, which most ordinary Britons do not have. That is so ridiculously unbelievable. (I think school teachers still have this power too in Britain.)
(parents suing the hospital and Nick Clegg speaking out).
Meanwhile, former children’s minister Tim Loughton who is a Tory MP has spoken out as well, and not in the weasel-like mild manner of Nick Clegg.
And yes, of course, Spanish police is keeping the couple locked up and denied bail! What other country issues arrest warrants without there being a good reason? What other country starts an international manhunt for no good reason?
I do think it’s awesome that so many Britons are signing the petition – which is quite unusual over here – but more is needed to bring more smiles on more people’s faces here.
Final update: the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has now cancelled the European arrest warrant. I presume that this means that the Kings will be released tomorrow and allowed to reunite with their son and arrange for his further treatment.