“It’s a mystery why judges and social workers think they have the legal authority to act in such an inhuman way” is the subtitle of Christopher Booker‘s latest article The mothers jailed after waiving to their children in the street.
He describes regularly different degrees of cruelty and madness as attempts to cover up illegality with a mantle of legitimisation. As I said in Brussels, you can’t imagine that this is happening in a Western country. Hence you can’t believe it, until it happens to you. Just as in First they came…
Here, the contact between the Lithuanian grandfather and grandson is mentioned. For one of the routine violations of Article 8 (the right to family life) is to insist that families don’t speak in their native language. Continue reading