MY 2015 ONLINE ELECTION ADDRESS
North Cornwall Constituency Parliamentary Election, 7th May 2015
Men make lousy mums …
… but, then again, women make lousy dads.
The 1959 Declaration on the Rights of the Child, Principle 6, declared:
“The child, for the full and harmonious development of his personality, needs love and understanding. He shall, wherever possible, grow up in the care and under the responsibility of his parents, and, in any case, in an atmosphere of affection and of moral and material security; a child of tender years shall not, save in exceptional circumstances, be separated from his mother.”
Both parents. Every child. Wherever possible.
The United Kingdom is not only failing to secure the Principle 6 right of every child to both parents “wherever possible”. It is actively undermining that right. Selfish parents, and (often) ideologically-influenced social workers and family court judges who empower them, have denied many a child the right to any direct contact at all, with mum, or with dad.
Sometimes children are even denied contact with either of that child’s two natural parents For example, this happens when children are adopted, without the consent of their natural parents.
Children are being cared for, by the million, by only one, or by neither, of their parents, despite howls of protest from the parents excluded, and (often) vociferous protests on the part of the children themselves who are adversely affected by this policy of every British government since (at least) Margaret Thatcher’s.
Children beyond number, are routinely being denied the care of one or both of their parents, even when it would be perfectly “possible” (in the words of Principle 6) for those children to grow up in the care and under the responsibility of at least one, and (where possible, preferably) both their parents, as is their right, wherever “possible”.
In the process, many a child is losing contact not just with mum or dad, or with mum and dad, but with grandparents, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins galore.
The main reason you hear so little about this gross abuse of simply millions of British children on the news, is that these decisions are being taken behind closed doors, often in secret courts, that are more-or-less controlled by a manipulative and wilful social work industry that has scant regard for Principle 6. Parents, at the rate of a couple of hundred a year, are being jailed, for complaining about such injustices in our secret family courts.
Some decisions to exclude parents from their children’s lives are not taken in secret family courts, but in secret meetings called by social services that the excluded parents are not even aware are being held.
In one recent case, a father was told that it had been decided in his absence that he would never see his son again, because the social worker disagreed with the father’s moral beliefs. The father was opposed to abortion because he believed in the equality of foetus children with other humans, as I do myself. Himself a survivor of homosexual abuse during his adolescence, the father had also written in 2013, hoping to discourage members of the House of Lords from voting for the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill. The family court did not make an order that the father should never see his son again. Regardless, and admitting that opposition to the father’s moral beliefs was their motivation, Cornwall Council has bullied, misled, lied and manipulated, in order to procure that this father and his son are both punished, for the father’s politically incorrect moral beliefs.
Suicide is the leading cause of death amongst men under 50 in the UK. The suicide of men alone claims 100 lives a week. Many of these are lives that seem no longer worth living, as far as the excluded parents condemned to live those lives, or to take their own lives, are concerned. Women are affected too. I know personally one mother who has had all four of her children taken from her!
But I digress. My plea to you, Cornish voter, is primarily about the right of the children of Britain’s excluded parents, not the Article 8 Convention right to a family life of the excluded parents themselves. Often the excluded parents’ hearts are broken mostly because they realise that their own exclusion from their children’s lives is breaking the hearts of the children whom the British state wants never to see one of their parents again, to their lifelong detriment (as the best science predicts). Please put these children first, when you decide where to place your cross, on polling day.
Cast an ethical vote this election!
Two year-old’s contact stopped with “homophobic” dad (guest post by Gagged Dad)
And finally, the Election Communication that the Royal Mail has been asked to deliver to every home in the constituency: