A new ‘Cinderella Law’ is set to be introduced in the Queen’s Speech to parliament in early June. The law would expand child neglect laws to cover “emotional cruelty” in the same way that physical or sexual abuse are prosecuted against.
But critics have argued that the law could result in government employees such as social workers attempting to bring proceedings against parents for simply not falling into line with their expectations. Parents found guilty of emotional cruelty could face up to 10 years in prison.
This is an unforgivable overreach by the government. The people of the UK would be well advised to hold forth against it until it is defeated. Otherwise, they will wake up one morning to find themselves chained.
There’s no way this could lead to any miscarriages of justice given the utmost professionalism, sensitivity and wisdom of Britain’s social workers, council bureaucrats, policemen and judges.
This basically gives the state the right to take children away from their families on the flimsiest of grounds and it will all be conducted in the secret family courts.
We’ve already seen foster parents who vote UKIP or BNP being deemed unfit to look after children, how many times will we see the Gestapo social services using this law as a pretence to steal children?
Just some reasons why your children may be taken from you in future:
You are a traditionalist Christian who does not accept same-sex marriage and adoption
You drink too much (in their opinion)
The child has a bruise You were seen smacking your children
You voted BNP
You marched with the EDL
Your child tells her teacher you emotionally abused her (she wasn’t allowed out to meet Wayne last night)
She phones Jimmy Savile’s old friend Esther at ChildLine and says you are a witch
You go on holiday in term time
You won’t allow them to be vaccinated against feline TB
You were seen buying cakes in Tesco
You aren’t claiming benefits
You haven’t employed a Philippina nanny
You won’t allow your children to smoke weed on school trips with their teachers
You said you didn’t like halal meat
You don’t like Russell Brand
You taught your 5 year old to read before she started at school etc etc
The reach of the Nanny State has long descended into insanity, but anyone who could think up this nonsense surely deserves prosecution, without the option of the insanity defence.
How on earth would this be proven in court?
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