Within his column in the Sunday Telegraph Christopher Booker has reported time and again on what would appear to be 'high-handed' actions carried out by children's social services in what Richard North, EU Referendum, calls "stolen children". Regular readers of the Sunday Telegraph will be well aware of the cases that Booker, under great restraints imposed by the courts, has featured in an attempt to bring matters into the public domain.
Christopher Booker is a journalist who is, I think all would agree, renowned for the provenance of the facts encapsulated within his writing and I find it incredible that MPs have remained silent on what must be one of the most glaring defects in our democracy; that children's social services appear to have such arbitrary powers - powers that would seem to go unchallenged by our judicial system.
Dick Puddlecote posts on an alarming trend in the United States and one has to wonder, with the 'free reign' that social services would appear to enjoy in this country, how long it will be before what is happening in the US makes its appearance over here.
Parents in this country would be well advised to beware the 'helpful arm of the state', one that is becoming more draconian by the day, where the rearing of their children is concerned - Big Brother is most definitely 'alive and well' in this area. Where children are 'removed' from within their family environment, the question has to be asked how are they being 'reared' and exactly what 'values' are they being taught - matters one can be assured that social services will be 'controlling'.