Thursday, 30 September 2010

This is it!

Act now 30th September 2010 is the deadline!

Ministry of Justice building in Petty France, near St. James' Park Station.

This is their Call for Evidence;

and to help here are my answers but act now!
1) Injustice!
To find reconciliation in family disputes that are workable and fair to all, whilst serving the children's best interest in offering stability and a continuity of lifestyle with the benefit of both parents, where there have been no previous accounts of violence or abuse, and the parental responsibilities are shared equally! Childhood is such a short span of time, ti should be protected!
What should not be included in the family Court is the systematic incompetence of contributors most especially the CAFCASS and CSF court reporters (CAFCASS in my view and experience should be disbanded!)

2) This question is a bit of a non starter as it should be remembered most separations happen amicably and away from court , those that do are from couple unable to agree following mediation or the like so immediately there is a dispute!
All to often a case that may be a dispute over money or property cane become embroiled in child welfare not least when a mother (more often) withhold the children till things go her way the current law does not enforce court orders so allows the parental alienation to take place!
The state should offer £500 of legal aid to both parties to include a single court appearance/order thereafter the parent who wishes to return the matter to court has to pay from their own funds, thus their minds should be focused on getting it right first time and allowing some flex ability of contact as the children grow.

3) The system is a farce bordering on discrimination and neglect!

a) No in fact the whole experience is one of rush brief and to the point bullet statements that all to often miss crucial details and Judges always seem to be in a rush to get to the next case as opposed to considering the case in hand. At one time CAFCASS had 6 months+ waiting times to process their reports and with so much water under the bridge by the time they did reach court much of the fact were out of date and not always relevant to the child's need after all that time.

b) To encourage couples to entre mediation and be given a foresight as to what they could achieve with £500 and one court agreement (as I propose) and an education on parental responsibilities that should be actively shared . CAFCASS to disband, CSF only to be brought in if there is an underlining child welfare issue and not a matter of course and the judges to receive an unbiased report from the family doctor and schools at the outset of the case so preventing one parent (more often the mother) making false representations to satisfy her own ends with the emphasis on trying to defuse tensions, but whilst there are so many people standing to gain financially cases that could be solved quickly are exacerbated more!

c) The system is mostly inefficient and grossly incompetent!

d) If the system was open to public or press scrutiny as criminal cases are it would be revealed as discriminating against fathers for no apparent reason other then accepted prejudices in society, and bigoted towards bad parents who seem to know how to work the system to their own ends whilst good non confrontational parents are penalised . There has to be a gender equality brought into the 'Walter Mitty' Family Court world as equality is accepted in the real world!
The phrase " In the best interest of the children!" should be banned from Family Court use until they themselves try to understanding of the ramifications of their all too often misjudgements!

4) I have to say there really is little more a Family Court Judge does then administer a court order that frankly is not worth the paper it is written on, even if as in my case it has just taken almost one year to attain and some £35,000 in cost (money I would have preferred to have put towards my children's future. If the judges cannot enforce his own orders supported by often spurious testimony from CAFCASS & CSF reporters what ever is the point ? Here is my solution; the key to all this is take the financial incentives ou t of the process and then just maybe justice may be served till then the corruption of the system will ensue!

a) Arbitration & Mediation.

b) No single agency such as CAFCASS or a social services to have the final say, some means of overseeing their activities with an impartial witness or 3 !! The right to appeal and for those making these statements to be held to account!

5) My advise to any newly separated couple would be boycott the system as if you cannot resolve it yourselves no way a Solicitor, Barrister or ultimately a Family Court Judges will do it and once again as the financial rewards are so great and with very little redress to the LSC you would be simply wasting your money!

a) No the whole system is a minefield of corruption and deceit and even when you think you are making head way smoke and mirrors are used to deceive you further I would no venture there even with an expensive lawyer at £200 per hour or a £2000 court appearance hardly in the "Child's best interest" to bankrupt the parent is it?

b) There really is no Constancy in this process and can vary just by a change of judge!

c) You can use a McKenzie friend or advocate but the judge will not always recognise then and they can only advise a litigant in person who then has to interpret that advice to an impatient judge so no not to be recommended even though Lord Justice Woolf devotes his own charity to promoting them, this to is only designed to enhance the funds flowing through the system ad hock!

6) Both parents to be regarded in law equally as in every other equality law in the land and beyond!

Outlaw Parental Alienation so as to stop the resident parent withholding the children during prearranged contact time, this should be regarded as child abuse as it undermines the very stability and routine young children in particular need and understand!

In stead of making fathers into criminals by threats from the police of arrest for harassment ( even though you as a father are attending contact at the time and place prescribed in court ( The law they use was designed for celebrities being stalked and has no place in family law or domestic issues such as these) Make false allegation a criminal offence so when proved, more often, that the mother is making it up they should face a penal notice!

7) They at present are ineffectual especially for the most heated of situations, and simply take the financial incentives out of the system for solicitors and mother who most often are entitled to limitless legal aid and put the emphasis that the money aspect of all matters appertain to the children's welfare and upbringing and nothing else!

8) The easiest way I can answer this question is from first hand experience ;

On one occasion my ex partner told the court I was stopping the children phoning their mother when they were having contact with me ( in spite of me issuing both my children with mobiles and ready access to the land line) I was told by the judge he would issue a penal notice. There after I ensured my children phoned their mother when they stayed with me, when we returned to court 3 month later the mothers barrister told my McKenzie friend to ask me to stop making the children phone so often, it was getting on her nerves!

In October 2004 I was granted a joint residency order and more then sufficient contact time ( overnight Wednesdays alternate weekends and all the school holidays shared 50/50 this is what the children had asked for and I was more then happy to adhere to. From that date onwards the mother sought to disrupt contact at every opportunity often with holding my younger child when I challenged this I was threatened with the police. This culminated on 19th September 2007 when both children were withheld and this has been the case to present day, just 3 years no contact not even a phone call text nothing and again on rare occasions of trying to pass birthday or Christmas cards etc to them and including one time when I handed my eldest an A4 envelope with a charger for a toy left at my home in error and a Post office book and maturing bonds which meant each child received about £1000 although this took place en route home from school at 3pm I had the police turn up to my home 2 days later wishing to arrest me for harassing my son at the school gate, go figure as my American friends would say , but since then I email my local police station, M.P. and newspaper of my intent and the police now do not come!

Court orders only seem enforceable on the father and the mother can get away with almost murder yet there is no course of redress! Judges just seem to go for a quiet life and if there is potentially conflict it is invariably the father that is made to leave!

9) The hypocrisy that ensues from the Family Court process starts with the bland meaning less statement in the "child's best interest" yet the children are never heard. Instead the erroneous CAFCASS and Social Services rely on the mother's word as being Gospel and not truly what the children want. Perhaps schools should appoint an independent advocate pastoral or religious who works like and with the family doctor to offer children private advice and that can be reported solely to a Family Court Judges and once again the reliance of more then one witness to a child's statement and a private room within the school where matters can be dealt with in an non intimidating way.

10) I refer you to my answer to question 4 but would say take the financial incentives out of the system to give justice a fighting chance of success.

11) The whole system is a sham I cannot think of one good aspect of family law after 6 years of study it is in need of radical reform top to bottom and social services should be included in the process the same failures affecting child welfare ( most notably Baby Peter and Khyra Ishaq) are spilling over into family court judgements more often to the detriment of the child I once again am of the view that CAFCASS should be disbanded and social services has no place in preliminary hearings of family court cases all they are doing there is generating future work for themselves and their colleagues!

12 ) If the suggestions made in question 4 where adopted the administration would be greatly reduced one bundle for a single hearing at a set price , problem solved!

13) As with answer 13 and the onus should be place with the parents ( both) to make their agreement work!

14) Sack those for misjudgements and prosecute Social services managers when they are culpable in negligence everyone else in society is accountable for their actions why are those protected by these secret family court immune? Open the process to Press and public scrutiny and say child A child B family XYZ as they do in sensitive criminal cases!

15) They do not there is just one tunnel vision route all cases take with the same inevitable out come. They fail as they are not taken on a case by case basis and much of the testimony brought to the court is hear say and the expected prejudicial outcomes of before!

16) They are not necessary separating couples should be given a pack £500 of legal advice and a single court appearance which is then enforceable on both parents and encouraged to make it work Social Services should only be called in extreme circumstances where proven incidents of violence or abuse have been recorded otherwise they only contribute to the disputes , often when previously they did not exist!

17/18 Once again the answer lies in question 4 but CAFCASS could & should disband immediately, Social services should be reformed and made to concentrate solely on child welfare issues. CSA or Child maintenance enforcement agency should also disband as they serve nobody good parents will pay for the welfare of their children bad parents will not but this poor organisation rewards the bad parent whilst penalising those who are made to pay again and a gain and also contribute to much of the disruption in applied court orders and contact arrangement. Solicitors to be made clear there is a ceiling to what legal aid any one case can justify and as previously suggested £500 there after the client has to pay themselves ( This was also discovered by an associate of mine in Canada who suggested $500 divorces were possible).

19) This is a mini statement blog;

Well having worked for 35+ years, I did all the courts asked and more acquired a second family home equal distance to the schools as my former one and carried on working , adhering fully to the court order , and trying to fix 2 broken relationships with one good one having an enhanced relationship with step children unhindered by court orders. this culminated in bankruptcy and depression too great demands on a single person for finances a single wage would never achieve. Then to be entitle to minimum and ever reducing aid from the state still paying CSA having my former home handed to my ex partner and her new partner on a plate her new partner not having spent 30 seconds in Family court was able to acquire my home for a pepper corn rate of £34,000 when it was worth over £200,00 in the same week I was issued with an intent to reposes my second family home, my pension maturing early saved it but now means it is only paying a minimum out ( £20 per week) for the rest of my life! I am not entitle to legal aid in spite of being broke and there seems no course of redress at the age of 52 what hope but there are those worse off then me see question 30

20) Compassion.

21) There is no accountability and there is no excuse why the courts cannot be more open as they are in Australia and cases can be identified by numbers or letters in the most sensitive cases there is no accountability at Social services and no way of undoing their wrongs or reversing bad decisions once in place a national scandal!

22) There needs to be more openness including press intervention whilst sensitive cases can still be protected if everyone involved was aware then it follows so would accountability!

23) Criminal courts use ID such as Child A and this can still be used at the Judges discretion but there has to be some form of overseer to ensure there is some accountability for any judgement, this would also save wasted appeals.

24) I have thought about this on a number of occasions and have come to the conclusion that the key stage for this is at the stage a child reached the age they start at secondary education so I would suggest a child under 11 should be allowed to talk to court via video link but children over 11 should be able to attend court perhaps with a child advocate.

25) CAFCASS should be disbanded as ineffectual failures!

26) All the above and took my research worldwide for over 6 years!

27) Openness, accountability and performance rating!

28) Judge could be supported by a jury of independent parents and in fact a reduction in the number of agencies involved but above all ACCOUNTABILITY!

29) One of the first thing I did when I saw the failings first hand in UK courts was to go in search of where things might be done better, Sadly the whole malaise was derived from the British model and as a result the same problems occur around the world ! In the USA things seem to be on a par with the UK with State and county variations and their CPS is as much a national disgrace as here in Britain they seem to be tougher in Canada whilst the courts in Australia are a little more open they are still far from ideal and along with their New Zealand neighbours suffer from failing child welfare services with their CYFS.

30) Along with Parental Alienation, False allegations and children going into care or foster home on spurious Social services claims such as the dog barked so the child needs to go into care! But one other hidden secret the public never see as a result of these sinister courts is the resulting suicides of those falling fowl of this appalling system! In Australia where a thorough record is kept over 12,000 people have taken their lives since November 2007 ( when Kevin Rudd took office) it is believed similar numbers are lost in the UK ( where the BBC mocked a protester on the Tyne Bridge for trying to highlight this fact) and Canada . In the USA where numbers run into the 100,000 has revealed the correlation between returning service personnel and their added involvement in the family law system adding significantly to this tragic number!

Follow the progress of this review by clicking on the blog title above!

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Family Law still a taboo at the BBC! WHY?

Family Law still a taboo at the BBC! WHY?

Click on origional blog title above to see when Davey last raised this issue.

At a time that our new coalition Government have empowered the Ministry of Justice to make a substantive review of the Family Laws in the UK at the moment and in spite of Lord Justice Sir Nicholas Wall's misplaced comments; (Does he not realise it is his laws he and Lord Justice Ward have hitherto been unable to reform of their own initiative that are at fault?) We still have the people's national broadcaster hiding from and manipulating broadcasts away from this subject as it does not fit their liberal minded over zealous PC brigade format. This I believe, is something exacerbated by the Ross/ Brand controversy which if it had been on any other non- BC medium would have gone unnoticed! couple this to the blatant episode of Question Time ( yes the show they thought pushed the boundaries when they invite Nick Griffin from the BNP on) which revealed our one time deputy Prime Minister Harriet Harman instruct live on air David Dimbleby to stop Ian Duncan- Smith from raising the issue of broken homes and their effect on society and all in the wake of Micheal Jackson's sudden death.
I did like Peter Hitchen's comment later when asked about voting for the Lib-Dem's and his reply was "what's the point?" From then on I refereed to them as the "What's the point Party"

A very clear comparison between BBC and commercial broadcasting can be seen daily and I feel sorry for intelligent presenters like 'Big George' Webley who's talents are constrained by the shackles of the aforementioned PC doctrine whilst maverick Broadcasters like Jon Gaunt are sacked for pushing boundaries and saying it as it is.
Even James Whale who's son went through the family law hell the Lord Justice's remain blinkered on, at the same time James was diagnosed with Cancer ( a period of time he dedicated a chapter of his book too) and shortly after telly Davey to walk away from this hell on a late night call in to Talk Sport Radio ( wonder what happened to Ash?) was unceremoniously sacked for suggesting Boris would be a better Mayor then Ken (a fact that remains the case to this day) Ironically the two were to find themselves brought together as colleagues at LBC radio and are now evidently the best of friends, yet some of us question the integrity of a man who could use his high profile radio persona to forward his case to return to office of Mayor of London in 2012;
Davey had to do some rapid research as to just who Gavin Hansen was.Nonetheless I did tune in to this programme presented by one Tony Liversy, someone else new to me, Mike had his say in his usual broad Geordie and having given a little thought, and in view that I had just passed 36 months of Parental Alienation of my two son's on the 19th Sept. I thought I would raise the case for Dads who have their kids taken and raised by a stranger and denied the opportunity of contact. Well after holding on the phone for 30 Min's, at the BBC's expense thankfully, and listening to what seemed an absolute shambles of a programme with people calling in with instant mind numbing messages, then the news, weather& sports only to have little more then 30 seconds to make my case and then to be hung up on. I later learned that Mike had been ejected out of the studio simply for saying something about solicitors! A far cry from the slick professionalism & courtesy we were offered at Sun-Talk and a somewhat more intelligent line of questioning from Martell Maxwell.
By some consolation I was notified of yet another radio station who were to debate Social Services, I tried this once at BBC Radio London and Eddie Nestor went into one and again hung up before I could correct him yet as anyone who knows me through my blogs I will show reasoned and balanced views right up till the biased is too acute. ( I am sure the BBC never forgave be for spamming the Woman's Hour message board out of existence on Family Law issues and the same happened at the Daily Mail when I suggested there should be a more in depth review of the Baby Peter Connolly case, something I still feel has not been fully researched to date for the benefit of Social Services and their care of children nationally. I think they may be getting the message of late!
Anyway I was glad to be introduced to Sunny Radio and the forthright approach taken by this programme on Social Services shortfalls which are a National Disgrace!

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Enough said?

Ministry of Justice Demo 30th September 2010

Well we could all turn up on a cold rainy Thursday and shout at the moon!
Or we could respond to the Ministry of Justice call for evidence here and make our voices heard by the right people and all from the comfort of our PC's. I have made it easier here, so read the MOJ link and see my later link to see what I said and give them you views and experiences they have asked so lets tell them something they never did under Labour!

Dear Mr Farmer,

Many thanks for your contribution to our call for evidence, and also for the links to your online materials. We will submit your evidence to the panel and I will add you to our contact list so that you are kept up to date with the progress of the review.

All the best,

Chris Sandford
Family Justice Review
Ministry of Justice
4.15 102 Petty France SW1H 9AJ
020 3334 5572

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Ministry of Justice/ Family Justice Review. 30 questions.

30 item questionnaire & answers.

This blog shows the more detailed questions posed by this review board from the Ministry of Justice, I have shared a few of my answers here.why not share yours here.
(To see all 30 click on the origional blog title above)

9) The hypocrisy that ensues from the Family Court process starts with the bland meaning less statement in the "child's best interest" yet the children are never heard. Instead the erroneous CAFCASS and Social Services rely on the mother's word as being Gospel and not truly what the children want. Perhaps schools should appoint an independent advocate pastoral or religious who works like and with the family doctor to offer children private advice and that can be reported solely to a Family Court Judges and once again the reliance of more then one witness to a child's statement and a private room within the school where matters can be dealt with in an non intimidating way.

19) This is a mini statement blog;

30) Along with Parental Alienation, False allegations and children going into care or foster home on spurious Social services claims such as the dog barked so the child needs to go into care! But one other hidden secret the public never see as a result of these sinister courts is the resulting suicides of those falling fowl of this appalling system! In Australia where a thorough record is kept over 12,000 people have taken their lives since November 2007 ( when Kevin Rudd took office) it is believed similar numbers are lost in the UK ( where the BBC mocked a protester on the Tyne Bridge for trying to highlight this fact) and Canada . In the USA where numbers run into the 100,000's has revealed the correlation between returning service personnel and their added involvement in the family law system adding significantly to this tragic number!

Call for evidence

As part of the current Family law review there is a call for evidence oppertunity which I would emplore everyone who has been victim to the secret courts injustice to participate in the following are some of the responses I put to the user friendly questionnaire and there is a furhter more 11 page questionnaire here too you can download I will report back when I have done this but once again feel this is our chance so lets not lose it!

Joint residency orders should be the norm with both parents contributing to the children's welfare equally. As it stands Dads are expected to pay for everything which often includes a second home whilst the Mother seem able to access the system including legal aid easier and often more to her advantage then the children's. Equalise the parental responsibility, out law Parental alienation most often committed by the resident parent, and come down harder on those who make false allegations for their own self serving ends rather then the true best interest of the children. Woman generally expect equality in lifestyle choices , in the case of Family Law the pendulum has swung too far the other way and a distinct biased against the father ( occasionally some mothers ) but certainly the good parents are being penalised whilst poor parents know how to swing the judgements in their favour and are condoned by the courts social services and the legal professions!

Greater emphasis should be placed on mediation and less on going to a solicitor and ultimately court. I would suggest £500 legal aid for each parent to include on defined court order so the emphasis is placed on parents to reach a workable solution of care for their children till they are 18 but contact arrangements to become flexible as the children get older as their needs are quite different at the age of 7 or 8 to when they become teenagers!
Once an agreement has been made and a court order is in place this ( unlike today) should be made enforceable so if a parent fails to ad hear to the accepted arrangements they ( Mothers included ) face a penal notice and fine. should either parent seek to change the order they have to pay of their own accord and means, this in my view would give parents at a time of heightened tension a focus to get it right first time and offer a stable environment with boundary's that their children can understand.

Solicitors are solely motivated by money ( Fee earners) they could not care less if you and you partner keep it up for years as they stand to make thousands of pounds from your discord!
Barristers the same applies!
The judge in a family court is in fact protected by the secrecy designed to protect vulnerable children, they are further not compelled to offer a sound judgement as they rely too heavily on spurious testimony from CAFCASS or social worker all too often spiked by the mothers wised not always the child's best interest. I would ask what is the point of a judge in such proceedings?
CAFCASS should be disbanded as they fail the children everyday since Tony Blair dreamed them up some 10 years ago in fact social workers should only be called if there is a definite child welfare issue not just as a matter of course a today the Judges should be able to call upon G.P's ( Family Doctor ) and schools for reports on the child's well being the school sees that child 5 days a week a social worker only takes a snapshot of the child's life sometimes resulting in a child going into care on the flimsiest of reasons.

CAMHS has no place in Family Law proceedings they just do not have that expertise.
Police will arrest a Dad for harassment even though all he has done is turn up for contact on the date and time prescribed by the court. The mother on the other hand will not be arrested for withholding the children on contact times dads are dealt with as 'criminals' whilst mothers are regarded as 'civil' in essence what is the point of a court order that is unenforceable ( on the mother) it is not worth the paper it is written on even if it cost dad £35,000 for the benefit of his children and money he would have rather have spent directly improving the Children's chances in the future!

For the final question I sighted my blog Degree Absolute (It is not a typo I know decree is the term normally used)

President warns legal aid in private law proceedings could be abolished

The President of the Family Division, Sir Nicholas Wall, has warned that legal aid for private law proceedings may be abolished as an outcome of the Family Justice Review.

In his speech yesterday 20/09/10 to the annual volunteers' conference of shared parenting charity Families Need Fathers, Sir Nicholas said: "The impression I have gained so far is that the government is likely to invest heavily in the outcome of the Family Justice Review currently underway.

"Be under no illusions. The recommendations are likely to be radical. There are no sacred cows. I have no idea what the final recommendations will be, but you do not need a crystal ball to see that legal aid for private law proceedings is likely to be further diminished if not abolished: that long and protracted contact and residence disputes will become things of the past, and that out of court mediation and conciliation will be encouraged"

Writing in the September issue of the Government Gazette a junior justice minister, Jonathan Djanogly, said that mediation should be used more as an alternative to using courts in family justice disputes.

Sir Nicholas expanded on this: "The [government's] current position, as I understand it, is that parties (whether publicly funded or not) will be required to attend a mediation information and assessment meeting as a precondition for instituting proceedings. In other words, before a party can institute proceedings he or she will have to show that mediation has been attempted and has failed."

As someone who has campaigned for over 6 years, I am inclined to say give this Government a chance here and don't let our pre-conceived ideas to date, all be it fully justified, detract from what could be our golden oppertunity to find justice at last. Don't allow their apathy and hope that we won't take it too seriously once again let them get away with this maybe it is not a whitewash or a fudge!
The best responce we can offer, and see it as a protest if you like, is to submit our claims that we have been unfairly treated in the Family Court and at least we should see some reform in a year from know and who knows claims for some reconpence?

Monday, 20 September 2010

A Finger of......

....................FUDGE is...........

(also click on origional blog title if this link fails)

......Just enough to give the JUDGE a treat!

Well I for one have just bought a six pack for 99p from Sainsbury's, but I would urge all of you who have been through the family court nightmare to take a closer look at the proposed review as we only have till

Next Thursday 30th september 2010 to get our cases heard and to be considered even though it will take a further year before there is any chance of reforms in this law. I think it would be most effective if we all sent in our cases (the appropriate confectionary wrapper attatched if you wish) to insure this matter is dealth with more robustly then us battle weary cynics believe possible. I addition write to your own M.P's to have copies sent on to our new Justice Secertary Kenneth Clark, our new DWP Minister Ian Duncan-Smith and Children's Minister Micheal Gove of all the most effective campaigns we can do from our PC and some snail mail this is the one!

This blog was set up to lobby the Ministers, Law Makers and media and the links in the right hand column will take you directly to your M.P. your local BBC and Commercial Radio Stations, Newspapers the lot so they apear to be inviteing us to take part so lets get to it!

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Terrorists within corrupts all!

Parental Alienation is child abuse and should be outlawed!
(click on original blog title for film)

This week has proved a tough one for me in so much as I have heard testimony from many friends around the world about how the Family Courts have separated them from their children. These are all good honest caring folk who have gone through the process they believed was in the "best interest of their children" only to end up losing their kids and so much more besides. I have often described this as being like if you imagine your world is inside one of those crane machines you see at the seaside that you put in a coin to lift out a prize but instead the system removes your world leaving you to gaze out of your now empty world as your watch all that is precious to you pass by but you can't touch you can speak you cannot be involved ..Yet you have done nothing wrong and nor have your kids!

My conversations have taken place with friend's as far a field as Dade County Florida, New York City, Singapore, Sydney Australia, and Australian Plains by a father who's daughters were snatched in New Zealand, Leicestershire England, and Ontario Canada!
This week for me as on 19th September is the 36th month to the day my sons went awol along with as well as my birthday 23rd so intend to use this week to highlight PAS vawareness to those who don't know and appeal to help from everyone!

Whilst Governments seek to make drastic cut backs to regular men and women in essential works, after all it is they through their taxes that have propped up the financial services and banks, they seem oblivious to the hidden terrorists in our midst that can wreck families yet reap such massive rewards!
The process starts at the family Solicitor /Lawyer's office they are willing take on your case at rates akin to what footballers earn whilst you sustain such a modest income they promise you unachievable outcomes from court that at best leave you heartbroken at worst bankrupt to the point of ...well pointlessness. Another aspect all too often brushed under the carpet is the number of people who take their own lives as a result and still more tragic take a child's with them!
Yet still the system rolls on and you have no course of redress if you complain to the Law Society they will tell you they can't act as a solicitor may sue them but the law society has no teeth to regulate solicitors so they go unchecked.

Next in order to prop up this blatant scandal they will introduce you to Social Services and so called court reporters from the CSF dept in the local council the very same incompetents responsible for child welfare issues including Baby Peter, Khyra Ishaq and if you like Raoul Moat give that a though for a while! Worst still you will meet those from Tony Blair's 10 year old brainchild CAFCASS, a process I would not wish on anyone, my particular adviser was divorced and her ex- husband was a member of FNF so what chance impartiality? None but funnily enough Petre Hoskins interviewed a similarly divorced CAFCASS officer on her show a few weeks ago on LBC. CAFCASS in my view should be disbanded and I for one will not rest till it is!

The most dangerous aspect to all this is the secrecy designed, rightfully so, to protect the vulnerable children swept up in separations, but wrongfully so, so all the so called professional and agencies you become swept up with use this to hide their own shortfalls and failures all the way up to the judge, who need not make a robust or substantial contribution at all as he/she can always use the contributions from a court reporter as their scapegoat and explanation as to why they have ruled in such a way and there is in reality is no case for appeal as one judge will not undermined his colleague in the same pit of blatant corruption!

Then you will find that when a mother (most often but a few Dads do it too) withholds her children from the father Lord Justice Ward will bleat on (as he has in two recent news items) That "Vengeful mothers leave good fathers powerless to see child", says judge

So what is he one of our most eminent law makers going to do about it ? Well along with his cronies Wall, Woolf & Munby or the previous Lord Chancellor Jack Straw ( except his whoop and a grunt open court policy) and his predecessor Lord Falconer who did absolutely ............................NOTHING!
So there you have it rotten to the core top to bottom and no accountability to anyone, then the Government propaganda machine will swing into overtime via the BBC saying why is there Broken Societies why are our kids so unruly where has their respect and our discipline gone that past generations had 30 or 40 years ago? This is the terror within which like a tsunami is sweeping our streets daily yet the very people who should be putting this right have a vested or more often financial reason not to!

Governments, Law Makers, Solicitors, Barristers, judges, council leaders, social workers, CAFCASS, CAMHS, school heads and G.P's should all hold their heads in shame for their complicity and it is the duty of every mother and father to seek justice in the TRUE best interest of the children not the fantasy expressions of same perpetrated in our family courts!

and what of our religions are they going to keep turning a blind eye?

Dedicated to David, Eric, Martin ,Wee, Vanessa, Donald, James, Steve and Bryan and on the day I reach my 36th month of PAS to my own sons!

Monday, 13 September 2010

Jon Gaunt back on top!

A week or so after Daveyone was interviewed on Sun-Talk by Martel Maxwell along with
(click on original blog title for the Sun interviews)
Mike Kelly from RFFJ, the station was unceremoniously ditched putting one of our most forthright presenters off air. I am currently reading Jon Gaunt's book Undaunted and now more then ever I believe this guy should be back on top telling it how it is and not how the PC brigade want you to hear it and I for one think his rightful place should be at LBC just a short hop from Sky News! (Jon once accused me of being Liberal minded ho ho ho ho!)

and look who is waiting for him!

Friday, 10 September 2010

A Day of Service and Remembrance

Good morning,
Nine years ago, nearly three thousand Americans lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Like many Americans, I was shocked and horrified by the attacks on our country. But I was also inspired by the heroism and selflessness of so many of my fellow Americans in the wake of this tragedy.

From the brave men and women of Flight 93 who sacrificed their own lives to save the lives of others, to the first responders who rushed without hesitation to help those in need, to the young men and women who chose to join our Armed Forces following the attacks - these tragic events united Americans in a remarkable spirit of solidarity and compassion.

It’s that spirit of selflessness and service that inspired the first September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance last year. On this day all Americans can honor the brave men and women who lost and risked their lives by serving others in their community.

Tomorrow, I will be volunteering with Mission Serve, an initiative bringing together civilian and military communities through service and volunteerism. Working alongside active duty members of the military, wounded warriors, veterans, military spouses and students, I’ll help renovate a community center at a retirement community for veterans in McLean, Virginia.

You can join me in participating in the National Day of Service by finding a service opportunity in your area on

Whether you help clean up a local park, participate in a food drive, or help out in a local soup kitchen or school, volunteering strengthens our communities and our country. The National Day of Service presents an opportunity to take time to make a difference in your area and make a commitment to serve your community throughout the year.

On the anniversary of this tragic day in our history, I hope you will join me in honoring all those who put the needs of others before their own by serving in your community.

To all Americans mourning the loss of their loved ones on September 11th, the President and I extend our sincerest condolences. Your courage and sacrifice is an inspiration to all Americans.


Michelle Obama
First Lady of the United States

Lest we forget!

Lest we forget!
In the year we saw the last of the World War One ‘Tommy’s’ complete his journey on this earth and many World War Two warriors now considering how many more memorials they will attend especially in foreign lands, we appreciate what their lives and those who did not return stand for in giving us freedom of speech and a quality of life many of us take for granted and my thoughts of my late father a peace loving man facing the horror of war from the rear gunning turret of a Lancaster Bomber. (click on picture to see him arrive in the US) My Dad, Eddie (1921-1990)

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