Has the State kidnapped a child or not?Well after this fiasco yesterday I think there are some questions to be asked.
Did the state kidnap this child and therefore no one will be held accountable or was it a social worker going beyond her remit? In which case we have laws against the illegal removal of children without due process. Sounds to me like we may even have a group of kidnappers.
Now correct me if I am wrong but what is the difference between the state doing something and individuals doing something? The answer is easy,.if the state or individuals working on the states behalf are breaking the law then nothing happens at all. De Menezes anyone? In our society it's not supposed to work this way.
Individuals though do get prosecuted when it suits the state. Soldiers are regularly jailed for killing people even though they are told to do so. Police officers sometime hit this as well as they overstretch themselves. As well as the general public performing our civic duty.
What's the chances of any prosecutions in this kidnapping yesterday? Absolutely none I suspect. Someone will be reprimanded but they will be sorry so that makes it OK. I'm sure the guys jailed for that robbery earlier this week and that MP Conway are sorry now as well.
All hail our socialist state.