4. Father support campaigns - Name that Judge
Probably the biggest form of child abuse bar none is the removal of a loving parent from a child for no good reason. The list of fathers that this has happened to is an extremely long one. Here are just some of the miscarriages of British Family Justice:
Dennis Williams - Case number 1993(D)0355
Dennis had two meetings with the court welfare officer Patricia Parry and a collegue. At these meetings which he describes as a grilling he was asked questions such as "how do you propose to get to see your daughter" to which he was unable to answer because he had not seen his daughter for several months and his contact was in the hands of the courts. He was not visited by the officer at home with his daughter even though he was applying for residence. At the main court hearing to decide on the child Her Honner Judge Daley with the written report from the court welfare officer heard evidence from child psychologist Dr David Wilkinson and welfare officer Patricia Parry with Senior Court Welfare Officer Jane Williams in attendance. Dennis believes there was no effective cross examination of their evidence at this stage. The judge then stated Dennis would only have letter contact. Dennis then gave his evidence. He believed that there was such agreement between the evidence of mother and daughter which he knew was false that he asked for his daughter to be interviewed by a specialist to see if there had been any 'coaching' or brain washing going on. This was denied by the judge. His wife then gave evidence and Dennis had his mother in court at that time since the wife had an unknown companion with her. The wife then made several accusations which both Dennis and his mother believed to be false. For example: that he had had a bad upbringing. The result of this case was that he was allowed to write 1 letter per month to his daughter. Dennis later had another case which decided the divorce and finance matters in front of Judge Huw Daniel (Case number xx). If this father is really so bad then how come that Granny is not allowed to see the daughter, and Grandad, in fact none of the family gets to see the daughter. The sad reason for this is that when brainwashing a child the first step that needs to take place is to isolate the child from the rest of the family. Dennis is now on hunger strike until he sees his daughter, he said "if we all just did a little bit we would get a lot further and quicker".
John Quirke - Case number 1995CP3618
This case concerned a mother who worked full time, and a father who was training to be a nurse. The mother took a holiday to Bahrain and when she came back wanted out of her marriage. The court welfare officer (the person who actually visits the family) gave a favourable report on the father, he expressed extreme doubt that the mother would honour any contact arrangement if she had the child in Bahrain and besides the mother said that she would leave for Bahrain even if she did not get the child. Even though the father was the primary carer of the 2-year old daughter, and the mother had broken her marriage vows, the Judge Deely awarded the mother the custody of the child. The judge also gave the mother leave to remove the daughter from the UK something which normally requires the permission of the other parent if the period exceeds three months. There is every indication that media reports about this case were quashed.
US Jailed fathers
We know of the following fathers who have been jailed for arbitary reasons, or non-payment of child support, or false abuse accusations. We wish you well:
Name that MP
a) Parliament recently introduced a new Bill on marriage and divorce. The following is from Christian Voice [April 1996]
"The enemies of marriage, on the other hand, are those 80 MPs who voted for the Bill and against every attempt to amend it. In the list they are signified by Ay/No/No/No/No ".
b) According to the press these MPs have custody of their children. The MPs have to work long hours away from home. They normally prefer to hire a complete stranger to act as a nanny rather than let the other parent have contact and care for the children. Sometimes so that this story cannot be told they put gagging orders on the press. [Express 6-Oct-96, Mail 20-Jan-97]
c) Have not opposed the CSA in writing (Not a complete list) [NACSA News Jan/Feb 97].
d) Have been singled out by The Prolife Alliance Party for their record on abortion and "anti-life" record (Not a complete list) [Independent 7-Feb-97].
Abbott, Ms Diane (Hackney N & Stk Newington) Lab a) c) d) Anderson, Ms Janet (Rossendale & Darwen) Lab a) Barnes, Harry (Derbyshire North East) Lab a) Bayley, Hugh (York) Lab a) d) Beckett, Rt Hon Mrs Margaret (Derby South) Lab d) Bermingham, Gerald (St Helens South) Lab a) Betts, Clive (Sheffield Attercliffe) Lab a) c) Boateng, Paul (Brent South) Lab a) c) d) Boswell, Timothy (Daventry) Con a) c) Bottomley, Peter (Eltham) Con a) c) Bottomley, Rt Hon Mrs Virginia (Surrey S.W.) Con a) c) Brandreth, Gyles (City of Chester) Con a) c) Brown, Gordon (Dunfermline East) Lab c) d) Butler, Peter (Milton Keynes North East) Con a) Butterfill, John (Bournemouth West) Con a) c) Callaghan, Jim (Heywood & Middleton) Lab a) Campbell, Mrs Anne (Cambridge) Lab a) c) Carrington, Matthew (Fulham) Con a) c) Chapman, Sir Sydney (Chipping Barnet) Con a) c) Church, Judith (Dagenham) Lab b) c) Clark, David (South Shields) Lab a) c) d) Clarke, Eric (Midlothian) Lab a) Clarke, Rt Hon Kenneth (Rushcliffe) Con a) c) Coe, Sebastian (Falmouth & Camborne) Con a) c) Corston, Mrs Jean (Bristol) Lab a) Cunningham, Jim (Coventry South East) Lab a) Davies, Ron (Caerphilly) Lab c) d) Dobson, Frank (Holborn & St Pancras) Lab c) d) Dover, Den (Chorley) Con a) c) Eggar, Rt Hon Timothy (Enfield North) Con a) c) Evans, Jonathan (Brecon & Radnor) Con a) c) Forman, Nigel (Carshalton & Wallington) Con a) c) Forth, Eric (Worcestershire Mid) Con a) c) Fowler, Rt Hon Sir Norman (Sutton Coldfield) Con a) c) Freeman, Rt Hon Roger (Kettering) Con a) c) Garnier, Edward (Harborough) Con a) c) Godman, Dr Norman (Greenock & Port Galsgow) Lab a) Goodlad, Rt Hon Alastair (Eddisbury) Con a) c) Gorman, Mrs Teresa (Billericay) Con a) c) Gummer, Rt Hon John (Suffolk Coastal) Con a) c) Hall, Michael (Warrington South) Lab a) Hampson, Dr Keith (Leeds North West) Con a) c) Harman, Miss Harriet (Peckham) Lab c) d) Harvey, Nick (Devon North) Lib a) Heald, Oliver (Hertfordshire North) Con a) c) Heppell, John (Nottingham East) Lab a) Heseltine, Rt Hon Michael (Henley) Con a) c) Hill, Keith (Streatham) Lab a) Hutton, John (Barrow & Furness) Lab a) c) Jack, Michael (Fylde) Con a) c) Jones, Gwilym (Cardiff North) Con a) c) Knight, Angela (Erewash) Con b) c) Kynoch, George (Kincardine & Deeside) Con a) c) Lait, Mrs Jacqui (Hastings & Rye) Con a) c) Lang, Rt Hon Ian (Galloway & Upp. Nithsdale) Con a) c) Lester, Sir Jim (Broxtowe) Con a) c) Livingstone, Ken (Brent East) Lab d) Lloyd, Rt Hon Sir Peter (Fareham) Con a) c) Llwyd, Elfyn (Meirionnydd Nant Conwy) PC a) Luff, Peter (Worcester) Con a) c) Lyell, Rt Hon Sir Nicholas Con c) d) Lynne, Ms Liz (Rochdale) Lib a) MacKay, Andrew (Berkshire East) Con a) c) MacKinlay, Andrew (Thurrock) Lab a) Major, Rt Hon John (Huntingdon) Con a) c) Maxton, John (Glasgow Cathcart) Lab a) c) d) Michael, Alun (Cardiff South & Penrath) Lab a) Michie, Bill (Sheffield Heeley) Lab a) d) Miller, Andrew (Ellesmere Port & Neston) Lab a) c) Mitchell, Sir David (Hampshire North West) Con c) d) Morgan, Rhodri (Cardiff West) Lab a) Mowlam, Mrs Marjorie (Redcar) Lab c) d) Mullin, Chris (Sunderland South) Lab a) d) Newton, Rt Hon Tony (Braintree) Con a) c) Oppenheim, Philip (Amber Valley) Con a) c) Pike, Peter (Burnley) Lab a) c) Prentice, Mrs Bridgett (Lewisham East) Lab a) Rendel, David (Newbury) Lib a) Roche, Barbara (Hornsey & Wood Green) Lab a) c) Sackville, The Hon Thomas Con c) d) Shephard, Rt Hon Mrs Gillian (Norfolk S.W.) Con a) c) Short, Clare (Birmingham Ladywood) Lab c) d) Simpson, Alan (Nottingham South) Lab a) Smith, Chris (Islington Sth & Finsbury) Lab c) d) Squire, Robin (Hornchurch) Con a) c) Stanley, Rt Hon Sir John (Tonbridge & Mal.g) Con a) c) Taylor, John M (Solihull) Con a) c) Tipping, Paddy (Sherwood) Lab a) Ward, John (Poole) Con a) c) Whitney, Raymond (Wycombe) Con a) c) Whittingdale, John (Colchester Sth & Maldon) Con a) c) Wicks, Malcolm (Croydon North West) Lab a) c) Young, David (Bolton South East) Lab a) c) Young, Rt Hon Sir George (Ealing Acton) Con a) c)
It is suggested that voters give their own badness 'score' to each label and find the total score for their own MP. For example a weighting of a)=10 b)=50 c)=20 d)=20 would produce a score of 10+20=30 out of a possible 100 for John Taylor MP. Most important, before changing your vote make sure that the other candidate has better characteristics as far as you are concerned.
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