Keeping the Faith, Keeping the Local Authority At Arms Length
If you read only one mainstream news article this week, make it this one. Inspiring, deeply Catholic and all you need to know about the totalitarian direction in which the United Kingdom is headed. Meet the family who have received a court order for 'abducting' their eldest member, because they don't trust anyone else to look after her as well as them. Your Grandma or Great Grandma, it seems, is the property of the State. If you want to look after her in her own home or in yours, you'll have to fight for that right. I expect Social Services and the NHS are just annoyed that the 107-year-old woman is being well fed and hydrated. If she were in the care of the NHS, she'd have doubtless been put on a pathway ages ago.