I notice that Richard North, EUReferendum, has posted on the story involving this lady, Wanda Maddocks, following an article by Autonomous Mind some hours earlier. The fact that there is no link to the original article, especially from one who believes that “linkage” is an important element in blogging, is a tad worrying – but I digress.
“Secret courts” are nothing new, especially where child protection cases are concerned, as Christopher Booker invariably reports in his regular Sunday Telegraph column. It is not unusual in such courts that parents are unable to question the “evidence” produced by local authorities and reporting restrictions on such courts are commonplace.
And all this is enacted by our “representatives” without any recourse to what we think should happen is but an example of why representative democracy is “shot to hell”.