Screaming headline in the ‘Indy':
Oh noes! Disaster! Oh, the terrible Tory cuts!
Anthony Douglas, chief executive of Cafcass, which safeguards the welfare of children involved in family court proceedings, said he expected to see a leap in child neglect cases as thousands of struggling families were pushed over the financial edge in the coming months.
Really, Anthony? You really think so?
Because I’m sceptical, to say the least:
Riley Pettipierre, two, of Belper, Derbyshire, died in hospital last March after drinking the drug from a beaker left in the room of his mother Sally Dent and father Shaun Binfield, where he also slept.
Dent and Binfield are now on trial, charged with their son’s manslaughter and cruelty to a person under 16 as it is alleged they failed to keep methadone and other drugs out of the reach of the child.
We don’t seem to take into care the babies of drug-addled underclass wasters, Anthony, so I think some mother who has to buy Asda Value brand fish fingers instead of Birds Eye prime cod fish fingers shouldn’t start panicking just yet…