Martin Neary on the sad case of Daniel Pelka:
I don’t know Green particularly well but he has always appeared to me to be a conscientious, able and caring man. But, in any case, I’m not sure why, if the director of children’s services needs to resign, why Robinson, the local MP for nearly 40 years should not be considering his own position too. Self evidently, he also failed to prevent Daniel’s murder.
And why should an MP have to resign?
Aren’t we gouged for huge sums of money to support a social services system that time and again fails children for bureaucratic inertia or politically correct paralysis reasons? That’s not why we are gouged for huge sums of money to pay for MPs, is it!?
He does get one thing right, in his typically self-serving rent-seeking article:
…neglectful parents are sometimes seen as victims themselves because of their own poverty and disadvantage.