The poor farmer is not feeling at all well today; he thought he was completely over his long illness but it is back this morning and so he is sitting in the chair, keeping warm and dozing. I had to go into town to do various jobs but the farmer didn't feel like eating dinner (which was going to be salmon, Jersey Royals and green beans), so I have done very little since my return.
Sadly there seems to be yet another failure of Social Services and a tiny two year old is killed by his mother.
a dreadful raw deal some children get in this world. And how very
lucky those children are who are born into loving families and a safe
grand-daughter is twelve weeks pregnant and yesterday she sent me a
photograph of her baby in the womb, from her 12 week scan. The wonders
of modern technology.
perpetrators of the terrible crime against the little boy will receive
their sentences in July. One thing is for sure - both the mother and
her civil partner will receive prison sentences. They will serve them
separately. They will no doubt be persecuted by other prison inmates,
who don't tolerate things like child cruelty. So that will be two other
lives completely destroyed.
seems to read into this that I don't want the very worst punishment for
the perpetrators of this crime. Please don't think this is so. The
whole episode from beginning to end is so appalling that it is totally
beyond comprehension that anyone could do such a thing.
is the answer? Anyone who has not read Nick Danziger's 'Britain - A
Journey to the Edge' should do so. It doesn't make easy reading and it
doesn't leave one with a feeling of pleasure, or joy at our country.
But it is, as The Independent says, ' A book so important that every one
of us should read it and weep.'