Norman Scarth was a remarkable horse whisperer and has recently celebrated his 90th birthday in Ireland. He fled his native country to be safe from another period in prison or mental hospital, where his enemies would like to see him – for no good reason at all – except negative attitudes such as abuse of power and position – “because they can.”
In this online petition directed at the Prime Minister, Alan Dransfield is asking for a Public Inquiry into the Information Commissioner’s Office [ICO], West Yorkshire Police [WYP] and the Crown Prosecution Service [CPS] regarding Norman’s appalling treatment.
Norman’s experiences are in one life what I’ve observed in soo many victims who had to act as Litigant in Person [LiP] because the legal profession was not supportive. As a result, they became starfighters, campaigners, McKenzie Friends, McKenzie Angels, activists and Public Interest Advocates. Hence these responses to the Judiciary’s Consultation about reforming the courts’ approach to McKenzie Friends.
- The biggest betrayal is surely to be let down by your employer after having fought a war – but Norman is far from being alone;
- Police staff are exploited similarly, I hear – yet only a few dare to come out or leave;
- the abuse of psychiatry in the UK legal system has just been presented at a conference by poisoned pilot Len Lawrence from personal experience;
- it takes one to know one: Norman’s McKenzie Friend Alan Dransfield has been challenging the Information Commissioner’s Office over and over again, as documented on his blog and discussed on this post; he defends the Freedom of Information Act as our critical tool as legal remedies against national authorities have been removed from the Human Rights Act [Article 13];
- but it takes a lot of personal experience to believe what is “too bad to be true”: deep corruption of professional oaths, spiritual values, morals or ethics.
Is the decency of humanity at stake? In the UK more than elsewhere? Continue reading
A 19 minute conversation between two mathematicians: Sabine as German EU Petitioner about Child-Snatching and Forced Adoptions in the UK and Tatjana Zdanoka, MEP for Latvia and member of the Petitions Committee.
Please note Christopher Booker’s article shortly after that first presentation:
The reason for visiting the EU Parliament this time was the fact that three petitions regarding child rights were scheduled to be heard.
In particular, the one by 40 lawyers from Nordic countries:
But it was also important to get up to speed with the Plenary Debate that will take place on Wednesday 27 April:
And this is the Motion for a Resolution on safeguarding the best interests of the child across the EU based on petitions addressed to the European Parliament.
This article caught my imagination this morning on the excellent site Humans are Free:
with the subtitle
- The Brave New World of “Mental Health Disorders”.
I find it particularly pertinent, as I am doing ‘digital PR’ for Far from Fiction – a play about self-harming in a ‘self-harming society’.
It is the most remarkable effort by a small Cafe Theatre production company – to wake up society to unspoken and unexpressed pain:
- of the marginalised mentally ill;
- of women;
- of blacks;
- about sexuality;
- about self-harming as the attempt to FEEL something, as NOT feeling ANYTHING is worse;
- about the desperate attempt to find MEANING by writing letters to god;
- about mobile phones, texting and skype as the latest ways that stop us from being ‘real’ with one another.
Can we turn the delightful theatre of the Lion and Unicorn pub in Kentish Town into the same kind of ‘safe therapeutic space’ that we need for our personal anxieties?
Can we as ‘social patients’ become ‘social actors’?
Can we build new ‘digital’ and real life bridges along the historic ‘line of continuity’ of
The actress who is ‘too old’ is looking for her ‘line of continuity’ between her ‘younger Self’ and her ‘future Self’. The young actress is writing to her ‘future Self’ and copying God… They are sharing their pains.
Can we extend ‘group therapy’ to include theatre audiences?
Can we as audience become ‘real’ for the actress who is addressing her imaginary audience, as she is looking back to her younger Self and wailing for her mother?
An exciting beginning of a most challenging ‘social experiment’!
The article with the above headline appeared already on 07 March 2015 in The Speactator.
Since I’ve become a victim as ‘public interest whistleblower’, it was sent to me and became obviously even more meaningful.
This is how the article starts:
Imagine you lived in a country which last year had 3,000 allegations of police corruption. Worse, imagine that of these 3,000 allegations only half of them were properly investigated — because for police officers in this country, corruption was becoming routine. Imagine that the police increasingly used their powers to crack down not on criminals but on anyone who dared speak out against them. What sort of a country is this? Well, it’s Britain I’m afraid — where what was once the finest, most honest service in the world is in danger of becoming rotten.
The article relies on two reports:
- HM Inspectorate of Constabulary published that 17,200 staff surveyed said that if they discovered corruption among their colleagues, they would fear ‘adverse consequences’;
- the Serious Organised Crime Agency says there has been a sharp increase in the number of police officers dealing with drugs and an equally startling rise in the number of officers abusing their power ‘for sexual gratification’.
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