Two leading Cornish MPs have taken an important stand for domestic civil rights.
‘EDMs’ rarely become law but are an indicator of political support for popular causes ignored by the Government.
Maverick MP George Galloway has tabled the motion: it’s been seconded by the likes of former shadown foreign secretary Gerald Kaufman and socialist stalwart Ronnie Campbell/
Campaign group Fathers for Justice helped table the motion.
It’s just words and it doesn’t actually change any bad law.
But it officially notes the criminalising of parents, the unconstitutional secrecy of the ‘family’ courts, and the institutionalised abuse of fathers and children by the state.
The motion reads:
“That this House notes that many fathers convicted of no criminal offence have very limited access to their children as a result of decisions made by the family courts following separation or divorce.
“Further notes that the family courts operate in conditions of secrecy in which there is a lack of public accountability for the decisions they make.
“Believes that mothers, children and fathers all have rights in relation to family contact and access where there has been family breakdown.
“Further believes there should not be a presumption that family breakdown is the primary responsibility of either parent.
“Further believes that where there is palpably no threat to children from their father in the context of family breakdown, the courts should try to maximise reasonable access in the interests of the children.
“Calls on the Government to review the operation of the family courts in general and their decision-making in relation to fathers’ access to children in the context of family breakdown in particular, taking into account the testimony of the many thousands of fathers who feel their rights are being ignored or abused in relation to their children and in particular the organisation Fathers4Justice and the 36,000 families it represents.”
So far only Steve and Andrew, both Liberal Democrats , have signed the crucial Parliamentary submission.
That leaves MP for Falmouth Sarah Newton , popular local politician and Conservative Sherryl Murray in Looe, Tory George Eustice and Lib Dem Dan Rogerson officially doing nothing about a violation of human rights that is killing thousands of men and ruining countless lives.
You can easily tell these four MPs what you think of their cowardice by clicking the links in the paragraph above.