All your babies are belong to us

Now, I seem to recall that the whole point of fighting the Battle of Britain was to resist the Nazi occupation of England. I guess the brave boys of the Royal Air Force might as well not have bothered:

A pregnant woman has been told that her baby will be taken from her at birth because she is deemed capable of “emotional abuse”, even though psychiatrists treating her say there is no evidence to suggest that she will harm her child in any way. Social services’ recommendation that the baby should be taken from Fran Lyon, a 22-year-old charity worker who has five A-levels and a degree in neuroscience, was based in part on a letter from a paediatrician she has never met.
Hexham children’s services, part of Northumberland County Council, said the decision had been made because Miss Lyon was likely to suffer from Munchausen’s Syndrome by proxy, a condition unproven by science in which a mother will make up an illness in her child, or harm it, to draw attention to herself.

Under the plan, a doctor will hand the newborn to a social worker, provided there are no medical complications. Social services’ request for an emergency protection order – these are usually granted – will be heard in secret in the family court at Hexham magistrates on the same day.

From then on, anyone discussing the case, including Miss Lyon, will be deemed to be in contempt of the court.

Between the US domestic spy satellites, the omnipresent UK cameras, and the secret courts and galloping neo-fascism in both countries, it’s hard to know which country is worse. But in light of Gordon Brown’s treasonous refusal to hold a referendum on eliminating British national sovereignty and these pre-birth seizings by the state, I think the winner is Britain by a nose.

No doubt the Lizard Queen will see fit to rectify the situation by applying the whip once she slithers onto the Cherry Blossom Throne.

The state should not be permitted to claim any interest whatsoever in or for a child. Ever, no matter what the reason.

UPDATE – It’s no fairy tale of the Nanny State:

Last year, 6,700 children were registered for emotional abuse. They represent 21 per cent of all children placed on the Child Protection Register, compared with only 14 per cent a decade ago – a 50 per cent increase. Some 5,100 children were registered for physical abuse and 2,600 for sexual abuse. But while the numbers of children in these categories are falling, the number of those in the “emotional abuse” group, which covers children who have not been injured and have not complained, is growing steadily….