Wednesday, 12 November 2008


I’m normally a bit chirpy. It normally takes a lot to get me down. Sometimes I just pretend to be in one so I can entertain you lot. Not today.

I’ve got every reason to be in a good mood this week and I was going to tell you about it today but that changed at about ten pm last night.

That was when I watched a horrific news item about a baby tortured to death in Britain. I won’t go into the details of it as it still upsets me now. Suffice to say the three people responsible (unbelieveably the child’s mother was one of them) will hopefully live lives full of fear and be the recipients of beatings, abuse and torture themselves every day for the rest of their miserable stay on this planet. Cunts.

No, my thoughts today are with Haringey social services and their failure. The child was on the protection register, he was visited numerous times by social workers and medical people. Every time his injuries were missed – they were some fucking BIG injuries! His clothes actually had his own dried and aged blood on them for fucks sake.

Haringey are the same mob who missed all the stuff happening to poor Victoria Climbie a few years back and after that they had an inquiry and promised they’d changed all their procedures…it would never happen again…children come first…blah blah blah.

Their spokeswoman last night informed the nation with a grave face that ‘written warnings’ had been given out but ‘there is not enough proof to sack people’.

How much proof do they fucking need? In fact bollocks to proof, the people in charge at that place would resign if they were any kind of human beings. Instead they cling onto their jobs and accept no responsibility for their failure to keep a child alive.

The people who did it were scum – the people who allowed this to happen again and then hid behind their mountain of ‘inconclusive’ reports aren’t far behind.

This country’s fucked.


Anonymous said...

Totally agree, couldn`t believe the injuries shown in the newspaper of a cop image of how the child would have looked, how could that be missed, his mouth, ears, even though the mother had smeared chocolate spread over to hide them, where were they looking? If Russell Brand has resigned over the stupid way he performed, they should be forced to resign, the whole lot of them for gross incompetence. They are just as much to blame for the murder of a child who needed their care and protection.

Daz said...

In an 100% guilty case like this why can they not bring back the death penalty?

Rivs said...

It was reported last night that the head of the Social Services in Haringey refused to apologise for their failings and instead handed out spreadsheets detailing what a great job they do - I wonder how they measure it? A child tortured to death every couple of years on their watch appears to be okay?

No honour, no dignity, no conscience - fucking scum.

cousin tel said...

If you've got enough proof for a written warning then you've got enough proof for a dismissal, under employment law you don't actually need proof to dismiss someone it's all done on the balance of probabilities, the fact of the matter is someone was negligent and not doing their job (s) properly, heads should roll and I think the person in charge has ultimate responsibilty. This is a shocking case, unfortunately it's not unique as anybody can become a parent and if you look at some of the people society is turning out it makes you shudder.