Eight MEPs and their assistants, a policy advisor and the tour organiser visited Europe House in London on 05/06 November 2015.
They were also hosted in Westminster by Conservative MP Lucy Allen who nearly had her son taken by her Council. Their complete agenda is here.
I was told that the tour confirmed what I had presented to the Committee in writing and on three occasions orally, strongly supported by online petitions.
Below is the report by the Chair Swedish Cecilia Wikstrom MEP to the Committee meeting on 12 November 2015:
The next step is the finalisation of their report as well as of ‘oral questions’ for a debate in the EU Parliament, leading to a Resolution.
If you have not done so, please sign this online petition:
- it started as Abolish Adoptions without Parental Consent but due to the progress in Brussels since March 2014, we changed the title to
- Protect the best interest of the child (across borders) in EU Parliament and EU Council!
MEPs must see that we, the people, need and want a change to the “unchecked power of the State to interfere with family life“, as Lucy Allen MP put it.
Video records of our event to celebrate their visit are on https://mckenzieangels.wordpress.com/videos/
An important ‘by-product’ of their visit is that Sir James Munby, the President of the Family Courts Division, asked to meet them without their assistants and told them that he had lifted the secrecy, but it’s up to individual judges to abide by his guidelines.
It appears that he issued a press release to get them to comply: