The absence of state especially local authority heavy-handedness makes a nice change. We learn from our mistakes I suppose. Part of the rich tapestry of life.
The outcome of the President’s case involving parents who were found, with their four children (aged between 20 months and 7 years old) around the border between Turkey and Syria, with the suspicion that they intended to cross the border and join up with the conflict going on in Syria.
I wrote about the initial decision here, in which the President set out a detailed routemap for recovering such children and bringing them back into the jurisdiction
At that time, there were competing explanations
(a) The parents had become radicalised and sought to join the conflict in Syria, potentially with ISIS and thus exposing the children to significant danger
(b) the parents explanation, that they were on holiday in Turkey as a family, with no sinister motives at all.
I note that the family had travelled to this holiday in Turkey by way of ferry from Dover, and…
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