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Social Services to visit Dave?


interzone55

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18391663

Innocent mistake I know, but if it was someone off a council estate they'd have Social Services round in no time

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namtas

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"I'm not sure what your point is. You acknowledge that it was an innocent mistake, so why the thread?"

Here we have another of those cases where a post is ruined before it begins, someone posts an item which they feel worthy of discussion, the immediate response is an unjustified and totally unnecessary criticism, I wonder how many posters see these and feel twice about posting.

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spuds

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The problem is with incidents like this, is that people in senior level politics (and other high activity employment) regard themselves as 'normal every day' people, and perhaps being one of the boy's or girl's.

But in the real world, this is most certainly not true, and these people and their families can be prime targets if and when the occasions happens or presents themselves.

The BBC report seems to suggest that no action will be taken in respect of the protection team, and how this incident occured?.

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Condom

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From a family point of view I cannot see any problem as many of us have "misplaced" our children from time to time.

What is more worrying id the security point of view as it could well have been more serious and no one noticed. Sorry definitely not good enough.

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Forum Editor

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Sometimes attitudes amaze me.

On the one hand political leaders are castigated for not being in touch with reality, and then, when they do something as normal as having a pub lunch with a few friends and their children they are treated like criminals for making the kind of mistake that millions have made.

No harm came to this child, and I'm sure her parents were mortified when they realised what had happened. There are far more important things for us all to be concerned about.

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Mr Mistoffelees

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A ridiculous about a ridiculous non-story.

The media stirring things up to make a mountain out of a pin-head.

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Joseph Kerr

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Nothing should happen as regards th eprotection team. They are not the child's parents.

And Condom is right.

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Forum Editor

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Namtas

You've decided that my response was unjustified, and you've decided that it was a criticism. If you bothered to read it carefully, rather than jumping in with a display of your personal bias you would see that I simply said I wasn't sure what the originator's point was, and asked why, as there was an acknowledgement of an innocent mistake, it was necessary for there to be a discussion.

You're entitled to make your own contribution, but have the good grace not to do precisely what you (wrongly) blamed me for doing, and make an unjustified and totally unnecessary criticism.

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QuizMan

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What I find surprising is that, according to later TV news, the incident happened several weeks ago. So the questions that go through my mind is who told the story to the media and why?

The news article from alan14 and repeated on television stated that "Downing Street said no protection officers would face disciplinary action over the incident...." Another question - why on earth should they?

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Forum Editor

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"why on earth should they?"

I suppose you could say that the duty of the special branch bodyguards is to safeguard the Prime Minister and his family, if they are present. That being the case, I can understand a degree of concern. The real point here is that there was a misunderstanding between the parents, and I guess that David Cameron has indicated that no blame should attach to Special Branch officers.

It happened weeks ago, but now it has come to light, and of course it's a gift as far as the media are concerned.

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bluesbrother

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When my kids were younger it was my responsibility to ensure their safety. No one else. I never assumed anything.

I doubt very much that is an uncommon attitude among responsible parents so I find a few remarks made here a bit strange, "many of us have "misplaced" our children from time to time" and "making the kind of mistake that millions have made".

How many people here have ever left their kid in a pub?

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