Well, the system ain’t finished with you, Mr King…
In the video, Mr King told how they had wanted to leave the hospital because the NHS could not fund the proton beam treatment that they wanted for their son.
‘We couldn’t take it any more – not knowing and not being able to question anything in fear that they say, “Sorry Mr and Mrs King, emergency protection order, you’re no longer allowed in the ward”,’ he told the camera.
‘Under that stress, our son has grade four brain tumour, we couldn’t discuss or question them at all in fear that our son would be in that ward all day long by himself without his parents being able to come in.
‘We couldn’t be under that system any more. I was going to get the money to pay for the proton beam therapy but they have prevented that now because the Spanish police are involved and I can’t do want I wanted to do.’
Does that spell it out for everyone sufficiently?
For all those people who carped and cavilled and sanctimoniously declared ‘A child’s life is at stake!’, as if that meant we shouldn’t dare question the state which only has our best interests at heart, because we are stupid sheep who should never seek to exercise free will if that free will might not be in complete accordance with the state’s will?
The NHS didn’t want them to get treatment in Marbella. And they successfully suborned the police to ensure that that happened.
And now they plan to extradite the parents, so they won’t even be able to stay by their terminal son’s bedside, an act of such monstrous, stubborn & wilful cruelty that I’ve now got even more reasons to be ashamed of my country.
Mr and Mrs King’s hearing – which will be closed to the press and public – may take place as early as tomorrow.
The couple are expected to oppose extradition so defence lawyers can then argue at a new hearing they should be released on bail for humanitarian reasons.
If they oppose extradition, the extradition judge would have to decide whether to release them on bail or remand them in custody.
It’s up to you, Spain. Are you going to show the compassion and humility that the UK can’t seem to muster?
Crossposted from my own blog, because this issue deserves a wider audience.