...they are more regular than that.
Barely a week has passed since the last abysmal child protection failure by the State's agents, and another one rolls up to the curb:
Five times social services were contacted by family and friends. Five times their concerns were dismissed. The police were involved in one of those five interventions and, on a sixth, they were contacted independently of social services.
It has all the hallmarks of the previous case, including the rat leaving the sinking ship ahead of the verdict...
...ordinary members of the public will struggle to understand why Frankie Smith and Savannah Brockhill were given the benefit of the doubt time and time again.
Really? I think you might find they won't, since it appears to happen time and time again.
With one - or two - unique wrinkles in this case:
Not for the first time political correctness, it seems, played a part in all this. Social workers, the jury heard, accepted Smith’s story that the complaints were ‘malicious’ and down to relatives not approving of their same-sex relationship or Brockhill’s traveller background.
If only it wasn't the case that they accept excuses regularly from non-favoured groups, I might agree. But they do, so I don't.