Why Everyone In The Uk Should Make A Lasting Power Of Attorney To Ensure Their Wishes And Rights Are Protected
Posted 25 October 2009 - 09:02 AM
A secret court is seizing the assets of thousands of elderly and mentally impaired people and turning control of their lives over to the State - against the wishes of their relatives..........
Posted 25 October 2009 - 10:38 AM
Posted 25 October 2009 - 11:35 AM
Posted 25 October 2009 - 11:52 AM
It strikes me as a typical piece of hysterical Daily Mail paranoia stoking. Secret court indeed. There is no reference whastsoever to this 'terrible' problem in any of the more sensible newspapers (Telegraph, Times, Independent, Guardian).
UK is one of the wealthiest and most successful countries in the world. UK has a strong, rich and enduring culture based on shared moral values and the rule of law. The biggest threat to UK at the moment is people being made to feel they need to abandon those values because they are threatened, victims, under attack. The 'I'm a victim' and 'It's someone else's fault' mentality will not help anyone.
I am confident that problems in UK will be solved in the future as they have always been solved, through the application of common sense in a calm and reasonable atmosphere.
Posted 25 October 2009 - 03:45 PM
I 've just found another article about the same lot dated 9th Feb. 2009
Guardian article 2
Here is the full story of one of the people who've had problems
One person's story
Posted 25 October 2009 - 05:49 PM
I hope as Fil says "that problems in the UK will be solved in the future"
Posted 25 October 2009 - 09:23 PM
'secret court'... 'seizing assets of thousands'... 'control of their lives'... 'grasping State'... 'draconian measures'... 'far-reaching powers'... do me a favour. It's all miserable stuff intended to depress and frustrate people and make them feel powerless. People are not powerless, they are defending themselves using the tools at their disposal, good for them, states need to be watched as they often try to extend their power in their own interests.
Posted 25 October 2009 - 09:52 PM
Posted 25 October 2009 - 10:12 PM
Too much power plus secrecy leads to a Nazi-type state. Keeping it open to scrutiny would better ensure integrity. The same can be said of politicians !
I too, hope that problems in the UK will be sorted out in the future, but it will require politicians WITH GUTS to do it.
Posted 25 October 2009 - 11:11 PM
I disagree with you Fil. When you are dealing with these government agencies you are pretty powerless and to try to get any redress or things sorted out can take a lot of time and effort as my brother can tell you just trying to sort out payment for carers for our mother in the last couple of years of her life. He had to get an independent assesor in the end and although he won the case it took an awful lot of time, effort, frustration and stress.
The Guardians article was about the same body as the Mail article.
Posted 26 October 2009 - 07:02 AM
Posted 26 October 2009 - 07:04 AM
This particular government agency has been running in a slipshod and unsupervised manner since its inception and deserves to be kicked into touch along with the Child Support Agency which hounds fathers for their last few pennies.
Sunny's brother should not have had to fight for his rights, that he was put in that position is a glaring example that something is wrong.
Posted 26 October 2009 - 07:42 AM
It would have been easy for my brother to give up at any stage and pay the inflated bill for care out of our mum's estate in the end(the dispute lasted a couple of years) but they didn't know my brother, when he gets his teeth into something he won't let go but many people faced with the threats of court etc. would have given in and paid just to get it out of the way.
Posted 26 October 2009 - 11:08 AM