There is a little boy in a hospital somewhere in Spain who has been taken away from his family. The claim that the family of Ashya King have broken any laws is spurious at best. We need laws to protect and guide but within those laws we have the right to choose whatever way we think is best to raise children. I feel this family should be left alone to do their best for their son that they feel they can do. We all see examples of parenting that we might not agree with but unless parents are mistreating their children, causing them harm, then the authorities should not intervene. It appears the parents of Ashya King were simply desperately trying to make something happen to get their son better.
However, the most disturbing thing about this whole debacle is the whorish appetite for information by the media and, ultimately, from us, the British public. What business is it of ours to know the details of the health of a little boy or the outcome of his tragic parents’ legal hearings? This is a family at the height of torment and all our media can do is turn it into a Hollywood manhunt and show-trial. I wish we could just leave them be and give their family and friends space and freedom to give them all the support they need.
Nobody seems to be thinking about the little boy left on his own in all of this.