Looked at the posting yesterday by Richard on the alleged abduction by her father to Pakistan of Molly Campbell, and originally decided to say ‘nowt’, as I reckoned that particular subject had been well covered!
However, I listened to the ‘Today’ slot where this particular young girl’s future was discussed with two of our elected Scottish representatives. The first interview was with Western Isles Labour MSP Alasdair Morrison, and was quite revealing in that this Member of the Scottish Parliament was firmly with the rule of Law, in that he argued that the primary objective should be for the return of this young girl to her mother, who is also her legal guardian! Well and good; no “if’s, and’s or but’s”. His stance was admirable, concise and straightforward, which is, as far as I am concerned, rare in any politician!
Not so was the second interview, which was conducted with Glasgow Labour MP Mohammed Sarwar. This creep went the long way around the barn in his efforts to say, or rather ‘not to say’ that the Law was paramount, Molly Reilly had legal claim on this child, and the ‘status quo’ should be returned forthwith! Instead, he blethers on about “There will be difficult issues around this case and I need to speak to both parties before making a judgment." He also said he wanted to "ensure that she (Molly) is well, find out what happened and how she feels in Lahore,” and also "Whatever happens, her views are going to be of paramount importance."
Now these words are from an elected representative, who was asked to comment upon the allegations that some Pakistani clown has seemingly arranged the surreptitious removal of his daughter from the legal custody of her mother. Instead of stating that he would be making all efforts to facilitate the return of this child to her mother, he wants to have the father’s demands taken into consideration, as well as those of a vulnerable, easily-swayed twelve year-old child!
Ask yourself, which man would YOU want to speak up for you in either Parliament?