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BEST OF THE WEB FLASHBACK: Bone-chilling national scandal: Thousands of babies are stolen from innocent parents by the UK state

BEST OF THE WEB FLASHBACK: Bone-chilling national scandal: Thousands of babies are stolen from innocent parents by the UK state

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The woman’s face was pale and tear-stained; her eyes raw from crying. ‘Please may I speak to Denise?’ she begged my husband. Fired by desperation, she’d found my home and rung my doorbell one evening six years ago. I was her last hope, she said. As a magazine and TV agony aunt with a regular slot on ITV’s This Morning, my job is to give constructive and compassionate advice to those who seek it. I take my role — and the responsibility it involves — very seriously. So although I usually make it a rule not to see people in my home, this time the woman’s distress was so acute that I invited her in. Her story spilled out. She was a grandmother in her late 40s, whose daughter, single and unable to cope with the responsibilities of parenthood, had nonetheless given birth to four children. Each had been raised with love, kindness and singular devotion by the woman standing in front of me: their grandmother. They were all under nine and the youngest was 18 months old. The woman was…
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