This has become a huge news story here in the UK with discussions of the implications of this ruling on radio and TV as well as in the press. One of the judges in the case has spoken out at what she considers to have been the wrong verdict (she was overruled by four others)
The Guardian, always at the forefront where social issues are concerned, has provided the best coverage and as usual the story is opened up to readers to log their own thoughts. One reader comments that PM David Cameron, also a Kensington and Chelsea resident, received a very expensive care package for his now deceased infant son in spite of the fact that he was a multi millionaire who could have easily afforded to pay privately for that care. Presumably Mr Cameron has paid into the UK’s national insurance scheme along with every other British tax payer, so I don’t have an issue with that; what I do have an issue with is that Cameron’s government now snatches the right to that care away from a vulnerable person that has paid into the system all her life.
The dissenting judgehttp://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/jul/0 ... kensington
More, From the Guardian’s Joe Public blog.http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/joepu ... -decisions
Some extra detail on Ms MacDonald at the Daily Mail:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/artic ... -care.html
Hopefully Ms MacDonald will appeal over this but I’ve a bad feeling the vicious policies being imposed by central government will prevail in this case.