Lancashire's new rules will put adopter and baby first

First published in News Blackburn Citizen: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

LANCASHIRE has become the first place in the North West to embark on an ground-breaking adoption programme.

Children up to the age of two are to be placed with foster carers who may go on to adopt them in a programme called concurrent placements.

Up until now babies were placed with foster carers before a decision was made if they could return to their birth family.

Catrina Dickens, leading the project, said: “Sometimes babies come into our care at birth or soon after if their parents cannot care for them. They're then looked after by foster carers while we work with their parents to see if they can go home.

“If this isn't possible, the family court process can take many months, and after that the baby has to move again, to his or her adoptive parents.

“Our new programme does this differently. It places a baby or very young child straight away with their prospective adopters, who are also approved to act as foster carers, while the birth family is assessed and the court makes a decision.

2This means that there's a degree of uncertainty for the adopters, because they can't be completely sure they're going to keep the baby – there is always a chance the child might go home.

“But we feel that it's better for the adults involved to bear that risk and uncertainty and for the baby to have the chance of a more secure start in life; if they are adopted, they'll have been with their adoptive family throughout.”

County Councillor Susie Charles, cabinet member for Children and Schools, said: “I am proud that the county council is among the very first to pioneer this type of adoption, which puts babies and their wellbeing at the heart of the process, just where they should be.

“We want to minimise delay and unnecessary moves for children, while still taking the time and care necessary to assess all the options. Concurrent planning does this very well.”

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7:59pm Wed 28 Nov 12

mavrick says...

It sounds good on paper, but I would hope some of the PC nonsense is binned as well.
It sounds good on paper, but I would hope some of the PC nonsense is binned as well. mavrick
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9:55pm Wed 28 Nov 12

M Foster says...

OFF TOPIC.
LT. Why is it that you are not allowing comment on numerous major news stories you print here? The latest one is about a Syrian shepherd who has supposedly become a drug addict since moving to Blackburn. Another is the big story of today regarding the Halal food issue in Lancashire schools which has even been on the local radio all day. I have trawled down your website page to eventually ferret it out only to find, once again, NO COMMENT. Why is this?

You often, quite understandably, say it is because of legal reasons because a trial may not have taken place yet. This cannot be the reason here so what is going on? I think it is incumbent on you to explain to your loyal readers why you will not allow free, open and healthy discussion on some (often controversial) local issues rather than seeking to repress it, which can only stoke up resentment as you deny free speech.

I, for one, read online news media as much for learning of readers' views on things (from both side of an argument) as much as, if not more than, just getting the writer's slant. I suggest you do the reputation of journalism no good in doing so and I would much appreciate your response to my concerns but expect this comment to disappear - just like all those recently about Child Sex Abuse By Muslims.

If this is done to help social cohesion and to avoid local conflict in society, I suggest it has exactly the opposite effect i.e, feelings are best vented.
OFF TOPIC. LT. Why is it that you are not allowing comment on numerous major news stories you print here? The latest one is about a Syrian shepherd who has supposedly become a drug addict since moving to Blackburn. Another is the big story of today regarding the Halal food issue in Lancashire schools which has even been on the local radio all day. I have trawled down your website page to eventually ferret it out only to find, once again, NO COMMENT. Why is this? You often, quite understandably, say it is because of legal reasons because a trial may not have taken place yet. This cannot be the reason here so what is going on? I think it is incumbent on you to explain to your loyal readers why you will not allow free, open and healthy discussion on some (often controversial) local issues rather than seeking to repress it, which can only stoke up resentment as you deny free speech. I, for one, read online news media as much for learning of readers' views on things (from both side of an argument) as much as, if not more than, just getting the writer's slant. I suggest you do the reputation of journalism no good in doing so and I would much appreciate your response to my concerns but expect this comment to disappear - just like all those recently about Child Sex Abuse By Muslims. If this is done to help social cohesion and to avoid local conflict in society, I suggest it has exactly the opposite effect i.e, feelings are best vented. M Foster
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9:55pm Wed 28 Nov 12

M Foster says...

OFF TOPIC.
LT. Why is it that you are not allowing comment on numerous major news stories you print here? The latest one is about a Syrian shepherd who has supposedly become a drug addict since moving to Blackburn. Another is the big story of today regarding the Halal food issue in Lancashire schools which has even been on the local radio all day. I have trawled down your website page to eventually ferret it out only to find, once again, NO COMMENT. Why is this?

You often, quite understandably, say it is because of legal reasons because a trial may not have taken place yet. This cannot be the reason here so what is going on? I think it is incumbent on you to explain to your loyal readers why you will not allow free, open and healthy discussion on some (often controversial) local issues rather than seeking to repress it, which can only stoke up resentment as you deny free speech.

I, for one, read online news media as much for learning of readers' views on things (from both side of an argument) as much as, if not more than, just getting the writer's slant. I suggest you do the reputation of journalism no good in doing so and I would much appreciate your response to my concerns but expect this comment to disappear - just like all those recently about Child Sex Abuse By Muslims.

If this is done to help social cohesion and to avoid local conflict in society, I suggest it has exactly the opposite effect i.e, feelings are best vented.
OFF TOPIC. LT. Why is it that you are not allowing comment on numerous major news stories you print here? The latest one is about a Syrian shepherd who has supposedly become a drug addict since moving to Blackburn. Another is the big story of today regarding the Halal food issue in Lancashire schools which has even been on the local radio all day. I have trawled down your website page to eventually ferret it out only to find, once again, NO COMMENT. Why is this? You often, quite understandably, say it is because of legal reasons because a trial may not have taken place yet. This cannot be the reason here so what is going on? I think it is incumbent on you to explain to your loyal readers why you will not allow free, open and healthy discussion on some (often controversial) local issues rather than seeking to repress it, which can only stoke up resentment as you deny free speech. I, for one, read online news media as much for learning of readers' views on things (from both side of an argument) as much as, if not more than, just getting the writer's slant. I suggest you do the reputation of journalism no good in doing so and I would much appreciate your response to my concerns but expect this comment to disappear - just like all those recently about Child Sex Abuse By Muslims. If this is done to help social cohesion and to avoid local conflict in society, I suggest it has exactly the opposite effect i.e, feelings are best vented. M Foster
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9:55pm Wed 28 Nov 12

M Foster says...

OFF TOPIC.
LT. Why is it that you are not allowing comment on numerous major news stories you print here? The latest one is about a Syrian shepherd who has supposedly become a drug addict since moving to Blackburn. Another is the big story of today regarding the Halal food issue in Lancashire schools which has even been on the local radio all day. I have trawled down your website page to eventually ferret it out only to find, once again, NO COMMENT. Why is this?

You often, quite understandably, say it is because of legal reasons because a trial may not have taken place yet. This cannot be the reason here so what is going on? I think it is incumbent on you to explain to your loyal readers why you will not allow free, open and healthy discussion on some (often controversial) local issues rather than seeking to repress it, which can only stoke up resentment as you deny free speech.

I, for one, read online news media as much for learning of readers' views on things (from both side of an argument) as much as, if not more than, just getting the writer's slant. I suggest you do the reputation of journalism no good in doing so and I would much appreciate your response to my concerns but expect this comment to disappear - just like all those recently about Child Sex Abuse By Muslims.

If this is done to help social cohesion and to avoid local conflict in society, I suggest it has exactly the opposite effect i.e, feelings are best vented.
OFF TOPIC. LT. Why is it that you are not allowing comment on numerous major news stories you print here? The latest one is about a Syrian shepherd who has supposedly become a drug addict since moving to Blackburn. Another is the big story of today regarding the Halal food issue in Lancashire schools which has even been on the local radio all day. I have trawled down your website page to eventually ferret it out only to find, once again, NO COMMENT. Why is this? You often, quite understandably, say it is because of legal reasons because a trial may not have taken place yet. This cannot be the reason here so what is going on? I think it is incumbent on you to explain to your loyal readers why you will not allow free, open and healthy discussion on some (often controversial) local issues rather than seeking to repress it, which can only stoke up resentment as you deny free speech. I, for one, read online news media as much for learning of readers' views on things (from both side of an argument) as much as, if not more than, just getting the writer's slant. I suggest you do the reputation of journalism no good in doing so and I would much appreciate your response to my concerns but expect this comment to disappear - just like all those recently about Child Sex Abuse By Muslims. If this is done to help social cohesion and to avoid local conflict in society, I suggest it has exactly the opposite effect i.e, feelings are best vented. M Foster
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10:21pm Wed 28 Nov 12

M Foster says...

Triplicated in error.
Triplicated in error. M Foster
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7:32am Thu 29 Nov 12

BuckoTheMoose says...

M Foster wrote:
Triplicated in error.
But well said
[quote][p][bold]M Foster[/bold] wrote: Triplicated in error.[/p][/quote]But well said BuckoTheMoose
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8:54am Thu 29 Nov 12

Info-warrior says...

M Foster wrote:
OFF TOPIC.
LT. Why is it that you are not allowing comment on numerous major news stories you print here? The latest one is about a Syrian shepherd who has supposedly become a drug addict since moving to Blackburn. Another is the big story of today regarding the Halal food issue in Lancashire schools which has even been on the local radio all day. I have trawled down your website page to eventually ferret it out only to find, once again, NO COMMENT. Why is this?

You often, quite understandably, say it is because of legal reasons because a trial may not have taken place yet. This cannot be the reason here so what is going on? I think it is incumbent on you to explain to your loyal readers why you will not allow free, open and healthy discussion on some (often controversial) local issues rather than seeking to repress it, which can only stoke up resentment as you deny free speech.

I, for one, read online news media as much for learning of readers' views on things (from both side of an argument) as much as, if not more than, just getting the writer's slant. I suggest you do the reputation of journalism no good in doing so and I would much appreciate your response to my concerns but expect this comment to disappear - just like all those recently about Child Sex Abuse By Muslims.

If this is done to help social cohesion and to avoid local conflict in society, I suggest it has exactly the opposite effect i.e, feelings are best vented.
Info-warrior says...

M Foster says... Why is it that we are not allowing comments on Syrian shepherd who has supposedly become a drug addict since moving to Blackburn.Another is the big story of today regarding the Halal food issue in Lancashire schools.

Mr Foster Its known as racism and authoritarianism it comes in all shapes and sizes. The LET have a fine line to walk in the east of Lancashire and they must come under all sorts of pressure from different cultures religions and faiths to ensure that they walk the line.

This week the LET run a story regarding on a huge compensation payout of £800.000 for a sprained finger to a LCC worker who can't be named for legal reasons. The story made the national papers yet the LET stopped comments on it almost as quick as they ushered this story past the people that it affects the most LET readers us the local tax payers who payed out the claim not the ones who authorised it and who most likely had comments closed on it......

Our forefathers died for free speech but while we have Banksters and Polimagicians ruling the day I'm affraid to report that the free speech is nil and void
[quote][p][bold]M Foster[/bold] wrote: OFF TOPIC. LT. Why is it that you are not allowing comment on numerous major news stories you print here? The latest one is about a Syrian shepherd who has supposedly become a drug addict since moving to Blackburn. Another is the big story of today regarding the Halal food issue in Lancashire schools which has even been on the local radio all day. I have trawled down your website page to eventually ferret it out only to find, once again, NO COMMENT. Why is this? You often, quite understandably, say it is because of legal reasons because a trial may not have taken place yet. This cannot be the reason here so what is going on? I think it is incumbent on you to explain to your loyal readers why you will not allow free, open and healthy discussion on some (often controversial) local issues rather than seeking to repress it, which can only stoke up resentment as you deny free speech. I, for one, read online news media as much for learning of readers' views on things (from both side of an argument) as much as, if not more than, just getting the writer's slant. I suggest you do the reputation of journalism no good in doing so and I would much appreciate your response to my concerns but expect this comment to disappear - just like all those recently about Child Sex Abuse By Muslims. If this is done to help social cohesion and to avoid local conflict in society, I suggest it has exactly the opposite effect i.e, feelings are best vented.[/p][/quote]Info-warrior says... M Foster says... Why is it that we are not allowing comments on Syrian shepherd who has supposedly become a drug addict since moving to Blackburn.Another is the big story of today regarding the Halal food issue in Lancashire schools. Mr Foster Its known as racism and authoritarianism it comes in all shapes and sizes. The LET have a fine line to walk in the east of Lancashire and they must come under all sorts of pressure from different cultures religions and faiths to ensure that they walk the line. This week the LET run a story regarding on a huge compensation payout of £800.000 for a sprained finger to a LCC worker who can't be named for legal reasons. The story made the national papers yet the LET stopped comments on it almost as quick as they ushered this story past the people that it affects the most LET readers us the local tax payers who payed out the claim not the ones who authorised it and who most likely had comments closed on it...... Our forefathers died for free speech but while we have Banksters and Polimagicians ruling the day I'm affraid to report that the free speech is nil and void Info-warrior
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8:54am Thu 29 Nov 12

Info-warrior says...

M Foster wrote:
OFF TOPIC.
LT. Why is it that you are not allowing comment on numerous major news stories you print here? The latest one is about a Syrian shepherd who has supposedly become a drug addict since moving to Blackburn. Another is the big story of today regarding the Halal food issue in Lancashire schools which has even been on the local radio all day. I have trawled down your website page to eventually ferret it out only to find, once again, NO COMMENT. Why is this?

You often, quite understandably, say it is because of legal reasons because a trial may not have taken place yet. This cannot be the reason here so what is going on? I think it is incumbent on you to explain to your loyal readers why you will not allow free, open and healthy discussion on some (often controversial) local issues rather than seeking to repress it, which can only stoke up resentment as you deny free speech.

I, for one, read online news media as much for learning of readers' views on things (from both side of an argument) as much as, if not more than, just getting the writer's slant. I suggest you do the reputation of journalism no good in doing so and I would much appreciate your response to my concerns but expect this comment to disappear - just like all those recently about Child Sex Abuse By Muslims.

If this is done to help social cohesion and to avoid local conflict in society, I suggest it has exactly the opposite effect i.e, feelings are best vented.
Info-warrior says...

M Foster says... Why is it that we are not allowing comments on Syrian shepherd who has supposedly become a drug addict since moving to Blackburn.Another is the big story of today regarding the Halal food issue in Lancashire schools.

Mr Foster Its known as racism and authoritarianism it comes in all shapes and sizes. The LET have a fine line to walk in the east of Lancashire and they must come under all sorts of pressure from different cultures religions and faiths to ensure that they walk the line.

This week the LET run a story regarding on a huge compensation payout of £800.000 for a sprained finger to a LCC worker who can't be named for legal reasons. The story made the national papers yet the LET stopped comments on it almost as quick as they ushered this story past the people that it affects the most LET readers us the local tax payers who payed out the claim not the ones who authorised it and who most likely had comments closed on it......

Our forefathers died for free speech but while we have Banksters and Polimagicians ruling the day I'm affraid to report that the free speech is nil and void
[quote][p][bold]M Foster[/bold] wrote: OFF TOPIC. LT. Why is it that you are not allowing comment on numerous major news stories you print here? The latest one is about a Syrian shepherd who has supposedly become a drug addict since moving to Blackburn. Another is the big story of today regarding the Halal food issue in Lancashire schools which has even been on the local radio all day. I have trawled down your website page to eventually ferret it out only to find, once again, NO COMMENT. Why is this? You often, quite understandably, say it is because of legal reasons because a trial may not have taken place yet. This cannot be the reason here so what is going on? I think it is incumbent on you to explain to your loyal readers why you will not allow free, open and healthy discussion on some (often controversial) local issues rather than seeking to repress it, which can only stoke up resentment as you deny free speech. I, for one, read online news media as much for learning of readers' views on things (from both side of an argument) as much as, if not more than, just getting the writer's slant. I suggest you do the reputation of journalism no good in doing so and I would much appreciate your response to my concerns but expect this comment to disappear - just like all those recently about Child Sex Abuse By Muslims. If this is done to help social cohesion and to avoid local conflict in society, I suggest it has exactly the opposite effect i.e, feelings are best vented.[/p][/quote]Info-warrior says... M Foster says... Why is it that we are not allowing comments on Syrian shepherd who has supposedly become a drug addict since moving to Blackburn.Another is the big story of today regarding the Halal food issue in Lancashire schools. Mr Foster Its known as racism and authoritarianism it comes in all shapes and sizes. The LET have a fine line to walk in the east of Lancashire and they must come under all sorts of pressure from different cultures religions and faiths to ensure that they walk the line. This week the LET run a story regarding on a huge compensation payout of £800.000 for a sprained finger to a LCC worker who can't be named for legal reasons. The story made the national papers yet the LET stopped comments on it almost as quick as they ushered this story past the people that it affects the most LET readers us the local tax payers who payed out the claim not the ones who authorised it and who most likely had comments closed on it...... Our forefathers died for free speech but while we have Banksters and Polimagicians ruling the day I'm affraid to report that the free speech is nil and void Info-warrior
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8:54am Thu 29 Nov 12

Info-warrior says...

M Foster wrote:
OFF TOPIC.
LT. Why is it that you are not allowing comment on numerous major news stories you print here? The latest one is about a Syrian shepherd who has supposedly become a drug addict since moving to Blackburn. Another is the big story of today regarding the Halal food issue in Lancashire schools which has even been on the local radio all day. I have trawled down your website page to eventually ferret it out only to find, once again, NO COMMENT. Why is this?

You often, quite understandably, say it is because of legal reasons because a trial may not have taken place yet. This cannot be the reason here so what is going on? I think it is incumbent on you to explain to your loyal readers why you will not allow free, open and healthy discussion on some (often controversial) local issues rather than seeking to repress it, which can only stoke up resentment as you deny free speech.

I, for one, read online news media as much for learning of readers' views on things (from both side of an argument) as much as, if not more than, just getting the writer's slant. I suggest you do the reputation of journalism no good in doing so and I would much appreciate your response to my concerns but expect this comment to disappear - just like all those recently about Child Sex Abuse By Muslims.

If this is done to help social cohesion and to avoid local conflict in society, I suggest it has exactly the opposite effect i.e, feelings are best vented.
Info-warrior says...

M Foster says... Why is it that we are not allowing comments on Syrian shepherd who has supposedly become a drug addict since moving to Blackburn.Another is the big story of today regarding the Halal food issue in Lancashire schools.

Mr Foster Its known as racism and authoritarianism it comes in all shapes and sizes. The LET have a fine line to walk in the east of Lancashire and they must come under all sorts of pressure from different cultures religions and faiths to ensure that they walk the line.

This week the LET run a story regarding on a huge compensation payout of £800.000 for a sprained finger to a LCC worker who can't be named for legal reasons. The story made the national papers yet the LET stopped comments on it almost as quick as they ushered this story past the people that it affects the most LET readers us the local tax payers who payed out the claim not the ones who authorised it and who most likely had comments closed on it......

Our forefathers died for free speech but while we have Banksters and Polimagicians ruling the day I'm affraid to report that the free speech is nil and void
[quote][p][bold]M Foster[/bold] wrote: OFF TOPIC. LT. Why is it that you are not allowing comment on numerous major news stories you print here? The latest one is about a Syrian shepherd who has supposedly become a drug addict since moving to Blackburn. Another is the big story of today regarding the Halal food issue in Lancashire schools which has even been on the local radio all day. I have trawled down your website page to eventually ferret it out only to find, once again, NO COMMENT. Why is this? You often, quite understandably, say it is because of legal reasons because a trial may not have taken place yet. This cannot be the reason here so what is going on? I think it is incumbent on you to explain to your loyal readers why you will not allow free, open and healthy discussion on some (often controversial) local issues rather than seeking to repress it, which can only stoke up resentment as you deny free speech. I, for one, read online news media as much for learning of readers' views on things (from both side of an argument) as much as, if not more than, just getting the writer's slant. I suggest you do the reputation of journalism no good in doing so and I would much appreciate your response to my concerns but expect this comment to disappear - just like all those recently about Child Sex Abuse By Muslims. If this is done to help social cohesion and to avoid local conflict in society, I suggest it has exactly the opposite effect i.e, feelings are best vented.[/p][/quote]Info-warrior says... M Foster says... Why is it that we are not allowing comments on Syrian shepherd who has supposedly become a drug addict since moving to Blackburn.Another is the big story of today regarding the Halal food issue in Lancashire schools. Mr Foster Its known as racism and authoritarianism it comes in all shapes and sizes. The LET have a fine line to walk in the east of Lancashire and they must come under all sorts of pressure from different cultures religions and faiths to ensure that they walk the line. This week the LET run a story regarding on a huge compensation payout of £800.000 for a sprained finger to a LCC worker who can't be named for legal reasons. The story made the national papers yet the LET stopped comments on it almost as quick as they ushered this story past the people that it affects the most LET readers us the local tax payers who payed out the claim not the ones who authorised it and who most likely had comments closed on it...... Our forefathers died for free speech but while we have Banksters and Polimagicians ruling the day I'm affraid to report that the free speech is nil and void Info-warrior
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8:54am Thu 29 Nov 12

Info-warrior says...

M Foster wrote:
OFF TOPIC.
LT. Why is it that you are not allowing comment on numerous major news stories you print here? The latest one is about a Syrian shepherd who has supposedly become a drug addict since moving to Blackburn. Another is the big story of today regarding the Halal food issue in Lancashire schools which has even been on the local radio all day. I have trawled down your website page to eventually ferret it out only to find, once again, NO COMMENT. Why is this?

You often, quite understandably, say it is because of legal reasons because a trial may not have taken place yet. This cannot be the reason here so what is going on? I think it is incumbent on you to explain to your loyal readers why you will not allow free, open and healthy discussion on some (often controversial) local issues rather than seeking to repress it, which can only stoke up resentment as you deny free speech.

I, for one, read online news media as much for learning of readers' views on things (from both side of an argument) as much as, if not more than, just getting the writer's slant. I suggest you do the reputation of journalism no good in doing so and I would much appreciate your response to my concerns but expect this comment to disappear - just like all those recently about Child Sex Abuse By Muslims.

If this is done to help social cohesion and to avoid local conflict in society, I suggest it has exactly the opposite effect i.e, feelings are best vented.
Info-warrior says...

M Foster says... Why is it that we are not allowing comments on Syrian shepherd who has supposedly become a drug addict since moving to Blackburn.Another is the big story of today regarding the Halal food issue in Lancashire schools.

Mr Foster Its known as racism and authoritarianism it comes in all shapes and sizes. The LET have a fine line to walk in the east of Lancashire and they must come under all sorts of pressure from different cultures religions and faiths to ensure that they walk the line.

This week the LET run a story regarding on a huge compensation payout of £800.000 for a sprained finger to a LCC worker who can't be named for legal reasons. The story made the national papers yet the LET stopped comments on it almost as quick as they ushered this story past the people that it affects the most LET readers us the local tax payers who payed out the claim not the ones who authorised it and who most likely had comments closed on it......

Our forefathers died for free speech but while we have Banksters and Polimagicians ruling the day I'm affraid to report that the free speech is nil and void
[quote][p][bold]M Foster[/bold] wrote: OFF TOPIC. LT. Why is it that you are not allowing comment on numerous major news stories you print here? The latest one is about a Syrian shepherd who has supposedly become a drug addict since moving to Blackburn. Another is the big story of today regarding the Halal food issue in Lancashire schools which has even been on the local radio all day. I have trawled down your website page to eventually ferret it out only to find, once again, NO COMMENT. Why is this? You often, quite understandably, say it is because of legal reasons because a trial may not have taken place yet. This cannot be the reason here so what is going on? I think it is incumbent on you to explain to your loyal readers why you will not allow free, open and healthy discussion on some (often controversial) local issues rather than seeking to repress it, which can only stoke up resentment as you deny free speech. I, for one, read online news media as much for learning of readers' views on things (from both side of an argument) as much as, if not more than, just getting the writer's slant. I suggest you do the reputation of journalism no good in doing so and I would much appreciate your response to my concerns but expect this comment to disappear - just like all those recently about Child Sex Abuse By Muslims. If this is done to help social cohesion and to avoid local conflict in society, I suggest it has exactly the opposite effect i.e, feelings are best vented.[/p][/quote]Info-warrior says... M Foster says... Why is it that we are not allowing comments on Syrian shepherd who has supposedly become a drug addict since moving to Blackburn.Another is the big story of today regarding the Halal food issue in Lancashire schools. Mr Foster Its known as racism and authoritarianism it comes in all shapes and sizes. The LET have a fine line to walk in the east of Lancashire and they must come under all sorts of pressure from different cultures religions and faiths to ensure that they walk the line. This week the LET run a story regarding on a huge compensation payout of £800.000 for a sprained finger to a LCC worker who can't be named for legal reasons. The story made the national papers yet the LET stopped comments on it almost as quick as they ushered this story past the people that it affects the most LET readers us the local tax payers who payed out the claim not the ones who authorised it and who most likely had comments closed on it...... Our forefathers died for free speech but while we have Banksters and Polimagicians ruling the day I'm affraid to report that the free speech is nil and void Info-warrior
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9:14pm Thu 29 Nov 12

sen c ble says...

M Foster wrote:
OFF TOPIC.
LT. Why is it that you are not allowing comment on numerous major news stories you print here? The latest one is about a Syrian shepherd who has supposedly become a drug addict since moving to Blackburn. Another is the big story of today regarding the Halal food issue in Lancashire schools which has even been on the local radio all day. I have trawled down your website page to eventually ferret it out only to find, once again, NO COMMENT. Why is this?

You often, quite understandably, say it is because of legal reasons because a trial may not have taken place yet. This cannot be the reason here so what is going on? I think it is incumbent on you to explain to your loyal readers why you will not allow free, open and healthy discussion on some (often controversial) local issues rather than seeking to repress it, which can only stoke up resentment as you deny free speech.

I, for one, read online news media as much for learning of readers' views on things (from both side of an argument) as much as, if not more than, just getting the writer's slant. I suggest you do the reputation of journalism no good in doing so and I would much appreciate your response to my concerns but expect this comment to disappear - just like all those recently about Child Sex Abuse By Muslims.

If this is done to help social cohesion and to avoid local conflict in society, I suggest it has exactly the opposite effect i.e, feelings are best vented.
Please explain why you are personally so keen on postring comments to news articles relating to muslim only culprits, when infact the very identical incidents are equally committed by all members of society, and restricted from posting an opinion.
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Hynburn tow path flasher, and even though there were means of commenting i'm surprisedwhy I failed to see your post!

What is so appealing to Musleem only incidents, M F?
[quote][p][bold]M Foster[/bold] wrote: OFF TOPIC. LT. Why is it that you are not allowing comment on numerous major news stories you print here? The latest one is about a Syrian shepherd who has supposedly become a drug addict since moving to Blackburn. Another is the big story of today regarding the Halal food issue in Lancashire schools which has even been on the local radio all day. I have trawled down your website page to eventually ferret it out only to find, once again, NO COMMENT. Why is this? You often, quite understandably, say it is because of legal reasons because a trial may not have taken place yet. This cannot be the reason here so what is going on? I think it is incumbent on you to explain to your loyal readers why you will not allow free, open and healthy discussion on some (often controversial) local issues rather than seeking to repress it, which can only stoke up resentment as you deny free speech. I, for one, read online news media as much for learning of readers' views on things (from both side of an argument) as much as, if not more than, just getting the writer's slant. I suggest you do the reputation of journalism no good in doing so and I would much appreciate your response to my concerns but expect this comment to disappear - just like all those recently about Child Sex Abuse By Muslims. If this is done to help social cohesion and to avoid local conflict in society, I suggest it has exactly the opposite effect i.e, feelings are best vented.[/p][/quote]Please explain why you are personally so keen on postring comments to news articles relating to muslim only culprits, when infact the very identical incidents are equally committed by all members of society, and restricted from posting an opinion. Young Accrington sex fiend(0) Blackburn Sham Marriage(0) Drinker threw Burnley Girl in Canal(0) Terrance Saunders, 70 yrs, indecent assault(0) Stephen Woolly Predator grooming Lancs school girls(0) Ricky Stewart sexual assault(0) Hynburn tow path flasher, and even though there were means of commenting i'm surprisedwhy I failed to see your post! What is so appealing to Musleem only incidents, M F? sen c ble
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