|Secret filming caught patients being dragged and slapped by support workers|
Simon, one of the adult inmates with the age of a 4 year old, was returned home to his family after footage of his ill-treatment was shown to his parents. I wonder if they ever threaten to send him back to Winterbourne View whenever he misbehaves. Indeed, I wonder if his family now secretly curse the Panorama reporter for bringing his abuse to their attention, and making them feel obliged to take him back to live with them. I know I would be. I know how ashamed and disgusted with myself I would be that anything that came out of me would be such a trouble to those around him that filicide would be the only honorable option.
I know this is not how the British think, but this is how I think.
It costs the taxpayer £3,500 per week to keep these inmates in these homes. In March I said on the Victoria Derbyshire Show that if I had a severely disabled baby I would smother it if the midwife would not do so for me.
I stand by that statement.
It seems that while the government wrings its hands about how it can no longer afford to to pay for these people to be kept in these uncaring homes, and the uncaring homes cannot find good caring staff to run these homes, I am still condemned for saying what I did.
Such is the contemptible hypocrisy and cowardice of the British and their government.