Great Successes of the Nanny State

I write a lot about the UK because aside from living here for the past year and being close to the politics, the UK has the kind of socialist “democracy” that the “progressives” have worked for 150 years to bring to the US.

One of the themes of this “progressive” ideology is that decisions about our lives are much better made by our betters, an elite and “educated” cadre of benevolent and incorruptible leaders.

I wish there was a way that we could see how that is working out – oh, wait…we can. There is this from this morning’s Daily Mail:

The doctor who broke up families: Psychiatrist who damned hundreds as ‘unfit parents’ faces GMC probe

  • Dr George Hibbert could be struck off over his conclusions that hundreds of parents had ‘personality disorders’
  • Millionaire is now being investigated over shocking suggestions he distorted the assessments to fit the view of social services
  • Lib Dem MP writes to Justice Secretary Ken Clarke demanding a full parliamentary inquiry

A leading psychiatrist faces extraordinary claims he deliberately misdiagnosed parents with mental disorders – decisions which meant their children were taken away from them.

Dr George Hibbert faces being struck off over his conclusions that hundreds had ‘personality disorders’ after assessing them at his private family centre.

He was paid hundreds of thousands of pounds by social services for the reports which tore children from their parents – many of them young mothers.

He is now being investigated over shocking suggestions he distorted the assessments to fit the view of social services.

In one case, he is alleged to have wrongly diagnosed a ‘caring’ new mother – named only as Miss A – with bipolar disorder because her local authority wanted the baby adopted.

After being confronted with this allegation, Dr Hibbert offered to surrender his licence to practise as a doctor rather than face a General Medical Council inquiry.

But his request has been rejected by the GMC which says there are still ‘unresolved concerns regarding his fitness to practise’. He will now face a full fitness to practise hearing.

Yesterday John Hemming MP, who has raised concerns about Dr Hibbert in Parliament, described the claims as shocking.

The Lib Dem MP – alerted by a whistle-blower – said he had since spoken to ‘three or four’ other families who said the same had happened to them.

Gee. An acolyte of the government reaping monetary rewards from the state as he steals children in the name of the state. Who would have thought this could happen?

2 thoughts on “Great Successes of the Nanny State

  1. LOL, so the doctors who cut of a patients feet to make more money are LEFTISTS!?

    Who’da thunk it? (ah, me – because I understand the 180 degree rule).

    Nice post, Utah.

  2. “He is now being investigated . . . he distorted the assessments to fit the view of social services.”

    Shocking? Nothing new here. Happens every day in the U.S. Here it’s called Medicare/Medicaid fraud.

    “In one case, he is alleged to have wrongly diagnosed a ‘caring’ new mother . . . her local authority wanted the baby adopted.”

    Florida Department of Children and Families?

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