Hi everyone and welcome to Bristol Grandparents Support Group blog. Although we are Bristol based we have grandparents from all over the UK and beyond as members.

It is estimated that over one million children in the UK are denied contact with their grandparents due to family breakdown which may have been caused by divorce/separation, alcohol/drug dependency,domestic violence,bereavement or family feud.
Every child has the right to have contact with their grandparents
if they wish and unless proven unsafe for them to do so. To deny contact from a parent or grandparent has to become as socially unacceptable as drink driving.
I hope to keep you up to date with what is going on in BGSG and I shall continue to campaign for the rights of children to have a loving and meaningful relationship with both parents and their extended family. So please join in as good to hear your views, not just mine!
I also will support via Skype.
There is no membership fee to be part of Bristol Grandparents Support Group.
Esther Rantzen says, " To every grandparent, links of love can never be broken in our hearts."

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Thursday, 27 June 2013

Speak out and be banned from social media?

Our grandparents and great grandparents fought and lost their lives, fighting for democracy and freedom, what would they say if they were able to see where we are now?
It appears that we now live in a country that does not allow freedom of speech when it becomes politically uncomfortable.
When I go and vote, and yes I do always vote for the same reason as my first sentence, many women fought hard for women to have the right to vote, so I owe it to them.
I expect my MP to carry out the manifesto they were elected on, so if they then go back on their 'promise' do I not have the right to ask them why, and to expect an answer?
Are they not answerable to us?
As recent events have shown, when an organisation fighting for Fathers rights to see their children is banned from social media because an MP  doesn't like the questions being asked of her.
Accusations of harassment etc.
There is that word 'harassment' popping up again!
If mediation is the new buzz word within The Family Justice system, may I suggest that MP's also need to mediate with their constituents, that quite simply means talking to one another.
The reality in the UK is that millions of families are in melt down, society is falling apart a generation of children are growing without a stable family life, what does the future hold for them?
We can not just sit back and accept what is happening, we owe it to past generations to fight for the right for true democracy and freedom.
Those of us who support families, those of us who are directly involved need to be able to question our government and to expect proper answers.
We may not always agree with one an others point of view, but we should be able to debate these serious issues without being threatened with being banned from talking freely.
On a personal note it is important to say that my MP Charlotte Leslie has always been very supportive.

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