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British actress Leandra Ashton filmed as police arrested her mother, Ylenia Angeli, 73, while trying to remove Ashton's 97-year-old grandmother from an English care home before the government's latest coronavirus lockdown. Angeli, a nurse, believed she would be better able to provide care for her mother at home. The family says previous rules promulgated to reduce the spread of the coronavirus have limited their contact with the grandmother, and that has affected her health. Police later released Angeli, but the grandmother was returned to her care home.

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  1. I’m hoping for a V for Vendetta ending to all this crap.

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  3. “We understand that this is an emotional and difficult situation for all those involved. We sympathise with all families who are in this position and will continue to provide whatever support we can to both parties.”

    “Whatever support” consists solely of arresting and de-arresting.

    1. But since their British, I’m sure they were polite about it.

      1. Outside of the Queen, the British aren’t particularly polite.

        1. SOME of the assholes that I have known, from Canuckistanistanistanistanistan, are even worse! And the LIE all of the time! With utterly empty-headed, childish lies!

          1. Blah blah blah

            1. You must be British.

    2. Maybe they meant they would keep her from falling down. Strong arms at each side, you know.

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  5. The good news is that all you folk who use language like “own my own body” and “family is the foundation of society” are just flat wrong…. at least in England.

    I’d wager that the identical situation would have the identical result here in the US.

    1. In the US the family would just stop paying for care and the home wouldn’t be able to kick Gran out fast enough

      In the UK through the home is probably getting a subsidy from the NHS, so the family taking Gran home is a loss of guaranteed income

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  6. The real answer to this one is probably paperwork. The Brits love their bureaucracy and the paperwork that goes with it. There probably was a sequence of paperwork to get Nan into the home. Getting her back out probably requires an equal and opposite amount of paperwork.

    So just showing up and saying “we are taking Nan home now…” doesn’t work. Gotta go file all the paperwork with all the proper authorities first.

    1. Freedom is filing paperwork and asking for permission. The Brits are doing things right.

    2. Let’s say I’m dear old granny, and I say, “Piss off you bloody arseholes, I’m going to go live with my daughter.” Does that count for anything, or do they say, “Sorry old codger, you’re the property of the NHS now.” Presuming she’s not senile or otherwise been adjudged incompetent, does she get a say in any of this?

      1. “Piss off you bloody arseholes, I’m going to go live with my daughter.” Does that count for anything, or do they say, “Sorry old codger, you’re the property of the NHS now.” Presuming she’s not senile or otherwise been adjudged incompetent, does she get a say in any of this?

        They’ll just say she’s senile (whether she’s been previously adjudged that way or not) then shove some pills down her throat and call it a day. Unless she wants to run for President of the United States. Then they’ll just say she has a stutter and anyone who makes fun of her for that is a big poopy-head.

  7. What in hell made her thing she has any rights to an opinion?

    1. Certainly not an opinion that contradicts official doctrine.

  8. The Brits are showing us the way! Government Almighty loves me, AND my Granny, MORE than we love ourselves! MORE than we can ever know!

    Scienfoology Song… GAWD = Government Almighty’s Wrath Delivers

    Government loves me, This I know,
    For the Government tells me so,
    Little ones to GAWD belong,
    We are weak, but GAWD is strong!
    Yes, Guv-Mint loves me!
    Yes, Guv-Mint loves me!
    Yes, Guv-Mint loves me!
    My Nannies tell me so!

    GAWD does love me, yes indeed,
    Keeps me safe, and gives me feed,
    Shelters me from bad drugs and weed,
    And gives me all that I might need!
    Yes, Guv-Mint loves me!
    Yes, Guv-Mint loves me!
    Yes, Guv-Mint loves me!
    My Nannies tell me so!

    DEA, CIA, KGB,
    Our protectors, they will be,
    FBI, TSA, and FDA,
    With us, astride us, in every way!
    Yes, Guv-Mint loves me!
    Yes, Guv-Mint loves me!
    Yes, Guv-Mint loves me!
    My Nannies tell me so!

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  10. “If you like your senior care home, they can keep you in your senior care home”

    or

    “Welcome to the Senior Center California. You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.”

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  11. We should all be more like Europe.

    Except not like Sweden. They don’t have harsh pandemic mandates. Buncha scofflaws.

  12. Yeah, that is fucked. Did anyone ask the old folks if they want to be saved like this? Lack of physical contact and social interaction can easily send elderly people down hill fast, and it’s hard to recover. Loneliness and depression lead to serious health problems especially in the already infirm. If I were in my 80s, I’m pretty sure I’d rather still see and touch my family and friends than be locked up for months for my own supposed protection.

  13. It’s sad that “what did you do during the pandemic” is going to replace “what did you do during the blitz”.

  14. So what was she arrested for, suspicion of kidnapping?

    1. No, I got it…depriving a nursing home of their racket.

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