Bishop’s Cleeve dad scales Westminster Abbey in New Fathers 4 Justice protest

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‘New Fathers 4 Justice’ Activists Bobby Smith, 33, from Stevenage and James Dennis from Bishops Cleeve, have this evening scaled Westminster Abbey in a fathers day protest.

 According to a press released issued by the group, New Fathers 4 Justice (NF4J) is a splinter group and not associated with Matt O’Connor or Fathers4Justice UK

A spokesman said: “Loads of tourists are taking pictures. They’ve closed the gates and a helicopter is hovering overhead.

“Bobby has his ‘Give Me Back Elmo’ banner ….which are the first two letters of his two daughters names EL and MO.

“Fathers day is an emotional time for fathers denied access to their children.”

Bobby who stood as Muppet Elmo in the Witney constituency in the general election said: “I’m trying to get David Cameron to address the matter of family law. It’s a huge problem. There is lots that needs changing, but one of…

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Fathers stage protest at abbey

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Two men have scaled Westminster Abbey in a Father’s Day protest, New Fathers 4 Justice said.Two men have scaled Westminster Abbey in a Father’s Day protest, New Fathers4Justice said.

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The group said Bobby Smith from Stevenage and James Dennis from Bishops Cleeve, Gloucestershire, have scaled the church, opposite the Palace of Westminster in central London.

The group, which campaigns for the rights of fathers to see their children, said: “Father’s Day is an emotional time for fathers denied access to their children.”

The men unfurled three banners on top of scaffolding which stood against one side of the building.

One read “Parental Alienation” another read “Give me back Elmo” and another stated “Daddy’s not giving up on you Elmo x x x”.

Three uniformed police officers stood at the foot of the Abbey watching the protesters.

And bemused tourists stopped and took photos of the sight.

Mr Smith, 33…

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I no longer work in the charitable sector and I have long since left the murky world of government family politics and thank heavens say I, as all around us begins the familiar feeding frenzy for new government funding.  I had forgotten all about the way in which government funding can cause the most staunch proponents for this or that to switch lanes and if necessary even, swim in the other direction. I had forgotten that those who appear on the outside to be pro shared parenting, can be busily stabbing the very possibility of shared parenting in the back behind the scenes.  A la Relate, great winners of government funding to promote collaboration and shared parenting in the last round, who were, at the same time, signing pledges with the coalition against shared parenting that lead to the watering down to almost nothing, of the amendments in the Children…

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