In the blue corner we have the Mum that sobbed and spouted some made up, read it out of a chick flick, utter bollocks about her 15 year old daughter, grabbing her by the shoulders, making her look her in the eye and saying ‘I propa love you Ma*’ before she she ran off with her teacher.
In the red corner we have the mother of said teacher that spent 6 months grooming a 15yr old pupil, before running off to the continent with her.
To be honest I have sympathy for neither of them. Both appear to be more interested in playing to the court of public opinion than they are in the welfare of their children.
In the blue corner we have a mother that was obviously more interested in making sure she didn’t appear in the MSM as an uncaring, uninterested bitch that probably had more idea of what was going on in Eastenders than what was going on in her own daughters life.
In the red corner we have a women sobbing for no apparent reason. Her son is in his 30’s and has gone on holiday. So why is She weeping and wailing on TV?. I’m guessing it’s because her son turned out to be a bit of a perv and She wants to reassure the public that it wasn’t her fault and She is as deeply upset and tearful as everyone else.
Please don’t think, for a minute, that I condone what has happened. My only grumble here is how both sets of parents appear to be more interested in ensuring the MSM, and the public in general, are fully aware of how distressed, devastated, gutted, heartbroken etc they are about what has happened. Which also means that during the very public future trial, no one with a heart, or Google, could find them even remotely culpable for what has happened.
*This only happens in crappy American TV shows. If my 14 yr old daughter suddenly grabbed my face and told me She loved me over the weetabix I’d know for sure something was up. To be honest I’d suspect drugs, and not her Maths teacher, but she’d be house bound till I discovered the problem, either way.
Also, I think the fact that the daughter, who according to her Mum, couldn’t eat breakfast without professing her undying love, but suddenly left the country without so much as a ta ta Ma says more about the Mum, and the real situation at home, than it does about the daughter.