One needs to be a little bit careful, methinks, to take a story such as this:
‘Heartless’ council threaten to take Violet, 100, to court on Christmas Eve over £9,000 nursing home fees
… at face value. As one reader said, this sounds fishy as there are mechanisms for the aged, even in our increasingly heartless society. With all that offspring, grandchildren etc., where are they? Why aren’t they chipping in to save her? It also sounds as if someone signed something and now comes the comeback.
Having said all that, we’ve seen it is not beyond councils and utilities companies to demand the last pound of flesh at heartless moments, e.g. just before Christmas.
I’ve two comments. Firstly, there is a new element in councils these days, seen first with the “wheelie-bin crime” and prosecuting an old lady for planting flowers in a garden bed at a road junction and this new element is called Common Purpose.…