Alfie Evans rides off into the sunset, err, well, not exactly

Master Alfie Evans is evidently going to do this the hard way. His breathing tube was removed but he continues to breath on his own greater than 9 hours later.

This proves nothing, other than his respiratory system is in good shape at this point. Sadly the brain is not.

It has gone from the sublime to the ridiculous with this kid. Protesters tried to storm the hospital today. What the **** would they have done had they actually got to him. Carry him to Italy??? Steal the necessary life support system from the hospital for the trip??? Speaking of Italy. The Italian Government granted Master Evans Italian citizenship.

In any event, the British Courts are not budging and neither is the hospital. The breathing tube has been pulled and Master Evans is in hospice status.

What is wrong with the UK? This is the second or third child the government has done this to.

People are being arrested and charged with “hate speech”.

Then there is this tweet that was widely shared on Twitter.

Top tip: If you want to stay out of trouble, don’t do what this driver did and swear at our mobile safety cameras while driving past in a car fitted with a laser jammer. Today he’s beginning 8 months in jail for perverting the course of justice.

North York Police

Eight months in jail for that?

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Always sad events, but there comes a point where the parents are doing nothing other than trying to keep a corpse alive for their own wellbeing, not that of the (dead) patient.

Do you know what a laser jammer is? And their legal status?

Just came across this on Twitter. The little boy continued to breathe on his own, but the hospital was refusing to give him oxygen. Apparently they have reversed the decision.

I can’t describe how evil I believe the actions of the hospital, on orders from the government, has been. Many people are praying for this dear child.

“Alfie has been allowed oxygen and water!! How amazing is he :blue_heart::blue_heart::blue_heart::blue_heart: no matter what happens he has already proved these doctors wrong :blue_heart::blue_heart::blue_heart::blue_heart: how beautiful does he look” ~ Message and photos posted by Alfie’s mother, Kate James, on Alfie’s Army official FB page.


Yes, it’s an electronic device which prevents the police from determining how fast a vehicle is going. I don’t approve of such things and assume they are illegal in most places.

But 8 months in prison for that? Totally stupid!

For all the hysteria about Trump, there is a lot going on in the UK that I’m sure at least some people find frightening.

Which should be their choice, the gov’t has no business intervening especially in a case where the gov’t would be out 0.00 over it.

In this case the kids wanted to take the kid to Italy at no cost to the gov’t.

Dead or out of the country the gov’t is off the hook.

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I couldn’t agree more. This is so evil, and there is NO excuse, especially when another country is willing to help. It is the same situation as the other boy who eventually died.

This is an evil act by the government of the United Kingdom.

Do Americans still think “free” government health care is a great idea?

And this is an earlier tweet, explaining why the child was finally given oxygen and water.

6:45am local time London: Thomas Evans says the hospital agreed to give Alfie oxygen after 6 hours. He says he sat down with the doctor for 40 minutes, telling him it will become a “crime” if they deprive little Alfie food and water, in addition to oxygen.

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I can be pretty cold and clinical about terminal illness/injury but there’s no excuse for this.

This is just the gov’t coming down with the iron fist to prevent more people in the future from trying to get their loved one’s out of the country for help.

The compassion of the IRS and efficiency of The Post Office? No, it’s even worse than that.

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He used a device that is illegal and is meant specifically to circumvent the law. And while blowing past a mobile camera, he threw abuse at the police manning it.

They made an example of him, methinks.

And yeah there’s plenty to be concerned about. Some more than others.

The Doctors aren’t. They are the ones who decided what is best for the patient under their care, as is sometimes the case in the US.

People differ on where that line is drawn, but it is drawn.

Once again, it’s the Doctors and specialists who made the call here. As they did in past cases. The courts merely backed their decision.

It’s government run “free” health care, exactly what some people here want.

Great isn’t it?

They made a decision that a little boy should die. After EIGHT hours the hospital finally relented and gave him oxygen and then water. This is repugnant.

And as you say, the parents want to take him out of the country. The Italian government has already promised to let them come to their country and will do what they can to help.

But the UK government won’t even allow the parents the chance to help their child.

I am extremely angry at this.


Why are they refusing to allow his parents to take him to Italy? They won’t even have to cover the expense. They are treating the parents like criminals.

As WR says, there is absolutely NO excuse for this.

Alfie’s Doctors are refusing to release him, not the UK Govt. The UK Govt is refusing to force the Doctors to release him.

This is not some minor distinction. His Doctors believe any further treatment is cruel and unusual, and as such have an ethical duty not to release him to the care of other facilities.

The doctors are gov’t employees and it is the gov’t preventing them from taking the boy out of the country.

It is almost unheard of for something like this to happen in the US and when it is there’s some serious hell raising going on around it.

Because they believe any further treatment is unethical and/or cruel.

There comes a point where Doctors will over-rule the wishes of the parent in favor of what they believe is in the best interest of their patient, obviously we disagree on where that line lies.

Doctors are by no means infallible, but I’d trust the judgement of his doctors and specialists more than the judgement of his parents here.

It can be neither unethical nor cruel if he has zero brain activity.

The Doctors are Doctors, not some giant fist of the Govt.

If a parent refuses a necessary blood transfusion for their child on religious grounds, and demands the hospital release their child, what happens?

There’s the line.

It is considered unethical to mistreat a corpse, let alone a breathing one.