Gagging orders and the “Absent Father”

New Fathers 4 Justice will be supporting Leek dad Steve Bradeley   who is facing imprisoment for comtempt of court for blogging about his criticism about the family courts. This case is similar to Marks Harris plight when they imprisoned him for waving to his children for the second time.

The English Jurist, and legal and social reformer Jeremy Bentham famously wrote of democratic justice: 

“In the darkness of secrecy, sinister interest and evil in every shape, have full swing. Where there is no publicity there is no justice.. Publicity is the very soul of justice.  It keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial.”

Family law is the devil’s labyrinth, run by an unelected, unaccountable and unsackable judiciary who operate in secrecy. This is the greatest cover-up in the history of British justice. The question is, just what have they got to hide?

Said Steve Bradeley in his recent blog (now removed because of a gagging order) “Tens of thousands of men and women  have had a bad deal fighting for their rights in Family Courts a voice to vent their frustration. I am one of those parents  who is fighting for the God given right to give my children the loving father they are entitled to.”

New Fathers 4 Justice say that ‘Nothing less than an open transparent Family courts system  brought into line with the crown and magistrates courts will do. This will prevent corruption, biasness and implement a culture of accountability with the judiciary.’

If we have to case disruption in Staffordshire by using direct action to support fathers and highlight this bias and corruption then we will. Expect the unexpected!!


There are 100 children who lose contact with their dads every day in the UK. Don’t you think those children need help, guidance and support? Are you aware that 70 per cent of young offenders come from lone-parent households? Fatherlessness is a significant contributory factor in the social breakdown of Britain.

Children need contact with a mother and a father and with extended families to provide the love, care, nurturing and discipline necessary for a happy childhood and that is why fatherlessness is the child welfare issue of the 21st century.

All decent parents and grandparents have inalienable rights to share in the care and upbringing of their children and grandchildren, and the breaking of the bond between child and parent is a grotesque travesty of natural justice.

New Fathers 4 Justice are not associated with Fathers 4 Justice

For more information please visit www.newfathers4justice.info

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