I am not a political animal but when talking about shared parenting and the rights of grandchildren to see their grandparents it becomes political, as it is government who make decisions such as these.
I have no political bias at all, but it is interesting to read this from UKIP:
Welfare and Childcare
– UKIP opposes the bedroom tax because it operates unfairly, penalising those who are unable to find alternative accommodation and taking insufficient account of the needs of families and the disabled.
– Child benefit is only to be paid to children permanently resident in the UK and future child benefit to be limited to the first two children only.
– UKIP will ensure there is an initial presumption of 50/50 shared parenting in child custody matters and grandparents will be given visitation rights.
– UKIP supports a simplified, streamlined welfare system and a benefit cap.
So may I suggest that everyone writes to their MP’s including the above promise from UKIP, pointing out the fact that there are over 14 million grandparents in the UK, and that all parties will need their votes, so are they going to enshrine in law, as they do in France, that grandchildren have the right to a relationship with their grandparents?
When they come knocking on your door asking for your vote, ask them what their party intends to do about the injustice in the UK against our children and grandchildren?