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Heroes & Villains

by | 18th, January 2006

‘WOULD it surprise you to learn that the Father 4 Justice group has, what the Sun terms, a “lunatic fringe”?

According to the group’s website, F4J is “a new civil rights movement campaigning for a child’s right to see both parents and grandparents”.

The site proudly boasts that it “comprises Fathers, Mothers, Grandparents, Teachers, Doctors, Company Directors, Policemen, Barristers – a complete cross section of society”.

Of course, these are just the personas used to cover the members’ true identities. In reality, they are superheroes who think noting of donning their capes and cowls and scaling the London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace to prove that dads are vital in building a, er, stable home life for little Armani.

But now the Sun says police have foiled a plot that would have been the group’s most daring caper yet.

“PLOT TO KIDNAP LEO BLAIR,” announces the Sun on its cover page. The paper says that sympathisers of the F4J group planned to snatch five-year-old Leo, the Prime Minister’s youngest child, and hold him as their hostage. They would keep him for a short time and release him unharmed.

We do not know how the fanatics planned to take Leo, only that they did. As a security source tells the paper: “Fortunately we think we have nipped this in the bud at an early stage.”

That was lucky for Leo – a boy who has all the superhero he needs in the shape of his dear old mum. And lucky for the would-be perpetrators of this crime.

Had the men in masks attempted to grab Tony’s youngest, they’d need to have moved faster than a speeding bullet to avoid the volley of shots being fired at their persons.

So says Andy McNab in a piece entitled “Idiot dads lucky they were not shot dead”.

“SAS hero” McNab, a man every bit as shadowy as the Fathers 4 Justice Penguins, Riddlers and Jokers, says any attempt to snatch Leo would have been met by instant death.

“If they’d gone ahead, they’d be lying dead on the ground with bullets in their heads.” He goes on: “I can guarantee these men’s plan would have failed.”

Or would it…’



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